UPCOMING NEWS & GAMES


FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2022


14U GOLD IN FPN CHAMPIONSHIP CUP IN WINDSOR, CT


8:00 – VS NE HURRICANES (NH) ON FPN FIELD #6


9:45 – VS CT BOMBERS BLACK ON FPN FIELD #6


1:15 – VS NE ELITE 14U GOLD ON FPN FIELD #3


SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2022


12U CVFL (DH) – 10:00 & 11:45 – VS CT BREAKERS AT HADDAM KILLINGWORTH HS


14U GOLD IN FPN CHAMPIONSHIP CUP IN WINDSOR, CT


DOUBLE-ELIMINATION BRACKET PLAY DETERMINED BY FRIDAY POOL PLAY SEEDING


14U BLUE IN USA SOFTBALL SLUGFEST AT PRATT & WHITNEY, EAST HARTFORD, CT


8:00 – VS LADY STING MARTINS ON P & W FIELD #5


9:30 – VS WESTERN MASS ON P & W FIELD #5


12:30 – VS NE PHOENIX ON P & W FIELD #5


16U IN EAST BAY SUMMER KICKOFF IN RIVERSIDE, RI


9:00 – VS RI STORM AT RIVERSIDE REC COMPLEX


2:15 – VS DANBURY STORM AT RIVERSIDE REC COMPLEX


4:00 – VS CT DIAMOND CLUB AT RIVERSIDE REC CENTER


18U GOLD IN EAST BAY SUMMER KICKOFF IN RIVERSIDE, RI


9:00 – VS SOMERSET WILDCATS (MA) ON CONNOR FIELD


10:45 – VS MWS ECLIPSE (MA) ON CONNOR FIELD


2:30 – VS RAGE (MA) ON CONNOR FIELD


18U BLUE IN USA SOFTBALL SLUGFEST McAUFIFFE PARK IN EAST HARTFORD, CT


11:00 – VS CT ANGELS ON MP FIELD #1


2:00 – VS – VT STORM ON MP FIELD #1


3:30 – VS WATERTOWN RAPIDS ON MP FIELD #1


SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2022


10:00 & 11:45 – 12U – CVFL (DH) VS WOLCOTT AT WAKELEE SCHOOL, WOLCOTT


14U GOLD IN FPN CHAMPIONSHIP CUP IN WINDSOR, CT


POTENTIAL DOUBLE ELIMINATION  CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES 


14U BLUE IN USA SOFTBALL SLUGFEST AT PRATT & WHITNEY, EAST HARTFORD, CT


POTENTIAL DOUBLE ELIMINATION  CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES 


16U IN EAST BAY SUMMER KICKOFF IN RIVERSIDE, RI


SCHEDULE DETERMINED BY SATURDAY POOL RESULTS


18U GOLD IN EAST BAY SUMMER KICKOFF IN RIVERSIDE, RI


SCHEDULE DETERMINED BY SATURDAY POOL RESULTS


18U BLUE IN USA SOFTBALL SLUGFEST McAUFIFFE PARK IN EAST HARTFORD, CT


SCHEDULE DETERMINED BY SATURDAY POOL RESULTS

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.)

CIAC HIGH SCHOOL SEASON IN FULL SWING

ON SATURDAY, APRIL 16, SHORELINE STING 16U PLAYERS FACED EACH OTHER, WHEN MORGAN SCHOOL, CLINTON, VISITED OLD LYME IN A CT SHORELINE CONFERENCE CONTEST.  THE WILDCATS FROM OLD LYME BEAT THE MORGAN HUSKIES 6-5 IN EXTRA INNINGS.  PICTURED ABOVE (FROM LEFT) ARE STING 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 ALUMNI MAKE IMPACT IN NCAA

PICTURED ABOVE ARE SHORELINE STING ALUMNI, WHO WERE FEATURED ON THEIR RESPECTIVE NCAA SCHOOL’S GAME DAY” PUBLICATIONS AND WEBPAGES.  ABOVE LEFT IS HANNAH LEMKE AT MITCHELL COLLEGE IN NEW LONDON, CT.  ABOVE CENTER IS NIKKI MARSH AT CARLETON COLLEGE IN NORTHFIELD, MN.  FAR RIGHT IS ALEX BURDICK FROM ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY IN BRISTOL, RI, WHERE SHE IS PICTURED WITH HANNAH AFTER THE RWU / MITCHELL GAME.  (TAYLOR MYERS FROM RWU WAS UNAVAILABLE FOR THE PICTURE.)

AFTER SUCCESSFUL STING CAREERS, WHICH FEATURED A NUMBER OF CHAMPIONSHIPS, ALL THREE PLAYERS ARE LIVING THEIR COLLEGE DREAMS, STARTING IN KEY POSITIONS FOR THEIR SCHOOLS.  2022 WILL BE A VERY IMPORTANT “SHOWCASE SEASON” FOR MANY STING COLLEGE PROSPECTS.

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.