NORWICH The Chenango Hellcats picked up their fourth win of the season on June 29, when Legion team from Homer/Cortland came to town.
The Hellcats would rally in the game, slowly picking apart their opponents, leading to a 5-1 league win on the day, moving them to 3-3 in league standings.
It's a big win for us, huge win, said Hellcats head coach Jason Miller. My guys tonight, we have a team made up from all over the county. But most of these kids started out right in the Norwich/Oxford Little League programs.
Miller went on to explain that a recent loss of life of a young student athlete in Oxford, shook his squad, as many of his team were friends and prior teammates.
(Josh) Nelson, he was on one of my first all-star teams that I ever coached... I coached him in little league and all-stars... so I knew him and I am good friends with his mom. There is no answer to the problem, everyone is just left hurting. said Miller. A bunch of these kids have played together for years, so it has an impact on our team. We stepped outside of our boundaries tonight, we played a beautiful game tonight, #NelsonStrong.