News and Announcements
The Green Clover U14 House League team, coached by Steve and Tonia Sarkissian, had a fantastic year! They held 2nd place throughout the season within the York North Loop competing with teams from Aurora, Stouffville and Newmarket. They also captured the Golden Glove Trophy at the Richmond Hill Championship U14 House League game. With new players who have never played ball to experienced veterans, the girls played with the best intention in mind that was to have fun and to play competitively. They even wrapped up the year by pulled off an amazing triple play in their last game of the season! Fantastic job ladies!
The Richmond Hill Rebels U14 Rep softball team climbed their way to the podium at the PWSA Provincial Championships, qualifying the team for the Eastern Canadian Championships in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Representing Ontario at the Easterns, this team came out firing, mercying three teams and only dropping one game to PEI who they faced in the semi-finals the following day. With a changed in strategy and along with impressive pitching, strong bats and solid defence, the Rebels came out on top against PEI, winning 14-9.
In the championship game with Head Coach James Bland at the helm, Richmond Hill faced the Kitchener Klassics. The Klassics got off to an early lead with a score of 5-2 and the Rebels continued to trail by 3 runs through five innings. In the 6th inning, with a pitching change, the Rebels held their opponents, rallied at bat and scored 3 runs to tie the game.
In the top of the 7th, the Rebels shut down their opponents again and the home team had a chance to win the game in regulation innings. With one out and a runner on 2nd base, the clean up batter hit a rocket walk-off single to centre field, driving in the winning run. The Rebels came from behind to win the championship because they never stopped believing that they could.
This was a wonderful opportunity and experience for the team to be exposed to competitive softball from other provinces. The memories created will last a lifetime and will fuel the girls to continue playing softball for years to come. Congratulations to the Province of Ontario, the Town of Richmond Hill and the Richmond Hill Rebels, the 2018 Eastern Canadian Champions!
We are inviting all softball players born in 2004 or 2005 to the Richmond Hill Rebels U16 Rep team tryouts for the 2019/2020 season! These tryouts are for girls who would like to compete and play softball at an elite level. Should you have questions or if you would like to be added to our mailing list for updates, please email email@example.com
U16 BANTAM TRYOUT DATES
Monday, Sept. 2 – Town Park (102 Centre St. E, Richmond Hill) 9-11am
Tuesday, Sept. 3 – Town Park (102 Centre St. E, Richmond Hill) 7-9pm
Thursday, Sept. 5 – Town Park (102 Centre St. E, Richmond Hill) 7-9pm
CONGRATULATIONS to Richmond Hill’s U16 Rep team for winning the Gold medal in the PHGSA Championships. Wishing them good luck next season!
The U8 and U10 teams wrapped up the season with an exciting mixed division game! Both teams came suited up and were prepared to face off and have tons of fun! There was lots of hitting and impressive defense and offense on both sides. With another year of awesome coaching led by Coaches Nick & Sean and Coaches Darrell & Dave, both teams displayed good sportsmanship after the game by exchanging smiles and high fives. Congratulations to the Coaches, Players and Parents for a game well played and another wonderful season!
Congratulations to the Richmond Hill Rebels U14 Rep Team! In their debut season and with 51 teams competing from all over Ontario, the team climbed their way to the podium at the PWSA Provincial C Championships, earning the bronze medal. Fueled by a deep pitching roster and solid defence, this team will now represent Ontario at the Canadian Eastern Championships in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Our wonderful Richmond Hill Mayor Dave Barrow came out to the field to congratulate the coaches, families, league and especially the girls who achieved their goal this season by advancing to Easterns. Thank you Mayor Barrow! It was our team’s honour to meet with you. Good luck to the Richmond Hill Rebels at the Eastern Championships!
Photo By Jacob Ephraim