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Posted by Richard Hiscox at Jul 31, 2018 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
The 16-U CT Bombers finished THIRD in the 72 team USSSA Eastern Nationals in Salisbury MD! The 7-3 trip was one to remember.image
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2018 Season Highlights

Posted by Richard Hiscox at Jan 21, 2018 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )

The outdoor season by the numbers;

10-U, 14-10, 2 Championships, 1 Second Place
12-U Teal, 25-35, 1 Second Place, 2 Third Place
12-U Black, 52-16-2, 6 Championships, 2 Second Place, 2 Third Place
14-U White, 44-19-4, 4 Championships, 1 Second Place, 3 Third Place
14-U Black, 35-17, 1 Championship, 1 Second Place, 4 Third Place
16-U, 48-7, 6 Championships, 2 Second Place, 1 Third**

** Third was their worst finish of the year and it was at a 72 Team, Class A, USSSA Nationals!

Collectively, 218-104-6, 19 Championships, 8 Second Place, 12 Third Place

 

August 4-5, The 12-U Black team competed up at the 14-U level in the CT Bombers Last Blast in Franklin CT. Due to weather the team didn't compete on Saturday and played two pool games on Sunday. These saw a 5-5 tie vs the Shoreline Sting White and a 6-4 win over the R.I. Rebels. Later in the day the elimination rounds began and saw the 12-U team matched up vs the CT Bombers White 14-U team in the first round. The younger Bombers went down in a very close 6-5 decision. Finishing the weekend with a 1-1-1 record.
The 14-U White team competed in the CT Bombers Last Blast in Franklin CT. Weather prevented Saturday play so the team played two pool play games on Sunday morning. Results were a 3-3 tie vs the R.I. Rebels and a 5-4 victory over the Shoreline Sting White. Elimination rounds started in the afternoon ans saw a walk-off 6-5 victory over the CT Bombers Black 12-U, and a Thrilling walk-off 7-6 victory over the R.I. Rebels on a suicide squeeze in the bottom of the seventh inning to capture the Championship. The team recorded a 3-0-1 record for the rain shortened weekend.

The 14-U Black team competed at the 16-U level of the CT Bombers Last Blast in Franklin CT. Only one pool play game was played Saturday morning before heavy rain came through wiping out the day. That game ended with a 11-2 victory over the CT Hurricanes Aftermath. Sunday the team played a second pool play before starting elimination rounds. This game saw a 4-2 victory over the CT Tides White and earned the team the #1 seed for play-offs. The semi-finals saw a 9-0 victory over the CT Hurricanes Aftermath before falling 9-5 to the CT Bombers White 16-U in the finals. The team ended the weekend with a 3-1 record and a Second Place finish.
The 16-U (White) team also played in the CT Bombers Last Blast in Franklin CT. The first pool play game on Saturday saw a 2-0 loss to the CT Tides White before the rains came and ended the day. Sunday saw one more pool play game which ended in a 12- victory over the CT Hurricanes Aftermath. Elimination rounds saw a 9-1 victory over the CT Tides White in the semi=finals before recording a 9-5 victory over the CT Bombers Black 14-U in the Championship. The team finished the final weekend with a 3-1 record.
 

July 27-29, The 12-U Teal Team headed to Cranston RI for the Warriors Mid Summer Classic, a 12 team tournament. Friday evening started pool play with a 16-6 victory over the Central Mass Stingers. A unique accomplishment. The Teal team won two different games, in two different tournaments, in two different states on the same day! Saturday saw Pool Play end with losses to R.I. Rebels 7=0 and Smithfield Storm 7-6 earning the team the #9 seed for Sunday morning. Elimination rounds started and ended with a 5-2 loss to the South Shore Chaos. This ended the Teal season with a 25-35 record, 1 Second Place and 2 Third Place finishes.

The 12-U Black team attended th Shoreline Stinger XI in the 9 team 14-U Division. Saturday Pool Play saw a 5-1 victory over the Shoreline Sting White 14-U, a 8-0 victory over the NWS Elite 14-U, and concluded with a 4-0 loss to the CT Hornets 14-U. Sunday elimanation games started with a 8-2 victory over the CT Mirage '04 (14-U) before falling to the CT Hornets by a 7-0 margin. Recording a 3-2 record for the weekend.

 The 14-U White team also competed in the 14-U division of the Shoreline Stinger XI. Pool Play saw a 2-2 tie with the CT Mirage '04, a 9-8 loss to the CT Tigers, and a 10-5 loss to the R.I. Rebels. Sunday saw a 13-3 victory over the Shoreline Sting White followed by a 9-7 win over the CT Hornetsbefore a 7-2 loss to the R.I. Rebels in the Semi-Finals, ending the weekend with a 2-3-1 record and  Third Place finish.

The 14-U Black team competed in the 7 team 16-U division of the Shoreline Stinger XI. Games showed a 5-0 loss to the Dutchess Debs, a 9-2 win over the Seymoure Tradition, and a 8-5 win over the Shoreline Sting. Sundays elimination rounds started with a 2-1 victory over the Seymoure Tradition before ending with a 6-2 loss to the Dutchess Debs. The team earned a 3-2 record and a Third Place finish playing up for the weekend. 

 

July 24-27, The 12-U Teal team attended the USSSA Northeast Nationals in E Hartford CT, the "B" tournament (by name if not by actual teams attending) was comprised of 18 teams, Tuesday saw a poolplay loss to Montgomery Twisters (PA) by a 12-1 margin followed by a 6-4 loss to the Saratoga Thunder (NY) Pool Play completed on Wednesday with a 7-3 Victory over Deep Run Lady Lightning (PA). Thursday was washed out (it is E Hartford) and the double elimination rounds started on Friday morning with a 10-2 loss to Fury Fastpitch (NY) followed by a 12-6 victory over Valley Storm (PA). At this point, due to the lost day the team had to make a choice as they were scheduled for a 6:00 PM game in another tournament in Cranston RI. The team withdrew from the E Hartford tournament, jumped in their cars and headed directly to RI.

The 16-U team traveled to Salisbury MD for the USSSA Eastern Nationals and made a big splash! Poolplay saw a 10-2 victory over Hot Shots Pride (MD) followed by a 17-1 drubbing of the Pennsbury Gems (PA) before concluding with a wake-up 18-2 loss to S.C. Hurricanes Black (NY). Now the double elimination rounds begin. The team registered a 5-3 win over Saucon Valley Storm (PA), then a 8-4 win over Rapidfire (NY), a 6-2 victory over Olney Cougars Black, this earned the team a spot in the final six (4 winners, two losers, on Saturday. Game one saw a 6-0 victory over Infinity Shock (NY) then a 6-1 win over DP Dynasty Elite, before a 2-0 loss to Churchville Lightning (MD). In the fourth game of the day the squad went down in defeat to the Team Ohio Scarlett 15-0. This gave the team a Third Place Finish in the 72 team Nationals!

 

 

July 21-22, The 12-U Teal team competed in the 7 team Nutmeg State Games in New Britain CT. The Pool Play started with a 7-3 win over the CT Angels, avenging a 13-1 loss from last Saturday, then a disappointing 5-4 loss after being tied 4-4 with one out to go in the game, and ended with a 10-0 shellacking from the Southington Lightning 05's. Oddly the 1-2 record earned the squad the #2 seed from our pool as three teams went 1-2 and Teal gave up the least runs. Sunday started on a positive note with a 16-3 win over E.G. Express, followed by a great 4-3 loss to the Diamond Club Black in the semi-finals. In the Bronze Medal game, the squad went down 11-3 to the Southington Lightning 05's. A better weekend than the 2-4 record would indicate. 

The 12-U Black team competed in the 7 team Nutmeg State Games in New Britain CT. Due to an odd schedule the Black team played only 2 pool play games winning the first 12-0 over the E.G. Express and dropping the second 3-0 to the CT Diamond Club Black. Sunday saw some retribution starting with a 6-0 win over the CT Angels, followed by a 7-5 victory over the Southington Lightning 05's in the semi-finals, and a 8-2 win over the CT Diamond Club Black in the Championship. A nice 4-1 weekend. 
The 16-U Team competed in the 8 team Annie "99" Olender Memorial in Southington CT. The march through the season continues. Pool Play saw a 7-2 victory over the CT Gators, a 8-0 win over the CT Eliminators Futures, and a 11-2 win over B.C. Explosion. The #1 seed continued their winning ways on Sunday with a 10-1 win over the CT Hornets in the semi-finals and a 2-1 victory over the CT Eliminators in the Gold Bracket Championship. a very nice 5-0 weekend.

7/19-20, The 14-U White team travelled to Salisbury MD for the 42 team USSSA Eastern Nationals. Pool play started with a 10-4 Loss to the Warrington Blue Thunder (PA), followed by a 6-4 loss to the Maryland Fever (MD), and concluded with a 11-2 victory over the Northeast Xtreme Teal Steel (MA). The double elimination Bracket Play saw a 8-6 victory over the Renegade Silver (NY), a 8-0 loss tot he Rotterdam Reign, a 6-5 win over the DB Inferno (PA), and finally a 7-0 loss to Team Long Island 2022 (NY). A difficult 3-4 trip. 
The 14-U Black team also attended the 42 team USSSA Eastern Nationals. They saw 4 pool play games with a 9-3 loss to the PA Outlaws Bartosh (PA), a 12-2 win over the Lady Ravens White (NJ), a 9-1 loss to the Bayside Breeze Black (MD) and finally a 11-0 loss to the Rotterdam Reign (NY). The double elimination Bracket play saw a 4-2 win over the SCC SWAT Gold (PA), a 1-0 loss to the Maryland Fever (MD), and concluded with a 6-4 loss tot he PA Strikers Protesto (PA). A rough 2-5 trip.

