Westminster Jaycees Girls Softball League: Welcome

Fastpitch Being Offered Again for 2015 Season; Tryouts Coming Up Soon

The Westminster Jaycees’ fastpitch Rockets will soon be holding tryouts in coming weeks for next spring’s team. We’re working on setting fields and times for tryouts, and will get you that information as soon as we can. It will likely be at the end of August or early September. Initially, we are looking at a 14 & under team with the possibility of a 12 & under team. We will be up and running very soon, and we wanted you to know as soon as possible.

For a bit of background...The fastpitch season begins in April, and runs through July with league play and tournaments. We will have the Rockets meet and practice occasionally through the off-season, participate in clinics when possible, etc. There are clinics for pitching, catching, batting. We hope you’ll come out and play for us and with us, and we’ll have a great time and be a great team.

We will post more information on dates and times as soon as they are set, so keep checking here for more information. 

What a Championship Saturday! Aces, Jets, and Dolphins Win Tournament Titles

A great day of softball just didn't want to end as it took 10 innings to finish the final tournament championship game Saturday evening, June 14th. Congratulations as well to the finalists: Cougars, Orange Crush, and Rockies.

 Dolphins, Jets, and Hawks Earn Regular Season Division Titles

In two of the three divisions, it came down to the last day of the season to determine the champions.  Congratulations also to our runners-up: the Ravens, Orange Crush, and Cougars.

Rookies Finish Strong

 The Rookie division finished its season June 7th with a full slate of games.  Lots of great hitting, fielding, and throwing today showed off the improvements the girls have made as they learned this season.  The Rookies met Thursday, June 12 Friday, June 13 at Jaycees Park to receive their trophies and celebrate a great season.

Congratulations to our Graduating Seniors!

The Megan Estey Scholarship winner will be named on Saturday, June 14.

Ridgell Field Sign
Saturday, April 12

Mike Ridgell Field Dedicated April 12th

We paused the Pre-Season Tournament at noon for a moving ceremony officially renaming Field 2 as Mike Ridgell Field. The Westminster City Council authorized the renaming in honor of Coach Mike in recognition of his service to his state and country and his ultimate sacrifice while trying to protect others, as well as his dedication to the Westminster Jaycees Girls Softball League.

Aces Assistant Coach Mike Ridgell was killed in the September 16, 2013 shooting at the D.C. Navy Yard. Coach Mike was always positive and supportive of all of the girls and was not only a good coach but a good person, good father, and good friend. All of us in the league will miss him and send our condolences to his family, including one daughter that plays on the Aces and two older daughters that played in our league.

A memorial fund has been created to help pay college and other expenses of daughters Heather, Megan, and Maddi. Contributions to the Ridgell Children Memorial Fund can be directed to PNC Bank, 2325 Hanover Pike, Hampstead, MD 21074.

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