Erindale Lions Little League: Girls Softball Select News

Softball Select News

2014 Softball Select Teams:

Coach: No Team in 2014
Tournaments Entered:

Coach: Paul Carriere
Tournaments Entered:

June 8 - Brampton  - Silver
June 14 - Milton - Gold
July 5 - Erindale - 7th place
July 12 - Ancaster - Gold
Aug 16/17 - OSSTA (Brantford)

Coach: Ralph Hyatt
Tournaments Entered:

June 21 - Mississauga North - 4th place
July 19 - Erindale
 - Silver
August 9- Etobicoke
August 23/24 - PWSA

Coach: no team in 2014
Tournaments Entered:

Coach: Mauro Palomba/Lou Lamanna
Tournaments Entered:

July 11/12/13 - Niagara Falls - 4th place

2014 Softball Select Team News:


After a disappointing first tournament that saw the Bantam girls drop a pair of one run games and finish out of the medals, things turned around on home turf. Pool play saw the Lions sandwich a pair of mercies over Oshawa (27-1) and Burlington (12-2) around a hard fought 6-0 win over Newmarket. First place meant a showdown with Whitby, who had edged Erindale 12-11 on their way to Gold in the Mississauga North tournament. The Erindale girls pounded ball after ball into the outfield but Whitby fielders had an outstanding game in running balls down and making acrobatic catches and the game eventually came to a 10-0 decision for the Lightning.

Erica and Salisha carried the load on the rubber for Erindale and both had outstanding stuff.  Salisha tossed a two hit complete game shut out of Newmarket and Erica dominated Burlington for a complete game victory. The offense was really cooking with contributions from everyone in the lineup. In particular Alexis, Joanna and Taylar had hot bats and were constantly on base and driving in runs for Erindale.

Next action for the Bantams will be Etobicoke August 9th.


‎This past weekend, 11 woman, a mixture of players from Erindale's ladies and junior teams, coached my Mauro Palomba, Lou Lamanna, Kim Peck and Uly Mendoza, went to Niagara Falls to participate in The Teddy Bear tournament.
With an early 8:00 am start Erindale started the day out with a well played 3 to 2 win over Pickering. Followed up with a 14 to 4 win over Owen Sound, 9 to 8 loss against Ancaster, 5 to 2 win against Niagara Falls. 
Saturday ended with Erindale finishing 2nd in their pool and advancing to Sunday
On a dark Sunday morning, with a threat of thunder storms, we played again at 8:00am. An exceptionally well played game by both teams ended with Erindale losing to Grimsby 8 to 7. Which knocked us out of the championship round to the consolation round.
The consolation round was against Niagara Falls after 5 innings ahead, Niagara Falls came back and took the lead. Ending in a 13 to 5 lose for Erindale. 
Erindale took 4th over all.
The ladies of Erindale softball represented the league with excellent sportsmanship and grace. They endured pulled muscles, collisions, stepped on hands, bruises, and lots of sliding scrapes and all with smiles on their faces!
A special thank you goes out to the families that were there cheer on, patch up bleeding body parts, give massages, keeping everyone fed and hydrated through out the weekend. Softball champions regardless of standings!


 After finishing out of the medals for the second time in three seasons, the Novice Softball Select travelled to Ancaster for their fourth tournament of the season. In their first game, the girls came out of the gate fast, taking their fist game by a 10-1 score. Game two was againast the host team from Ancaster. Another fast start saw the girls score the first 12 runs, with the final 12-1. After a 3 hour break, a combined entry from Port Dover and Fisherville was next. The team rode hot pitching and strong bats to a 16-1 win, and a trip to the Championship. The final was against a familiar foe, Mississauga Southwest, who also rode a 3-0 record to the final. After a scoreless first inning, Erindale scored two runs in the second to take a 2-0 lead. A 5 run third inning, put the game away, as the girls coasted to a 10-1 win. Congratulations to all the players for another great performance.



Novice Selects were back in action on June 14, in the Milton Batz tournament. The team opened with a game against the Whitby White Lightening. Despite loading the bases in the last inning, we were unable to push across the tieing run, in a 6-5 loss. Player of the game was Amanda P. Having to win their final two games to make it to the medal round, they came up with a strong effort defeating Waterloo 7-0. Pitching the shutout was player of the game Erica F. The third round robin game was against our rivals, Etobicoke Chaos. The team came out strong, running up a 4-0 lead and crusing to a 8-4 victory. Player of the game was Alexis F. It was up to the math to see if we had done enough to qualify. Three teams ended up at 2-1, so run differential would decide if we played in the Gold, or Bronze game, or if we were headed home. Tied with Etobicoke at plus 10, we went to the second tiebreaker which was runs against. We had only allowed 10 runs, with Etobicoke allowing 13. On to the Gold game vs the host team from Milton! The Championship was a back and forth affair, resulting in a 5-5 tie after seven innings. In the top of the 8th inning, Milton scored 2 runs to take a 7-5 lead. In the bottom of the inning, Erindale tied the game three batters in. Emma P then stroked a solid double scoring Julie K. to win the teams first Gold of the season. Player of the game was Emma.


Novice Softball Select participated in their first tournament of the season on June 8 in Brampton. A slow start in the morning, saw them come out on the wrong side of an 8-6 score to Unionville. In their second game, the bats came alive in an 18-0 victory over Oakville, setting up a "must-win" game vs the host Brampton Flames. The girls rose to the occasion, with a 12-5 win. The created a 3 way tie for first, which put us in the Gold game, via a plus 12 run differential. The game, against Etobicoke was played in a constant rain which caused havoc for our pitching. Unfortunately, the team ran out of steam in a 9-2 defeat, giving them the silver medal. A well earned result for the first time out.



(after 7 tournaments)

GOLD - 2 Novice (Ancaster, Milton)
SILVER - 1 Novice (Brampton) Bantam (Erindale)
BRONZE - 0  

(after 10 tournaments)








GOLD - 3 Novice (Mississauga North, Etobicoke), Midget (Erindale)
SILVER - 2  Novice (Mississauga Southwest), Bantam (Unionville)
BRONZE - 2  Novice (Oakville), Bantam (Topham Park)  




(after 11 tournaments)


GOLD - 0

SILVER - 5 Novice (Etobicoke and Unionville), Midget (Brantford, Erindale and Big League Canadians)

BRONZE - 3  Novice (Brampton and Oakville) Squirt (OSSTA)

(after 9 tournaments)

GOLD - 0

SILVER - 2 (Squirt - Ancaster, Senior LL Canadians)

BRONZE - 1 (Midget Palomba - Oakville)

(after 16 tournaments)

GOLD - 4 Midget (Oakville), Bantam (Provincials, Ancaster and Erindale)
SILVER - 4 Bantam (MNBA), Novice (Whitby), Squirt (Whitby and Brampton)
BRONZE - 2 Midget Royal (Erindale), Squirt (Ancaster)



GOLD - 1

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