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23U NE Hornets
Scott Stratton.. Stratton99@aol.com
603 472 4044
Bedford, New Hampshire
03110
2012 23U NEW ENGLAND HORNETS

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Whitten Memorial Invitational First Place for the second year in a row



Welcome to the 2011
  18U / 23U New England Hornets
           
    This summer we will be playing 18U and 23U tournaments. Next summer, 2012, we will be playing all 23U. If you are interested in next Summer 23U, college players or Seniors in HS, give me a call or email.  

Thanks to all the parents and players for making it fun and great !

 

 

 

 

2010: Another great season of high level softball ! 

Hornets on a roll in 2009 winning All , Four, ASA Regional Invitationals of 2009:

Injuries, Players Out Sick.. Playing with 9 players, Pitchers Hurt: Whatever. The Hornet's have depth and dig deep winning 4 straight ASA invitational Regionals of 2009.  

NH Lighting Classic Invitational: First Place 

Whitten Memorial ASA Invitational Tournament : First Place for the second year in a row:  ( 37 runs, 2 against ) ( 1 error all weekend)

Bow "Turn 2" ASA Invitational College Showcase: First Place

Nor'Easter Classic ASA Invitational Laconia: First Place

OUR TEAM 
                    
The 18U/23U NE Hornets play highly competitive ASA and NSA Softball and is for players who want to play at the very top level in New England. We play at 100%, we have fun ! 

                         

                          TRYOUTS 2012 23U:

                        Call or email Coach Scott

                        stratton99@aol.com

                              901 412 0753


 

Hornet teams emphasize character, teamwork, sportsmanship, and fun, while providing the highest level of softball training. We want to be extremely competitive and win, and we do, but it will also be about the journey and lessons learned. Hornet players receive top level training, work hard, excel, and enjoy the ride. We teach college level ASA softball with a fun twist !

 



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ASA New England Invitational Champions

Nor'Eastern 2009
Monday, July 27
16U Hornets Win Four ASA Invitational In A Row

Nor'Eatern ASA Invitational : First Place

Tuesday, July 21
NE Hornets Win ASA New England Region

 NE Hornets

  ASA 2007 NE Regional Champions

 

 

                

14U Bedford Hornets Win New England ASA Region !

The Hornet girls decided to go to regional just 6 days prior to the tournament, and a good decision it was.. The 14U Hornets rolled into the ASA regionals “hot”, winning two decisive victories Saturday. Sunday morning found the undefeated and first place seed, the Maine Attraction, waiting at field 1. It was a great game, but the Hornets could not over come the hard-hitting bats of the Attraction. But much worse for the Hornets was injury. Already playing without an infielder who could not attend the event, the Hornets extremely talented shortstop and third batter, Tanya, was hurt when a sliding player hit her hand.

And now the Hornets had a problems.... However, overcoming adversity and huge team depth is what the Hornets are all about. Coach Scott," We play all the kids in every game for many reasons, and this is one reason.. Depth. We have players who can step in and play great anytime."

The Coaching message to the kids: "Ya it’s hot. But it’s hot for them as well. And ya.. They are good, but you are better today. Lets do this for Tanya.. Today this is your tournament." 

With many Rochester Slammers players and coaches cheering the Home Team on, Go NH, the Hornet girls now facing elimination took care of business defeating the tough Mid- Maine Thunder 8-0 and off to the finals for New England.

A short break and back came the Attraction and the championship game. Beating the Attraction once would be hard enough, but the Maine State Champions had no loses, so the Hornet girls needed two wins in a row. Two wins against a team that had played less that day with field temperatures approaching 95 degrees. The Attraction looked fresh, big, and confident.  
The Coaching message, “This is not about the temperature. This is about endurance and desire. This is not about two games. This is about character. And you girls have shown again and again have you what it takes. .. ... This is about who wants it more. Do you want this?" The answer was loud and clear. The Hornets wanted this and they proved it attacking the Attraction and jumping into a 5-run lead. The game ended after 7 hard-fought inning, 8-4 Hornets. One to go..

