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10th September 2014

Blue Jays fly home with Hotel Soho sponsorship!

The Blue Jays, through Baseball Tasmania, are proud to announce that they have secured sponsorship from Hotel Soho for the 2014/15 season. Promotion of Hotel Soho will appear at all Blue Jays' games, on the website and in any media relevant to the Jays. Whilst the sponsorship is directly linked to the Jays, the league has an opportunity to gain benefits through this. Each paid member of Baseball Tasmania will receive a Hotel Soho membership card which entitles them to discounts for food, drinks etc, details of which will be provided to team managers in due course. Thank you to Grant and Nigel from Hotel Soho for their support and to Zac Shutt of the Jays for his hard work in securing the sponsorship. http://www.hotelsoho.com.au/ David 14/11/2014

Masters' teams fundraiser Sunday 21st December

Next March will see not one but TWO Masters teams representing Tasmania in the Victorian Masters Baseball Carnival to be held in Ballarat. For the first time, Tasmania will be entering a 35 and over team and credit for this must go to Chris Chalker for all his hard work and enthusiasm.

This Sunday (21st) the Masters' teams will be holding a sausage sizzle at Rosny Park Bunnings from 9.30 am to 3 pm to raise funds for this trip. We are currently looking for more members of the 35 team to help out so if you are available, please contact Chris.

Thank you.

David 17/12/2014

Uniform update

Health warning for Athletics and White Sox members: if you are standing, sit down; if you are driving, pull over; if you have a pacemaker, make sure it is working;  your uniforms have arrived!!

As mentioned previously, the printing on the elite tops of the Blue Jays required extra work but I have been advised they shouldn't be far away! Thank you to All Sports Apparel.

David 19/12/2014

Training night cancelled 16th December

Due to thunderstorm activity around Hobart, tonight's training has been cancelled.

David 16/12/2014

T-ball fun day

Thank you to all those enthusiastic young t-ballers and their parents who attended today's t-ball session at Cornelian Bay. Thanks to Nigel O'Brien for organising the session and to David Bailey, Jesse Warburg and Steve Lovegrove for their help.

David 14/12/2014

A Thought for the next couple of weeks....

"....imagine a game without an umpire......"

 

David 10/12/2014

The week ahead.......

This is our last week of games and training for 2014

Tuesday 16th December:      optional training  6 pm to 7.30 pm

Wednesday 17th December: Dragons V Northern White Sox  5.45 pm to 7.45 pm

Thursday 18th December      Eastern Athletics V Blue Jays 5.45 pm to 7.45 pm

Sunday 21st Decemeber      Tassy Masters' baseball teams' Sausage Sizzle Rosny Park Bunnings 9.30 am to 3pm

 

The roster will resume on Sunday 11th January with our first training session for 2015 being held on Tuesday 13th January. 

 

David 14/12/2014

 

Round 13 cancellation

Due to its proximity to Xmas and the resultant unavailability of players, the round 13 games and Family Day planned for Sunday 21st December have been cancelled. 

David   2/12/2014

Team fill-ins

Despite the expanded rosters for each team, at this time of the year there can be many players unable to play due to work and family commitments. As has been the case for the past two seasons, fill-ins for teams will be allowed but the following rules need to be adhered to:

  1. The fill-ins must be placed last in the batting order
  2. The fill-ins are not allowed to catch or pitch
  3. If the fill-in is a new player to the league, they must complete a registration form and pay the upfront fee of $50 before they can play. This is a safety precaution to ensure they are covered by the ABF insurance.

David    3/12/2014

Outstanding registration fees and finals eligibility

As mentioned previously, our league is primarily funded by the membership fees of its players. Accordingly it is important that members pay their full fees as soon as possible and to this end, the committee has decided that memberships must be paid in full by Sunday 18th January 2015, unless arrangements have been approved otherwise.

Members who have not paid or do not have an arrangement in place by this date, will not be allowed to play. Notwithstanding this, to be eligible to play in the finals, players must not only have played a minimum of 5 games for their team but must also have paid their fees in full.

David 3/12/2014

Junior baseball....the future of our game!

Baseball Tasmania is looking to the future! ...

If you are passionate about the sport of baseball, and would like to see kids playing our great game, then read on.

We are putting together a sub-committee to investigate re-establishing junior baseball and T-Ball in Hobart. As such we are looking for expressions of interest from suitable people who want to have input into getting this off the ground. Ultimately, we are looking at having some junior baseball and T-Ball being played in late 2015. Note: you do not need to be a baseball player to be involved.

Email us at baseballtasmania@yahoo.com by 30th November if you would like to be considered for this role.

David Searle (President) and Nigel O’Brien (Junior Development) 

Present and the future....

The 2014/15 HSBL season has gotten off to a wonderful start, albeit with some glitches along the way which hopefully will be resolved at the committee meeting on Monday evening. Thank you to all the players participating in this season's competition as it is your dedication and enthusiasm which has helped make the games so exciting to both watch and to participate in.

Special thanks go to the team managers who, with expanded squads this season, have had the unenviable task of juggling players so that everyone gets a fair go. Of course, the enjoyment of the games is also helped by the members who dedicate their time to umpiring and scoring and the league extends our thanks to these members as well.

