Welcome to the new Baseball Tasmania website!

10th September 2014

Welcome to the Raine & Horne, Hobart Summer Baseball League (updated 11/9/2017)

Very pleased to announce that Raine & Horne have agreed to continue as our Platinum Naming Rights Sponsor for season 2017/18. Once again, thank you very much to Ron, Paul & David Brooks for supporting baseball. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Over the last three to four seasons, we have been actively seeking sponsors for the league, in particularly, a sponsor which would take up a naming rights' option. I am thrilled to announce that Raine & Horne Hobart have today come on board as our first Platinum Sponsor which means that our league will now be known as the Raine & Horne, Hobart Summer Baseball League. Thank you very much to Ron, Paul and David Brooks. David (29/9/2016) http://www.raineandhorne.com.au/hobart

Baseball Tasmania Strategic Plan 2016-2021

Thank you to all those members who contributed to the compiling of this document.

Baseball Tasmania Strategic Plan 2016-2021

David Searle

President

Baseball Tasmania

0468 927 363

Documents: 2017/18 registration form

2017/18 registration form

 

David (12/10/2017)

Now batting....Raine & Horne HSBL Opening Day this Sunday (8th)

Some reminders for Sunday:

a) at least $55 (to cover insurance) must be paid before a member participates in a game, no exceptions 
b) registration forms are to be completed and handed in at the time of payment
c) there are some changes to the playing conditions for this season. Members should be aware of these in advance. 
d) there is every chance there will be a number of children present so drivers MUST drive slowly down the entrance way to the ground and in the parking areas.
e) as usual, you park your car or bike in the area at your own risk
f) when I am not playing, the most of my time will be spent on admin work so I would appreciate if we could have at least one person to score each game. 
g) enjoy the day, good luck to all participants in the Raine & Horne HSBL 2017/18 season.

David (5/10/2017)

Eastern Athletics x 2 and Opening round of 2017/18 season

The Eastern Athletics will be entering two teams in this season's competition, Eastern Athletics' Green and Eastern Athletics Gold. Sunday's games will be as follows:

10am:      Banjos Orioles Black V Northern White Sox

12.15pm: Dragons V Banjos Orioles Orange

2.30pm:   Eastern Athletics Green V Eastern Athletics Gold

BBQ:       Hotel Soho Hobart Blue Jays

Round one will conclude on Wednesday with:

5.45pm: Hotel Soho Hobart Blue Jays V Raiders

David (2/10/2017)

2017/18 Raine & Horne Hobart Summer Baseball League roster

My apologies for the delay in finalising a roster for this season. As you could appreciate, until we knew how many teams we were going to field, it was hard to formulate a final roster. Trying to play a full round of games on a Sunday would not work as games would start early in the morning and finish in early evening. Notwithstanding this, past experience has shown it is very hard for the team running the BBQ to concentrate on playing as well. Accordingly, where there are Sunday rounds, three games will be played on the Sunday with the final game of the round to be played on the following Wednesday. The first game of the next round will be held on the Thursday and once we get to all games in a week, we will be playing on T, W, T & F with an optional training on a Monday. All games and training will be held at Prince of Wales Bay Recreation Ground. Because of some possible variations to the roster which have been proposed, I will only be releasing the first seven rounds, shortly.

David (2/10/2017)

Eight team competition plus important note re fees

With the commencement of the 2017/18 season next Sunday, I can confirm that we will have eight teams competing in the Raine & Horne Hobart Summer Baseball League. More information relating to this will be provided over the next couple of days and new members will be advised of their teams before Wednesday.


