UPCOMING NEWS & GAMES


MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2022


COLUMBUS DAY




SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15 & 16, 2022


10U IN HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR I AT FPN, WINDSOR, CT


POOL GAME SCHEDULES TBA


SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22 & 23


14U IN HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR II AT FPN, WINDSOR, CT


POOL GAME SCHEDULES TBA


12U WEST IN “ELITE SPORTS FINALE” AT PRATT & WHITNEY IN EAST HARTFORD, CT


POOL GAME SCHEDULE TBA


FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 29 & 30


18U GOLD IN ELITE END-OF-FALL SHOWCASE AT BELMONT PARK, WARWICK, RI


POOL GAME SCHEDULE TBA


MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2023


HAPPY HALLOWEEN




 


 


 

STING 14U TAKES SECOND FALL TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP

STING 14U MAINTAINS A PERFECT, TWO TOURNAMENTS AND TWO CHAMPIONSHIPS, RECORD FOR THE FALL OF 2022.  IN SEPTEMBER, STING 14U WERE VICTORIOUS IN THE “CT TITANS SHOWDOWN”.  ON OCTOBER 2, THEY TOOK THE RAIN-SHORTENED, FPN “TUNNELS TO TOWERS” CHARITY EVENT AT FPN PARK IN WINDSOR, CT.  THE PARK SUFFERED A SOAKING ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, FORCING ALL POOL GAMES TO BE CANCELLED.  FPN RESET THE POOLS FOR SUNDAY AND STING 14U OPENED WITH A CONVINCING 7-1 WIN AGAINST THE LONG ISLAND SURGE (NY).  IN THE SECOND GAME, THEIR PROLIFIC OFFENSE PASTED THE NORTHEAST HURRICANES (NH) 10-6.  IN SUNDAYS FINALE, THEY EDGED THE CT CHARGE 6-5, FOR A PERFECT 3-0 POOL RECORD AND ONLY GIVING UP 12 RUNS, ONE RUN LESS THAN THE SECOND PLACE SYRACUSE SPORTS ZONE (NY).  MIA GAUTHIER HAD HER BREAKOUT PERFORMANCE, GOING 4-6, WITH THREE DOUBLES ON THE DAY.  LAUREN VITARISI ADDED TWO MORE HOME RUNS, GIVING HER A TOTAL OF FOUR THIS FALL.  PICTURED ABOVE FROM LEFT ARE ANNABELLE WENZEL, MIA GAUTHIER, EVA BACKHAUS, PEYTON LEMAY, SOPHIA SARDO, LAUREN VITARISI, ASHLEY BERARDESCA, SKYLAR GAGE, ALIA MARTONE AND SOFIA LUDINGTON.

THIS WAS YET ANOTHER TOURNAMENT WIN FOR STING 14U, WHO RETURN TO FASTPITCH NATION, THIS TIME IN COSTUME, ON OCTOBER 22 & 23 FOR THE VERY FUN FPN HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR II.

STING 10U HOLDS DOWN FIRST IN SOUTHINGTON FALL LEAGUE

STING 10U IS CURRENTLY 4 – 0 AND HOLDING DOWN FIRST PLACE IN THE SOUTHINGTON FALL LEAGUE.  STING 10U ROTATES FOUR PITCHERS, WHO ARE ALL HAVING SUCCESS.  THEY ARE BACKED UP BY SOLID DEFENSE AND GREAT HITTING.  PICTURED ABOVE LEFT IS RYA COPLIN LINING A PITCH INTO LEFT FIELD.  AT ABOVE RIGHT IS ALLISON MAYNARD WAITING ON BASE, AND BELOW CENTER IS REAGAN KLEIN, ONE OF THE FOUR CONSISTENT PITCHERS IN COACH EAGLESON’S ROTATION.  THE STING 10U PLAY DOUBLEHEADERS EVERY WEEKEND AT PANTHORN PARK IN SOUTHINGTON.

