UPCOMING NEWS & GAMES


THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 2021


18U GOLD IN WEBSTER INVITATIONAL IN WEBSTER, MA


6:00 – VS – WRATH ON THE FRONT FIELD


FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 2021


10U IN “LIGHTNING STRIKES” IN PLANTSVILLE, CT


6:30 – VS SOUTHINGTON LIGHTNING ON PANTHORN PARK FIELD #4


12U GOLD IN CHESHIRE FLAMES INVITATIONAL IN CHESHIRE, CT


6:00 – VS CHESHIRE FLAMES BLACK AT BARTLEM FIELD #3


SATURDAY, JUNE 26, 2021


10U IN LIGHTNING STRIKES IN PLANTSVILLE, CT


8:00 VS VALLEY FUSION ON PANTHORN PARK FIELD #4


9:30 VS CT IMPACT (BRADLEY) ON PANTHORN PARK FIELD #4


12U IN CHESHIRE FLAMES INVITATIONAL IN CHESHIRE, CT


9:30 – VS CHESHIRE FLAMES RED AT BARTLEM FIELD #2


11:00 – VS SHORELINE BREAKERS AT BARTLEM FIELD #3


14U IN SANDLOT SHOWDOWN IN SUFFOLK, NY


GAME SCHEDULE TBA


16U SILVER IN ELITE SPORTS SUMMER BRAWL IN EAST HARTFORD, CT


8:00 – VS CT BULLETS ON PRATT & WHITNEY FIELD #4


9:30 – VS BREWSTER ROCKETS ON PRATT & WHITNEY FIELD #4


12:30 – VS WORCESTER UNION ON PRATT & WHITNEY FIELD #6


16U BLUE IN ELITE SPORTS SUMMER BRAWL IN EAST HARTFORD, CT


9:30 – VS CT MIRAGE (DAVE) ON PRATT & WHITNEY FIELD #2


11:00 – VS WESTERN MASS HEAT ON PRATT & WHITNEY FIELD #5


2:00 – VS CT TITANS ON PRATT & WHITNEY FIELD #5


18U GOLD IN WEBSTER INVITATIONAL IN WEBSTER, MA


10:00 – VS – TEWKSBURY ON BACK FIELD


2:00 – VS – STORM GOLD ON FRONT FIELD


18U BLUE IN ELITE SPORTS SUMMER BRAWL IN EAST HARTFORD, CT


1:00 – VS WATERTOWN RAPIDS WHITE AT McAULIFFE PARK FIELD #2


4:00 – VS RIDGEFIELD TIGERS AT McAULIFFE PARK FIELD #1


6:30 – VS SOUTHINGTON LIGHTNING AT PRATT & WHITNEY FIELD #2


SUNDAY, JUNE 20, 2021


10U IN THUNDER & LIGHTNING IN PLANTSVILLE, CT


GAME SCHEDULE DETERMINED BY SATURDAY POOL RESULTS


12U IN CHESHIRE FLAMES INVITATIONAL IN CHESHIRE, CT


GAME SCHEDULE DETERMINED BY SATURDAY POOL RESULTS


16U SILVER IN ELITE SPORTS SUMMER BRAWL, CT


GAME SCHEDULE DETERMINED BY SATURDAY POOL RESULTS


16U BLUE IN ELITE SPORTS SUMMER BRAWL IN EAST HARTFORD, CT


GAME SCHEDULE DETERMINED BY SATURDAY POOL RESULTS


18U GOLD IN WEBSTER INVITATIONAL IN WEBSTER, MA


GAME SCHEDULE DETERMINED BY SATURDAY POOL RESULTS


18U BLUE IN ELITE SPORTS SUMMER BRAWL IN WATERTOWN, CT


GAME SCHEDULE DETERMINED BY SATURDAY POOL RESULTS


 

 

 

 

SHORELINE STINGER XIV – SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JULY 31 & AUGUST 1

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.

