GOLDEN GROVE CENTRAL DISTRICTS BASEBALL CLUB e-NEWS
24 FEBRUARY 2021
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Our Sunday Seniors had a clean sweep on Sunday winning all their games at Port Adelaide.
Our Div 1’s continued their winning streak with a 4-2 win over Woodville at last night’s Twilight game putting them in 7th place!
On this coming Sunday, we will have our Annual Gala Sponsor’s, Life Members and Playing Life Members Day.
They have all been invited to arrive at 2:30pm to watch the Div 1 game in our ‘Corporate Tent’ starting at 3pm v Woodville.
A great time to catch up!
Last Saturday night, the Div 1 squad had a surprise Birthday Party for AJ – Paella, drinks and a big birthday cake!
He’s never had a Birthday Party and he was super surprised with this gesture by his team mates.
Happy Belated BDay, AJ!
Also, this weekend, all teams will play their last game of the Minor Round – except the Div 1s.
They have two more rounds left to play the following week.
One is a Twilight Home game v Adelaide on Wednesday and their last game is away
on the following Sunday at West Torrens to finish their season.
Good Luck, fellas!
ARMCHAIR UMPIRE – YOU MAKE THE CALL
Situation: The batter squares around to bunt.
He gets the bat on the ball, but his left foot is positioned in the middle of the plate when he contacts the ball.
The ball rolls foul.
Is the batter out?
TEAM PHOTO TIMES!
This weekend is the last of the team photos to be taken.
Check the schedule below for your ‘show’ time.
Please arrive at least 10 minutes before to take care of the paperwork.
All photos are $10 and while cash is preferred, credit cards are accepted.
SATURDAY – 27 FEB
D7 Blue GGCD
D7 Red GGCD
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 our Presentations.
GGCD U17 SCHOLARSHIPS ANNOUNCED for 2021/2022 season
Our Club is very keen to have an U17/Senior League team next season.
While we will have a some players available for this division, we are shy on the numbers to form a team.
We will be holding two try-out sessions for all players wanting to join us for the 2021/2022 season.
The successful players will receive scholarships for FULL FEES, UNIFORM TOP AND HAT.
Please spread the word to all who may be interested in this proposal.
It is open to all Senior League (U17) aged players in the Baseball SA area.
Try outs will be announced prior to our Spring training sessions.
JUNIOR/SENIOR TRAINING NIGHT – GOING AHEAD!
Our big training session for all our Juniors to train with our Sunday Seniors is going ahead on Thursday evening, 25/2 (tomorrow) from 6pm.
After two weeks of postponements due to HOT weather, we finally got a break in the weather.
All our Senior Div1, 2 & 3 players will be involved in this training session for all our junior players from U11s thru to U15s.
After the session is over, all participants are invited for a Pie, Pastie or Sausage roll as requested plus a fruit box.
TTG SAPSASA SOFT BALL CARNIVAL – Rescheduled.
The Softball Carnival has been rescheduled to played tomorrow, Thursday, 25 February.
With the weather being cooler than last week, there will be more games to play.
There will be 30 teams competing (21 boys and 9 girls’ teams) and most of our T-Ball Umpires will be umpiring the games.
Another big day at Illyarrie.
Anne Christensen is working the canteen on the day with Bea Purvis. Another person would be good if you can help out for the day – 8:30ish to 3pm.
If you can only help during the crazy lunch period, please arrive from 11:30 pm until 1pm.
Please let me know if you can assist. Thanks.
If you want to play, but don’t have a team to join,
he can point you in the right direction to join a team.
All games are at Illyarrie Reserve on Saturdays with the June 12 weekend off.
First game is on 1 May 2021.
Umpires will be paid $50 per game.
Fees are minimal, but each team is to pay $25 to the umpire before the game.
FINALS FORMAT ANNOUNCED – DATES & INNINGS
Play offs start on the weekend of the March Long Weekend.
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
VOTE YOUR CHOICE FOR SPECIAL CLUB PERSONS
At our Presentations, we will present these Special Awards to our members. Please submit your nominee by email stating why you think they are worthy of this award to our Secretary, Anne Christensen at <mailto:email@example.com> firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
No paper ballots will be offered this season – only those submitted by email and approved by the Board.
SAVE THE DATES – Its ‘Presentations’ Time!
Baseball SA – Junior Presentations –
Friday, 19 March 2021 from 5:30pm for 5:45pm start at Diamond Sports, West Beach, Softball Diamond.
Baseball SA – Capps Medal Dinner and Awards Presentations –
Wednesday, 24 March 2021 from 6:30pm for 7pm start – Festival Functions, 292 Findon Road, Findon.
GGCD SENIOR PRESENTATION DINNER –
FRIDAY, 26 MARCH 2021 at The Plaza Hotel from 6:30pm. 3 Course Meal – $55/person to be paid online.
Check out our website to make your payment: <www.ggcdbaseball.com.au> www.ggcdbaseball.com.au The menu will be posted later.
GGCD JUNIOR PRESENTATION – FAMILY FUN NIGHT –
SATURDAY, 27 MARCH 2021 at Modbury’s ‘Waterworld’ from 6:30pm – 8:30pm.
All the family is invited to attend and have a swim in their heated pools and slides.
Presentation schedule TBA.
THURSDAY CLUB NIGHT MEAL –
‘Pie and Chips’ meal for $5.
Don’t miss out on this real deal meal!
50 CLUB WINNER
Last week’s Winner: Scott Coxhill/Joe Balzan
Next draw, Thursday Club Night, at 8pm.
ARMCHAIR UMPIRE RULING -DID YOU MAKE THE RIGHT CALL?
Yes. The batter is out for having his foot on the ground entirely out of the bater’s box when he contacts the ball.
Fair or foul does not matter.
TIP OF THE WEEK – STAY FOCUSED IN THE FIELD –
KNOW WHAT TO DO IF THE BALL COMES TO YOU!
Have a great weekend.
GGCD e-NEWS Editor