August 23, 2019
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Fresh off its first BCIAA championship, Oley Valley hopes to keep baseball momentum going

There is no secret when it comes to sports and winning, patience is hard to come by.

So you can imagine the Lynx and their 28 year baseball championship drought was starting to wear on the Oley Valley faithful.

All was forgotten this past season when Oley brought home its first Berks County Championship since 1985.

What do the Lynx have in store for 2014? Do they have the talent to repeat as BCIAA champions?

The return of Nick Distasio, an All-State selection, for his senior year will carry the success over from the championship run. Distasio, also an All-Berks selection, went 9-2 with 1.50 ERA. He hopes to improve upon those already amazing numbers in the spring of 2014.

Playing another major role in Oley’s success is Rick Harrison, who will enter his seventh year with the program. Harrison has compiled an 85-43 record with the Lynx and has installed a winning mentality in the program.

The Lynx definitely have hope of repeating as champions in 2014, but defending a title is not an easy task. Oley Valley has advanced from a program on the rise to a team with a target on its back.

About Dan Hoff

Dan Hoff is a graduate of Saint Pius X and West Chester University. Dan also runs the Tri County Basketball League and coaches boys basketball and lacrosse at the high school level.