UPCOMING NEWS & GAMES


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2018


12:00 – 2:00 – 14U WHITE – WINTER PRACTICE IN NORTH HAVEN


2:00 – 4:00 – 12U GOLD – WINTER PRACTICE IN NORTH HAVEN


3:00 – 4:30 – 14U GOLD – WINTER PRACTICE AT “THE PIT” IN NIANTIC, CT *NOTE CHANGE*


4:00 – 6:00 – 16U GOLD – WINTER PRACTICE IN NORTH HAVEN


4:00 – 6:00 – 16U GOLD – WINTER PRACTICE IN NORTH HAVEN


5:30 – 7:00 – 14U GOLD – WINTER PRACTICE AT “THE PIT” IN NIANTIC, CT


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2018


12:00 – 2:00 – 14U WHITE – WINTER PRACTICE IN NORTH HAVEN


2:00 – 4:00 – 12U GOLD – WINTER PRACTICE IN NORTH HAVEN


4:00 – 6:00 – 16U GOLD – WINTER PRACTICE IN NORTH HAVEN


5:30 – 7:00 – 14U GOLD – WINTER PRACTICE AT “THE PIT” IN NIANTIC, CT


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2018


12:00 – 2:00 – 18U WINTER PRACTICE IN NORTH HAVEN


2:00 – 4:00 – 12U GOLD – WINTER PRACTICE IN NORTH HAVEN


4:00 – 6:00 – 16U GOLD – WINTER PRACTICE IN NORTH HAVEN


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2018


MERRY CHRISTMAS



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2018


INDOOR 16U / 18U SCRIMMAGES  AT WIDE WORLD OF INDOOR SPORTS OAKDALE (MONTVILLE), CT


12:00 – 16U BLUE VS 18U


1:45 – 16U BLUE VS 16U GOLD


3:30 – 16U GOLD VS 18U


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2018


INDOOR 14U SCRIMMAGES  AT WIDE WORLD OF INDOOR SPORTS OAKDALE (MONTVILLE), CT


12:00 – 14U BLUE VS 14U WHITE


1:45 – 14U GOLD VS 14U BLUE


3:30 – 14U WHITE VS 14U GOLD


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2018


ALL DAY – 16U BLUE IN ADIRONDACK WINTER TOURNAMENT IN QUEENSBURY, NY


POOL SCHEDULE TBD


4:00 – 6:00 – 16U GOLD – WINTER PRACTICE IN NORTH HAVEN


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2018


16U BLUE IN ADIRONDACK WINTER TOURNAMENT IN QUEENSBURY, NY


CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE BASED ON POOL RESULTS


 

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

CLICK HERE FOR 2019 SHORELINE STING PLAYING OPPORTUNITIES

ANNI RYER RIDES FOR MARIST RED FOXES

 

PICTURED (ABOVE LEFT), ANNIKA RYER (TOP) AND HER TRUSTED NEW COLLEGE BEST FRIEND, “HAWK” (BELOW LEFT) RIDE TO VICTORY FOR THE MARIST COLLEGE RED FOXES AT AN EQUESTRIAN EVENT IN NEW YORK.  SHE DISPLAYS HER BLUE RIBBON (RIGHT CENTER) WITH HER RIDING MATES.  “HAWK” GOT A CARROT.  AN OUTSTANDING STING 18U OUTFIELDER, ANNIKA WAS A MULTI-SPORT HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETE (VOLLEYBALL, BASKETBALL, SOFTBALL AND BASEBALL (YES, BASEBALL!)  NOW, IN COLLEGE, SHE TAKES ON, QUITE SUCCESSFULLY, EQUESTRIAN EVENTS FOR MARIST.

WELCOME TO THE 2019 SHORELINE STING SEASON

SHORELINE STING PLAYERS AND PARENTS GATHERED ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3 IN GUILFORD, CT TO REVIEW THE UPCOMING 2019 SEASON.  EIGHT STING TEAMS WILL BE ROSTERED IN 2019 (A NINTH-10U-TEAM IS STILL UNDER CONSIDERATION).  THE EIGHT TEAMS INCLUDE ALMOST 100 PLAYERS FROM A TOTAL OF 39 DIFFERENT CONNECTICUT TOWNS.

