UPCOMING NEWS & GAMES


SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 2021


10:00 – 10U AT “BOMBERS ROUND ROBIN” VS CT BOMBERS & CT BARRACUDAS IN NORTH FRANKLIN, CT


12:00 & 2:00 – 12U SCRIMMAGE (DH) VS BARRACUDAS AT WATROUS LANE, MILFORD, CT


SATURDAY,  APRIL 24, 2021 


14U IN FPN “QUEEN OF DIAMONDS” IN WINDSOR, CT


 GAME SCHEDULE TBA


SUNDAY,  APRIL 25, 2021 


14U IN FPN “QUEEN OF DIAMONDS” IN WINDSOR, CT


SINGLE ELIMINATION GAME SCHEDULE BASED ON SATURDAY RESULTS


 

 


 




 



 

 


 


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

SHORELINE STINGER XIV – SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JULY 31 & AUGUST 1

STING 14U & 12U COMPETE IN PRESEASON SCRIMMAGES

 

SPRING HAS SPRUNG, AND A YOUNG GIRLS FANCY TURNS TO SOFTBALL……….

THE OLDER PLAYER’S HIGH SCHOOL SEASONS OPENED ON SATURDAY, APRIL 10 IN LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT CONNECTICUT. 

ON SATURDAY, STING 14U WENT TO BEAUTIFUL HATTER’S PARK IN DANBURY, CT AND BEAT THE, ALWAYS POWERFUL DANBURY STORM 16-5 AND 9-8 IN A DOUBLEHEADER.  STING 12U TRAVELED TO PANTHORN PARK IN PLANTSVILLE, CT, WHERE THEY WERE THE GUESTS OF THE SOUTHINGTON LIGHTNING.  PICTURED ABOVE IS STING 12U LAUREN VITARISI AT THE PLATE (ABOVE LEFT) AND BRIANNA SPOSA LAYING DOWN A BUNT (ABOVE RIGHT).  ADRIANNA FRONTE SETS UP BEHIND THE PLATE (INSET RIGHT).

BOTH COACHING STAFFS HAD A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO PREPARE FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON AND SEE THEIR PLAYERS IN COMPETITION.

 

STING 14U FINISHES IN FIRST PLACE AT FPN WINTER……….VISITS CHESHIRE IN EARLY SCRIMMAGE

FPN WINTER (14U)WONLOSTTIEPCT
SHORELINE STING501.917
CT DIAMOND CLUB510.833
CT RAMS (JAG)321.583
CT RAIDERS240.333
BRISTOL GATORS150.167
CT RAMS (LEWIS)150.167

CONGRATULATIONS TO  SHORELINE STING 14U, WHO WON THE FASTPITCH NATION WINTER INDOOR TRAVEL LEAGUE IN BLOOMFIELD, CT. (STANDINGS ABOVE), WITH AN UNDEFEATED  RECORD OF 5-0-1.  THE TEAM TOOK ADVANTAGE OF A BEAUTIFUL MARCH SATURDAY 27th AND ENJOYED THE BEAUTIFUL OUTDOOR WEATHER FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS PRESEASON, VISITING THE CT WILDCATS, FOR A DOUBLEHEADER IN WOODBRIDGE, CT.  PICTURED BELOW IS PITCHER CHRISTINA ANEIRO.

 

 

KZ LEADS PARISH HILL ON THE HARDCOURT

STING 18U BLUE PITCHER AND JUNIOR AT PARISH HILL H.S., KRISTY ZATOR IS LEADING HER BASKETBALL TEAM TO A POSSIBLE #1 SEED IN THE CIAC CLASS “S” STATE HIGH SCHOOL TOURNAMENT.

FROM THE CHRONICLE NEWSPAPER IN EASTERN CONNECTICUT:  HARTFORD – “KRISTY ZATOR SWISHED FOUR 3-POINTERS, SPARKING AN 8-0 RUN TO BEGIN THE FOURTH QUARTER AS PARISH HILL’S GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM REMAINED UNDEFEATED IN THE CAPITOL LEAGUE WITH A 39-31 VICTORY OVER CAPITOL PREP ON THURSDAY, MARCH 4.  (SUBSEQUENTLY, THE PIRATES WON ONE MORE TO REMAIN UNDEFEATED.)”

