Cheshire Flames

Welcome to the website of the Cheshire Flames, a girls’ fastpitch softball organization located in Cheshire, Connecticut. You can find more information about our organization on our “About” page.

FLAMES TRYOUTS for the 2014 teams will take place in August.  Players only need to attend one of the tryout dates, but they may attend more if they so desire.  All times, dates and locations have been updated:

  • 10 years old and under (born after 2002): Aug. 18th (1pm @ Bartlem Park), Aug. 25th (1pm @ Cheshire Park), and Sept. 14 (10am @ Bartlem Park).

The 10u team will play in the CVFL (approximately 14 games) and 3 tournaments (Flames Invitational in late June, Babe Ruth State Tournament in July and CVFL–Connecticut Valley Fast pitch League–tournament at end of July). Approximate Fees*: $300.00.  For more information about the 10U program, contact Butch Hanover (

  • 12 and under (born in 2001 or 2002): Aug. 24th (8-10am @ Dodd Middle School) and Aug. 27th (5:30pm @ Bartlem Park).  (The 12U team is particularly looking for experienced pitchers to fill out their roster.)

The Interest in Travel softball the past few years has resulted in two teams at the 12U level. If we have enough players for two teams, both will play in the CVFL regular season. One team will play 3-4 tournaments spread throughout late may, June and July and the other will play 6-8 tournaments. One team will represent Cheshire in the Babe Ruth Tournament. Both teams may have a out of state tournament. Approximate Fees*: $550.00.  For more information about the 12U program, contact Brian Bavaro (

  • 14 and under (born in 1999 or 2000): Aug. 12th, 15th, & 20th (5:30pm, Bartlem Park), and 24th (10-noon @ Dodd Middle School)

Due to the expected level on interest, there will most likely be two teams at this age group in 2013. The Flames teams will play in the CVFL (approximately 14 games). The teams will also play in 5-7 tournaments throughout May, June & July. Some tournaments may be out of state. These team will not play rec games. Approximate Fees*: $600.00.  For more information about the 14U program, contact John Napierkowski (

  • 16 and 18 under (born in 1995 through 1998): Aug. 14 (5:30pm @ Bartlem Park), 24 (12-2pm @ Dodd Middle School), 25 (10am @ Cheshire Park) 

The 16U and 18U teams will likely play a CVFL and CTSL schedule and games against other Babe Ruth and recreational town teams as well as playing in the Babe Ruth State Tournament.  They may also play in other regional tournaments.  Approximate Fees*: $500.00.  For more information about the 16U program, contact Jeff Cavanaugh (

Recent Accomplishments

  • 2013: 16U Champions, Shoreline Sting PONY Tournament
  • 2013: 16U Champions of Tradition 16U PONY national qualifier
  • 2013: 16U (Red) Champions, West Hartford Jamboree
  • 2013: 12U Champions, Babe Ruth State Tournament
  • 2013: 12U Champions, CVFL Tournament
  • 2013: 12U Champions, CVFL Regular Season
  • 2013: 12U Runner-Up, Flames Invitational Tournament
  • 2013: 10U Runner-Up, CVFL Tournament
  • 2012: 14U Champions, New England Regional and Babe Ruth State Tournaments
  • 2012: 14U PONY PA Firecracker Silver Bracket Champions
  • 2012: 12U Runner-Up, Babe Ruth State Tournament
  • 2012: 12U Meriden Girls Softball League tournament champions
  • 2012: 12U 3rd place Bash on the Beach Tournament (Rhode Island)
  • 2012: 10U Champions, Babe Ruth State Tournament and Runner-Up, New England Regional Tournament
  • 2011: 14U CVFL regular season and tournament Champions
  • 2011: 14U Flames Tournament Champions
  • 2011: 12U Meriden Girls Softball League tournament Champions
  • 2010: 12U Flames Tournament Champions
  • 2010: 10U Runner up, Babe Ruth State Tournament


Many thanks to our 2013 sponsors: 


*Fee structure is an approximation based on the current expectations for each team during the 2014 Spring Season. These fees are subject to change in the event that games and/or tournaments are either added or subtracted prior to the Spring Season. Fees include Registration, Insurance, Team Equipment, Uniform (home & away) & Umpire expense. It does not include sweats, t-shirts or other apparel unless otherwise specified.