WE OFFER A SPECIAL WELCOME TO OUR BRAND NEW 14U WHITE TEAM, COMPRISED OF JUST TWO STING VETERANS AND ALL OTHER NEW PLAYERS, RECRUITED AT LATE SUMMER TRY OUTS.  HEAD COACH DAN MARSH WILL BE TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR THIS GROUP, AT LEAST IN THE INTERIM.

OUR YOUNGER 12U TEAM, COACH KEITH DURKIN’S STING 12U BLUE WILL BE PLAYING A SERIES OF DOUBLEHEADERS IN THE CONNECTICUT VALLEY FASTPITCH LEAGUE (CVFL), AS WELL AS AN ABBREVIATED SUMMER TRAVEL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE.

EACH TEAM WILL BE DEVELOPING ITS 2019 SCHEDULE FOR PRACTICES AND TOURNAMENTS.  AS ALWAYS, EACH TEAM WILL BE WEARING CUSTOMIZED STING UNIFORM COLORS AND WILL BE SPORTING NEW “TWO-TONED” BOOMBAH EQUIPMENT BAGS.

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK ABOVE FOR 2019 PLAYING OPPORTUNITIES AND ACCESS COACHES ON THE “CONTACT DROP DOWN” ABOVE.


NCAA WELCOMES 18U STANDOUT BRI BEVERLY

ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, STING 18U RETURNING VETERAN AND INCOMING COLLEGE FRESHMAN BRI BEVERLY TOOK THE FIELD FOR WENTWORTH UNIVERSITY (BOSTON, MA) IN THEIR ONE ALLOCATED FALL TOURNAMENT.  BRI WILL BE MAKING AN IMMEDIATE IMPACT IN HER INAUGURAL SEASON.  SHE’S PICTURED BELOW PATROLLING LEFT FIELD FOR THE LEOPARDS.


STING 12U GOLD WINS OPENING EVENT

SHORELINE STING 12U GOLD BEGAN THEIR 2019 CAMPAIGN WITH VICTORY IN THE USSSA FALL BRAWL IN EAST HARTFORD.  STING SWEPT THE FIELD IN A TWO-GAME POOL SATURDAY AND A DOUBLE-ELIMINATION SATURDAY, BEATING THE BVSA LADY TITANS AND THE LADY PRIDE EACH TWICE.  PICTURED ABOVE STANDING (FROM LEFT) EMMA BAYOR, GABBY BIGIO, ALEXA FALCIONI, GRACE PHANEUF, NATALIA LUCIBELLO, REECE HEBERT, GABI SENERCHIA, ADRIANA HILLS.  KNEELING IN FRONT (FROM LEFT) KILEY MULLINS, ADDIE SMITH, ALAYNA MARIANI.


TAYLOR MYERS ACCEPTS PITCHING SPOT AT RWU

 

THE FALL SEASON IS UPON US AND THE NCAA RECRUITING SEASON IS WINDING DOWN.  WE ARE ALL PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT STING 18U STANDOUT PITCHER, TAYLOR MYERS HAS ACCEPTED AN OFFER TO PITCH FOR ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY IN BRISTOL, RI.  TAYLOR WAS RECRUITED BY THE HAWKS DURING HER MAGNIFICENT PERFORMANCE AT THE CAPE COD COLLEGE SHOWCASE IN SWANSEA, MA, WHERE SHE WON THREE GAMES AND SAVED ONE FOR STING 18U.  SHE CONTINUED HER EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE IN THE CIRCLE AT THE RWU CLINIC ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8.

TAYLOR IS BEGINNING HER SENIOR YEAR AT EAST HAVEN HIGH SCHOOL, WHERE SHE IS AN EXCELLENT STUDENT AT THE TOP OF HER CLASS.  SHE IS LOOKING FORWARD TO HER UPCOMING SCHOLASTIC SEASON, AS WELL AS, THE 2019 STING SUMMER SEASON.  RWU WAS TAYLOR’S FIRST COLLEGE CHOICE AND WE ALL THANK COACH MAUDIE AND COACH MASTRANGELO FOR THEIR ATTENTION TO TAYLOR.  WE ALL WISH CONGRATULATIONS TO TAYLOR AND HER FAMILY ON THIS WONDERFUL ACHIEVEMENT AND OPPORTUNITY.


