Mosquitos Win TBA Title; 5 Stingers Teams Advance to OBA Provincial Championships

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The boys won a thrilling 1-0 game in the final game Sunday to win the title and cap a fantastic season of Stingers baseball in the Toronto Baseball Association. Next up for Coach List’s team – the OBA championship on the Labour Day weekend.

Four other Stingers teams have joined the Mosquitos in qualifying to play in their respective provincial championships.

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Congratulations to our Minor Bantam, Bantam, Minor Midget and Midget teams and good luck in the final playoffs of the 2016 season.

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Stingers 2017 Tryouts

The Scarborough Stingers will field rep teams at all age groups in 2017 – including Minor Rookie Ball – and will look to add Tier 2 teams at Minor Mosquito, Mosquito and Minor Bantam. The Stingers will also have a competitive team in the OBA’s Bantam Elite League.

The tryout times, locations and contact information for all teams are listed here. Check regularly for schedule changes or additional tryouts.

Players, parents and interested coaches can also text or call Greg Dennis at 647-527-1864 and Frank Gallo at 647-236-4095 for more information.

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The Stingers are proud to offer players of all ages an exceptional development program that focuses on fun and fundamentals in a competitive rep baseball environment. Our program includes off-season work with top instructors and fully certified coaches. Stingers president Greg Dennis is also available to discuss the Stingers program at 647-527-1864 and gdennis@scarboroughstingers.com.

The Long Good-Bye

All baseball seasons come to an end at some point. But none are more meaningful than the last game in the Junior schedule. That’s when we say good-bye to guys who have played their last game in a Stingers uniform, and some who have worn the Black & Gold for 10-12 years. The Stingers Club thanks these players and parents for their years of participation, dedication and sportsmanship.

Juniors

One graduating Junior, Patrick Orr, just wrapped up his 13th straight year with the Stingers. That’s a record and a fantastic honour for a great guy and excellent ball player.

Thanks for your 13 years, Patty

Thanks for your 13 years, Patty

Defending champs!

Congrats to the Scarborough Stingers Major Mosquito for winning the Richmond Hill Tournament for the second year in a row! The tournament had 16 teams participating and after a 3 game round robin, the Stingers beat the Mississauga Majors in the quarter finals, Newmarket in the semis and Aurora in the finals to win the championship again.

Mosquitos win!

These young Stingers also won a tournament earlier in the year in Hamilton.

Next up for coach Darien List and his No. 1 ranked Mosquito Stingers: the TBA city playoffs. Best of luck, guys!

Stingers Summer Camps Sizzle

Three cheers for Scarborough baseball

Three cheers for Scarborough baseball

It was a wickedly hot but fabulously fun four weeks of summer baseball camps in Scarborough. Held at Highview Park and Neilson Park, the camps featured a full-day focus on fundamental skills while never losing sight of the fact that baseball is a kid’s game. And a good time was had by all, including our excellent camp instructors.

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We’re already looking forward to Summer Camps 2017!

OBA Bound!

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Congrats to our mighty Midget squad which has qualified for the 2016 OBA provincial finals later this month. Coach Steve White’s squad conquered rain, cross-city travel and tough opponents in the TBA playoffs to finish as one of the Top Two teams in Toronto. Good luck in the OBAs, boys!

Peewee Stingers Finish Strong

We couldn’t be prouder of how our PeeWee AAA Stingers played this season and in the TBA finals this weekend.

Stingers smilin' after eliminating Etobicoke

Stingers smilin’ after eliminating Etobicoke

This great group of kids has come a long way in a couple of years, and the players and coaches work as hard or harder than anyone in Toronto. That paid off with big wins over North York and Etobicoke, and a respectable 3rd place finish in the playoffs.

Well done, team!

Bantam Coach Kudos

“This past weekend we were in Brampton and faced off against teams from Guelph, Lasalle, Barrie and Ancaster. After slaying a couple of giants and playing the underdog part very well, I can say it was a great honour to share the the field and the uniform with this group of kids. They represented our community, families and the Stinger ball club with respect, integrity and sportsmanship. We received many compliments from our opposition, tournament officials and umps regarding our play and our class. We are proud to represent our Scarborough Stinger community.”

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Rick Greif, Head Coach
Scarborough Stingers Bantam AA Baseball

MLB Pitch, Hit and Run at Scarborough Village

MLB Pitch, Hit and Run is a FREE, 1 day event hosted by the West Hill Baseball League on Saturday, May 7th 2016 at the Scarborough Village diamonds beginning at 10am.

This competition is open to all kids aged 7-14 in the Greater Toronto Area. Boys and girls compete separately and participants have the opportunity to compete in 4 levels of competition including Locals, Sectionals, Team Championships and the National Finals at the MLB All-Star Game.

PITCH – Throw strikes to a designated strike zone target
HIT – Hit from a stationary batting tee for distance and accuracy
RUN – Sprint from 2nd base to home plate (touching 3rd) for time

There will be 8 separate groups based on gender and age as of July 17, 2016:
• Age 7/8
• Age 9/10
• Age 11/12
• Age 13/14
The top scores in each age/gender group are awarded and advance to the Sectional Competition which will take place mid-May or early June.
• Pitching Champion
• Hitting Champion
• Running Champion
• All-Around Champion (combination of all 3 scores)

All participants must provide a copy of a valid birth certificate for age verification at all levels of competition.

For additional information and to register, please visit the MLB website: http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/kids/phr_participant_registration.jsp

Summer Baseball Camps ’16

We’re back for another year of fun and fundamentals at the Scarborough Stingers Summer Baseball Camps 2016. We are welcoming players aged 7 – 14 and of all abilities to join us at one or more of our weekly camps. We’re pleased to offer a top quality and affordable program of baseball skills development while also giving those keen young ball players a safe and enjoyable summer camp experience. Sign up now. See the attached flyer for more information or contact Greg Dennis at gdennis@scarboroughstingers.com.
SUMMER CAMPS