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5 March 2018

2018 Season & Senior Training

The 2018 DBA Winter Season commences on Saturday 14th April - for all age groups, junior and senior.

All Training will be at the Frankston Baseball Club, Robinsons Road Reserve, Frankston.

The senior pre-season training schedule is as follows:
1st Session - Thursday March 22nd 6.00pm-8.00pm
2nd Session - Saturday March 24th 10am-12pm
3rd Session - Saturday 31st March (Easter) 10am-12pm, optional session due to Easter break.
4th Session - Thursday 5th April 6.00pm-8.00pm
5th Session - Saturday April 7th, practice matches. 2 x 2 Hour Games Vs Nth Balwyn Stingers at Frankston. Game 1 10.30am -12.30pm. Game 2 1.00pm - 3.00pm. Further information on the practice match day will be released closer to the date.
6th Session - Thursday 12th April 6.00-8.00pm, followed by a Selection and Pie Night for all players.

Club Coach Simon Ratcliffe has tried to maximise the break between seasons for those finishing up with summer, at the same time offering those who have been away from the game a chance to get back into it.

Senior trainings are for all levels and abilities and for all Under 18 players.

Under 16 Players wishing to play senior baseball are welcome train with the seniors also.

Please make the coaches at training aware if you wish to play senior baseball and are a junior player, we have teams available for you.

Looking forward to a Great Season

23 February 2018

Come & Try Days - Junior Training

Junior Come and Try/Pre-Season Training and registration dates for the upcoming 2018 winter season have been announced.
Looking forward to seeing you all back down at The Patch for what is looking to be another fantastic year for the Club.

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Senior Coaches 2018

The Club is pleased to announce the re-appointment of Club Coach Simon Ratcliffe for Winter Season 2018.
Known widely as Ozzie in the baseball community, Simon has been a proud and passionate member of the Frankston Baseball Club for many years and continues to bring a wealth of baseball experience to our Club.
We are also pleased to announce the appointment of Marshall Skinner and Mark Jones as Assistant Club Coaches to help Simon and the Club for the upcoming winter season. Together, all three coaches have excellent experience in playing and managing baseball.
Simon is looking forward to again work with our fantastic contingent of junior players transitioning into the seniors and encouraging their development as baseballers for Frankston.

Coaching Appointments for the B and C Grades and all junior teams will be made over the coming weeks, anyone interested in coaching can email the Club at or contact Simon directly on 0409 930 878.
Senior training dates will be up soon, as will an exciting announcement on a new US player to our Club!

20 February 2018

Brent Hura Challenge - 2018

The annual 'Brent Hura' day has been set.
When: 5pm, Thursday, 8th March
Where: Frankston YCW Cricket Club, Frank Street, Frankston
Game: 20/20 Cricket (we need to wrestle the shield back).
Please try to make some time and come down for a great day out.
RSVP by email to Emma at or via Facebook for catering purposes.
See flyer here.

24 November 2017

State Reps

The Club congratulates the following Tomatoes on their recent selection to Victorian junior representative teams and we wish them every success in their upcoming tournaments:

Under 16 - Jacob Bald, Adam Harris, Sam Skinner, Kurtis Smith, Ben Smith (Asst Coach)

Under 18 - Conor Myles, Zak Skinner, Marshall Skinner (Head Coach)

Good luck in Sydney!

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4 September 2017


Congratulations to our Under 12 & Under 14 teams on winning their respective Grand Finals. Both teams had wins over sides from Mornington, the 12s winning 22-1 & the 14s 6-0.
Commiserations to our Under 16s who went down 9-8 to Cheltenham in a great game of junior baseball.

A fantastic year by all players in all our junior teams and a big thanks to the coaches, managers & scorers and to the parents for their encouragement of their children and the Club ... and a special thankyou to Stacey Gloury, our hard working Junior Coordinator - another great year Stace!

Well done to all.

31 August 2017

Junior Grand Finals

A big weekend coming up for our juniors, with 3 teams playing in Grand Finals - Under 12, 14 & 16. All games are at Cheltenham on Saturday 2 September, starting at 8:45am.
The Club would like as many members as possible to get along to the games to support our youngest members as they play for Premiership glory!

Under 12 v Mornington
Under 14 v Mornington
Under 16 v Cheltenham

Senior Prelim Finals

The Club also has the A2 & B1 teams playing in Preliminary Finals this weekend.

B1 v Pakenham at Dandenong 2:15pm, Saturday 2 Sept
A2 v Dandenong at Dandenong 11am, Sunday 3 Sept

Good luck to all teams and Go Tomatoes!

5 July 2017

Under 14 - State Winter Championships

Under 14 State Winter Championships
22nd & 23rd July, 2017

Information for players, officials, parents & spectators - click here

The Club is hosting the Under 14 - State Winter Championships on Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd July.
We will need all hands-on-deck to run this tournament - a roster for helpers is in the clubrooms, please sign up to help out. The Club needs a minimum of 4-5 people from each team to make a commitment, even 1-2 hours will be much appreciated.

Please work your help around our games to be played on Saturday 22nd July:
A1 & A2 at Boneo.
B1 & B2 at Chelsea.
C2 at Pakenham.
Under 18 at Dandenong
Under 16 at Dandenong
Under 12 at Mornington

For further info have a chat to Tim Hanson.

