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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30


MIDDLE SCHOOL FALL SOFTBALL


9:00 – SOONERS VS HORNETS (DH) ON CRHS FIELD #1


9:00 – MC MADNESS VS PRIDE (DH) ON CRHS FIELD #2


12:00 – BLUE DEVILS VS RACCOONS (DH) ON CRHS FIELD #1


12:00 – CLINTON CRUSH VS SWARM (DH) ON CRHS FIELD #2


3:00 – FURY VS HK COUGARS (DH) ON CRHS FIELD #1


3:00 – HURRICANES VS BELLTOWN BANDITS (DH) ON CRHS FIELD #2


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1


HIGH SCHOOL FALL SOFTBALL 


9:00 – SHAMROCKS VS POWHATAN (DH) ON CRHS FIELD #1


9:00 – TIGERS VS OUTLAWS (DH) ON DHHS TURF FIELD


12:00 – CRUSH VS TORNADOES (DH) ON CRHS FIELD #1


12:00 – PRIDE ’14 VS TIDES (DH) ON CRHS FIELD #2


3:00 – VENOM VS PRIDE ’16 (DH) ON CRHS FIELD #2


 


 

 

ED HOBSON – DIRECTOR
65 ORCUTT DRIVE
GUILFORD, CT 06437
(203) 530-3964
hobson01@comcast.net

2018 SHORELINE STING HAS A FEW OPEN ROSTER SPOTS

10U – ONE SPOT / 12U GOLD – ONE SPOT / 12U BLUE – FULL / 14U GOLD – FULL / 14U BLUE – ONE SPOT / 14U WHITE – ONE SPOT / 14U SILVER – ONE SPOT / 16U – FULL (WILL ACCEPT ONE EXCELLENT PITCHER / 18U – FULL

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN A TRYOUT, PLEASE WRITE OR CALL, hobson01@comcast.net, (203) 530-3964


WATCH THIS SITE FOR FALL SOFTBALL WEATHER UPDATES

FALL SOFTBALL MIDDLE SCHOOL SCHEDULE / STANDINGS & RESULTS

FALL SOFTBALL HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE / STANDINGS & RESULTS


SKIING IN JULY & AUGUST……….PICTURED BELOW, OUR OWN MEGHAN GILLIS (2018 – STING 18U) WAS HONORED WITH A SPOT ON THE US JUNIOR NATIONAL SKI TEAM AND TRAVELED BELOW THE EQUATOR TO NEW ZEALAND TO COMPETE IN JULY AND AUGUST, 2017.


AUGUST 5 & 6……….SWANSEA XTREME INVITATIONAL

STING 16U HAS MEMORABLE WEEK IN SWANSEA, MA

STING 16U ENDED THEIR 2017 SEASON ON A HIGH NOTE, FINISHING RUNNERS-UP IN A HIGHLY COMPETITIVE 12 TEAM FIELD AT THE SWANSEA XTREME INVITATIONAL IN SWANSEA, MA.  THEY WON THEIR FIRST FOUR GAMES, BUT UNFORTUNATELY DROPPED THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME TO THE POWERFUL HOST SWANSEA XTREME.  THE TEAM, LARGELY IN TACT, WILL BE MOVING UP TO 18U NEXT SEASON.  PICTURED ABOVE ARE, STANDING (FROM LEFT) COACH ED HOBSON, BRI BEVERLY, JESS SMITH, CAITIE CASEY-LEONARD, ALYSSIA (AJ) JONES, ISABEL SICILIANO, JULIE VINCENT, COACH ERIC BEVERLY.  KNEELING IN FRONT ARE BELLA LLANO, NIKKI MARSH, GRACE KUCK, TAYLOR MYERS, JILL BATICK AND COACH DAN MARSH.  MISSING:  MEGHAN GILLIS.

JULY, 29 & 30……….STINGER X WEEK

STING VS. STING ON POOL PLAY SATURDAY

AN UNUSUAL SATURDAY MEETING OF STING’S 2017 – 12U & THE INCOMING 2018 – 12U BLUE IN THE SATURDAY POOL PLAY ROUND AT GUILFORD LAKES SCHOOL  THE TWO STING TEAMS TIED 6-6.  PICTURED COACH RUSS SENERCHIA AND KATIE HOBSON MEET AT HOME PLATE PRIOR TO THE FIRST PITCH.  SEE BELOW FOR TOURNAMENT RESULTS

SHORELINE STINGER X RESULTS

12U     14U     16U

CLICK ON THE PINK LINK TO GET YOUR INFORMATION

JULY 22 & 23……….

