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Gems in 1983
Gems in 1983
ASA Champs 2003
Gems as ASA Champs, 2003
Bottom row, left to right: Chrissy Gannon, Ally Nemeth, Meghan Sinback, Gabby Vetter
Second row, left to right: Lauren Cognigni, Kim Venella, Maureen Coleman, Laura Dezolt, Serena Pelliteri, Rachel Crossin
Coaches, Left to Right: Tom Dezolt, Mike Sinback, Joe Parell, Les Venella, Sam Pelliteri
Not Pictured: Jamie Parell, Brianne Tobin, Colleen Kegler
About Us

The Pennsbury Gems were started by Arthur and Craig Coleman. Art was the director of the Pennsbury Invitational Tournament for 21 years. He passed away in 2001. Craig is the coach of Robert Morris College Softball. The travel team was founded in 1976 and has been known as the Gems since 1981. They entered the Pennsylvania ASA State Tournament in 1976, finishing third. The Gems were State Champions and Regional Champions in 1978, and in 1983 they finished 4th in the nation.

The Pennsbury Gems Gold Travel Softball team has been competing across the country for nearly 40 years. The Gems Gold have provided the opportunity for hundreds of young athletes to be seen in the most prominent showcase tournaments across the country by hundreds of college coaches at each and every level. Our program is focused on providing each and every young lady an opportunity to be exposed to college coaches and assist them in achieving there dream of playing softball in college. The Gems Gold administration is home to one of the most prestigious tournaments in the Country, The Pennsbury Invitational. This tournament is an extremely difficult tournament for travel teams to gain entry. Fortunately, our Administration manages the tournament and we are showcased in the best possible situation. We play an aggressive schedule in the Summer and Fall. We practice indoors over the Winter. We provide oppurtunities during the Winter for players to be seen and coached by college coaches.

In 2002 the Pennsbury Gems were the ASA State Champions for Pennsylvania.

Pennsbury Invitational Tournament
18U Tournament held in June every year, over 120 college scouts.

ASA (Amateur Softball Association) of Pennsylvania

NSA (National Softball Association) of Western PA

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