“TIED AT 27 HEADING INTO THE FINAL EIGHT MINUTES, ZATOR’S 3-POINTER FROM THE TOP OF THE KEY PUT THE PIRATES AHEAD.”

GOOD LUCK TO KRISTY AND HER PIRATE TEAMMATES IN THE UPCOMING STATE TOURNAMENT……….

(AT LEFT, KRISTY PULLS DOWN A REBOUND AND AT RIGHT, DRAINS ANOTHER THREE-POINTER.)

12U TRAINS INDOORS IN NEW HAVEN……….14U SWEEPS AT FPN

 

STING 12U PICTURED ABOVE AT LEFT (FRONT FROM LEFT):  SOFIA LUDINGTON / SAM JOHNSON / LAUREN VITARISI / BRI SPOSA.  (IN THE REAR FROM LEFT):  MALLORY SADORRA / MADDIE DISTEFANO / ADRIANNA FRONTE / ALIA MARTONE / ALEXA SNEDEKER.  AT RIGHT:  COACH BILLY DISTEFANO WORKS WITH THE CATCHERS: (FROM LEFT):  ALIA MARTONE / ADRIANNA FRONTE / MADDIE DISTEFANO.

ON FRIDAY NIGHT, FEBRUARY 26, COACH DURKIN’S STING 14U TEAM SWEPT A DOUBLE HEADER VS. CT RAIDERS INDOORS AT FASTPITCH NATION BLOOMFIELD, 4-2 AND 7-0.  ALL FOUR PITCHERS, CHRISTINA ANEIRO, BRIELLE KENNEY, ERIN CERNY AND KYRA MANNING, SAW ACTION AND CONTRIBUTED TO THE SWEEP.  STING 14U CURRENTLY IS HOLDING DOWN FIRST PLACE IN THE LEAGUE.  THEY CONCLUDE THE SEASON ON MARCH 13 VS. CT RAMS.

LOMBARDI COMMITS TO PLAY AT ANNA MARIA COLLEGE

SHORELINE STING IS VERY PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT CHRISTINA LOMBARDI, 18U GOLD, HAS ACCEPTED A 2021 OFFER TO PLAY FOR ANNA MARIA COLLEGE IN PAXTON, MA.  CHRISTINA IS A LONG TIME STING VETERAN PITCHER, OUTFIELDER AND FIRST BASEMAN.  SHE PITCHES FOR OLD SAYBROOK H.S. AND WILL GRADUATE FROM THERE WITH HONORS IN JUNE.

“WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO HAVE CHRISTINA,” SAID ANNA MARIA HEAD COACH, LARRY SASSO.  “WE LOVE HER DEDICATION AND PASSION FOR THE GAME.  AFTER MEETING WITH OUR TEAM FOR JUST A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME, WE KNEW THAT CHRISTINA WAS THE RIGHT FIT FOR THE ANNA MARIA FAMILY.”

EVERYONE AT SHORELINE STING WISHES CHRISTINA HAPPINESS AND SUCCESS, WITH THE AMCATS, IN THE NEXT STEP IN HER SOFTBALL CARREER.

WAITING FOR THE SNOW TO CLEAR AND THE WARMTH TO COME

IN THE MEANTIME……….

12U STANDOUT PITCHER, MALLORY SADORRA HAS EXCELLED IN THE CLASSROOM AND WAS NAMED “STUDENT OF THE MONTH” AT ADAMS M.S., GUILFORD.

AND ON THE HARD COURT, SENIOR KRISTIE ZATOR, 18U BLUE, LED THE PIRATES OF PARISH HILL H.S. TO THEIR SECOND STRAIGHT WIN VS. INNOVATION SCHOOL 51-17, WITH THE SEASON’S FIRST “DOUBLE / DOUBLE” (18 POINTS AND 10 REBOUNDS).

JUNIOR, HENDRIX KRUSZEWSKI, 18U BLUE, HELPED LEAD E.O SMITH H.S. TO A 2-0 START, AND ALL 4-11 OF SENIOR FRANCESCA VALLETTA IS A DEFENSIVE SPECIALIST AT GUARD FOR BRANFORD H.S.  THE HORNETS ARE CURRENTLY 1 – 1, BEATING HAMDEN AND LOSING TO LYMAN HALL

IN THE BEST CASE, JUST A MONTH MORE TO WAIT……….CIAC SANCTIONED HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL PRACTICE IS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN ON MARCH 27, 2021.  THE FIRST CONTESTS ARE SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 10.  THE STATE TOURNAMENT FINALS WILL BE PLAYED ON JUNE 11 & 12, 2021.  (DETERMINATION ON MIDDLE SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS IS STILL PENDING.)

