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Summer 2014, novice girls.

What a summer, what a team!  We had a great summer of softball: we won Whitby, lost in the finals in Unionville, were going to the finals in Oakville, but for a massive thunderstorm, we finished 2nd because we chose to forfeit for the safety of the players, and we finish top-8 at the OSSTA championships.  The girls have to be proud of how they perform on the diamond.  But, what sets this fantastic team apart from all the other teams is how close the girls were.  This is a group who never left anyone behind, who welcomed in the “new” girls and who never let each other down.  This is why the coaching staff is so proud of being associated with them.  Everyone played a key role at some point in the season, everyone contributed.  Sure, we had players who had exceptional moments, but as a team, they were exceptional.  A huge shout-out to Sabrina, Justin and Ron, who were supportive and always there for our girls.  Lastly, we could not have asked for better, more supportive and encouraging parents.  We all had a blast!  With that, Sharon, Sheridan, Chloé, Kat, Mick, Kylee, Katie, Lucy, Bridget, Jordan, Sierra and Tia, I say a big THANK YOU for the great season, and good luck next summer.

 

Coach JP

Unionville Spartan Novice Girls Win Whitby Tournament

On Sunday July 20th, 2014 the Unionville Minor Softball Associations’ Novice Girls’ Select team, the Unionville Spartans, placed first in the Whitby Ontario Select Softball Tournament. In the round robin the Spartans defeated the Etobicoke Chaos; Whitby Blue Lightning; and finally the Brantford Red Sox to go 3-0 in their division. In the championship final Unionville beat the Burlington Bee’s ending the game with a score of 8 to 3.  Both teams demonstrated impressive pitching and aggressive fielding. It was softball at its best! Yet in the end Unionville’s offense and defense dominated.  Stellar pitching, sharp infield plays, and flawless out-fielding kept the game very close.   The game stood at a tight score of 2 to 1 for Unionville at the top of the sixth inning.  With two batters out, Unionville’s hitters rallied to put runners on first and second.  This was a pivotal moment in the game, as the Spartans scored 6 runs to take a commanding 8 to 1 lead. In the seventh inning Unionville’s strong defensive plays sealed the win.  We commend the Spartans and their coaches ( J.P. Gagnon, Justin Reid, Ron McLaughlin,  Sabrina Fong)  This team’s commitment to the game, and more importantly to one another,  was an inspiration to all.

Spartans Novice 2014

 (pictured from left to right Lucy, Bridget, Jordan, Michaela, Sharon, Katie, Kylee, Tia, Chloe, Katarina, and Sheridan- not pictured is Sierra)

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