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10th September 2014

Hotel Soho Hobart Blue Jays' Sponsor's Day Sunday 1st February

To coincide with round 17 of the HSBL, the Blue Jays are hosting the day to honour their team sponsor, Hotel Soho.

The rough schedule for the day will be as follows:

10.30 am   Northern White Sox V Dragons

11.00 am   T-ball session on field opposite diamond

11.00 am   BBQ fired up for food (and there WILL be a different menu!!)

1.00 pm     Eastern Athletics V Hobart Blue Jays

 

David 28/1/2015

Important amendment to final round of regular season matches

Please note:

There has been an error in the roster for the final round of games:

The games will be as follows:

 

Wednesday 18th February:

Eastern Athletics V Hobart Blue Jays

Thursday 19th February:

Northern White Sox V Dragons.

Apologies for the errors

David 31/1/2015

....the week ahead.....(please read very carefully)

Sunday 1st February: (Hotel Soho Blue Jays launch day)

Northern White Sox V Dragons   10.30 am to 12.30 pm

Eastern Athletics V Blue Jays     1.00 pm to 3.00 pm

(there will be more information relating to this day in the next few days)

 

Tuesday 3rd February:

Optional training 6pm to 7.30pm: this is a great opportunity for not only those current players to learn away from the pressure of a game but also for those people, male and female, contemplating playing baseball in the future to try our game

 

Wednesday 4th February:

Hobart Blue Jays V Northern White Sox  5.45 pm to 7.45 pm

 

Thursday 5th February:

Dragons V Eastern Athletics  5.45 pm to 7.45 pm

 

David 31/1/2015

 

Weekend fun at Hotel Soho

David 24/1/2015

Kennedy Bros Painters, proud sponsors of the Tasmanian Masters Baseball Teams in 2015

Andrew Kennedy at play and work http://www.kbpainting.com.au/

Dragons V Eastern Athletics 21st January 2015

Dragons defeated Eastern Athletics 12-8 in tonight's game. Brenton West hits two run home run for Athletics; Dan Hughes hits out for the Dragons, Gregorio Marrero pitching in relief for the Dragons, Rhys Watts connects for the Dragons Thank you to all those players who paid fees or made payment arrangements. David 21/1/15

Hotel Soho Blue Jays dugout their new uniforms for 2015...as did the Sox and Athletics

The new look teams, photos courtesy of Naomi Searle (11/1/2015) (c) Steve Lovegrove steals second for the Eastern Athletics (r) Shaun Newbon drives in a run in the Northern White Sox' five run first innings against the Eastern Athletics (r) Dragons' Adam de Cotter ready for action in their game against the Blue Jays (below) Brad Howlett at bat for the Hotel Soho Blue Jays David 16/1/15

Uniforms

The tops for the Northern White Sox and Eastern Athletics have arrived, the Blue Jays are on their way. Above is a sneak peek....David 24/12/2014

Happy New Year and important dates for 2015

Happy New Year to all! 

Below are some important dates for the second half of the season and beyond.

11th January:     roster games resume

13th January:     first training night for 2015

18th January:      Final balance of fees due unless alternative payment arrangements made prior to this date.

19th February:    Final date for those with payment arrangements to pay their fees. Please note; to be eligible to play in the finals, players must have paid their fees in full.

22nd February:   first final: third placed team V second placed team

1st March:        Grand Final: winner of first final V first placed team

14th March:      Fundraising Sausage Sizzle for Masters teams and Moonah Bunnings

21st March (tentative): Awards dinner

27th to 29th March: Victorian Masters Baseball Carnival

April: AGM

David 3/1/2015

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

Breaking news!

The tops for the Hotel Soho Blue Jays have arrived! 

David 29/12/2014

Hotel Soho

 

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) 

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

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

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

Join Baseball Tasmania

Click Here to purchase your membership

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)

Sunday 1st February 2015

(please note: the distributed roster conflicts with the roster shown on website. These are the correct times and game order for round 17)

Northern White Sox V Dragons   10.30am to 12.30pm

Eastern Athletics V Blue Jays     1pm to 3pm

Counting the above round of matches, we have four (4) more rounds of roster games to go before the finals.

 

David 31/1/2015

Current ladder

After round sixteen results, with four rounds to go....

Eastern Athletics defeated Northern White Sox 12-10.

Dragons defeated Blue Jays 12-11

....the standings are as follows:

 

Wins

Losses

Ties

Pct

Games behind

For

Against

Dragons

10.5

5.5

1

0.656

-

172

116

Northern White Sox

8.5

7.5

3

0.531

2

126

140

Blue Jays

7

9

1

0.438

3.5

117

136

Eastern Athletics

6

10

2

0.375

4.5

132

154

 

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

Stats after last week's games:

Batting average:
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Matt Cashman (White Sox) (22 hits/35 at bats) 0.629
Rhys Watts (Dragons) (15/24) 0.625
Brendan Adams (Dragons) (22/36) 0.611
Mathew Fox (White Sox) (12/20) 0.600
David Bailey (Athletics) (11/20) 0.550
Steve Harris (Blue Jays) (17/31) 0.548
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Runs batted in (rbi's)
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Shane Davies (Dragons) 20
Steve Lovegrove (Athletics) 17
David Searle (White Sox) 16
Evan Toms (Blue Jays) 15
Paul Johns (Dragons) 14
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Walks
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David Searle (White Sox) 12
Richard Benoit (Athletics) 11
Zac Shutt (Blue Jays) 10
Peter Hubble (Blue Jays) 10
Chris Chalker (White Sox) 9
Ryan Oakley (Blue Jays) 9
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Runs 
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Brendan Adams (Dragons) 23
Richard Benoit (Athletics) 20
Andrew Sullivan (Athletics) 19
Jason Featherstone (Dragons) 19
Rhys Watts (Dragons) 17
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David

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 31/1/2015

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.