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Welcome to Panthorn Park

Home of the Southington Girls Softball League


Southington Lightning & SGSL Thunder
travel softball programs


Dogs are NOT allowed at Panthorn Park Softball Fields

2019 Fall Ball Weeks 1, 2, 3 & 4

Schedules are now Available

See DOCUMENTS on menu

2019 Fall Ball

Questions please contact

Janet Zesut



Congratulations to the '05 Lightning team on their National Championship

2019 / 2020 Lightning & Thunder Tryout Dates

Please see the Lightning tab for more information


10U Lightning / Thunder: Players born in 2009 and 2010. 

7/29, 7/31, 8/1  at 5:30

Contact: Paul Emmendorfer at paul.emmendorfer@espn.com or 860-839-4340


11U Lightning: Players born in 2008

7/30 & 8/1 at 5:30

Contact: Dennis Insogna at dennis@d2p.com or 860-919-5058


12U Lightning: Players born in 2007

7/30 & 8/1 at 5:30

Contact: Pete Cowen at pcowen314@gmail.com or 203-589-7156


13U Lightning: Players born in 2006

7/31, 8/1 & 8/2 at 5:30

Contact: Bob Arduini at softballcoach735@gmail.com or 860-877-2291


14U Lightning: Players born in 2005

7/30 & 7/31 (8/1 Make-up date) at 5:30

Contact: Marci Moskal at twinstertwo@cox.net 860-276-7869


16U Lightning Blue

Looking for an '03-'04 catcher to complete our roster.

Contact: Dave Smith at slblue04@gmail.com or 860-970-3520 for an immediate private tryout


16U Lightning Black

7/31 at 5:30  8/2 at 5:30

Contact: Kevin Rogers at krog08@sbcglobal.net or 860-302-6701


18U Lightning

7/30 & 8/5 at 5:30

Contact: Tim Rose at tim.rose@mckesson.com or 860-463-7087


12U Thunder: Players Born in 2007 or 2008

8/6 @ 6pm and 8/11 @ 10am

Contact: Chris Matthews at chris_matthews55@yahoo.com or 860-508-6280


14U Thunder: Players Born in 2005 or 2006

8/8 & 8/12 @ 5:30pm

Contact: Rick McQuatters at mcquattersr@gmail.com or 860-982-0138 and/or Jim St. John at jstjohn2@sbcglobal.net or 203-206-9625


16U Thunder: Players Born in 2003 or 2004

Interested candidates should contact:

Ramon Ortiz at r.ortiz@cox.net / 860-539-5800

or Dave Kosko at mdkosko@cox.net / 203-560-1544


The next SGSL Board of Directors meeting will be held on 

Tuesday, October 8 @ 8:00 PM

in the League Meeting Room (above the concessions stand)

at Panthorn Park 

Guests are always welcome; members are requested to attend.

Lightning/Thunder Coaches Golf Outing. A great time had by all!


Please join us in congratulating the University of St. Joseph for the GNAC Conference Tournament Championship this weekend.  This win earns them an automatic bid into the NCAA Div. III tournament.  We are proud that there are 5 Southington players on this team who all participated in SGSL and our travel program growing up (L-R/Top row-Bella Russo, Frankie Ferrante, Kara Klimaszewski.  L-R/Bottom row-Michelle Woodruff, Alessandro Milardo).  Good luck girls!!!!!! 



If you need to contact us, please see the Contact Us link at the top of our website.

by: SGSL

Calling all Softball Fans...SGSL Needs You!

Southington Girls Softball League is made up largely of volunteers, and the operation of the league is comprised of many activities that take place 'behind the scenes'. Did you know that we have:


  • A Field Maintenance Committee to keep our 10 playing fields - dedicated solely to Southington girls in grades K-12 - in a good and safe condition;
  • Various pre-season Organization Committees;
  • A Concession Stand Committee to help in the operation of our main source of income;
  • A Fundraising Committee,
  • An End of Season celebration Committee,
  • Charity tournaments Committees, 
  • and much more.

All of this activity is done for the benefit of all our girls by volunteers. SGSL is one of the finest, if not the finest, facility within the state of Connecticut, dedicated to girls' softball. Comments validating this have been made year after year by coaches and officials both within and outside of the Town of Southington. However, none of this happens without your help.

It's true that everyone has a busy schedule these days, but just a few hours of your time can be an invaluable contribution to both the league and to our girls' total experience of the sport. So please, ask any of our Executive Board members how you can get involved and take pride in knowing that your contribution helped to make treasured memories on these fields for your young girl to last a lifetime.

On behalf of the  SGSL Executive Board, thank you,

Mike Konopka
President, Southington Girls Softball League


by: Mike Konopka, SGSL President

Concussion Education Plan

The Town of Southington has made available this document which contains important information that all parents should have access to for the safety of each girl playing softball.  This form will also be available for parents to take during in-person registration sessions.

by: Mike Konopka - VP, SGSL