10U AT BOMBERS “ROUND ROBIN” SCRIMMAGE……….12U OPENS CVFL SEASON

STING 10U VISITED FRANKLIN, CT TO SCRIMMAGE THE CT BOMBERS AND THE CT BARRACUDAS FROM MILFORD ON SATURDAY, APRIL 17.  THE TRIP REPRESENTS THE FIRST COMPETITIVE ACTION FOR COACH DURKIN’S 10U SQUAD.  IN THE OPENING GAME, STING 10U BEAT THE CT BOMBERS, BUT UNFORTUNATELY, DROPPED THE NIGHTCAP TO THE CT BARRACUDAS.  THE GAMES WERE A GREAT LEARNING EXPERIENCE FOR STING’S YOUNGEST 2021 TEAM.  PICTURED BELOW, STING 10U IN ACTION IN FRANKLIN.  ALEXA DURKIN PITCHING AT LEFT AND AUBREY CAPORALE AT BAT AT RIGHT.

 

ALSO SATURDAY, THE CONNECTICUT VALLEY FASTPITCH LEAGUE (CVFL) OPENED THEIR 2021 SEASON, WITH 12U STING MEETING THE CT BARRACUDAS IN A DOUBLEHEADER IN MILFORD.  STING 12U WERE VICTORIOUS IN A VERY CLOSE CONTEST, HIGHLIGHTED BY A SENSATIONAL PITCHING PERFORMANCE AND A HOME RUN BY LAUREN VITARISISTING RAN OUT OF GAS IN GAME #2, DROPPING THE CONTEST TO THE BARRACUDAS.

STING 14U & 12U COMPETE IN PRESEASON SCRIMMAGES

 

SPRING HAS SPRUNG, AND A YOUNG GIRLS FANCY TURNS TO SOFTBALL……….

THE OLDER PLAYER’S HIGH SCHOOL SEASONS OPENED ON SATURDAY, APRIL 10 IN LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT CONNECTICUT. 

ON SATURDAY, STING 14U WENT TO BEAUTIFUL HATTER’S PARK IN DANBURY, CT AND BEAT THE, ALWAYS POWERFUL DANBURY STORM 16-5 AND 9-8 IN A DOUBLEHEADER.  STING 12U TRAVELED TO PANTHORN PARK IN PLANTSVILLE, CT, WHERE THEY WERE THE GUESTS OF THE SOUTHINGTON LIGHTNING.  PICTURED ABOVE IS STING 12U LAUREN VITARISI AT THE PLATE (ABOVE LEFT) AND BRIANNA SPOSA LAYING DOWN A BUNT (ABOVE RIGHT).  ADRIANNA FRONTE SETS UP BEHIND THE PLATE (INSET RIGHT).

BOTH COACHING STAFFS HAD A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO PREPARE FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON AND SEE THEIR PLAYERS IN COMPETITION.

 

STING 14U FINISHES IN FIRST PLACE AT FPN WINTER……….VISITS CHESHIRE IN EARLY SCRIMMAGE

FPN WINTER (14U)WONLOSTTIEPCT
SHORELINE STING501.917
CT DIAMOND CLUB510.833
CT RAMS (JAG)321.583
CT RAIDERS240.333
BRISTOL GATORS150.167
CT RAMS (LEWIS)150.167

CONGRATULATIONS TO  SHORELINE STING 14U, WHO WON THE FASTPITCH NATION WINTER INDOOR TRAVEL LEAGUE IN BLOOMFIELD, CT. (STANDINGS ABOVE), WITH AN UNDEFEATED  RECORD OF 5-0-1.  THE TEAM TOOK ADVANTAGE OF A BEAUTIFUL MARCH SATURDAY 27th AND ENJOYED THE BEAUTIFUL OUTDOOR WEATHER FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS PRESEASON, VISITING THE CT WILDCATS, FOR A DOUBLEHEADER IN WOODBRIDGE, CT.  PICTURED BELOW IS PITCHER CHRISTINA ANEIRO.

 

 

KZ LEADS PARISH HILL ON THE HARDCOURT

STING 18U BLUE PITCHER AND JUNIOR AT PARISH HILL H.S., KRISTY ZATOR IS LEADING HER BASKETBALL TEAM TO A POSSIBLE #1 SEED IN THE CIAC CLASS “S” STATE HIGH SCHOOL TOURNAMENT.

