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15 October 2012
2012 - Wrap Up
Season 2012 has been and gone ... and we can start thinking about 2013! Before we do that though thanks to to all who made it happen this year - under sometimes trying condtions at our new home at Robinsons Road.
There's has been a whisper that council has approved the plans for our new clubrooms, so hopefully construction will start over summer. We will keep you posted of what's happening and plan to have a couple of BBQs over the summer to maintain the grounds etc.

Congrats to our award winners at the recently held Presentation Night:
MVP - Matt O"Brien. Batting Award - Simon Myles. Coach's Award - Mitch Barr.
MVP - Chris Wilson. Batting Award - Chris Love.
MVP - Russell Clarke. Batting Award - Dale Harrison. Coach's Award - Rhys Tippett.
MVP - Jamie Tkalcevic. Batting Award - Thilak Manohar. Most Improved - Jarryd Ward.

John 'Rocky' O'Brien Award for Best Club Member - Dayle Selleck.

Michael 'Max' Klinger Award for Club Champion - Matt O'Brien.

Brent Hura Perpetual Award for Best Junior Club Member - Tom Snowden.
It was great to have Deb & Mac at the night to present this award for the first time.

Another highlight of the night was the awarding of Life Membership to Rob Davis - in recognition of Davo's many, many years of service to the Club - as player, coach, committee member, umpire, MC, barman, chimney sweep etc etc. Well done Davo!

The Club would also like to thank our major sponsor Selleck's Recoating Services. Floyd & Suzie were at Presentation Night - Suzie won the raffle, and then donated it back to the Club!

Finally a big congrats to Matt O'Brien for not only cleaning up the major awards at Frankston but also winning the Association's O'Brien Medal for the Best Player in A1. This is the second time Matt has won this award.

See you all for Winter 2013!

11 September 2012
Senior Presentation Night
Is on Friday 21st September, 7pm, YCW Football Club, Jubilee Park, Frankston. Tickets are $25 per person, finger food provided, and drinks at bar prices.

Please book your seat/s with Emma by 14th Septemper at:

For all the details ... click here.

28 August 2012
Tomato Classic
The annual Tomato Classic golf day is on this Friday 31 August at Eagle Ridge Golf Club - $50 gets you a game, cart & BBQ lunch. Book with Dirty, Matty or Marko.

Under 13 Grand Final
Our Under 13s have finished the year runners-up to Berwick - going down 12-4. The game was evenly poised going in to the last inning, 5-4 to Berwick, then the Dodger bats came alight. Well done to the team and coaches, (and parents) on a successful year - you can all be proud of your efforts.
Also great to see the support both teams received from their respective clubs, easily the biggest crowd of the morning.

After the disappointment of his tiny Tomatoes in the morning - the day just got worse for Simon Myles. Thinking he was 21 again, Smyles took a tumble trying to make a play in the A1 game against Mornington in the afternoon ... to end up in hospital with a dislocated shoulder and broken collarbone (no half measures there). We all wish Simon a speedy recovery.

22 August 2012
Under 13s - Grand Final
That's right - our tiny Tomatoes, the Under 13s have won through to the Grand Final, defeating Cheltenham White in the Preliminary Final last Saturday. Just one more game to go against Berwick this Saturday 25 August - first pitch 8.45am - at Frankston. Whatever the outcome, the Club is mighty proud of what you have achieved this season ... Go Tomatoes!

Junior Grand Finals
We will be hosting this years junior grand finals on 25 August. This involves all junior grades - Under 13 (major & minor), Under 15 & Under 17 ... so we will need plenty of help on the day. The Club is asking for 3-4 players from each senior team to 'volunteer' to help out on the day - as the saying goes: many hands make light work!

Junior Presentation
Junior Presentation Night is on Friday 31 August, 6.30pm at the Clubrooms (Robinsons Rd). For all the details ... click here.

14 August 2012
Under 13s - Prelim Final
Our tiniest Tomatoes, the Under 13s have got through the Semi Final defeating Mornington Gold 10-7. Now they move on to the Preliminary Final this weekend 18 August at Bonbeach. The boys take on Cheltenham White ... and once again want as many of you as possible to come along and support - first pitch 8.45am - Go Tomatoes!

9 August 2012
Under 13s - Semi Final
Our tiniest Tomatoes, the Under 13s are in finals action this weekend 11 August at home. The boys take on Mornington Gold in the elimination semi-final ... and would love to see as many people as possible down at The Patch to cheer them on - first pitch 8.45am - good luck!

Home Run Derby & Womens Grand Final
This years Home Run Derby & Womens Grand Final will be held on 25 August at the Dandenong Baseball Club.
This year there is a junior & senior derby, so if you are interested in swinging for the fence (prizes to be won) please speak to Secretary Emma Medwin as soon as possible. Juniors (Under 13 & 15 - hitting off a tee) start at 10.30am and the Seniors at 9.30am.

