Saints seek Senior Coach for 2015

East Belmont ‘Saints’ Baseball Club Seek Club Coach (Playing or Non-Playing) For 2015 Season.

Expressions of interest are being sought by the ‘Saints’ Baseball Club for a suitably qualified person to provide the coaching and leadership to the senior playing group and guiding the club for success in the 2015 GBA winter season. Remuneration and conditions of appointment are negotiable for the suitably qualified persons who may be considered.

Click HERE for more information. Applications will close on 22 December 2014.

Chris Rickard (0411 165205, or email cjrickard@lizzy.com.au)

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GBA Annual General Meeting

The GBA Annual General Meeting will be held at 6.30 PM on Tuesday 9 December 2014, at Saints ground (Pioneer Park).

At this meeting the following will be discussed:

(1) The GBA Annual Report

(2) The GBA Financial Statement

(3) Election of Office Bearers for 2015 season (nominations for all positions need to be with me at least 24 hours before the AGM)

(4) Amendments to the following policies

(a) The GBA Social Media Policy

(b) The GBA Smoke Free Policy

(c) The GBA Liquor Policy

(5) The enhanced statement of fines and penalties

It is critical that all clubs have a representative at this meeting (prefereably President or Secretary). Clubs should also have a preliminary indication of what grades they would be entering for 2015 season.

If a club fails to be represented at the meeting a fine could be imposed on that club.

Any questions please contact me.

Regards

Tony McPherson (Executive Officer)

0407868720 or 97491369

 

Australian Baseball Alumni goes live

Launched at the end of October, Australian Baseball Alumni has been established with the purposes of promoting baseball while providing a means for ongoing connection - and reconnection - between anyone who has had an involvement in the sport, at any level and in any capacity.

Creation of the Alumni group has been driven largely by former Geelong resident and 1984 Helms Award winner Brett Ward, who is a long-time scout for Baltimore Orioles.

Alumni membership is open to everyone – current or former players, coaches, umpires, scorers, administrators, sponsors and supporters.

Anyone, that is, who has enjoyed watching or being a part of our great game - in Australia or anywhere around the world. Find out more by visiting the Alumni website and Facebook page.

Australian Schoolboys Tour

The Australian Schools Team is currently in United States, where the squad will play 23 games of baseball in a hectic three week schedule.

The tour will take the squad across four states (Oregon, Washington State, California and Arizona).

Werribee pitcher Wes de Jong is one of five Victorian players on the squad, which is coached by Essendon Senior Manager Peter Giles.

Tour Manager Neil Barrowcliff will be seeking to keep family and supporters informed of squad progress that will be followed on the Aussie Baseball Forum and through the Baseball Australia website.

 
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A Reserve Grand Final deemed no result

A sub-committee of the GBA Board met on 4 September with representatives of the Guild Baseball Club. This meeting was to consider if a breach of Playing Condition 26.02 occurred during the A Reserve Grand Final. The sub-committee after careful consideration found that a breach of the rule had taken place. While it was acknowledged that the breach was a mistake and that no advantage was intended, nevertheless a breach had occurred. As a result the Guild side has now had a 9-0 loss recorded against its name. However, the sub-committee determined that a win to the Mounties Baseball Club would not be appropriate and that there will be a no result listed in the historical records of the GBA.

Tony McPherson (Executive Officer, Geelong Baseball Association)

Lions roar to four

Seriously challenged by a combative Bellarine Bears, Guild again produced the offensive goods when it mattered most – in so doing landing its fourth A Grade pennant on the trot with a 6-2 win in beautiful conditions at Geelong Baseball Centre this afternoon.

The win capped another big year for Guild - which qualified all eight club teams for the playoffs - while Colac continued its run of success in the lower grades with an imperious 16-1 shellacking of Saints in B Grade and a hard-fought 10-7 result over Lara Wildcats in B Reserve.

READ MORE      IMAGES FROM GBA GRAND FINALS

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Lions, Bears to face off in Grand Final

Chasing their fourth A Grade premiership on the trot, Guild Lions will lock horns with a resurgent and in-form Bellarine Bears in what shapes as a massive day of senior Grand Finals at Geelong Baseball Centre on Saturday 30 August....

GRAND FINAL PREVIEW

Bears sink Brewers: Lions at death

Bellarine and Guild have qualified for a Grand Final showdown after two thrilling Semi-Finals that saw the former stun Ballarat Brewers 5-1 and the latter pinch a 4-3 win after looking gone into the bottom of the ninth….

READ MORE         IMAGES FROM SEMI-FINALS ACTION          SENIOR TROPHY WINNERS 2014

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Junior Premiers

Congratulations to the premier teams in GBA junior competition for 2014.

UNDER 13:   GUILD

UNDER 15:   BACCHUS MARSH

UNDER 18:   GUILD

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GBA Junior contact details for 2014

All enquiries and enquiries regarding junior competitions and programmes for the 2014 winter season should be directed to Junior Secretary Terri Walker (email gba.juniorsecretary@gmail.com).

The Junior Chairman is Robert Hosking (0411 201101 or robertho@iprimus.com.au)

       

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The Geelong Baseball Association season runs from early April through to September. While this website and our associated Facebook page go into partial, unseasonal hibernation over the summer, we will provide occasional updates and we are always available to respond to requests for information by your contacting any of our listed officials.

GBA Grand Finals 2014

A Grade:  GUILD 6 def BELLARINE 2
A Reserve:   LIONS vs MOUNTIES (no result)
B Grade:  COLAC 16 def SAINTS 1 
B Reserve:  COLAC 10 def LARA 7

Senior Premiers 2014

A GRADE:   GUILD LIONS
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A RESERVE:   GUILD LIONS vs MOUNTIES (no result)
B GRADE:    COLAC BRAVES
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B RESERVE:    COLAC BRAVES
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Victorian Clubs

This list may not be complete and it will be subject to change as clubs transition to the IMG system or opt for stand-alone web services.

Please let us know of updates that you may have.

CLUB CONTACTS AND WEBSITE LISTINGS

Victorian Leagues

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