FROM THE CHRONICLE NEWSPAPER IN EASTERN CONNECTICUT:  HARTFORD – “KRISTY ZATOR SWISHED FOUR 3-POINTERS, SPARKING AN 8-0 RUN TO BEGIN THE FOURTH QUARTER AS PARISH HILL’S GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM REMAINED UNDEFEATED IN THE CAPITOL LEAGUE WITH A 39-31 VICTORY OVER CAPITOL PREP ON THURSDAY, MARCH 4.  (SUBSEQUENTLY, THE PIRATES WON ONE MORE TO REMAIN UNDEFEATED.)”

“TIED AT 27 HEADING INTO THE FINAL EIGHT MINUTES, ZATOR’S 3-POINTER FROM THE TOP OF THE KEY PUT THE PIRATES AHEAD.”

GOOD LUCK TO KRISTY AND HER PIRATE TEAMMATES IN THE UPCOMING STATE TOURNAMENT……….

(AT LEFT, KRISTY PULLS DOWN A REBOUND AND AT RIGHT, DRAINS ANOTHER THREE-POINTER.)

12U TRAINS INDOORS IN NEW HAVEN……….14U SWEEPS AT FPN

 

STING 12U PICTURED ABOVE AT LEFT (FRONT FROM LEFT):  SOFIA LUDINGTON / SAM JOHNSON / LAUREN VITARISI / BRI SPOSA.  (IN THE REAR FROM LEFT):  MALLORY SADORRA / MADDIE DISTEFANO / ADRIANNA FRONTE / ALIA MARTONE / ALEXA SNEDEKER.  AT RIGHT:  COACH BILLY DISTEFANO WORKS WITH THE CATCHERS: (FROM LEFT):  ALIA MARTONE / ADRIANNA FRONTE / MADDIE DISTEFANO.

ON FRIDAY NIGHT, FEBRUARY 26, COACH DURKIN’S STING 14U TEAM SWEPT A DOUBLE HEADER VS. CT RAIDERS INDOORS AT FASTPITCH NATION BLOOMFIELD, 4-2 AND 7-0.  ALL FOUR PITCHERS, CHRISTINA ANEIRO, BRIELLE KENNEY, ERIN CERNY AND KYRA MANNING, SAW ACTION AND CONTRIBUTED TO THE SWEEP.  STING 14U CURRENTLY IS HOLDING DOWN FIRST PLACE IN THE LEAGUE.  THEY CONCLUDE THE SEASON ON MARCH 13 VS. CT RAMS.

LOMBARDI COMMITS TO PLAY AT ANNA MARIA COLLEGE

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.

WAITING FOR THE SNOW TO CLEAR AND THE WARMTH TO COME

IN THE MEANTIME……….

12U STANDOUT PITCHER, MALLORY SADORRA HAS EXCELLED IN THE CLASSROOM AND WAS NAMED “STUDENT OF THE MONTH” AT ADAMS M.S., GUILFORD.

AND ON THE HARD COURT, SENIOR KRISTIE ZATOR, 18U BLUE, LED THE PIRATES OF PARISH HILL H.S. TO THEIR SECOND STRAIGHT WIN VS. INNOVATION SCHOOL 51-17, WITH THE SEASON’S FIRST “DOUBLE / DOUBLE” (18 POINTS AND 10 REBOUNDS).

JUNIOR, HENDRIX KRUSZEWSKI, 18U BLUE, HELPED LEAD E.O SMITH H.S. TO A 2-0 START, AND ALL 4-11 OF SENIOR FRANCESCA VALLETTA IS A DEFENSIVE SPECIALIST AT GUARD FOR BRANFORD H.S.  THE HORNETS ARE CURRENTLY 1 – 1, BEATING HAMDEN AND LOSING TO LYMAN HALL

IN THE BEST CASE, JUST A MONTH MORE TO WAIT……….CIAC SANCTIONED HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL PRACTICE IS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN ON MARCH 27, 2021.  THE FIRST CONTESTS ARE SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 10.  THE STATE TOURNAMENT FINALS WILL BE PLAYED ON JUNE 11 & 12, 2021.  (DETERMINATION ON MIDDLE SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS IS STILL PENDING.)

