Wilton Warriors 14U travel softball team traveled to Taunton, MA to play in the Taunton Home Run for Heroes Memorial Day Tournament. After three tough pool play games on Saturday, May 25, the Warriors came to win on Sunday’s single elimination tournament. Last seeded Wilton beat the host team, #2 Taunton Tornadoes 5-0, with Ally van Heyst hitting a triple with two RBIs and setting the tone for the game. Nicole Spinelli pitched a seven-inning shut-out with 10 strikeouts.
Wilton Warriors took on #3 CT Bullets for the semi-final game. With the Bullets scoring two runs in the first inning, Wilton scored two runs to tie the score in the bottom of the first. Wilton took the game home after seven innings, winning 6-3. Spinelli pitched another complete game with six strikeouts.
In the championship game, Wilton faced the undefeated #1 seed, NP Velocity. Facing a tough pitcher, the Warriors were down 2-5 after three innings. The bats came alive and Wilton rallied back to put some hits on the board. Wilton took the lead 7-6 after the fourth inning. Wilton increased its lead to 10-6 with Jenna Soltis hitting a triple and Spinelli with four hits and three RBIs. However, Velocity tied it up 10-10 in the seventh and took the game to extra innings. Under the International Rule of Tie Breakers, Velocity took the lead and won in the eighth 11-10. The Wilton Warriors took home the second place trophy.
Tournament leaders were Spinelli with 12 hits, Katherine Costanzo with seven hits, and Avery Schestag with six hits.
May 8, 2019
In early May, the Wilton Warriors 11U Softball team competed in the 11th Annual Sunrise Cottage Benefit Tournament in Ridgefield. They proved to be a strong contender finishing 3rd overall in the 12U bracket.
They opened the tournament with a 13-0 romp over the 12U New Canaan Rams. Sofia Samai pitched a great 3-inning shutout allowing only 2 hits and striking out 3 batters. The offense was led by Ellie Qudeen who went 2-2 driving in 4 runs. Kelly O’Malley, Annie McMahon, and Grace Qudeen also had hits for RBIs to secure the win.
The team followed up with a 10-3 win over the 12U Rowayton Hurricanes. The offense came to life with Ellie Qudeen, Kaitlin Feldman, Grace Qudeen, Grace Couch, and Ava Gaudio who all had hits for RBIs. Sophia Viggiano and Annie McMahon played a strong defense game. Grace Couch commanded to mound allowing 3 runs on 1 hit while striking out 10 batters.
Their final pool play game ended in a heart-breaking 2-3 loss to a strong 12U Danbury P.A.L team. A strong pitching duel combined with big defensive plays made for watching a great game! Sophia Viggiano, Emma van Heyst, Kelly O’Malley, and Riley Keane all had major plays in the field to keep runs from scoring. Kaitlin Feldman pitched a great game allowing only 3 runs on 5 hits and striking out 5 batters.
April 29, 2019
On April 28, Wilton Little League hosted its very first local competition for Major League Baseball’s Pitch Hit & Run program. Despite less-than-ideal weather conditions, more than 80 boys and girls (ages 7 through 14) competed in the event at the Wilton YMCA. The event consisted of three competitions — throwing accuracy, batting distance/accuracy and running speed — The winners in each category, together with the overall winner in each division/age group, have qualified for the Sectionals event that will be held on May 25 in Stratford.
Wilton Little League wants to extend congratulations to the following local competition winners:
Softball (7/8 year olds): Pitch and Overall Winner (Lily Wang); Run Winner (Sarah Viggiano)
Softball (9/10 year olds): Pitch, Hit and Overall Winner (Piper Keane); Run Winner (Alexandra Jankowski)
Softball (11/12 year olds): Pitch and Overall Winner (Sadie Klyver); Hit and a Run Winner (Riley Keane)
Softball (13/14 year olds): Pitch Winners (Gracie DiBuono-Krafick and Elizabeth DeFeo); Hit Winner (Abby Schwartz); Run Winner (Gracie DiBuono-Krafick); Overall Winner (Allie Schwartz)
May 21, 2019
We have had lots of interest in our new Challenger team. Hopefully the FAQs below will answer your questions.
What is Challenger?
The Little League Challenger Division® was founded in 1989, and is Little League’s adaptive baseball program for individuals with physical and intellectual challenges. You can enroll here
Who can participate?
Players must be between 5 and 21 years old.
What kind of commitment is it for the players?
Currently we play about one game a week.
What are Challenger buddies?
Our Challenger program can’t run without our buddies. These are individuals in 8th grade and older who help to assist the players in the field through out the games. You can register to be a buddy here.
Are all of the games in Wilton?
There are Challenger teams all over Fairfield County. We have both home and away games.
Do I have to sign up to be a buddy each season?
No, once you have registered as a buddy we will keep you on the list until you ask to be removed.
We are excited for the launch of Wilton Softball and want you to be a part of it too. Submit your idea for our new logo by June 30th. The Softball community will vote for the winner.
All designs must be submitted by email . Designs may be hand drawn or digitally created. On or after July 1st, designs will be displayed online to allow our softball community to vote for the winner. The Wilton Softball board reserves the right to narrow down the number of entries prior to the online voting. If your design is selected as the winning entry, you are assigning your right and interest in your design to Wilton Softball. Entries must be your own original work and must not violate any copyright rights. Wilton Softball reserves the rights to modify the winning logo to best fit the needs of the organization. The winner will receive the final logo on an apparel item of their choosing (up to $50 in value).
Wilton Softball was formed to establish an active fastpitch softball organization in the town.
Beginning with the 2019 season, through a partnership between the WLL and the WBSA, Wilton is officially merging its Recreation, Travel, and High School Booster Softball programs to create one organization, Wilton Softball. This merger will create many synergies for the sport which will benefit players, parents and coaches alike.
The priority for the new organization will be to provide the best environment it can for the continuing development of players to allow them to be successful for as long as they want to play the game. Wilton Softball believes this can best be achieved through a single organization dedicated to girls softball, from t-ball through High School. A dedicated organization will create a single voice for the sport in Wilton, with an aligned set of resources dedicated to the girls.
Wilton Softball’s mission is to promote, organize and support athletes in fastpitch softball development from the youth level all the way through to the high school level. Wilton Softball seeks to instill in its athletes the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage, and teamwork so they will grow to be well-rounded, healthy adults.