On Monday July 7th at a Novice division game between Rotary and SJ Mechanical at Willow Park there was a great defensive team effort by SJ Mechanical that resulted in an out at home plate on a sliding tag.With bases loaded Olivia G from Rotary hit a ball over the head of Taylor (a call up from Squirt division) who was playing center field for SJ Mechanical. Taylor had to run deep into center field to get the ball as the runners were heading around the bases. Once Taylor got to the ball she threw to her cut-off team mate (Luca at 2nd base). Luca then threw to next cut-off team mate, Keona, the pitcher. Keona in turn threw the ball directly at her catcher(Sarah) who was guarding home plate just as the runner (Sara P) from Rotary was sliding home, trying to score from 1st base. The throw from Keona was perfect, down low at the ankles, and Sarah made a great catch and low tag same time. The umpire called the runner out at home! A great example of teamwork and relay throws from the SJ team.
Pitching clinics are running on Mondays evenings at D'Hillier Park.
The time slot is:
- 6:30pm – 7:30pm
To sign up, please contact Stacy Novack WGSA President, Stacy Novack. These clinics are free, but are only open to Mite and Squirt players. Register quickly. They are very instructive and can fill up quickly. All pitchers must bring their own backcatchers.
Please note that openings are filled on a first-come-first-served basis. If you are interested, please contact Stacy right away.
If you are interested in backcatching training, please contact Stacy. If there is sufficient interest, we will set up training for this as well.
The WGSA has offered girls the opportunity to compete, improve skills, improve fitness and, most importantly, have fun, for over thirty years. In that time we have been proud of the skill level of our coaches and players evidenced by our consistently high results in Select Tournaments and by the level of play in our house league program.
As an organization we continually strive to offer our membership more value for their dollar and will continue to strive to improve ourselves. One step forward in this ongoing process may be found in this year's players packages, which will be distributed by coaches: a new Code of Conduct for players and parents. These go along with the Codes of Conduct that are being signed for the first time by coaches and umpires of WGSA. As you read these you will unlikely find anything new or revolutionary. They are simply a formal statement of everyone's commitment to the same ideals: fairness, tolerance, respect and fun. By stating everyone's intent up front, we will all maintain our commitment to these worthy goals.
On Saturday, September 13 2014 WGSA members and families are invited out to a Blue Jays game. We have bought a block of tickets and are making them available to members.
The Blue Jays will be playing the Tampa Bay Rays. This day will be a Jr Jays day and there will be lots of fun activities outside of the Rogers Centre, beginning at 11:00am. After the game children ages 14 and under can run the bases.
Please contact Rob Mackay to reserve yourself some seats, but be quick. The cutoff date for ordering tickets is Saturday, July 19th.
Our 4th tournament is upon us and we are looking to continue the success from the Brantford tournament where we won Silver. We were a last minute addition to the Erindale tournament as they were short a team and called Whitby looking for one of our Novice Teams to join their tournament.
Game #1 vs Milton
Milton always has a strong team and we know that they won Silver in their own tournament so we knew this would be a tough game.
We started off by losing the toss and were the visitors.
The top of the 1st inning we started off with Sara Phillips making it to first on a dropped 3rd strike and she immediately stole 2nd on the next pitch. Rebecca rich reached base on a single to 3b which was followed by Sara Tyrell double to centre field scoring both Rebecca and Sara P.
The bottom of the first saw Whitby get two quick outs that were followed by a single and a walk to the next two batters. The Milton player stole 3rd base on a wild pitch but took a little too much of a lead off of 3rd and was picked off by Mackenzie and the inning was over with Whitby up 2 - 0.
The score remained 2-0 until the 3rd inning when Sara P. singled with 2 out. She then stole 2nd and 3rd and then scored on a double by Rebecca Rich. Rebecca then scored on a single by Mackenzie making the score 4 - 0.
Starting on Saturday, May 31st and every other Saturday after that, the batting cage will be open from 8:00am to 9:00am to all girls registered this season. All you need to do is contact Gordon Drew, our Batting Cage Convenor to confirm. Registration will be on a first-come-first-served basis and, of course, you will have to arrange your own transportation to the cage.
Does your child have a birthday coming up? Order some logowear. Would mom and dad like to show support for their daughter? Order some logowear. Click here to go to the clothing order form website.
If you would like to try on the clothing for sizing purposes please visit Roy's store at 1609 McEwen Dr in Whitby.
WGSA has long been concerned with the physical fitness of our community and has been committed to providing fitness opportunities for girls from ages 5 - 24. Within the last few years Canada, through its participation with sports organizations, has also become committed to formalizing this ideal. Click on the picture above to see what is happening in this area.