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Hi Everyone,

The Summer baseball season is winding down for us.
Last weekend’s games didn’t go our way but we as a Club are proud of all of them to make it this far in the playoffs.
It’s not every team that gets to play in the finals series, so players must be proud to be a part of it and representing our Club.

Our Div 4 (Matt’s) team will play Glenelg in a semi-final at Glenelg on Saturday from 3pm. Its not over yet!
The league deemed it abandoned last week due to the early rain giving the highest ranked team going to the GF,
but – after some reconsideration by the league – the semi-final will be played this coming weekend.
Go Dodgers!

Our WBL Div 2 GGCD (Ethan’s) team played their Grand Final last Friday at Kensington and lost 6-3 due to lack of daylight – the score was then reverted to the previous inning.
It was the top of the fifth inning in this seven inning game, when we were at bat with two outs and go-ahead runners on base – and then, the game was called! Bummer.

The number of GGCD supporters were fantastic on this beautiful warm evening!
We outnumbered the home team fans by far -lining up all along the first base line.
Thank you all for coming out to support to our ladies!

Danun’s 13/2 GGCD team made it to their second round but went down to the undefeated Northern Districts team 16-2.
They knew it was going to be a tough day, but the players gave it 100% and never gave up.

Shane and Michelle’s U11 GGCD team made a valiant effort in their semi-final game away against the top team, Port Adelaide, and went down 0-5.
It was said the umpire denied Olivia George a clear HR, but they kept on giving their all-in spite of it.
On ya, kids!

Matt’s U11 Dodgers team’s semi-final was played at home against Henley & Grange.
It was a close game all the way but went down by one run, 7-8.

It was a killer finish as the bases were loaded with two outs and big hitter, Ashton at the plate.
Unfortunately, he hit a line drive to the right fielder who took it cleanly and threw him out at first. Tears all around.

In spite of it all, they played like a champion team – lots of hits with good pitching, but in the end, that’s baseball.
We’re very proud of this team of youngsters – as we are with all our players – looking forward to lots of wins ahead of them.

Situation: The offensive team accidently sends out the wrong batter. A pitch is thrown to this improper hitter.
At that point, the offensive coach realizes the mistake and sends the proper batter to the plate.
Do you call the improper batter out, the proper batter out or do you allow this switch? (Answer below)

In order of occurrence.

This coming FRIDAY – Baseball SA – Junior Presentations – Friday, 19 March 2021
5:30pm for 5:45pm start at Diamond Sports, West Beach, Softball Diamond.
REGO CLOSES TODAY: Registration closes at Wed, 17 March 2021 17:00.
Bring your family to the West Beach ballpark to celebrate the achievements of our Junior MVPs
as well as introducing our 2021 Charter teams AND followed by the Women’s Division 1 Grand Final.
Free entry – please register attendance due to COVID restrictions.
Register at <> click on EVENTS, then ‘2020/2021 Junior Presentations’.
Canteen and bar will be open.
NB: Baseball SA are looking for some volunteers to help with the BBQ and canteen for Junior Presentations and the women’s GF on Friday.
It doesn’t have to be for the whole night, but if you can help out for an hour or more that would be great. Contact
Giang Danh | Sports Development Officer
Baseball South Australia

(08) 8331 2675 | <> | <>

Baseball SA – Capps Medal Dinner and Awards Presentations
– Wednesday, 24 March 2021
6:30pm for 7pm start – Festival Functions, 292 Findon Road, Findon.

Registration has closed for this event.
We have reserved two tables + for this Night of Nights!

FRIDAY, 26 MARCH 2021 at The Plaza Hotel from 6:30pm.
3 Course Meal – $55/person to be paid online.

See our Members FB page ‘NOTIFICATIONS’ to see how to buy your tickets and/or
go to and log into the HOME page.

The three course menu can be viewed from there. No other payment options are available.

SATURDAY, 27 MARCH 2021 at Modbury’s ‘Waterworld’ – 6:30pm – 8:30pm.
All the family is invited to attend this FREE Dodger event and have a swim in their heated pools and slides – all exclusive to our members and their families.

Please let your Coach know if you are attending and how many are coming along. Still looking to hear from some players!
Numbers are needed for Life Guard Duty numbers. Presentation schedule TBA.

Our grounds are used during the winter months by the Surrey Downs Winter Baseball Club (SDWBC).
Sometimes called ‘Picnic Baseball’, you just show up and play. Its casual and its fun.

Games are played every Saturday from 1 May and finishing at the end of August with finals and a trophy.
It’s all about having fun while giving it a go with your mates, sons and/or daughters.

This casual competition is low cost and local and the teams are made up mainly
of our players, their mates and/or family members.

Please email Roger Prime, ‘The Commissioner’ at <> to nominate your team.
You can also, contact him on 0412 023 538 for more info or if you’re looking for a team to join.

Umpires will be paid $50 per game. Fees are minimal (around $40 or $50 TBA) for the season, but each team is to pay $25 to the umpire before the game.
Check out our Face Book Page ‘Surry Downs Winter Baseball Club’ (SWBC) for more information.

Our Annual General Meeting will to be held at our Clubrooms in June (date TBA).
At this time, our Chairman, Mark Shotton will be stepping down for personal reasons.

He’s done a great job for our Club and will be missed.
Please consider nominating for this important and prestigious position.

No one is called out. This is a legal switch.

TIP OF THE WEEK – Something to consider for next season!

Happy St. Patricks Day!

See you next season.
(In the meantime, watch our FB page.)


Bob Neiswander
GGCD e-News Editor

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