 

14U CHAMPIONS IN TITANS SHOWDOWN IN TERRYVILLE, CT

STING 14U NOTCHED AN AMAZING CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY TO FINISH IN THE WINNERS CIRCLE AT THE TITANS SHOWDOWN ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2022.  AFTER A ROCKY 1 – 2 SATURDAY, STING 14U EMERGED ON SUNDAY AND WON THEIR OPENER.  IN THE SEMI-FINALS, THE HOST TITANS LED 6-3 GOING INTO THE FINAL FRAME.  STING PUSHED TWO RUNS ACROSS, CUTTING THE DEFICIT TO ONE, WHEN PITCHER LAUREN VITARISI CAME TO THE PLATE WITH A RUNNER ON THIRD.  VITARISI KNOCKED THE BALL OVER THE CENTER FIELD FENCE TO GIVE STING THE LEAD.  SHE THEN SHUT DOWN THE SIDE IN THE BOTTOM FRAME TO GIVE STING THE ONE-RUN VICTORY AND A BERTH INTO THE FINALS.

STING BEAT THE CT JADES 13-5 FOR AN EASY WIN AND THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME.  VITARISI ADDED HER SECOND ROUND-TRIPPER IN THE FINAL.

PICTURED ABOVE ARE (TOP ROW FROM LEFT TO RIGHT, COACH PAUL LUDINGTON, MADI DESTEFANO, SOPHIA SARDO, EVA BACKHAUS, MIA GAUTHIER, ANNABELLE WENZEL, ASHLEY BERARDESCA AND COACH BILL STEFANO.  BOTTOM (FROM LEFT) KAYLYN VERNON, SOPHIA LUDINGTON, ALEXA SNEDEKER, LAUREN VITARISI AND ALIA MARTONE.  MISSING FROM THE PICTURE ARE COACH BIANCA PAPPACODA AND PEYTON LEMAY.  PICTURED INSET RIGHT IS VITARISI DISPLAYING HER TWO HOME RUN BALLS.

 

STING ALUM, NIKKI MARSH MANNING CAMERA FOR MLB

 

WHAT A SUMMER JOB……….LONG -TIME SHORELINE STING ALUMNI NIKKI MARSH IS WORKING WITH THE WILLIAMSPORT, PA CROSS CUTTERS AND HAS RECENTLY BEEN HIRED BY MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TO WORK THE CAMERA AT THE THREE-GAME SERIES BETWEEN THE BOSTON RED SOX AND BALTIMORE ORIOLES, BEGINNING WITH THE NATIONAL BROADCAST OF SUNDAY NIGHT BASEBALL  NIKKI IS EXCELLING IN HER SPORTS VIDEO WORK, AND IS MAKING A NAME FOR HERSELF WITH MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL. 

IN THE PAST, NIKKI HAS MADE COLLEGE RECRUITING VIDEOS FOR STING PLAYERS.  SHE IS A RISING JUNIOR AND SOFTBALL PLAYER AT CARLETON COLLEGE IN NORTHFIELD, MN.

18U GOLD WINS NUTMEG STATE GAMES & STING 10U CROWNED CVFL CHAMPS

STING OLDEST & YOUNGEST NET LATE JULY CHAMPIONSHIPS

                         

ON SUNDAY, JULY 24, SHORELINE STING WON AT BOTH ENDS OF THE AGE SPECTRUM, WITH 18U GOLD (PICTURED LEFT) RELIED ON INCREDIBLE POWER HITTING AND TENACIOUS PITCHING BY REESE MAIN TO WIN THE NUTMEG STATE GAMES IN MIDDLETOWN.  STING 18U GOLD BEAT STING 18U BLUE, CT ANGELS AND CT HORNETS IN THE ITB FINALS.  PICTURED ABOVE LEFT, STANDING COACH DAVID GAGE, ADDIE HAUPTMANN, CARLY LOPRESTO, PAYTON LOWE, REESE MAIN, VICTORIA GAGE, BELLA CORREA, CHRISTYNA WINSTEAD, COACH CHRIS WINSTEAD.  KNEELING BELOW ARE CHRISTINA LOMBARDI, MADDIE ALLARD, VIVIAN PARADIS, GRACE LATHROP AND PAIGE KOLESNIK.

STING 10U, PICTURED AT RIGHT, CULMINATED A LONG HARD SEASON WITH A CHAMPIONSHIP VICTORY VS THE CT RAPIDS.  THE 10’S UPHELD THEIR #1 SEED, EARNED OVER THE COURSE OF THE SEASON, AND BEAT THE RAPIDS WITH ANOTHER STELLAR, NO HIT PERFORMANCE BY PITCHING ACE, CAMPBELL LECKEY.