3 July 2017

DBA Representatives - 2017

The Club congratulates and wishes every success to the following Tomatoes on their recent selection to association representative teams:

Under 12 - Liam Bald, Nick Booth, Jarvis Harvey, Matthew Johnston

Under 14 - Tyler Ellis, Lochie Smith

Under 16 - Ben Campbell, Lili Cavanagh, Olly Hookey-Rizzo, Mark Campbell (EO)

Under 18 - Conor Myles, Zak Skinner

Seniors - Scott Baillie, Jon Ballantyne, Mitch Bowen, Rick Wheeler, Mark Jones (Asst Coach), Michele Winther (Scorer)

This once again continues a fine tradition of having association representation every year since the Club was established in 1945.

19 April 2017

DBA Rep Team Try-Outs

For all information on DBA Senior & Junior rep team try-outs click here.

23 March 2017

Team App

The Club now has its own smartphone app (Team App). It will keep you up-to-date with club & team news, events, schedules and much more.
To get the full features of our team app (Frankston Baseball Club) you need to download Team App onto your smartphone.

Download Team App here ( for Apple or Android phones - it's 100% FREE.

PDF brochure with instructions to sign-up are here: here.

If you don't have a smartphone, email: so you can be added manually and you'll receive email notifications.

The committee are excited to present this to our members, and we look forward to using Team App with you all.

20 March 2017

Annual General Meeting

This year's AGM, is to be held on Sunday 26th March from 2pm at the clubrooms.

This is your chance to nominate for the committee if you are interested in having a say and getting involved with your club this winter.

Also, we are looking to put together a Social Sub-Committee this year to arrange our functions and events, and we need your help!
If you have some ideas on functions, fundraisers or events we can run, we need you - please get in touch via email, or in person (Emma) at a training session if you are interested or would like more information.

We hope to see you at the AGM, and look forward to hearing from anyone interested in volunteering around the club this year.

Senior Coaches 2017

We are pleased to announce our senior coaches for this season:

Club Coach - Simon Ratcliffe
Assistant Coach - Daniel Reeman
A2 - Marshall Skinner and Mark Jones
B1 - Chris Wilson
B2 - Ben Smith
C2 - Sean O'Halloran

Senior Pre-Season Training 2017

Senior pre-season training for the upcoming 2017 winter season is as follows:

Sunday 12th March - 10am-12pm
Thursday 16th March - 6pm-8pm
Sunday 19th March - 10am-12pm
Thursday 23rd March - 6pm-8pm
Sunday 26th March - 10am-12pm
Thursday 30th March - 6pm-8pm
Thursday 6th April - 6pm-8pm.

On Sunday 2nd April our A1 & A2 teams will be playing practice games against North Balwyn Baseball Club. These will be held at their ground (Myrtle Park, North Balwyn) - A2 - 10am, A1 - 12.30pm. Please let Coach Oz know your availability.

Our annual A1 clash against Dandenong for the George Dicker Cup will be played at Dandenong on Saturday 8th April. At this stage, the first pitch for all other senior teams and all junior teams will be on Saturday 22nd April.

Junior Coaches 2017

The Club is excited to announce our junior coaching staff for the upcoming winter season:

Rookie Ball - Mark Richards
U12 - Simon Ratcliffe
U14 - Ben Laux
U16 - Marshall Skinner
U18 - Mark Jones

With a junior coaching panel like this we are looking forward to a fantastic winter season. Don't forget Pre-Season Training and our first Come and Try Day kicks off next Sunday 12th March from 10am.

Junior fees for 2017 can be viewed here.

28 March 2017

Important Message

Unfortunately the Brent Hura Challenge scheduled for this weekend (5th March) has been postponed until the end of our season due to issues with the Cricket Clubs ground availability.
We will keep you posted on when the day can be re-scheduled and apologise for any inconvenience.

10 February 2017

Juniors 2017

See below for a flyer with some important dates for you all to mark on your calendars.
Our junior pre-season training and Come and Try days have been set, we are all very excited and looking forward to seeing you all down at Frankston.
Please stay tuned for further announcements.

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7 February 2017


The Club is pleased to announce the re-appointment of Simon Ratcliffe to the position of Club Coach for Winter Season 2017. Daniel Reeman has also been re-appointed as Assistant Club Coach.
Please stay tuned for further Club announcements regarding both junior & senior teams, coaching positions, as well pre-season training dates.
We welcome back players from last season and encourage any new players (junior & senior - all abilities) to come down to the Club as we move into an exciting stage of both junior & senior development.

31 January 2017

Brent Hura Challenge - 2017

The annual 'Brent Hura' day has been set.
When: Sunday 5th March
Where: Frank St Oval, Frank Street, Frankston
Time: 11am
Game: 20/20 Cricket (we need to wrestle the shield back).
Please try to make some time and come down for a great day out for the whole family. All proceeds raised will go to helping fund defibrillators for the two clubs that Brent loved. Come for a game of cricket or just to support and have a laugh!
Please RSVP on to for catering purposes.
Hope to see you all there.

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