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 Feb 20, 2014

Round 19 Newsletter


Melbourne Baseball Club - MCC Baseball Section


Batchat Round 19

If you have any match reports, junior, senior, men, women, masters, social, anything, send it in to by 9pm Tuesdays to get into the week's issue.



Welcome to round 19 of the Newsletter and for the first week of the finals. We have several teams in the semi finals this weekend so try to get to one of the games to cheer them on.


If you would like to support one of the teams in finals here are the dates & times:

Semi Final Matches

Mens Division 1 Firsts

vs Essendon or Geelong, Tuesday 25th Feb 7:30PM, Venue TBA

Mens Division 1 Thirds

vs Blackburn, Sunday 23rd Feb 2:00PM, Surrey Park

Mens Division 4 East

vs Cheltenham FB, Sunday 23rd Feb 2:00PM, Myrtle Park

Masters Division 2 East

vs Heathmont, Monday 24th Feb 6:15PM. Surrey Park

Juniors Under 14 Metro

vs Cheltenham, Sunday 23rd Feb 9:00AM, Myrtle Park

Junior Friday Night U12 Central Centre

Angels vs Malvern Red, Friday 21st Feb 18:15, Surrey Park

Red Sox vs Dodgers, Friday 21st Feb 18:15, Surrey Park


Junior presentation night is going to be on the Sunday 16th of March from 4pm, with Seniors Presentation on the night before at the MCG on Saturday 15th of March.


Match Reports

1st Nine v Preston won 3-0

The firsts continued their winning streak with a 3-0 win on Sunday over Preston after defeating Sandingham 3-1 last Tuesday. The final regular season game is this Saturday the 22nd of February against Newport at Surrey Park. They will match up against either Essendon or Geelong Tuesday night in the first of a best of 3 series depending on results in the Western Conference on Saturday.


Masters A v Springvale lost 3-2

Whilst we knew that even if we beat Springvale we would miss finals on percentage, we came out to play and scored the first two runs of the game early (even with Whitey managing to round third to score without getting off the infield grass…)! On the hill Prez Dave was a bit sore and came out after two scoreless innings, with Whitey taking over and holding the Springy guys scoreless through the next four innings. Going into the last up 2-0 Whitey had reached his four innings limit and with Skinny unable to pitch we nearly shut them down, however a couple of missed chances and a couple of well hit balls off Murray left us down 3-2 at the end. Tough way to finish considering we outhit and arguably out pitched Springy but them’s the breaks.

Dave Keyhoe smashed the ball again to reinforce his standing as our best hitter of the season and perhaps for the Division as he finished the year with a >.500 average. Overall a great season with a great group of guys. Big thanks to Terry Keyhoe for scoring and to Malcolm to looking after us post game every home game. We will be back next year.




Seniors Finals information

The Division 1 thirds will play at Surrey Park this Sunday vs Blackburn 2:00PM, the Division 4 East team will play Cheltenham FB at Myrtle Park Sunday 2:00PM. Masters B will play Heathmont on Monday night at Surrey Park 6:15PM. Also some important information from the Summer League for Senior Coaches and Teams regarding the Mercy rule.

Junior Finals Information - Updated

Some important information from the Summer League for Junior Coaches and Teams. U14 Metro will play Cheltenham Sunday morning at Myrtle Park. All three U12 Friday Teams will be playing at Surrey Park in the Semi finals! Good luck to all players and coaches involved with finals!

School Sports Victoria Baseball/Tee Ball umpires required - paid roles.

An opportunity exists for part time work as a umpire for School Sports Victoria and the Baseball/Tee Ball programs they facilitate is coming - no accreditation neccessary. See details in news item.

Congratulations to Rachel Limburg as Australian U18 Women take bronze in Hong Kong

Rachel was one of 3 Victorian girls in the U18 Australian squad, they finished the tournament on a high note and took home the bronze medal in the 2014 Phoenix Cup In Hong Kong after defeating Far East Japan 6-2 in a clinical win.

Senior Presentation Night

Senior Presentation Night for Season 2013/14 is on Saturday 15th March 2014 in the Olympic Room at the MCG @ 6.30pm for Pre Dinner Drinks and Canapés folowed by the Presentations and Dinner at 7:00PM. Tickets are $100.00 Per Person for 3 Course Meal & Drinks Package until 11pm, tickets available online.



Upcoming Events

15/03/2014 Senior Presentation Night
16/03/2014 Junior Presentation Night

Senior Results

1st Nine
Round 25 - Tuesday 11th February
Men's Division 1 Sandringham    1
Melbourne    3
Round 26 - Sunday 16th February
Men's Division 1 Preston 0
Melbourne 3
Senior Grades - Round 18
Men's Division 1 Reserves Preston 8
Melbourne 8
Men's Division 1 Thirds Preston 2
Melbourne 14
Men's Division 1 Fourths Preston 4
Melbourne 17
Men's Division 4 East Waverley 0
Melbourne 18
Men's Division 4 South St Kilda 4
Melbourne 11
Masters Division 1 Springvale 3
Melbourne 2
Masters Division 2 East Croydon 6
Melbourne B 7
Masters Division 2 East Melbourne C 9
Doncaster 10


Junior Results

Round 15 - Sunday 16th February               
Junior Grades
U18 Metro               Upwey FTG   0
Melb/Malv 0
U16 State Fitzroy 14
Melbourne 10
U16 Metro Melbourne 3
Waverley 13
U15 Friday Waverley  
U14 State Newport 11
Melbourne 3
U14 Metro Melbourne 17
Berwick 7
U12 State Melbourne 5
Cheltenham 15
U12 Friday Malvern Red 6
Red Sox 1
U12 Friday Ormond GH 3
Angels 15
U12 Friday Dodgers 18
Upwey FTG 2




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