RGMVM softball wins District 27 championship

By The TimesLedger

Congratulations go out to the Ridgewood-Glendale-Middle Village-Maspeth Senior Division girls softball team, which won the 2001 New York District 27 championship. Led by Jaime Bellettini and Vicky Gardner, the team defeated defending champs Ozone-Howard in two straight games 15-7 and 11-4.

This was a well-balanced team with a strong defensive showing from Nicole Siegel, Amanda Censoprano, Amanda Berner, Dana DeFelice and Alexis Olmeda. On the offensive side, the bats of Jaime Bellittini, Vicky Gardner, Justine Venezia, Dinorah Diaz, Nicole Seltzer and Dana Marie DiMarco could not be stopped, scoring 26 runs in two games.

With the District 27 flag in hand, RGMVM went on to compete in the New York State Section III playoffs. They continued playing heads up ball and defeated the District 23 champion 12-4 before losing to East Shore Little League in the Section III championship.

Manager Mike Scotko had nothing but praise for all his players, not only for their softball skills but for their attitude and spirit

“They’re just a great bunch of girls,” Scotko said.

Special praise goes to Jaime Bellittini, who reluctantly agreed to pitch and did an outstanding job.

After going 18 years without a championship in girls softball, RGMVM now has won two in the last two years.

RGMVM LL 2002 Registration

League Registration and tryouts for the 2002 season will be held Saturday,. Sept. 8 at 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

All players who played in the Rookie Division in 2001, any new player to the league for 2002, any player from the Instructional Division who will be 8 years old between Aug. 1, 2001 and July 31, 2002, and all 11-year-old players who played in the Minor Division in 2001 must come down to try out. Registration and tryouts are mandatory for a spot on a 2001 roster. Registration and trying out is the only way to guarantee that your child will play in the 2002 season. Also, all Instructional and Softball players must come down to register. Please call you coaches or Pat Piteo at 416-0047 with any questions.

RGMVM Snow Flake Fall League

RGMVM, in conjunction with the Greater Ridgewood Youth Council, will have a SnowFlake League this year. Sign ups will be on the regular League registration day, Sept. 8, 2001 between 9 a.m. and 12 noon. The registration fee will be $20. Players will get a shirt and hat. The games will commence on Sept. 15. The playing age will be from 9 to 12 years old (Minor and Major Divisions only). This year we will also have a SnowFlake league for girls softball. The games will be held on Sundays. The games will start on Sept. 16. The softball ages will be 9 to 12 year olds. Call Cora Modica at 366-7396 or Pat Piteo at 416-0047.

Managers and coaches will also be needed.

RGMVM LL 50th Anniversary Birthday Party

The RGMVM Little League 50th Anniversary Dinner and Dance will be held at Leonard’s Of Great Neck. The date will be Oct. 26, 2001. Please call Elvira at 416-0047 or Kathy at 275-9771 to reserve a tickets for this always poplar event. This year’s Honorees are Dennis Gallagher and Joe Moser as well as our long time and current sponsors. Come join us for the League’s 50th birthday party. For more information call 416-0047. Don’t miss a fun time of dinner and dancing.

RGMVM LL ON-LINE: Visit us on the web at www.myteam.com.