Welcome to the new Baseball Tasmania website!

10th September 2014

League information

In 2007, after a fifteen year hiatus, a baseball competition returned to Hobart under the banner of Baseball Tasmania. The competition continued under this name until the 2013/4 season when the competition was renamed the Hobart Summer Baseball League, with Baseball Tasmania the governing body.

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A New Beginning:

Mercury June 13th 2007

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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

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) 

Supporting our neighbours; the State Championships of the Open Softball Women.

On December 6th and 7th, the State Championships of the Open Softball Women will be played at Prince of Wales Bay.

There will be teams competing from Launceston and Ulverstone as well as three teams from Southern Tasmania. One of the southern teams will be the Special Olympics team which recently won a silver medal at the National Special Olympics in Melbourne. Former Athletics' player, Jordan Edwards, is a member of this team and the team is coached by his father, a stalwart of baseball in Hobart, Dave Edwards who is also a fomer Athletics' player.

There will be a night game on the Saturday with the bar and kiosk operating throughout the championship. If you can, get along and support the softball; exciting games are guaranteed. The championship will not impact on our games on the Sunday, other than there will be more vehicular and pedestrian traffic than normal. A roster for the games will be added shortly.

Thanks to Laurie Newman for providing this information. David

The week ahead.......

Tuesday 18th November 2014:    Optional training night 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm

Wednesday 19th November 2014: Eastern Athletics V Dragons  5.45 pm to 7.45 pm

Thursday 20th November 2014:     Northern White Sox V Blue Jays    5.45 pm to 7.45 pm

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

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

And the winner of the fee refund draw is.......

David Brooks from Northern White Sox....congratulations David!

 

Match report: Eastern Athletics V Dragons 19th November 2014

 

Innings

1

2

3

4

5

Total

Hits

Dragons

1

3

1

4

7

16

14

Eastern Athletics

7

1

0

0

2

10

8

 

When Brenton West drove in two runs for the Athletics to cap off a seven run first innings, things looked bleak for the Dragons but behind four innings of solid pitching from Brendan Adams, they gradually overhauled the Athletics to win 16-10.

The Dragons began their fightback in the second innings with the consistent Rhys Watts driving in two runs in the top of the innings and the appearance of Brendan Adams on the pitching mound for the bottom of the innings. Adams would pitch four innings of three run ball with nine strikeouts as he overpowered the Athletics' batters. A seven run fifth innings capped off the Dragons' comeback with walks and a two run single by Paul Johns, proving critical. David Bailey was the only batter who had multiple hits for the Athletics though Nigel O'Brien and Brenton West drove in three and two runs respectively.

For the Dragons, it was a team effort with Watts (2 for 2) with 2 walks and 3 rbi's; Harris (3 for 4) with a home run and 6 rbi's and Paul Johns (2 for 4) with 3 rbi's, the prime movers.

Thanks to Dave Coad for umpiring and to Norm Johns for scoring.

Match report: Northern White Sox V Blue Jays November 20th

 

Innings

1

2

3

4

5

6

Total

Hits

Blue Jays

4

0

1

0

1

2

8

9

Northern White Sox

0

2

1

2

0

2

7

10

 

In a thrilling game at Prince of Wales Bay last night, the Blue Jays took over top spot on the standings from the Northern White Sox with an 8-7 victory. The Sox again proved to be their own worst enemy as the Jays took advantage of their errors and walks but when it came the Sox turn to bat, they left the bases loaded three times during the game. 

The Jays got off to a flyer scoring four runs in the top of the first then their veteran pitcher Peter Hubble escaped a one out, bases loaded jam in the bottom of the innings to preserve the Jays' lead.

A walk to Zac Shutt and a single to Brendan Wenban in the top of the second saw the Jays threatening again but the Sox escaped without any further damage. In the bottom of the second, the Sox got on the board when a single by David Searle drove in Paul McIntyre and Mathew Fox to narrow the margin to two.

