Northern Connecticut Girls' Softball League
** 2001 U-14 League Tournament **
The 2001 NCGSL U-14 league tournament was held at Vernon Center Middle School on Saturday and Sunday, August 4th and 5th. The 5-game round-robin concluded with the two top teams playing in a championship game on Sunday afternoon.
Round 1 Games:
Vernon 13, Manchester 7.
Enfield1 8, Somers 8 (tie).
South Windsor 13, Ellington 10.
Round 2 Games:(see photos)
Manchester 9, Ellington 7.
Vernon 15, Enfield1 2.
South Windsor 14, Somers 11.
Round 3 Games:(see photos)
Enfield1 12, Manchester 7.
Ellington 15, Somers 1.
Vernon 12, South Windsor 2.
Round 4 Games:(see photos)
Ellington 6, Enfield1 5.
South Windsor 5, Manchester 0.
Vernon 31, Somers 2.
Awards and Contests:(see team photos and awards)
Trophies for 1st Place (Regular Season): South Windsor.
Trophies for 2nd Place (Regular Season): Vernon.
NCGSL 2001 U-14 M.V.P. Award: Mary Gordon, Vernon.
Baserunning Contest: 1st - Leighann Caron, Vernon; 2nd - Sarah Archambeault, South Windsor.
Throwing Contest: 1st - Dawn Ezold, Enfield1; 2nd - Tina Pagano, Ellington.
Hitting Contest: 1st - Erin Diette, Vernon; 2nd - Maggie Schwind, Manchester.
Round 5 Games:
South Windsor 23, Enfield1 2.
Vernon 9, Ellington 5.
Somers 13, Manchester 10.
Order of Finish: Vernon (5-0), South Windsor (4-1), Ellington (2-3), Enfield1 (1-3-1), Somers (1-3-1), Manchester (1-4).
Championship Game(see photos)
Vernon 3, South Windsor 1. Vernon's Mary Gordon and South's Christine Lemieux both pitch into and out of jams in a game highlighted by superb rally-killing defensive plays. The difference in the game is a 2-run homer by Erin Diette, who hours earlier had won the hitting contest.
Coached by Mike Gandini and Tom Gordon, the Vernon roster also included Sherri Gandini, Amanda Viens, Rachel Laster, Melissa Rebai, Lisa Riendeau, Jennifer Paris, Bethany Paterson, Eliza Paterson, Rebecca Mattern, Brittany Bamforth, Alex Coll and Kaylee Santuccio.
*** CONGRATULATIONS VERNON - NCGSL 2001 U-14 TOURNAMENT WINNERS ***
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