STING 12U ENJOYS A ROAD TRIP TO MASSACHUSETTS AND A BIG SUNDAY WIN!

STING 12U FROM LEFT:  GENELISSE COSTA, KARLY SORRENTINO, CARLY BRASKY, ADRIANA PIASCIK, KACEY EDWARDS, OLIVIA SCHOFIELD, GIANNA MICHAELS, LILY PERRY, HANNAH BURROWS, SIMONE CAPPON, AVA SINGLETON, JULIA SMITH

SOME EVENING R & R.  THE GIRLS ENJOY THE POOL


JULY 15 & 16……….

STING 16U AND 14U GOLD FIGHT TO SEMIFINALS ON SUNDAY

STING 16U:  ABOVE LEFT: CENTER FIELDER GRACE KUCK TWISTS HERSELF INTO A KNOT TO MAKE A GREAT CATCH.  ABOVE:  BELOW:  ALWAYS IN FASHION, COACH DAN MARSH SPORTS HIS SUNDAY SHORTS.  JULIE VINCENT WONDERS WHY.


JULY 7, 8 & 9……….

STING 16U IN TRADITION COLLEGE SHOWCASE IN WALLINGFORD ……….14U WHITE VISITS WOLCOTT

 

16U ABOVE (TOP):  NIKKI MARSH GETS A “SLAP” HIT TO LEFT.  (BOTTOM):  ISABEL SICILIANO LAUNCHES ONE.

           IN WOLCOTT, 14U WHITE TOP:  EMILEY WILSON CONNECTS.  BOTTOM:  COACH AIKEN STRATEGIZES IN THE CIRCLE.


JULY 1, 2 & 3……….STING 16U TAKES ON MID-ATLANTIC COMPETITION

STING 16U THIRD PLACE IN MARYLAND

            

ABOVE LEFT: FROM LEFT:  PITCHER TAYLOR MYERS, CATCHER BRI BEVERLY AND SHORTSTOP BELLA LLANO CONFER.  ABOVE RIGHT:  PITCHER TAYLOR MYERS DELIVERS AND AT THIRD BASE, LIZ RICHARD GETS READY.

WHAT TO DO IN A RAIN DELAY?

STING 16U GOT TOGETHER WITH THE ECLIPSE FROM MASSACHUSETTS AND FOUND A WAY TO EASE THEIR FRUSTRATION DURING A RAIN DELAY.  CLICK ON THE ARROW TO PLAY VIDEO.


STING 16U SPENT THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND TAKING ON SOME VERY TOUGH MID-ATLANTIC COMPETITION IN THE INDEPENDENCE DAY FIRECRACKER IN HAGERSTOWN, MD.  STING FINISHED A RESPECTABLE #4 SEED IN THE POOL AND DOMINATED THE MARYLAND EXPRESS IN THE QUARTERFINALS, BUT FELL A HEARTBREAKING TWO RUNS SHORT TO THE #1 SEED AND EVENTUAL WINNERS, FRONT ROYAL FIRE BLUE FROM VIRGINIA 6-4 IN THE SEMIFINALS.


JUNE 24 & 25……….MORE SUNDAY SUCCESS FOR STING TEAMS……….

STING 14U BLUE TAKES CHAMPIONSHIP IN MERIDEN

  

TOP: RYEN WOLCHESKI LAUNCHES A DOUBLE.  MIDDLE:  PITCHER BELLA HILLS LOADS UP.

THE SILVER CITY SLUGFEST 14U CHAMPIONS.

IT WAS A LONG ROAD FOR STING 14U BLUE.  THE BATS WERE DYNAMIC ALL WEEKEND, BUT WERE ON FIRE AT JUST THE RIGHT TIME IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME.  STING CAME THROUGH WITH FIVE RUNS IN THE 8th INNING AGAINST THE POWERFUL HORNETS BLACK TO NET THEIR SECOND TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE YEAR 13-9.


STING 14U GOLD FALLS SHORT IN 10 INNING IBT FINALS

A GREAT WEEKEND, BUT A TOUGH TEN INNING IBT LOSS TO TAUNTON DYNAMITE PRODUCED A RUNNER-UP FINISH FOR STING GOLD IN THE CT PONY CHAMPIONSHIP GAME IN YALESVILLE, CT.

