On Thursday, July 17th at a Midget division game between Kelron and Dickson Printing we witnessed the homerun that almost was.
Krissy L. of Kelron made a monster hit to right field. The ball just flew. It was a thing of beauty! One run came in from second and Krissy rounded the bases heading for home. She made it safely home to tie the game... and then the outfield umpire called the ball a ground-rule double. Krissy had to go back to second base because the ball that she hit did not clear the outfield fence but went underneath and got caught in the fencing!
It really was a thing of beauty seeing that ball being hit with such power and for such a distance.
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.
On Saturday, September 13 2014 WGSA members and families are invited out to a Blue Jays game to see the the Jays play the Tampa Bay Rays. The original block of tickets that we have purchased on behalf of our members has been completed sold, so we are purchasing more.
If you would like to purchase tickets, and have not contacted Rob Mackay or heard back from him, please email him at Rob Mackay by midnight on Wednesday, July 30th. He needs to put in the final order and deliver the tickets. There will be no extensions beyond this date. Thanks to everyone who has purchased so far. It should be a great day.
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.
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.
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.