Ohio Stingrays ’03

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Thanks to our Team Sponsors for Making Our Tournament Season Possible!


2017-2018  ROSTER

#00 Abbey Hittepole

#3 Alexa Richardson

#13 Brynley Preston

#10 Cameryn Davidson

#99 Emma Calkins

#68 Ivy Thomas

#16 Jaden Phelps

#34 Jayda Legros

#2 Kennedy Steinbacher

#1 Kylee Henry

#6 Rhyli Pope

#21 Sydney Lehman

#42 Sydney Vernadakis


Ohio Stingrays ’03

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 2017-18 Tryout Information

click link below for printable registration form
14u Tryout Form

The Ohio Stingrays will hold our tryouts for the fall of 2017 – Summer 2018 on the following dates.

Saturday August 12th from 8:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.
Saturday August 12th from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Sunday August 13th from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Tryouts will be held at Hilliard Municipal Park
3800 Veterans Memorial Drive
Hilliard, OH 43026

Please arrive 30 min early for registration (filling out the registration form above will expedite your registration process!)
You only need to plan to attend one session but are welcome to attend more.

If you are unable to attend the organization tryouts, please contact Coach Matt Pope for a private tryout- 740-398-5699 (text only) Or email ohiostingrays03@gmail.com





2017-2018 NEEDS

7/11/2017-All positions open for competition!!  

Immediate Needs Consist of -Pitcher(s), Catcher, Outfielder(s), Speed and BIG BATS!!


ANSWERS TO FAQ of Ohio Stingrays 03

We are looking for girls with 2003 birth years that :

  • Dream of playing softball in college 
  • Have the work ethic outside of team practice to be the best
  • “Never give up” mentality and lead by example on the field
  • Have awesome positive attitudes
  • Listen to coaches Instruction and Implement
  • Consistently place team 1st
  • Have mental fortitude and no drama!!!



We have a very rigorous practice and tournament schedule, and we play year round from September until the end of the tournament season the following summer.  This will typically include showcase style tournaments in an effort to get your daughter on the college coaches radar for future recruiting!   We will play 2-3 fall tournaments, 2-3 winter indoor tournaments, then break in the spring for the girls that play with their Jr. High School teams, and pick back up in middle to late May for 7-8 tournaments plus our national tournament.   Our tournaments consist of events predominately in Ohio, with a few out of state tournaments, so some overnight hotel stays are inevitable.  Each year we have played in Lasers Invitational, USSSA Director’s Cup, GAPSS, and in our own Stingrays College Showcase


2015-2016 Season Highlights (40-34-3  )

GAPSS-5th place out of top 15 teams in Ohio in 12u

John Wells Memorial (played up in 14u), -3rd place

C.O. Ice Fall Chiller -3rd (6-1 record)

Pickerington Grand Finale- 3rd (5-1 record)

12u Loudonville-2nd (5-1 record)

Cap City Challenge-1st (5-1 record)

Lancaster Picth for a Cure- 3rd Place  (4-1 record)



We practice 1-2 days per week when we are not playing in a tournament.  Players are expected to work on their own outside of practice to refine skills taught during practice.

During the winter months, we have an indoor facility in Mt. Vernon, that we will typically practice one day per week on Sundays.

Fall, Spring and Summer, we have practice locations in Mount Vernon, & Delaware.  We try to rotate practice locations based on the location of where the players on the team are traveling from so that one family is not doing the majority of the travel each week.



Tournament costs and uniforms cost have risen each year and it becomes more expensive to play the sport.   That being said, a firm figure for the cost to participate will vary each season.  The coaching staff is not a paid position, and we do pay our own way for our travel and accommodations.  The player cost to participate is the cost for tournaments and uniforms as well as other miscellaneous items like insurance and sanctioning, etc.  We do require a portion of the fees up front once an offer has been extended (typically half), then the balance of the fees can be made in payments if needed.   We also do accept sponsorship money from businesses or private individuals and it is tax deductible as we are a 501-c3 entity.  Additionally, we do have fund raising opportunities available to offset some or all of these costs to play.

Any questions or to schedule a private tryout, contact head coach- Matt Pope

email- ohiostingrays03@gmail.com

OR TEXT ONLY TO:    740-398-5699


2017 Stingrays 03 with Akron Racers
2017 Aunt Rosie’s International Tourney @ Niagra Falls
Akron Racer CF AJ Andrews- 1st female Gold Glove Winner


2015 Fall- Maninos Grand Slam- workout with former Kent State Head Coach Karen Linder


Myrtle Beach July 2015
Dayton Metro 2014 with Stingrays ’01


Dayton Metro 2014 with Stingrays ’98
2015 Summer Firefighter Memorial

 Any questions or to schedule a private tryout, contact head coach- Matt Pope

email- ohiostingrays03@gmail.com

OR TEXT ONLY TO:    740-398-5699