UNDEFEATED SUNDAY ENDS IN RAIN-OUT FOR 16U

AFTER A DISAPPOINTING SATURDAY, STING 16U ENTERED SUNDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND THE #9 SEED.  THEY PROCEEDED TO DISPATCH THE #8 SEED CAPE COD CHAOS 11-2 IN THE OPENER, BEHIND BELLA LLANO IN THE CIRCLE AND A 4-4 PERFORMANCE FROM GRACE KUCK.  THE #1 SEED, NEWTOWN THUNDER AWAITED AND STING 16U KNOCKED THEM OFF 7-3, WITH TAYLOR MYERS IN THE CIRCLE AND BRI BEVERLY GOING 4-4, WITH TWO DOUBLES.

A BRIEF HARD SHOWER DISRUPTED PLAY IN THE SEMI-FINALS AND THE HOST TEAM, DANBURY CRUSH (#2 SEED) INEXPLICABLY CANCELED THE REST OF THE DAY AND AWARDED THEMSELVES THE CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY.


JUNE 17 & 18……….TWO STING TEAMS PLACE……….

STING 16U EARNS FINALIST IN EAST HARTFORD

STING 16U WITH THEIR RUNNERS UP AWARDS.  (TOP FROM LEFT):  GRACE KUCK, ISABEL SICILIANO, JULIE VINCENT, BRI BEVERLY, CAITIE CASEY-LEONARD, JESS SMITH & ALYSSIA JONES.  (KNEELING FROM LEFT):   NIKKI MARSH, BELLA LLANO, LIZ RICHARD, TAYLOR MYERS & MEGHAN GILLIS.

STING 16U FINISHED SATURDAY 2-0-1 AND EARNED A NUMBER ONE SEED ON SATURDAY AT USSSA SUMMER SHOOTOUT IN EAST HARTFORD, CT, HIGHLIGHTED BY GRACE KUCK’S BASES LOADED TRIPLE AND JULIE VINCENT’S WINNING “WALK OFF” DOUBLE IN AN EXCITING 6-4 WIN VS CT RAIDERS IN SATURDAY’S FINALE.  ON SUNDAY, STING 16U BEAT VALLEY STORM (MA) IN THE QUARTERFINALS AND MASS INTENSITY IN THE SEMIFINALS.  THEY WERE DEFEATED 4-3 IN THE FINALS.  TAYLOR MYERS AND ISABEL SICILIANO PITCHED WITH EXCELLENCE THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND.

STING 14U BLUE LAKE CANOBIE, NH RUNNERS UP

STING 14U BLUE WITH SECOND PLACE TROPHIES.  (STANDING FROM LEFT):  ALLIE PETONITO, TESSA WILLS, ELLA McGLYNN, GIANA CASTLEVETRO, BELLA HILLS, ERIN DONLAN.  (KNEELING FROM LEFT):  MAISSA CASO, MIA DELOUGHERY, SOPHIA OUELLET, LAUREN ACKERMAN, RYEN WOLCHESKI & EMA SIGNORE.

STING 14U BLUE TRAVELED TO LAKE CANOBIE, NH AND BROUGHT HOME A RUNNER UP FINISH.  14U BLUE CAME OUT OF A VERY STRONG 16 TEAM FIELD AS THE #6 SEED.  ON CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY, THEY WON THREE GAMES, INCLUDING VICTORIES AGAINST THE #3 SEED IN THE QUARTERFINALS AND THE #2 SEED IN THE SEMIFINALS.


JUNE 10 & 11……….BRIDESMAIDS NO MORE……….

14U GOLD WINS USSSA BRING ON THE HEAT

 

RIGHT: JADA MICONI SLIDES SAFELY INTO THIRD, WITH COACH SENERCHIA AND THE UMPIRE LOOKING ON.  MIDDLE:  CHAMPIONSHIP WINNING PITCHER TORI HEAPHY DELIVERS.  LEFT:  LET THE CELEBRATION BEGIN.

JUNE 3 & 4……….

