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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23


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

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SHORELINE STINGER XI – JULY 28 & 29, 2018 – 12U / 14U /16U /18U – GUILFORD/DURHAM, CT

NOW SANCTIONED BY USSSA  REGISTER AT www.ctusssafastpitch.com


2018 SHORELINE STING HAS A FEW OPEN ROSTER SPOTS

10U – ONE PLAYER / 12U GOLD – TWO SPOTS14U BLUE – POSITION PLAYER & PITCHER

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COACH EZELL INDUCTED INTO MADISON SPORTS HALL OF FAME

ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, SHORELINE STING FOUNDER, DIRECTOR OF STING FALL SOFTBALL AND FORMER DANIEL HAND  COACH RAY EZELL WAS INDUCTED INTO THE MADISON SPORTS FALL OF FAME. RAY COACHED THE HAND TIGERS FOR 18 YEARS.  DURING HIS TENURE AT HAND, HE WON NINE DIVISION TITLES, PLAYED IN FIVE “FINAL FOURS” AND WON THE CIAC CLASS “L” TITLE IN 2001.  RAY BEGAN SHORELINE STING SOFTBALL IN 1992.

HIS HONOR WAS MADE ALL THAT MORE SPECIAL, BECAUSE DANIEL HAND ALL-STATE PITCHER AND STING ALUMNI, CAITLIN EICHLER WAS INDUCTED INTO THE HALL OF FAME WITH HIM THURSDAY.  RAY RETIRED FROM TEACHING AND HE AND WIFE GEORGETTE LIVE IN PANAMA CITY BEACH FLORIDA.  HE STILL STAYS VERY ACTIVE IN THE SOFTBALL WORLD, COACHING HIGH SCHOOL AND TRAVEL BALL IN FLORIDA AND DIRECTING OUR FALL SOFTBALL PROGRAM.  WE ALL WISH RAY CONGRATULATIONS ON HIS VERY SPECIAL AND WELL DESERVED HONOR.


STING 12U GOLD & BLUE SCRIMMAGE IN NORTH BRANFORD

STING 12U GOLD AND BLUE TEAMS POSE TOGETHER AFTER THEIR FALL SCRIMMAGE UNDER THE LIGHTS ON OCTOBER 12 AT NORTH BRANFORD HIGH SCHOOL.


ALL NEW 10U TEAM COMPETING IN SOUTHINGTON FALL LEAGUE

PICTURED FROM LEFT:  KALEIGH DURKIN, ELLA MUNSON, ANAI ALVEREZ, ALIA MARTONE, ALIVIA SCHMIDT, LILY ARDITO, LAUREN VITARISI, AVA RYSCYK, CHRISTINA ANEIRO, JULIANNA ONOFRIO, GIOIA SEGUI.


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  CENTER FIELDER GRACE KUCK TWISTS HERSELF INTO A KNOT TO MAKE A GREAT CATCH.  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.


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.