THE SUMMER SEASON OF WEEKEND RAIN ENDS WITH A SPLASH

PICTURED ABOVE FROM LEFT, VIVIAN PARADIS, COLLEEN EDWARDS, EMILEY WILSON AND MADISON HUBBARD END THE 2018 – 14U WHITE TRAVEL CAMPAIGN FITTINGLY WITH A SPLASH AFTER THEIR RAIN OUT IN LOWELL, MA.


JULY 28 & 29……….STING 12U GOLD & STING 12U BLUE FINISH ONE/TWO IN STINGER XI

TWO STING 12U TEAMS PLAY FOR STINGER XI CHAMPIONSHIP

STING 12U GOLD AND STING 12U BLUE PLAYED FOR THE STINGER XI CHAMPIONSHIP.  THE OLDER STING 12U GOLD TEAM PREVAILED 6-2 IN A HARD FOUGHT CONTEST ON SUNDAY, JULY 29, BEHIND THE STRONG RIGHT ARM AND PROLIFIC BAT OF KACEY EDWARDS.  THE YOUNGER 12U BLUE TEAM ACQUITTED THEMSELVES WELL THROUGHOUT THE CONTEST AND OVER THE COURSE OF THE VERY EXCITING STINGER WEEKEND.  SEE ALL WINNERS


JULY 22 & 23……….STING 12U GOLD & STING 14U BLUE FINISH #2 SEEDS & FINALISTS……….STING 14U WHITE WINS BRONZE……….

STING14U WHITE DISPLAY THEIR MEDALS ABOVE (STANDING FROM LEFT) MAYA CONCEPCION, CALLIE TEPER, “QUEEN” VICTORIA GAGE, MADDIE HUBBARD, CHRISTINA LOMBARDI, SARA COLEY, COLLEEN EDWARDS.  (FRONT KNEELING FROM LEFT) EMILEY WILSON, SAM FRANCESCHI AND VIVIAN PARADIS AFTER NUTMEG STATE GAMES IN BERLIN, CT.  SUNDAY PLAY AT USA SOFTBALL’S SUMMER SPECTACULAR IN MERIDEN, CT WAS RULED A RAIN OUT IN ALL DIVISIONS.  STING 12U GOLD WON THE FINALIST AWARD BY VIRTUE OF THEIR #2 SATURDAY SEED.  LIKEWISE, STING 14U BLUE WERE FINALISTS IN THE 16U BRACKET BY VIRTUE OF THEIR #2 SATURDAY SEED.


JULY……….STING 14U BLUE GAIN FINALIST FINISHES TWICE IN JULY

 

STING14U BLUE FINISHED AS FINALISTS IN EACH OF THEIR FIRST TWO JULY WEEKENDS.  ABOVE (VERY TOP) THE 14’S DISPLAY THEIR FINALIST AWARDS IN USSSA “FIRECRACKER ON THE FOURTH” IN EAST HARTFORD, CT.  ABOVE (LOWER), THEY ARE PICTURED AS FINALISTS IN THE USA SOFTBALL “JUNGLE JAMBOREE” IN WEST HARTFORD, CT.