By now, the Hornet girls were very hot and very tired. Lots of games, lots of heat, lots of new positions, injury.. With a starting catcher playing second, the second baseman at shortstop, the other starting catcher too hot to play behind the plate after too many games, now playing in center field, with a starting center fielder behind the plate..... The 14U Bedford Hornets prepared to take the field…… And the Coaching message changed a bit: “This is what it is all about, getting to the championship game. We are so proud of all you girls…  Now it’s about 2 things. First, who wants it more? Do you want this game? (The answer was loud and clear, YES!) Second, have fun. They call this a "game" because it is fun to play. Forget the score, forget the heat, forget the championship... Relax, smile… Just have fun out there."  

And they did it all. Fantastic defense, great hitting, awesome pitching, lots of smiles, and the 14U Bedford Hornets won 4-0 giving them the New England ASA Regional championship. And just as importantly, they all enjoyed the journey.

 Coach Scott, “This was a testament to the Character of these girls and parents. It was an honor for the Hornet coaches to coach these girls this weekend. Nevertheless, more important than this win is Tanya getting better. This championship is great, but the Hornets are not about winning at all cost. Our entire team would gladly give up the regional championship, right now, without hesitation, to have Tanya be ok. Tanya is a part of the heart of this team. 
 
From all the Hornets and Coaches: Get better soon my friend and teammate !"  



Nationals 1
Tuesday, July 21
ASA Nationals Sterling Virginia


Regional
Thursday, July 19
First In ASA New England Region


Whitten Memorial
Tuesday, July 21
FIrst Whitten Memorial ASA Regional 2008


Sunday, August 2
Tryouts

  The New England Hornets / Bedford Hornets travel softball organization announces tryouts. ( Bedford, NH )
 

Hornet teams emphasize character, teamwork, sportsmanship, and fun, while providing the highest level of softball training. We want to be extremely competitive and win, and we do, but it will also be about the journey and lessons learned for the kids. Hornet players receive top level training, work hard, excel, and enjoy the ride. We teach college level ASA softball with a fun twist !

 

Where: Selvoski Field Bedford, NH

Sat August 22nd
 
10U   8:00 - 10:00
12U   10:15 - 12:15
14U   12:30 -2:30
16U   TBD Announced By Friday
18U   Sunday 

 
 
Sunday August 23rd
 
10U   8:00 - 10:00
12U   10:15 - 12:15
14U   12:30 -2:30
16U   TBD Announced By Friday
18U   5:00 - 7:30 
 
Contact: Scott Stratton
603 472 4044

NEWS:  TRYOUTS 18U: We move up starting August 3 2009: We plan to play an optional to players "full fall tournament" schedule 18U, practice during the winter, pitching training all winter, and play summer ball next summer. If you are interested in joining our successful team call today. Although we might have tryouts, we also might fill spots as we go. CALL TODAY !

Coach Scott:  603 682 1121  



Sunday, August 2
Hornets

Welcome to the NE / Bedford Hornets:  Hornet teams emphasize character, teamwork, sportsmanship, and fun, while providing the highest level of softball training. We want to be extremely competitive and win, and we do, but it will also be about the journey and lessons learned for the kids. Hornet players receive top level training, work hard, excel, and enjoy the ride. We teach college level ASA softball with a fun twist !

 



Sunday, August 2
Our Specialty

The 16U Hornets

 Each team has its specialty. Ours is simple.. Player Development.. Our goal is to make players significantly better... Preparing them for the next steps.  

Each team has its own personalities. Part of ours is simple.. The players enjoy the journey.. they have fun...           

Winning is a by-product of preparation.     

What we are all about..
A director at the ASA Nationals sign-in in Virginia this year asked me, " Your kids have more fun than any team I have seen here. How do you do that?"
An umpire at Regional made this statement: " Your team is always smiling...having a good time. That's going to take them a long way." And it did, we won the NE ASA Region.

We are not as big as some, we don't hit as many home runs as others. Some teams are faster or hit bigger or pitch harder...

But the 16U Hornets play with heart and character always...  

   
Each team indeed does have its own personality. We teach College level softball, teamwork, sportsmanship, and character while the players enjoy the journey.
 
