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Rochester Lightning 16u Blue Take 2nd Place at 28th Annual Midlakes Tournament!!

The Rochester Lightning 16u Blue team competed this weekend in the 28th Annual Midlakes Tournament. They played six games over the weekend finishing with a 3-2-1 record and claiming 2nd place. Great job ladies!! Looking forward to an amazing rest of the season!!


Rochester Lightning 16u Blue Place 2nd at Homerun Softball Pre-4th of July Tournament

The Rochester Lightning 16u Blue team competed this weekend in the 2019 Homerun Softball Pre-4th of July Tournament. They played six games over the weekend finishing with a 4-1-1 record and claiming 2nd place. Great job ladies!! Looking forward to an amazing rest of the season!!

 


Rochester Lightning 16u Blue place 3rd at 2019 March Madness Tournament

The Rochester Lightning 16u Blue team traveled to Hershey Park this weekend to compete in the March Madness Tournament. They played four games on Saturday finishing with a 2-2 record and claiming 3rd place and earning a berth to USSSA Nationals. On Sunday, the team celebrated with Jolly Rancher and their plaque at Hershey's Chocolate Factory. Great job ladies!! Looking forward to an amazing season!!


Rochester Lightning 14u Crowned Champions at 2018 Webster Summer League

The Rochester Lightning 14u team ended the Webster Summer League in grand fashion by walking out of Webster as the Champions. Great job ladies!!

 


Rochester Lightning 14u Places 2nd at 2018 Victor Summer Classic Tournament

The Rochester Lightning 14u team competed this weekend in the 2018 Victor Summer Classic Tournament. They played six games over the weekend finishing with a 5-1 record and claiming 2nd place. Great job ladies!! Looking forward to an amazing rest of the season!!

 


Rochester Lightning 16u (Carr) places 3rd at March Madness Tournament!!

The Rochester Lightning 16u (Carr) team traveled to Hershey Park this weekend to compete in the March Madness Tournament. They played four games on Saturday finishing with a 2-2 record and claiming 3rd place and earning a berth to USSSA Nationals. On Sunday, the team celebrated with their plaque at Hershey's Chocolate Factory. Great job ladies!! Looking forward to an amazing season!!

 

 

 

 


Rochester Lightning Fundraising for Hurricane Irma Families!

The Rochester Lightning Fast Pitch Organization has partnered with Big City Sportswear and we have made the decision to give back to those who suffered losses at the hands of Hurricane Irma. The E.G. Force Fast Pitch Organization (in Florida) is currently raising funds to help other softball families who were victims of Hurricane Irma. Although we didn't reach our goal, The Rochester Lightning Organization raised $400 to help those that suffered losses at the hands of Hurricane Irma. Thank you to all who supported The Lightning Organization and this cause!! Your support was greatly appreciated!!


Jennie Finch and The Rochester Lightning

On February 13th, 2017: Seven of our Rochester Lightning 14u Members traveled to Skidmore College to train with Jennie Finch, The Skidmore Softball Team, and The Skidmore Softball Coaches. They learned a lot from everyone involved and are looking forward to sharing that knowledge with the rest of the team.

Special Thanks to Jennie Finch and Skidmore College Softball for an amazing day!!!


2016-2017 Rochester Lightning


10 Motivational Softball Quotes

1. “This game is about the long run. LIFE is about the long run. Pick successes that can build your confidence over time and stay in the process. There is always light at the end of the tunnel, but you can’t see the light if you fall into the trap of all the failures trying to pull you down.”

2. “Take it one pitch at a time. Take it one day at a time.”

3. “The majority of players have to learn to be confident, just like players have to learn to throw a ball. It’s a process and it gets stronger the more it’s practiced. Even if you have to fake it to practice it, fake it until it becomes real. You WILL start to believe it.”

4. “ANYONE can be on a team, but NOT just anyone can be a loyal leader who people look to and who rises above all the negativity and drama.”

5. “The true definition of confidence has nothing to do with other people who surround us and statistics on a sheet of paper.  The only place that confidence comes is from inside YOU.  Yes, you. Our confidence belongs to us, no one else.”

6. “Every morning we wake up we have a choice at how we are going to believe in ourselves.  Too easily we forget, especially when we are in the middle of a whirlwind of a season, that every day we wake up is a new day, and you have a choice every morning if and how you are going to believe in yourself.  You own that belief.  No one else does.”

7.“When you take the field or look at yourself in the mirror, YOU must be the one to believe that YOU are meant to do great things. YOU get to show everyone what you are made of and your love for the game.”

8. “Realize this: We aren’t going to be perfect with our outcomes/results, in this game of failure we call softball. However, every time you are in a pressure situation it’s a chance to prove that you’re in the “perfect” frame of mind. The “success” and “failure” comes from being in the right frame of mind and giving yourself a chance to have success when the big moment comes; it doesn’t always necessarily come with the outcome, despite what all eyes watching might think. Results will come once the frame of mind has been altered.”

9. “The only way you won’t “make it” is if you don’t have passion for something and don’t work hard enough at it – with all my heart I believe that. When you have passion for where ever your heart wants to take you, it drives you, it gives you direction and it gives you momentum.  Let your passion push you to your dreams. Your passion is the driving force behind your energy and motivation.”

10. “Passion creates work ethic.  Work ethic creates possibilities.  Possibilities creates happiness.”


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