 

July14-15, The 12-U Tealteam competed in the End of Summer Sizzler in East Hartford CT, a 24 teamevent. Pool play started with a disappointing 13-1 loss to the CT Angelsfollowed by an equally disappointing 9-0 loss to the MASS Dynamites beforeending with a better played 6-1 victory over the Batter’s Box Renegades. The1-2 finish gave the team the 17th overall seed and a spot in the Silver Bracketfor Sunday vs the 16th seeded Xtreme Chaos. The late start didn't help and theteam finished the weekend with a lackluster 8-0 loss to record a 1-3 record forthe weekend.
The 14-U Whiteteam also played in the End of Summer Sizzler with 17 teams in their division.The team started slow a 2-2 Tie vs the CT Mirage, then a 15-0 win over theCoastal Storm and a 9-2 victory over the Team Nitro L.I. The team earned the #3seed and started elimination rounds with a 7-1 win over the CT Outlaws earninga spot in the semi-finals before heavy weather came through and made the fieldsunplayable. A disappointing end to a bright day with a 3-0-1 record for theweekend.
The 14-U Blackteam traveled to Watertown CT to play in the 7 team 16-U Grows/Rapids Tune Up.Saturday saw a 5-1 win over the Seahawks Rich, a 7-3 loss to the ShorelineSting 1, and ended with a 9-4 victory over the Seahawks Dan. The 2-1 recordearned the team a controversial #3 seed, it appears #2 would have been proper,and pitted them against the Seahawks Rich again where they fell by a score of2-0. A 2-2 weekend playing up at the 16-U level.
The 16-U (White)team also competed in the End of Summer Sizzler in East Hartford CT in the 7team 18-U event. Saturday saw a 6-3 win over WHIPS 18-U, a 6-2 win over theBlackstone Valley Venom (16-U) and finally a 10-0 win over the NWS Elite 18-U.The 3-0 record earned the team the #2 seed for Sunday. Sunday saw a 3-2 victoryover the Lady Wildcats Premier 18-U, a 7-1 victory over the WHIPS 18-U in thesemi-finals to set up a championship game with the #1 seeded Western MAWarriors. Unfortunately the heavy weather canceled the finals and the team wasawarded Second Place due to the seedings.Not bad for a young 16-U team playing up at the 18-U level.

 

July12-15, The 12-U Black teamtravelled to Salisbury MD for the USSSA Eastern Nationals to compete in a 64team tournament. Pool play saw a 4-0 victory over Team Nitro '05 (NY) followedby a 7-2 win over East Coast Titans Black (MD) and concluded with a 3-2 loss tothe NJ Batbusters. The 2-1 pool play results gave the Bombers the second seedin their Pool and matched them up with the Jersey Shore Huskies in their firstelimination game. The double elimination process started with a 5-2 win overthe Huskies. Next was a 9-2 victory over the Bayside Breeze (MD) beforesuffering a 13-12 ITB loss to the Fielder’s Choice. Moving to the loser’sbracket the path started with a 9-3 defeat of the New York Bluefire before a3-2 elimination loss to the PA Outlaws Errico. Still a 5-3 trip netting theteam a 13thPlace finish out of 64 teams.

 

 

July 7-8, The 12-U Teal team attended the Summer Extravaganza, a 7-team tournament in Meriden CT. Pool Play went well with a 7-2 victory over the Shoreline Sting Gold followed by a 7-2 win over the NYS Warriors, and a 13-0 victory over the Enfield Fireballs. Due to the odd number of teams Teal picked up an extra Pool Play game that didn't count for their seeding. Unfortunately, this resulted in a 5-4 loss to the CT Seahawks Green. The 3-0 day earned Teal the #1 seed and a first round bye on Sunday. So, the day started in the semi-finals with a 12-0 victory over the NYS Warriors then a break awaiting the other semi-final before a 13-1 loss in the Finals to the CT Seahawks Black. Still a 4-2 weekend and a Second-Place finish. 
*The 12-U Black team attended the same Summer Extravaganza but in the 11 team 14-U division. Saturday's Pool Play went well with a 7-5 win over the CT Gators followed by a thrilling 8-7 bottom of the seventh walk off win over the Wolcott Eagles, and finally a 5-2 victory over the CT Mirage '03s. The day earned the Black team the #3 seed for Sunday's elimination rounds, Sunday didn't go quite as well and black suffered a 5-1 loss to the CT Gators. A 3-1 weekend playing up before heading to MD for the USSSA Nationals is hopefully a confidence builder. 
*The 14-U White team headed to the 22 team Summer Slam in East Hartford. Pool Play went very well consisting of a 9-0 victory over the CT Tides, a 9-1 victory over the CT Shock, and a 3-2 victory over the CT Seahawks. The 3-0 day, allowing only 3 runs, earned the White team the overall #1 seed and entrance into the Gold Bracket (top 11 teams) for Sunday. Sunday started with a 5-0 win over the CT Diamond Club Blue 12-U, followed by an 8-3 victory over the Pomperaug Panthers in the semi-finals before a 8-3 loss to the Empire State Huskies. The 5-1 weekend earned the White team Second Place in a sizable tournament. 
*The 14-U Black team Travelled to West Hartford for the 11 team Jungle Jamboree. Like the previous teams, Saturday went well. A 7-3 victory over the Wildcats, a 11-1 victory over the CT Hornets, and a 13-0 win over the Lady Wildcats Premier. Sunday began with a 12-0 victory over the CT Fury before a 4-1 loss to the Shoreline Sting. a respectable 4-1 weekend to be sure. 
*The 16-U team also attended the Jungle Jamboree with only 5 teams in their division. Saturday also went very well with a 7-2 win over the Shepaug Storm, a 5-0 victory over the CT Tigers, and a 8-5 win over the CT Hurricanes. Starting in the semi-finals on Sunday saw a 5-3 win over the CT Tigers before a 5-2 victory over the CT Hurricanes Gold for the Championship. A very nice 5-0 weekend. 
*The organization notched a 21-5 record with 1 Championship and 2 Second Place finishes for the weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

6/30-7/2, The 12-U Teal team travelled to Swansea MA to compete in the 8 team PONY New England Regionals. A different format with 2 Pool Play games for seeding followed by double elimination, All 8 teams played at 8:30 & 10:00 on Saturday, then seeding, then the first elimination game at 12:30. Teal did well with a 12-2 victory over the K.P. Pride followed by a 13-1 drubbing of the Lady Sting earned the squad the #1 Seed from their pool and matched them with the #4 Seed from the other pool the S.E. MA Xtreme who put up a much better game before Teal notched a 10-4 win to make it a 3-0 day. Sunday would start the way nobody wanted it to, with a 8:30 match up of the 11 year old Teal vs the 12 year old Black team. The older Black team was victorious by a 5-3 margin sending Teal to the losers side of the bracket for a 10:00 6-1 win over the K.P. Pride White and a thrilling 4-3 11:30 win over the South Coast Scream. This set up a 1:15 rematch with the Black team. The 4 games back to back to back to back was just too much for the young team who despite fighting to the bitter end dropped a 12-5 decision to end the hottest weekend of the year 5-2, both losses to the ultimate Tournament Champions CT Bombers Black, while finishing in Third Place
The 12-U Black team (obviously) also travelled to the PONY New England Regionals in Swansea MA. Pool play started with a little disappointment when a 3-0 lead turned into a 3-3 tie with the South Coast Scream, followed by a 6-1 victory over the K. P. Pride Green. The 1-0-1 record earned the Black squad the #2 Seed from their pool and a match-up with the #3 seed from the other pool, the Lady Sting who were quickly dispatched 11-0 giving the Black team a 2-0-1 record for the day. Sunday (the hottest day of the year) started with a 5-3 victory over the younger Teal team and a game off. Game two saw a tight 2-1 loss to the K. P. Pride Green. This set up the second meeting of the day vs the Teal team and a 12-5 win to advance to the finals and a third meeting of the weekend with the K. P. Pride Green. Both teams experienced player issues with the heat and agreed that this one game would determine the Champion rather than consider the possibility of another game immediately following this one. The Black team secured the Championship with a 5-1 victory. Notching their second victory over the Runners Up in three attempts. The Black team finished 5-1-1 for the weekend. NOTE; It has to be pointed out that the team competed all weekend with only 9 players and in fact played two innings of defence in the championship game with only 8 players on the field. WOW! 
The 14-U White team competed in the 18 team Firecracker on the Fourth, a 7-game guaranty tournament in East Hartford CT. Saturday saw a 4-1 Loss to the Brewster Rockets, a 6-4 loss to the CT Eliminators, and a 4-2 loss to the CT Titans Green. The remaining Pool Play games on Sunday saw a 4-0 loss to the Shoreline Sting before a 12-1 win over Team Nitro LI and a 9-3 victory over the Ridgefield Rebels. This tournament did something a little different. The top 9 seeds went into a Gold Bracket and the bottom 8 went into a separate Silver Bracket. The 2-4 record earned the Black team the #13 seed and a slot in the Silver Bracket. Monday started with a 8-3 victory over the Greylock Thunder followed by a 15-0 drubbing of the Ridgefield Rebels in the semi-finals and ended with a 7-3 Victory over the Shoreline Sting earning the White team the Silver Championship. The team ended the weekend with a 5-4 record over the three days of competition. 
The 14-U Black team travelled to Plainville MA to compete in the 8 team PONY New England Regionals. This tournament also did something different (must have been the weekend for different along with the heat) doing a three game Pool Play followed by double elimination. The three Pool Play games ended with an 11-2 victory over Raider Softball, a 8-2 win over the South Coast Scream, and a 4-1 win over the Eclipse Blue. The 3-0 finish required the team to play their first elimination game late Saturday which finished with a 6-0 loss to the K. P. Pride. Sunday started and ended with a 5-3 loss to the MASS Drifters Red giving the Black team a 3-2 record for the weekend. One has to question the scheduling that kept the team on site for over 12 hours on Saturday. It seems that the 3-0 finish to pool play was actually a handicap rather than an advantage. 
The 16-U team travelled to N Conway NH for the Mount Washington Valley Classic a tournament that has seen a CT Bombers team in the Championship every year that we have sent a team to compete. Pool Play started with a Friday game and a 2-0 victory over the N.E. Fusion. Saturday saw a 9-0 victory over the Barrington Blaze and a 7-0 loss to the Seabrook Titans, the 2-1 record earned the team the #8 seed out of 24 teams. Elimination games were an 8-0 win over K Zone Kraze, a 9-0 win over the Maine Sluggers, a 6-0 victory over the N, E, Fusion in the semi-finals and finally a 5-1 loss to the Seabrook Titans in the finals. The team earned a Second-Place finish with a 5-2 record with both losses coming to the tournament Champions. The Tradition remains in tact! For the Organization a 23-9-1 record with 2 Championships, 1 Second Place, and one Third Place finish.

 

6/23-24/2018, The 12-U Teal team travelled north west to Pittsfield MA after the cancellation of their CT Tournament to participate in the Battle in the Berkshires, an 8 team event. Pool Play saw a 15-0 victory over the Newtown Hawks, a 19-1 win over the Central MASS Crusaders, and concluded with a 11-3 victory over the East Coast Impact. Sunday the #1 Seed from each pool had a bye tot he Semi-Finals, the 4 seeds from each pool played a consolation game only, the Bombers Teal faced a hot Empire State Huskies. A great 7 inning affair ended with a 5-3 loss but a wealth of good plays, hits, and growth! A 3-1, Third Place, weekend. 

