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6 October 2014

Senior Presentation - Awards

Congratulations to the following award winners for Season 2014:

A1 MVP - Dayle Selleck / Batting - Russ Anderton
A2 MVP - Scott Baillie / Batting - Steven Fox / Coach's Award - Mac Hura / Best Finals Players - Scott Baillie & Mark Richards
B1 MVP - Tom Schneider / Batting - Tom Schneider / Best Team Player - Anthony Richards
B2 Batting - Mark Greasley / Best Team Player - Evan Nisbet / Coach's Award - Stuart McKinlay / Encouragement Award - Emma Tkalcevic

Rocky O'Brien Award for Best Club Member - Simon Myles

Michael Klinger Award for Club Champion - Scott Baillie

Life Membership - was awarded to Rod Burt, for many years of service to the Club ... in particular the past 13 years as Treasurer!

Under 17 MVP - Josh Egan / Batting - Mac Hura / Coach's Award - Connor Ramm & Harley Milne
Under 15 MVP - Jed Woodger & Conor Myles / Most Improved - Josh McKay / Coach's Award - Blake Anderson-Hughes
Under 13 MVP - Aidan Fulcher / Utility Player Award - Adam Harris / Batting - Jai Cebular / Coach's Award - Max Murphy

Brent Hura Perpetual Award for Best Junior Club Member - Mac Hura

New Recreational League

The Cheltenham Baseball Club will be introducing a new Short Season Slow Pitch Competition to run on Saturday's from mid October to mid December 2014.
In Slow Pitch Baseball the emphasis is on hitting, fielding and base running rather than pitching. The game can be enjoyed by players of all ages and skill levels and is open to anyone who has started Secondary School. Reduced impact baseballs will be used and there are no collisions. The objective is simply to have fun and provide a friendly entry point for people who have not previously played the game. Mixed teams of family members welcome. Playing equipment will be provided.
If you are interested in entering a team or being a player, please contact Dave Holland on 0439 314 059 or email secretarycheltenhamrustlers@gmail.com

Be on TV

There's a new TV show coming to our screens and they're looking for a range of households to be part of it - could be families, mates, housemates, couples. So if you love TV, find yourself rather amusing and have opinions you should apply: www.peoplesviewcasting.com




29 September 2014

Season 2014

Another season has come to a close. A very well attended (full house) presentation night on Friday rewarded on-field accomplishments and also those who do the work 'behind the scenes'.
Well done to all, in particular all on the committee, coaches, the Premiership A2 team, and to Rod Burt on receiving Life Membership.
A full list of award winners will be posted soon ...

Finally, a special thanks to one of our sponsors: Cold Rock Ice Creamery in Frankston - for the fantastic 'premiers' ice cream cake, one of the highlights of the night!


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15 September 2014

A2 - Premiers!

Well done to the A2 boys, winning their Grand Final on Sunday. In what turned out to be a real nail-biter Potto etched his name in Tomato folklore by smacking a walk-off double to secure a 5-4 victory over Cheltenham! Congratulations to Tim and all players on a fantastic game and season over-all.

We're from Tomatoland ....

          

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9 September 2014

Well Done!

Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th September saw The Patch once again host the Junior Grand Finals, and for the first time host the Senior Preliminary Finals for the association - and what a great weekend it was. For those of you able to make it down, you would have seen just how beautiful and professional every diamond looked, how abundantly we catered for both days, and how hard so many of our members were working.
What you didn't see was all the behind-the-scenes prep work that was put in to make a successful weekend happen. We had a big crew of ground staff at the club on Friday afternoon and evening who worked for hours to set up home run fences, mark diamonds, mow lawns and maintain the grounds. We also had a canteen crew who set up, prepped and ran the canteen, making everything from our famous schnitzel sandwiches to ham and salad rolls, chopping onions for the barbeque and cutting rolls for the egg and bacons, to keeping the masses fed with traditional baseball fare of dim sims and hot dogs. On top of all that, we had a BBQ bunch cranking out the bacon and egg rolls, snags and burgers on both days, along with the bartenders who looked after those wanting a beverage after 12pm.
Normally, this would be the point where I thank people by name ... but this time I'm not going to as I'm sure I'd miss someone. And I don't want to miss thanking anyone for their time and effort over the past 3 days. I'm delighted to say we had such an amazing amount of help given over the weekend by our members and supporters, and that it was truly the definition of a team effort. From all reports, we were praised on every aspect of our work and organisation, with many asking why we don't host more events like this!
So to those of you who were able to give us as much of your valuable time and energy as you could, thank you. To those on the committee who worked tirelessly to make the weekend run so smoothly, thank you. And to the Association for giving us the opportunity to show the rest of the league just what our fantastic club is capable of, thank you.
I am extremely proud of our club and what we achieved and humbled by all the support given. I hope this is the start of a long and successful run of hosting major events for our association.