COACH DURKIN’S STING 14U TEAM IS COMPETING IN THE FASTPITCH NATION  WINTER INDOOR LEAGUE IN BLOOMFIELD, CT.  THEY OPENED ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13 SWEEPING A DOUBLEHEADER AGAINST THE CT RAMS 13 – 0 AND 8 – 1.  PITCHERS BRIELLE KENNEY, CHRISTINA ANEIRO, ERIN CERNEY AND KYRA MANNING SHARED THE PITCHING DUTIES, ONLY GIVING UP ONE RUN IN THE TWIN BILL.

 

HAILEY WIECZOREK NAMED “ATHLETE OF THE MONTH” AT HOMEFIELD

CONGRATULATIONS TO HAILEY WIECZOREK WHO WAS NAMED “ATHLETE OF THE MONTH” AT HOMEFIELD, STING 18U BLUE WINTER TRAINING FACILITY.  HAILEY IS AN 18U BLUE PITCHER FROM BERLIN, CT.  HAILEY RECEIVED AN AMAZON GIFT CARD IN RECOGNITION OF HER HARD WORK.

“DO YOU WANT TO BE THE NEXT HOMEFIELD ATHLETE OF THE MONTH?  NICK (SURDO) AND I LOOK OUT FOR ATHLETES WHO SHOW CONSISTENT EFFORT AND DISPLAY POSITIVE ATTITUDES TOWARD COACHES, PARENTS AND TEAMMATES.  HAILEY IS ALSO INVOLVED IN CHARITY WORK WITH “WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT” AND ANIMAL RESCUE.  CONGRATS HAILEY,”  SAID RYAN SPEARRIN.  (RYAN AND NICK ARE THE CO-OWNERS OF HOMEFIELD IN CENTERBROOK.) THEY HAVE BEEN WONDERFUL PARTNERS TO SHORELINE STING THIS WINTER.  ALONG WITH STING 18U BLUE, 18U GOLD, 16U SILVER AND 16U BLUE TRAIN AT HOMEFIELD.

FULL TEAM STING WINTER PRACTICES RESUME AT MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

FROM NOVEMBER 7, 2020, 14U AND 10U POSE AT THEIR “HOUSE”, WINTER TRAINING CENTER “GRIT” IN NORTH BRANFORD.  AT TOP, TOP ROW FROM LEFT IS 14U, MIA STARLING, McKAYLA GREENWOOD, CHRISTINA ANEIRO, KYRA MANNING, BRIELLE KENNEY, ANAI ALVAREZ, LILY ARDITO, KALEIGH DURKIN, AVA RYSZCZYK AND ABBY YOUNG (MISSING:  ERIN CERNEY)  KNEELING IS 10U:  AUBREY CAPORALE, GABBY FERRAIOLO, TESSA DELUCIA, ADILYN WYATT, LEXI DURKIN, RORY ULSTAD, AVA FERRUCCI (MISSING ARE CAYDENCE CAPORALE, SOPHIA VIRGINELLI, EDEN ANDERSON, ISABELLA FAHY, BRIANNA CONLAN)

SITE OF STING INDOOR WINTER EVENTS FALLS UNDER 32 INCHES OF SNOW……….

ADIRONDACK DOME COLLAPSES


THE ADIRONDACK DOME, SCHEDULED SITE OF THREE SHORELINE STING INDOOR WINTER EVENTS IN QUEENSBURY, NY, HAS COLLAPSED UNDER 32 INCHES OF SNOW.  IF LAST SEASONS CANCELLATIONS AND RESCHEDULING WEREN’T ENOUGH, THIS LATEST ADVERSITY ADDS A NEW WRINKLE IN OUR EVER EVOLVING TOURNAMENT SCHEDULES.  16U SILVER, 16U BLUE AND 18U GOLD HAD WINTER EVENTS SCHEDULED THERE.  AS ALWAYS, ITS BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD REGARDING OUR 2021 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULES.

