OSKALOOSA, IA – William Penn University Athletics, along with Ottumwa Radio Group, want to congratulate Oskaloosa softball player Faith DeRonde, our 97.7 KOTM-FM Athlete of the Week!
The junior clinched a berth to the Class 4A State Tournament for the Lady Indians in their 4-3 win Tuesday night versus Benton. DeRonde threw all seven innings in the circle, allowing just five hits, one earned run, and striking out four batters, plus she delivered at the plate with a walk-off solo home run in the bottom of the seventh inning. Oskaloosa will make their fifth appearance at the State Tournament coming up next Tuesday, July 20, in Fort Dodge. The Lady Indians are the eight-seed in the Class 4A bracket, and will face top-seeded Winterset in their first round match-up.
Our KOTM-FM Athlete of the Week program is made possible thanks to the generosity of William Penn University, and the cooperation of our area schools. This is a great accomplishment and one to be very proud of. Please join us in congratulating Faith DeRonde! All of us at Ottumwa Radio Group wish you continued success in your athletic and educational endeavors.