|Hi SGSL 3A and 4A families,
It looks like we’re going to luck out with a stretch of good weather, so we’re planning on holding our player evaluations this Saturday at Ortega Park. The times for each division are as mentioned before;
Here’s what you need to know and do for the evaluation.
Arrival Time, Registration, and Warmups
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your division’s scheduled start time. Your first stop should be at the Snack Shack, to pick up your evaluation number and to confirm your registration details. We have a number of volunteers lined up to help with registration, but if everyone arrives 5 minutes before the start time, we’ll never get everyone processed. So, we suggest that you get there early, and use extra time before the evaluation to warm up. We’ll have balls and coaches there to help with warming up.
There is one other important piece of information we need to get from you during the evaluation – your player’s jersey size. Each girl will be directed back to the Snack Shack during one point in the evaluations to try on jerseys to make sure we order the right size. Since sometimes players get lost or distracted between stations, please check with your player at the end to make sure she got her jersey sized. If she didn’t, stop by the Snack Shack and we’ll figure it out.
Everyone who wants to pitch during the season should go through the Pitcher evaluation, which will be at the end of the evaluation schedule. Once we’ve finished hitting, we’ll start the pitchers warming up. Since we don’t have enough coaches to warm everyone up in a timely manner, we ask the parents to catch their daughters’ warmups. So, please bring a mitt (or a sibling who wants to catch) to the evaluations.
Conflicts and Makeup Evaluation
Finally, I’ve heard from a number of people who have conflicts on Saturday. If you haven’t yet told me about a conflict, please drop me an e-mail (PlayerAgent@sunnyvalegirlssoftball.org) to let me know. Every player needs to be evaluated, so we’ll hold a makeup session – probably on Monday – for those who let me know they can’t make it Saturday.
Thanks again for your patience with the weather, and please let me know if you have any questions.
The Fremont High School softball team is hold their annual softball skills clinic for players ages 7-13 on Saturday Feb 4 and Feb 11. The cost is $40 for one session, or $75 for both. If interested, see the flyer below, and register at www.fhsathleticboosters.org/store/fhs-baseball-clinic
Late registration for the 2017 Spring Rec season is still open. Sign up now to secure a spot on a team.
The Cutting Edge Softball Power Camp is being held from July 18 to July 21 with advanced instruction on pitching, hitting, fielding and base running. If interested, please register at http://www.cuttingedgesoftball.com/summer-camp-2016
Sakamoto Elementary School, South SAN JOSE CA, May 14, 2016 – The 2016 SGSL 12U Blue Jays had an incredible run to the Interleague Silver Bracket Championship. Having lost two of the three pool play games the prior week, the Blue Jays were, nonetheless, slated in a very high interleague bracket due to their close loses, and high run total in their only pool play win. As the fourth seed, the Blue Jays had to play the number one team in the bracket, the SSJ Adrenaline, on their home field. In an extremely close battle, both teams played nearly flawless softball with outstanding pitching, defense, and hard earned runs. The Blue Jays pulled away in the bottom of the fourth and held on with some outstanding defensive plays to secure the win.
The Championship game was between the Blue Jays and yet another SSJGS team, The Blue Angels, who were the number two seed in the bracket. This game lived up to what an expected Championship game is supposed to be – two of the best teams battling it out in a game for the ages. In a back-and-forth battle, the Blue Jays won a walk-off victory in the bottom of the fifth inning after time had expired.
A quick shout out the South San Jose Girls Softball League and teams for hosting an awesome event, and congratulations to the Blue Jays on a great season.
Bret Harte Middle School, Almaden Valley SAN JOSE CA, May 14, 2016 – The 12U SGSL Nighthawks team completed a great season by winning the 12U North Interleague Championship representing the highest level of 12U play. After winning all three of their pool tournament games against the LGCS Raptors, Almaden Valley Adrenaline, and Palo Alto, the Nighthawks qualifed for the tournament Gold Bracket. In the semi-final, they posted a come from behind victory over the Almaden Valley Black Diamonds in a 10-9 game decided by two international tie breaker innings. With two outs, two on, and down by 2 runs, Emily Guerra tied the game with a clutch double, and then Aimee Thompson hit the game winner on a 2 strike count. The Nighthawks went on to play the Almaden Valley Adrenaline in the final, and won by a score of 11-0 to secure the championship. Our thanks to the Almaden Valley Girls Softball League for hosting the final, and congratulations to the Nighthawks on a stellar 2016 rec season. Go Nighthawks!
Thanks to everyone in our SGSL community for making this another great rec season in Sunnyvale.
The season closing ceremony for 2016 rec season will be held at 5:45 PM Saturday May 14th at Ortega Park. Teams are asked to return to the outfield as they did at the opening ceremony once the Quakes game completes at approximately 5:30. The ceremony will start promptly at 6 pm with with opening remarks and singing of the National Anthem.
The ceremony will complete by 7pm, and the Quakes 14U championship game will follow at 7:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to stay and watch some great softball and enjoy some great snack shack end of season specials.
Thanks to all of those who tried out at the respective divisions, its always tough when we can’t accommodate all of those who wished to play. We do have relationships with other leagues and so if your player is truly interested in playing this summer, we will be sending out some options as they come available. The Shockwave committee would like to thank all of those coaches and Division Directors who helped volunteer on Sunday to conduct tryouts along with their time in team-formation meetings to help offer feedback and information to assist in the selection process. Sunnyvale Girls Softball has long been one of the more inclusive leagues when it comes to summer team formation, taking into consideration pitching and coaching to try to maximize the number of opportunities we have while balancing the fact that these are competitive teams playing in competitive tournaments all summer.
|12U Chagoya||12U Chow||12U Hamblin|
Jocelyn Gonzales Lim
|10U Shockwave||8U Shockwave|
Due to field and eather conditions player evaluations have been further postponed anf will likely occur on a weekday. More details to follow.
SGSL is excited to announce Quakes Fastpitch, a new competitive fastpitch softball organization formed in association with Sunnyvale Girls Softball, Los Gatos Saratoga Cupertino Girls Softball, and Campbell Girls Fastpitch offering exciting, competitive fastpitch opportunities for girls aged 14 and older, Starting in 2016 Quakes Fastpitch will replace our traditional Shockwave 14U program. Shockwave will continue for 12U and younger divisions.
Quakes Fastpitch will form 16/18’s teams and 14’s teams for spring/summer 2016. Players interested in A ball should attend tryouts. Players wishing to play on B/C level summer teams in 2016 should sign up for spring rec as those teams will be formed later.
Click here for more information about Quakes Fastpitch including tryout information.