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Midget Select Cardinals Grab Silver At Provincials

 

Congratulations to our Midget Select softball team on their silver medal finish at the OSSTA Provincials in Brantford on Aug 17/18.

 

After winning 7 medals (3 Gold/2 Silver/2 Bronze) in 7 tournaments, the team entered Provincials as the #1 seed. The girls opened Saturday with a 10-0 win over Stittsville, followed by a 5-1 win over Westport. Those results set up the 3rd game versus Etobicoke to decide 1st place in the pool. Based on run differential, a win or tie would clinch first place. A tight defensive game against Etobicoke’s top pitcher saw a one run deficit heading into the 7th inning.  Rallying to tie the game a 4-4, and shutting Etobicoke down in the bottom of the inning, meant we finished top of the pool, and received the early morning bye.

 

Sunday’s quarter final had us play the host team for the first time this season. A tough opening inning had us trailing early, but again, strong hitting meant we were able to come from behind to win 7-4. Our semi-final opponent from Waterloo, came off an upset win, but ran out of gas, giving up 7 early runs allowing us to coast to a 7-1 win.

 

Awaiting us in the Championship, were our rivals from Windsor, Forest Glade. Taking an early 1-0 lead into the 5th inning, Forest Glade fought back to take a 4-1 lead into the 6th. A bunt single, and two stolen bases later, had P Anna Laird at 3rd with none out. SS Olivia Collins (Team Spirit Award Winner) was up next and hit a rocket 200feet. The Forest Glade left fielder made a spectacular catch, allowing Laird to score. However, we were unable to push another run across, falling 4-2.

 

Other members at Provincials were Bridget Collins, Madeline Collins, Joanna Sivakumar, Kaitlyn McCandless (Most Valuable Player), Cassidy Henstock, Kaitlyn Trumble (Most Dedicated Player) Jessica Seifried, Mackenzie MacIntosh, Emma Deluca, and Cassidy Greenhill.

It was a great season to remember by a team that has now won 5 Provincial medals (2 Gold/2 Silver/1 Bronze) since 2012.

 

Bantam 301 Win MGSA Championship

Erindale 301 won the 2019 Bantam softball playoff championship on September 15th, thereby completing an undefeated 23-0 season. 
 
Finishing first in the regular season, 301 started their playoff tournament on September 7th, by defeating the 4th place Majors 303 team, 19-4.
On Saturday, September 14th, 301 played MNBA Tigers 304 in the semi-finals.  Behind the strong pitching of Alicia, who completed the full seven innings and only surrendered one hit in the entire game, 301 defeated the 304 team 9-1, to earn a place in the finals.  Amelia was the offensive player of the game with three hits and four RBIs.
 
Facing the MNBA 304 team again in the Championship game, and playing through some inclement weather, 301 struggled early dealing with the wet ball and blowing rain.  However, with two outs in the bottom of the third, Skylar hit a long home run to tie the score 2-2 and that seemed to settle down the rest of the players.  301 then went on to score 4 runs in the 4th inning, 5 runs in the fifth and another 4 runs in the 6th to comfortably win the championship game, 15-6.  Hayley with a long triple, 3 hits, 3 runs scored and Claire with two doubles and 4 RBIs were the offensive players of the game.
 
The playoff MVP for 301 was Alicia Hutfloetz, based on her solid pitching in the semi-finals and her tenacious hitting and baserunning in the finals.  Alicia was also awarded the season's most dedicated player award.  Other players were Amelia Deluca, Sophia Deluca, Skylar Greenhill (season MVP), Carmen Marr, Claire McEwing, Hayley Nordby, Alyssa Rosolowski, Stefani Stojanovic, Hannah Segaric and Jamie Watson.  Cheering the team on, despite playing in only one game this year due to injury, was Jaina Ambwani.

 

Mite 002 MGSA Finalists

Our Mite 002 team had a fantastic year, falling just short in the championship game. Here is their recap: We have had an amazing softball season this year! Our team consisted of new and returning players who consistently displayed team spirit, friendship and a love for the game. To keep things on track and running smoothly, we were fortunate to have two coaches and a student volunteer. Our successful team collaboration, dedication and hard work, shined through as our players improved on their softball skills and really gelled as a team that supported each other. We focussed on having fun, which was bolstered by our amazing parents who helped with games, practices, and always stayed positive despite the outcome of a game. We finished second in the Championship game but we are winners because of our collective sportsmanship qualities. A big "Congratulations" to everyone for a very incredible year!! Hope to see you back next year!

