Today – Saturday 15th September saw the close out of the 2018 Winter Season with the completion of the Winter Grand Finals in all grades. After the scheduled Grand Final games were washed out the week before, the day opened up to glorious sunshine on the Goldy. Surfers had grand final teams in two grades, the Division 3 Dodgers were up against Twin Cities and the Division 4 Sharks were up against Runaway Bay and we came away with championships in both grades!!
Division 3 – Surfers Dodgers 11 defeated Twin Cities 3
Winter 2018 Champions – Division 3 Dodgers
The Div 3 boys went back to back closing out another championship in a clinical display against Twin Cities at Nerang Baseball Complex. Rob “Big Dog” Cunningham threw a complete game on the mound and kept the Twin Cities batters guessing through his accuracy and changes of speed that didn’t allow the Twin Cities batters to really get hold of him. Doggy was ably supported by the offence who cashed in with the bat, hitting the holes and keeping the line moving to continue tacking on runs each innings. The Dodgers were on the verge of a mercy rule victory but closed it out to get the chocolates 11-3.
Frank “Razor” O’Rourke shares some inspirational words in another of his traditional post-game huddles – this time as champions!!
Division 4 – Surfers Sharks 18 defeated Runaway Bay 11
Surfers Division 4 Sharks – winners are grinners!!
It was the battle of the ocean at Paradise Point, with the Surfers Sharks taking on the Runaway Bay Dolphins and the Sharks bared their teeth to add another championship in a high scoring affair. Runaway Bay got out of the blocks early tacking on 6 runs in the first inning against starting pitcher James Shields after some defensive slip ups by the Sharks, but the boys kept on chipping away at their lead. The cause was helped with home runs to Jason Grimmond and Ron Hanson to tack on some much needed runs. Darren “The Machine” Ashcroft came onto the mound to complete the game and was also the winner of the GCBA Division 4 pitching award for the season. The Sharks finally took the lead in the bottom of the third innings after a 5 run, 2-out rally and then added on more to run out the eventual winners 18-11.
Andrew “Mud” McDonald shows off the winner’s plaque.
Thank you to all the players/parents who have registered!
If you have not yet registered, please complete your online registration by end of day tomorrow, Sunday 16 September so that teams can be finalised.
Simply click here to register!
If you have any questions, please contact Jus White, SPBC VP | Registrar by call or text on 0447 282 898 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following junior divisions commence training this week:
Little League U12 – BlueWave Academy
Wednesday – 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Junior League U14
Wednesday – 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Senior League U16
Wednesday – 4:30pm – 6:30pm
The clubhouse will be open for registration and uniform orders.
It’s that time of year!
All returning players, coaches, scorers and officials are invited to register now for the upcoming season.
Simply click here to register.
Registration fees that are to be paid at time of player registration are the mandatory Baseball Australia and Baseball Queensland fees, which includes player insurance.
The Surfers Paradise Baseball Treasurer will issue invoices for payment of the Surfers Paradise club fees.
If you are having difficulties registering online, please come to the club sign-on day this Sunday 9 September from 10am – 12 noon.
For those who have obtained a Queensland Government ‘Get Started’ Voucher, you will need to present these to the club on Sunday 9 September to be processed.
Registrations will close on Sunday 16 September. Please register ASAP as this will assist our volunteers with the pre-season organisation including formation of teams in each division.
Sunday 9 September 2018 9am to 12pm – the Club will be open to assist you with on-line registrations and your uniform orders this Sunday.
Juniors training will start next week on Wednesday 12/9/2018 at 4.30pm with our competition commencing on Saturday 13/10/2018.
TBall and Rookie Ball will commence Friday 12/10/2018 at 4.30pm.
The Surfers Paradise summer Senior pre-season training schedule has been announced. These sessions have an open invitation for any player who is seeking to play in the Surfers Paradise Division 1, 2, 3 or U20’s for the 2018/19 Summer season.
Players are also encouraged to sign on early and pay their compulsory capitation and insurance fees by going to our Registration page.
||At Beenleigh on Tuesdays nights
||At Surfers on Thursdays
|Sunday 19/8 9am-12pm
|Sunday 26/8 9am-12pm
|Sunday 2/9 9am-12pm
||6/9 4.30 to 6.30
|Sunday 9/9 9am-12pm
||session cancelled due to field unavailability
||FRIDAY 14/9 from 5-7pm for training and then BBQ and Fundraising event at Cocktails nightclub
|Sunday 16/9 9am-12pm
||18/9 6 to 8
||20/9 4.30 to 6.30
|Sunday 23/9 9am-12pm
||25/9 6 to 8
||27/9 4.30 to 6.30 Then Team Dinner
|Sunday 30/9 9am-12pm
||2/10 6 to 8
||4/10 4.30 to 6.30
ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS
The 2018 AGM was held at the Surfers Paradise Baseball Clubhouse on Sunday 22nd July
Your new committee are:
- President: Tony McPhail
- Vice President: Justine White
- Secretary: Steve Horrigan
- Registrar: Justine White
- Treasurer: Wayne Quick
- Junior Ops Manager: Juniors VP Andrew McDonald
Scott Hillier, Matt Saint, Michelle Ketley, Wayne Dyer, Mark Rees, Rebecca Jones, Jason Carlson
A huge congraulations to Matt Corbitt and his Bluewave team
In a best of 3 series against Windsor, the boys have come out on top 2 wins to 1.
Friday we went down to Windsor 11 – 6 but not before we played very well against some of the pitchers in Australia
Sunday was a beauty. Down 4 nil, Matt Studeman came up trumps with a grand slam 4 run home run. The game stayed tied until the 10th when Natt Cunningham and Ozzy Braff got on bases and Scott Hillier drilled one out to right field. Natt flew around the bases and slid in for the winning run and a scoreline of 5 – 4.
The rain threatened to interfere with game 3. Wednesday was postponed and Thursday we moved to Windsor. In a great pitching duel between Ryan Searle of Windsor and our very own Sam Brunner the game remained tied until the 4th When Shane Thompson took Searly deep and put us up 1 to nil. Players were on and off the field and got back on to play enough innings to make this a game when the game was called due to more rain.
Well done to all.Thank you Matt, Kevie, Connie, Bette and all the players. And thank you to all the suppoters who got along to support the boys. Presentation night is next Thursday and should be a great night.
A Great start to the day with Little League Majors winning 5 to nil over a very strong Coomera side
Then on the main diamond the Senior League had a cliff hanger that went into extra innings. Down by a run, with 2 on and 2 out, Matt Grant brought home 2 runners and Surfers got up by a run
Then the Little league Minors, with a similar story, scored late in the game to also win by 1 run