12-U Black, headed to the 12 team Skirt in the Dirt tournament in Leominster MA. Pool Play went well with a 10-0 victory over the Northeast Xtreme Teal, an 8-2 win over the Dirt Dawgs Gold, and a 5-1 win over the Methuen Rangers. Sunday's bracket play continued with excellent results featuring a 15-0 drubbing of the Westford Waves, a 7-1 victory over the Dirt Dawgs Gold and a thrilling 2-1 victory over the Methuen Rangers for the Championship. a terrific 6-0 weekend. 
14-U White, attended the Summer Sizzler in Prospect CT, a 7-team tournament. Pool Play went great with a 19-9 victory over the Watertown Rapids, a nip-tuck 4-3 win over the CT Titans, and a 6-5 victory over the Hockomock Rox. Sunday started great with a 12-2 victory over the Watertown Rapids before a 5-1 loss tot he eventual Runners-Up CT Seahawks. A respectable 4-1, Third Place weekend. 
14-U Black, also attended the Prospect tournament with similar results. Pool Play consisted of a 5-3 win over Valley Fusion, a 6-3 loss to the Hockomock Rox, and a 4-3 victory over the CT Seahawks (eventual Runners-Up). Sunday started with another 6-3 victory over the Hockomock Rox before a 10-9 loss to the eventual Champions, Valley Fusion. A 3-2, Third Place, weekend. 
16-U (White), attended the 18 team USSSA 16-U CT State Championship in East Hartford CT. Pool play went excellent with a 11-0 victory over the Empire State Huskies, a 7-4 victory over the CT Eliminators, and a 5-2 victory over the CT Dominators. As the #1 Seed Sunday continued their winning ways with a 11-1 victory over the Empire State Huskies, a 2-1 victory over Valley Fusion, a 4-1 win over Mass Drifters Navy in the semi-finals, and finally a 10-0 mercy of the Xtreme Chaos in the Championship. a perfect 7-0 weekend.

Organization, 23-4 with 2 Championships and 3 Third Place finishes. 
 

6/16-17/2018, The 12-U Teal team attended the Lightning Strikes tournament in Southington CT, a 16 team event. Pool Play was difficult with some bright spots, A 9-6 loss to the CT Seahawks Black saw a come from behind to tie the game and a legitimate Grand Slam by Maddy W., before seeing the game slip away. a 9-1 loss to the New York Bluefire, followed by a 14-12 loss to the Bulldogs '06. Seeded fourth in our group we had to play the Southington Lightning '05, the  eventual Tournament Champions. While we tookit on the chin we saw some incredible effort and plays defensively and Taryn F got her first over the fence HR. More good stuff to build on.
12-U Black attended the same 16 team Lightning Strikes event. Pool play went slightly better with a 5-3 loss to the Wildcats followed by a 6-5 loss to the Shoreline Sting Gold before getting a 19-1 win over the Proswing Lady Pride. Sunday started with a 8-3 victory over the Northeast Hurricanes Salem before falling to the Southington Lightning '05, the eventual Tournament Champions, by a score of 4-2.
14-U White, played in our own 10 team Father's Day Slugfest in Franklin CT. Pool play went well with a 2-2 Tie vs CT Mayhem, a 12-2 victory over the CT Shock, and finally a 13-1 defeat of the CT Titans Green. The team seeded #3 for Sunday morning. Elimination rounds started with a 8-2 victory over the Ridgefield Rebels, a 5-1 win over the CT Bombers Black in the semi-finals and a 7-3 win over the #1 seeded Valley Fusion in the Championship. A terrific 5-0-1 weekend for the 13 year old team.
14-U Black, also played in the Father's Day Slugfest in Franklin. Pool Play was exemplary with a 12-2 victory over the CT Shock, a 8-0 win over the CT Titans Green, concluding with a 6-3 win over the Ridgefield Rebels securing the #2 seed for Sunday. Elimination started with a 7-1 defeat of the CT Titans Green before falling 5-1 to our own CT Bombers White in the Semi-Finals. A hard fought Third Place finish and a 4-1 record for the weekend.
16-U (White), traveled to Nashua NH to compete in the 8 team Granite State Summerstock. The weekend started with a 8-0 defeat of the Central MASS Thunder, a 6-2 victory over PLEX Blue, and a 9-1 win over the Northeast Hurricanes Blue. The 3-0 start earned the team the #1 seed for Sunday. The elimination rounds consisted of a 9-0 victory over the Methuen Rangers, a 8-0 victory over the Lady Cannons in the Semi-Finals and finally a 8-0 victory in the Championship over the N.E. Fusion. A perfect 6-0 weekend scoring 48 runs while allowing 3.
For the Organization a 17-8-1 weekend with 2 Championships and a Third Place. 

6/9-10/2018, Our 12-U Teal team ventured north to Grafton MA for the Tri-Town Round Robin, a 12 team event offering a 6 GG, perfect for our 11 year old team. The 5 game Pool Play started vs the best two teams in the event, a 15-0 Loss to the R.I Rebels, the eventual Champs and a 7-2 loss to the Wolcott Eagles Red. Saturday ended with a 5-4 win over the Newton Panthers. Pool Play continued on Sunday with a 7-2 win over the Dominators and a 14-0 victory over the Raiders Softball. This earned the team the West #3 seed and pitted them against the East #3 New England Shockwave. Our youngest active team allowed 8 runs before recording an out, then bore down and ground it out to an eventual 11-5 loss. All in all a lot of promising things over the 6 game (3-3) weekend.
The 12-U Black, Traveled to Southington for a nice 12 team tournament in the Summer Lead Off, Pool Play started with an 8-0 no hitter against eh CT Shock, then a 5-2 victory over the CT Titans Blue, and finally a 13-0 victory over the CT Seahawks Green. Sunday elimination rounds started with a 9-0 victory over the CT Seahawks Green in the quarter finals, followed by a 8-0 victory over the New Haven Diamond Zone in the semi-finals with the day ending with a 1-0 loss to the Southington Lightning in the Championship. The 5-1 record earned the Black team a Second Place finish to a good weekend of softball.
The 14-U White, traveled to see our friends in Swansea for a 20 team Xtreme PONY Qualifier. Pool Play was perfect with victories over Bay State Sharks (13-3) South Coast Scream (3-2) and R.I. Rebels (6-5). This earned the squad the #1 seed from their Pool. Sunday saw victories over CT Eliminators (13-3) and South Coast Scream (8-6) before a 14-3 loss in the semi-final game to the MASS Dynamites Blue. The 5-1 finish eard the White team a Third Place finish.
Our 14-U Black went to the same 20 Team Xtreme PONY Qualifier in Swansea MA with a similar Saturday recording victories over S.E. MASS Xtreme (host, 9-0), South Shore Chaos (5-0) and Mass Drifters Navy (12-0) earning the #1 seed from their pool as well. Sunday saw a continuation with victories over the K.P. Pride (6-5) in the Quarter finalks, MASS Dynamites Red (9-7) in the Semi Finals, and MASS Dynamites Blue (10-0) in the Finals. The 6-0 record earned the squad the Championship.
Finally our 16-U team attended the Bring on the Heat event in East Hartford CT. Pool Play saw a 2-1 win over Southington Lightning 2021, a 9-4 loss to the Empire State Huskies, followed bya 7-3 win over the Rotterdam Reign. Sunday began with a win over the CT Lady Knights Black (2-1) in the Quarter Finals, Empire State Huskies (2-0) in the Semi-finals, and ending with a 7-4 victory over the Southington Lightning Black in the Championship. A very nice 5-1 weekend for the first time out on 2018 circuit. 

6/2-3/2018, The 10-U team attended the GROWS/Rapids Spring Bash in Watertown CT for a small 3 team tournament. Pool play went well with a 23-4 victory over the host CT Rapids, a 4-1 win over the CT Bullets, and finally an additional win over th CT Bullets by a score of 15-1. The 3-0 record have the Baby Bombers the #1 seed and a direct bye tot he Championship. Sunday saw the third straight encounter with the CT Bullets, which ended as the others had with a CT Bombers 14-2 victory capturing the Championship. The team finished their tournament season with a 17-12 record, 2 Championships and 1 Second Place finish.
12-U Teal attended the same GROWS/Rapids Spring Bash tournament with 6 teams in the 12-U division. Pool play went great with a 6-2 victory over the Rawlings Wildcats and a 10-0 win over the Seymour Tradition before the heavy showers made the field unplayable and the third game was canceled. The 2-0 finish allowing only 2 runs earned Teal the #2 Seed for Sunday. A late start didn't go well with the Rawlings Wildcats looking for atonement from Saturday's loss. Teal was beaten 12-0 to finish Third.
12-U Black
also attended thie Watertown event and did quite well in pool play with a 7-1 win over the Shoreline Sting Gold followed by a 12-0 victory over the Watertown Rapids before the fields were lost to the puddles. The 2-0 record allowing only 1 run earned Black the #1 Seed. Sunday started as Saturday had gone with a 12-0 victory over the Shoreline Sting Gold. This was followed by a contentious battle against the Rawlings Wildcats ending in a bottom of the seventh come from behind 9-8 victory to win the Championship. Black finished with a 4-0 record for the weekend and avenged two previous losses to the Wildcats at the same time.
14-U White attended the Mike Arburr Memorial Tournament in East Hartford CT, a 14 team affair. Pool play started well with a 5-1 victory over the CT Fury. From there things went downhill with a 2-1 loss to the CT Gators and a 6-4 loss to the CT Gators Orange. The team seeded 9th and won their first game 8-1 over the Brewster Rockets before suffering a 6-5 ITB loss to the eventual tournament Champions Capitol District Fusion.
14-U Black started their outdoor season at the same Mike Arburr Memorial in East Hartford. Pool play went well consisting of a 15-4 win over the CT Seahawks, followed by a 13-2 victory over the Xtreme Chaos and a 5-4 nailbitter over the CT Fury. The 3-0 record earned Black the #3 seed for Sunday. Elimination rounds consisted of a 7-2 victory over ProSwing Lady Pride, 8-2 win over the CT Titans Green before a semi-final loss to the CT Titans Blue by a 10-9 margin. For their first time out, without any practices, the team went 5-1 and took Third Place for the weekend. 

