Erindale Lions Little League: Girls Softball News/Info




HOME OF THE 2010 AND 2014 ONTARIO BANTAM SELECT SOFTBALL CHAMPIONS AND THE 2014 ONTARIO NOVICE SELECT SOFTBALL FINALISTS 

WHY PLAY FASTPITCH SOFTBALL

 

 

The number one reason girls love to play fastpitch is because it’s fun! Participating is fun. Running, hitting, sliding, catching, stealing, it’s all fun and it’s exciting. Our younger teams even have their own cheers!

When girls are playing a team sport it is something THEY are doing. They are making things happen. They are totally involved in the outcome. This makes them feel they are important, valuable and that they are needed. This creates self confidence and good self esteem.

Fastpitch requires a certain skill set. Developing and mastering these skills is challenging and very rewarding. The girls see that they are becoming faster, hitting farther, catching better, etc. and this creates a sense of pride and accomplishment as well as instilling discipline and dedication.

By being a member of a team the girls learn about team spirit and working together toward a common goal. They learn to rely on each other and support each other through the wins and the loses. Each member of the team is critical to its success. The team uniforms help to reinforce a sense of pride in the team and the community it represents.

The benefits of regular exercise are numerous. Physically fit children are not only healthier but recent studies suggest that they often do better in school as well.

Everyone needs a dream, for some it is to one day play at a professional or Olympic level. Fastpitch was watched by millions this year as the American team went undefeated at the Olympics. It generated interest in a whole new generation of girls.

Erindale teams are coached by experienced volunteers who have a passion for the game. We work on drills to improve softball skills, co-ordination, conditioning and agility. As the team or individual evolves their needs change. The coaches are continually updating and changing their practice plans to keep the practices exciting, current and relevant to the evolving team.

Fastpitch is a great way to make new friends whether you are new to the community or are a long time resident. Come on out and check us out.

 



GIRLS SOFTBALL RESULTS FROM 2002:

  Pennant Winners: Playoff Champions: Playoff Finalists:
2002 Squirt Squirt  
  Novice Novice  
  Bantam Midget  
  Midget    
2003 Mite Mite  
  Novice Midget  
  Midget    
2004 Mite 05 Mite 04 Mite 05
  Squirt 14 Squirt 13 Squirt 14
  Novice 25 Novice 25  
  Bantam 34 Bantam 34  
2005     Squirt 13
      Bantam 33
2006 Squirt 11 Mite 01 Novice 21
  Novice 21 Squirt 11  
2007 Bantam 302 Squirt 101 Bantam 301
  Midget 401 Bantam 302 Midget 401
2008 Mite 001 Bantam Blue 302 Bantam White 301
  Bantam 301    
  Midget 402    
2009 Midget 401 Novice 201 Mite 001
      Squirt 102
      Midget 403
2010 Midget 402 Squirt 101 Midget 403
    Midget 402  
2011 Junior 501 Junior 501 Squirt 102
      Bantam 301
2012 Ladies 601 Ladies 601 Mite White 001
      Squirt White 101
2013  Novice 201    Ladies 601
   Ladies 601    
2014 Junior 501  Novice White 201  Squirt White 101 
  Ladies 601  Novice Blue 202   
    Ladies 601   
2015      
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

 



From 2002 to 2014 the Erindale girl's softball program has won:
26 Regular Season Pennants Winners
21 Playoff Championships
19 Playoff Finalists

We have a strong, stable and growing program that provides for a fun summer of play for all girls in the City of Mississauga. We are located in central Mississauga, playing our home games at Martin Dobkin diamond, just south of Square One Shopping Mall. Our program features winter pitching and skills clinics, summer Select teams at all levels, weekly practices for all house league teams at all ages. We have a strong, dedicated group of coaches who provide a positive learning environment for all players.


Our teams play in the Mississauga Girls Softball Association, interlocking with other teams from Mississauga and west Etobicoke.

Girls progress through the various softball divisions, while developing skills in a fun competitive environment. Our program is focused on skills development throughout the year, with winter skills and pitching clinics available to all players.

For more information on registering your daughter in Erindale for the 2014 season, please
email us at softballvp@erindalellbaseball.ca .

Division Ages Skill Level
Mite 8-10 Introduction to windmill pitching, and basic softball fundamentals. Combination of machine pitch and live pitching. Pitching is from 30' and bases set at 45'.
Squirt 11-12 Continued skill development. Introduce base stealing and sliding. Bases are 55', and pitching from 35'.
Novice 13-14 Full softball rules. Regulation 60' bases, and pitching from 38'. Refining skills.
Bantam 15-16 Full softball rules. Regulation 60' bases, and pitching from 40'.
Midget 17-19 Full softball rules. Regulation 60' bases, and pitching from 43'.
Junior 20-22 Full softball rules. Regulation 60' bases, and pitching from 43'
Ladies  23 & up  Full softball rules. Regulation 60' bases, and pitching from 43' 


Softball Select News

2015 Softball Select Teams:

Mite:
Coach: No Team in 2015
Tournaments Entered:


Squirt:
Coach: No Team in 2015
Tournaments Entered:

 


Novice:
Coaches: Dan Peneff/Deidre O'Brien
Tournaments Entered:

Unionville June 27 Result - 1W - 2L did not place
Oakville July 12
Result - 1W - 2L did not place
Brantford July 25
Brampton Aug 15
OSSTA Championship Aug 22/23
 