STING 14U BLUE CHAMPIONS IN MASS

PICTURED ABOVE IS STING 14U BLUE, WINNERS OF “SUMMER BURN” IN MIDDLEBORO, MA.  FRONT ROW FROM LEFT:  LAUREN VITARISI, ALIA MARTONE, SOFIA LUDINGTON, SAM JOHNSON, MIA GAUTHIER.  BACK ROW:  ASHLEY BERARDESCA, HEAD COACH PAUL LUDINGTON, MADDIE DESTEFANO, ANNABELLE WENZEL, MALLORY SADORRA, ALEXA SNEDEKER, PEYTON LEMAY, EVE BACKHAUS, COACH BILL DESTEFANO, (MISSING FROM THE PICTURE IS COACH TOM MARTONE).

STING 14U BLUE WINS THE “SUMMER BURN” TOURNAMENT IN MIDDLEBORO, MA.  THE GIRLS TOOK HOME THE CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY.  WITHOUT THE PRIVILEGE OF A BYE, THEY WON FOUR GAMES ON SUNDAY AS THE #5 SEED.  THEIR WINS INCLUDED “RUN LIMIT” WINS VS THE #1, #2 AND #4 SEEDS.  IT WAS A COMPLETE TEAM EFFORT.  ON SUNDAY, EVERY PLAYER ON THE ROSTER HAD AT LEAST ONE BASE HIT AND ALL THREE PITCHERS HAD A WIN.

USA SOFTBALL NATIONAL RUNNERS UP IN EASTERN QUALIFIER

STING 18U BLUE FINALISTS IN FIRECRACKER EXPLOSION IN MARYLAND

STANDING FROM LEFT: COACH PAUL HAMILTON, COACH ED HOBSON,KYLEIGH PINELL, JALYN REED, BRIANNA SEGAR, CAYLEE CLIETT, HANNA DIAS, KRISTIE ZATOR, JULIA SMITH, COACH ALEX BURDICK, COACH KATHY BURDICK,  KNEELING FROM LEFT, BROOKE LINARES, JILL COFRANCESCO, HANNAH BURROWS, ELLA “SWEET” PICKLES, EMMA McAVOY, CARLY BRASKY AND IN THE FRONT LACEY THE PUPPY.

16U OPENS SUMMER RUNNERS UP IN BRIDGEPORT


STING 16U OPENED THEIR SUMMER TOURNAMENT SEASON, FINISHING 2-1 IN SATURDAY POOL PLAY IN USA SOFTBALL’S “SOUND OF SOFTBALL” IN BRIDGEPORT, CT.  BEHIND NEWCOMER BREE GIRARD IN THE CIRCLE, STING DEFEATED THE RIDGEFIELD TIGERS AND THE CT PRIDE.  THE OFFENSE WAS LED BY THE HOT BATS OF MELANIE MARTIN (4-5), WITH A DOUBLE, TRIPLE AND HOME RUN ON THE DAY.  COURTNEY VAUSE CHECKED IN WITH A 4-4 DAY (WITH TWO WALKS)

ON CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY STING AVENGED THEIR ONLY SATURDAY LOSS, BEATING THE WILDCATS 8-2, BEHIND ANOTHER STRONG PITCHING PERFORMANCE BY GIRARDJAMIE BUCIOR TOOK THE BALL IN THE SEMI-FINALS AND LED STING TO A 13-4 VICTORY AGAINST THE RIDGEFIELD TIGERS.  BUCIOR WAS 2-2 AT THE PLATE, WITH A DOUBLE AND MARTIN ADDED ANOTHER TRIPLE ON THE WEEKEND.  STING MATCHED UP AGAINST THE BEACON EXTREME FROM NY IN THE FINALS.  THE GAME SAW FOUR LEAD CHANGES.  EXTREME PREVAILED TO WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP 6-5 ON THE FINAL PLAY OF THE GAME.  SPEEDSTER, ARLENE McKIERNAN STOLE EIGHT BASES OVER THE WEEKEND.

STING 16U IS PICTURED ABOVE.  STANDING FROM LEFT ARE, COACH DAN MARSH, JENNA SCHAUDER, TAYLOR FERRAIOLO, COURTNEY VAUSE, TEAGEN MULVIHILL, ANNA SOLIWODA, MELANIE MARTIN, ALYSSA MAIKOWSKI, BREE GIRARD, JAMIE BUCIOR, COACH MIKE BUCIOR AND COACH KATIE HOBSON.  KNEELING IN FRONT IS ARLENE McKIERNAN.  (MISSING FROM THE PICTURE IS JENNIE CRETELLA.)