 

5/26-27/2018, The 10-U team attended the Strike Out Cancer benefit tournament in Southington CT this weekend. Saturday's pool play started with a 11-5 win over the Wolcott Eagles, followed by a 17-1 victory over the host Southington Lightning, and concluded with a 6-1 loss to the Rawlings Wildcats. The 2-1 finish was good enough for the #2 seed and a bye to the Semi-finals in this 6 team tournament. Sunday however didn't go as planed and the team dropped the first game, a semi-final, to the Seymour Tradition by a margin of 11-4. The team finished the weekend with a 2-2 record.The 12-U Teal team also attended the Strike out Cancer event. Pool play netted the team a 12-1 loss to the SHoreline Sting Gold, a 9-2 loss to the CT Fury, and a 16-2 loss tot he host Southington Lightning 05. The 0-3 record and boatload of runs allowed gave the team the #12 seed out of 12 teams. On Sunday the team lost the first game to the #5 seed CT Eliminators, going 0-4 for the first time of the Spring/Summer season.
The 12-U Black team traveled to Lowell MA to play in the 16 team Memorial Day Classic. Saturday saw the team fall 9-5 to the South Maine River Rats, followed by a 9-3 victory over the Storm-Grady, and finishing with a 11-3 win over the Northeast Hurricanes - Seacoast. The 2-1 record earned the team the #6 seed for Sunday's elimination rounds. Sunday started with a 12-0 win over Storm-Grady, a 8-3 (8 inning ITB) victory over Northeast Hurricanes - Salem, and a 13-1 avenging victory over the South Maine River Rats in the semi-final round. The Finals saw a 3-2 8th inning win over the Methuen Rangers. This game was tied at 1-1 after 7 and was the second 8 inning ITB of the day. This gave the team a 6-1 record for the weekend and the tournament Championship.
The 14-U White team went to Plainville MA to play in the 11 team Ed Keene Memorial Day Classic hosted by the KP Pride/Plainville Athletic League. Saturday's pool play started with a 5-2 win over the Raiders, followed by a 8-1 win over the RI Rebels, and a 9-0 loss to the Mass Drifters Orange. Earing the #5 seed for Sunday didn't help much as the team fell to the #12 seed South Shore Chaos in the first game by a 3-2 margin. 

 

5/19-2018, The 10-U squad traveled to Johnston RI to play in the 5 team, New England Impact Spring Fling. Pool play consisted of a 13-6 win over the host New England Impact, a 16-3 victory vs the Lumber Yard Explosion, and a 9-8 win over the R.I. Thunder Gold. The team earned the #1 seed for Sunday getting a bye to the semi-final where they won 12-0 over the PIT Lady Nationals. This set us a rematch with the RI Thunder Gold for the Championship. The good guys prevailed with a 7-2 victory to cap off a 5-0 weekend by becomming Champions. 
The 12-U Teal team participated in our own Rose City Rumble, an 8 team affair held in Franklin CT. Pool play started with a 12-0 victory over the PIT Lady Nationals followed by a very well played 3-2 loss to the Shoreline Sting Blue. Pool play concluded with a forgetable 12-6 loss to the KP Pride Green. The day earned the team a #4 Seed for Sunday and a match-up with the older 12-U Black Bombers. This spiriterd affair ended with a 10-2 loss and a 1-3 record for the weekend.
The 12-U Black team was also in the CT Bombers hosted Rose City Rumble in Franklin CT. Pool play started with a 13-4 win over the Shoreline Sting Gold. The second game was a 14-2 loss to the Rawlings Wildcats. The third scheduled game was rained out as we lost the field to the constant drizzel and occasional shower that came throughout the day. The team earned a #4 seed for Sunday. In the elimination rounds the 12-U Black team defeated the 12-U Teal team 10-2 advancing to the semi-final. There the Black team was victorius over the Shoreline Sting Blue by a score of 12-1 advancing tot he Finals and a rematch with the Rawlings Wildcats. The good guys seemed to run out of gas and dropped the Championship game to become Runners-Up by a score of 12-3 earning the team a 3-2 record for the weekend. 
Our 14-U White team traveled to Baldwinville MA to play in the Mass Destruction May Mayhem, an 8 team event. Pool play consisted of a 6-2 win over the Lady Mavericks and a 14-2 victory over the N.E. Hurricanes. Game 3 was rained out and the squad was seeded #1 for the Sunday eliminations. Sunday started with a 12-0 win over the NE Hurricanes, followed by a 10-5 win over the Lady Mavericks in the semi-finals advancing to the Championship game. In the finals the 14-U Whiote team had an 11-1 victory over the Zone Select in order to become the Champions earning a 5-0 record for the weekend and the young season.  

5/12/2018, The 10-U squad returned to East Hartford for the CT Eliminators Mother's Day Classic, Pool play game one was a 10-3 loss to the Valley Fusion, followed by a 6-2 loss to the Rawlings Wildcats and finally a 8-0 loss to the South Jersey Gators. Sunday's elimination rounds didn't go much better with a 8-2 loss to the Rawlings Wildcats. A rough 0-4 weekend.
The 12-U Teal  started their outdoor season at the same 16 team tournament Pool play started on a positive note with a 9-2 victory over the PIT Lady Nationals. Game two was a 15-2 loss to the CT Tigers followed by the pool play being suspended due to weather. Sunday's elimination round started with a very well played 3-1 loss to the Shoreline Sting Blue.
The 12-U Black, went to Meriden to play in a 5 team Shock to the System tournament. Pool play went great with a 13-0 victory over the CTR Shock (host) and a 4-3 victory over the Southington Lightning 05s and concluding with a 8-1 win over the CT Dominators. With the #1 seed in hand the team got a bye to the Semi-Finals where they dispatched the CT Dominators10-0 and won the Championship with a 4-3 win over the Runners Up Southington Lightning to complete a 5-0 weekend.
5/5-6/2018, The 10-U squad travels to Prospect to play in a three team tournament hosted by the Valley Fusion. Due to the number of teams two pool play games on Saturday will be followed by a double elimination Sunday. Game one was a 11-1 mercy rule game vs the CT Fury. Game two ended with a 4-2 victory over the host Valley Fusion. Sunday, after the Valley Fusion sent the CT Fury to the losers bracket in the first game, our 10-U team sent them to play again with a hard fought 2-1 victory. The Valley Fusion eliminated the CT Fury and came to play the Bombers once again. This time the fusion was victorious by a 9-6 margin. So the teams meet for the fourth time in just over 24 hours. The Championship was won by the Valley Fusion 13-3. The 10-U Bombers take Second Place with a 3-2 weekend spliting 2-2 with the Fusion.

The outdoor season begins!
4/28-29/2018,
The 10-U team traveled to East Hartford for the Queen of Diamonds 7 team tournament. Playing only two pool games on Saturday due to weather. Game one pitted the Baby Bombers against the CT Diamond Club where they suffered a 10-3 loss. Game two was a teriffic game ending in a 3-0 loss to the Empire State Huskies. The first 10-U game of the E Hartford season to go a complete 6 innings within the 75 minute timeframe. The Sunday Elimination Rounds were called due to weather.
 

4/7-8/2018, Our youngest team, 10-U, traveled North to the Dome for their one and only winter competition starting with a 10-6 win over the Mid Hudson Rebels followed by a 10-1 win over the Miss Scotties. After a game break the team flattened out a bit in a 12-1 loss to the Gilderland Wolfpack. The 2-1 finish in the 6 team tournament earnd the Baby Bombers a #2 seed for Sunday. Sunday didn't go as well losing 4-2 in a well played game to the Seymour Tradition in the semi-finals.
The 12-U Teal team ventured to the Danbury Sports Dome to play a one day (Sunday 4/8) 5 team tournament. Game one ended with a 8-5 loss to the CT Fury, game two was a 7-1 loss to the CT Titans Blue and the last pool play game was a 11-2 loss tot he CT Seahawks. The first elimination game pitted Teal against the CT Fury again and the CT Fury came from behind in the last inning with a walk off 6-5 victory over Teal. 

3/23-25/2018, Time for the 12-U Teal to try their hand at a little competition. Once again we are in the Dome in Queesnbury NY for the weekend. The 11 year old team started with a 5-3 win over the Saratoga Thunder, followed by a 12-2 loss to the Adirondack USSSA Pride (who earned the over all # 1 seed on Saturday and the Tournament Championship on Sunday). The day concluded with a 13-6 loss to the Electric City Bombers. The 1-2 finish with 28 runs allowed earned the team the #13, out of 16, seed. Sunday saw a 15-2 loss to the #4 seeded NC Chaos Cryptonite ending the weekend 1-3. 

3/9-11/2018, Our 16-U team went to compete in a 16-U/18-U mixed tournament in Queensbury NY, our winter home as it may be. In pool play they defeated the CT Titans Green 9-3, lost to the Adirondack Xtreme Gold 10-2, and defeated the NWS Elite 18-U 4-1. The 2-1 record earned the team the #6 seed, out of a 16 team field, going into the Sunday elimination rounds. First up was a win over the NWS Elite 16-U by a 9-2 margin. Second was an 8-0 loss to the CT Freedom 18-U who went on to finish second in the tournament. A 3-2 record in a mixed tournament is a nice advancement since the last trip. 

2/24-25/2018,  This weekend our 12-U Black team headed up to the Dome in Queesnsbury NY for their second Winter tournament. Pool play looked a bit daunting based on historical strength of the opponents. It didn't turn out that way. Game 1 vs Miss Shen Thunder saw our ladies triumph in a lopsided 10-0 match. Game 2 was only slightly better with our squad coming out on top of an 11-1 contest. The third and final pool play game was a test vs the L.I. Crush 05. The good guys came out on top of the 4-1 final. The 3-0 day, allowing only 2 runs, earned the 12-U Black the #2 seed and an 11:30 start on Sunday morning.

Elimination rounds went well starting with a 7-0 victory over the Ulster Fillies immediately followed by a 7-2 rout of the Jersey Girls. Time for a game break before the semi-finals. The 3:30 game saw a 10-0 shellacking of the R.I. Bombers Elite. On to the 4:50 Finals vs the #1 seed from Saturday, the Dutchess Debs. The good guys jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first and it stayed just that way until the top of the 7th when we added 2 more for a 4-0 lead. The bottom of the seventh saw the shutout slip away giving up a single run before capturing the Championship with a 4-1 final score.