14U GOLD SECOND AT ” TITANS MIKE ARBURR” EVENT IN EAST HARTFORD

AFTER THREE CONSECUTIVE RUNNER-UP TOURNAMENT FINISHES, STING 14U GOLD BROKE THROUGH AND WON THE USSSA “BRING ON THE HEAT” EVENT IN EAST HARTFORD.  AFTER A 2-0-1 SATURDAY, STING 14U GOLD DEFEATED NWS ELITE IN THE QUARTERFINALS, LI EXPRESS 6-1 IN THE SEMIFINALS, BEHIND KELLY PRITCHARD IN THE CIRCLE.  IN THE FINALS, TORI HEAPHY PITCHED A 2-0 SHUTOUT GEM AGAINST THE VALLEY FUSION.

USSSA “BRING THE HEAT” CHAMPIONS


14U BLUE FINISH SECOND AT USSSA

STING14U BLUE WITH THEIR RUNNER-UP AWARDS.

AFTER A 2-1-0 SATURDAY, STING 14u BLUE PREVAILED IN THE QUARTERFINALS, BEAT THE WATERTOWN RAPIDS BY ONE IN THE SEMIFINALS AND LOST IN THE FINALS, FOR SECOND PLACE FINISH.

……….10U, 14U WHITE & 16U ALL PLAYED OUT-OF-STATE IN TEWKSBURY, MA, CRANSTON, RI AND PEMBROKE, NH, RESPECTIVELY.


PICTURED ABOVE WITH YET ANOTHER AWARD ARE STING 14U GOLD. TOP ROW FROM LEFT ARE SOPHIA ANASTASIO, ABBY CODY, JILL BATICK, KAYLA GOODRICH AND KELLY PRITCHARD.  KNEELING FROM LEFT ARE KAYLA ROSARIO, TORI HEAPHY, JADA MICONI, HANNA SENERCHIA AND ERICA PIERCEY.  (MISSING FROM THE PICTURE IS GRACE HARTMANN.)

14U GOLD USSSA RUNNERS UP AGAIN IN STRONG FIELD

COACH RUSS SENERCHIA’S STING 14U GOLD TEAM TOOK THE RUNNER UP AWARD AT USSSA CT TITANS MIKE ARBURR MEMORIAL.  AFTER A 2-1 SATURDAY, 14U GOLD PREVAILED IN VERY EXCITING QUARTERFINAL AND SEMIFINAL GAMES, WINNING EACH BY A SINGLE RUN.  THEY WERE DEFEATED IN THE FINALS BY THE ALWAYS TOUGH SOUTHINGTON LIGHTNING.
10U FINISHES THIRD WITH A 2-1 SATURDAY, AND A WIN IN THE QUARTERFINALS, BUT LOST IN THE FINALS BY ONE RUN.

MAY 27 & 28……….

ALL TEAMS WERE OFF, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF 12U, WHO PLAYED IN WATERTOWN, CT……….

STING 12U: PICTURED AT TOP (LEFT TO RIGHT) HANNAH BURROUGHS, ADRIANNA PIASCIK, CARLY BRASKY, LILLY PERRY AND GENELISSE COSTA.  BOTTOM (LEFT TO RIGHT) SIMONE CAPPON, GIANA MICHAELS, KACEY EDWARDS, AVA SINGLETON AND JULIA SMITH (MISSING ARE KARLY SORRENTINO AND OLIVIA SCHOFIELD.)


MAY 20 & 21……….

STING 14U GOLD POSE WITH THEIR SILVER MEDALS FROM USSSA.  STANDING FROM LEFT ARE ABBY CODY, KELLY PRITCHARD, TORI HEAPHY, SOPHIA ANASTASIO, KAYLA GOODRICH AND HANNA SENERCHIA.  KNEELING FROM LEFT ARE JILL BATICK, GRACE HARTMANN, KAYLA ROSARIO AND JADA MICONI.  (MISSING FROM PHOTO IS ERICA PIERCEY.)

14U GOLD RUNNERS UP IN RIVER RUMBLE

AFTER A DISAPPOINTING 1-1-1 SATURDAY IN USSSA RIVER RUMBLE, STING 14U GOLD PUT IT TOGETHER IN SUNDAY CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY, DEFEATING THE RI THUNDER AND THE #1 SEED, SEYMOUR TRADITION BLUE, BUT DROPPED THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME TO THE BREWSTER ROCKETS RED 7-6, ON THE LAST PLAY OF THE GAME.