Emma Medwin - FBC Secretary



8 September 2014

A2 - Into Grand Final

Well done to the A2 boys, winning their Semi Final 13-6 and moving straight on to the Grand Final. The boys have earned a week off and will play in the big one on Sunday 14 September, 11am at Dandenong - get on down to cheer them on!.



1 September 2014

Help Needed - Finals

Next weekend 6 & 7 September the Club is hosting all junior grand finals (Sat) and all senior preliminary finals (Sat & Sun) ... so we need as many helpers as we can get.
Any and all help will be much appreciated, even just an hour of your time. Please let Emma know if you can help out - 0418 991 412



26 August 2014

A2 - Semi Final

Our A2 team take on Cheltenham in the semi final this Sunday 31 August, 11am at Cheltenham.
Good luck boys!



13 August 2014

Senior Presentation Night

Senior Presentation Night is on Friday 26th September from 7.30pm at the clubrooms. $25 per person for a 3 course meal, and we expect all players to attend.
Please let Emma or your team manager know if you are coming - so we can cater for everyone.

More info - see flyer here.



12 August 2014

Under 17s - Grand Final

Our Under 17s take on Forest Hill this Saturday 16 August in the Under 17 Div 2 Grand Final ... at Forest Hill, 8.45am, Billabong Park, Weedon Dve, Vermont South, Melway 62 E8.
Good luck boys!

Kangaroo Jed

Great image below of Jed Woodger in Japan for the IBA Boys U12 World Championships. Jed had the honour of being the flag bearer for the Kangaroos at the opening ceremony!


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4 August 2014

Vale - Ali O'Connor

It is with great sadness we inform members of the passing of Ali O'Connor, wife of past member Phil 'Flip' O'Connor, who passed away on 31 July 2014.
Our deepest sympathies go to Flip and family.
Funeral service: Weeroona Chapel, Bunurong Memorial Park, 790 Frankston Dandenong Rd, Dandenong South, on Friday 8 August 2014 at 12 noon.



21 July 2014

Tomato Classic

The annual Tomato Classic Golf Day is on Friday 15 August at Eagle Ridge Golf Course.
Tee off @ 9am (be there by 8:45am)
$60 - gets you 18 holes of golf, motorised cart, BBQ back at the club ... and prizes!
Limited to 32 - first to pay - plays.
Always a great fun day.



7 July 2014

Junior Home Run Derby

Fund Raising for Jed Woodger - a message from Mia
Jed and I would like to thank the Frankston Baseball Club for allowing us to have a fund raising morning during the Junior Home Run Derby. Thank you to the following people:
Mark O'Brien for donating the $250 Ausport Voucher on behalf of the club (won by Marshall Hughes)
Peter Gloury for donating the players bag (won by Roy Ramm)
Paula Roberts for donating the Moonah Links voucher (won by John Fairweather)
The Myles family - Simon, Cherie, Laura, Helen and Charlie and Fiona Dalla-Rosa, Stacey Gloury, Noel and Michelle Winther, Debbie Hill and Carlene Hura for your help in either the days leading up to the derby or on the morning.
And finally, a big thanks to all people who bought raffle tickets and bacon and egg rolls. Your support is very much appreciated.

Congratulations to Jack Daniels of the Cheltenham Baseball Club who won the overall junior home run trophy in a play off against Frankston's own Conor Myles.



1 July 2014

Under 12 DBA Rep

Congratulations and good luck to our Under 12 DBA rep Tyler Ellis - playing in Bendigo on the 2-3 August.



27 June 2014

Missing Bat - Found



Under 17 - Re-Draw

The Under 17 re-draw has been done for games from this week 28 June (playing at Forest Hill) until the end of the season. See Game Schedule for remaining games.



11 June 2014

Under 14 DBA Reps

Congratulations and good luck to our Under 14 DBA reps playing in Wangaratta on the 26-27 July: Aiden Fulcher, Adam Harris, Kobe Hughes & Conor Myles.

DBA Under 12 Tryouts

Under 12 DBA Tryouts
Sunday 15th June and Sunday 22nd June
10am to 12pm
Frankston Baseball Club
Under 12 Championship --> Bendigo 2-3 August

Please note:
a) A player is eligible to take part in any match in the respective age groups provided they are under the age of, 12, 14, 16 or 18 years on the 31st of December in the year of the competition.
b) No player may participate in the Under 12 competition until they attain their ninth birthday.
c) For a player to be eligible to compete, they must have played in at least one more than half the games available in their respective local League fixtures prior to each junior championship.



1 June 2014

Queens Birthday Weekend & Senior DBA Reps

No games this weekend for juniors & seniors due to the Queens Birthday! Enjoy the break and see you again for games on Saturday 14th June.