Members are reminded that $55 of the season fees MUST be paid prior to playing your first game. This payment can be made in cash or via EFT, details of which are as follows:
Account: Baseball Tasmania
BSB: 037-001
Account number: 481722

Reference: your name


To enable inputting of details onto the Baseball Australia database, completed registration forms must be handed in on the day of payment.
David (2/10/2017)
 

Hitting the airwaves: Launceston style 29/9/17 (update)

Tomorrow (Friday), between 8.30 and 9.30am, Matt Little, one of the driving forces behind getting a league up and running in Launceston, will be talking about the league and the "Come n Try" Day on October 22nd. David  :-)

You can listen at http://www.radioau.net/chilli-fm/

David (28/9/2017)

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Ok, my apologies...the interview with David Wood from ultra106five has just been RECORDED and can be heard on David's show TOMORROW approximately 8.25am.

David (15/9/2017)

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Shortly after 11am Friday 15th September, I shall be interviewed regarding our Come n Try Day by David Wood from Ultra106.5FM.

David (14/9/2017)

Finalising teams and roster for 2017/18 season (updated 28/9)

Based on the actual and perceived situations of each existing team, we will have an eighth team as part of this upcoming season. I am still compiling the eight team roster but at this stage, the opening round on Sunday 8th October will be as follows: (first named home team in third base dugout)

Round 1

10am:  Banjos Orioles Black V Northern White Sox

12.15 pm: Dragons V Banjo Orioles Orange

2.30pm: Eastern Athletics V New Team

BBQ: Hotel Soho Hobart Blue Jays or Raiders

 

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On the basis of the turnout at last Sunday's "Come n Try" Day, there is every chance we will have enough players to field eight teams in this season's competition. As we are only a couple of weeks away from the scheduled start of the season (8th October), it is important for those existing members to confirm their intentions for the 2017/18 season with their managers. Similarly, it would be appreciated if those people who are new to the league, would confirm their intentions by Monday 25th September, particularly if you are unable to attend the training sessions on Sunday or they are cancelled due to the weather. Thank you.

David (21/9/2017)

0468 927 363

Pitching the week ahead......week ending 1/10/2017

Wednesday 27th September

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Training session for New Town High students: 3.15 to 4.30 pm

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Sunday 1st October

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"Come n Try" Day # 3:

Newcomers to the league and juniors: 11 am to 12.30 am

Returning players & team trainings: approx 12.30 am to 2.30 pm

Prince of Wales Bay Recreation Reserve
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David (25/9/2017)

Baseball Australia's Cam Vale & Garry Everson visit September 2017

On Friday 22nd September 2017, the CEO of Baseball Australia, Cam Vale, and Baseball Australia's Participation Manager, Garry Everson arrived in Hobart for discussions on the future of baseball in Tasmania and for Garry to conduct the level 2 coaching accreditation course. After a meeting with Premier Will Hodgman and representatives from the Department of Sport & Rec, Cam joined Garry, John Hayes, Andrew Sullivan, Peter Hubble, Gene Wheeler, Nigel O'Brien, Adam De Cotter and I for lunch at Harbour Lights Cafe. Following the luncheon, Chris Chalker joined Cam, Garry, Nigel and I out at Prince of Wales Bay Recreation Ground to look over our facilities. On Saturday 23rd September, Nigel, Peter, John, Chris and I joined David Edwards, Dean Vervaart, Jared Rush, Jaime McDonald and Stuart Smith at the Kingborough Indoor Cricket Centre to participate in Garry's Level 2 Coaching course. Pleased to say we all passed a course which took almost eight hours. Thank you very much to Cam and Garry for visiting and to Garry for conducting the course. Thanks also to those who attended the course and to Mark Divin of the Kingborough Indoor Cricket Centre for allowing us to use his facilities. David (23/9/2017)

High school training

New Town High:

(20/9/2017)

Thank you very much to those boys from New Town High who attended this afternoon's training session. Huge thanks to Jane Brooks for helping with the session. David

The next session will be held on Wednesday 27th September commencing at 3.15pm. 

Taroona High:

Sessions are planned for Taroona High in the fourth term which commences on Monday 16th October. Further information will be posted as it becomes available. 