The 12-U black had a 7-0 weekend outscoring the combined 7 teams by a 53-5 margin capturing their second Championship in as many tournaments! A 13-0 start to the 2018 season.

2/17-18/2018,  Our14-U Black team headed North to Queensbury NY for their second tournament of the young 2018 season.The weekend had a late start (3:30 PM on Saturday) in this 16 team event. The first game was a 4-3 Loss tot he Infinity shock who would seed #6 and finish #3. The second game at 4:50 was a 2-1 win with a no hitter thrown by Abby Boya! Game three was a 9-1 Loss to the Dutchess Debs Black who would seed #1 and finish #1 (7-0 for the weekend). Our ladies seeded #10 after Pool Play.

Sundaypitted our team against the #7 seeded Ulster Fillies. In a tight affairthe good guys prevailed with a 9-5 victory. This set up a game vs the #2 seeded MW Crusaders. This was not as close and we suffered a 6-0 Loss. The squad finished 2-3 for the weekend with the 3 losses being to teams who finished First, Second, and Third! Can you say rough schedule? 

2/2-4/2018, our 16-U team traveled to Queensbury NY to participate in a 17 team tournament. Their first outing for the 2018 season was a bit difficult. In Saturday Pool Play they started with a 3-0 loss to the MW Crusaders (#3 Seed for Sunday) and followed with a 8-4 loss to Miss Shen (#7 seed for Sunday), a long time rival. Pool playended with a 10-6 defeat vs Stampede. The 0-3 finish earned the 15 seedand a rematch with #2 seeded Stampede in Sundays elimination bracket. After a well fought game the squad went down in defeat by a score of 4-3. This gave the team an 0-4 record for the weekend. Two of the lossesto Stampede who went 7-0 for the weekend while capturing the TournamentChampionship.

CoachScott says "Despite the oh and four, I go home happy as I saw many great signs-not only in play but in attitude, effort, and focus." 

1/20-21, Our 12-U Black team (12 Y/O) traveled North to the Dome in Queensbury NY for a 12 team tournament and had a very successful trip.

SaturdaysPool Play consisted of a 7-4 win over the Classie Lassies Heat, a 12-2 win over the West Seneca Magic, and concluded with a 12-0 victory over the Electric City Bombers. The 3-0 run earned the team the #1 seed and abye to the Quarter Finals on Sunday.

Sundaystarted well with a 14-1 defeat of the Mid Hudson Rebels advancing to the Semi Finals where the team pulled off a tight 6-3 win over the Infinity Shock advancing to the finals. Once there the team would not bedenied taking a mercy over the CT Fury 11-1 capturing the Tournament Championship.

Congratulations to the entire team for a fabulous season kick-off weekend. 6-0 outscoring their opponents 62-11.

 

1/5-7, The new year starts with a couple of bright spots!

Both of our 14-U teams traveled North to the Adirondack Sports Complex (The Dome) in Queensbury NY for a 16 team tournament. 14-U White started with a couple of games Friday evening, a 15-3 win over the Lady Reds followed by a 6-4 loss to the Empire State Huskies-Pecchia. On Saturday morning the team bounced back with a 7-0 win over the Northeast Xtreme Teal. So White went 2-1 in pool play allowing 9 runs.

The 14-U Black team started, after White had finished, with a 5-2 loss to the Empire State Huskies-Pecchia followed by a 11-1 victory over the Lady Reds and a 10-2 win over the Bethlehem Elite. Black finished Pool Play 2-1 allowing 8 runs. Now the 5-1/2 hour wait for all the pool play games to be completed and seeding done for Sunday.

The teams were seeded #3 (Black) and 4 (White) giving them each a 10:10 game time for Sunday morning. White, on field 1, defeated the Empire State Huskies-Sottile 4-0 while Black on field 4 defeated the Lady Bombers 14-2. Both teams move on to the Quarter Finals at 12:50.

White matched up against the CT Titans and emerged victorious by a score of 5-4 while Black avenged their Saturday loss to the Empire State Huskies-Pecchia notching a 3-1 win. Both teams advance to the Semi Finals at 3:30.

White matched up against the Northeast Xtreme Teal and advanced to the Finals with a 4-3 victory.

Black matched up with the #2 seeded Dutchess Debs and were eliminated by a score of 5-0. Finishing the weekend with a 4-2 record and a Third Place.

White played the Dutchess Debs in the 4:50 final and fought hard but went down by a score of 8-2. White finishes the weekend with a 5-2 record and a Second Place. Hardware!

All in all a very good weekend for the teams and the organization.

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2017 Season Highlights

Posted by Richard Hiscox at Dec 26, 2016 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )

2017 Season in Review

10-U
Indoor 1-3, Outdoor 17-10, 2 Championships, 1 each Second and Third Place, 18-13 in Total

12-U Black

Indoor 2-6-1, Outdoor 36-24-1, 2 Championships, 3 Second and 2 Third Places and a Fifth Place at PONY Nationals, 38-30-1 in Total

12-U White

Indoor 7-3, 1 Second Place, Outdoor 46-20, 2 Championships, 5 Seconds and 1 Third Places, 53-23 in Total.

14-U Black

Indoor 2-6, Outdoor 31-30-1, 3 Second Place, 33-36-1 in Total

14-U White

Indoor 8-2, Outdoor 44-9-2, 5 Championships including the last three tournaments played up at the 16-U level 1 Second Place and a Fifth Place at PONY Nationals, 52-11-2 in Total

16-U Black

Indoor 2-5 1 Third Place, Outdoor 30-16-2, 1 Championship 4 Second Places, 32-21-2 in Total

16-U Teal
Indoor 16-2 2 Championships 1 Second Place, Outdoor 38-5-1, 4 Championships 2 Second Place (including one at PONY Nationals), 54-7-1 in Total (includes 27-4-1 at the 18-U Level)

18-U

Indoor 5-4-1, Outdoor 28-12-2, 1 Championship 2 Third Place, 33-16-3 in Total

As an organization

312-157-9 a 65.3 winning percentage

19 Championships

21 Second Place, Including 1 at PONY Nationals

2 Fifth Place at PONY Nationals 

8/5-8/6
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2-U White, Last Blast, Norwich CT, a 4 team tournament, playing up at the 14-U Level, Due to heavy rains that arrived in the first inning of pool play games were pushed back to a noon start and all teams were shortened to two pool games for seeding. Game one saw a 4-0 victory over the Belltown Bandits, game two was a 6-3 loss to the CT Tides White leaving the team with the #3 seed vs the CT Bombers Black for Sunday morning. The older (13 y/o) team prevailed leaving the 12-U team with a 1-2 record for the shortened weekend event.

14-U Black, Last Blast, Norwich CT, a 4 team tournament. Due to heavy rains that arrived in the first inning of pool play games were pushed back to a noon start and all teams were shortened to two pool games for seeding. Game one saw a 12-0 mercy victory over the Belltown Bandits followed by a 5-2 loss to the CT Tides White. This set the team up as the #2 seed for Sunday morning where they won the first game vs the CT Bombers White 12-U to advance to the finals vs the CT Tide White. The final went to the last inning to be determined but the good guys came up just short earning a Second Place finish and a 2-2 record for the weekend.

14-U White, Last Blast, Franklin CT, a 7 team tournament, playing up at the 16-U Level, Due to heavy rains that arrived in the first inning of pool play games were pushed back to a noon start and all teams were shortened to two pool games for seeding. Game one saw a win over the Quinnipiac Tornadoes followed by a late inning loss to the CLCF Bombers Gold. The 1-1 record was one of 5 teams with the same, 3 giving up the same number of runs, after a series of coin flips the team was seeded #4 setting up a rematch with the CFCL Bombers Gold in game one. This time it wasn’t close as the CT Bombers shut the CFCL Bombers out, sending them home. Game two was a victory over the #1 seeded Stratford Breakers to set up the unlikely Championship match-up vs the #6 seeded CT Bombers Black, for the second weekend in a row. It was a back and forth affair early but the younger 14-U White team took control and earned the Championship with a 4-1 record for the weekend.

16-U Black, Last Blast, Franklin CT, a 7 team tournament. Due to heavy rains that arrived in the first inning of pool play games were pushed back to a noon start and all teams were shortened to two pool games for seeding. Game one saw a close win over the CFCL Bombers Gold followed by a last inning loss to the Stratford Breakers Blue. The 1-1 record and the number of runs allowed earned the team the #6 seed for Sunday morning. Game one saw a victory over the Quinnipiac Tornadoes, followed by a 2-0 excellent victory over the CT Eliminators Black in the semi-finals setting up a rematch of the previous weekends finals vs the CT Bombers White 14-U. After grabbing an early lead the offensive pressure put on by the younger White team proved to be too much and the 16-U Black earned a Second Place finish and a 3-2 record for the weekend.

7/28-7/30
12-U Black, Shoreline Stinger X, Guilford CT, 6 teams. Pool play started with an 8-2 win over K.P. Pride White, another 8-2 mark in defeating the CT Seahawks, and completing the sweep for the day a 6-0 victory over the K.P. Pride Green. The 3-0 mark earned the team the #1 seed and with only six teams a bye to the semi-finals on Sunday. The Semies saw an 11-0 run rule advance over the Host Shoreline Sting. The finals pitted the 12-U Black against the K.P. Pride Green with the Bombers coming out on top of a 5-0 decision. The team went 5-0 for the weekend capturing the Championship in their final weekend of competition. The team ended with a 36-24-1 outdoor record with 2 Championships, 3 Second Place finishes as well as 2 Third Place finishes and a FIFTH Place at PONY Nationals. A terrific season for the 11 year old team!

12-U White (competing at the 14-U level) Shoreline Stinger X, Guilford CT, 12 teams. The toughest jump in travel softball started this weekend with a 11-0 victory over the Shoreline Sting Blue followed by a 5-2 loss to the Morris County Bells from NJ and a 3-1 loss to the K.P. Pride White. The 1-2 finish seeded the White team #3 in their pool setting up a Sunday meeting with the 2nd seeded (in their Pool) CT Tigers. This was a single game Sunday dropping the decision 7-1 to the Tigers. The team finished 1-3 for their second weekend up at the 14-U Level.

14-U Black, Shoreline Stinger X, Guilford CT, 12 teams. Pool play was a little rough starting with a 9-0 loss to the CT Titans Blue followed by a 7-3 loss to the CT Tigers before notching a 3-2 victory over the Valley Fusion. Sunday saw a nice turnaround starting with a 6-3 victory over the host Shoreline Sting, then a 12-6 avenging win over the CT Tigers, another tight (2-1) victory over the Valley Fusion in the semi-finals. The day culminated with a 12-7 loss to the CT Titans Blue earning the team  Second Place. The team went 4-3 for the weekend.

