Batchat Round 19
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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.