David

Come & Try Day #1: Amazing response

What an amazing turnout for today's first "Come n Try" Day!!! Sixty-one people (61) attended, 9 of whom were juniors(29 newbies)!! Thank you VERY much to all who attended and to Peter Hubble, Chris Chalker, Jimmy Clout, David Edwards, David Humphries, Chris Morrison and Adam J De Cotter for organising/helping out with, activities. Thank you also to Louise Carr and Aaron Jarvis for helping transport gear to Cornelian Bay and to John Hayes for providing extra baseball gloves.

David (17/9/2017)

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Sunday sees the first "Come n Try" Day for the upcoming season and it will be held at Cornelian Bay from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm. If those members who will be attending have a spare glove, could you bring that with you. Thank you.

Baseball Tasmania is particularly keen to invite those people aged 14 to 16 yrs who would be interested in being part of a junior baseball league. No previous experience is necessary. With the support of Baseball Australia's CEO, Cam Vale, there is a drive to have Tasmanian baseball become part of the national framework so now is the time to look at establishing a junior league. 

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The first "Come & Try" Day for the 2017/18 season will be held at the Cornelian Bay Sportsgrounds on Sunday 17th September from 10.30am to 12.30pm. No previous experience is necessary and we are particularly interested in starting a junior competition so would encourage those from 14 to 17 to get along to find out what baseball is all about.

David (31/8/2017)

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"Come n Try" Days will be held on Sunday 17th September and Sunday 1st October. Times will be announced soon, as will the venue for the first one. Soccer does not conclude on both grounds until 17th so we will need to find an alternative venue. There MAY be another on Sunday 24th September but this will depend on the availability of coaches.

David (29/8/2017)

Promoting the game, Launceston style!

Matt Little's (Launceston) poster design for the upcoming inaugural "Come n Try" Day for the Launceston Baseball League. Great job Matt!!! David (16/9/2017)

TCA nets training session (updated 11/9/2017)

Once again the TCA nets are available to individuals, groups and teams for training during the off season. Baseball Tasmania has been offered a session from 4.45pm on a Saturday and the next of these will be this Saturday (16th September). Depending on how many people participate and how many nets are used, the cost per person is generally around $10-20. Please note those attending are not covered by insurance. 

David (11/9/2017)

2017/18 Fees

Very pleased to announce that our membership fees for season 2017/18 will remain as per last season:

Seniors (over 18):                                                            $230

Juniors (under 18)/unemployed/full time students:     $170

Once again, full payment of fees will be required by the last roster game in 2017 UNLESS:

  1. a payment arrangement has been approved by an executive committee member PRIOR to the last game in 2017, or 
  2. a member is paying an amount per game due to work/family commitments 

Notwithstanding 1., a member who has an arrangement will be required to have paid the full amount of their fees ($230 or $170) by the last roster game of the 2017/18 season.

NB: the above MAY be subject to change as Baseball Australia has indicated payments must now be made online, I will advise further once I have more details.

 

David (11/9/2017)

First Come n Try Day: Launceston Baseball League

Thrilled to announce that the first "Come n Try" Day to gauge interest in forming a Launceston Baseball League will be held on Sunday 22nd October as follows:

Venue: Prospect Vale Sports Park (soccer pitches 3 & 4) 2 Harley Parade Prospect

Time: 10.30 am to 12.30 pm

https://m.facebook.com/Launceston-Baseball-League-523170964542012/

David (11/9/2017)

Baseball scoring course: 19th September

Norman Johns has kindly offered to run a two hour course for members and supporters to learn how to score a baseball game. With Jared "Popstar" Rush unvailable to score this season and a need to spread the baseball scoring load a bit, we certainly appreciate Norman agreeing to run this course and would encourage as many people as possible to attend.

Details of the course are as follows:

Date: Tuesday 19th September 2017

Venue: VMAC Employment Solutions: Unit 3  1 Stanton Place Cambridge

Time: 7 to 9pm

Cost: Free

David (8/9/2017)

 

Exciting news: Mercury Friday 8th September 2017

Mercury FB page article with photo of Lily Hayes, Sam Morrison, Connor Pearcey & Josh Moon

Baseball ready to strike in Tasmania with plans for two teams in national competition

BRETT STUBBS, Sports Editor, Mercury
September 7, 2017 6:00pm
Subscriber only

WHILE the governing bodies of AFL, soccer and basketball dither on Tasmanian expansion, baseball is aiming to strike with national teams in Hobart and Launceston.