18U BLUE APPEARS IN RI WAVES FINALS AND 10U GETS TO SEMIS IN MASS

BIG ONES & LITTLE ONES SUCCESSFULLY OPEN SUMMER OUT-OF-STATE

    

STING 18U BLUE BEGAN THEIR SEASON IN EXCITING FASHION, FINISHING AS FINALISTS IN THE WAVES SUMMER SLAM IN WEST GREENWICH, RI. AFTER A DISMAL 0-3 SATURDAY, THEY CAME OUT HOT ON CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY, SHUTTING OUT THE VOODOO (BELAIR) IN THE QUARTER-FINALS 4-0, BEHIND KYLEIGH PINELL IN THE CIRCLE AND A MAGNIFICENT DEFENSE.  IN THE SEMI-FINALS, STING AVENGED THEIR SATURDAY LOSS TO THE, ALWAYS POWERFUL, CT BOMBERS 5-2.  ELLA “SWEET” PICKLES WAS ON FIRE IN THE CIRCLE AND THE DEFENSE CONTINUED THEIR MAGIC. PINELL CLOSED OUT THE WIN GETTING THE FINAL TWO DIFFICULT OUTS.  STING LOST IN THE FINALS TO THE OTHER VOODOO TEAM (NELSON).  PICTURED AT THE VERY TOP BEHIND THEIR RUNNER UP TROPHY IS (STANDING FROM LEFT), BRIANNA SEGAR, JALYN REED, BROOKE LINARES, CAYLEE CLIETT, JULIA SMITH, ELLA PICKLES, KYLEIGH PINNEL AND HANNA DIAS.  KNEELING ARE HANNAH BURROWS, EMMA McAVOY, CARLY BRASKY, JILLIAN COFRANCESCO AND CHRISTIE ZATOR.  (MISSING FROM THE PICTURE IS EMILY ZIEBA.)

VERY EXCITING TIMES FOR STING 10U, WHO COMPETED IN THEIR FIRST TRUE OUT-OF-TOWN TRAVEL EVENT IN THE SOUTH COUNTY CHAOS SUMMER CLASSIC IN MARSHFIELD, MA.  AFTER DROPPING SATURDAY GAME ONE. STING 10U CAME BACK TO WIN THE NEXT TWO GAMES, BEATING BOSTON ACADEMY.  GABBY GIARDINA AND CAMPBELL LECKEY WENT A COMBINED 7-7 AT THE PLATE AND LECKEY AND LEAH MICHALOWSKI COMBINED FOR THE WIN IN THE CIRCLE.  IN GAME #3, LECKEY PACED THE OFFENSE WITH A HOME RUN, HER THIRD OF THE DAY, AND EVIE MOTAMEDINIA CONTRIBUTED A TIMELY HIT.  LECKEY PITCHED A GEM, GIVING UP JUST ONE HIT AND STRIKING OUT 12.  STING WON SUNDAY’S QUARTER-FINALS IN A HEART-THUMPING EXTRA INNING “WALK-OFF” 7-6 AGAINST THE NEW ENGLAND ELITE.  LECKEY AGAIN GOT THE WIN, STRIKING OUT 11.  THE EVENTUAL TOURNAMENT WINNER, SOUTH COUNTY CHAOS PROVED TO BE TOO MUCH FOR STING 10U IN THE QUARTER-FINAL.  PICTURED ABOVE AT LEFT IS STING 10U AT THE FIELD AND TO THE RIGHT, HAVING A GRAND TIME SPLASHING IN THE HOTEL POOL

