SHORELINE STINGER VII SCHEDULE & RESULTS
 
10U     12U     14U     16U     18U


 
2015 PRELIMINARY OPEN TRYOUT FOR 10U / 12U / 14U PLAYERS
 
FRIDAY, AUGUST 1 AT 5:30 & SUNDAY, AUGUST 3 AT 5:00
 
AT TOTOKET FIELD, 290 FOREST ROAD (RT. 22), NORTHFORD, CT
 
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PONY NATIONALS - STERLING, VA..........
 
 
 14U GOLD TAKES IN A WASHINGTON NATIONALS GAME AT PONY NATIONALS IN THE D.C. AREA.  THEY WON THEIR OPENING GAME VS. TEAM BAHAMAS 10-7 AND LOST A CLOSE ONE TO LOWER CENTRAL JERSEY 3-2. 
 
THEY REMAINED ON THE WINNERS SIDE OF THE BRACKET AFTER DAY ONE OF THE ELIMINATION ROUND. 
 
ON TUESDAY, JULY 22, STING GOLD SWEPT THROUGH MORE OF THE QUALIFYING GAMES AND MADE THEIR WAY INTO THE PONY NATIONALS EAST REGION ELITE EIGHT.  THEY ENTER SINGLE ELIMINATION PLAY ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, JUST THREE WINS AWAY FROM THE PONY EAST CROWN.  THE ENTIRE STING ORGANIZATION IS VERY PROUD AND WISHES THEM SUCCESS IN THEIR QUEST. 
 
WEDNESDAY AM, JULY 23..........STING GOLD HAS JUST DEFEATED "FIELDER'S CHOICE" 7-1 TO EARN A TRIP TO THE PONY EAST FINAL FOURSTING GOLD DROPPED THEIR SEMI-FINAL GAME.  HEAD COACH BRIAN HAECKEL SAID, "ONE BAD INNING AWAY FROM GOING TO THE FINALS."
 
WHAT A RUN!  THE STING ORGANIZATION AND ALL OF CONNECTICUT ARE VERY PROUD OF STING 14U GOLD.  ONE OF THE FOUR BEST PONY TEAMS IN THE EAST.
 
 

INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND..........
 
NEW ENGLAND REGIONAL CHAMPS
 
STING 14U GOLD CAPTURES THIRD IN A ROW
 
 
 UNABLE TO CONTROL HIS JOY AFTER WINNING ANOTHER TITLE, COACH BRIAN HAECKEL SMILES IN THE FOREGROUND.  BACK ROW FROM THE LEFT: NATALIE LABASI, SAM GALLO, ALYSSA PILLA, DESTINY HELMEDACH, SABRINA PIETROSIMONE, KELLY CODY, SYDNEY SENERCHIA.  FRONT ROW FROM LEFT: EMILY MUZYKA, MICHELLE THEILGARD, JULIA HAECKEL, JULIA SANGIOVANNI, LAUREN DONNELLY.
 
 
 CAUGHT STEALING:  SHORTSTOP EMILY MUZYKA APPLIES THE TAG AFTER RECEIVING A DART FROM CATCHER MICHELLE THEILGARD AND ERASES A STEAL ATTEMPT IN WEEKEND ACTION.
 
STING 14U GOLD BECAME THE PONY NEW ENGLAND REGIONAL CHAMPIONS ON SUNDAY, JULY 6, WINNING THREE SATURDAY POOL GAMES AND FOUR SUNDAY SINGLE-ELIMINATION GAMES, WHICH PUSHES THEIR INCREDIBLE WINNING STREAK TO 20 IN A ROW.  JULIA HAECKEL WON THE FIRST AND THE THIRD GAMES ON SATURDAY, PITCHING A FIVE-INNING "PERFECT GAME" (NO RUNS, HITS OR WALKS) AND SEVEN STRIKE OUTS IN THE OPENER. AND SYDNEY SENERCHIA GOT THE WIN IN THE MIDDLE CONTEST.  ALYSSA PILLA, MICHELLE THEILGARD, HAECKEL, NATALIE LABASI, SAM GALLO, JULIA SANGIOVANNI AND DESTINY HELMEDACH ALL POUNDED THE BALL FOR STING GOLD, RACKING UP EXTRA BASE HITS AND MULTIPLE RBIS.
 