And as opposed to the other sports, it is not a case of Tasmania pushing its case, but the governing body, Baseball Australia, making the push.

The Mercury can reveal BA and the Australian Baseball League chief executive Cam Vale is aiming to meet the Tasmanian Government soon but he already has plans to build the sport from the ground up, possibly as soon as the 2018-19 season.

The 12-14 week season runs from November to February and would create exposure for the state in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, where baseball is the No.l sport.

It would also run at a fraction of the cost of other codes, with Mr Vale stating a club could successfully function on a $700,000 annual budget with crowds of 800-1000 for home games, with games played out of North Hobart Oval and UTas Stadium.

“The opportunity for Tasmania is we’ve got a great chance to take our product away from the major East Coast capital cities,” Mr Vale said.

Mr Vale said the success of sporting rivalries was behind the dual city expansion while baseball hoped to benefit by having first crack at first choice athletes.

The bold plan has the backing of Baseball Tasmania’s president David Searle.

“It is absolutely exciting, it is what I have been dreaming of,” Mr Searle said.

“It might take a bit of time to get there ... and a lot of things have to fall into place.”

The ABL has affiliations with Major League Baseball in the US and professional leagues in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.

Quality imports are loaned to ABL teams at little or no cost as it is during the northern hemisphere’s off season, significantly reducing expenses.

“What I really like is Tasmania is a strong sporting culture but we are almost like a new sport coming to town,” Mr Vale said.

“It is a greenfield approach on how we might build the game and building the game with the ABL is the right way to go.”

Mr Vale understands the sport has only a small following in the state, with only seven southern teams currently, but he has a strong affiliation with Tasmania having been North Melbourne’s chief operations officer when it started playing games in Hobart before going on to be Hockey Australia’s chief executive.

He said two ABL teams would not only be good for the elite level, it would also generate interest in beginner T-ball programs and Little League teams with an Australian Little League team getting direct entry to the US Little League finals, which are broadcast on ESPN.

“The ABL teams are an exciting lead point in,” he said.

“But the sustainability, the 10- to 20-year vision, is for a Tasmanian team to be competing in the Little League world series, the first Tasmanian to be signed for a MLB team — that’s where we really want to get into the heart of why we are doing it,” he said.

David (8/9/2017)

Season 2017/18 news: (updated 5/9/2017)

Pitching the next month (and a bit) for baseball (subject to change):

Saturday 9th September:

TCA nets session 4.45pm
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Sunday 17th September:

Come n Try Day #1 Cornelian Bay Sportsground 10.30am to 12.30pm
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Friday 22nd September:

Visit by Baseball Australia CEO, Cam Vale
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Saturday 23rd September:

Coaches training course with Baseball Australia's Garry Everson (via registration only)

8.30am to 5.30pm
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Sunday 1st October:

Come n Try Day #2 Prince of Wales Bay Recreation Ground 11.30 am to 1.30 pm (nb daylight saving commences on this day)
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Sunday 8th October:
First round of 2017/18 Raine & Horne Hobart Summer Baseball season 
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The 2017/18 Raine & Horne HSBL season will commence on Sunday 8th October. As with last season, the first two rounds will be held on Sundays and this season, there will be a break between 21st October and 29th October to coincide with the National Masters Games on the north-west coast and Hobart Show Day. The 2017/18 Grand Final will be held on Sunday March 4th 2018. David

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There was much talk last season regarding the establishment of a two tier league. At a recent committee meeting, it was agreed that format changes would NOT be introduced until the 2018/19 season. This deferment would allow both members and teams time to consider their options, allow more time to look at the pros and cons and allow time to look at best practice rules for any proposed two tier format.

