Northern Connecticut Girls' Softball League
** 2004 All-Star Games **
Friday, August 27th
New State Road Park, Manchester
2004 U-14 All-Stars (see photos)
North Team (Coaches - Kevin Collins, Enfield and Mark Stankoski, West Hartford I)
East Windsor: Chelsee Parker and Karissa Parker.
Ellington: Taylor Brown and Lindsay Gondek.
Enfield: Chelsea Aiken, Kim Collins and Britni Siana.
Somers: Kara McGuane and Monica Palmer.
Suffield: Sam Cieri, Barbara Kaplan and Katelyn Pellin.
West Hartford I: Allison Czapla, Jennifer Matthews and Kristen Montano.
South Team (Coaches - Bob Viara and Jeff Sapienza, Manchester Blue.)
Manchester Blue: Maura Bergan, Nicole Sapienza and Katie Viara.
Manchester Red: Danielle Leone, Amy Pearl and Maica Umali.
Marlborough: Michelle Bernard, Emily Hummel and Christine Swider.
South Windsor: Jen Hunt, Rochelle Normandin and Marianne Specker.
Vernon: Dana Carpenter and Erin Skoly.
The South team scored six runs in the top of the first inning and appeared to be on a rout but the North team's defense stiffened and allowed only one other run to score over the next six innings. With the score 7-1 entering the last of the seventh inning, the North team rallied for six runs to tie the game 7-7. The potential winning run was tagged out the plate for the final out of the game. Allison Czapla led the North team with two hits. Kim Collins, Britni Siana, Monica Palmer, Lindsey Gondek and Kristen Montano also had hits. Kim Collins, Lindsey Gondek and Sam Cieri shared the North pitching duties. Maura Bergan, Maica Umali, Amy Pearl and Dana Carpenter all had hits for the South team. Katie Viara, Emily Hummel, Danielle Leone and Dana Carpenter were the South pitchers.
Chelsee Parker bats for the North team during their seventh inning rally
2004 U-16 All-Stars (see photos)
East Team (Coaches - Tom Gordon, Vernon and Dean Hills, Somers)
Hebron: Kellie Zima.
Marlborough: Alyssa Hovanec, Ana Kopec and Ashley Lang.
Somers: Tara Heffernan, Sarah Hills and Michelle Milliken.
South Windsor: Jordan Barile, Nettie Marciano and Jacquie O'Brien.
Vernon: Ashley Bloxam, Mary Gordon, Hannah Koch and Rebecca Mattern.
West Team (Coaches - Al Mattia, Granby and Craig Raymond, Simsbury)
Enfield: Kyleen Klement.
Granby: Sarah Gates, Julie Kindl and Ashley Yucha.
Simsbury: Becca Raymond, Jillian Roop, Rachel Seidner and Abbey Williams.
Suffield: Mel Chapman, Caitlin McGunigle and April McWha.
West Hartford: Jen Alvarez and Ashley Brazal.
Windsor: Caylee Johanson and Jackie Mendola.
The West team jumped out to an early lead with three runs in the first inning on hits by Becca Raymond, Jackie Mendola and Kyleen Klement. They added four more in the fourth inning, with Mendola's triple the highlight.
The East team, down 7-2 after four innings, struck for three runs in the fifth inning on hits by Kellie Zima, Ana Kopec and Jordan Barile. The score remained at 7-5 entering the bottom of the seventh inning. The first two East hitters were retired on a fly ball and a called third strike. Nettie Marciano and Sarah Hills then worked consecutive walks to reach base with Kellie Zima at the plate. Both base runners advanced on a passed ball and then scored easily when Zima punched a double into the right-centerfield gap to tie the score. She was then tagged out at home plate for the final out of the game after Hannah Koch singled. The relay throw beat Zima to the plate and the game ended a 7-7 tie, exactly as the U-14 game had ended earlier.
April McWha was the starting pitcher for the West team, with Caylee Johanson, Julie Kindl and Abbey Williams also getting innings. Jacquie O'Brien started for the East, yielding to Sarah Hills, Hannah Koch and Mary Gordon.
All participating players received All-Star medals to commemorate this concluding event of the 2004 NCGSL season.
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