24 SEPTEMBER 2020 – Pre-season Edition 4

Our Club wishes to thank all our following sponsors for their support last season and hope they can come on board with us 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

Hi Everyone,

Only a few more weeks until the season’s games start. First games are on 10 & 11 October.

This season we are fielding 8 x Senior teams, 3 x Women’s teams and 8 Junior teams!

However, we are really struggling for players in our U15 and U17 teams!

We do not want to disappoint our youth for not having a full team.

If you know of anyone wanting to give baseball a go, please let me (Bob) know – either PM, email or on 0402 068 738.

Or come out to our training sessions this weekend: U17s @ 2pm SATURDAY and U15s @ 3:30pm SUNDAY.


Saturday, 26 September, 10am at GGCD

Thanks to those who came out last time to the ‘practical’ part of the Community Umpire Accreditation Program.

It was good to see so many attend this 90 minute session.

This season, the Baseball League has asked each club to have at least 10 x accredited Club, baseball umpires.

We are half way there with thanks to those who participated a fortnight ago.

To become accredited, enrol and complete the online course by clicking on this link

You will, then, receive an email to start your accreditation online by completing a quiz.

When you complete the 90 minute practical session on the 26th, you will be accredited.

Take the time, it’s that simple.

We pay our Club umpires $20/game and are given a cold beverage at the end of the game.

Ron Murphy is our Club’s Umpire Coordinator. Let him know if you have any questions.

You will not be assigned any games only those you may want to umpire when you’re available.

Thank you for supporting YOUR Club.


Situation: Runner on First, no outs.

The hit and run play is on as the runner takes off with the pitch.

The ball is hit to the second baseman.

The runner runs out of his baseline to avoid the fielder fielding the ball.

The second baseman throws to first to retire the batter runner.

Should the runner be called out for running around the second baseman? (see below)



Women’s League Division 1 – West Beach games will be at 6:15pm and 8:30pm, Club games will start at 6:00pm.

Women’s League Division 2 & 3 – Club games only – start at 6:00pm


Division 7 Red & 7 Blue – 10:00am (They will not play each other)

Division 5 & 6 – 12:30pm

Division 4 – 3:00pm

Senior League (U17s) – 3:00pm


Division 3 – 10:00am

Division 2 – 12:30pm

Division 1 – 3:00pm

Minor League (U11) – 9:00am

Little League (U13) – 11:00am

Intermediate (U14) & Junior League (U15) – 1:30pm


In these COVID times, sponsorship is hard to come by.

It’s a duty of all Club members to find or locate companies or individuals willing to support our community sport!

Sponsorship is a very important part of our Club’s viability – it’s an investment in our future and the community! It’s your Club – keep it strong.

If you have a lead or need further information, please contact me (Bob) by email, PM or mobile. Our sponsorship packages below:


Registrations are now open.

To register, please use the below link to access the portal to register for GGCDBC this season including our Friday night T-ballers:

All RENEWING/RETURNING members from 2019/20 must click on RENEW to register.

If you do not remember your user name and password please text, private message or email Sharee (0429 676 581) and she will supply your login details.

Please only call if outside of business hours.


Please register as a transfer with your old club and it is free. Then, Sharee, our Registrar, shall request the transfer. Then, you purchase the relevant transfer voucher, once it’s all approved and, before your first game, you will upgrade your renewal with GGCD, and pay the appropriate fees for the team you will play in.

If you are needing a transfer and – so Sharee can get the ball rolling – please follow the steps below and let Sharee know when done. Many thanks in advance.

IMPORTANT – Steps for Transferring to GGCD

If you played in 2019-20 please follow the steps below.
If you have played before, but NOT last year, please email Sharee so a transfer form can be done. Do NOT register at this time.
2. Renew your membership in your old club first by selecting the payment class “TRANSFER REQUESTED”

3. Email or PM to her your Baseball SA Member ID: similar to “3305” that you will see in your account.

4. Then, Sharee will add a transfer from your old club to bring you over to the GGCD database.

5. Once this is done, you need to go to the BSA website and pay for the transfer voucher and send this to BSA to:

6. Once the voucher has been confirmed by BSA, Sharee will approve the transfer request in the database.

7. Then, the old club will approve the request – or reject if it falls under the rules for rejection.

8. BSA will, then, do the final approval – if step 6 is approved

9. Then, the member will need to do the final step to upgrade their membership to the relevant payment class for the season 2020-21 based on the team they are playing for.

If you have any queries please contact Sharee, our Registrar/Treasurer by PM or email to

If you want to phone, please call Sharee outside of business hours on 0429 676 581.


Helena, our Uniform Coordinator, will be available this Sunday from 2pm – after her training on the top diamond.

Uniform tops, hats, training tops, hoodies, beanies and other merch is for sale.

Grey playing pants, blue socks, belts, batting gloves and mitts can be purchased from the Intersport store at the Ingle Farm Shopping Centre.

Tell them DR sent you.


Our club could win $1000 by simply purchasing any of the below products from participating food stores (Woolies and Coles are not in it) and sending in a copy of your receipt (see the link below).

You can enter five times! Entry closes Monday, 28/9/20 at midnight – don’t delay.

Red Rock Deli (excludes Red Rock Deli dips)
Pepsi Max


The runner must avoid a fielder in the act of fielding a batted ball.

The runner established a new baseline to avoid the collision/obstruction.

He is NOT out for ‘illegally’ avoiding a tag.

TIP of the week: Practice, Practice, Practice…

In the Bleachers

Play hard, play well.



Bob Neiswander

GGCD e-NEWS Editor

0402 068 738

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