IN SUNDAY'S OPENER, SENERCHIA NO-HIT THE PRO SWING PRIDE, STRIKING OUT SIX.  HAECKEL, LABASI AND SANGIOVANNI ALL HAD MULTIPLE HITS.  SABRINA PIETROSIMONE WAS 1-2.  IN THE QUARTERFINALS, STING GOLD JUMPED OUT TO AN EARLY LEAD AGAINST THE BOMBERS BLACK, BEHIND THEILGARDS TWO TRIPLES AND SANGIOVANNI'S MULTIPLE RBIS.  THE BOMBERS CREEPED BACK AND SENERCHIA CAME IN WITH RUNNERS ON BASE IN THE SIXTH STRIKING OUT TWO AND PRESERVING THE WIN FOR HAECKEL.
 
THE RAIDERS JUMPED OUT TO A FOUR RUN LEAD IN THE FIRST IN THE SEMIFINALS, AND THIS TIME HAECKEL CAME IN RELIEF TO SHUT THEM DOWN FOR THE REST OF THE GAME.  STING CHIPPED AWAY WITH TWO RUNS IN THE SECOND AND TWO MORE IN THE FIFTH.  IN THE SIXTH, HAECKEL SINGLED, FOLLOWED BY A "WALK OFF" DOUBLE BY LABASI AND ANOTHER TRIP TO THE FINALS.  IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP AGAINST TEAM CT, HAECKEL STRUCK OUT FOUR AND GAVE UP FOUR UNEARNED RUNS, AS AGAIN STING HAD TO COME FROM BEHIND TO WIN 8-4.  THEILGARD, LABASI AND HAECKEL EACH SCORED TWICE.  SANGIOVANNI KNOCKED IN THREE AND PIETROSIMONE GOT AN RBI AND SCORED IN THE GAME.
 
STING 14U GOLD PLAYS NEXT IN THE "RED, WHITE AND BLUE" IN WALLINGFORD NEXT WEEKEND AND THEN EMBARKS ON A TRIP TO PONY NATIONALS IN STERLING, VA.

 
JUNE 28 & 29..........
 
TWO IN A ROW
 
STING 14U GOLD WINS SECOND STRAIGHT EVENT
 
ONE WEEK AFTER BREEZING THROUGH "SUMMER SLAM" IN WARWICK, RI, STING 14U GOLD MADE IT TWO TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS IN A ROW, WINNING THE "LIGHTNING FLASH" IN SOUTHINGTON, CT, ONCE AGAIN WITH A PERFECT RECORD.  THREE WINS ON SATURDAY GAVE STING ANOTHER #1 SEED.  THEY BEAT SEYMOUR TRADITION 7-2, BEHIND SYDNEY SENERCHIA'S THREE HIT, FIVE STRIKE OUT EFFORT.  EMILY MUZYKA GOT TWO HITS IN THE GAME.  STING HAD TO COME BACK TO BEAT THE LIGHTNING '00 IN GAME #2.  THEY EVENED UP THE GAME AT TWO EACH IN THE FOURTH INNING ON HITS FROM ALYSSA PILLA, DESTINY HELMEDACH AND MICHELLE THEILGARD.  LAUREN DONNELLY ADDED TWO HITS IN THE GAME. JULIA HAECKEL GOT THE WIN, GIVING UP JUST THREE HITS IN THE 8-2 VICTORY.  STING OUTLASTED THE CT HORNETS IN GAME #3.  JULIA SANGIOVANNI HAD AN RBI TRIPLE.  SABRINA PIETROSIMONE HIT A CLUTCH SACRIFICE FLY AND SENERCHIA MADE IT HOME ON SAM GALLO'S PERFECTLY PLACED SQUEEZE BUNT.  SENERCHIA AND HAECKEL COMBINED THE PITCHING DUTIES.  SENERCHIA GAVE UP JUST ONE EARNED RUN AND FANNED EIGHT.  HAECKEL CLOSED THE GAME AND GOT THE WIN.
 