14U BLUE SILVER WINNERS AT CT TIDES SPRING SURGE

AFTER LOSING TWO SATURDAY “NAIL BITERS”, 14U BLUE STING, MANAGED TO BEAT THE CENTRAL MASS HEAT, BEHIND MALLORY SADORRA IN THE CIRCLE.  IN THE SUNDAY SEMIFINALS AGAINST THE CT ELIMINATORS, STING HELD A NARROW LEAD.  PITCHER ANNABELLE WENZEL STRUCK OUT TWO IN THE FINAL FRAME, BUT THE ELIMINATORS FOUGHT BACK, PUTTING RUNNERS ON FIRST AND SECOND.  EVE BACKHAUS ENDED THEIR HOPES, SNAGGING A LINE SHOT AT SECOND BASE, AND PUT STING INTO THE SILVER FINALS.  WENZEL GOT THE WIN IN THE CIRCLE WITH A FIVE-STRIKE OUT, FIVE INNING “RUN-LIMIT” VICTORY.  STING 14U IS PICTURED ABOVE:  BOTTOM FROM LEFT:  ALIA MARTONE, SOFIA LUDINGTON, LAUREN VITARISI, SAM JOHNSON AND ALEXA SNEDEKER.  STANDING FROM LEFT:  ASHLEY BERARDESCA, MADISON DISTEFANO, MALLORY SADORRA, ANNABELLE WENZEL, EVE BACKHAUS, PEYTON LEMAY AND MIA GAUTHIER.

18U STING PLAYERS MAKE 2022 NCAA COMMITMENTS

SHORELINE STING IS VERY PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT FOUR OF ITS 18U PLAYERS HAVE RECENTLY COMMITTED TO PLAY SOFTBALL AT THE COLLEGES OF THEIR CHOICE.  18U GOLD STANDOUT PITCHER, VICTORIA GAGE (PICTURED NEAR RIGHT) HAS COMMITTED TO PITCH FOR EMERSON COLLEGE IN BOSTON, MA.  VICTORIA IS A SENIOR AT LYME-OLD LYME HIGH SCHOOL.  HER FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS, BEFORE HER SUMMER FINALE WITH STING 18U GOLD AND HER EMERSON COLLEGE CAREER, IS TO LEAD HER TEAM TO A STRONG FINISH IN THE CT SHORELINE CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT AND CIAC CLASS “S” STATE TOURNAMENT. “V” IS HAVING AN OUTSTANDING SENIOR YEAR, SETTING MULTIPLE RECORDS AND ACHIEVING A NUMBER OF PERSONAL MILESTONES, BOTH IN THE CIRCLE AND AT THE PLATE.  WE ALL EXPECT HER TO MAKE AND IMMEDIATE IMPACT AT EMERSON, WHERE IN THE CLASSROOM, SHE WILL STUDY SPEECH AND HEARING PATHOLOGY.

AFTER HER SENIOR YEAR AT PARISH HILL HIGH SCHOOL, 18U BLUE PITCHER AND OUTFIELDER, KRISTIE ZATOR (PICTURED FAR RIGHT) WILL BE JOINING THE TRAILBLAZERS AT MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS (MCLA) IN NORTH ADAMS.  KRISTIE WAS A FOUR-YEAR STARTER AT PARISH HILL AND ACHIEVED A NUMBER OF SCHOOL RECORDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS.  MOST RECENTLY, KRISTIE WAS NAMED “ATHLETE OF THE WEEK” IN THE EASTERN CONNECTICUT CHRONICLE.  KRISTIE IS A TALL POWERFUL PLAYER, WHO HITS WITH POWER FOR HER STING 18U BLUE TEAM.  MCLA HEAD COACH, ADRIANE BAIRD EXPECTS KRISTIE TO MAKE AN IMMEDIATE IMPACT IN HER LINEUP.

EMILY ZIEBA (PICTURED FAR LEFT) IS AN 18U BLUE STALWART AT THIRD BASE, IN THE OUTFIELD AND AT THE PLATE, WHERE SHE HITS WITH CONSIDERABLE POWER.  MOST RECENTLY, EMILY THREW HER HAT IN THE RING FOR A FRESHMAN SPOT ON THE TEAM AT RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE IN PROVIDENCE.  FIRST YEAR HEAD COACH, MARY HOLT-KELSCH WAS HAPPY TO ACCEPT EMILY ON HER TEAM, SAYING THAT “IT IS A PLEASURE TO HAVE A CONNECTICUT PLAYER FROM SHORELINE STING WITH SUCH CONSIDERABLE TALENT.”  EMILY IS A SENIOR THIRD BASEMAN AT BERLIN HIGH SCHOOL AND IS A DYNAMIC IMPACT PLAYER, MUCH LIKE SHE IS AT STING.  WITH EMILY AS A TEAM LEADER THE BERLIN REDCOATS LOOK TO BE A MAJOR FACTOR IN THE CIAC 2022 STATE TOURNAMENT.

