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Senior Will Orndorff’s chest met sophomore Shelden Stickley’s head as both went for a fly ball in the outfield during practice March 31 at Sandy Hook Elementary School’s fields.
While Stickley suffered a concussion, Orndorff had to be airlifted to Winchester Medical Center. He had suffered a rare condition known as commotio cordis, in which the heart’s rhythm becomes irregular.
Luckily for Orndorff, a coach performed manual CPR until rescue workers arrived and shocked his heart.
Orndorff is doing well and plans to go to Bridgewater College in the fall and play football, his father said.
“You would never know anything ever happened,” Jack Orndorff said. “Everybody’s quick action from the coaches to the rescue squad to the helicopter, and everybody involved in the hospital, everybody was very proactive. Everything we’ve been told was everything had to work together and it did, and he was very fortunate.”