 
ON SUNDAY, A REMATCH AND PITCHING DUEL ENSUED VS. THE SEYMOUR TRADITION.  HAECKEL ALLOWED JUST ONE HIT AND STRUCK OUT FIVE.  WITH THE SCORE TIED 1-1 IN THE SIXTH, PILLA, SANGIOVANNI AND HELMEDACH ALL DOUBLED, ALLOWING STING TO WIN 3-1.  STING BEAT THE HOST LIGHTNING 5-2, BEHIND SENERCHIA IN THE CIRCLE.  PILLA GOT TWO HITS AND SANGIOVANNI TWO RBIS.  THE BATS REALLY CAME ALIVE IN THE 7-1 CHAMPIONSHIP GAME  VICTORY VS. THE RAIDERS.  PILLA BLASTED TWO, TWO-RUN HOMERS AND THEILGARD AND HELMEDACH KNOCKED OUT BACK-TO-BACK ROUND-TRIPERS.  HAECKEL WAS SOLID, GIVING UP JUST ONE RUN AND STRIKING OUT FOUR.
 
STING 14U GOLD IS IN ACTION FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND AT THE "PONY NE REGIONALS" IN WALLINGFORD, CT.
 
   
 
PICTURED LEFT: BATTERIES ENERGIZED.  BATTERY MATES, CATCHER MICHELLE THEILGARD LIFTS PITCHER JULIA HAECKEL AND RIGHT, CATCHER NATALIE LABASI CARRIES PITCHER SYDNEY SENERCHIA.  PICTURED RIGHT: ALYSSA PILLA COMBINES POWER AND SPEED FOR STING 14U
 
STING 18U ASA RUNNERS UP IN WEST HARTFORD
 
 
 
STING 18U TURNED IN THEIR BEST RESULT OF THE YOUNG SEASON, FINISHING RUNNERS UP IN ASA'S "JUNGLE JAMBOREE" IN WEST HARTFORD,CT.  COACH JOE MORRELL'S SENIOR STING TEAM HAD A 2-1 SATURDAY AND GAINED A #1 SEED.  ON CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY, THEY OPENED WITH A TOUGH WIN AGAINST THE BAY STATE THUNDER 4-3, AND WENT ON TO BEAT THE APPONAUG PRIDE 6-3 IN THE SEMI-FINALS.  THE HOST CT TIGERS PROVED TO BE TOO MUCH FOR STING IN THE FINALS.  THEY ARE TAKING THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND OFF AND ARE IN ACTION AGAIN NEXT AT "SUMMER SCORCHER" IN SOUTHINGTON, CT ON SATURDAY, JULY 12.
 
PICTURED STANDING FROM LEFT:  LEAVING IT ALL ON THE FIELD, AS ALWAYS, BUT IN SERIOUS NEED OF A SHOWER, OLIVIA BOUDREAU, PAIGE TRABUCCHI, MADISON EUCALITTO, AMBER BONEWICZ, HAILEY TRASACCO, JOLIE MORRELL, MADDY STURM AND HEAD COACH JOE MORRELL.  KNEELING IN FRONT:  LAURA MACLEOD, MORGAN KING, JENNA CARRANO AND JULIA ROSENBERG.  AT TOP, HIDING BEHIND HIS DAUGHTER, IS ASSISTANT COACH FRANK TRASACCO.

 
JUNE 21 & 22..........