COACH DURKIN’S STING 14U TEAM IS COMPETING IN THE FASTPITCH NATION  WINTER INDOOR LEAGUE IN BLOOMFIELD, CT.  THEY OPENED ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13 SWEEPING A DOUBLEHEADER AGAINST THE CT RAMS 13 – 0 AND 8 – 1.  PITCHERS BRIELLE KENNEY, CHRISTINA ANEIRO, ERIN CERNEY AND KYRA MANNING SHARED THE PITCHING DUTIES, ONLY GIVING UP ONE RUN IN THE TWIN BILL.

 

HAILEY WIECZOREK NAMED “ATHLETE OF THE MONTH” AT HOMEFIELD

CONGRATULATIONS TO HAILEY WIECZOREK WHO WAS NAMED “ATHLETE OF THE MONTH” AT HOMEFIELD, STING 18U BLUE WINTER TRAINING FACILITY.  HAILEY IS AN 18U BLUE PITCHER FROM BERLIN, CT.  HAILEY RECEIVED AN AMAZON GIFT CARD IN RECOGNITION OF HER HARD WORK.

“DO YOU WANT TO BE THE NEXT HOMEFIELD ATHLETE OF THE MONTH?  NICK (SURDO) AND I LOOK OUT FOR ATHLETES WHO SHOW CONSISTENT EFFORT AND DISPLAY POSITIVE ATTITUDES TOWARD COACHES, PARENTS AND TEAMMATES.  HAILEY IS ALSO INVOLVED IN CHARITY WORK WITH “WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT” AND ANIMAL RESCUE.  CONGRATS HAILEY,”  SAID RYAN SPEARRIN.  (RYAN AND NICK ARE THE CO-OWNERS OF HOMEFIELD IN CENTERBROOK.) THEY HAVE BEEN WONDERFUL PARTNERS TO SHORELINE STING THIS WINTER.  ALONG WITH STING 18U BLUE, 18U GOLD, 16U SILVER AND 16U BLUE TRAIN AT HOMEFIELD.

FULL TEAM STING WINTER PRACTICES RESUME AT MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

FROM NOVEMBER 7, 2020, 14U AND 10U POSE AT THEIR “HOUSE”, WINTER TRAINING CENTER “GRIT” IN NORTH BRANFORD.  AT TOP, TOP ROW FROM LEFT IS 14U, MIA STARLING, McKAYLA GREENWOOD, CHRISTINA ANEIRO, KYRA MANNING, BRIELLE KENNEY, ANAI ALVAREZ, LILY ARDITO, KALEIGH DURKIN, AVA RYSZCZYK AND ABBY YOUNG (MISSING:  ERIN CERNEY)  KNEELING IS 10U:  AUBREY CAPORALE, GABBY FERRAIOLO, TESSA DELUCIA, ADILYN WYATT, LEXI DURKIN, RORY ULSTAD, AVA FERRUCCI (MISSING ARE CAYDENCE CAPORALE, SOPHIA VIRGINELLI, EDEN ANDERSON, ISABELLA FAHY, BRIANNA CONLAN)

SITE OF STING INDOOR WINTER EVENTS FALLS UNDER 32 INCHES OF SNOW……….

ADIRONDACK DOME COLLAPSES


THE ADIRONDACK DOME, SCHEDULED SITE OF THREE SHORELINE STING INDOOR WINTER EVENTS IN QUEENSBURY, NY, HAS COLLAPSED UNDER 32 INCHES OF SNOW.  IF LAST SEASONS CANCELLATIONS AND RESCHEDULING WEREN’T ENOUGH, THIS LATEST ADVERSITY ADDS A NEW WRINKLE IN OUR EVER EVOLVING TOURNAMENT SCHEDULES.  16U SILVER, 16U BLUE AND 18U GOLD HAD WINTER EVENTS SCHEDULED THERE.  AS ALWAYS, ITS BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD REGARDING OUR 2021 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULES.

SHORELINE STING SENDS ITS BEST FOR A FAST RECOVERY TO OUR FRIENDS, MANAGEMENT AND STAFF AT ADIRONDACK DOME.


