The Southern New England Softball League provides a great atmosphere for anyone and everyone to learn and play softball in the Connecticut and Western Massachusetts areas.

Currently there are six teams in the league, providing everyone in Southern New England an opportunity to have fun, make friends and stay active.

The league is an active member of NAGAAA (The North American Gay Amateur Athletic Association).

Email us @ [email protected] for information, to make comments, and/or suggestions.

2011 Standings
Chez Est153
168 York St108
Frank's Place414

Hartford sweeps, York Street and Metroline win two!!!

Sam Lehman's picture

Week 6 had us back for our second trip to New London, this time with a special treat….TRIPLE HEADERS!!!

We now embark on our midseason break, enjoy your time away from softball. We will see you again on Sunday July 10th.

Check out the latest standings here: /portal

New London Franks vs. New Haven York Street
Game 1: NHY d NLF:
Game 2: NHY d NLF:
Game 3: NLF d NHY:
In case you forgot York Street is the defending league champs!! Breanna, PeeWee and Joe Henry plan on keeping the title. York Street wanted to get over .500 in the worst way…..and they succeeded!!! Backed by two outstanding outings by veteran Johnny Dags they cruised through the opening two games. Chris L saw lots of action on the hot corner as did Jimmy B at shortstop. Speaking of Jimmy, he was on FIRE at the plate. In the third inning he hit a towering fence clearing homerun, much to the applause of his adoring fans. He truly had a fine father’s day. Skeeter was a hitting machine all day; he is proving to be one of York Streets best clutch hitters. Special shout out to the one and only Taylor Spitz who made an outstand catch in left field. Skeeter made is pitching debut in game three, but alas Nick and his crew could not muster up enough runs, it came down to final inning with the ageless Nick as the tying run on first with 1 out. Veteran (and all around good guy) Kevin was on the mound and got the next batter to hit into a double play to end the game…..Bobby Wilson put his broom back in his car.

Game one hitting stars: Brian, Dags, Nicky and Skeeter
Game two stars: Defense, Breanna, Taylor and Skeeter. Offence, Breanna, Robbie, Big Joe and Pretty

New London Hangovers vs. New Haven Metroline
Game 1: NLO d NHM:

Game 2: NHM d NLO
With Aaron Kubey on the mound Metroline defeated the Hangovers 17-14 in a close game. Jeremy Teele, John Grande and Adam Joshua were the hitting stars of this game. Jeremy went 4-5 with a home run, a triple and two doubles. Their defense was led by Billy Byrne who made some nice catches behind the plate and Jon hunt at second base. Jon secured the victory with by catching a hard hit line drive up the middle for the last out of the game. Special thanks to Amanda for doing a great job coaching this game and keeping the team upbeat throughout the game.

Game 3: NHM d NLO
Game three marked Aaron Kubey's last game with SNE. Aaron has been a great member of the team and he will surely be missed. Team Metroline was determined to send Aaron off with a win. Jeremy once again led the offense with 5 RBI's and TJ Andrews and Bill G made some sparkling plays in the outfield to lead the defense. Metroline would like to wish Aaron good luck in his future endeavors and let him know he will always have a place on the team anytime in the future... Good luck to you Aaron!

Hartford vs. Springfield
Sundays triple header surprise wasn’t all to kind to team Springfield Sunday. A banged up Mark Ertel had this to say about the league giving back “Thanks to Mike Murphy of York Street for joining us so that we could employ the palmer rule and strengthen our team to nine players. Kudos to Hartford for allowing the palmer rule to be put into effect”. However the game on was an unmitigated disaster, playing three outfielders against the potent Hartford lineup was a recipe for disaster and a disaster ensued. Hartford would win game one by large margin making mincemeat out of Springfield. Game two was a tighter affair but Hartford would prevail once again by a large margin, game three was the gem of the day, it would go down to the last inning. Hartford jumped up by five runs leading into the seventh, Springfield was down to their last three outs, hot hitting Chris Cordima and Kenny Keyes started a mini rally that in the end would fall just short of victory. Springfield played hard but was yet again plagued by a lack of players showing up to play. One funny incident happened during the triple header, for lack of a better term a balk was called on Big Mike Bigda of Hartford, technically it wasn’t an actual balk the umpire used another term but the result was the same the runners advanced a base and a ball was called.
Game 1: Hartford d Springfield
With Big Mike on the mound Hartford came to New London on Sunday with the hopes of staying hot. Hartford would win 33-11 but have to accomplish this without their skilled Coach Phil. Big Mike was asked to take the rains and try to lead the team to victory. Hartford came out swinging scoring 2 in the 1st and then they scored 6 in the second and scoring 15 in the 3rd. Hartford played some great defense with Charlie making his debut at 3rd base, Chris at SS and Bruce playing 1st for the first time this season. Doug helped the team out in RF and Ross held his own in RC. Of course we had our trusty gloves and great arms in LF and LC with Orlando and Brian roaming the OF. Hartford’s defense started to slow a bit and that means trouble when playing a hard hitting Springfield. Springfield started to come back in the game but the deficit was just too great to overcome. Springfield had some tough errors which lead to the victory for Hartford. Mark was on the mound for Springfield even after being in a horrific car accident the night before. Everyone needs to give him a hand for coming out and helping his team out any way he could. Mark probably should have been in the hospital but this league and his team mean too much to him. As for Hartford’s hitting, Orlando was a perfect 6-6. Brian Charlie, Bruce, Mike, Doug and David all having 4 plus hits and Ross and Karen had 2 plus hits each as well.
Game 2: Hartford d Springfield
The second game was a back and forth game with some great defense and some timely errors from both teams. Hartford would put 5 on the board in the bottom of the sixth which came at the perfect time because Springfield would score 5 in the top of the 7th. It was a hard fought game. Brian, Bruce, Mike had 3 hits each with Orlando, Chris, Doug, Karen and Dave with at least one hit each in this tiring game.

Game 3: Hartford d Springfield
The last game of the day had Hartford trying to win the 3rd game to have a perfect weekend in New London. Hartford’s Mike Bigda was quoted “Springfield started the game determined to beat Hartford”. Mark Ertel’s Eagles team returned to normal form, not allowing Hartford to score any runs in the 1st. When it was Springfield’s turn to bat they put up 4 runs in the bottom of the first. Hartford would buckle down and stop Springfield from scoring in the 2nd, 3rd and 5th. Hartford slowly chipped away at the score and going into the top of the 7th the score was tied at 9. Hartford put up 5 in the top and entered the bottom of the 7th up by 5 runs. Springfield tried to come back scoring one run and had several on base but they would come up short in this game as well. Brian went 4-4 with 3 home runs and Mike was 4-4 with a one home run in the final game. Mike Bigda on his the offensive performance “Orlando, Chris, Charlie, Bruce, Ross, Doug, Karen and Dave all had at least one hit each”. With only having half a face this weekend Mark Ertel. was able to strike out 4 of the hot hitters on Hartford. He only had one walk all day and it was an intentional walk to Big Mike in the top of the 7th in the 3rd game. Mike on the other hand had 4 walks but he came up with 9 strikeouts. In the end Hartford won the games 14-10 and is holding strong in 1st place with a 7-2 record.