JILL COFRANCESCO (PICTURED NEAR LEFT) IS VERY PROUD TO BE JOINING THE 2022 ROSTER AT MARYWOOD COLLEGE IN SCRANTON, PA.  JILL WAS A WONDERFUL ADDITION TO STING 16U IN 2021 AND IS NOW MOVING UP TO 18U BLUE, WHERE SHE IS EXPECTED TO EXHIBIT THE SAME LEVEL OF EXCELLENCE, AS IN 2021.  JILL IS A YOUNG SENIOR AT SACRED HEART ACADEMY AND WILL BE LOOKING FOR A SPOT IN THE SOUTHEASTERN CT CONFERENCE PLAYOFFS, AS WELL AS THE CIAC STATE TOURNAMENT.  WITHOUT A DOUBT, JILL IS THE MOST VERSATILE 18U PLAYER ON THE TEAM.  SHE CAN PLAY ANYWHERE ON THE FIELD, INCLUDING PITCHER, AND CAN HIT BOTH FOR POWER AND AVERAGE.  SHE WILL BE A GREAT ADDITION FOR THE MARYWOOD PACERS 2022 ROSTER.

STING 10U WINNING IN CVFL PLAY

OUR YOUNGEST STING TEAM IS MAKING A BIG IMPACT IN THE CONNECTICUT VALLEY SOFTBALL LEAGUE (CVFL).  IN EARLY LEAGUE GAME ACTION, COACH EAGLESON’S STING 10U TEAM HAS JUMPED OUT TO AN EARLY 3-0 START, BEATING THE CT VELOCITY,  CT BARRACUDAS BLUE AND WOLCOTT EAGLES.  THE TEAM HAS COMBINED POWERFUL HITTING THROUGH THE LINEUP, SOLID DEFENSE AND EXCEPTIONAL PITCHING, LED BY CAMPBELL LECKEY, WHO NETTED THE THREE WINS.  PICTURED ABOVE INS STING 10U FROM LEFT, AVA MIRANTE WITH CHASE FERRAIOLO ON HER BACK, MAEVE EAGLESON, LEAH MICHALOWSKI, CARRYING OLIVIA MAHON, THEODORA KONTOMERKOS, CAMPBELL LECKEY WITH ALLISON MAYNARD IN TOW, RYA COPLIN, GABBY GIARDINA AND EVIE MOTAMEDINIA.  (MISSING IS LAINEY CALVERT.)

16U PLAYERS, COURTNEY VAUSE (MORGAN), JENNA SCHAUDER (OLD LYME), ALYSSIA MAIKOWSKI (MORGAN) AND JAMIE BUCIOR (OLD LYME).  NOT PICTURED IS OLD LYME’S STARTING PITCHER, VICTORIA GAGE (STING 18U GOLD), WHO LAUNCHED A FIRST INNING HOME RUN TO PUT THE WILDCATS IN THE LEAD.

STING ROCKS NEW CUSTOM UNIFORM DESIGN IN 2022

PICTURED ABOVE, STING VETERAN VICTORIA GAGE (STING 18U GOLD) SHOWS OFF THE 2022 NEW UNIFORM DESIGN, CELEBRATING OUR 30TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY.  THE NAVY SHIRT WITH COLUMBIA BLUE NUMBERS AND TRIM IS COMPLIMENTED WITH A WHITE SHIRT WITH GOLD NUMBERS AND TRIM AND NAVY PANTS.

VICTORIA IS THE ANCHOR OF THE PITCHING ROTATION FOR STING 18U GOLD AND WILL BE LEADING OLD LYME HIGH SCHOOL IN THEIR QUEST FOR A SHORELINE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP AND THEIR CIAC CLASS “S” TOURNAMENT RUN.  NEXT SEASON SHE WILL BE PLAYING FOR EMERSON COLLEGE IN BOSTON, MA.

14U GOLD “MIDNIGHT MADNESS” ALTERNATIVE

INDOOR SCRIMMAGE GAMES VS SEYMOUR TRADITION AT FPN

UNFORTUNATELY, FASTPITCH NATION’S MIDNIGHT MADNESS TOURNAMENT IN BLOOMFIELD, CT WAS CANCELLED, BUT SHORELINE STING 14U GOLD CHOSE AN ALTERNATIVE AND USED THE INDOOR SPACE TO PLAY A SCRIMMAGE DOUBLEHEADER VS SEYMOUR TRADITION ON SATURDAY NIGHT, FEBRUARY 12.  THE TEAMS SPLIT THE TWIN-BILL  14U GOLD WILL PALY ANOTHER DOUBLEHEADER ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26 VS THE CT LADY KNIGHTS, ALSO AT FPN, BLOOMFIELD.