14-U White, (competing up at the 16-U level) Shoreline Stinger X, Guilford CT, 6 teams. The weekend started a familiar theme with a 9-0 defeat of the Stratford Breakers Blue followed by a 6-1 win over the host Shoreline Sting 14-U and 7-2 win over the host Shoreline Sting 16-U. 3-0 for the day set the team up with the #2 seed, based on runs allowed, and a bye into the semi-finals. Sunday started with a 9-5 win over the Shoreline Sting setting up a final against the CT Bombers Black (15 y/o team). After a hard fought affair the 14-U White emerged victorious with a 2-1 score earning the Championship and a 5-0 record for the weekend.

16-U Black, Shoreline Stinger X, Guilford CT, 6 teams. Another good weekend started with a 3-0 win over the Shoreline Sting Blue, an 18-0 drubbing of the CT Shock, and a 3-2 victory over the Stratford Breakers Blue. This set the team up as the #1 seed and a bye to the semi-finals on Sunday. The semi-final game saw a 10-8 comeback win over the Stratford Breakers Blue setting up a 1 vs 2 finale against the Bombers White 14-U team. It was a hard fought game with some amazing defense and great pitching that culminated in the 14-U White team earning a 2-1 victory and the 16-U Black team earning a Second Place finish with a 4-1 record for the weekend.

It should be noted that both the 14-U White, and 16-U Black team overcame significant injuries to get to and complete the championship game. Further the CT Bombers took 4 of the 6 sets of Hardware awarded in this three division tournament. A very good job by all 5 teams involved.

16-U Teal, (competing at the 18-U level) New England's Finest Showcase, R.I./S.E. Mass, 165 teams, No seeding, no playoffs, just 5 scheduled games with a 1:20 drop dead time limit. The team started with a 6-0 win over Finches Aces (NJ), then a 1-1 Tie with the N.E. Fusion (NH) the teams first tie all season. Saturday saw a 6-1 victory over the NY Jaguars and a 2-0 loss to the NJ Sparks, the first time the team was shut out all season. Sunday finished the season with a 4-0 victory over the S.E. Mass Xtreme Royal.  The team ended the season with an outdoor record of 38-5-1, 4 Championships, 2 Second Place finishes including the one at the PONY Nationals. The team posted a 21-3-1 record playing up at 18-U level with two Championships and a Second Place. An amazing year.

18-U, New England's Finest Showcase, R.I./S.E. Mass, 165 teams, No seeding, no playoffs, just 5 scheduled games with a 1:20 drop dead time limit. The weekend started on Friday with a 5-4 victory over the Diamond Dolls Gold and a 1-1 tie with the Kaboom-Barbero. Saturday saw an 11-2 win over the L.I. Hurricanes Elite and Sunday finished with a 6-3 loss to the Capitol District Fusion (NY) and finally a 4-2 loss to the R.I. Rebels Gold. The team finished the weekend with a 2-2-1 record and a season mark of 28-12-2 with 1 Championship and 2 Second Place finishes. 

7/20-7/23 

12-U Black, Nutmeg State Games, New Britain CT (8teams), Pool play consisted of a 14-0 win over the CT Breakaways, a 3-3 tie with the WTN Rapids, and finally a 6-5 win over Xtreme Chaos. Sunday saw a 3-2 win over the Southington Lightning, an 8-7 loss to the CT Diamond Club in the semi-finals, and then a 17-9 loss to the Xtreme Chaos in the "Bronze Medal Game" The girls finished with a 3-2-1 record for the weekend.

12-U White, Nutmeg State Games, New Britain CT (8 Teams) at the 14-U Level. Pool play was  a 10-5 loss to the CT Hurricanes, a 6-1 win over the CT Mayhem, and concluded with a 5-3 loss to the Shoreline Sting White. Sunday's elimination rounds were a 5-0 win over the Shoreline Sting to advance to the semi finals, a 5-3 loss to the CT Bombers Black and a 12-7 loss to the CT Hurricanes in the "Bronze Medal Game". The girls finished with a 2-4 record while playing up.

14-U Black, Nutmeg State Games, New Britain CT (8 Teams), Pool play consisted of a 4-1 win over the Shoreline Sting Blue, a 6-4 win over the Ridgefield Rebels, and concluded with a 13-2 win over the Lady Lancers. Sunday saw a 14-0 win over the Shoreline Sting to advance to the semi-finals, a 5-3 win over the CT Bombers White (12-U) to advance to the finals, and a 10-6 loss to the Ridgefield Rebels. The team went 5-1 for the weekend finishing in Second Place.

14-U White, Annie "99" Olender Memorial, Southington CT, Pool Play saw a sweep with a 7-0 win over the Lady Knights, a 12-0 win over The Jades, and a 13-5 win over the WTN Rapids. Elimination rounds consisted of a 7-1 win over the CT Eliminators a 4-0 win over the CT Jades, and a 8-0 win over the Titans in the Championship game. The team finished the weekend with a perfect 6-0 record.

16-U Black, PONY Nationals, Sterling VA, 25 teams, Pool play saw a 12-0 win over the Maryland Express followed by a 9-2 loss to the Jersey Intensity and a 4-0 loss to the Ashburn Shooting Stars. This earned the team a #3 seed out of their pool and the Bracket play followed with a 10-2 loss to the Ridgewood Raiders followed by a 7-0 win over the East Coast Tsunami and a 12-1 win over the New Jersey Sparks. This set the team up to play the East Coast Tsunami again, a win there and one more would advance the team to the Elite Eight. We will never know what may have been. Due to heavy rains and a schedule with no back-up plan for such weather the PONY East Zone Director made an executive decision that any teams wh had a Bracket play loss going into Saturday were eliminated. The 8 teams that entered Saturday undefeated in Bracket play, regardless of their Saturday game results, would be moved forward to the Elite Eight. This horrible decision eliminated at least 12 teams that were still fighting. Our Black team had found their voice, their emotion, and their desire and were devastated by PONY's decision. They finished Nationals with a 3-3 record and dashed dreams.

16-U Teal, PONY Nationals, Sterling VA, 25 teams, Pool play saw a 10-0 win vs the Ukraine (supplemented by players from the Hampton Roads Warriors), a 6-0 win over the Ridgewood Raiders, and concluded with a 10-2 win over the Bay State Blaze. This earned the team a #1 seed from their pool and a first game bye in Bracket play. Next was a 12-0 victory over the Lakeshore Lightning (MD), followed by a 4-0 win over Jersey Intensity. This put the team into the Elite Eight for a second consecutive year. The PONY decision regarding how to deal with the rains, the affect it had on our younger (15 y/o) team as well as our older (18-U) team coupled with self-inflicted distraction/drama the Sunday Elite Eight Play-off rounds looked daunting. To their mental credit the girls focused in and pulled together, even after more delays due to field conditions they put up a 3-1 win over the NY Diamond Girls, to get to the point they were eliminated last season, then a 1-0 victory over the Ashburn Shooting Stars advancing them to the Title Game. The good guys played a valiant game before falling 2-1 to the NY Inferno. The same team (Coach and some players) that had eliminated them last season. Still they overcame much, going 7-1 for the tournament and earning a Second Place Finish.

18-U, PONY Nationals, Sterling VA, 32 teams, Pool play on Thursday went very well with a 6-2 win over the Central PA Wolfpack, 11-5 win over the Jersey Girls Red, and a 5-4 win over the Susquehanna Slam. This earned the team a #1 seed from their pool and a Friday 6-0 win over the Redbirds Black pushing them to Saturday. Two wins on Saturday would mean the Elite Eight but the team was defeated 7-6 in ITB by the Phantoms Fastpitch Gold. Now three straight wins, on Saturday, were needed to get to Sunday. After the emotional ITB loss the team needed to swap fields and play again immediately. Our catcher went down with Heat Stroke/Exhaustion being taken away by ambulance (she would recover nicely, but a huge hit to the team in both talent and emotions). The game vs the Diamond State Swoop-devils was in the 4th inning when the rains came chasing them from the fields. PONY's terrible decision was the same for the 18-U Division, any teams who had lost a Bracket Play game were eliminated without the chance to fight back. This included our 18-U team. So with a 4-1 record they were unceremoniously dismissed. Completely unfair.

Despite an organizational record of 31-12-1 for the time period with 1 Championship and 2 Runners-Up we have players and parents that are understandably shaken by the events in this time period. We as an organization will be looking hard at plans for next season and which, if any, Nationals we will attend.

7/14-7/19
12-U Black,
PONY Nationals, Sterling VA, 17 teams. The four Pool play games over Saturday and Sunday were a 10-0 Loss tot he Banshees Red, 7-1 win over Vienna Velocity Black, 6-1 loss to Vienna Stars, 9-1 loss to the Sportika Nightmare. Bracket play began on Monday with a 7-1 loss to Team L.I. followed by a 13-4 win over Vienna Velocity 04 and a 12-2 loss to the Morris County Belles. Tuesday was win or go home, so the team proceeded to win 13-8 over the Vienna Velocity 04, a 4-3 win (in two innings of ITB) over Loudoun Inferno Black, and a 5-4 win over Sting 04. This brought the 11 year old team to Wednesday and the Elite Eight. Wednesday ended the was Saturday had begun, with a loss to the Banshees Red. Still, a FIFTH PLACE finish at Nationals with a 5-6 record.

12-U White, PONY Nationals, Sterling VA, 17 teams. The four Pool play games over Saturday and Sunday were a 5-4 loss to the Loudoun Inferno Black, a 10-2 win over VA Glory, a 5-2 win over Morris County Belles, and finally a 10-0 win over Blue Thunder. Bracket play started on Monday with a 6-5 win over R.I. Thunder Gold advancing the team to Tuesday. Tuesday started with a 7-3 loss to Sportika Nightmare followed by a 7-6 loss to R.I. Thunder Gold eliminating the team from the tournament. Still a Ninth Place finish with a 4-3 record.

14-U Black, PONY Nationals, Sterling VA, 27 teams. The four Pool play games over Saturday and Sunday were a 8-1 win over K.P. Pride White, a 9-8 win over Sting Gold, a 10-9 win over N.J. Pride, and a 5-1 loss to Central Jersey Lightning. Monday saw the begining od Bracket play with a 8-7 win over the CT Tigers and a 9-0 loss to the Banshees Red. Tuesday was win or go home so the team started with a 4-1 win over Susquehanna Slam before falling 8-0 to the D.B. Magic and being eliminated, The team finished with a 5-3 record as the 13 year old team.

