UPCOMING GAMES & EVENTS



 
THE JOYS OF SHORELINE STING TRAVEL SOFTBALL..........
 
SOME 2015 ROSTER SPOTS AVAILABLE: ALL 10U PLAYERS / ONE 12U CATCHER & ONE 12U POSITION PLAYER / ONE 16U PITCHER
 
 
2015 - 14U GOLD (IN BACK) & 10U (IN FRONT) SHARE A TRIP TO RHODE ISLAND.

 
STING FALL MEETINGS
 
 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2014
GUILFORD COMMUNITY CENTER, 32 CHURCH ST.
 
10:00 - 11:00 - 12U BLUE (RUSS SENERCHIA) / 10:30 - 11:30 - 12U GOLD (KATIE HOBSON)
 
11:00 - 12:00 - 14U BLUE (PETE RAMADA) /11:30 - 12:30 - 14U GOLD (ED HOBSON)
 
12:00 - 1:00 - 16U BLUE (BRIAN HAECKEL) /12:30 - 1:30 - 16U GOLD (MIKE NIEKRASH)
 
1:00 - 2:00 - 18U (JOE MORRELL) 
 

 
  
STING FALL SOFTBALL 2014 RESULTS
 
 
TORNADOES - CHAMPIONS                                     HORNETS - RUNNERS UP
 
   
 
 
AMERICAN LEAGUE
 
WILDCATS - CHAMPIONS                                       TORNADOES '14 - RUNNERS UP
 
 
NATIONAL LEAGUE
 
WILD THINGS - CHAMPIONS                                 RIPTIDE - RUNNERS UP
 
 
 
AMERICAN LEAGUE
 
BOMB SQUAD - CHAMPIONS                                          WILDCATS - RUNNERS UP
 
 

NATIONAL LEAGUE
 
CUBS - CHAMPIONS                                          VIPERS - RUNNERS UP
 
 

 
   

LAST BLAST..........
 
STING 16U TAKES LAST BLAST CHAMPIONSHIP
 
 
STING 16U: REAR FROM LEFT: HEAD COACH MIKE NIEKRASH, ASSISTANT COACH KYLE KING, ASSISTANT COACH CHERYL LOPRIORE.  MIDDLE ROW: AMANDA KING, MADDIE YAGGI, MIKAYLA LOPRIORE, LILLY YOUNG, ABBY MURPHY.  KNEELING IN FRONT: ANNA ESPOSITO, ALLIE BULLER, MEGAN ZAMPANO, ERIN MCCANN, LINDSAY WEST, CAROLINE GABRIELLE
 
STING 16U ENEDED THEIR 2014 CAMPAIGN WITH A BLAST, WINNING AT THE "BOMBER'S LAST BLAST", PONY INVITATIONAL IN NORWICH, CT.  STING 16U ENDED SATURDAY POOL PLAY AT 2-1-0 FOR A #4 SEED.  ON SUNDAY, STING DEFEATED THE CT RAIDERS IN THE QUARTERFINALS, OUTFOUGHT THE COMETS 3-2 IN THE SEMIFINALS AND WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP VS THE POWERFUL CT BOMBERS BLACK IN A 2-1 THRILLER.  MIKAYLA LOPRIORE WAS THE WORKHORSE, WINNING ALL THREE GAMES ON SUNDAY AND LAUNCHING BALLS INTO THE STRATOSPHERE ALL WEEKEND.
 
STINGER WEEK..........
 
STINGER VII: ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL EVENT
 
THE WEEKEND RAINS BLEW THROUGH WITH NO ILL EFEECT, LEAVING JUST PLEASANT TEMPORATE TEMPERATURES AND TWO WONDERFUL DAYS OF SUMMER SOFTBALL IN GUILFORD, MADISON AND DURHAM, CT.
 
 
THE ENTIRE 18U STING FAMILY CELEBRATES IN FRONT OF THEIR CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY.  STING 18U BEAT THE MIGHTY ELIMINATORS FOR FIRST PLACE IN STINGER VII, THEIR LAST TOURNAMENT OF THE YEAR.
 
THIS YEARS TOURNAMENT WAS FULL OF HIGHLIGHTS FOR STING TEAMS, INCLUDING A CHAMPIONSHIP WIN BY STING 14U GOLD IN THE 16U TOURNAMENT BRACKETSTING 18U WON THEIR AGE BRACKET AND STING 10U FINISHED RUNNERS UP.  TOURNAMENT HIGHLIGHTS FOLLOW AND ARE ALSO LOCATED ON "2014 STINGER" PAGES.......... 
 
