UPCOMING NEWS & GAMES


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2021


2022 SHORELINE STING OPEN TRYOUTS


6:00 – 8:00 BITTNER PARK, 1434 DURHAM ROAD (RT. 77) GUILFORD, CT


10U / 12U / 14U / 16U / 18U – NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY


SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 2021


14U IN BOMBERS LAST BLAST IN NORTH FRANKLIN, CT


8:00 VS CT BOMBERS BLACK (12U) AT FRANKLIN #3


9:40 VS CT BOMBERS TEAL (14U) AT FRANKLIN #1


1:00 VS WESTERN MASS HEAT AT FRANKLIN #3


16U SILVER IN BOMBERS LAST BLAST IN NORWICH, CT


9:40 VS CT BOMBERS WHITE (14U) AT OUILETTE PARK


11:20 VS ELITE RAIDERS AT OUILETTE PARK


2:40 VS SHORELINE STING BLUE AT OUILETTE PARK


16U BLUE IN BOMBERS LAST BLAST IN NORTH FRANKLIN, CT


8:00 VS BOMBERS WHITE (14U) AT OUILETTE PARK


1:00 VS ELITE RAIDERS AT OUILETTE PARK


2:40 VS SHORELINE STING SILVER AT OUILETTE PARK


18U GOLD IN END OF SUMMER SLAM IN WOLCOTT, CT


GAME SCHEDULE TBA


18U BLUE IN FPN POINTS CHAMPIONSHIP AT FPN PARK, WINDSOR, CT


8:00 VS CT DIAMOND CLUB ON FPN FIELD #5


9:45 VS GREYLOCK THUNDER ON FPN FIELD #5


1:15 VS NWS ELITE ON FPN FIELD #7


SUNDAY, AUGUST 8, 2021


14U IN BOMBERS LAST BLAST IN NORTH FRANKLIN, CT


16U SILVER IN BOMBERS LAST BLAST IN NORWICH, CT


16U BLUE IN BOMBERS LAST BLAST IN NORTH FRANKLIN, CT


18U GOLD IN END OF SUMMER SLAM IN WOLCOTT, CT


18U BLUE IN FPN POINTS CHAMPIONSHIP AT FPN PARK, WINDSOR, CT


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2021


2022 SHORELINE STING OPEN TRYOUTS


6:00 – 8:00 BITTNER PARK, 1434 DURHAM ROAD (RT. 77) GUILFORD, CT


10U / 12U / 14U / 16U / 18U – NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY


 

SHORELINE STING ANNOUNCES 2022 TRYOUTS

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2021 – 6:00 – 8:00 AT BITTNER PARK, 1434 DURHAM ROAD (ROUTE 77), GUILFORD, CT

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2021 6:00 – 8:00 AT OLD LYME LL FIELD, 22 CROSS LANE, OLE LYME, CT

ALL AGE GROUPS: 10U / 12U / 14U / 16U / 18U

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, CALL (203) 530-3964, OR EMAIL hobson01@comcast.net, OR VISIT THIS SITE FOR UPDATES

FRIDAY, JULY 16 THROUGH SUNDAY, JULY 18

STING 16U BLUE RUNNERS UP IN CAPE COD SHOWCASE “B” BRACKET

AFTER A DISAPPOINTING SATURDAY, STING 16U BLUE ROSE FROM THE ASHES AND WON THREE STRAIGHT SUNDAY GAMES AND INTO THE FINALS OF THE CAPE COD COLLEGE SHOWCASE SWANSEA, MA.  THEY EVENTUALLY LOST TO A VERY STRONG NEW ENGLAND IMPACT TEAM.  PICTURED ABOVE WITH THEIR HARD EARNED SHIRTS ARE, (STANDING FROM LEFT) COACH KATIE HOBSON, JENNA SCHAUDER, ANNA SOLIWODA, HEAD COACH DAN MARSH, ALYSSA MAIKOWSKI, JAMIE BUCIOR, ARLENE McKIERNAN, MELANIE MARTIN, COACH MIKE BUCIOR.  (KNEELING IN FRONT FROM LEFT) HAILEY CHRISTENSEN, TAYLOR FERRAIOLO, NINA DEMENNATO, COURTNEY VAUSE, SADIE IOZZIA AND AVERY STADLER.