 
PERFECT WEEKEND FOR STING 14U GOLD
 
THEY WIN IT ALL AT SUMMER SLAM IN RHODE ISLAND
 

 
 
STING 14U GOLD TURNED IN A PERFECT WEEKEND AND A TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP AT THE SUMMER SLAM IN WARWICK, RI.  THEY CAPTURED AN OPENING 8-3 SATURDAY VICTORY AGAINST THE MASS EXPLOSION, BEHIND JULIA HAECKEL IN THE CIRCLE.  ALYSSA PILLA AND DESTINY HELMEDACH EACH WENT 2-3 IN THE GAME AND LAUREN DONNELLY HAD TWO RBIS.  HAECKEL STRUCK OUT FIVE AND ONLY ONE OF THE RUNS WERE EARNED.  IN GAME #2, MICHELLE THEILGARD WAS HOT GOING 2-3, KNOCKING IN TWO RUNS.  EMILY MUZYKA WENT 2-3 AND HAECKEL PICKED UP TWO RBIS.  SYDNEY SENERCHIA GOT THE WIN BEHIND A TENACIOUS DEFENSE, KEEPING IT CLOSE UNTIL THE FIFTH, WHEN STING GOLD BROKE IT OPEN WITH FOUR RUNS, AND FIVE MORE IN THE SIXTH.  GAME #3 WAS WON BY FORFEIT.
 
STING GOLD WENT INTO SUNDAY AS THE #1 SEED, OPENING WITH A REMATCH VS. THE EXPLOSION.  SENERCHIA GOT THE WIN AND HAECKEL THE SAVE, COMBINING FOR NO RUNS, THREE HITS AND EIGHT STRIKE OUTS, IN A MUCH CLOSER GAME.  HAECKEL ALSO WENT 3-3 IN THE 2-0 WIN.  IN THE SEMI-FINALS, THE GLOVES WERE ON DISPLAY VS. THE SWANSEA EXTREME.  JULIA SANGIOVANNI MADE TWO DIVING PLAYS AT SECOND. MUZYKA AND SANGIOVANNI EACH DOUBLED AND SENERCHIA WENT 2-2.  HAECKEL GOT THE 5-1 WIN.
 
STING GOLD MET THE CT MIRAGE IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME.  GOLD BROKE OPEN A SCORELESS GAME IN THE THIRD WITH EIGHT RUNS.  PILLA AND THEILGARD EACH WENT 2-3, WITH TWO RBIS A PIECE.  NATALIE LABASI WENT 2-3 AND SABRINA PIETROSIMONE AND KELLY CODY PILED ON WITH RBIS.  STING GOLD WILL TRY TO MAKE IT TWO IN A ROW AT THE LIGHTNING FLASH IN SOUTHINGTON, CT, BEGINNING ON JUNE 28.
 
 
LEFT: LAUREN DONNELLY SLIDES HOME WITH A RUN FOR 14U GOLD IN RI SUMMER SLAM ACTION.  RIGHT: SABRINA PIETROSIMONE SCORES, AS WELL, GETTING UNDER THE CATCHER, AS COACH BRIAN HAECKEL LOOKS ON.
 
STING 14U BLUE HAS PERFECT SATURDAY, BUT FALLS IN SEMI-FINALS
 
STING 14U BLUE TURNED IN THEIR BEST PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR IN THE STATE LINE OPEN IN ATTLEBORO, MA.  THE YOUNGER 14U STING TEAM WHIPPED THE DIRT DAWGS 10-1, SOUTH COUNTY STORM 7-1 AND MASS BLACKOUT 14-0 ON THEIR WAY TO A PERFECT 3-0 SATURDAY AND A #1 SEED.  EACH OF THE THREE 14U BLUE PITCHERS, CAROLINE SCHRECK, MADDIE SHURA AND ABBY GESHWIND EARNED A SATURDAY WIN, GIVING UP A TOTAL OF JUST TWO RUNS COMBINED.
 
STING BLUE STARTED OUT SUNDAY WITH 6-0 SHUTOUT WIN AGAINST THE EAST COAST DRAMA, BEHIND SHURA IN THE CIRCLE. HOWEVER, THEY DROPPED THEIR SEMI-FINAL GAME TO THE SC STORM.
 