1 August 2012
Fixture Change
All senior games scheduled for Round 16 - 11 August against Dandenong will now be played at home.

24 July 2012
Tomatopod Shuffle Night - run and won! A very big thank you to all those who purchased tickets and to those to attended the night. We greatly appreciate your support, and are pleased to announce that the $1000 prize was won by Gary Kent.

We were also lucky enough to have an 'anonymous benefactor' purchase all the unsold songs that were still to be played a bit past the half way mark of the night - you know who you are, and we are grateful of the support and loyalty you show. Thank you for helping to cap off a successful night for the club.

One more very big thank you to Matt O'Brien for all his hard work in organising the night, keeping track of the songs and managing to run the bar at the same time. Love your work Matty!

Look out for details on the annual Tomato Classic Golf Day, coming soon.

Our next function at the club will be a small scale event of drinks, some dinner and some music at The Patch after the last game of the season on Saturday 25th August. We hope to see you there.

19 July 2012
Chocolate Drive
A reminder that you need to return your chocolate money ASAP. Please try to get this sort by this weekend - 21 July.

13 July 2012
Tomato-Pod Shuffle
A reminder that this night is fast approaching Saturday 21 July, 6.30pm at the Club. This is the Clubs major fundraiser for the year so get your ticket/s now!
$25 a ticket, pizza and a drink included ... we need to sell 100 tickets to offer the $1000 grand prize.
Please see Emma or Matt to select your song/pay your money ... this is shaping up to be a big night - the Patch is back!

4 July 2012
Get Well Soon
The Club sends its best wishes out to Matt Schneider. Matt copped a nasty pitch to the face on the weekend that will require surgery - here's hoping for a speedy recovery Matt.

3 July 2012
Ace Training for the Under 13s
The Melbourne Aces' Justin Huber, Brad Harman, Josh Davies and Jarryd Rogers were the star attractions at the Frankston Baseball Club last Saturday week. The Aces conducted a training clinic for players from the Dandenong Baseball Association Under 13 competition and Frankston was well represented.

Pictured with the Aces from left to right are Frankston players
Jarvis Allen, Callum Fulcher, Jai Cebular, Jed Woodger, Conor Myles & Dylan Leary

2 July 2012
Vale Tony Wilson
Sadly we inform our members of the passing of Tony Wilson, who passed away on Wednesday 27 June. Tony, the father and grandfather of members Chris & Cody was a long time player and administrator in baseball. He was a Life Member at the Ormond Glenhuntly Baseball Club. Our deepest sympathies go to Chris, Cody and families.
Funeral will be held at Tobin Brothers Cheltenham, 147-149 Park Rd, Cheltenham on Tuesday 3 July at 1pm.

25 June 2012
Vale Sandy Barfuss
It is with much sadness that we farewell Sandy Barfuss, who passed away on Friday 22 June. Sandy was a wonderful supporter of the Tomatoes, and we will miss her infectious laugh and her cheering for her boy Neil. Our deepest sympathies go to Neil, Emma and Alena.
The funeral will be held on Friday 29 June at Tobin Brothers Spirit of Life Chapel, 232 Cranbourne Road, Frankston from 10am.

22 June 2012
Wet, Wet, Wet
The DBA executive has canceled all games for this Saturday 23 June. This includes all junior & senior games.

Our Trivia Night is still on - 7pm. For all the details ... click here.

20 June 2012
DBA Reps
The Club congratulates the following players/officials on their recent selection to DBA Representative teams.

Seniors: Russell Anderton, Mark Jones, Noel Winther (Manager), Michele Winther (Scorer)
Under 16: Tighe Donnelly
Under 12: Conor Myles

This continues a fine tradition of having association representatives every year since the Club was established.

16 June 2012
Trivia Night
Our first function for the year, Trivia Night is on the 23 June. Also a first ... it's in the new clubrooms!
For all the details ... click here.

4 June 2012
DBA Under 18 Tryouts
DBA Under 18 Rep Team tryouts are on Sunday 17 & 24 June, 9am-12pm at the Bonbeach Baseball Club. Please take the appropriate gear. This years tournament will be held at Mildura 7 & 8 July 2012. Players must be Under 18 at 31 December 2012.

DBA Under 16 Tryouts
DBA Under 16 Rep Team tryouts are on Sunday 10 & 17 June, 9.30-10.30am at the Cheltenham Baseball Club. Please take the appropriate gear. This years tournament will be held at Wangaratta 4 & 5 August 2012. Players must be Under 16 at 31 December 2012.

DBA Under 12 Tryouts
DBA Under 12 Rep Team tryout is on Tuesday 5 June, 5-7pm at the Bonbeach Baseball Club. Please take the appropriate gear. This years tournament will be held at Bendigo 7 & 8 July 2012. Players must be Under 12 at 31 December 2012.