Bantam:
Coaches: Paul Carriere/Alan Friedlander
Tournaments Entered:


Brantford June 21
- Result: 3W - 0L - 1T Gold
Forest Glade (Windsor) July 4/5 - Result 5W - 0L Gold
Brampton July 11 -
Result 4W - 1L Gold
Erindale July 18 - Result 5W - 0L Gold
OSSTA Championship Aug 22/23
 


Midget:
Coach: Ralph Hyatt
Tournaments Entered:

Will enter a combined Erindale/Etobicoke team

Junior/Open:
Coaches: Mauro Palomba/Lou Lamanna
Tournaments Entered:

Niagara Falls July 3/4/5


2015 Select Team News:

BANTAM SELECT - Erindale 

The Bantam Select softball teams won their FOURTH CONSECUTIVE Gold medal on July 18, going 5-0 in their own hosted tournament. The day started with a 15-5 win over the Brantford Red team. Next up was a 14-0 victory over Kitchener. We wrapped up pool play with a 14-2 win over Whitby. The semi final and final were a repeat from the previous weekend. In the semi, the girls defeated Brampton 9-1, setting up a Gold medal rematch with Etobicoke. Scoring runs in each of the 5 innings, resulting in a 14-1 victory, and another Gold medal. Season record is 17-1-1. The Bantams take a month off to prepare for the Provincial Championships Aug 22-23. The coaches are very proud of all the girls: Alexis, super sub Bridgette, Danielle, Erica, Joanna, Megan, Melissa, Sabrina, Taylor, and Yulia.


BANTAM SELECT - Brampton   

The Bantam Select softball team went three for three on the season, winning Gold in Brampton, while running their season record to 12-1-1.
The day got started with the hot hitting that the team has shown to date, cruising to a 24-6 win over Topham Park and a 22-1 win over Brantford White. Having won their pool, and a spot in the semi final, the team was able to rest several starters, in a 10-3 loss to Whitby. The semi final was a match against the home team from Brampton, that we tied in our first game of the season. Showing that the hot bats had not cooled off, we staked ourselves to a 4-0 lead before Brampton came to bat. Riding that lead into the 5th inning, some uncharacteristic play allowed Brampton back into the game, shrinking the lead to one run. In the next inning, the girl's came to life, scoring 6 runs and clinching a spot in our third consecutive Gold medal game. The final game was a rematch of the Novice final last year with Etobicoke, but the girls were determined not to have the same result. Both teams put up a run in the first, with Erindale scoring two runs in each of the 3rd and 4th innings, to take a 5-1 lead. Etobicoke got two runs back in their half of the 5th, and we scored one to take a 6-3 into the final inning. A quick 1-2-3 in the 7th capped another winning day! Congrats to all the players, Alexis, super sub Bridgette, super sub Bailey, Erica, Jessica, Laura, Megan, Melissa, Sabrina, Taylor, and Yulia.

 

BANTAM SELECT - Forest Glade (Windsor) 

Bantam Select softball team continued their winning ways July 4-5, by claiming their second Gold of the season at the Forest Glade Friendship tournament in Windsor. The team went 5-0 (boosting their 2015 record to 8-0-1) in the two day event, defeating the host team in the Championship, by a score of 13-3.Congratulations to Erica F, Alexis F, Taylar P, Megan K, and Danielle M for participating in the Home Run Derby. Danielle ended up being the Bantam division winner.

 

BANTAM SELECT - Brantford

Erindale Bantam softball Select team travelled to Brantford for their first tournament of the season. Up first was a match with the always tough Brampton Flames. A slow start saw the girls get down by 3 going into the final inning. Not wanting to start the season with a loss, the team rallied for three runs to finish with a 5-5 tie. Newmarket was up next, and Erindale put up a solid performance in a 4-2 win. The final round robin game was 14-3 win over Brantford Red. The final, against Waterloo, saw the team fall behind 4-1 after the 5th inning. After showing that "Erindale resiliency" earlier in the day, the girls worked the bats hard in the 6th scoring 5 runs to take a 2 run lead. Another run in the 7th capped a great day with a 7-4 win for the Gold medal for this group of girls, their 5th Gold, and their 10th medal, in the past 3 years. Congrats to Alexis, Danielle, Erica, Jessica, Joanna, Laura, Lauren, Megan (tournament MVP), Melissa, Taylor, and Yulia.

 



 2015 MEDAL COUNT:
(after 4 tournaments)

GOLD - 4 Bantam - (Brantford, Windsor, Brampton, Erindale)
SILVER - 0 
BRONZE - 0  
 

2014 MEDAL COUNT:
(after 11 tournaments)

GOLD - 3 Novice (Ancaster, Milton), Bantam (PWSA)
SILVER - 3 Novice (Brampton, OSSTA) Bantam (Erindale)
BRONZE - 1  Novice (Etobicoke), 
  

2013 MEDAL COUNT:
(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)  

2012 MEDAL COUNT:
(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)

2011 MEDAL COUNT:
(after 9 tournaments)

GOLD - 0

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

BRONZE - 1 Midget Palomba - (Oakville)


2010 MEDAL COUNT:
(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)

 


2009 MEDAL COUNT:

GOLD - 1
SILVER - 3
BRONZE - 2