SHORELINE STING SENDS ITS BEST FOR A FAST RECOVERY TO OUR FRIENDS, MANAGEMENT AND STAFF AT ADIRONDACK DOME.


2021 SHORELINE STING’S NEWEST TEAM PRACTICES……….

STING 18U BLUE ENJOYS DECEMBER “BONUS” WEATHER

SHORELINE STING’S NEW 18U BLUE TEAM TOOK ADVANTAGE OF PLEASANTLY UNUSUAL 60 DEGREE WEATHER ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13.  STAYING WITHIN THE STATE’S GUIDELINES FOR PRACTICE, FOUR 18U BLUE PLAYERS TOOK THE FIELD FOR AN OUTDOOR PRACTICE.  (PICTURED ABOVE ARE “THE DECEMBER FOUR”, FROM LEFT ARE FRANCESCA VALLETTA, BRANFORD H.S., TESSA McLAUGHLIN, BOZRAH (NFA), KYLIE PINNEL, WATERFORD AND MAYA SALVANA, HAMDEN (HOPKINS SCHOOL)

STING 18U BLUE IS THE ORGANIZATION’S NEWEST TEAM.  IT WAS FORMED ORGANICALLY, 11 PLAYERS FROM 12 DIFFERENT TOWNS, AND CONSISTS OF TWO VETERAN PLAYERS FROM 2020 16U GOLD AND TWO FROM 2020 16U BLUE.  THE OTHER EIGHT PLAYERS WERE ACQUIRED THROUGH OPEN TRYOUTS AND AN AGGRESSIVE RECRUITING EFFORT.

THE BALANCE OF THE 18U BLUE ROSTER CONSISTS OF HENDRIX KRUSZEWSKI (FROM 16U GOLD), NORWICH (NFA), KRISTIE ZATOR (FROM 16U GOLD), PARISH HILL H.S., BRIANNA SEGAR (FROM 16U BLUE), WEST HARTFORD (CONARD H.S.) AND BIANCA ARIAS (FROM 16U BLUE), CLINTON (THE MORGAN SCHOOL), SKYLAH SAN MIGUEL, WALLINGFORD (SHEEHAN H.S), KAT McQUEENEY, HIGGANUM (HADDAM-KILLINGWORTH H.S.), EMILY ZIEBA FROM BERLIN H.S. AND HAILEY WIECZOREK ALSO FROM BERLIN H.S.

INDOOR PRACTICE FOR 18U BLUE IS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 23 AT THEIR WINTER HOME, “HOMEFIELD” IN CENTERBROOK, CT.  THEIR FIRST TOURNAMENT IS SCHEDULED THE WEEKEND OF JUNE 11 – 13, 2021 AT THE WAVES SUMMER SLAM IN WEST GREENWICH, RI. (INSET ABOVE LEFT, KYLIE PINNEL HITS) (BELOW LEFT, TESS McLAUGHLIN AT FIRST BASE AND BELOW RIGHT, FRANCESCA VALLETTA DIVES INTO THIRD.)

MIA STARLING (STING 14U) AND FAMILY STAR IN “LL BEAN” NATIONAL COMMERCIAL SEEN ON NETWORK TV  SEE THE VIDEO    

ANOTHER HALLOWEEN “DRESS UP” EVENT AT FPN

“IF WE’RE TALL, OR IF WE’RE SMALL, WE STILL LOVE TO PLAY BALL!”

WITH APOLOGIES TO DR. SEUSS, 16U WHITE CELEBRATES THE SEASON DURING ANOTHER HALLOWEEN EVENT AT FASTPITCH NATION, WINDSOR.


FASTPITCH NATION’S “HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR”

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

STING 14U PARTICIPATED IN THEIR FIRST 14U EVENT AT FAST PITCH NATION, WINDSOR ON OCTOBER 24 & 25.  THE TOURNAMENT, THE ANNUAL “HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR”, ASKS THE PARTICIPATING TEAMS TO DRESS UP FOR HALLOWEEN.  THERE WERE HUNTERS & GAME, M & Ms, ZOMBIES AND OTHERS.  STING 14U OPTED FOR PRISON GARB, WITH THE COACHES, AS THEIR JAILERS.  PICTURED ABOVE STANDING FROM LEFT, BRIELLE KENNEY, KYRA MANNING, MIA STARLING, LILY ARDITO, ANAI ALVAREZ, ERIN CERNY AND CHRISTINA ANEIRO.  KNEELING IN FRONT ARE (FROM LEFT) KAYLEIGH DURKIN, ABBY YOUNG AND AVA RYSZCZYK (MISSING IS McKAYLA GREENWOOD.)

