Updated at 3:20 p.m. Saturday: We corrected a mistake in the baseball brief. It should say that J.P. DeFrancesco pitched five innings and Steven Mahoney pitched two for the Wolverines on Friday. And we added highlights from the volleyball game against Shelton this week.
We regret the error on the baseball piece. As always, we look to get it right the first time at Patch, but if we should fail in that mission, please email Oxford Patch editor Paul Singley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Oxford High School softball team improved its record to 12-2 on the season with a 4-0 win over Bethel on Friday.
Freshman hurler Ashley Guillette pitched a one-hitter, striking out 15 and walking only one.
Clare Michalak put Oxford on the board with a two-run homer in the third, plating Guillette, who reached base on a double.
Oxford scored its first three runs in the third. Guillette hit a double and Clare Michalak followed a two-run homer. Kaley Kempf hit a solo home run in the third, while Bobbie Stilson scored in the fourth on a passed ball. Marissa Downs chipped in with a single for the Wolverines.
Jake Brown had a game-tying RBI on a walk in the sixth-inning and Dale Keller had an RBI sacrifice fly to drive in the go-ahead run to lead the Oxford High School baseball team to a 2-1 victory over Bethel on Friday.
J.P. DeFrancesco pitched five innings and Steven Mahoney pitched two for the Wolverines, who moved to 6-8 on the season (4-6 SWC). James Michaud had two hits for Oxford.
Steve Hallock had an RBI single for Bethel (4-8, 3-5 SWC).1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E Bethel 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 Oxford 0 0 0 0 0 2 - 2 4 2
Bethel:Chris Galvin (L, 1-1) and Matt Gallagher
Oxford: JP DeFrancesco, Steven Mahoney(6, W, 2-4), and Jake Brown
Strikeouts: Galvin 3, DeFrancesco 2
The Oxford girls track team ran at The Guilford Midnight Invitational on Friday night (see photo attached at the top right of this article). The Oxford girls won five of the six events that they entered. Taylor Drayton won the discus with a throw of 109-4 and shot put with a throw of 32-0.5. Audrey Pratt came in second in the shot put with a throw of 28-0. Anne Dennen won the high jump with a jump of 4-3.
Marcea Stilson came in second in the 5,000 meter run in a school record time of 19:41. The Distance Medley team of Olivia Richter, Hannah VanBuiten, Sara Thorpe and Caylee Richardson won the event in a school record time of 13:25. The 4x100 relay team of Corrinn Niski, Hannah VanBuiten, Olivia Hinnau and Sara Thrope won the event in a season best time of 54.94.
The next meet is Monday at Brookfield with Bunnell and New Fairfield.
The Oxford High School boys volleyball team defeated Wolcott Tech in three straight sets on Friday.
Oxford won 25-23, 25-18 and 25-18. The Wolverines were led by Bobby Costigan, who had 21 kills and 11 digs. Pat Cragan had 33 assists and 10 kills and Eric Jensen had 14 kills.
On Wednesday, the Wolverines beat Shelton 25-9, 25-9, 25-9. Rob Costigan had 16 kills, and Pat Cragan had 27 Assists. Eric Jensen and Jason Mraz had kills apiece.
Oxford is now 9-3 on the season.