SOPHIE SCHRECK TORE UP THE BASES PATHS CONTRIBUTING NINE HITS IN 14 AT BATS, WITH FOUR RBIS.  CATCHER LIZZIE HOWLAND WENT EIGHT FOR 13, WITH SIX RBIS, A HOME RUN AND A DOUBLE ON THE WEEKEND.  SHE ALSO ADDED FOUR STOLEN BASES.  HOWLAND CAUGHT FOUR OF THE FIVE GAMES WITHOUT ALLOWING A STOLEN BASE AND THROWING OUT ONE POTENTIAL THIEF.  SARA KELLY WENT SIX FOR 13, WITH A STOLEN BASE.  PITCHER MADDIE SHURA WON BOTH OF HER STARTS AND RECORDED 14 STRIKEOUTS ON THE WEEKEND.  STING 14U BLUE PLAYS NEXT IN THE ASA JUNGLE JAMBOREE IN WEST HARTFORD, CT.
 
STING 10U FINISHES IN THIRD AT SUMMER SLAM, WARWICK, RI
 
STING 10U MANAGED A FINISH IN THE SEMI-FINALS AT THE SUMMER SLAM IN WARWICK, RI.  10U HAD A TOUGH SATURDAY, NEVER ABLE TO GET ANYTHING GOING.  JILLIAN BATTICK AND BELLA HILLS EACH HOMERED IN A LOSING EFFORT TO THE CHESHIRE WILDCATS.  ERICA PIERCY WENT 2-2 IN THE GAME AND ABBY CODY STRUCK OUT SIX.   
 
SUNDAY, HOWEVER, WAS A DIFFERENT STORY.  IN THE QUARTERFINALS, STING BEAT THE HOST APPONAUG PRIDE IN A NINE INNING INTERNATIONAL TIE-BREAKER, THRILLER.  ABBY CODY STRUCK OUT 11 IN THE GAME.  SOPHIA ANASTASIO RIPPED A TWO RUN DOUBLE TO WIN IT IN THE NINTH.  AFTER JUMPING TO AN EARLY LEAD IN THE SEMI-FINALS, THE EVENTUAL TOURNAMENT CHAMP, RI THUNDER PROVED TOO MUCH FOR STING 10U.  HANNA SENERCHIA AND EMA SIGNORE EACH WENT 2-2 IN THE GAME.  10U BEGINS A FOUR WEEK HIATUS TO PARTICIPATE IN THEIR RESPECTIVE LITTLE LEAGUE TOWN TOURNAMENTS.  THEY ARE IN ACTION AGAIN AT THE SHORELINE STINGER VII ON JULY 26.
 

JUNE 14 & 15..........
 
 
STING 12U GOLD WINS IT ALL
 
CHAMPIONSHIP WIN VS WILDCATS IN SOUTHINGTON
 
 
 
STING 12U GOLD CELEBRATES A 5-0 CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND, CULMINATED BY A LAST INNING COMEBACK WIN VS THE CHESHIRE WILDCATS ON CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY.   BECAUSE OF HEAVY OVERNIGHT RAINS, ONLY TWO POOL GAMES WERE PLAYED ON  SATURDAY AND STING 12U GOLD FINISHED AS THE #3 SEED.  ON SUNDAY, STING DEFEATED THE MIRAGE IN THE QUARTERFINALS WITH ELENA BALL CONTRIBUTING THE GAME WINNING RBI.  THEY FOLLOWED THAT UP WITH A "RUN-LIMIT" WIN OVER THE BREWSTER ROCKETS.
 
IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP, THE OLD NEMESIS CHESHIRE WILDCATS TOOK A 3-1 LEAD INTO THE TOP OF THE SEVENTH, BUT ALEXA GALLO DRILLED A GO-AHEAD AND EVENTUAL GAME WINNING THREE-RUN HOMER IN THE TOP FRAME.  ACE PITCHER, KAITLIN CAPOBIANCO FANNED TWO IN THE BOTTOM HALF AND HELD ON TO WIN.
 
STING 12U GOLD GOES INTO THEIR LITTLE LEAGUE TOURNAMENT HIATUS IN STYLE, ENJOYING THEIR SOUTHINGTON SUMMER LEADOFF CHAMPIONSHIP.  THEY PLAY NEXT IN THE SHORELINE STINGER VII AT THE END OF JULY.
 