                            

 



Moster Bash 2007
Monday, October 8
16U Hornets Second In NSA Monster Bash

16U Hornets Blast Into Fall

The Girls once agains dug deep and relentlessly  played Hornets ball !

Second at Monster Bash baby !

We are so proud of you all !



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Thursday, August 30
Nationals In Sterling Virginia

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Wednesday, August 16
Coach Notes

Hustle Always
Run On And Off The Field
Be Ready On Every Pitch
Be Able To Play Lots Of Positions
Be A Student Of The Game
It's All About Attitude and Effort
Be On Time
Practice Outside Of Team Practice
Always Give 100%
Never Watch The Third Strike
Speed Never Slumps
There Are No Walks In Hornet Softball.. Run
Get The Bunt In Play
Team Is What Matters
It's Always Your Ball
Always Have Fun
Smile
           Be A Hero !


Tuesday, July 21
Other Great Hornet Stuff

Coaches Note:

It's all about the kids and we want to provide them an opportunity to play at the very highest level, but we feel there is a way to get there that involves Character building. This team will emphasize character, teamwork, sportsmanship, and fun, while providing the highest level of softball training. We want to be extremely competitive and win, and we do, but it will also be about the journey and lessons learned for the kids. 16U Hornet players receive top level training, work hard, excel, and enjoy the ride. We teach college level ASA softball with a fun twist !


The 14U Bedford Hornets Play With Synergy. We play as a team always.
  The way a team plays as a whole
determines its success. You may have
the greatest bunch of individual stars
in the world, but if they don't play together,
the club won't be worth a dime. - Babe Ruth





Where are the Hornets From
A Little Info About Our Teams: The Bedford Hornets have players from throughout southern NH and Northern Mass, including Bedford, Amherst, Merrimack, Nashua, Lowell, Hooksett, Weare, Goffstown, Manchester, Milford, Bow, Litchfield, Salem, Windham, Hudson, Londonderry, Merrimack, Northern Mass, and more. 


OTHER HORNET TEAMS            
         
The Bedford Hornets field teams in the 12U, 14U,16U and 18U age groups. If you are looking for other Bedford Hornet Team sites or the BGSL site please go t 
www.bedfordsoftball.com:  


BGSL:
We would like to thank our parent organization, The Bedford Girls Softball League. This organization is paramount to our success in providing organization, scheduling, safety, and guidance. Without their efforts we would not be able to provide the program we offer.     THANKS !



Tuesday, July 21
Sponsors

THANK YOU TO OUR GREAT SPONSORS !

You make it happen for the girls ! 

Northeast Delta Dental

Get Map to Northeast Delta Dental Delta Drive PO Box 2002
Concord, New Hampshire
A great and generous company. Thanks Northeast Delta Dental        



Stonyfield Farm, Inc.

Get Map to Stonyfield Farm, Inc. 10 Burton Drive
Londonderry
StonyfieldFarm, Inc.
Phone: (603)437-4040



Precision Imports, Inc

Get Map to Precision Imports, Inc 183 Faltin Drive
Manchester, New Hampshire
Precision Imports, Inc.                        
                        
                        
                        

Phone: 624-1113



Nova Excavation, LLC

  THANKS NOVA ! It would not be possible without our great sponsors !

When you need quality excavation work done give NOVA a call. 483-5242



MDC Recovery Service

Get Map to MDC Recovery Service 14 Depot Street
Merrimack, New Hampshire
MDC Recovery Service                
        
                

Phone: 603 262 2032



Independent Silpada Designs

Get Map to Independent Silpada Designs 264 Hackett Hill Road
Hooksett, New Hampshire
Independent Silpada Designs
Guylaine Robidoux
603 512 6086

Phone: 603 512 6086



Belisle Granite Countertops

Get Map to Belisle Granite Countertops 1330 Hooksett Road
Hooksett, New Hampshire
Tables, Vanities, Kitchen, Custom Cut
603 669 4634

Phone: 603 669 4634



Accredited Environmental Services LLC

  THANKS SO MUCH ! We can't tell you how important your sponsorship means to the 14U Hornets !   
Phone: 603 898 5738



