GGCD would like to wish Jett Chenoweth, Lucas Manson, and Tyler Green the best as they head off today to Sydney to represent South Australia in the Under 16 and Under 18 Australian Youth Championships.
The tournament starts on Wednesday in Blacktown, and runs until the 16th of January.
The boys have been training hard, and putting in a lot of hard work, it’s your time to shine!
You can follow the tournament here:
From Baseball Australia:
DETAILS AND SCHEDULE: AUSTRALIAN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS (U16 & U18) SET FOR JANUARY 2024
One of the most exciting weeks of the Australian Baseball calendar will return to Blacktown, NSW from January 10-16.
State pride and passion is on the line, as the best U16 and U18 baseball players from across Australia head to Sydney for the marquee event over seven days.
It’s a pathway all of Australia’s best players have competed in – from past MLB stars like Graeme Lloyd, to current Big Leaguers like Curtis Mead, to recent minor league signings like Declan Speirs – the country’s top talent will be here.
This is a seven-day tournament.
Each division (U16 & U18) features the following seven teams: Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, NSW Country, ACT and Queensland.
On Days 1-4, the teams will compete in the group stage. They will play each opponent once. The Top 4 teams will advance to the championship group on Days 5 & 6, while the bottom three teams will play in a consolation group.
The records reset in the championship group. The Top 4 teams will each play each other once. The Top two teams will advance to Day 7’s Gold Medal Game and the bottom two will play in the consolation bracket.
Each team will play on the main diamond at least two teams. Click the links below to download the schedule for your tournament:
Master Schedule: 2024 Australian Youth Championships
U16 Schedule: 2024 Australian Youth Championships
U18 Schedule: 2024 Australian Youth Championships
Visit our event hubs for up-to-date information.
Please stay tuned to Baseball.com.au website and social media handles for any changes in the schedule, likely due to weather.
BROADCAST, SCORING AND COVERAGE
Every Diamond 1 game will be broadcast with multiple cameras and commentary. It will be available on Baseball+.
Baseball+ is now an app that can be downloaded on your smartphone. For links to download, please click here.
The Diamond 2 and 3 games will be scored live on GameChanger. We will post on this page when the link is available.
All games will be scored through GameChanger. It will be free for all to access.
The best bet is to download the GameChanger App, create an account and search your state’s age bracket and state abbreviation. Example: “U16 SA” or “U16 QLD” or “U18 WA” or “U18 NSWC”. Then click follow. The location of the event is Rooty Hill, NSW if you are using the search bar.
Note: For full functionality of GameChanger, you will need at least a “plus” account. You can register for a free trial with a new email address which last seven days – the length of the tournament.
We will post daily recaps, photos and stat updates on Baseball.com.au as the tournament progresses. Please follow Baseball.com.au on Facebook, Instagram and X (formerly Twitter).
Follow each state association for their roster updates of the event. Some states have already named their teams.
Western Australia – | U18 State Team | U16 State Team |
South Australia – | U18 State Team | U16 State Team |
Victoria – | U18 State Team | U16 State Team |
ACT: | Yet to be announced on website |
New South Wales: | U18 State Team | U16 State Team |
NSW Country: | U18 State Team | U16 State Team |