Oriskany softball proud after knocking off WCV


West Canada Valley softball was a perfect 12-0 until they faced Oriskany for the second time this season.

The Redskins handed the Indians their first loss, 2-1 on a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning from Matteson Hoehn.

“I was just really excited,” Hoehn said.  “They’re a great team and I just really wanted to get that win.  We pulled through and I’m happy about that.”

Oriskany entered the bottom of the sixth inning trailing 1-0.  They rallied to tie it and then win it one inning later.

“When we came in between innings, we said we’re playing for a run,” head coach Mike Reilly said.  “We knew once we had that runner on third base and (Hoehn’s hit) went to the outfield that we were going to score one way or another.”

The Redskins are now tied for first place in the Center State Conference standings with West Canda Valley, and the hope is they’ll be able to take the next step in the sectional playoffs.

“We play well when we have to, our players are never down and they’re always in every game,” Reilly said.  “The sky’s the limit.  We have two good pitchers, solid defense from Maddelyn (Hoehn) behind the plate and we hit the ball one through nine.”

Oriskany returns to action on Friday to face Poland.

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