Following on from the above, and I appreciate it is still two months to go before the pre-season/"come try" days, if anyone is interested in playing baseball in the 2017/18 season, please contact me on 0468 927 363 or email me at baseballtasmania@yahoo.com.

David (14/7/2017)

Coach training with Garry Everson from Baseball Australia

In a first for Hobart baseball, Garry Everson from Baseball Australia, will be visiting Hobart on the weekend of 23rd September to conduct a Coach training course.This is a great opportunity for members to advance their skills and to guarantee we are efficient in coaching our juniors and new players. Details are as follows:

Date: Saturday 23rd September 2017
Venue: Lightwood Park Kingston (ground with cricket pitch on it)
Time: 8.30 am to 5.30 pm
Cost: $120 pp

There is preliminary online work to do prior to the course and as Garry needs to register participants ASAP, it would be appreciated that, if you are interested, you let me know by COB today.
I appreciate it is late notice and I apologise but the format, hours etc were not finalised until this week.

Once one successfully completes the course, the coaching qualifications are valid for four years.

David (1/9/2017)

 

Exhibition Game

Sadly, Maidstone Park (Spreyton) will not be ready by 9th September so the suggested exhibition game will not proceed.

David (29/8/2017)

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As you would be aware, the Australian Masters Games are being held on the north west coast this year. Whilst we will not be entering teams in the competition, there has been talk about the league holding an exhibition match at the Spreyton diamond. Assuming the ground is available, I had thought of holding a match on Saturday 9th September. The Launceston Baseball League is hoping to hold a "Come n Try" day the following day so if the game goes ahead, some members may like to stay over for the latter. A lot of this is up in the air at the moment but if I could have some idea as to who would be interested IF the exhibition game proceeds.

 

David ???? (23/8/2017)

Australian Masters Games: North West Tasmania October 21st to 28th 2017

Whilst Baseball Tasmania will not be entering any teams in the above competition, there are vacancies for individual players on other baseball and softball teams, contacts and details of which are listed below.

Australian Masters Games: Join A Team

 

David (11/8/2017)

Multicultural Council of Tasmania

As we continue to build our league, with the aim of making baseball accessible and enjoyable for people from all walks of life, I am pleased to announce that we have been approved as a member of the Multicultural Council of Tasmania. Their website now has a direct link to ours and we welcome people of all nationalities to experience the game of baseball.

Multicultural Council of Tasmania

David

(10/7/2017)

Grant success 2017

On behalf of Baseball Tasmania and the Raine & Horne Hobart Summer Baseball League, I can officially announce that we have been successful in obtaining a $45,000 grant from the State Government. Thank you to Elise Archer MP and the State Government. Thank you also to Terese Millhouse for all her work in compiling and submitting the original application, and to Louise Carr and Aaron Jarvis for participating in today's photo shoot to officially announce our success. Upward and onward for baseball in Tasmania. ------------------------------------------------------Comment from Elise Archer MP's Facebook page: "Great to ‘catch’ up with baseball players David Searle (Northern White Socks), Aaron Jarvis (Dragons) and Louise Carr (Eastern Athletics) this afternoon to announce a $45,000 Community Infrastructure Fund grant from the State Government to Baseball Tasmania for ground improvements at Prince of Wales Bay Recreation Ground. The money will be used to provide a new and more appropriate back netting for the batting area; a batting cage in which to practise batting, pitching and the catcher's role; and a new pitching mound. I look forward to coming back and checking it out when it’s all complete!" David (23/6/2017)

Your executive committee for the 2017/18 season

Thank you very much to all those members who attended our AGM; our best turnout ever. Welcome to the Raine & Horne HSBL to Jaime McDonald. 
Terese and Zac decided to not continue on as secretary and vice president respectively. On behalf of Baseball Tasmania, I would like to thank them both for their hard work over the last season. 
I am pleased to announce that Baseball Tasmania's executive committee for season 2017/18 will be:

President: David Searle
Snr vice president: Chris Chalker
Jnr vice presidents: Aaron Jarvis & Steve Harris
Secretary: Gene Wheeler 
Treasurer: Peter Hubble.

