Northern Connecticut Girls' Softball League
** 2007 U-14 League Tournament **
Brookside Park, Ellington
The 2007 NCGSL U-14 league tournament was held Saturday and Sunday, August 4th - 5th at Brookside Park in Ellington. Pool play on Saturday was with three groups of teams determined by regular season records. The team groups were designated as Group 'A' (1-South Windsor, 6-Windsor, 7-Ellington, 12-Canton, 14-Willington), Group 'B' (2-Suffield, 5-Granby, 8-West Hartford, 11-Coventry, 13-Enfield) and Group 'C' (3-Tolland, 4-East Hartford, 9-Vernon, 10-Somers). For Saturday pool play, games were 80 minutes long with home team determined by coin toss. A mercy rule of 8 runs after 5 innings was in effect. Tie games counted as ties.
Seeding for Sunday's single elimination was based on Saturday's results.
- 8:00AM Games
Field #1: #13 Enfield 8, #5 Granby 0.
Field #2: #6 Windsor 10, #7 Ellington 1.
Field #3: #11 Coventry 11, #12 Canton 3.
Field #4: #4 East Hartford 3, #10 Somers 2.
- 9:45AM Games
Field #1: #1 South Windsor 17, #14 Willington 1.
Field #2: #13 Enfield 18, #2 Suffield 3.
Field #3: #3 Tolland 9, #10 Somers 3.
Field #4: #6 Windsor 3, #12 Canton 1.
Field #5: #4 East Hartford 8, #9 Vernon 6.
Saturday Morning Game Photos
- 11:30AM Games
Field #1: #8 West Hartford 9, #2 Suffield 3.
Field #2: #3 Tolland 13, #4 East Hartford 3.
Field #3: #9 Vernon 5, #10 Somers 5 (tie).
Field #4: #1 South Windsor 9, #7 Ellington 3.
Field #5: #5 Granby 7, #11 Coventry 3.
- Lunch Break / Regular Season Awards
First Place / East Division - South Windsor (Coach: Jeff Scanlon).
First Place / West Division - Suffield (Coach: Tony Muscarella).
NCGSL 2007 U-14 M.V.P. Awards:
East Division: Tori Thomson, South Windsor (right). Congratulations to the other nominees honored by their teammates and coaches - Kelsey Arnet (Tolland), Sarah Carpenter (Vernon), Colleen Ecsedy (Willington), Shannon Klock (East Hartford), Emma Polinski (Coventry), Annie Sawamura (Ellington), and Samantha Urbon (Somers).
West Division: Julia Muscarella, Suffield (left). Congratulations to the other nominees - Jenna Beverly (Enfield), Katie Jones (Granby), Mallory Martucci (West Hartford), Liz Mutch (Canton) and Kelly O'Brien (Windsor).
U-14 Teams and Awards
- 2:15PM Games
Field #1: #3 Tolland 12, #9 Vernon 5.
Field #2: #1 South Windsor 13, #12 Canton 4.
Field #3: #13 Enfield 6, #8 West Hartford 1.
Field #4: #11 Coventry 5, #2 Suffield 4.
Field #5: #7 Ellington 9, #14 Willington 1.
Saturday Afternoon Game Photos
- 4:00PM Games
Field #3: #6 Windsor 13, #14 Willington 1.
Field #4: #5 Granby 5, #8 West Hartford 1.
SEEDING FOR SUNDAY GAMES
#1 - Windsor (3-0) (3 runs allowed).
#2 - Enfield (3-0) (4 runs allowed).
#3 - South Windsor (3-0) (8 runs allowed).
#4 - Tolland (3-0) (11 runs allowed).
#5 - Granby (2-1) (12 runs allowed).
#6 - Coventry (2-1) (14 runs allowed).
#7 - East Hartford (2-1) (21 runs allowed).
#8 - West Hartford (1-2) (14 runs allowed).
#9 - Ellington (1-2) (20 runs allowed).
#10 - Somers (0-2-1) (17 runs allowed).
#11 - Vernon (0-2-1) (25 runs allowed).
