The Ottumwa Courier


0718 OTT Sports Ottumwa Softball photo

Members of the Ottumwa softball team celebrate in the middle of Frank Huston Field in Ottumwa after recording the final out Tuesday night against Iowa City West to clinch a 5-4 victory in the Class 5A, Region 7 final. The win sends the third-ranked Bulldogs (36-6) to the program's 27th trip to the Iowa Girls State Softball Tournament. Ottumwa opens play at state next Tuesday night in the 5A state quarterfinals against No. 10 Cedar Rapids Jefferson (31-11) on Diamond 2 at Harlan and Hazel Rogers Park in Fort Dodge at 7:30 p.m.

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