Special thanks must also go to Peter Hubble for organising and conducting the activities for our training nights and to David Bailey for his support. Players who have attended the training nights have said how much they have enjoyed them and this is down to Peter's experience, dedication and willingness to help improve players' skills. 

This season, we have seen many younger players join our ranks and whilst this is great for our immediate future, our long term future depends on introducing the game of baseball, whether it be in the form of t-ball or junior baseball, to those under the age of 15 yrs. To this end, we are inviting people, and not necessarily from a baseball or softball background, to contact us to advise in what capacity they are willing to help. 

As part of this move to introduce our sport to juniors, we will be conducting t-ball activities for ages 4 to 9 at Cornelian Bay this Sunday from 2pm to 3pm (more details are shown in a post below).

David    28/11/2014

Australian Baseball Federation Membership

In response to our registration of players, the ABF has today issued confirmation of each player's membership. This confirmation email provides important information including a benefits' program. Some players neglected to provide email addresses so their confirmation email have been sent to Baseball Tasmania. If you did not receive notification, please let me know. David

News headlines

Member login

09/10/2014

Access to "member only" items and updating personal information

New member info & membership fee payments

09/10/2014

"Join now" option under "new member info"

Baseball pants for sale

05/10/2014

Pair of size 36 baseball pants available 

Baseball gear discounts

09/09/2014

10% discount on baseball gear to Baseball Tasmania members

35 and Over Masters team

From Friday March 27th to Sunday March 29th 2015, inclusive, the Victorian Masters Baseball Carnival will be held in Ballarat.

Next year, we will not only be sending a 45yrs and over side but also a 35yrs and over side. From my own experience, this is a wonderful sporting event in which to participate and an opportunity to represent your state.

In order to be eligible to participate in the carnival in this age group, you need to be 35 yrs old as at 31st December 2015 AND be a paid member of Baseball Tasmania.

If you are interested in being a member of this team, please contact Chris Chalker (Northern White Sox) on 0407 579 039. David

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Baseball Tasmania EFT details

Account: Baseball Tasmania

BSB: 037-001

Account number: 481722

 

2013/14 Premiers: Eastern Athletics

2013/14 Premiers: Eastern Athletics

L to R (back) Steve Lovegrove, Aaron Mann, Brenton West, Stuart Smith, John Langenberg, Robbie Devine

L to R (front) Brett Szymanski, Richard Benoit, Andrew (Sully) Sullivan (c), Nigel O'Brien, Grant Stump

Upcoming games

(first named team is home team and will occupy the third base dugout)

Wednesday 17th December

5.45 pm to 7.45 pm     Dragons V Northern White Sox: umpire Steve Harris

Thursday 18th December

5.45 pm to 7.45 pm    Eastern Athletics V  Blue Jays 

Current ladder

After eleven rounds.....

 

 

Wins

Losses

Ties

Pct

Games behind

For

Against

Dragons

6.5

4.5

1

0.591

-

120

78

Northern White Sox

6

5

2

0.545

1.5

81

91

Blue Jays

5

6

-

0.455

2.5

74

92

Eastern Athletics

4.5

6.5

1

0.409

3

89

102

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To explain:

  • for each game washed out, the teams receive 1/2 win and 1/2 loss with a tied score of 9-9

Statistically minded

For those statistically minded, after round 11 the leaders are:

Batting average top 5 (minimum of 10 plate appearances)
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Brendan Adams (Dragons)    0.680

Matt Cashman (White Sox)   0.652

Rhys Watts (Dragons)          0.625

David Bailey (Athletics)         0.545

Mathew Fox  (White Sox)     0.525

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Home run leader:
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Paul Johns   (Dragons)      3
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Walks leader:
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Zac Shutt 10
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Runs scored:
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Brendan Adams      (Dragons)           17

Richard Benoit        (Athletics)           13

Andrew Sullivan      (Athletics)            12

Rhys Watts            (Dragons)             12

Jason Featherstone (Dragons)             12

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On base percentage leaders (minium 10 plate appearances) (these are a bit rubbery as I don't have all the "sacrifice" figures)

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Brendan Adams (Dragons)     0.7333

Rhys Watts  (Dragons)          0.7143

Matt Cashman (White Sox)    0.6800

Mathew Fox  (White Sox)      0.6667

Peter Hubble (Blue Jays)       0.6471

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RBI (runs batted in) leaders

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Chris Chalker (White Sox), Steve Lovegrove (Athletics), Chris Harris (Dragons), Evan Toms (Blue Jays), David Searle (White Sox), Shane Davies (Dragons), Paul Johns (Dragons).............11

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Runs scored:

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Brendan Adams (Dragons) 17
Richard Benoit (Athletics) 13
Andrew Sullivan (Athletics) 12
Rhys Watts (Dragons) 12
Jason Featherstone (Dragons) 12

 

Special thanks must go to Norm Johns and Jared Rush as these stats would not be possible without their devoted time to scoring our games.


David 12/12/2014

Back to where we belong!

Opening Day Hobart Summer Baseball League 2014/15

Prince of Wales Bay Recreation Ground

Socially Speaking

This section is for the promotion of social events being conducted round Hobart. Anyone wishing to promote an event, please contact us. David.