Amherst Orthodontics, PA

Get Map to Amherst Orthodontics, PA 5 Overlook Drive #6
Amherst, New Hampshire
Thanks Dr. Deb and Amherst Orthodontics
Phone: 672 0844



The Training Zone

Get Map to The Training Zone 72 South River Road Suite 202
Bedford, New Hampshire
03110
For the best in Physical Therapy and Training call:
TrainingZone Physical Therapy/Personal Training                 
Contact Cathy Hall
                                           

Phone: 668 2300

 





Tuesday, July 21
We qualify again

     Big News:
14U Bedford Hornets Travel To ASA Eastern Nationals Aug 2-5

Big News:
Spring 2007: 14U Bedford Hornets Win Pony National Championship Birth, Cary. N.C.  !       

Spring 2007: 14U Bedford Hornets Win NSA National Championship Birth, Ohio  !     



Teamwork
Thursday, May 1
Yep.. We would do that..

 
Hello Hornets,
It is interesting that this popped up. I had a conversation just yesterday with a coach regarding ," What coaching is all about". My view: Player development, Teamwork, Sportsmanship, Character. Life lessons.
And what it is not about.. "Win at all cost".
Winning teams are soon forgotten. But "Character last forever".  
And then this popped up..  
 I would say that 1 in 1000 teams would do the below. But we would. The Hornets would.. Without hesitation. And that's what makes us great !
 Coach Scott
'Unbelievable' moment stuns crowd at softball game
 
By Associated Press
MONMOUTH, Ore. (AP) - A senior with a .153 career batting average hits her first home run, a three-run blast, to help Western Oregon move closer to a spot in the NCAA's Division II softball playoffs.

That was improbable.

To 70-year-old Central Washington coach Gary Frederick, what happened next was "unbelievable."

Sara Tucholsky, the 5-foot-2-inch right fielder, sprinted to first as the ball cleared the center field fence Saturday in Ellensburg, Wash. Given that she had never hit a ball out of the park, even in practice, she was excited. So excited she missed first base.

A couple yards past the bag, she stopped to go back and touch it. But she collapsed with a knee injury.

"I was in a lot of pain," she told The Oregonian newspaper on Tuesday. "Our first-base coach was telling me I had to crawl back to first base. 'I can't touch you,' she said, 'or you'll be out. I can't help you."'

Despite the agony, Tucholsky crawled back to first.

Western Oregon coach Pam Knox ran onto the field and talked to the umpires. The umpires said the coach could place a substitute runner at first. Tucholsky would be credited with a single.

"The umpires said a player cannot be assisted by their team around the bases," Knox said. "But it is her only home run in four years. She is going to kill me if we sub and take it away. But at same time I was concerned for her. I didn't know what to do."

An opponent did.

Central Washington first baseman Mallory Holtman, the all-time home run leader in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, asked the umpire if she and her teammates could carry Tucholsky around the bases.

The umpires said nothing in the rule book precluded help from the opposition.

Holtman and shortstop Liz Wallace lifted Tucholsky and resumed the home-run walk, stopping to let Tucholsky touch the bases with her good leg.

"We started laughing when we touched second base," Holtman said. "I said, 'I wonder what this must look like to other people."'

Holtman got her answer when they arrived at home plate. Many people were in tears.

The second-inning homer sent Western Oregon on its way to a 4-2 victory, ending Central Washington's chances of winning the conference and advancing to the playoffs.

"In the end, it is not about winning and losing so much," Holtman said. "It was about this girl. She hit it over the fence and was in pain and she deserved a home run."

Frederick, the Central Washington coach, said he later got a clarification from an umpiring supervisor, who said NCAA rules allow a substitute to run for a player who is injured after a home run.

The clarification doesn't matter to those who witnessed the act of sportsmanship.

"Those girls did something awesome to help me get my first home run," Tucholsky said. "It makes you look at athletes in a different way. It is not always all about winning but rather helping someone in a situation like that."


Fast Rock
Tuesday, September 25
YEP


Fastball
Thursday, March 29
Softball Rules



Intro
Monday, April 2
14U Hornets Capture Pony National Birth..

