The Durham College women's fastball team would like to invite you out for MINOR BALL DAY on Thursday, September 18 as the Durham Lords take on Seneca College for a double-header at 6:00pm and 8:00pm. The diamond, Durham Fields, is at the Durham campus. There will be a BBQ with Durham dogs, chips, water and pop for sale, as well as a 50/50 draw. All proceeds will go to fund the Durham Lords' trip to the Nationals in Calgary.
Anyone wearing their WGSA uniform shirts will be eligible for some great prizes. There will also be draws open to everyone in attendance. Let's fill the stands and cheer on our local college team.
This is a great chance to see where playing ball in WGSA can take you. We hope to see all you out at the ball park to cheer on the Durham Lords to victory!!!
On Monday, July 21st in the Novice division, SJ Mechanical and Churcher's played a very close game.
With the score in Churcher's favour, 11-8, SJ Mechanical came to bat in the bottom of the 5th. With 2 out, Sara T at 2nd and the score 11-9 for Churcher's, Jessica G hit a sharp grounder to 3rd and beat out the throw to first to keep the inning alive and moving Sara T to 3rd. The next batter, Keona H, let the first pitch go and Jessica G stole 2nd to get herself in scoring position. Keona then hit a hot grounder through the infield and out into left-center. This scored Sara T easily and, with Jessica G running for home, Ashley K for Churcher's made a perfect throw from outfield to the plate, catching Jessica G for the third out and preserving the win, 11-10, for Churcher's.
Sunday July 27th found our team heading to the annual Unionville tournament. Our day started off with a tough 9:00am start against a team that we hadn't seen this year - Orleans. Whitby won the coin toss for a home field advantage. Taking time to feel each other out, the hitters came alive by the 2nd inning with Orleans being first to strike. Whitby countered in the 3rd with 2 runs of their own. After a full 6 innings Whitby came out on top with a 9 to 4 upset over Orleans.
Game 2 found us matched against a fairly young team from Belleville. Whitby again won the coin toss for another home team advantage and never looked back - the sluggers came out early and the bats never dried up. Excellent fielding from the entire Whitby team showing no errors in the score book as we cruised to a 15 to 0 upset over the Belleville team.
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.
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.
The Bantam Select team finished off a very successful season on the weekend of August 23rd and 24th by winning a Silver medal in the PWSA Provincial Championships in Brampton. The team went undefeated into the final game, but lost a close 5 to 3 decision to Erindale that was tied at 3 going into the 7th inning. The Bantam Selects went into nine tournaments this year and made it to the medal rounds in all nine tournaments. The team finished with a record of 31 wins, 6 losses and 1 tie while winning 4 Golds, 3 Silvers and 1 Bronze medal with one fourth place finish. Congratulations to the girls on an outstanding season!
The SpinMaster Pitchers School (fastball instruction) opens up for its 12th year of operation on Monday October 20, 2014. SpinMaster is open to all female and male pitchers who have a burning desire to learn and further refine their skill at this special defensive position.
Under the guidance of Jason, Matthew, Ryan Swift and Brian Mather and Mal Swift, Consultant, registered students will further their skills to make them future stars in fastball and keep the game alive and growing for years to come.
Pitchers will be instructed on proper mechanics, legal pitching, ball grips and the defensive positioning without the ball. Analysis and constructive criticism will help to make all pitchers better. There will be many drills to develop strength and accuracy. Pitchers will be tested on accuracy and speed throughout the school year. PITCHERS MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN CATCHERS. Instructor to student ratio will be: 1 to 3 for pitchers.
SpinMaster will be at David Bouchard PS in Oshawa on Monday nights for 1 hour sessions per age group, either 6 to 7 pm or 7 to 8 pm. David Bouchard PS has a gym size of 4,200 sq. ft. so spots will be limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
The cost of the school is $300.00/player. Make cheques payable to "Mal Swift". Last year was super successful.
Please register early with your payment and info required. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS. I have had several commitment communications already so timing is of the essence to secure your spot. Last year there was a waiting list for SpinMaster instruction classes. Payment as soon as possible will guarantee your registration in the SpinMaster School. These fees also cover insurance. There is a family rate available for two or more students. Please register early to secure you spot in the school. Don't miss out.
Registration info should include: student's name, date of birth, phone numbers, parents' names and address, email and time requested. We would prefer that the older students come to the second class to keep the age groups together. To register contact:
600 Stewart Street
Whitby, ON L1N 3V4
905-668-1156 (H), 905-442-0935 (C) or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mite/Squirt/Novice (6 to 7 pm)
- Bantam/Midget/Other (7 to 8 pm)
(or per your choice).
Registrants dates to place on your calendar are:
to be specified once the permits are secured (October 2014 to April 2015)
SpinMaster Pitchers & Catchers School - Head Instructor (12th yr)
Durham Region Umpire Membership (24th yr)
Softball Ontario Umpire (39th yr)
International Softball Congress - Senior Game Controller (12 yr)
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.
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.