JUNE 23 & 24……….STING 10U WINS IN CHESHIRE, 14U GOLD RUNNERS-UP IN 16U CHAMPIONSHIP

STING 10U IN THE WINNER’S CIRCLE IN CHESHIRE

IT IS WITH GREAT PRIDE THAT SHORELINE STING HONOR OUR LITTLEST ONES (STING 10U), WHO WON THEIR FIRST EVENT OF THE YEAR IN THE CHESHIRE FLAMES INVITATIONAL IN CHESHIRE, CT.  GOING 3-0 IN SATURDAY’S POOL PLAY, STING 10U ENTERED SUNDAY AS THE #1 SEED.  STING ONLY ALLOWED ONE RUN ON SUNDAY AND FINISHED THE DAY ANOTHER PERFECT 3-0, BEATING THE #2 SEED MID-HUDSON REBELS (NY) IN THE FINALS!  PITCHER CHRISTINA ANEIRO WON TWO SUNDAY GAMES AND GRACE HALL RECORDED THE OTHER WIN.  ALL PLAYERS CONTRIBUTED OFFENSIVELY OVER THE WEEKEND, WITH ANEIRO HITTING TWO HOME RUNS AND A TRIPLE.  GIOIA SEGUI AND JULIANNA ONOFRIO ALSO GOT BIG HITS.  PICTURED ABOVE WITH THEIR WINNERS TROPHIES ARE (TOP ROW FROM LEFT) COACHES RUBIN ALVAREZ, DAVE ARDITO, HEAD COACH KEITH DURKIN, DEAN VITARISI AND TOM MARTONE.  (SEOND ROW STANDING FROM LEFT) ARE SEGUI, ANEIRO, HALL, AVA RYSZCZYK, ALLIE MARTONE, KALEIGH DURKIN AND ONOFRIO.  (KNEELING FROM LEFT) ELLA MUNSON, ANAI ALVAREZ, EMERSON GOLDEN, LILY ARDITO AND LAUREN VITARISI.

JUNE 16 & 17……….WATERTOWN RAPIDS EVENT HOSTS 16U & 18U

STING 18’S WIN FIVE AND FINISH SECOND IN 14 TEAM FIELD

STING 18U ENTERED SUNDAY AS A FOUR-SEED OUT OF 14 TEAMS COMPETING IN GROWS/RAPIDS SUMMER SWING IN WATERTOWN, CT.  THE 18’S BEGAN THE DAY DEFEATING THE CT BULLETS RED BEHIND TAYLOR MYERS IN THE CIRCLE.  PITCHER ISABEL SICILIANO TOOK CONTROL OF THE NEXT TWO GAMES, BEATING THE CT SEAHAWKS AND AVENGING A SATURDAY LOSS VS. RIDGEFIELD REBELS.  THE GAME WAS PUNCTUATED BY A SOLO HOME RUN BY EMILY NELSON AND A DIVING CATCH AND SNAP THROW TO FIRST BY RIGHT-FIELDER ANNIKA RYER, TO DOUBLE THE RUNNER AND END THE SEMI-FINAL GAME WITH A CRUCIAL DOUBLE PLAY.  UNFORTUNATELY, THE 18’S RAN OUT OF GAS IN THE FOURTH SUNDAY GAME, DROPPING A ONE-RUN CONTEST TO LADY KNIGHTS BLACK.  SICILIANO AND NELSON WERE WINNING PITCHERS ON SATURDAY, WITH OUT-OF-THE-PARK BLASTS BY SICILIANO AND CAITIE CASEY-LEONARD.  PICTURED ABOVE: (STANDING FROM LEFT) BRIANA BEVERLY, GRACE KUCK, HANNAH LEMKE, SICILIANO, CASEY-LEONARD, MEGHAN GILLIS, ALYSSIA JONES AND RYER.  SEATED (FROM LEFT) ALEX BURDICK, MYERS, NELSON AND NIKKI MARSH.

THE TEAM HEADS TO HAGERSTOWN, MD ON THURSDAY, JUNE 21 TO COMPETE IN THE FIRECRACKER COLLEGE SHOWCASE.


STING 16U CELEBRATES FATHER’S DAY IN WATERTOWN

COACH AIKEN’S STING 16U TEAM CELEBRATES FATHER’S DAY (GIRLS PICTURED WITH THEIR SUPPORTIVE DADS) AT THE GROWS/RAPIDS EVENT IN WATERTOWN ON SUNDAY, JUNE 17.  THE 16’S FINISHED WITH A PERFECT 3-0 RECORD ON SATURDAY, GAINING A #2 SEED, BUT LOST IN THE SEMI-FINALS.