14-U White, PONY Nationals, Sterling VA, 27 teams. The four Pool play games over Saturday and Sunday were a 9-1 win over Susquehanna Valley, a 6-1 win over Central PA Krunch, 10-3 win over Jersey Shore Huskies, and a 4-3 win over the CT Tigers. Bracket Play began on Monday with a 5-0 win over Sting Gold and a 4-1 win over Leesburgh Revolution. Tuesday started with a 7-2 loss to Scc S.W.A.T. now it was win or go home so the team won 16-2 over the Central Jersey A's before falling 12-6 to the Banshees Red. The team finished with a 6-2 record which earned them a FIFTH PLACE finish,
 

16-U Black, Cape Cod College Showcase, Swansea MA, 41 teams at the 18-U level.The four game pool play was shortened to three games due to heavy rains on Thursday evening. Fridays game was a 8-4 loss to the Mass Drifters Casey, Saturday saw a 4-2 loss tot he Metro West Thunder Red and finally a 4-0 win over ME Lady Mavericks. These results earned the team a #4 seed from their pool and a 7:45 AM start on Sunday's elimination rounds. Sunday had a 7-6 win over the NY Jaguars before falling 4-1 to the eventual tournament Champs, the CT Green Devils. For this 15 year old teams first forray into the 18-U world they did fine with a 3-3 record and some valuable experience.

16-U Teal, Cape Cod College Showcase, Swansea MA, 41 teams at the 18-U level.The four game pool play was shortened to three games due to heavy rains on Thursday evening. Fridays game was a 8-0 win over Metro West Thunder Black, followed Saturday with a 9-0 win over the Boston Bat Busters, and a 7-2 win over the Mass Drifters-Lori. These results earned the team the #1 seed from their pool and a bye to the 10:45 AM Sunday game. Sunday started with a 7-0 win over the NH Lady Cannons. In the next game things were tight. The team scored three in the bottom of the sixth to take a 3-1 lead before surrendering 3 in the top of the seventh before losing 4-3 tot he eventual tournament runners up. Still a 4-1 record for the weekend and an 18-2 record at the 18-U levelver the last four weekends.

18-U, End of Summer Sizzler, East Hartford CT, 11 teams. Pool play saw a clean sweep with a 42- win over Western MA Warriors, 7-4 win over Rapid Fire, and 9-3 win over Westchester Heat earning the team the #1 seed for Sunday, Sunday started with a 7-6 win over Rapid Fire before a 7-3 loss tot he Mirage, eliminating the team from the tournament with a 4-1 record and Third Place finish. 

7/7-7/9
 12-U Black, Lightning Flash, Southington CT, 3 teams, this turned into a Round Robin followed by 2 vs 3 and winner vs 1. CT Bombers Black defeated CT Shock 8-3, then CT Rockets 6-5 to earn the #1 seed and a bye to the Championship. After defeating the CT Shock, the CT Rockets advanced to the title game where our Black team defeated them by a score of 3-2 to capture the Championship and a 3-0 record for the weekend.

12-U White, Lightning Flash, Southington CT, 14 teams, The team was playing up (unexpectedly) at the 14-U level and started with a 6-4 win over the CT Lady Knights, followed by another win (13-1) vs the CT Hurricanes Black. Pool play ended with a 13-0 loss to the Empire State Huskies earning the team the #7 seed for Sunday. Sunday morning ended quickly with a 16-2 loss to the R.I. Rebels. The team finished the weekend with a 2-2 record.

14-U Black, Lightning Flash, Southington CT, 14 teams, a rough weekend for the good guys. Pool play saw a loss to the Rawlings Wildcats, a win over the CT Lady Knights, and ended with a loss to the Lightning 14-U giving the team the #11 seed for Sunday. Here Sunday ended quickly as well with a 6-5 ITB loss to the Shoreline Sting. The team ended the weekend with a 1-3 record.

14-U White, Lightning Flash, Southington CT, 14 teams, pool play went well for the White squad with wins 5-1 over the Shoreline Sting Gold, 20-6 over the CT Diamonds Club, and 12-0 over the R.I. Rebels. The day took a toll with yet another injury reducing the active player count to 9, from a roster of 13. With players adapting to new positions, and missing 3 of the top 6 batters, the team went down in defeat in game one 5-4 to the R.I. Rebels, ending the weekend with a 3-1 record.

16-U Black, Tradition College Showcase, Wallingford CT, 19 teams, Friday's 11:30 game was canceled due to field conditions allowing for only two pool play games on Saturday. Winning 4-1 over the CT Tides and a 2-2 tie vs Total Kaos earned the team the #2 seed in their pool. Sunday started with a 9-2 win over the WTN Rapids followed by a 2-0 loss to the CT Eliminators who went on to capture the Championship. The team ended the weekend with a 2-1-1 record.

16-U Teal, Northeast States PONY Qualifier, New Windsor NY, 9 teams, for the third consecutive weekend the team played up at the 18-U level. Pool play started with a 2-1 win over the QN Comets. In the second game while tied 0-0 after 3 with the Duchess Divas, the skies opened up flooding the fields. The Tournament Director decided to seed based on two games. The Divas were given the choice, come at 8:00 to finish our game, or forfeit the game to us. As they had won two games already (12-0 & 13-0) this game meant nothing to them and they elected to forfeit. That decision gave them the #1 seed and our squad the #2 seed. Sunday was beautiful, starting with a 10-2 victory over the Jersey Girls, and a 5-3 win over Rapid Fire in the semi-finals setting up a rematch with the Divas. Tied 3-3 after 7 the game went ITB where Teal scored two in the top of the inning and held the Divas scoreless in the bottom to capture the Championship by a score of 5-3. The team ended with a 4-0 record (on the field) for the weekend.

18-U, Tradition College Showcase, Wallingford CT, 55 teams, Friday's 5:30 game was canceled due to field conditions allowing for only two pool play games on Saturday. The team suffered a 3-1 loss to the Lady Mavs Gold and a 4-2 loss to the Jersey Flames. Due to the tournament format the squad was only able to play a single consolation game on Sunday morning which they won 15-1, opponent unknown. The team finished the weekend with a 1-2 record.

As an Organization, 16-9-1 for the weekend with two Championships.

6/30-7/3
12-U Black, PONY Regional Championship, Swansea MA, Pool play consisted of  9-5 win over Southcoast Scream, 9-6 win over the Dirt Dawgs, and a 2-0 loss to the R.I. Thunder Gold. Sunday morning ended as soon as it started with a 3-1 loss to the K.P. Pride Green. The team went 2-2 for the weekend.

12-U White, PONY Regional Championship, Swansea MA, Pool play consisted of  7-5 Win over the Mass Dynamites, 12-0 win over the Southcoast Scream, and a 12-0 win over the K.P. Pride White. Sunday saw an 8-7 win over the Mass Dynamites and a thrilling 9-8 over the Ravens, after being down 8-0 early, to advance to the finals before falling 5-3 to the Southington Lightning '04s by a score of 5-3. Still a 5-1 record earning a Second Place finish for the tournament.

14-U Black, Firecracker on the Fourth (7GG), East Hartford CT (17 teams), Pool play was shortened to 5 games due to field conditions on Saturday morning and saw a 9-4 win over CT Diamonds Black, 5-3 win over Rawlings Wildcats, 8-0 win over L.I. Express, a 12-0 loss to Infinity Shock, and a 6-4 loss to the Pro Swing Lady Pride, earning the #8 seed. Elimination rounds began on Monday with a 8-3 win over the Eliminators, followed by a 1-0 loss to the top seeded Infinity Shock. A long 4-3 weekend concluded in the quarter finals, a fifth place finish.

14-U White, Firecracker on the Fourth (7GG), East Hartford CT (17 teams), Pool play was shortened to 5 games due to field conditions on Saturday morning and saw a 2-1 loss to Rawlings Wildcats, 12-2 win vs Pro Swing Lady Pride, a 5-1 win vs CT Eliminators, an 8-1 win over the Shoreline Sting, and a 1-1 tie with Infinity Shock, earning the team the #4 seed. Elimination rounds on Monday went as follows, a 12-0 win vs the L.I. Rebels, a 3-0 win vs the L.I. Rebels Red, and a 3-1 win vs Infinity Shock (the #1 seed), to reach the finals vs the Ulster Fillies. The finals end with a 10-4 win and a Tournament Championship for the good guys! ending the weekend with a 7-1-1 record.

16-U Black, PONY Regional Championship, Wallingford CT (11 teams), The weekend started with a 6-3 Loss to the CT Titans Blue, a 10-0 win vs the Mass Drifters, and a 5-0 loss to the Xtreme Chaos. the Sunday elimination rounds started at 8:00 with a 10-0 win over the L.I. Bandits, followed by a 6-2 win over CT Breakaways, and a 4-3 win over Xtreme Chaos, avenging a Saturday loss, the 3:15 Championship game resulted in a 10-0 loss to the CT Breakers Blue. Still a 4-3 weekend earning a Second Place finish for the tournament.

16-U Teal, Mount Washington Valley Classic, N Conway NH (26 teams), for the second consecutive weekend the team played up at the 18-U level, Pool play started with a field change and a 1-0 win over the WTN Rapids, Saturdays games were canceled due to torrential rains, flash floods, evacuations and tornado warnings! Not sure how seeding was actually done, being undefeated and allowing 0 runs somehow earned the #8 seed. Sunday started with a 10:00 AM 8-1 win over the Mass Rage, a 3:00 11-1 win over NH North East Hurricanes, a 5:00 game that started sometime after 6:30 was a 5-0 win over ME Lady Mavericks, the 6:30 semi-finals started well after 8:00 and resulted in a 9-8 win in a back and forth game with the ME Sluggers. The 8:00 finals started a little after 10:00 PM and ended in a 4-1 loss at 11:40 PM. Still a 5-1 weekend with a Second Place tournament finish playing at the 18-U level.

18-U, PONY Regional Championship, Wallingford CT (10 teams), Pool play started with a 3-63 tie vs the Bay State Blaze, followed by a 9-0 win over the CT Breakers, and ending with a 9-3 loss to the Mass Drifters. Sunday saw elimination rounds with a 6-3 Win over the Wildcats, 6-1 win over the CT Mayhem, to advance to the semi-finals where the team fell to the Mass Drifters 8-2. The squad finished the weekend with a 3-2-1 record and a Third Place Finish.

