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
June 14 - Milton
July 5- Erindale
July 12 Niagara Falls or Ancaster
Aug 16/17 - OSSTA

Coach: Ralph Hyatt
Tournaments Entered:

June 21 - Mississauga North 
July 19 - Erindale
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

2013 Softball Select Team News:

In the final tournament of the season, the Novice Select softball team captured their second Gold, to go with a Silver and Bronze. Four tournaments --four medals. In Etobicoke, on October 28, the team went 4-0, to complete a season record of 14 wins, one loss and one tie. Game one saw the girls come out of their traditional first game funk, defeating Unionville 9-2. Megan Kostuch was the star of the game striking out 13 out of the 21 batters she faced over 5 innings. In game 2, the team blasted Peterborough 16-1. Yulia Ginsberg struck out 5 to get the win. Sonya Morson, and Bridgette Collins went 3 for 3, at the plate. The girls got off to an 8-0 lead in game 3 against Kingston and then coasted to a 10-5 victory. Megan got her second win, striking out 5 batters. Offensively, Melissa Morrison, Taylar Prevost and Sonya went 3 for 3. Taylar and Alexis Ferriera both hit home runs. Despite going 3-0, the girls had to wait for Topham Park to finish their 3rd game to see who would be in the Championship game. A loss by Topham, sent Erindale to the Gold medal game. Another very fast start saw the team score 7 runs in the top of the 1st, and another 3 runs in the second on the strength of a three run home run by Taylar. Barrie was able to keep our offense in check for next three innings, as we could only muster three more runs. In the 5th inning, nursing a 13-3 lead, the girls could not close out the mercy win, allowing Barrie one run in the bottom of the inning. The top of the sixth saw the bats come alive with 7 runs, on the strength of a grand slam by Taylor who accounted for nine RBI’s. After a quick 3 outs, the team was able to celebrate their second Gold of the Select season. Both Megan and Yulia combined for the victory. Great contributions were also made by Julie Kostuch, Lauren Dunn, Joanna Sivakumar, Emma Deluca, Cassidy Charpentier-Wiseman. Injured, and unable to play, was Erica Friedlander. Special thanks go to today’s super sub coaches Ralph Hyatt, Megan Clancy and Kathryn Clancy. 

Coming off a Gold medal at their last tournament, the Novice Selects were looking for more in their final outing of the season. Game one against a team from Milton saw the Lions get off to yet another slow early morning start. Spotting the opposition a 6-2 lead, Erindale stormed back in the last two innings to take a 10-7 victory. The team was led by game MVP Melissa M. Game two was against another team that had tasted Gold this year from Burlington. This time, Erindale got off to a 6-2 lead, only to squander it, having to settle for a 6-6 tie. Game MVP was Megan K. Game 3 vs the host side from Oakville saw the Lions jump out to a quick 3-0 lead. Oakville rallied to score 6 runs on some sloppy play, and suspect umpiring. After a frank discussion with the coaches about what they came to the park for, Erindale scored 5 runs in the 5th inning on the strength of home runs from Taylor P and Erica F. The game winning RBI came from MVP Bridgette C. Unfortunately, despite being undefeated, Erindale lost the tiebreaker for 1st place in the pool, and had to settle for a bronze medal game with the North Middlesex Storm. Playing their best game of the day, with agressive hitting and baserunning, the Lions decimated the Storm by a score of 18-4. The game MVP in the final was Yulia G. The win capped a great Select season with the team only losing once, going 8-1-2, and capturing bronze, silver and gold medal in three tournaments.

The Bantam girls did their part to keep Erindale’s streak of softball successes going, earning a Bronze medal at Topham Park. The offense was a team from Miltonvery strong throughout this tournament led by Taylar, Eliza, Joanna and Zoe as the girls knocked around Unionville 13-5 and Barrie 15-11. But a 11-5 loss to Brantford between those two successes left them playing Guelph for bronze. The girls went out to an early lead en route to a 9-5 victory. Eliza was the star on the pitching mound, going the distance in the medal game and fielding her position with quick reflexes on a few tough come backers to the mound. The girls were battered and bruised after this one but thrilled to add another medal to their season tally

The Midget select team was made up of Junior, Midget and Bantam players. The team started out strong against Martingrove winning 4 to 1. Followed up by wins against Syndenham (14 to 4) and Newmarket (5 to 4). Which sent the ladies off to the Championship game against Georgian Bay. A
fter 5 innings Erindale took the gold with a score of 10 to 0. Congratulations to all the great efforts of all the Midget select players. A well deserved win!

Building off their Silver medal in the previous tournament, the Novice Select team played in the Mississauga North tournament on July 17 and brought home the Gold. The team opened the day playing a team from North Bay, a defeated them 10-6. The second game against Whitby White was a close contest, with Erindale eventually pulling away to victory. Winning their pool, Erindale played a semifinal vs their rivals from Etobicoke. The bats came alive as the team coasted to a 14-10 win and a date in the Gold Medal final. The game was never in doubt, as Erindale scored runs in every inning, on their way to a 13-2 victory over Barrie. Congratulations to all the players on a dominating day at the park.

After not fielding a Bantam team at the Select level last season Erindale made their return to this division a successful one by earning a Silver medal on a sweltering hot day in Unionville. The girls began the tournament with a pair of nail biting victories. Erindale got an early lead on Brampton and made it stand up all the way. With the tying run at the plate Brampton drove a hot grounder down the third base line that Erica handled and went the short path to Joanna at two to nip the Brampton runner and secure the 7-5 win for Eliza, who went the distance on the mound. The girls followed this up with a come from behind win over Belleville. After the team manufactured a run, scoring Rachel to take a 6-5 lead in the top of the sixth, Belleville put the tying run on third with one out. Salisha stuck out the next two batters but the last third strike eluded Ravena behind the plate who jumped on the loose ball and delivered a strike to first to end the game. Salisha went the distance on the mound for the win in this one. Those two wins earned Erindale a bye to the final where they ran into a big, experienced team from Oakville who eventually pulled away in the fifth with a series of bombs to the outfield that racked up the runs and ended the game 13-0.This success was a huge confidence boost for this team of all first year Bantam and Novice age players.


The Erindale Novice Selects captured the silver medal at the Mississauga Southwest tournament on June 16. They started the day off in the pouring rain, falling behind 7-0 to Brantford, then storming back to tie it at 7-7, before a 2 hour rain delay. The rain did not dull the momentum, as the team went on to a 13-10 victory. Game MVP went to pitcher Erica Freidlander. Game two vs. Barrie, started off in a similar fashion, falling behind 8-0 to Barrie. On the strength of some timely hitting, the team earned an 8-8 tie. MVP honours went to catcher Alexis "JP" Ferreira. The 3 points were enough to qualify for the gold medal game vs the host squad. A slow start was not in the cards against the opposition, who maxed out all three of their round robin opponents. Erindale jumped out on top on a lead off double from game MVP, centerfielder, Melissa Morrison. A great bunt by Julie Kostuch scored Melissa. After 3 1/2 innings the score remained 1-1. MSW broke out for 3 runs in the 4th inning and another in the 5th. Erindale answered back with two runs in the 5th, following a run in the fourth, but were unable to bat again before time expired. A great effort for their first time together as a group.

(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)

(after 0 tournaments)
GOLD - 0 
SILVER - 0  
BRONZE - 0  

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