GOLDEN GROVE CENTRAL DISTRICTS BASEBALL CLUB e-NEWS
17 FEBRUARY 2021
Our Club wishes to thank all our following sponsors for their support this season
Please patronize our sponsors if you have a need for their services. Their patronage is greatly appreciated. See our website for more information
Our Div 1 team played Henley and Grange at last night’s Home Twilight game.
They went down 5-1, but not a bad effort against the #2 team! Well done, fellas.
This Sunday, they play away with a double header v Port Adelaide. Game times are at 2:30pm and 5pm.
Come along and cheer on the Home team! Only a couple more games left of baseball!
ARMCHAIR UMPIRE – YOU MAKE THE CALL
Situation: No one on base…3-2 count on the first hitter in the ninth inning.
The pitcher loses his balance as he releases the ball. The ball hits the ground and rolls about half way to the plate.
IS THIS ‘BALL FOUR’ OR ‘NO PITCH’? (see below).
LAST CHANCE – CLOSING FRIDAY!
Get yours NOW! Only two days left to buy your $2 lottery tickets.
Ticket sales close this Friday, 19 February 2021 with the main draw on Friday, 26 February. Main prize winners will be advised on Tuesday, 2 March.
Please share with your friends, your family and/or workmates. We pocket 100% of every $2 ticket sold! Let that sink in – 100%!
Click on the link below to buy your tickets online. How easy is this!
Thank you for your support!
BUNNINGS BBQ: HELP!
THIS Sunday, 21 February, 2021
This is another fun opportunity to get involved with our Club members off the field!
We will need five volunteers per shift – a big ask, but hoping we can get just a few more from our 250 player database! Why not you?
The morning shift has been filled, but we need more volunteers for midday and afternoon shifts.
11am -2pm (Lunch)- ONLY TWO VOLUNTEERS AT THIS TIME
2pm – 5pm (Close) – NO ONE HAS VOLUNTEERED AT THIS TIME! ☹
If you are available, please contact/text/PM Mia on 0424 860 585.
And remember, fully enclosed shoes are to be worn. 😊
TEAM PHOTO TIMES ANNOUNCED!
Please arrive no later than 10 minutes before your photo time!
Photos are $10 each – Cash preferred, but cards accepted.
GGCD BASEBALL TEAM PHOTO SESSIONS
SUNDAY – 21 FEB
U11 (Matt) Dodgers
13/1 (Dipper) GGCD
13/2 (Jase) Dodgers
13/2 (Danun) GGCD
TUESDAY – 23 FEB
WBL DIV 2 (Dips) Dodgers
WEDNESDAY – 24 FEB
WBL DIV 2 (Ethan)GGCD
WBL DIV 3 (Rob)
SATURDAY – 27 FEB
AWAY – STURT
AWAY – H&G
AWAY – STURT
SUNDAY – 28 FEB
Ian and Kathi Manson will once again be taking our photos in the Clubrooms.
Photos will be distributed at Presentations.
COVID ‘CHECK IN’ – HEADS UP!
When attending our grounds, please be sure to ‘check in’ using our QR code with your mobile phone.
If you don’t have a smart phone, please sign in on the Covid sheets available at the clubroom.
Police have been checking sporting venues and have fined members $1000 each for not ‘checking in’!
Please be aware!
JUNIOR/SENIOR TRAINING NIGHT – POSTPONED…AGAIN!
Due to the forecast of another HOT Thursday, our Jr/Sr Training night has been postponed until next week – Thursday, 25/2 from 6PM.
DR, our Club’s Senior Coach, is looking forward to next week to provide a night for our Juniors to train with our Div 1, 2 & 3 players.
TTG SAPSASA SOFT BALL CARNIVAL – CANCELLED!
Due to the forecast temperature of a HOT 37C for Friday, the Softball Carnival has been postponed until further notice. ☹
It is a disappointment for nearly 300 players signed up to play on the day, not to mention the organisers!
Thank you to all that had intended on helping us out on the day.
I will keep everyone posted if and when it may be held.
VOTE YOUR CHOICE FOR SPECIAL CLUB PERSONS
At our Presentations, we will present these Special Awards to our members.
CLUB PERSON OF THE YEAR –
The purpose of this award is to recognise an outstanding club member/s who has gone above and beyond the normal call of duty,
has shown dedication and commitment, and made a significant contribution to the club during the 2020/21 season
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER (MVP) –
A player that has added great value to their team by consistently producing a high standard of batting and fielding across the season.
The MVP demonstrates an excellent attitude at training and games, shows great sportsmanship, never gives up and is always striving to do their best.
The MVP is encouraging of team mates and peers and always represents themselves, the team and the Club in a positive manner.
DEDICATED JUNIOR –
Must be under 16 years old. A player that has consistently worked hard / applied themselves to their team and individual training sessions and as a result has achieved considerable success.
The individual is willing to learn, has listened to coach’s feedback and worked hard to improve their game and skills.
They have made an impact in the team with their skills, but also demonstrated excellent sportsmanship and good conduct towards opposition, teammates, coaching staff and umpires.
Please submit your nominee by email stating why you think they are worthy of this award to our Secretary, Anne Christensen at <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com
No paper ballots will be offered this season – only those submitted by email and approved by the Board.
WINTER BASEBALL IS COMING
Get your teams in order! The first game is Saturday, 1 May 2021!
Contact Roger Prime, ‘The Commissioner’ of the ‘Surrey Downs Winter Baseball Club’, to nominate your team.
Please email him at <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com to get your team on the list.
All games are at Illyarrie Reserve on Saturdays with no games on the June 12 weekend. Approximately a 14 game season.
It is proposed that Umpires will be paid $50 per game and paid before the game by the opposing teams at $25 each.
If you don’t have a team, Roger will put you in touch with a team needing players.
Teams must be nominated by Saturday, 10 April to get in this fun and casual competition.
FINALS FORMAT ANNOUNCED – DATES & INNINGS
Ladders are worked out in line with the League Premiership Conditions found in the Local Playing Rules & Conditions at Rule 3.1.
Here’s the link to the LPR&C: <cdn.revolutionise.com.au/cups/bsa/files/uxa6yluuif0ztrip.pdf> cdn.revolutionise.com.au/cups/bsa/files/uxa6yluuif0ztrip.pdf
SAVE THE DATES
SPONSOR’S, LIFE MEMBER’S & PLAYING LIFE MEMBER’S DAY – SUNDAY, 28 FEBRUARY 2021.
SENIOR PRESENTATION DINNER – FRIDAY, 26 MARCH 2021 (at The Plaza Hotel)
JUNIOR PRESENTATION AT THE CLUB – DATE TBA. (Photos and trophies will be distributed at this time)
50 CLUB WINNER
Arnold Conry won the second $50 draw last week. A lucky dawg!
Next draw, Club Night Thursday, at 8pm.
ARMCHAIR UMPIRE RULING -DID YOU MAKE THE RIGHT CALL?
Disregard this pitch.
A pitch that does not cross the foul line, is considered “No pitch”;
With runners on …this would be a Balk.
TIP OF THE WEEK – THINK!
KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH THE BALL WHEN IT COMES TO YOU! – 😊
Have a great weekend.
GGCD e-NEWS Editor