GOLDEN GROVE CENTRAL DISTRICTS BASEBALL CLUB e-NEWS
26 November 2020 – COVID 2
Our Club wishes to thank all our following sponsors for their support THIS season and we WELCOME our new sponsor: SMILE CENTRE Dentistry.
Please patronize our sponsors if you have a need for their services. Their patronage is greatly appreciated. See our website for more information
I hope this finds you all well and safe after our shortened shutdown. At least we were able to be out and about in only three days to resume our daily lives on 22 November.
With all well in hand – at the moment – we shall resume our baseball season Tuesday, 1 December 2020.
Baseball SA in conjunction with the Office of Rec and Sport will lift the restriction on Community Sport for activities to resume on Tuesday. So, get your baseball gear out and be ready to go next week!
Due to the COVID shut down, most Senior, Junior and Women’s games have been re-scheduled or NOT. Please be sure to check the BSA website (www.baseballsa.com.au <www.baseballsa.com.au> ) for the latest update AND keep in touch with your coach to be sure to be sure of your updated fixtures!
ARMCHAIR UMPIRE – YOU MAKE THE CALL
Situation: No one on, no outs and two strikes on the batter.
On the next pitch the batter swings at and misses a pitch that hits the ground but is scooped up cleanly by the catcher.
IS THE BATTER OUT?
CHARTER BASEBALL – Tryouts announced
Tryout dates have been set for Little League and Junior League players. All our junior players are encouraged to tryout.
Our district Charter teams, the ‘Marlins’, will be playing against the Western ‘Rays’ and Southern ‘Seahawks’ to represent SA in the National League tournaments.
Our state championships are usually held in January with the Nationals usually played in April.
To be eligible, a player must:
* have a date of birth between the dates listed below.
* be currently playing the SABL competition.
* play in 60% of the scheduled games in the age group the player in trialling for.
* try out for the Charter team that the player’s current club team is a member of.
* Little League age eligibility – born between 01/09/2008 – 31/08/2012 * Junior League age eligibility – born between 01/09/2006 – 31/08/2008
YOU MUST REGISTER YOUR INTEREST TO TRIAL – Click on this link below to register and find out all the times and dates of the Marlins tryouts. (first Little League and Junior League tryout – both Saturday at ND from 8:45am to 11am)
Andrew Couzner is the Marlins Little League Coach and Darian King is the Junior League coach. Assistant Coaches are invited to apply.
THURSDAY NIGHT MEALS
Commencing next Thursday, 3 December, leftover turkey! Ha! Only kidding (An American thing 😊).
Div 7 Blue will be providing Chicken Wraps for your pleasure.
Also, 50 Club draw at 8PM.
SANDLOT BASEBALL –
We will re-commence on Saturday, 19 December from 9am – 10:30am.
NO fun and games on 5 & 12 December due to conflicting interests at this time.
Our Modbury Bunnings BBQ for Sunday, 29 November is going ahead.
With a 24C day forecasted, it looks like its going to be busy – especially after a HOT Saturday (40C).
Thanks to all who have volunteered.
Next BBQ is on Saturday, 12 December.
Be sure to let Mia know via PM if you are available to assist.
SOCIAL FUNDRAISERS CONTINUE
The Beer Pong Tournament may be re-scheduled. Stay tuned.
ARMCHAIR UMPIRE – DID YOU GET IT RIGHT?
The batter is NOT out since the third strike was not legally caught before touching the ground.
The batter may attempt – RUN! – to reach first base. BETTER KNOWN AS THE ‘DROPPED THIRD STRIKE’!
TIP FOR OUTFIELDERS…Stay awake out there!
Have a good weekend – stay safe and wash your hands.
GGCD e-NEWS Editor