Congratulations and good luck to our senior DBA reps playing over the long weekend in Geelong: Russell Anderton, Scott Baillie, Mitch Bowen, Will Keys, Ben Laux, Mark Jones (Coach) & Michele Winther (Scorer).

Junior Home Run Derby

Saturday 5th July 8:30 to 11 am.

- Free to enter.
- Open to all registered junior players from all clubs.
- Players must be in club uniform.
- 4 ages groups, U11, 13, 15, 17.
- Great prizes!
- Egg & Bacon rolls for sale all morning and raffle to support Jed Woodger who was recently selected in the Kangaroos Touring Team to Japan.

More info - see flyer here.



26 May 2014

Trivia Night

Our annual Tomatoes Trivia Night is coming soon!
Saturday 21st June from 7:30pm at the Club, with the quiz kicking off at 8pm.
It's 8 people per table and tables are limited, so get your team together and book now on the sheet in the clubrooms (or send Emma an email).
Cost is $10 per person, and it's BYO nibbles for the night. Drinks at bar prices, and some snacks will be available.
So grab your friends and family and make your way down to the club for what is always a great night!



21 May 2014

Vale - James Baillie

Sadly we inform our members of the passing of Scott Baillie's father, James Baillie, who passed away on Sunday 18 May. Our deepest sympathies go to Scott, his mother Lorraine, sister Jennifer, and their families.


DBA - Junior Tryouts

Frankston has a long and strong tradition of players representing the Association, juniors players are encouraged to tryout in their respective age groups - they are a great experience!

Under 14 DBA Tryouts
Sunday 25th May and Sunday 1st June
9:30am to 11:30am
Dandenong Baseball Club
Under 14 Championship --> Wangaratta 26-27 July

Under 16 DBA Tryouts
Sunday 25th May and Sunday 1st June
9:30am to 11:30am
Berwick Baseball Club
Under 16 Championship --> Mildura 5-6 July

Under 18 DBA Tryouts
Sunday 25th May and Sunday 1st June
9:30am to 11:30am
Bonbeach Baseball Club
Under 18 Championship --> Geelong 12-13 July

Under 12 Tryouts to be confirmed - Championship --> Bendigo 2-3 August

Please note:
a) A player is eligible to take part in any match in the respective age groups provided they are under the age of, 12, 14, 16 or 18 years on the 31st of December in the year of the competition.
b) No player may participate in the Under 12 competition until they attain their ninth birthday.
c) For a player to be eligible to compete, they must have played in at least one more than half the games available in their respective local League fixtures prior to each junior championship.



9 May 2014

Kangaroo Jed

The Club congratulates Jed Woodger on his recent selection to the Kangaroos Touring Team to Japan. Jed will be off to Tokyo in July and we wish him all the best!



7 May 2014

Under 11 Fixture Update & Junior Umpiring Roster

Due to a team dropping out the Under 11 fixture has been updated. This weeks game is at Cheltenham (not Dandenong). See Game Schedule for all changes.

Also, take note of the Junior Umpiring Roster, ... and remember - if you can't umpire your allocated game it is YOUR responsibility to find a replacement!



30 April 2014

Band Night

Our first social event at our new rooms ... Band Night featuring Mark & Ant Richard's 'Pretty Shabby'. Saturday 17th May from 7:30pm. $15 entry gets you: a beer, wine or softie, entry in the raffle, finger food and great music!
Tickets available for pre-sale or at the door - drinks at bar prices.



29 April 2014

31

On the first week of the season we saw Mac Hura play his first game of senior ball with the B1 team. Before the game Life Member Pete Gloury presented Mac with uniform Number 31, previously worn by Mac's father Brent - the number having gone into recess at Brent's sudden passing in 2010. The Club is delighted to see Mac continuing his baseball and the Hura name at the Club.





DBA Coaches Required

Any person who wants to apply for the role, please email the secretary of the Association at dba.secretary@tpg.com.au with the grade they would like to apply for. Currently there are positions open for Under 12/Under 14/Under 16/Under 18 and Seniors. Please include all of your associated staff as well - Assistant Coach, Scorer, EO. All applications are required by the 12th May 2014.