STING 16U BRAVES NORTH COUNTRY IN ADIRONDACK EVENT

THE SNOW OUTDOORS DIDN’T PREVENT FASTPITCH SOFTBALL INDOORS.  PICTURED ABOVE, PLAYING WITH STING 16U IN THE ADIRONDACK EVENT IN QUEENSBURY, NY, THE LAST WEEKEND OF JANUARY, ARE (AT LEFT) MELANIE MARTIN AT BAT, (CENTER) TEAGEN MULVIHILL READIES AT FIRST BASE AND (RIGHT) LEFTY TAYLOR FERRAIOLO PREPARES TO HIT.

SHORELINE STINGER XV – JULY 30 & 31, 2022 INFORMATION & REGISTRATION

SHORELINE STING CELEBRATES 30 YEAR MILESTONE

FOUNDED IN 1992, SHORELINE STING WILL BE CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF SOFTBALL EXCELLENCE THIS SEASON.  PICTURED ABOVE (FROM LEFT), FORMER STING COACH, KEN CONLON, STING FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR EMERITUS, RAY EZELL, CURRENT STING DIRECTOR AND 18U COACH, ED HOBSON AND FORMER STING COACH, LOU GOLD.

OUR 30 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE HAS MADE US ONE OF THE PREMIER TRAVEL SOFTBALL PROGRAMS IN NEW ENGLAND AND PRODUCED COUNTLESS LOCAL AND REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS AT ALL AGE LEVELS.  SOME OF THE VERY BEST PLAYERS IN NEW ENGLAND HAVE PASSED THROUGH OUR PROGRAM DURING THOSE YEARS, AND HAVE GONE ON TO VERY SUCCESSFUL COLLEGIATE CAREERS.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEXT 30 YEARS OF SHORELINE STING SOFTBALL, LED BY A FINE GROUP OF VERY EXPERIENCED AND SKILLED COACHES.

STING 14U BLUE CELEBRATES FPN HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR II

PICTURED ABOVE IS STING 14U BLUE SPORTING THEIR HALLOWEEN FATIGUES IN FASTPITCH NATION’S HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR II ON OCTOBER 23 & 24.  STANDING FROM LEFT IS ASHLEY BERARDESCA, MALLORY SADORRA, BRIANNA SPOSA, ADRIANNA FRONTE, LAUREN VITARISI, MADDY DISTEFANO, ANNABEL WENZEL.  KNEELING FROM LEFT IS ALEXA SNEDEKER, SAMANTHA JOHNSON, SOFIA LUDINGTON AND ALIA MARTONE.  (NOT PICTURED, PEYTON LEMAY.)  STING POSTED AN OUTSTANDING 3-0 SATURDAY, BUT SUFFERED AN EARLY SUNDAY DEPARTURE.

STING FALL LEAGUE CONCLUDES

CICADA WASPS WIN CHAMPIONSHIP

THE FALL CICADA WASPS LEVERAGED THEIR 9-1-2 REGULAR SEASON FIRST-PLACE FINISH INTO THE STING FALL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17.  THE WASPS (AKA:  ORCAS???) DEFEATED THE TIGERS IN THE SEMIFINALS AND THE CRUSH IN THE FINALS.  THE WASPS WERE MADE UP OF ALL SHORELINE STING PLAYERS FROM 16U AND 18U TEAMS AND WERE COACHED BY STING COACHES DAN MARSH, PAUL HAMILTON AND CHRISTIAN HOLMAN.  PICTURED BELOW (STANDING FROM LEFT) ARE REESE MAIN, JENNA SCHAUDER, JULIA SMITH, ADDIE HAUPTMANN, ARLEEN McKIERNAN, KRISTY ZATOR AND MELANIE MARTIN.  KNEELING IN FRONT (FROM LEFT) ARE EMMA McAVOY, ELLA “SWEET” PICKLES AND EMILY ZIEBA.  MISSING FROM PICTURE IS MADDY SMITH.