THE JOYS OF SHORELINE STING TRAVEL SOFTBALL..........
 
2014 STING 10U & 14U GOLD TEAMS TRAVEL TOGETHER AT A RHODE ISLAND EVENT
 
 
THANKS TO ALL CANDIDATES WHO ATTENDED 2015 STING TRYOUTS.  TEAMS NOW FORMING.  SOME SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE.  CONTACT US FOR INFORMATION.
  

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
 
 
BOMBERS BLACK 12U CHAMPIONS
 
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.
 
 
 
CT RAIDERS 14U CHAMPS
 
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.
 
 
 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.

 

 
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