  
LEFT: ALEXA GALLO DRILLS THE EVENTUAL GAME WINNER IN THE CHAMPIOSHIP GAME.  RIGHT: SHOWING COMPLETE CONCENTRATION AND FOCUS, KAITLYN CAPOBIANCO, CRASHES INTO ABBY SPIVEY, LOSES HER FACE MASK, BUT NOT THE BALL IN CHAMPIONSHIP GAME ACTION.
 
STING 16U OPENS 3-2 AT NORWICH
 
STING 16U OPENED THEIR 2014 CAMPAIGN AT 3-2, FINISHING 2-1 ON SATURDAY AND WINNING THE OPENER ON SUNDAY, ONLY TO LOSE TO THE HOST CT BOMBERS BLACK ON A FLUKE PLAY.
 
STING WON SATURDAY'S OPENER 6-3 AGAINST THE BOMBERS, BEHIND MIKAELA LOPRIORE IN THE CIRCLE. MADDIE YAGGI WENT 3-3 AND LOPRIORE HAD TWO DOUBLES AND THREE RBIS.  THEY DROPPED THE SECOND GAME TO THE STRATFORD BREAKERS 9-6.  MICHAELA ENGLAND CONTRIBUTED A TWO RBI DOUBLE.  STING BEAT THE CLASSICS 13-0 IN A SHORT RUN-LIMIT GAME BEHIND LOPRIORE.
 
STING 16U DROPPED THE CHESHIRE WILDCATS 11-6 IN SUNDAY'S OPENER.  ANNA ESPOSITO WAS A PERFECT 4-4 WITH A HOME RUN, A DOUBLE AND TWO SINGLES, TOTALING FOUR RBIS.  YAGGI, LOPRIORE, ALLIE BULLER AND ERIN MCCANN EACH MADE SIGNIFICANT OFENSIVE CONTRIBUTIONS.  GAME #2 WAS LOST TO THE CT BOMBERS BLACK 6-5 ON AN APPEAL PLAY AT FIRST BASE.  ESPOSITO HAD ANOTHER PERFECT DAY AND LAUNCHED ANOTHER HOME RUN.  STING 16U PLAYS NEXT IN WATERTOWN, CT IN THE SUMMER SWING.
 
JUNE 7 & 8..........
 
STING 10U TAKES SECOND AT WATERTOWN
 
 
TOP (LEFT TO RIGHT): JILLIAN BATTICK, BELLA HILLS, EMA SIGNORE, SOPHIA ANASTASIO, ABBY CODY.  BOTTOM (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT): ALLIE PETINITO, ERICA PIERCY, JADA MICONI, HANNA SENERCHIA, AYANNA HELMEDACH.  (MISSING: GRACE HARTMANN, KASSIDY PLANAS)
 
EARNING THE #1 SEED AFTER SATURDAY PLAY, STING 10U MANAGED A RUNNER-UP FINISH AT THE WATERTOWN RAPIDS TOURNAMENT.  THEY GAINED A SATURDAY FORFEIT DUE TO A MISSING TEAM.  IN GAME #2, STING 10U BEAT THE HOST WATERTWON RAPIDS BEHIND ABBY CODY IN THE CIRCLE.  ERICA PIERCY GOT THE WIN VS. CT HORNETS IN GAME #3.  JILLIAN BATTICK WENT 7-10 ON THE DAY WITH TWO TRIPLES AND TWO DOUBLES.  SOPHIA ANASTASIO AND JADA MICONI ALSO DOUBLED.  STING WAS ANCHORED DEFENSIVELY ALL DAY BY GRACE HARTMANN, HANNA SENERCHIA, BELLA HILLS AND ANASTASIO.
 
THE #1 SEED EARNED STING A SUNDAY BYE.  EMA SIGNORE GOT THE WIN IN THE SEMI-FINALS IN A REMATCH WITH CT HORNETS.  CODY GOT THE SAVE.  STING LOST TO EMPIRE STATE HUSKIES IN THE FINALS.  IT IS THE SECOND RUNNER-UP FINISH OF THE YEAR FOR 10U.  THEY PLAY NEXT ON JUNE 21 & 22 AT SUMMER SLAM IN WARWICK, RI.
 