 
 
THE CHESHIRE WILDCATS DEFEATED THE CT LADY NATIONALS IN ONE SEMI-FINAL, WHILE THE HOST SHORELINE STING BETTERED THE JUNCTION GIRLS IN THE OTHER.  THE WILDCATS PREVAILED OVER THE STING IN THE FINALS.
 
 12U
 
THE SE MASS XTREME DEFEATED THE CHESHIRE WILDCATS IN A SEMI-FINAL CONTEST AND THE CT BOMBERS BLACK BEAT THE CT TITANS GREEN IN THE OTHER.  THE BOMBERS BLACK BEAT THE SE MASS XTREME IN THE FINALS.
 
 
IN THE 14U BRACKET AT BITTNER PARK, GUILFORD, CT, THE CT RAIDERS PREVAILED OVER THE SE MASS XTREME IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME.  THE RAIDERS MADE IT TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP BY BEATING THE CT BOMBERS BLACK.  SE MASS WON THEIR SEMI-FINAL GAME AGAINST THE CT TITANS BLUE.
 
 
AFTER THEIR THIRD PLACE FINISH IN PONY NATIONS EAST REGION, STING 14U GOLD MADE A DECISION TO CHALLENGE THEMSELVES FURTHER AND PLAY IN THE STINGER VII - 16U BRACKET.  STING GOLD FINISHED AN UNUSUAL 1-0-2 IN SATURDAY POOL PLAY FOR A #2 SEED.  THEY OPENED SUNDAY WITH A WIN VS. THE CT FALCONS.  NATALIE LABASI HAD TWO HITS AND SCORED THREE RUNS.  SYDNEY SENERCHIA GOT THE WIN.  IN THE SEMI-FINALS, JULIA HAECKEL THREW A FOUR HIT SHUT OUT, BEATING THE SHORELINE RIPTIDE.  EMILY MUZYKA WENT 3-3, WITH THREE RBIS.  THE NORWALK RIPTIDES BEAT THE #1 SEED WATERTOWN RAPIDS IN THE OTHER SEMI-FINAL GAME.
 
STING GOLD HELD OFF A NORWALK COMEBACK AND WON 7-5 IN THE FINALS.  HAECKEL GOT THE WIN AND SENERCHIA CAME IN LATE TO PUT THE GAME AWAY, EARNING THE SAVE.  JULIA SANGIOVANNI, HAECKEL, AND MUZYKA EACH HAD TWO HITS.
 
STING GOLD FINISHED THE SEASON AT 42-11-3, WITH FOUR TOURNAMENT WINS, ONE RUNNER UP AND TWO SEMI-FINAL APPEARANCES.
 
 
STING 18U TURNED IN A 2-1-0 SATURDAY.  ON CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY, THEY OPENED WITH A DECISIVE 13-2 WIN OVER THE CT TITANS.  THEY EDGED THE WORTH FIRECRACKER RED HOTS IN THE SEMI-FINALS 5-4, BEHIND JULIA ROSENBERG IN THE CIRCLE.  THE ELIMINATORS BEAT THE WATERTOWN RAPIDS IN THE OTHER SEMI-FINAL.
 
IN THE FINALS, THE LEAD CHANGED SEVEN TIMES, BUT STING 18U FINALLY PULLED OUT AND 8-4 WIN OVER THE ELIMINATORS.  HAILEY TRASACCO GOT THE SCORING STARTED WITH A TRIPLE IN THE SECOND INNING AND SCORED ON MADDIE STURM'S RBI SINGLE.  A GROUND BALL BY OLIVIA BOUDREAU GAVE STING 18U THE LEAD FOR GOOD IN THE SEVENTH.  TRASACCO COLLECTED TWO EXTRA BASE HITS IN THE GAME AND GOT THE WIN, ONLY ALLOWING FOUR RUNS.  AMBER BONEWICZ, STURM, LAURA MACLEOD AND TRASACCO COMBINED FOR NINE HITS AND SIX RBIS IN THE GAME. 
 
IT WAS AN EMOTIONAL WIN FOR STING 18U, AS VETERAN COACH JOE MORRELL HELD THE TROPHY ALOFT, CELEBRATING HIS FIRST STINGER WIN IN THE EVENT'S SEVEN YEAR HISTORY. 

 

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.
 
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.

 
 
 
 
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