MAY 13 & 14……….CHAMPIONS IN ENFIELD, CT

14U BLUE DOMINATES FIELD IN TIGER’S SHOOTOUT

STING 14U BLUE DOMINATED THE FIELD IN A RAIN SHORTENED TIGER’S SHOOTOUT EVENT IN ENFIELD, CT.  THREE WINS AND NO LOSSES IN SATURDAY’S POOL, WITH ONLY FOUR RUNS ALLOWED, NETTED THEM THE CHAMPIONSHIP.   STING 14U BLUE DEFEATED THE CT SEAHAWKS, SEYMOUR TRADITION WHITE AND THE CT TIGERS ON SATURDAY FOR THE #1 SEED.  SUNDAY PLAY WAS TOTALLY WASHED OUT BY SATURDAY NIGHTS RAIN, WHICH NETTED THE 14U BLUE TEAM THE TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP.  PICTURED BELOW, STANDING FROM LEFT ARE LAUREN ACKERMAN, SOPHIA OUELLET,  MIA DELOUGHERY, TESSA WILLS, GIANNA CASTLEVETRO, ELLA McGLYNN, ALLIE PETONITO AND MAISSA CASO.  IN FRONT (FROM LEFT) ARE SATURDAY’S THREE WINNING PITCHERS, EMA SIGNORE, BELLA HILLS AND ERIN DONLAN.


MAY 6 & 7……….

14U GOLD & BLUE BOTH PLACE AT USSSA MAY MAGIC

AFTER A WASHED OUT SATURDAY WAS REPLACED WITH A SUNDAY POOL GAME SCHEDULE, 14U GOLD NOTCHED A RUNNERS-UP FINISH IN THE 14U “A” DIVISION OF THE USSSA MAY MAGIC TOURNAMENT IN EAST HARTFORD, CT.  COACH SENERCHIA’S TEAM BEAT THE NEWTOWN THUNDER, CT ELIMINATORS AND CHESHIRE FLAMES RED ON THEIR WAY TO A 3-0 RECORD, ONLY SURRENDERING EIGHT RUNS IN THREE GAMES.  THE RESULT GAVE THEM A SECOND PLACE FINISH.

IN THE “B” – 13U DIVISION, STING BLUE LOST TO THE WOLCOTT EAGLES RED AND DEFEATED THE WOLCOTT EAGLES GRAY AND THE POMPERAUG PANTHERS, ONLY SURRENDERING A TOTAL OF FIVE RUNS.  THEY TOOK HOME SECOND PLACE MEDALS, AS WELL.  COACH HILLS AND 14U BLUE ARE PICTURED BELOW WITH THEIR AWARDS.


BELLA HILLS & ERIN DONLAN HONORED BY USA SOFTBALL

ERIN DONLAN (PICTURED LEFT AND BELLA HILLS (PICTURED RIGHT) WERE RECENTLY NAMED TO ONE OF THE 12U USA SOFTBALL (FORMERLY ASA) ALL-STAR TEAMS.  DONLAN AND HILLS PLAY ON STING 14U BLUE, BUT STILL QUALIFY FOR 12U PLAY.  DONLAN IS A CATCHER AND A PITCHER.  HILLS IS A PITCHER AND MIDDLE INFIELDER.

THE PAIR QUALIFIED FOR A USA NORTHEAST TEAM, AFTER A TRYOUT IN DECEMBER 2016 IN UPSTATE NEW YORK.  APPROXIMATELY 180 12U PLAYERS FROM THE NORTHEAST ATTENDED TRYOUTS, BELLA AND ERIN WERE TWO OF 35 PLAYERS SELECTED.

THE GIRLS WILL PLAY IN ALL-STAR GAMES IN OKLAHOMA CITY, OK IN LATE AUGUST 2017.

EVERYONE AT STING IS VERY PROUD OF BELLA AND ERIN.  PLEASE WATCH THIS SITE FOR UPDATES ON THE GIRLS AND USA SOFTBALL ALL-STARS.


SATURDAY MORNING SPORTS SHOW 5:30 – 8:00 AM AND WEEKDAYS 5:30 – 9:00 ON THE “VINNY PENN PROJECT” WELI 960 AM –“THE COACH GEORGE DEMAIO” WILL FEATURE SOFTBALL NEWS AND GUESTS FROM AREA TEAMS. TUNE IN AND STAY IN TOUCH.