21 May 2012
House Warming - Update
Due to scheduling (all senior games being played away), the Tomatoes House Warming is to be combined with the Trivia Night on 23 June (see below).

15 May 2012
Social Calendar
Mark these in your diary now ...

23 June 2012 - Trivia Night/House Warming
7.30pm for an 8pm start, $10pp, BYO nibbles with some snacks provided. Maximum of 8 per table - this means you, Burt family!

21 July 2012 - iPod Shuffle Night
Price TBA, but approx $25. Night works like a reverse draw, you pick a song, when your song is played, you're out of the running for the big cash prize. 6pm start to fit in all the music.

25 August 2012 - End of Season Bash
The traditional end of the home & away season get together - more details closer to the night.

August/September 2012
Tomato Classic Golf Day - TBA
... and Presentation Nights (junior and senior) will be advised too.

11 May 2012
DBA Senior Team Tryouts
DBA Senior Rep Team tryouts are on Sunday 20 & 27 May, 10am at the Dingley Baseball Club. Once the team is selected a final training session will take place on 3 June, 10am also at Dingley. Please attend in baseball uniform and take the appropriate gear. This years tournament will be held at Geelong 9, 10, 11 June 2012. Coach is Brendon Robinson 0425 716 398.

10 May 2012
Chocolate Drive
Our major fundraiser for the year - the ever popular Chocolate Drive is about to begin. Boxes of Freddo's (multiple varieties) will be distributed to players (one box per family) starting this weekend.
The drive will last 6 weeks and is a great money earner for the club - so please return your money as soon as possible.
Hmmm .... chocolate!

A reminder that this weekend 12 May is your last chance to take advantage of the discounted fee offer. See the Fees for 2012 page for details.

8 May 2012
DBA Under 14 Team Tryouts
DBA Under 14 Rep Team tryouts are on Tuesday 15 May 6-7:30pm, Sunday 20 May 9-11:30am, Tuesday 22 May 6-7:30pm, all at the Sandringham Baseball Club. Please attend in baseball uniform and take the appropriate gear. This years tournament will be held at Sale, 30 June/1 July 2012. You must be Under 14 as of the 31 December 2012.

3 May 2012
DBA Round 3
This week all junior & senior teams are playing at home. Juniors kick-off at 8.45am, then the Seniors at 12 & 2.15pm. Hopefully the weather holds ... good luck to all teams.

Junior Umpiring Roster
The junior umpire roster has been released. Please check to see if you are on it here. ... and remember it is your responsibility to find a replacement if you can't do your allotted game.

27 April 2012
DBA Round 2
This week all senior teams are playing at Dandenong. A2 & A4 will start proceedings at the earlier time of 11.45am, followed by the A1 & A3 at 2.15pm. As in past years this first A Grade game against the Angels will be for the George Dicker Cup - which we currently hold ... and wish to keep!
Juniors this week have the Under 13s away to Bonbeach, Under 15s away to Dandenong Gold and the Under 17s at home against Cheltenham Blue - all games start at 8.45am.

19 April 2012
DBA Season Starts This Weekend
The 2012 Winter Season kicks off this weekend with all senior teams playing at Bonbeach. A2 & A4 will start proceedings at 12pm, followed by the A1 & A3 at 2.15pm.
Our Juniors also commence this week with the Under 13s at home against Dandenong Blue, Under 15s at home against Dingley Gold and the Under 17s away to Dingley - all games start at 8.45am.
All the best to all teams this week.

DBA Rep Team Coaches
DBA representative coaching positions for 2012 are now open for nominations. If interested check the DBA website.

11 April 2012
The clubs Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 14th at 3pm - straight after senior training. Please take the time to attend as we have a lot to discuss for season 2012 ... especially our move to Robinsons Road.

27 March 2012
2012 Senior Training
Senior training will commence on Saturday 21 March, 1.30pm at Robinsons Road.

DBA Scorers Clinic
The Tomatoes very own Michele Winther and Sharyn Hussey will be giving Scoring Clinics at the Dingley Baseball Club from Monday 16 April for all scorers in the Association. Any parents wishing to be involved in scoring should go along as there is never enough competent scorers in the Club. Our existing junior scorers should also attend, if only for the first session, as it focuses on the new junior pitch counts.
For more details click here.

23 March 2012
2012 Junior Training
Junior training will continue to be held at Robinsons Road on Tuesday's: Under 13 from 5.30pm - Under 15 & 17 from 6pm ... until further notice.

7 March 2012
2012 - Junior Training/Registration Day
A junior training/registration day will be held on Tuesday 13 March 2012 - 6pm. Details here.

Season 2012
DBA Season 2012 start date has been set for 21 April 2012. Time to dust off the boots.