David (15/5/2017)

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The AGM for Baseball Tasmania has been confirmed for Monday, 15 May 2017, 7pm start at The Talbot in New Town (upstairs). Attendees will be able to order a meal at the bar upon arrival and take it upstairs.

I would encourage as many members as possible to attend, not only to hear how the league progressed in the 2016/17 season but also to hear what lies ahead. The upcoming 2017/18 season is the 10th anniversary of this current league.

If you have any agenda items please let Terese Millhouse know by COB Wednesday 10 May.

David (1/5/2017)

HSBL sponsors (Updated 1/5/2017)

League:

Platinum & Naming Rights Sponsor: Raine & Horne Real Estate Hobart

Team:

Hobart Blue Jays:      Hotel Soho

Northern White Sox:  Tas Keno

Eastern Athletics: Customs House Hotel

Orioles:                    Banjos Bakery

                               Techquity

                               Kennedy Bros Painting

                               Claremont Hotel

                               Kentucky Fried Chicken

                               One on One Financial

Masters:

Haymes Paints Ballarat

Kennedy Bros Painting

Bennetto Finance

Park Hotel Bistro Ballarat

2018 Victorian Masters Carnival

VIC MASTERS 2018. The twenty-second annual Victorian Masters Baseball Carnival has been scheduled for Prince of Wales Reserve (Ballarat) from Friday 16 March to Sunday 18 March 2018. While the dates are subject to approval by City of Ballarat, we do not expect any issue in that regard. http://www.vicmasters.baseball.com.au/

David (17/5/2017)

Jamie McIntyre Player of the Year 2016-17

With 17 votes, Andrew "Sully" Sullivan (Eastern Athletics) was the winner of the Jamie McIntyre Player of the Year for 2016-17 at Saturday's Baseball Tasmania Presentation Night. Sully had earlier won the batting champion title with an average of 0.630 but he was still shocked when he was announced as this season's winner. Sully won from Jimmy Clout (13 votes), Tim Holland (13) Fiona Don (12). James Jubb (12) and Ryan Oakley (12). Congratulations to Sully on a great season. David (2/4/2017)

Baseball Beyond Our Borders: Hobart baseball in print

Very pleased to announce that a chapter on baseball in Hobart is part of a book about about baseball around the world which has just been released in the USA. http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/product/Baseball-Beyond-Our-Borders,677378.aspx I would like to extend our thanks to Professor George Gmelch for writing the chapter and to Dave Edwards and Michael Scott for their original input to this article. David (27/1/2017)

Launceston Baseball League Facebook Page Online: Going north....(updated 30/8/2016)

The Facebook page for the Launceston Baseball League is now up and running. Thank you very much to Nicole Perry for setting up and advertising the page. David (30/8/2016)

Launceston Baseball League Facebook page

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Huge thanks to Nicole and Andrew Perry for catching up this evening to discuss starting up a baseball competition in Launceston. Andrew has kindly agreed to be the contact for anyone (male or female) interested in playing baseball in Launceston and he can be contacted by email at perry.andrew83@yahoo.com.au. 

David (6/6/2016)

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The Australian Masters Games have been awarded to north west Tasmania and a baseball competition will be held at the Spreyton ground in October 2017. I shall be meeting with members of the Devonport City Council next week and will take the opportunity to meet with people who have shown interest in playing baseball in Launceston. For further information on this trip, either email me at baseballtasmania@yahoo.com or call me on 0468 927 363.

David (31/5/2016)

Smoking policy

As we near the start of the 2016/17, I would just like to remind members and spectators about the law regarding smoking around sporting events.