The organization finishes the weekend with a 30-13-2 record to go with  Championship, 3 Second Place and 1 Third Place finishes.

6/24-25
12-U Black, PONY CT State Championship, Southington CT, (8 teams) all pool play games were shortened due to Saturday morning weather. The team went 1-2 in the condensed schedule. On Sunday the team came out with a first game win, moving to the semi-finals, before losing 5-4 and finishing tied for Third finishing with a 2-3 record for the weekend.
12-U White, PONY CT State Championship, Southington CT, (8 teams) all pool play games were shortened due to Saturday morning weather. The team went 3-0 in the condensed schedule. On Sunday the team came out with a first game win, moving to the semi-finals, before losing 4-3 and finishing tied for Third finishing with a 4-1 record for the weekend.
14-U Black, PONY CT State Championship, Wallingford CT, (12 teams) due to the weather Pool Play was reduced to 2 games. The team went 0-1-1 seeding 4th. On Sunday the team won their first to advance to the quarter finals before falling to the CT Titans, This left the team tied for 5th with a 2-1-1 record for the weekend.
14-U White, PONY CT State Championship, Wallingford CT, (12 teams) due to the weather Pool Play was reduced to 2 games. The team went 1-1 seeding 6th. Sunday morning was not kind seeing the good guys dropping their first game and finishing with a 1-2 record for the weekend.
16-U Black, PONY CT State Championship, Southington CT, (10 teams) all pool play games were shortened due to Saturday morning weather. The team went 3-0 in the condensed schedule earning the #1 seed. Sunday was more of the same, earning 3 more wins and the PONY CT 16-U State Championship. They finished the weekend with a 6-0 record.
16-U Teal, PONY CT State Championship, Wallingford CT, (12 teams) due to the weather Pool Play was reduced to 2 games. The team went 2-0 seeding 2nd. On Sunday the team saw two of the toughest opponents they have seen this season while going 3-0 and capturing the PONY CT 18-U State Championship. This is the first of four weekends the 16-U team will be playing up at 18-U. They finished the weekend with a 5-0 record.
18-U, USSSA 18-U CT State Championship, East Hartford CT, (15 teams) The team went 2-1 in Pool Play on Saturday earning the #4 Seed. On Sunday the team won their first game before falling in their second. They finished the weekend with a 3-2 record.
23-U, Split this weekends double header, playing with 8 players they lost 3-2 and won 7-3.

For the weekend the Organization had a record of 24-10-1 with 2 Championships and 2 Third Place finishes.

6/17-18/2017
Despite some weather issues it was another overall successful weekend for the CT Bombers;

12-U Black, Dynamites Classic, Taunton MA, (5 teams) due to weather/field issues the pool play was cut to 2 games. The team went 1-1 in a pair of 2-0 games. Sunday pitted this (younger) team against their sister (older) team for the first game of the day. Despite a valiant effort, the Black team went down 7-0 finishing the weekend 1-2 but due to the unexpectedly smaller than normal tournament size, this was a Third Place finish.

12-U White, Dynamites Classic, Taunton MA, (5 teams) due to weather/field issues the pool play was cut to 2 games. The team went 2-0 heading into elimination rounds. As noted above they prevailed in the first game 7-0 advancing to the finals, once again, where they fell by a score of 2-1 capturing Second Place and ending the weekend 3-1.

14-U Black, Father's Day Slugfest, Norwich CT (7 teams), the 13 y/o team went 1-2 in pool play and fell in their first elimination game, in ITB, to a team that had beaten them by one in pool play. It was noted that they played far better than their 1-3 record would indicate.

14-U White, Father's Day Slugfest, Norwich CT (7 teams), the 14 y/o team went 3-0-1 on Saturday, picking up the extra game due to an odd number of teams. The tie did not count in seeding, and they were the overall #1 seed going into Sunday's elimination rounds. The team lost in the semi-finals to the team they had tied on Saturday who went on to win the tournament. They finished the weekend at 3-1.

16-U Black, Father's Day Slugfest, Franklin CT (8 teams), the squad went 3-0 on Saturday earning the #2 Seed for Sunday. After wining the opening game they were pushed a little harder in the semi-finals needing to score 1 in the bottom of the seventh to advance to the finals. The finals pitted the Black team against the #1 Seeded Teal team where they fought hard in finishing in Second Place ending the weekend with a 5-1 record.

16-U Teal, Father's Day Slugfest, Franklin CT (8 teams), in a workman like manner the team went 3-0 on Saturday earning the #1 seed for Sunday. While not overpowering anyone the team marched through the first two opponents to advance to the finals where they faced the Black team. The game, like the rest of the weekend, seemed to lack energy and emotion but, the team worked together to earn a 9-2 victory, the Championship, and ending the weekend with a 6-0 record allowing only 5 runs.

18-U, Xtreme Father's Day, Swansea MA, (28 teams) starting with a delay due to field conditions didn't slow the team down, starting with two quick wins before a rough loss to end the day, pool play concluded with a 2-1 record and the #2 seed from their Pool. Sunday would require 5 wins to get to the finals, 6 to win it all, certainly a tall order. The team put their heads and went to work winning games 6-4, 5-2, & 6-0 before falling 9-3 in their fourth game of the day in the Quarter Finals. A long tiring weekend earning a 5-2 record and Fifth Place in a large quality tournament.

23-U, dropped a pair of 2-0 games in this weekend's double-header. They will be back at it again next Sunday afternoon.

The Organization was 24-12 with 1 Championship and 2 Second Places

6/10-11/2017
12-U Black, Bring on the Heat, East Hartford CT, 1-2 on Saturday earning the #5 seed of 8 teams, won first game on Sunday then lost 9-7 to the Older Bombers in the Semi Finals, 2-3 for the weekend

12-U White, Bring on the Heat, East Hartford CT, 3-0 on Saturday allowing only 2 runs earning the #1 seed, Sunday won the first two to get to the Finals where they dropped a 2-0 decision, 5-1 for the weekend, Second Place

14-U Black, Xtreme PONY Qualifier, Swansea MA, 3-0 on Saturday earning the 1 seed from their Pool, lost the first elimination game on Sunday, 3-1 for the weekend

14-U White, Xtreme PONY Qualifier, Swansea MA, 3-0 on Saturday earning the 1 seed from their Pool, played well and went 3-0 on Sunday as well, 6-0 for the weekend, Champions

16-U Black, New Windsor PONY Qualifier, New Windsor NY, Lost, then tied, then won on Saturday earning the #3 seed, Sunday scored 3 in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game but lost in ITB, 1-2-1 for the weekend

16-U Teal, Bring on the Heat, East Hartford CT, 2-1 on Saturday allowing 3 runs total earning the #2 seed for Sunday, won game 1 behind a perfect game pitched by Maria Hanchuk before avenging Saturdays 3-2 loss with a 5-1 win over the #1 seed, 4-1 for the weekend, Champions

18-U, State of Shock, Meriden CT, 3-0 on Saturday earning the #1 seed, won the first two on Sunday before a shootout in the Championship game winning 10-9 in ITB, 6-0 for the weekend, Champions

Organization, 27-8-1, 3 Championships, 1 Second Place

6/2-4/2017
10-U, CT Titans Mike Arburr Memorial, E Hartford CT, 2-1 in Pool Play followed by a 2-1 Sunday finishing their last tournament 4-2 and earning a Second Place finish. Both losses this weekend were to the Champions. This gives the team a 17-10 outdoor season earning one Third, one Second, and two Championships in 6 tournaments. The future of the Bombers looks bright!

12-U Black, RI Xtreme Mayfly, West Greenwhich RI, the team went 3-0 on Friday/Saturday to earn the #2 Seed for Sunday. winning their first two games on Sunday and advancing to the Championship game for the second consecutive weekend. The younger team lost to the older CT Bombers White by a score of 4-1 to earn their second consecutive, and third of the season, Second Place finish at 5-1 for the weekend.

12-U White, RI Xtreme Mayfly, West Greenwhich RI, the team went 3-0 on Friday/Saturday to earn the #1 Seed for Sunday. winning their first two games on Sunday and advancing to the Championship game for the fourth consecutive weekend. As noted above they defeated the younger CT Bombers team 4-1 to become Champions, finishing the weekend 6-0.

14-U Black, CT Titans Mike Arburr Memorial, E Hartford CT, a rough 0-3 Pool Play record gave the team the #9 seed out of 10 teams. Sunday started with a win over the #8 seed, followed by another win over the #1 seed before falling 2-1 in the semi-finals. A great finish tot he weekend that belies their 2-4 record.

14-U White, RI Xtreme Mayfly, West Greenwhich RI, the team went 0-3 on Friday/Saturday, all three forfeits as they didn't have enough players released from High School to be able to field a team. Due to a team being eliminated from the State Tournament on Saturday, this team could compete on Sunday.  The team of 8, two outfielders and an out every time the ninth spot came up did well, they won their first game 3-0, then took out the #1 seed in game two, to advance to the Finals. Leading 5-1 into the 6th inning before reality caught up, two outfielders, oh and only one pitcher throwing her third game of the day, a makeshift infield etc. etc. etc. the good guys went down 6-5 earning a Second Place and finishing the weekend 2-1. We won't be counting the forfeits!

Next weekend both 16-U and our 18-U teams will join the fray! 

5/27-28/2017
10-U, Spring Bash, Watertown CT, Lost game 1 (by one) won games two and three in Pool Play, on Sunday went 3-0 outscoring the opposition 46-5 en route to the Tournament Championship. Finished the weekend 5-1.

12-U Black, Spring Bash, Watertown CT, 3-0 on Saturday's Pool Play followed by two wins on Sunday morning to earn a spot in the Finals. Lost a tough 3-1 game to settle for Second Place and a 5-1 weekend.

12-U White, Memorial Day Classic, Plainville MA, Due to weather on Friday affecting scheduled games, pool play was shortened to 2 games for everyone. Went 2-0 in Pool Play, then 2-1 in elimination rounds on Sunday earning a Second Place finish with the 4-1 weekend.

14-U Black, Memorial Day Classic, Plainville MA, Due to weather on Friday affecting scheduled games, pool play was shortened to 2 games for everyone. Went1-1 in Pool Play then, sadly 1 and done on Sunday. Finishing 2-1 for the weekend. The team is making definate strides and is going to break out at some point soon.