SHORT-HANDED 14U GOLD MAKES SEMI-FINALS AT WATERTOWN
 
 
NINE OF 12:  STING 14U GOLD OPENED THEIR SEASON IN THE WATERTOWN RAPIDS TOURNAMENT WITH JUST NINE PLAYERS.  THREE COGINCHAUG HS FRESHMEN WERE MISSING DUE TO THEM GAINING A CIAC SEMI-FINAL BERTH.  THE DIMINISHED GROUP STILL MANAGED A SEMI-FINAL FINISH IN THE TOURNAMENT.
 
 
 
14U GOLD AT WATERTOWN
 
TOP LEFT: SYDNEY SENERCHIA.  TOP RIGHT: JULIA HAECKEL.  BOTTOM: MICHELLE THEILGARD
 

MAY 31 & JUNE 1..........
 
STING 12U GOLD WINS FIVE IN RHODE ISLAND
 
FINISHES RUNNERS UP IN MAYFLY
 

STING 12U GOLD SHOW THEIR COLORS AFTER A HARD FOUGHT RUNNER UP FINISH IN RHODE ISLAND. 
 
OPENING WITH A 3-0 SATURDAY PROPELLED STING 12U TO THE #1 SEED IN THE MAYFLY TOURNAMENT IN WEST GREENWICH, RI.  12U GOLD DEFEATED THE CT CRUSH 9-0, BEHIND ANGELINA RAMADA'S SIX STRIKEOUTS.  JILL MONTANO CONTRIBUTED TWO HITS.  KAITLYN CAPOBIANCO TOOK CHARGE IN GAME #2 GETTING THE WIN VS. THE EAST COAST DRAMA.  SHE STRUCK OUT NINE AND GOT THREE HITS IN THE GAME.  AVA GALDENZI AND RACHEL VITARISI GOT TWO HITS EACH.  A PITCHERS DUEL ENSUED IN GAME #3 AND ELENA BALL PREVAILED OVER A VERY TOUGH CT BOMBERS BLACK TEAM 2-1.  KATY PEDERSON GOT THE GAME WINNING HIT IN AN EXCITING INTERNATIONAL TIE-BREAKER, EXTRA INNING FINISH.
 
ON SUNDAY, RAMADA TOOK DOWN THE BOMBERS TEAL, BEHIND THREE HITS FROM CAPOBIANCO.   EAST COAST DRAMA FELL VICTIM TO CAPOBIANCO IN THE SEMI-FINALS.  SHE SHUT THEM OUT 8-0 AND HAD TWO HITS.  BRIANNA RACCIO ADDED A DOUBLE IN THE VICTORY.  BOMBERS BLACK GOT THEIR REVENGE AND THE TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP, AS 12U GOLD RAN OUT OF GAS IN THE FINALS.
 
COACH RAMADA'S TEAM TOOK HOME THE RUNNERS UP TROPHY.  THEY PLAY NEXT IN THE GROWS/RAPIDS PONY QUALIFIER IN WATERTOWN, CT.
 
 
  RACHEL VITARISI CLOBBERS ONE FOR 12U GOLD
 
GREAT START FOR STING 14U BLUE IN MAYFLY
 
STING 14U BLUE BEGAN THEIR 2014 CAMPAIGN WITH A 2-1 SATURDAY, FOR A SIXTH SEED IN A VERY STRONG 14U TEAM FIELD.  AN OPENING WIN ON SUNDAY GAINED THEM A FIFTH PLACE FINISH OVERALL.  THE TEAM WAS SPARKED BY CONSISTENT HITTING THROUGHOUT THE LINEUP AND TWO WINS, AGAINST NO LOSSES FOR PITCHER CAROLINE SCHRECK.
 

 
OLIVIA AFFINITO SLIDES SAFELY HOME FOR STING 14U BLUE. 

MAY 17 & 18..........
 
STING 10U CAPTURES SEMI-FINALS IN ROSE CITY
 
 
LEFT: STING 10U IN PRE-GAME HUDDLE.  RIGHT: ERICA PIERCEY DELIVERS.
 