2021 SHORELINE STING’S NEWEST TEAM PRACTICES……….

STING 18U BLUE ENJOYS DECEMBER “BONUS” WEATHER

SHORELINE STING’S NEW 18U BLUE TEAM TOOK ADVANTAGE OF PLEASANTLY UNUSUAL 60 DEGREE WEATHER ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13.  STAYING WITHIN THE STATE’S GUIDELINES FOR PRACTICE, FOUR 18U BLUE PLAYERS TOOK THE FIELD FOR AN OUTDOOR PRACTICE.  (PICTURED ABOVE ARE “THE DECEMBER FOUR”, FROM LEFT ARE FRANCESCA VALLETTA, BRANFORD H.S., TESSA McLAUGHLIN, BOZRAH (NFA), KYLIE PINNEL, WATERFORD AND MAYA SALVANA, HAMDEN (HOPKINS SCHOOL)

STING 18U BLUE IS THE ORGANIZATION’S NEWEST TEAM.  IT WAS FORMED ORGANICALLY, 11 PLAYERS FROM 12 DIFFERENT TOWNS, AND CONSISTS OF TWO VETERAN PLAYERS FROM 2020 16U GOLD AND TWO FROM 2020 16U BLUE.  THE OTHER EIGHT PLAYERS WERE ACQUIRED THROUGH OPEN TRYOUTS AND AN AGGRESSIVE RECRUITING EFFORT.

THE BALANCE OF THE 18U BLUE ROSTER CONSISTS OF HENDRIX KRUSZEWSKI (FROM 16U GOLD), NORWICH (NFA), KRISTIE ZATOR (FROM 16U GOLD), PARISH HILL H.S., BRIANNA SEGAR (FROM 16U BLUE), WEST HARTFORD (CONARD H.S.) AND BIANCA ARIAS (FROM 16U BLUE), CLINTON (THE MORGAN SCHOOL), SKYLAH SAN MIGUEL, WALLINGFORD (SHEEHAN H.S), KAT McQUEENEY, HIGGANUM (HADDAM-KILLINGWORTH H.S.), EMILY ZIEBA FROM BERLIN H.S. AND HAILEY WIECZOREK ALSO FROM BERLIN H.S.

INDOOR PRACTICE FOR 18U BLUE IS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 23 AT THEIR WINTER HOME, “HOMEFIELD” IN CENTERBROOK, CT.  THEIR FIRST TOURNAMENT IS SCHEDULED THE WEEKEND OF JUNE 11 – 13, 2021 AT THE WAVES SUMMER SLAM IN WEST GREENWICH, RI. (INSET ABOVE LEFT, KYLIE PINNEL HITS) (BELOW LEFT, TESS McLAUGHLIN AT FIRST BASE AND BELOW RIGHT, FRANCESCA VALLETTA DIVES INTO THIRD.)

MIA STARLING (STING 14U) AND FAMILY STAR IN “LL BEAN” NATIONAL COMMERCIAL SEEN ON NETWORK TV  SEE THE VIDEO    

ANOTHER HALLOWEEN “DRESS UP” EVENT AT FPN

“IF WE’RE TALL, OR IF WE’RE SMALL, WE STILL LOVE TO PLAY BALL!”

WITH APOLOGIES TO DR. SEUSS, 16U WHITE CELEBRATES THE SEASON DURING ANOTHER HALLOWEEN EVENT AT FASTPITCH NATION, WINDSOR.


FASTPITCH NATION’S “HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR”

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

STING 14U PARTICIPATED IN THEIR FIRST 14U EVENT AT FAST PITCH NATION, WINDSOR ON OCTOBER 24 & 25.  THE TOURNAMENT, THE ANNUAL “HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR”, ASKS THE PARTICIPATING TEAMS TO DRESS UP FOR HALLOWEEN.  THERE WERE HUNTERS & GAME, M & Ms, ZOMBIES AND OTHERS.  STING 14U OPTED FOR PRISON GARB, WITH THE COACHES, AS THEIR JAILERS.  PICTURED ABOVE STANDING FROM LEFT, BRIELLE KENNEY, KYRA MANNING, MIA STARLING, LILY ARDITO, ANAI ALVAREZ, ERIN CERNY AND CHRISTINA ANEIRO.  KNEELING IN FRONT ARE (FROM LEFT) KAYLEIGH DURKIN, ABBY YOUNG AND AVA RYSZCZYK (MISSING IS McKAYLA GREENWOOD.)