"Tasmanian legislation (Public Health Act 1997) bans smoking within 20 metres of competition, seating or marshalling areas at outdoor sportsgrounds while a sporting event is being conducted. This includes the period 30 minutes before and after the sporting event. It does not include informal or impromptu sporting activities.
Coaches, players, officials and volunteers will refrain from smoking while involved in an official capacity for the Association and affiliated club, on and off the field. No images of Association volunteers, members, officials, coaches and players smoking at Association-related activities are to be placed on social media."

It is the responsibility of managers and administrators to ensure these rules are adhered to. (The full document is located under New Member Information "Health & Safety"

David (13/9/2016)

Scorers, base umpires and umpiring co-ordinator requested...

Our committee works tirelessly to help our season progress and the enthusiasm for our upcoming season and our future is amazing. In the last couple of seasons, we have seen the benefits of having scorers and plate umpires (as opposed to catchers umpiring). As the league continues to expand, it is a no-brainer that we need to improve the integrity of our game by including base umpires. In the absence of any alternatives, the base umpires will be sourced from the teams. Members of the Masters' teams have plate umpired the bulk of our games for a number of years but it is important that we have an umpiring roster so that both umpires and teams know where they stand. I support Chris Chalker's post on Facebook calling for someone (other than a committee member) to help organise an umpiring roster. Whilst I believe the Master's players would once again be willing to plate umpire, it is unfair to both them and the teams not to have some idea (in advance) as to when they will be umpiring. The alternative is to have me umpiring each game....hmmm...could be interesting!!

David (24/9/2016)

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One of the success stories of the 2014/15 season was the Presentation Night held in March. This night, and the awards presented thereon, would not have happened without the statistics obtained from the scoring of our games by Jared Rush and Norm Johns. There is a strong chance Norm will not be scoring in the 2015/16 season so I am inviting expressions of interest from not only members but also supporters to learn how to score and thus spread the load of scoring our games. Peter Hubble has volunteered his services to teach people how to score.

David 22/6/2015

New Tassie Masters' Teams sponsor

More big news from the weekend, Chris Chalker has secured sponsorship for the 2016 Tassie Masters' teams with Park Hotel Bistro in Ballarat. On Thursday 17th March 2016, those members of the two teams will be attending the bistro for a feed, drinks and the presentation of caps sponsored by the hotel. Thanks again to Chris for all his hard work.

David (7/12/2015)

Player availability

Just a reminder to players; it helps your team immensely if you can advise your manager of your availability to play....well in advance of the game. I appreciate there are unavoidable last minute reasons to be unavailable but all players have access to a roster and in the majority of cases, would know of their availability in advance. It should not be left to the manager to constantly run after players to check on their availability.

Early notification means your manager can reach out to the manager of the team which has the bye in that week to see if anyone from his or her team is interested in filling in.

Fill-ins:

Fill-ins should initially be sourced from the team which has the bye for that week. If no-one is available then alternatives can be looked at.

Rules regarding fill-ins: (from previous seasons)

  • Fill-ins must be placed last in the batting order to ensure that regular team members have the best game opportunities
  • Fill-ins cannot pitch or catch unless with prior arrangement between the competing team managers

David (9/12/2015)

Cricket Tasmania go to bat

Thanks to John Hayes and Rhett Lockyer from Cricket Tasmania for catching up this morning to discuss future collaborations between Cricket Tasmania and Baseball Tasmania. Discussions included baseball sessions with Brad Harman from the Melbourne Aces and a baseball game between members of the Tassie Tigers' cricket squad and the HSBL. Stay tuned for further updates as they become available. David

David (25/5/2016)

Breaking news

Following on from tonight's general committee meeting, I am happy to announce some exciting news about the upcoming 2015/16 HSBL season. 

  • On the weekend commencing 31st October, a team from the Wollongong Pirates (NSW) will play a series of games against teams representing the HSBL. Other activities will be planned for the weekend so stay tuned for further details. Thanks to Chris Chalker for organising this. 
  • The 2015/16 season will be played over 15 rounds with a preseason lightning competition to allow new players to find their feet and to determine final teams for the season proper. This preseason competition will be held in conjunction with open days which will be scheduled for earlier in October, further details to be provided shortly.

