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West Canada Valley appears unstoppable as they remain focused on bigger goals

The Indians ended Thursday night at 11-0 overall and outscoring opponents by more than 100 runs.

Posted: May 10, 2019 12:44 AM

Newport, N.Y. - The West Canada Valley softball team has been unstoppable so far in 2019.

The team sits undefeated at 11-0 overall, outscoring opponents 111-8 this season following the results of Thursday night's 10-0 win over Dolgeville.

The Indians beat Hamilton in a tight 6-5 victory to open up their year, but since then have given up just three total runs in ten games.

They have shutout opponents in seven of the 11 total games they have played this season, with Jordyn Conte striking out 126 batters while pitching every game so far.

The Indians have nine players that are hitting over .300 this season, with Conte (.552) and Kyleigh Gage (.536) each hitting over the .500 mark.

Many players on this team were on the roster when they won the Section III title in 2017. After losing to Tully as the No. 2 seed in last year's Section III Tournament, the Indians are motivated to take it that next step and make it back to the final.

"This is one of the more softball athletic groups that we've had defensively and offensively," said Indians head coach, Ron Lindsay. "We're not going to go out there and score 20 or 30 runs a game or anything like that, but we've got enough kids and enough batters that we can go score seven, eight runs a game and then play [solid] defensively."

The group is humble, yet confident. Believing in themselves while not getting too far ahead and forgetting the task at hand.

"We're not a cocky team," said junior infielder, Caroline Tobin. "We don't think we're the best team in the world or anything, but we do know that with each other we can accomplish anything, and we'll always go out there thinking that we'll just beat anyone if we play our game."

Their success on the field also has a lot to do with the comradarie that they have developed off of it.

"We're like a family and we have each other's back," said Conte. "We just love each other and we bond very well."

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