When Steve Millington lead off the third with a walk, sole second and was driven in by an Evan Toms' single, the Jays increased their lead and threatened to add more before the Sox got two quick outs to close the innings. Heads up base running by Matt Cashman saw him score the Sox' third run in the bottom of the third then following a 1-2-3 top of the fourth by Sox pitcher, Peter McManus, McIntyre and Fox opened the bottom of the fourth with walks. Up stepped first gamer, Andrew Kennedy who hit a seeing eye double to drive both runners in and the Sox had tied the score at 5-5. The Sox then loaded the bases with one out but Zac Shutt struck out the next two batters to preserve the tie. 

To the top of the fifth and after being hit by a pitch, Steve Harris was then driven in by Evan Toms to allow the Jays to regain the lead. Michael Hegarty pitched a 1-2-3 bottom of the fifth and when the Jays added two runs in the top of the sixth, they looked to be on their way to comfortable victory. 

To the bottom of the sixth with McIntyre and Fox again leading off with walks, they would subsequently come round to score on a double by David He. A single to Searle and a walk to Drumm and the Sox had the bases loaded with two out but the cool, calm head of Hegarty prevailed and the Jays held on for an 8-7 victory.

Thank you very much to plate umpire Grant Stump and base umpire, Jamie McIntyre. Continuing thanks must also go to Jared Rush, who with Norm Johns, come along each week to score our games.....in sometimes less than hospitable weather conditions! David

News headlines

An Olympics return?

20/11/2014

Could baseball be returning to the Olympic Games in 2020?

Cleats (footwear) and left hander's gloves now available

28/10/2014

Sinclair's Health & Fitness has just announced arrival of cleats and left hander's gloves

Match photos

27/10/2014

Photos available in gallery of opening round and round two game between Blue Jays and Dragons

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"

Masters team news

07/10/2014

Developments on proposed Tassie over 35 Master team for next year's Victorian Masters Baseball Carnival in Ballarat

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

HSBL Grand Final 2013/14

Left to right, Aaron Mann, drives in a run for the Athletics; Dragons skipper Adam de Cotter celebrates with Michael Blake, as the latter connects with a two run homer; Richard Benoit drives in the first run for the Athletics, and Shane Davies watches on as Dean Chamberlain pitches for the Dragons. More photos in the gallery.

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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)

Thursday 20th November

5.45 pm to 7.45 pm    Northern White Sox V Blue Jays

Wednesday 26th November

5.45 pm to 7.45 pm   Northern White Sox V Eastern Athletics

Thursday 27th November

5.45 pm to 7.45 pm   Dragons V Blue Jays

Current ladder

 

 

W

L

Pct

GB

For

Against

Blue Jays

4

3

0.571

-

58

55

Northern White Sox

4

3

0.571

-

55

62

Dragons

3

4

0.429

1.5

74

63

Eastern Athletics

3

4

0.429

1.5

66

72

 

 

Statistically minded

For those statistically minded, after round 6 the leaders are:

Batting average top 5 (minimum of 10 plate appearances)
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Steve Harris (Blue Jays)        0.818

Matt Cashman (White Sox)   0.786

Manny Katsaros (Athletics)   0.636

Patrick Miller (White Sox)      0.625

Rhys Watts (Dragons)           0.600

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Home run leader:
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Patrick Miller (Sox) 2
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Walks leaders:
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Zac Shutt 7
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Runs scored:
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Richard Benoit (Athletics) 10
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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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Steve Harris (Blue Jays)        0.8571

Matt Cashman (White Sox)   0.8125

Manny Katsaros (Athletics)   0.7500

David Searle (White Sox)      0.7059

Patrick Miller (White Sox)     0.7000

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RBI (runs batted in) leaders

Chris Chalker (White Sox)  11

Steve Lovegrove (Athletics) 10

Richard Benoit (Athletics)    8

Ryan Oakley (Blue Jays)     7


David

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.