David 29/7/2015

News headlines

Dragons are premiers again!!! 2016-17

01/05/2017

Dragons go back to back in 2016-17

Baseball Tasmania Presentation Night: 1st April; change of venue

01/05/2017

Change of venue for presentation night

Banjos Orioles Orange minor premiers for season 2016-17

01/05/2017

Banjos Orioles Orange minor premiers

Statistically speaking

02/04/2017

Last advertised stats prior to Presentation Night on April 1st

Raine & Horne HSBL season 2016/17: Grand Final: Banjos Orioles Orange V Dragons

02/04/2017

Line ups for the 2016-17 Grand Final

Happy New Year....AND save these dates!!

21/02/2017

Important 2017 dates

Raine & Horne HSBL season 2016/17: results round twenty

21/02/2017

Results of games up to and including round twenty

2016 Fees entrants

05/12/2016

Those players eligible for the 2016 fees draw:

 

TCA Net bookings

18/11/2016

How to book the TCA nets for practice

Opening Day Raine & Horne HSBL season 2016/17

16/10/2016

What an opening round to the 2016/17 season...

Registration form for HSBL 2016/17

Click here for registration form

Baseball Tasmania EFT details

Account: Baseball Tasmania

BSB: 037-001

Account number: 481722

 

Tasmanian Masters Baseball banking details

Tasmanian Masters Baseball Association

BSB: 633 108

A/C: 1301 92453

Details: name of player or sponsor

David 5/2/2015

Results 2017/18 (updated 11/10/2017)

Round 1: game 1: Banjos Orioles Black 10 defeated Northern White Sox 9

game 2: Dragons 6 defeated Banjos Orioles Orange 4

game 3: Eastern Athletics Green 20 defeated Eastern Athletics Gold 7

game 4: Hotel Soho Hobart Blue Jays 15 defeated Raiders 5

Upcoming games

Wednesday 11th October: Round 1, game 4:   5.45pm: Hotel Soho Hobart Blue Jays V Raiders 

Thursday 12th October: Round 2, game 1: Eastern Athletics Gold V Northern White Sox

Sunday 15th October: Round 2 game 2: 10am: Eastern Athletics Green V Hotel Soho Hobart Blue Jays

game 3: 12.15pm: Banjos Orioles Orange V Raiders

game 4: 2.30pm:   Dragons V Banjos Orioles Black

Wednesday 18th October: Round 3 game 1: Banjos Orioles Black V Eastern Athletics Green

Thursday 19th October: Round 3 game 2: Northern White Sox V Dragons

National Masters Game/Show Day break

Wednesday 1st November: Round 3 game 3: Hotel Soho Hobart Blue Jays V Banjos Orioles Orange

Thursday 2nd November: Round 3 game 4: Raiders V Eastern Athletics Gold

David

Dragons 2016-7 Champions

Manager of Dragons, Adam de Cotter receiving Hubble Edwards Shield from Peter Hubble (L) and David Edwards (R)

Facebook (updated 25/11/2016)

500 "likes" on our Facebook page!!! Thank you very much to all those supporting baseball in Hobart.

David (25/11/2016)

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I am pleased to announce that today we reached 400 likes on our Facebook page. On behalf of Baseball Tasmania, I would like to thank all those people who have "liked" our page because it is through your interest that we are able to spread the word, not only about baseball but also softball and the new t-ball league.

David 26/8/2016

http://www.facebook.com/HSBLTAS

Launceston Baseball League Facebook page

Hot off the breakfast grill at Hotel Soho

$8 BREAKFAST SPECIAL NOW @ SOHO EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY FROM 8AM. Come in and also see our delicious breakfast menu. STARTING THIS SATURDAY & SUNDAY!

Back to where we belong!

Opening Day Hobart Summer Baseball League 2014/15

Statistically minded

The Home of Baseball: 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.