STING 10U OPENED SATURDAY WITH A WIN VS. THE CT CRUSH, BEHIND HANNA SENERCHIA'S TWO HIT, EIGHT STRIKEOUT EFFORT.  GRACE HARTMANN WENT 2-3 WITH A TRIPLE, ERICA PIERCEY WENT 3-3 AND JILLIAN BATTICK WENT 2-3, WITH TWO RBIS AND TWO RUNS SCORED.  THEY DROPPED GAME #2 TO THE POWERFUL HOST CT BOMBERS.  STING 10U BOUNCED BACK IN GAME #3, WITH A WIN OVER THE BREWSTER ROCKETS (NY)  ABBY CODY ALLOWED ONE HIT AND STRUCK OUT SEVEN.
 
IN SUNDAY'S QUARTERFINAL MATCH STING 10U BEAT THE CT ELIMINATORS, ONCE AGAIN BEHIND CODY, WHO WINDMILLED ANOTHER ONE-HITTER, WITH SEVEN STRIKEOUTS.  SHE ALSO HOMERED IN THE GAME.  BELLA HILLS WENT 3-3, JADA MICONI DOUBLED AND ALLIE PETINITO STOLE THREE BASES.  ONCE AGAIN, THE CT BOMBERS PROVED TO BE TOO MUCH IN THE SEMI-FINALS.
 
12U GOLD HAD A PRODUCTIVE SATURDAY.  THEY DROPPED THE FIRST GAME TO THE BREWSTER ROCKETS, BUT THEN BEAT THE HOST CT BOMBERS TEAL IN GAME #2, BEHIND KAITLYN CAPOBIANCO IN THE CIRCLE.  ALEXA GALLO TIED THE GAME IN THE LAST INNING, WITH AN RBI DOUBLE TO THE FENCE IN LEFT CENTER.  BRIANNA RACCIO FOLLOWED UP WITH A GAME WINNING, WALK-OFF SINGLE.  IN GAME #3, A COMBINED EFFORT BY ELENA BALL AND CAPOBIANCO IN THE CIRCLE DEFEATED THE WATERTOWN RAPIDS, RAPPING UP A 2-1 SATURDAY.  12U GOLD DROPPED A HARD FOUGHT ONE RUN GAME TO THE EAST COAST DRAMA (RI) ON SUNDAY.
 
12U BLUE OPENED THEIR SATURDAY WITH A NICE WIN VS. THE CT HORNETS, BUT THEN RAN INTO SOME VERY TOUGH COMPETION, FINISHING 1-2 IN THE POOL ROUND.  THEY DROPPED THEIR SUNDAY OPENER TO THE BREWSTER ROCKETS (NY)

MAY 10 & 11..........
 
12U GOLD IMPRESSIVE IN RAIN-SOAKED USSSA EVENT
 
REACHES SEMI-FINALS IN ELIMINATORS MOTHER'S DAY CLASSIC
 
AFTER A DIFFICULT OPENING SATURDAY LOSS TO CHESHIRE WILDCATS '02, 12U GOLD SHUT OUT RHODE ISLAND THUNDER (LEVESQUE) 6-0, BEHIND KAITLYN CAPOBIANCO IN THE CIRCLE.  ALEXA GALLO PUT THE GAME AWAY WITH A LATE TWO-RUN DOUBLE.  RACHEL VITARISI SEALED THE VICTORY WITH TWO OUTSTANDING GRABS IN LEFT FIELD.  12U GOLD FOLLOWED UP THE VICTORY WITH ANOTHER SHUT OUT WIN AGAINST SEYMOUR TRADITION WHITE.  ELENA BALL GOT THE WIN AND CAPOBIANCO CAME IN TO RECORD THE SAVE.
 
ON SUNDAY, 12U GOLD GOT THEIR REVENGE AGAINST THE WILDCATS '02, WINNING 7-0, AGAIN BEHIND CAPOBIANCO.  THE NUMBER ONE SEED RHODE ISLAND THUNDER PROVED TO BE TOO MUCH IN THE SEMI-FINAL CONTEST.  
 


 
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