Huge congratulations to the Springfield Heat U12 Red team for taking home the GOLD MEDAL in the U12 Division of this weekend’s annual Southdale Fast Pitch Tournament! The team went undefeated in three round robin games and finished by beating West St Paul to take home the Gold Medal. Well done girls! Everyone in SMSA is super proud of you!
This coming Saturday (25 May) the Eastman Wildcats U14A team will play a double-header against Central Energy (another U14A team) at Diamond 2 in Oakbank. The games will be at 12pm and 2pm.
The Eastman club has extended a special invitation to all SMSA players and families to come experience “A” ball first hand.
As many of you know, our growing softball community here in Springfield has a long history (almost ten years!). What some folks may not know, however, is that many of our players from SMSA have gone on to play high-level competitive “A” softball in Manitoba as members of the very same Eastman Wildcats club. These girls train all year round for this level of competitive softball, so it is fairly serious stuff!
By taking in one or both games, you and your player can experience the thrill of seeing players utilise the VERY SAME SKILLSthey were initially taught in early community programmes like SMSA here in Springfield.
The U14A Wildcats have four players on their team that started their softball careers right here in Springfield through SMSA: Macki Bergen, Logan Harz, Paige Ducharme and Lexie Fazio. As well, the head coach, Brendan Harz, is a former SMSA LTP and U10 coach.
All up, this is a great opportunity for your daughter to see what all her hard work can lead to. As we all know, SMSA is all about player development, so Saturday will be an opportunity to see one result of all that hard work.
You can learn more about “A” ball at this Softball Manitoba website(which will have information about tryouts in August). We also have a U12A Wildcats team consisting of three players from Springfield (Mikayla D’Ottavio, Abigail Ducharme and Emma Franklin), and Perry Ducharme (whom many of you know through his long-standing presence in SMSA) serves as Team Manager. The complete “A” ball schedule (for U12, U14 and U16) can be found here.