16U WHITE WINS AT FPN “SMASHING PUMPKINS”

IN THEIR FIRST SEASON OFFICIALLY AT 16U, COACH SENERCHIA’S GIRLS (LAST SEASON’S 14U GOLD) CAME UP VICTORIOUS AT LAST WEEKENDS FASTPITCH NATION’S “SMASHING PUMPKINS” EVENT LAST WEEKEND.

16U WHITE FINISHED SATURDAY 2-0-1 FOR A #3 SEED.  ON SUNDAY, THEY BEAT FURY SOFTBALL IN THE QUARTERFINALS, KNOCKED OUT HUSKERS (GREEN) IN THE SEMIS AND SHUT OUT THE EAST COAST IMPACT IN THE FINALS.

PICTURED BELOW, ADRIANA HILLS TAGS OUT A HUSKERS RUNNER BEFORE SHE REACHES THE PLATE. ADDIE SMITH CRASHES HOME, DISLODGING THE BALL TO SCORE A RUN.

 

WITH MANY MORE TO COME, 16U WHITE POSES WITH THEIR CHAMPIONSHIP PLAQUE AND MEDALS.  STANDING ABOVE (FROM LEFT), ALEX BACHER, EMMA BAYOR, GABBY BIGIO, GABI SENERCHIA, MORGAN MODINE, ADRIANA HILLS.  KNEELING (FROM LEFT), KILEY MULLINS, ALAYNA MARIANI, ADDIE SMITH, ALEXA FALCIONI, NATALIA LUCIBELLO.  (PHOTOS FROM DINA FALCIONI)

STING 14U BLUE A PERFECT 4-0 FIRST PLACE AT FASTPITCH NATION

STING BLUE……….WOOOOOOOOOO!

A SOMETIMES CHALLENGING SEASON, CAME TO A WONDERFUL, SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSION FOR THE VERY ENTHUSIASTIC PLAYERS AND FANS OF STING 14U BLUE, AS THEY FINISHED A PERFECT 4-0 AND IN FIRST PLACE AT “KEEP THE SEASON GOIN’ II” AT FASTPITCH NATION IN WINDSOR, CT ON AUGUST 16.  STING BLUE COLLECTED VICTORIES VS. THE FIREBALLS AND BATTER’S BOX RENEGADES (YOUNGER TEAM) ON SATURDAY AND BATTER’S BOX RENEGADES (OLDER TEAM) AND THE, ALWAYS TOUGH, SOUTHINGTON LIGHTNING ON SUNDAY.  IT WAS TOTAL TEAM EFFORT ON THE FIELD, BEHIND THE STRONG RIGHT ARM OF JAMIE BUCIOR AND THE STRONG LEFT ARM OF NINA DEMENNATO IN THE CIRCLE, WITH OCCASIONAL HELP FROM MELANIE MARTIN.  ABOVE:  STING 14U BLUE POSES UNDER THE SCOREBOARD OF THEIR HARD FOUGHT NIGHTCAP WIN AGAINST THE LIGHTNING.  PICTURED ABOVE IN BACK (FROM LEFT) ARE MELANIE MARTIN, EMMA GETROST, COACH KATIE HOBSON, HAILEY CHRISTENSEN, JENNY CRETELLA, ALYSSIA MAIKOWSKI, ANNA SOLIWODA, JAMIE BUCIOR, JENNY SCHAUDER NINA DEMENNATO, HEAD COACH DAN MARSH AND COACH MIKE BUCIOR.  IN FRONT (FROM LEFT) ARE COURTNEY VAUSE, AVERY STADLER, SADIE IOZZIA AND TAYLOR FERRIAOLO.  AT THE RIGHT, JAMIE BUCIOR AND ANNA SOLIWODA CELEBRATE A SUCCESSFUL DEFENSIVE INNING ON SATURDAY AND  CATCHER MELANIE MARTIN TRACKS AND CATCHES A SHORT POP IN FRONT OF THE PLATE ON SUNDAY.