SECOND AT PLAINVILLE APRIL FOOLS PONY TOURNAMENT

What a weekend of softball at the Plainville April Fools Pony Tournament. The Hornets started the weekend against the LAC Lightning from NY. Both teams played very well, but the Hornets could not pull it off, losing 5-3. In the next game, the tough Norfolk Storm came ready to play. Another hard fought game, but the Hornets started to come alive, winning 3-1.

Uxbridge was next on the Saturday list. By this time, the Temperature was in a free fall, but not the Hornets. The final 6-1 Hornets. Fifth seed out of Saturday was perfect for the Hornets. A little sleep in and than, ROCK AND ROLL.

The first game against Bay State was a nail biter with a tie after 7 innings. But the Hornets get mean during international tiebreakers. The girls dug deep holding Bay State and then winning in the bottom of the Seventh with a perfect bunt by Taylor and a blast by Casey, you go girls! The chant after the game, straight from the Slammer Classis Win, “Who Rocks The House"... The Storm was next, the forth seed and always strong.. The game was close for a few innings before the Hornets exploded. The win and into the Semi Finals.

Now the girls faced the real deal, the Rampage. Untouched in the tournament, big, strong, confident, used to winning, and simply awesome. The Hornet coach’s message was clear before the game, “You are here because who play as a team. You are here because you never give up. You are here because we play Hornet ball always. You are here because you deserve to be here. Ya they're big, ya their good, but you are better today. Right now! “ Game on... Near perfect play by both teams. Great recoveries, big hits, small ball, and into the seventh 2-1 Hornets. The first Rampage batter goes down, one out. The next batter gets to first on a single. The winning run at the plate. Nervous, not likely. A hard hit to Leslie at second base, runner going by. Leslie fielded the ball, tagged the passing runner, and throws to first...... Double play, game over and into the Championship.

The Strike Zone Shockers game to the field and started warming it. They look big and good, very good. The Hornet coaching message: “ You all showed great teamwork, skills, and character getting to this point, the Championship game. This is what it is all about. This is why you play. Lets dig deep, do just what we did to get here, and have fun!” The game started rough for the Hornet with a hard blast hitting Rachael hard. She was down for a while, but not much takes her out of the game. Back to her feet and pitching in no time. But the Shockers managed to get in two runs. Both teams played near flawless ball, but the Hornets could not seem to score until the forth when Alyssa drove one out of the park.. Homerun ! However, it was not enough for the Hornets and the outcome was 4-1. In this case, second was good enough for a National Birth.

Great teamwork, sportsmanship, character, hitting, pitching, fielding, and running by all the girls. We could not be more proud of the Hornets. Congrats Girls!

We would like to thank Chuck and the Plainville crew for a great tournament and congratulate the very talents Strike Zone Shockers for the win. What a great group of girls and coaches. 

And last but not least....We would like to thank all the Bedford Hornets 14U Sting team and coaches, the 12U Bedford Hornets and coaches, and the Nashua Nighmares 14U team and coaches who stayed thru the semi to cheer us on.. It really helped...
We so much appreciate the support. We will not forget it... Your the best !  


NSA Nationals Baby
Monday, July 16
Hornets Qualify For NSA Nationals

Tournament 1 2007- First
Tournament 2 2007 - Pony National Qualified
Tournament 3 2007- NSA National Qualified
ASA Next


Aint Nothing
Monday, September 25
Hornets Softball: Practice Hard, Play Harder


Swing
Monday, October 9
Be aggressive at the plate......Swing !


The way
Wednesday, September 20
Not Just A Game... A Way Of Life


Saturday, September 9
The Big Picture

         
            Alone At The Plate

She picks up her helmet and then her bat,
and walks to the plate, "Gotta hit and that's that".

The crowd starts to yell, the game's on the line,
last inning, two outs, the score's nine to nine.

Dad yells, "go get it," Mom wrings her hands,
Coach hollers, "hit it", but alone there she stands.

Heroes are made in seconds such as this,
but she's just a 14 year old girl, what if she should miss?