Championships are at the following locations:
Seniors - 7-9 June - Geelong
Under 16 - 5-6 July - Mildura
Under 18 - 12-13 July - TBA
Under 14 - 26-27 July - Wangaratta
Under 12 - 2-3 August - Bendigo



22 April 2014

Under 11, 13, 15 - Start This Weekend

Our Under 11, 13 & 15 teams play their first games this weekend 26th April. Good luck to all teams, and to our Under 17s playing their second game, competing in the MWBL competition:

Under 11 v Mornington Gold, 8.45am - at home
Under 13 v Berwick, 8.45am - at Berwick
Under 15 v Dingley Gold, 8.45am - at Dingley
Under 17 v Knox, 8.45am - at Knox



11 April 2014

Season Start

The wait is over - Round 1 this weekend the 12th of April will see all senior teams playing at home. You should have been contracted by now about which team you are in ... if not, check the Team Selection tab in the left-hand menu.
Good luck to all teams, hope the weather holds for us and we can have our first official 'sip' in our beautiful new clubrooms.



30 March 2014

Senior Training Update

Thursday training will start and continue each week from this coming Thursday 3rd April from 6pm. There will also be training on Saturday 5th April from 1pm.

The season starts on Saturday 12th April.



23 March 2014

Tomatoes Big Adventure!

A few Tomatoes went on tour this weekend to watch the MLB Opening Series between the Dodgers and Diamondbacks in Sydney. To those of us watching at home it would have come as a surprise to see Daryl Dicker & Tim Hanson sitting right behind home plate in the later stages of game 2 ...we are reliably informed the boys did not purchase these extremely expensive tickets. The story behind how they got to those seats should be a good one .. can't wait to hear it!


Daryl & Timmy (circled) - nice work with the Tomatoes t-shirt & hat Dirty.




14 March 2014

Juniors - Start Date

It has now been confirmed that the first junior games of the season will be on Saturday 26th April.



12 March 2014

Annual General Meeting

The Clubs Annual General Meeting is being held on Saturday 29th March at Robinsons Road from 3:30pm (after senior training). Please take the time to attend as items discussed and decisions made affect all members.



7 March 2014

Valhalla Baseball Camp

Any junior after extra training, Valhalla Training Institute is offering a 3 day training course in April. More info here.



3 March 2014

Club Coach

The Club is pleased to announce that Daryl Dicker will take the reins as Club Coach for 2014. This will be the 11th time that Daryl has taken on this role ... and we couldn't ask for someone better to be leading the Club!

All other coaching postions (A2, A3 & A4) are open and anyone interested in coaching one of these teams can express that interest to Tim Hanson on 0416 057 930.

Senior Training

The first senior training is to be held on Saturday, March 15th at 1pm ... time to dust off the boots and come on down to blow off the cob-webs!

Junior Training

The first junior training for returning players is to be held on Saturday, March 15th at 11:30am ... this training takes place after the second of our Come & Try day sessions.

Winter Season 2014 Update

The 2014 Winter Season is scheduled to start for Seniors on Saturday, 12th April, 2014. There will be a break the following week for Easter then the season will continue.
Juniors are also scheduled to start on Saturday, 12th April, 2014, but this may shift to Saturday 26th April to avoid the school holidays - we will let you know as soon as we do!



25 February 2014

Come and Try Days

The Club is holding Come & Try days on the 1st and 15th of March, 2014, 10am - 12pm. More info in the flyer here.
Or you can contact Secretary Emma Medwin via email: frankston.secretary@gmail.com

Under 17s

The Club is looking for Under 17 players for the up-coming season. If you are interested or know someone who may be interested in playing please contact the Club - frankston.secretary@gmail.com. Pre-season training times will be announced soon.

Conor & Jed - Southern Mariners

Congratulations to Conor Myles and Jed Woodger on their recent selection in the Southern Mariners Little League Team. Conor & Jed will play in the Victorian Little League Championships on the 11th to 13th of April - good luck boys!

Train with Major League Manager Ozzie Guillen

Former Major League player & manager Ozzie Guillen is touring Australia in March and junior (U14, U16, U18, U23) players can attend for specialist training. Numbers are limited. For full details click here.

Softball Umpires

The Melbourne Sports Institute is offering work for softball umpires for Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 4pm, and Saturday mornings. The pay is $35 per match, and you don't need to have qualifications if 'a sound knowledge of the sport is present'. If you are interested or want to know more contact Emma at - frankston.secretary@gmail.com.



14 October 2013

Official Opening of our New Clubrooms

The Frankston City Council has issued an invitation to the official opening of the new Robinsons Park Sports Pavilion on Saturday 26th October, and we would very much like all members and friends to attend.
This will be a great opportunity to show the Council how much support the Frankston Baseball Club has, and to acknowledge all the hard work that has gone into making these rooms happen.
The opening will be held at Robinsons Park, Robinsons Road, Frankston (Melway 103 B11) on Saturday 26th October from 10:30-11:30am. We would love to see everyone associated with FBC wearing something with a Tomato logo or club colours.
The event is being catered by the Council, so please RSVP your ability/inability to attend to Emma by Friday 18th October via email: frankston.secretary@gmail.com
Feel free to bring your family and friends along to celebrate this occasion.







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