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Indians staying loose, getting focused ahead of state semifinals

Oneida is loose, but staying ready as they look to advance to program's first state title game.

Posted: Jun 13, 2019 12:24 AM

Oneida, N.Y. - The Oneida Indians softball team is just a few days away from taking part in the program's first state semifinals and the team is growing increasingly focused with each passing day.

"We were loosey-goosey a little bit Monday," said head coach Mike Curro. "Each day we’ve been building a little more, but we don’t want to fizzle out before the big game comes."

The No. 2 state-ranked Indians defeated Section IV's Waverly for the program's first regional title, last Friday night.

"It’s still kind of weird to me that we went there and we did it," said senior outfielder Reilly White. "Seeing so many great [Oneida] teams and looking up to them throughout the years, being the team that took the regional win is crazy."

With the win, they also improved their winning streak to 21 straight games; they had never won more than 20 games in a single season.

The team has been very confident all season, and they say that the trust they have in each other keeps them from getting too down when things don't seem to be going their way.

They've also had a different mindset this year, and their hunger to keep getting to the next step has helped lead to their success in the postseason.

"The past three years that I’ve been on the team we haven’t come through like we should have in sectionals," said senior catcher Emily Marshall. "This year has really been different than the other ones. We’ve been more determined than scared. We’re just ready for the next thing and I think that’s been the attitude the whole time."

The Indians will play for a spot in the program's first state title game against Section VI's and No. 4 state-ranked Eden at 5:30 on Saturday at Moreau Recreational Park in Moreau, N.Y.

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