After coming up just short last year, Head Coach Steve Pallotti and the Mirage Women’s team, based in Suffield, left no doubt this year as they swept the Windsor Angels in the last two games of the regular season to finish as the undefeated 2016 season Champions! The Mirage Women will enter the season-ending league tournament next Sunday, July 31, as the #1 seed and attempt to become the Gold Bracket tournament champions as well. Congratulations to the Mirage Women!
The CT Bombers, in their first season as CTWSL members, defeated the West Hartford Wildcats 2-1 in their last regular season game, which coupled with forfeit victories over Thomaston, moved them quickly up the standings, taking over second place from Canton, based on tie-breakers. Canton and Thomaston have potential make-up games this week, which could effect the standings and tournament seedings. At this time, the Bombers are in 2nd place, followed by Canton in third, CT Tides fourth, West Hartford fifth, Windsor sixth and Thomaston seventh. Rocky Hill withdrew from the league after June 12th games, forfeiting all remaining games, and will not participate in the tournament.
The CTWSL broke new ground in the history of our league this past Sunday when two non-league exhibition games were played at Southeast Park in Mansfield, CT between the CTWSL’s CT Bombers and the Amazones team from the Lawrence (MA) Women’s Softball League. The Amazones traveled down from Lawrence, MA to play these games and our thanks goes out to Marisel Sevilla, President of the Lawrence Women’s Softball League and to coaches Curt Vincente and Tom Williams of our Bombers team for making this happen. Of course, big thanks go out to all the players on both teams for playing the games themselves. From all reports this was a successful venture.
Plans are in the works for two more exhibition games between our Windsor Angels team and the Amazones, tentatively scheduled for Saturday, July 23 at Suffield High School field in Suffield, CT.
The CTWSL proudly honors our Players of the Week for the 2016 season, through the games played in June.
We had no POTW for June 5 due to all games being rained out. For June 12th games, Meg Maliga and Colby Norris of the Mirage Women’s team were recognized as they combined for 11 innings of no-hit, shutout softball in leading their team to two victories;
Samantha Rhodes of the West Hartford Wildcats earned Player of the Week honors for June 19th after striking out 12 opposing batters and picking up a 9-2 victory over Thomaston;
Player of the Week honors for the June 26th games goes to Katelyn Corr of the Mirage Women’s team for her offensive performance of a perfect 7-for-7 at the plate, including 2 triples, a double and 5 rbis, which also included two walks.
Congratulations to all as we move on to the second half of our season!
We are very disappointed to announce that our team based in Rocky Hill has withdrawn from the league for the remainder of the 2016 season. Coach Tom Sullivan informed League Director Al Harrison shortly after they had to forfeit their June 12th games that the team, which originally joined the league with the nucleus from the University of St. Joseph’s team, was unable to get a commitment from enough players to be able to field a team each week. We wish the Rocky Hill team all the best and hope to see them return for the 2017 season. All remaining games on the schedule will be scored as forfeits after a vote by the League Directors. The league schedule will be modified as needed to provide teams scheduled to play Rocky Hill the opportunity to play other games.
Welcome, players and coaches, to the 2016 season. This past week, we enjoyed great weather (except for the wind) and got all of the games in.
We look forward to another great season of fun, friendly competition, including two new locations in Mansfield and Thomaston.
Several teams still have openings on their rosters if you are interested in playing, there is still time to get in many games and qualify for our season ending tournament. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CT Women’s Softball League is set to open our 9th season on Sunday, June 5, 2016. This year we welcome the CT Bombers, who will play their home games in Mansfield, CT. There are still some teams with roster openings. If you or someone you know is an experienced fastpitch player age 17 or older as of January 1, come and join the fun! Message us or email at email@example.com
CTWSL is on Facebook!!! To access our wall, go to facebook.com/ctwsl. To contact Al Harrison, President, for consideration in participating in the League, e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you.
The 2015 season will be remembered as a difficult one, as weather did not cooperate with the League. Rain outs forced cancellations and makeup games, and it is a testament to the League coaches that they were able to get in as many games as they did.
That said, this year’s teams proved to be stronger and more competitive than ever. The race for first place among the teams is tighter than ever, with five teams potentially vying for the top spot going into the last weekend. The remaining three teams could still could still conceivably wind up in 4th place. This is the first season the League has ever had every team be so strong and equally balanced; we at the CTWSL applaud both the coaches and players for making this happen.
If you’ve never attended a game, this weekend would be a good time to visit us. Check the 2015 Schedule to see where your favorite team is playing.