Midget 402 Win MGSA Playoff Championship

Erindale 402, one of Erindale's three Midget teams in the MGSA, won the Midget softball playoff championship on August 25.

Finishing 2nd in the regular season, 402 started the playoff tournament on Saturday, August 24, by defeating the 7th place Etobicoke 405 team 6-3, and the 3rd place Etobicoke 404 team 7-1.

On Sunday morning, 402 played the four time defending champion, Martingrove 406, and defeated them, 14-12, in a back-and-forth slug fest that was not decided till the 7th inning. This sent 402 to the Championship Game.

The team had one game off, while Erindale 401 played Martingrove to see who 402 would face in the final. Unfortunately, 401 was unable to make it an all Erindale affair.

In the Championship Game, 402 struggle to get the offense going and suffered a 16-6 loss, to set up a winner-takes-all game.

402 came out hot, scoring 5 runs in the first inning, along with 2 more in the third inning and 3 more in the fourth inning. Martingrove was only able to score 1 run in the 5th inning, giving 402 the Championship by a 10-1 score.

The playoff MVP for 402 was pitcher Anna Laird. Other players were Kaitlyn Trumble, Olivia Collins, Joanna Sivakumar (Most Dedicated Player), Mackenzie MacIntosh, Riley McCann, Cassidy Greenhill (season MVP), Madeline Collins, Cassidy Chapentier-Wiseman, and Jessica Seifried. Cheering the team on while injured was Mackenzie Kalapaca.

 

 

Softball Overview

 

Goal

The goal of our softball teams is to help girls develop a love for the game of softball. This is accomplished by focusing on teaching softball's fundamental skills and strategies in a safe and fun environment. Our softball teams compete in the Mississauga Girls Softball Association (MGSA).

Divisions

The Cardinals offer softball teams for the following divisions/age groups based on the player's age as of December 31st of the playing season.

  • 10U (formerly Mite) 7/10 year olds
  • 12U (formerly Squirt) 11/12 year olds
  • 14U (formerly Novice) 13/14 year olds
  • 16U (formerly Bantam) 15/16 year olds
  • 22U (formerly Midget) 17/22 year olds
  • Ladies 21+ year olds

Game Days:

10U Monday/Wednesday (1 game/1 practice)
12U
Tuesday/Thursday (up to 2 games/week)
14U
Monday/Wednesday (up to 2 games/week)
16U
Tuesday/Thursday (up to 2 games/week)
22U
Monday/Wednesday/Sunday (up to 2 games/week)

Home games for above are at Martin Dobkin Softball diamond (Fairview and Confederation Pkwy) 

Ladies
Friday nights (doubleheaders), some Thursday games (2-3 per season)
Ladies home games are primarily at Rivergrove Park.

Registration

Players should register at one of walk-in registration days or use the online registration. Players must bring a completed registration form and payment in the form of a credit/debit card, cheque or cash. Players new to the Cardinals organization must also bring a photocopy of their birth certificate with them. 

What happens next?

By mid-April coaches will contact players and schedule a first team practice. At this practice, the coach will distribute uniforms as well as a schedule for uniform adjustments, games, practices, playoffs and picture day. Teams typically play one game per week and practice once per week throughout the summer in our community. Younger teams have little to no travel outside of our community. Older teams have modest travel to Halton or west-Etobicoke.

What do I bring?

  • Knapsack to hold what you are bringing with you to the park
  • Baseball shoes with rubber cleats. Regular running shoes are OK for Mite
  • Hat
  • Softball glove
  • All teams provide bats. Players may provide their own bats if approved by their coach.
  • Batting gloves are optional
  • Full uniform for games and athletic clothing for practices. You may wear your uniform to practice if you like.
  • Always bring a hat to games and practices.
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Warm up jacket/sweatshirt for cold/wet weather

When and where are the games and practices?

Games times and locations are determined by the MGSA. Practice times and locations are determined by the coaches.

Other important events 

Please make every effort schedule vacations around the following events.