Years after this game's ended and she's little no more,
will she remember the outcome or even the score?

No, she will have forgotten if she was out, or scored a run.
She'll only look back on her friends and the fun.

So cheer this girl on, alone with her fate;
help her remember with fondness, this day at the plate.

Spend your time wisely and help in her quest
to be a hitter and always try her best.

And when the game's over, this girl can stand tall,
for you helped her prepare to give it her all.

In Hornet ball this player is NOT alone at the plate. Her team mates are 100% standing with her in the batters box shoulder to shoulder. We win or lose as a team. 

Our players are not as big as some; our players do not hit as many homeruns as some; our pitchers don't throw as hard as some; but the Hornets Relentalacely play as a team.  On the Hornets our players are never alone. And that's what Hornet Ball is all about !


Strike Three
Monday, September 25
Don't Strike Out Watching The Third Strike


Record

                                                 2007/2008

WHITTEN MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT 2008

  FIRST PLACE

 

MONSTER BASH 2007                                            NSA  

 SECOND

2007 ASA New England Region Champions               ASA
             FIRST

Dracut NSA Kick Off             14U                            NSA
              Second
( Qualified for NSA Nationals)

Plainville April Fools Pony      14U                            Pony
             Second
( Qualified For Pony National Chanpionship Cary, N.C.)

March Madness Tournament  14U                            ASA  
     First( Undefeated)

Third In Tourney                   14U                           ASA              

Tied for first in Pool               14U                           ASA
   Laconia

Third of 12 RI Pony               14U                           ASA

Third Jr Hawks Tourney         14U                           ASA 

First In Pool                           14U                           ASA                       

First Slammer Classic                                               ASA
           Champions                  14U                 

Just Play It June ( Undefeated 2 Game) 
                                            14U                            ASA
 
May NSA ( 2 great games)     14U                            NSA  
                                          
Third In NSA Tournament      14U                           NSA
                   
First Barabara Hamilton
Champions ( Undefeated)                                         ASA
         First Place                                      

First In Pool Play Bow                                             ASA     
Third In RI                                                              Pony
Third In States( Qualified for Regionals)                    ASA
Second In Rochester                                                ASA
Smokes At Just Play It                                             ASA
Third In Pony Tournament                                       Pony



Slammer 2006 Champs
Monday, June 19
14U Hornets Win Slammer Classic

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Carly shows what Hornet ball is all about !

14 U Bedford Hornets Blast Into The Summer




Injuries and player conflicts can cripple a travel softball team, many play with little depth. Moving up to the next age bracket can be even more difficult. Over Fathers Day weekend the 14U Bedford Hornets showed that neither obstacle is insurmountable. That team adversity equals opportunity. The opportunity to be a hero!




The 14U Hornets entered the Slammers Classic ASA Softball tournament over Fathers Day weekend missing a starting catcher, a starting pitcher, facing 90-degree heat, with no subs for 2 games, and 1 sub for the others. To throw in a little more drama, the Slammers Classic was the team’s first ASA softball tournament since making the jump to the 14 and under age group. The girls might not have been a bottom seed going into the tournament, but they were close. For the other teams playing in the tournament however, underestimating the 14U Hornets was a mistake.




In pool playing on Friday night and Saturday the girls hit, scratched, and generated runs. Behind the awesome pitching by Sarah Kelley and Tanya Robidoux, the girls placed second out of pool play. In the first game of the single elimination playoffs, they faced the always-tough NH Comets. The Comets scored first going up by 1. With a just a few minutes left in the game the Hornet’s first baseman Alyssa Nelson came to the plate. With one swing of the bat, long Home Run, the Hornets were back in the game. In the last inning they took the lead, a 2-1 victory. In the semi-finals, the Londonderry Lightning took the field. The Lightning always plays tough, but were unable to stay up with the Hornets on this day. Another victory and into the championship for the Hornets against one of the best teams in the state, Pete’s Dragons.




Coach Scott Stratton: “ Prior to the championship game we had a team meeting. The message, you have all worked hard to get here. You played as a team always. You are magnificent! Now relax, forget about the score, play Hornet ball, and leave nothing behind on the field. Give this game 100%. Be a hero ! “ And hero’s they were !