FRIDAY, JULY 9 THROUGH SUNDAY, JULY 11

STING 16U WHITE:  WINS FIRST PLACE IN BINGHAMTON, NY

SHORELINE STING IS VERY PROUD TO CONGRATULATE ITS 16U WHITE TEAM FOR ITS VICTORY IN THE VERY PRESTIGIOUS TOURNAMENT T OF CHAMPIONS EVENT IN BINGHAMTON, NY.  SPORTING THEIR CHAMPIONSHIP RINGS (STANDING FROM LEFT) ARE KILEY MULLINS, ADRIANA HILLS, NATALIA LUCIBELLO, EMMA BAYOR, ALEXA FALCIONI, ALAYNA MARIANI, ADDIE SMITH, GABBY BIGIO AND ALEX BACHER.  KNEELING CENTER FRONT IS GABI SENERCHIA.

SATURDAY, JUNE 26 & SUNDAY, JUNE 27

18U GOLD WINS WEBSTER MASS INVITATIONAL

PICTURED ABOVE (STANDING FROM LEFT) ARE THE CHAMPION STING GOLD 18U: COACH CHRIS WINSTEAD, JAELYNN POTTER, FRANK FOSTER, GRACE DERITA, “PEANUT” WINSTEAD, VIVIAN PARADIS, PAYTON LOWE, EMMA BAYOR, GRACE MUTTI, EMILIE WILSON, COACH DAVE GAGE, VICTORIA GAGE.  (IN FRONT) FRANKIE FOSTER, AVA ROTH, MADISON ALLARD AND CHRISTINA LOMBARDI.

18U GOLD TURNED A PERFECT 6-0 WEEKEND, WINNING THEIR THREE POOL GAMES AND PROCEEDED TO BEAT THE MASS CRUSHERS 8-3 IN THE QUARTERFINALS.  IN THE SEMIFINALS, BEHIND VICTORIA GAGE IN THE CIRCLE VS THE NASHUA HUSKIES (NH), STING GOLD WENT INTO THE LAST INNING TIED 4-4, AND WITH A RUNNER ON BASE, EMMA BAYOR “WENT YARD” FOR A “WALK OFF” WIN.   THE FINALS TURNED INTO A ROUTE, BEHIND BAYOR IN THE CIRCLE, WITH STING 18U WINNING 11-1 IN FOUR INNINGS VS THE RI RAMPAGE.

STING 18U GOLD PLAYS NEXT ON JULY FOURTH WEEKEND IN THE NE FUSION COLLEGE SHOWCASE IN LONDONDERRY, NH.

SATURDAY, JUNE 19 & SUNDAY, JUNE 20

STING 12U RUNNERS UP IN RHODE ISLAND

“TWELVE LITTLE GIRLS IN A LINE”……….STING 12U IN RHODE ISLAND

STING 12U HAD AN AMAZING AND SUCCESSFUL WEEKEND FINISHING 5-1 AT THE RI WAVES FATHER’S DAY FRENZY IN WEST GREENWICH, RI.  UNFORTUNATELY, THEIR LOSS CAME IN THE FINALS AGAINST THE POWERFUL CT BOMBERS.

THREE SATURDAY WINS, WITH SOLID PITCHING FROM LAUREN VITARISI, MALLORY SADORRA AND BRIANA SPOSA AND UNBELIEVABLE DEFENSE (THREE RUNS TOTAL SURRENDERED ON SATURDAY) FROM THE ENTIRE TEAM LED TO A NUMBER ONE SEED, GOING INTO SUNDAY PLAY.