1. Picture Day/Opening Day

2. Playoffs 

From 2002 to 2019 the Erindale girl's softball program has won:

35 Regular Season Pennant Winners
34 Playoff Championships
30 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, Milton 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 2020 season, please email us at softballvp@erindalellbaseball.ca .

 

Division Ages Skill Level
10U 7-10 Introduction to windmill pitching, and basic softball fundamentals. Combination of machine pitch and live pitching. Pitching is from 30' and bases set at 45'.
12U 11-12 Continued skill development. Introduce base stealing and sliding. Bases are 55', and pitching from 35'.
14U 13-14 Full softball rules. Regulation 60' bases, and pitching from 38'. Refining skills.
16U  15-16 Full softball rules. Regulation 60' bases, and pitching from 40'.
22U 17-22 Full softball rules. Regulation 60' bases, and pitching from 43'.
Ladies  23 & up  Full softball rules. Regulation 60' bases, and pitching from 43' 

 

 

 

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 Junior 501 Junior 501 Ladies 601 
  Ladies 601  Mite 001  Bantam 301 
      Novice 201 
 
    Mite 002 
     2016
Bantam 302 Ladies Red Ladies White
  Ladies Red Mite 001 Mite 002
    Novice 201  
    Bantam 302  
2017
Ladies Red Ladies Red Ladies White 
    Mite 003  Mite 002 
2018 Bantam 301 Ladies White  Mite 001 
  Ladies Red Squirt 101  Bantam 301 
2019 Bantam 301  Midget 402  Ladies Red
    Bantam 301   Mite 002 
2020      

Softball Select News

2019 Softball Select Teams:

Mite:
Coaches: No team in 2019
Tournaments Entered: 


Squirt:
Coach: Michael Gould
Tournaments Entered:
Brampton June 8 - 4th Place
Erindale July 7 - Did not place
Etobicoke July 20 - Did not place
Unionville August 11 - 4th place
Provincials Aug 24/25
-
Did not place

Novice:
Coach: No Team in 2019
Tournaments Entered:


Bantam:
Coaches: Mark Greenhill
Tournaments Entered:
Brantford June 16 - Did Not Place
Forest Glade June 29/30 - Silver
Erindale July 13 - Silver
Burlington July 20 - Bronze
St. Catharines July 27 - Gold

Provincials Aug 24/25 - Did not place

Midget:
Coach: Paul Carriere/Ross Laird/Roger Collins/Myke McCandless
Tournaments Entered:
Whitchurch-Stouffville June 8 - Silver
Brampton June 15 - Bronze
Brantford June 21 - Gold
Forest Glade June 29/30 - Silver
Whitby July 13 - Gold
Erindale July 21 - Bronze
Cambridge July 27 - 
Gold
Provincials August 17/18 - Silver


 

2019 MEDAL COUNT:

(after 19 tournaments)

 

GOLD - 4 Midget (Brantford, Cambridge and Whitby), Bantam (St. Catharines)
SILVER - 5 Midget (Stouffville, Forest Glade, OSSTA) Bantam (Forest Glade and Erindale)
BRONZE - 3 Midget (Brampton, Erindale), Bantam (Burlington)

 

2018 MEDAL COUNT:
(after 11 tournaments)

 

GOLD -3  Midget (Brantford, Whitby, Erindale)
SILVER - 3 Bantam (Whitby), Mite (Brantford, Erindale)
BRONZE - 0 


 

2017 MEDAL COUNT:
(after 17 tournaments)

 

GOLD - 4 Bantam (Oakville, Erindale),  Midget (Forest Glade, OSSTA), Mite (Brantford)
SILVER - 3 Bantam (Cambridge), Mite (Milton), Midget (Brantford)
BRONZE - 2 Bantam (Whitby), Midget 
(Oshawa)


  2016 MEDAL COUNT:
(after 14 tournaments)

GOLD - 1 Bantam - (Forest Glade) 
SILVER - 1 Bantam (Topham Park)
BRONZE - 3 Bantam - (Brantford, OSSTA)
Novice - (Oakville)



 2015 MEDAL COUNT:
(after 14 tournaments)

GOLD - 5 Bantam - (Brantford, Forest Glade, Brampton, Erindale, OSSTA)
SILVER - 0 
BRONZE - 2 Novice - (Brampton)  Midget  (Mississauga Southwest)
 


 

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