GOLDEN GROVE CENTRAL DISTRICTS BASEBALL CLUB e-NEWS
21 OCTOBER 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
As we head into Round three of our Summer season, some breaking news from the Adelaide Giants and the Australian Baseball League.
ABL CALLS OFF 2021-22 SEASON!
The Adelaide Giants Baseball Club reports with a heavy heart that the Australian Baseball League will not be going ahead with the 2021 / 2022 Season.
The Adelaide Giants were vocal in wanting to continue with some type of ABL season to give to you, the fans.
They also wanted to get our players back on the field, especially those who have not had much of a chance over winter.
With the ABL season deciding to abandon the season, Baseball SA will explore every opportunity we have to play games in the near future in front of you. Stay tuned!
ARMCHAIR UMPIRE: YOU MAKE THE CALL
The pitcher has a problem releasing the ball and fires it into the ground.
The ball bounces once and enters the strike zone. The bewildered batter is surprised and takes the pitch. IS THIS A STRIKE???
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST WANTED
Our Board is looking to fill the Directorship for Sponsorships and Grants.
Our Chair, Shaun Evans has vacated this portfolio in order to fill the vacancy of Director of Baseball Operations.
This portfolio was recently vacated by Kristen Webb who has resigned from the GGCD Board.
If you wish to assist with the writing of Grants, please contact Shaun with your interest.
Bob Neiswander will continue on with the Sponsorship duties, but someone is needed to write and submit grants when they come due.
Director Liv Trembath has temporarily put her hand up in the meantime while she concentrates on her Social and Fundraising portfolio.
She will be happy to answer any questions as well. Please consider.
T-BALL – COMING SOON…Tell your friends!
Our last ‘Come n Try’ session is this Friday, 22 October from 6-7pm at our grounds.
We will once again, have four stations for both divisions – U8s and U10s. All on the Main Diamond.
Volunteers are needed –
Juniors and Seniors are welcome to help host each station for 10 minute intervals: Throwing, Fielding, Hitting and Base Running.
Just rock up a little before 6pm and Bob will be most happy to see you there! 😊
It’s a lot of fun showing our future players how to play baseball. Get involved!
T-Ball team assignments will be allocated on Monday, 25 October from 6pm.
Games start on 29 October 2021. (Same as WL 2 & 3 games)
THIS WEEKEND’S GAMES…
For the Seniors’ Saturday, Our Div 1, 2 & 3s play Home v West Torrens!
The Div 8s play early at Home v Playford.
Another full day of games at Dodger Town.
Stock up the beer fridge, Andy 😊
While the rest of our Senior teams are away
– Div 4,5 @ SD, Div 6 @ WT & Div 7 @ Adelaide.
Our Junior’s games are spread across the League except for those playing at Home –
Shane and Matts 13/2 teams in a Derby, Janine’s U11s,
Sam’s 15/1, Jason’s 13/1s and Greg’s U17s.
Good Luck to all and have FUN!
T-BALL UMPIRES WANTED
GGCD Junior baseball players who are interested to umpire our T-Ball games must attend our one-hour Umpire Clinic to
be held on Tuesday, 26 October from 6pm.
One of our Baseball League Umpires will be instructing our session.
A test will be given prior to the games starting. If you pass, you umpire 😊
Our one-hour, T-Ball games start the following Friday night at 6pm from 29 October.
We use two umpires for each of our diamonds. Umpires will be assigned on a rotating basis.
At the end of the game – and when the field equipment is put away, each umpire is given an
honorarium of $10 plus a $10 Dodger Dollar voucher for umpiring the one-hour game.
If you are interested, please rock up on the day just before 6pm and get your name on the list.
CHARTER TEAM REGOS ARE OPEN!
Registrations are now open for all 2022 charter team trials. (The Marlins are our LL’s Charter team.)
To be eligible to trial, players must meet the following criteria:
– be registered with their club prior to registering for trials.
– have a date of birth between the dates listed on the event link.
– be currently playing the SABL competition.
– play in 60% of the scheduled games in the age group in which they are trialling (eg. Little League Division 1).
– try out for the Charter team that the player’s current club team is a member of.
CLUB NIGHT – THURSDAY’S MEALS & DEALS –
Our Div 3 Women will be serving Chicken & Chips with Coleslaw for $5 while our Senior Team Selections take place.
Don’t miss out on this meal deal of the week! All members are welcome – bring the family!
ARMCHAIR UMPIRE: DID YOU MAKE THE RIGHT CALL?
Definition of a Ball. The pitch must enter the strike zone ‘in flight’ to be called a strike.
COMING SOON – DODGER’S HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR!
Save the date: Saturday, 30 October – From 7pm!
For some Spooky, Kooky, Halloween Fun!
Don’t be ghoulish and miss this fun night! 😊
TIP OF THE WEEK – LET YOUR BAT DO YOUR TALKING!
PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!
Have a FUN weekend! and remember please ‘Check In’!
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