SUNDAY CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY WAS HIGHLIGHTED BY GREAT PITCHING AGAIN BY VITARISI (ONLY TWO RUNS SURRENDERED AND 24 STRIKE OUTS IN THE QUARTERFINAL AND SEMIFINAL GAMES).  THE DEFENSE BACKED UP THE PITCHERS WITH ALIA MARTONE MAKING GREAT CATCHES AND “ALL-WORLD” DEFENSE BY MADDIE DESTEFANO AT FIRST BASE, EXECUTING THREE UNASSISTED DOUBLE PLAYS.  THE SEMIFINAL WIN ALL CAME TO AN AMAZING CLIMAX WHEN ADRIANNA FRONTE LINED A TWO-OUT, TWO STRIKE, “WALK-OFF” SINGLE TO CENTER.

STING 12U IS IN ACTION NEXT WEEKEND AT THE CHESHIRE FLAMES INVITATIONAL  PICTURED BELOW IS STING 12U WITH THEIR RUNNER-UP AWARDS.

SATURDAY, JUNE 12 & SUNDAY, JUNE 13 IN MIDDLEFIELD, CT

14U DOMINATES ON SUNDAY FOR THE TSUNAMI CHAMPIONSHIP

ABOVE, STING 14U IS PICTURED AFTER THEIR SUNDAY CHAMPIONSHIP AT THE CONWAY MEMORIAL SUMMER TSUNAMI.  TOP ROW FROM LEFT, HEAD COACH KEITH DURKIN (WITH STYLISH GOLD SHOES AND STRIPED SOCKS), ERIN CERNEY, COACH DAVE ARDITO, COACH JASON RYSZCZYK.  STANDING MIDDLE, FROM LEFT, KAYLEIGH DURKIN, MCKAYLA GREENWOOD, BRIELLE KENNEY, CHRISTINA ANEIRO, AVA RYSZCZYK, ANAI ALVAREZ, KYRA MANNING.  KNEELING BELOW, ABBY YOUNG, LILY ARDITO AND MIA STARLING.  AT RIGHT, INSET, CATCHER ABBY YOUNG CONNECTS.

STING 14U OPENED SATURDAY PLAY BEATING THE CT RAMS 11-8 ON A LAST INNING “WALK-OFF” HOME RUN BY MCKAYLA GREENWOODBRIELLE KENNEY GOT THE WIN.  IN GAME TWO, CHRISTINA ANEIRO TOOK OVER IN THE CIRCLE, DEFEATING THE CT TITANS 6-0, WITH ERIN CERNEY GETTING THE SAVE.  THEY DROPPED A DISAPPOINTING GAME #3 TO THE CHESHIRE FLAMES, FINISHING SATURDAY 2-1.

ON SUNDAY MORNING, ANEIRO GOT THE BALL AGAIN AND DOMINATED THE HOST CT TIDES 10-1, AND CONTINUED, WITH POWERFUL HITTING BEHIND HER BEATING THE CT RAMS 14-0.  CERNEY TOOK THE BALL IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME AND, ONCE AGAIN, BEHIND GREAT ALL-AROUND HITTING, TOOK REVENGE ON THE CHESHIRE FLAMES 10-6.  WAY TO GO STING !!!

STING 14U TAKES TO THE ROAD IN THEIR NEXT ACTION ON SATURDAY JUNE 26, TRAVELING TO SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY FOR THE 2021 SANDLOT SHOWDOWN.

SATURDAY, JUNE 5 & SUNDAY, JUNE 6 AT FPN

12U OPENS FPN SEASON WINNING SILVER RUNNER-UP

CONGRATULATIONS TO STING 12U FOR AN EXCEPTIONAL SUNDAY PERFORMANCE, FINISHING AS SILVER RUNNER-UP IN THE CT TITANS MIKE ARBURR MEMORIAL EVENT AT FASTPITCH NATION, WINDSOR.

STING 12U HAD A ROUGH OPENING ON SATURDAY, LOSING THEIR FIRST TWO GAMES.  THEY REBOUNDED IN GAME #3 BEATING NWS ELITE 7-3, BEHIND MALLORY SADORRA IN THE CIRCLE.  ON SUNDAY MORNING, IT WAS TIME FOR LAUREN VITARISI TO SHINE.  SHE TOOK THE BALL AND BEAT THE CT TITANS GREEN 3-2 AND THEN BEAT THE CT TITANS BLUE 15-3, BEHIND A HITTING BARRAGE BY HER TEAMMATES AND A “WILLIE MAYS-LIKE” PERFORMANCE BY PEYTON LEMAY IN CENTER FIELD AND OUTSTANDING DIVING CATCHES IN THE OUTFIELD BY BRIANNA SPOSA.  STING GOT BEAT BY THEIR NEMESIS SOUTHINGTON LIGHTNING ’08 IN THE FINALS.

