OV softball falls in second round

BRANDON — The Otter Valley Union High School softball team won one Division II playoff game before bowing out of the tournament with a road loss to the top seed.

In the No. 9 Otters’ first-round win on June 2, they scored seven runs in the seventh inning to oust host No. 8 Lamoille, 13-6. Josie Cone belted a three-run homer to highlight the OV rally, and Riley Keith, Bryn Blanchard and Grace O’Connell also chipped in offensively for OV.

Keith tossed the first five innings for OV, striking out 12, and MacKenzie McKay tossed two shutout innings to wrap up the win.

On Saturday, top-seeded Lyndon improved to 13-1 with a 13-1 victory over the Otters. Winning pitcher Kelleigh Simpson tossed a five-inning one-hitter, fanning nine and walking one. Ryleigh Laporte had the lone single for OV, and Keith took the pitching loss as OV wrapped up the season at 6-12.

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