#12 - Canton (0-3) (27 runs allowed).
#13 - Suffield (0-3) (32 runs allowed).
#14 - Willington (0-3) (39 runs allowed.
Sunday's Results - Single Elimination
Teams were seeded for Sunday according to their record on Saturday. Tiebreaker was fewest runs allowed per game. Sunday games were 90 minutes long, except the final, and higher seed was home team. International tie breaker was used if the game was tied after 7 innings. A mercy rule of 10 runs after 5 innings was in effect.
- First Round Games (9:00AM)
Field #1: #13 Suffield 11, #4 Tolland 5.
Field #2: #5 Granby 12, #12 Canton 8.
Field #3: #6 Coventry 5, #11 Vernon 4.
Field #4: #7 East Hartford 15, #10 Somers 4.
Field #5: #8 West Hartford 6, #9 Ellington 4.
Field #6 (EHS): #3 South Windsor 15, #14 Willington 5.
- Quarter-Final Games (10:45AM)
Field #1: #13 Suffield 2, #5 Granby 1.
Field #2: #3 South Windsor 10, #6 Coventry 7.
Field #3: #2 Enfield 9, #7 East Hartford 5.
Field #4: #8 West Hartford 9, #1 Windsor 2.
Sunday Morning Game Photos
- Semi-Final Games (1:00PM)
Field #2: #3 South Windsor 10, #2 Enfield 2.
Field #4: #13 Suffield 5, #8 West Hartford 0.
Semi-Final Game Photos
Championship Game Photos
- Championship Game
Suffield 6, South Windsor 5.
The tournament final featured the two regular season division champions squaring off in what turned out to be an exciting seesaw battle. It also saw perhaps the best pitching matchup of the tournament with Suffield's Angie Moskwa, pitching in her fourth game of the day, pitted again South Windsor's Allyson Fournier.
South Windsor got off to a strong start in the bottom of the 1st inning when Michelle Scanlon, who finished with three hits, Fournier and Anna Cerra all singled. Two strikeouts and a caught stealing limited the damage to one run. Suffield answered in their next atbat as Moskwa, Maggie Reeves and Gina DiPrato singled. South shortstop Stephanie Rahm then singlehandedly squashed a potentially big inning by forcing a runner at second while on the ground, getting up and gunning down another runner at the plate. Only Reeves managed to score and the game was knotted 1-1. South made it 2-1 in the home half of the 2nd when Jenna Borrmann doubled home Sami Sutay, who had singled. The top of the 3rd saw Suffield pull even again, as Emma Kubetin and Samantha Guzzi singled. Kubetin took third base on a passed ball and scored on a fine 2-3 sacrifice by Kacey Gifford.
South Windsor took a two run lead in the bottom of the 3rd inning as Julie Landino walked and Erin O'Brien singled. Both were driven home by Michelle Scanlon, who was then thrown out trying to stretch a double into a triple. The top of the 4th saw Suffield tie the score again as Kayla Nadeau singled, Sarah Dallaire walked and Emma Kubetin singled to load the bases. Nadeau scored on a groundout by Guzzi and Dallaire came home on a single by Gifford, her second RBI of the game.
Suffield went ahead in the top of the 5th inning on consecutive singles by Reeves, DiPrato and Nadeau. South Windsor countered in the bottom of the 6th to tie the game once more when Nicole Sylvester, who led off with a walk, came around to score. Suffield again got consecutive hits by Reeves, DiPrato and Nadeau to go ahead 6-5 in their half of the 7th inning. South mounted a comeback in the home half of the last inning which fell just short. Anna Cerra led off with a single to centerfield, but Moskwa, facing the heart of South's order, induced a popup and two groundouts to seal the victory, leaving the tieing run at second base.
Excellant defense was shown by both teams, but special mention must be made of Suffield's Taryn Scozzari and South's East Division MVP Tori Thomson, two catchers who caught all four games on Sunday.
* * CONGRATULATIONS SUFFIELD - NCGSL 2007 U-14 TOURNAMENT CHAMPS * *
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