PICTURED ABOVE WITH THEIR AWARDS ARE (STANDING FROM LEFT, COACHES DEAN VITARISI AND TOM MARTONE, ADRIANNA FRONTE, ASHLEY BERARDESCA, MALLORY SADORRA, PEYTON LEMAY, MADDIE DESTEFANO, AMBER MAIKOWSKI AND COACHES BILL DESTEFANO AND PAUL LUDINGTON.  (KNEELING FROM LEFT) ALIA MARTONE, SAM JOHNSON, SOFIA LUDINGTON, LAUREN VITARISI, BRIANNA SPOSA AND ALEXA SNEDEKER.

SATURDAY, MAY 15 & SUNDAY, MAY 16 AT FPN

STING 14U RUNNER UP PERFORMANCE IN 16 TEAM FIELD AT FPN

ABOVE, STING 14U POSES IN WINDSOR AFTER A GREAT SATURDAY POOL ROUND.  (STANDING FROM LEFT) ARE BRIELLE KENNEY, MCKAYLA GREENWOOD, CHRISTINA ANEIRO, KAYLEIGH DURKIN, MIA STARLING, ERIN CERNEY AND KYRA MANNING.  (KNEELING FROM LEFT) ARE LILY ARDITO, AVA RYSZCZYK, ABBY YOUNG, ADRIANA HILLS AND ALEXA FALCIONI. MISSING FROM THE PICTURE IS ANAI ALVAREZ. WINNING TWO OF THREE, PITCHERS ERIN CERNEY AND KYRA MANNING EACH NETTED A SATURDAY WIN IN THE CIRCLE.

STING 14U FINISHED SATURDAY 2-1, ONLY GIVING UP FIVE RUNS IN THE THREE GAMES, FOR A #5 “GOLD BRACKET” POOL SEEDING OUT OF 16 TEAMS.  STING OPENED SUNDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND WITH A TIGHT 7-6 WIN VS. THE CT IMPACT, BEHIND CHRISTINA ANEIRO AND BRIELLE KENNEY, WHO GOT THE WIN, IN THE CIRCLE.  STING LIT UP THE NUMBER ONE SEED, CT PRIDE IN THE SEMI-FINALS WITH KENNEY GETTING THE WIN AND CERNEY GETTING THE SAVE.  THE TEAM UNFORTUNATELY DROPPED THE FINAL 7-5, IN A CLOSE GAME AGAINST THE POWERFUL MAINE THUNDER.

PICTURED AT FAR LEFT, ANAI ALVAREZ EXPLODES DOWN THE FIRST BASE LINE.  AT NEAR LEFT, MIA STARLING IS ABOUT TO ROUND THIRD.  BELOW LEFT, AVA RYSZCZYK AT THE PLATE AND AT RIGHT, BRIELLE KENNEY DELIVERS A PITCH.

 

 

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, MAY 5 & 9

12U – 4-0………. SWEEPS TWO DOUBLEHEADERS

STING 12U PUT AN AMAZINGLY SUCCESSFUL 4-0 WEEKEND IN THE SCOREBOOK, SWEEPING TWO DOUBLEHEADERS IN NORTH HAVEN, CT.

IN SATURDAY, GAME #1, STING 12U CAME FROM BEHIND TO BEAT DIAMOND ZONE 10 – 7.  LAUREN VITARISI GOT THE WIN, WITH 10 STRIKE OUTS

MALLORY SADORRA GOT THE BALL IN GAME #2 AND GOT THE WIN.  ALEXA SNEDEKER PROVIDE THE DEFENSIVE HIGHLIGHT WITH A 5 – 5 -3 DOUBLE PLAY.