JUNE 9 & 10……….WHAT A WEEKEND!  TWO WINS IN EAST HARTFORD AND RUNNERS-UP IN MASS……….1


STING 12U GOLD RUNNERS UP IN STERLING, MASS

A 3-0 SATURDAY AND #1 SEED WAS TRULY RAREFIED AIR FOR STING 12U GOLD.  THE TEAM HAS HAD LIMITED SUCCESS, BUT IS GETTING BETTER EVERY WEEK.  THEY MANAGED TO WIN THEIR FIRST TWO SUNDAY GAMES, UNTIL LOSING IN THE FINALS, FINISHING RUNNERS-UP IN USA SOFTBALL’S “BATTLE IN THE HIVE”.  PITCHERS KACEY EDWARDS AND ADRIANA PIASCIK LED THE WAY IN THE CIRCLE.  A 5-1 RECORD MADE THE SUMMER WEEKEND DRIVE TO MASS MUCH MORE PLEASANT.  PICTURED ABOVE ARE (TOP FROM LEFT) SYDNEY ROBBINS, COACH MINETTA MURRETT, ADRIANA PIASCIK, KELSIE PIELA, SOPHIA STANGER, SAMI GREEN, KACEY EDWARDS.  (BOTTOM FROM LEFT):  COURTNEY VAUSE, RUBI ESPEJO, ANNE PLUNKETT, LINDSEY ONOFRIO, COACH KATIE HOBSON, COACH KELLEY EDWARDS, (NOT PICTURED, OLIVIA SCHOFIELD).

STING 14U WHITE OPENS SEASON WITH EXCELLENCE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

STING 14U WHITE OPENED THEIR 2018 SEASON IN LAKE CANOBIE, NEW HAMPSHIRE ON JUNE 2 AND 3 WITH A #1 SATURDAY SEED, FINISHING 3-0, WITH ONLY TWO RUNS SURRENDERED.  THEY WON THEIR OPENER ON SUNDAY, BUT UNFORTUNATELY LOST IN THE QUARTER FINALS TO THE EVENTUAL TOURNAMENT WINNER.  COACH GAGE’S TEAM IS COMPRISED OF RETURNING PLAYERS FROM 2017 STING 14U WHITE AND NEW PLAYERS SIGNED LAST SUMMER AND FALL.  THEY FINISHED 4-1 OVERALL IN THEIR INAUGURAL 2018 OUTING.  PICTURED BELOW (FROM LEFT) COLLEEN EDWARDS, SARA COLEY AND VICTORIA GAGE LISTEN TO THE UMPIRES PRE-GAME INSTRUCTIONS.  FARTHER BELOW (FROM LEFT) CATCHER EMILEY WILSON RECEIVES AND PREPARES TO THROW.  (ON THE RIGHT) SAM FRANCESCHI BLOCKS SECOND BASE AND APPLIES THE TAG.

 


THINK PINK!

BOTH STING 12U GOLD AND 12U BLUE TEAMS BOTH DONNED PINK IN SUPPORT OF CANCER RESEARCH AND PREVENTION AT THE STRIKE-OUT CANCER CHARITY EVENT.  ON SATURDAY, THEY ARE PICTURED ABOVE.  THE TWO TEAMS MET ON SUNDAY AND PLAYED NECK-AND-NECK THROUGH THE INTERNATIONAL TIE-BREAKER, WITH 12U BLUE PREVAILING 3-2.

WHAT TO DO IN A RAIN DELAY?

STING 16U GOT TOGETHER WITH THE ECLIPSE FROM MASSACHUSETTS AND FOUND A WAY TO EASE THEIR FRUSTRATION DURING A RAIN DELAY.  CLICK ON THE ARROW TO PLAY VIDEO.


SATURDAY MORNING SPORTS SHOW 5:30 – 8:00 AM AND WEEKDAYS 5:30 – 9:00 ON THE “VINNY PENN PROJECT” WELI 960 AM –“THE COACH GEORGE DEMAIO” WILL FEATURE SOFTBALL NEWS AND GUESTS FROM AREA TEAMS. TUNE IN AND STAY IN TOUCH.