                              16U WHITE WINS AT FPN “SMASHING PUMPKINS”

IN THEIR FIRST SEASON OFFICIALLY AT 16U, COACH SENERCHIA’S GIRLS (LAST SEASON’S 14U GOLD) CAME UP VICTORIOUS AT LAST WEEKENDS FASTPITCH NATION’S “SMASHING PUMPKINS” EVENT LAST WEEKEND.

16U WHITE FINISHED SATURDAY 2-0-1 FOR A #3 SEED.  ON SUNDAY, THEY BEAT FURY SOFTBALL IN THE QUARTERFINALS, KNOCKED OUT HUSKERS (GREEN) IN THE SEMIS AND SHUT OUT THE EAST COAST IMPACT IN THE FINALS.

PICTURED AT BELOW, ADRIANA HILLS TAGS OUT A HUSKERS RUNNER BEFORE SHE REACHES THE PLATE.  ADDIE SMITH CRASHES HOME, DISLODGING THE BALL TO SCORE A RUN.

WITH MANY MORE TO COME, 16U WHITE POSES WITH THEIR CHAMPIONSHIP PLAQUE AND MEDALS.  STANDING ABOVE (FROM LEFT), ALEX BACHER, EMMA BAYOR, GABBY BIGIO, GABI SENERCHIA, MORGAN MODINE, ADRIANA HILLS.  KNEELING (FROM LEFT), KILEY MULLINS, ALAYNA MARIANI, ADDIE SMITH, ALEXA FALCIONI, NATALIA LUCIBELLO.  (PHOTOS FROM DINA FALCIONI)

STING 14U BLUE A PERFECT 4-0 FIRST PLACE AT FASTPITCH NATION

STING BLUE……….WOOOOOOOOOO!

A SOMETIMES CHALLENGING SEASON, CAME TO A WONDERFUL, SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSION FOR THE VERY ENTHUSIASTIC PLAYERS AND FANS OF STING 14U BLUE, AS THEY FINISHED A PERFECT 4-0 AND IN FIRST PLACE AT “KEEP THE SEASON GOIN’ II” AT FASTPITCH NATION IN WINDSOR, CT ON AUGUST 16.  STING BLUE COLLECTED VICTORIES VS. THE FIREBALLS AND BATTER’S BOX RENEGADES (YOUNGER TEAM) ON SATURDAY AND BATTER’S BOX RENEGADES (OLDER TEAM) AND THE, ALWAYS TOUGH, SOUTHINGTON LIGHTNING ON SUNDAY.  IT WAS TOTAL TEAM EFFORT ON THE FIELD, BEHIND THE STRONG RIGHT ARM OF JAMIE BUCIOR AND THE STRONG LEFT ARM OF NINA DEMENNATO IN THE CIRCLE, WITH OCCASIONAL HELP FROM MELANIE MARTIN.  ABOVE:  STING 14U BLUE POSES UNDER THE SCOREBOARD OF THEIR HARD FOUGHT NIGHTCAP WIN AGAINST THE LIGHTNING.  PICTURED ABOVE IN BACK (FROM LEFT) ARE MELANIE MARTIN, EMMA GETROST, COACH KATIE HOBSON, HAILEY CHRISTENSEN, JENNY CRETELLA, ALYSSIA MAIKOWSKI, ANNA SOLIWODA, JAMIE BUCIOR, JENNY SCHAUDER NINA DEMENNATO, HEAD COACH DAN MARSH AND COACH MIKE BUCIOR.  IN FRONT (FROM LEFT) ARE COURTNEY VAUSE, AVERY STADLER, SADIE IOZZIA AND TAYLOR FERRIAOLO.  AT THE RIGHT, JAMIE BUCIOR AND ANNA SOLIWODA CELEBRATE A SUCCESSFUL DEFENSIVE INNING ON SATURDAY AND  CATCHER MELANIE MARTIN TRACKS AND CATCHES A SHORT POP IN FRONT OF THE PLATE ON SUNDAY.