ON SUNDAY, BRI SPOSA GOT THE WIN 14 – 5 VS THE SOUTHINGTON THUNDER IN PLANTSVILLE, CT.  IT WAS VITARISI AGAIN IN GAME #2, BEATING THE, ALWAYS POWERFUL, SOUTHINGTON LIGHTNING 13-12, IN A NAIL BITER, WITH THE LIGHTNING COMING BACK FROM WAY BEHIND TO GO AHEAD BY ONE IN THE TOP OF THE LAST INNING, HOWEVER, STING PREVAILED, SCORING TWO IN THE BOTTOM-HALF OF THE LAST FRAME.

ON THE WEEKEND, VITARISI FOUND HER WAY ON BASE 10 TIMES OUT OF 12 PLATE APPEARANCES.  SHE CROSSED THE PLATE ALL TEN TIMES SHE WAS ON BASE.  PEYTON LEMAY ALSO MADE IT ON BASE 10 TIMES IN HER 12 AT BATS.  SHE SCORED NINE RUNS.

COACH LUDINGTON’S TEAM IS 5 – 1 IN THE CONNECTICUT VALLEY FASTPITCH LEAGUE (CVFL)

(PICTURES:  AT TOP, LAUREN VITARISI DELIVERS.  BOTTOM RIGHT, MADISON DESTEFANO SLIDES SAFELY INTO THIRD.)

18U BLUE STANDOUT BECOMES PURPLE KNIGHT

KYLEIGH PINELL SIGNS WITH UB

SHORELINE STING IS VERY PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT 18U BLUE PLAYER, KYLEIGH PINELL, HAS SIGNED TO PLAY COLLEGE BALL WITH NCAA DIVISION II, UNIVERSITY OF BRIDGEPORT.  KYLEIGH IS A STANDOUT PLAYER IN THE STING ORGANIZATION AND, IN THIS, HER SENIOR YEAR, HAS BEEN AN INTEGRAL PART OF WATERFORD HIGH SCHOOL’S UNDEFEATED SEASON, AND THEIR DRIVE TO STATE CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND.

UB HEAD COACH, DAWN STEARNS SAID, “WE ARE VERY HAPPY TO HAVE KYLEIGH AS THE NEWEST MEMBER OF THE PURPLE KNIGHT FAMILY.  SHE IS A VERSATILE PLAYER, WHO LISTENS AND IS VERY COACHABLE.  SHE WILL FIT VERY WELL WITH THE GIRLS ON OUR ROSTER AND SHE WILL GET A GREAT EDUCATION.”

COACH STEARNS IS A FORMER SHORELINE STING COACH, WHO HAS ALWAYS BEEN A BIG SUPPORTER OF STING SOFTBALL.

KYLEIGH PLANS TO STUDY NURSING AT UB.  SHE LIVES IN WATERFORD WITH HER PARENTS.  WE CONGRATULATE KYLEIGH AND WISH HER WELL WITH THE BALANCE OF THE HIGH SCHOOL SEASON, THE SUMMER SEASON AND ON HER UPCOMING CAREER AT BRIDGEPORT.

SHORELINE STING IS VERY PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT CHRISTINA LOMBARDI, 18U GOLD, HAS ACCEPTED A 2021 OFFER TO PLAY FOR ANNA MARIA COLLEGE IN PAXTON, MA.  CHRISTINA IS A LONG TIME STING VETERAN PITCHER, OUTFIELDER AND FIRST BASEMAN.  SHE PITCHES FOR OLD SAYBROOK H.S. AND WILL GRADUATE FROM THERE WITH HONORS IN JUNE.

“WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO HAVE CHRISTINA,” SAID ANNA MARIA HEAD COACH, LARRY SASSO.  “WE LOVE HER DEDICATION AND PASSION FOR THE GAME.  AFTER MEETING WITH OUR TEAM FOR JUST A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME, WE KNEW THAT CHRISTINA WAS THE RIGHT FIT FOR THE ANNA MARIA FAMILY.”

EVERYONE AT SHORELINE STING WISHES CHRISTINA HAPPINESS AND SUCCESS, WITH THE AMCATS, IN THE NEXT STEP IN HER SOFTBALL CARREER.