In the championship game, the Hornets struck first and never looked back. Backing-up their pitcher, Sarah Kelley, the girls left nothing behind. Great defense, huge outfield plays, great pitching, and the Hornet’s stung the Dragons. A 7 to 4 victory and the 14U Championship. Coach Scott: “The girls learned a new word today, synergy. There were 10 14U Hornet players today at the game, but we played as if we had 15 on the field every inning. Every player gave 100%. Each and every one of these girls were heroes today!”




Coach Scott: We would like to thank the extremely talented Pete’s Dragon team for two great games. It’s very difficult to play 2 game back to back as you did for the Championship. You played great ball. On the drive back from the game my daughter talked about how nice the Dragon coaches and players were.  I couldn’t agree more. Thanks Pete’s Dragons. You are a class act!



THANK YOU TO THE SLAMMERS FOR A GREAT TOURNAMENT !  The Slammers softball organization is the pure definition of what is good is kids sports. It was an honor for the 14U Hornets team to play at the Slammer Classic !    




Thursday, September 21
Lonely


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14U Bedford Hornets Mission Statement


“Winning seasons are soon forgotten, character lasts forever.”
* The Team's definition of a win can be answered after every game with these questions:
1) Did you try as hard as you could, 100% effort?
2) Did you prepare properly?

* Winning is a by-product of preparation and effort. The Team's definition of a winning season can be answered with the same same questions. Players should focus on the process of doing their absolute best and not the results of the game. Her fun and satisfaction should be derived from striving to win. Conversely, she should not be satisfied with a winning game that occurred without adequate preparation and without 100% effort.

* The Team's Coaching Mission: The goal of the Team's coaching staff is to promote and develop character within the kids, to promote and teach good sportsmanship, to promote and teach teamwork, to teach the highest level softball skills to the kids, and to allow the kids to have fun while they learn.

* The Team's Mission: To demonstrate good character and sportsmanship at all times. To play as a team at all times. To give 100% effort at all times.

* Coaches Note: It's all about the kids and we want to provide them an opportunity to play at the highest level, but we feel there is a way to get there that involves Character building. This team will emphasize character, teamwork, sportsmanship, and fun, while providing the highest level of softball training. We want to be extremely competitive and win, and we do, but it will also be about the journey and lessons learned for the kids. We teach college level ASA softball with a fun twist !

Teamwork, Sportsmanship, Character, Fun ! PLAY BALL !  


That's About Right
Sunday, August 13
That's About Right !


BH WINN
Great Finish To The Season
12U BEDFORD HORNETS WIN FIRST PLACE AT THE BARBARA HAMILTON TOURNAMENT

12U Bedford HornetsTakes First Place At The Barbara Hamilton Tournament In Hudson. 
                                          

The weekend started off Friday night playing the Nashua Nightmares. It was a close game until the third inning when the Hornets started to sting. When it ended, the Hornets won big. In the second game, the girls faced the South Shore Stealers. Great defense, excellent pitching, and lots of bat speed lead to another fifth inning end. In game three, the Hornets took on the always-tough RI State champions, the Apponaug Nitro. This game was close coming down to the last inning. The Hornets by 1 run! First place out of pool play lead to a by in the first round and another games against the Apponaug Nitro in the semi finals. This time the Hornets struck fast and hard. In the championship game, the Hudson Heat came to play. The always tough, always great (and really nice with a very cool catcher mask), Heat team had just come off two tournaments wins and were hot. We traded runs before the Heat went up by 2 with some big hits. In the bottom of the 6th the Hornets managed to load the bases and as the cheer goes, “She’s our lead off batter and one of the best", indeed. Can you say triple! This was followed by more hitting. In the top of the sixth, the Heat was unable to score against the girls and the Hornets won the game and the tournament. Five games, five wins, and the tournament championship.

YOUR THE BEST ! WE ARE SOOOOOOOOOO PROUD OF YOU ALL !

Congrat's to the Hudson Heat for coming in second ! That game could have gone either way. You guys are great !  



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