GOLDEN GROVE CENTRAL DISTRICTS BASEBALL CLUB e-NEWS
9 DECEMBER 2020
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
I hope this finds you all well and ready for some summer weather!
Our Sunday Seniors will be playing all their games at East Torrens this coming Saturday: Div 1s at 3pm, Div 2s from 12:30pm and our Div 3s from 10am.
Our Div 1s will, also, play a Twilight game there on Tuesday from 6pm.
They just came from playing a Twilight game on Tuesday this week at Northern Districts defeating them with a win 8-1.
Keep up to good work, fellas!
Our HOME games this weekend start with our Div 2 WBL Ethan’s GGCD team on Friday night along with our T-Ball program.
Saturday sees five of our Seniors playing at home(Div 4 Ricks Dodgers, Div 5, Div 6 and our two Div 7 teams) and Sunday – NO games at HOME.
ARMCHAIR UMP: YOU MAKE THE CALL
Situation: Runners on first and third, the infield is paying shallow to make a play at the plate.
The batter smashes a hot grounder right between the legs of the first baseman…the ball is deflected, and the runner, unintentionally, kicks the ball.
IS THE RUNNER OUT?
BUNNINGS BBQ – HELP!
We have another BBQ fundraising opportunity at the Modbury Bunnings this coming Saturday, 12 December. We need five volunteers for each of the three shifts.
While we have the morning shift covered, we need more to help out.
We need 3 volunteers for the 11:30pm to 2pm shift and 4 volunteers for the 2pm to 4:30pm(close).
We are calling on all members to give this some thought to volunteering as most of our Seniors are playing baseball on that day. Attention: Junior parents and Div 7 players.
Please let Mia Taylor, our Fundraising and Social Director know if you can help out. Please give her a PM to book your spot or respond on our Members FB page.
It’s only a couple days away…PLEASE CONSIDER.
PS: Don’t forget to buy your People’s Choice Community Lottery tickets. GREAT prizes and all monies come back to the club.
THURDAY NIGHT MEAL FOR ‘CLUB NIGHT’!
Our Div 1 team will be providing PIZZA for the meal on the night. A real meal deal for only $5!
All our Senior teams train on Thursdays and players are selected on the night for their games on the weekend. Always seems someone not available…
Our other Club members are invited to come along for the $5 meal too.
This Thursday night (CLUB NIGHT) at 8.00pm, we will draw a lucky number to complete Week 4.
Our early winners are:
Week 1 NO. 44 Jason T.
Week 2 NO. 47 Gabby M.
Week 3 NO. 17 Kevin H.
Week 4 NO. ??
Due to the Heat out and the Covid break, we missed out on a few draws, so this Saturday night from 7.00pm,
we shall gather for draws 5 through 10 to commence from 7:30pm and, then, the BIG reverse draw!
Those with a 50 Club number will receive free drinks while the draw is underway.
The Barrel boy this year is Mr. Richard B. who will withdraw our numbers until we have a winner:
3rd last $100.00
2nd last $300.00
Last number remaining $700.00! Merry Christmas! 😊
CHARTER BASEBALL – INTERMEDIATE LEAGUE PLAYERS ARE INVITED TO TRYOUT FOR JUNIOR LEAGUE CHARTER
This is a big win for Baseball SA to have all Intermediate League players that have an interest in charter to come out and be a part of the JR League tryout process.
Tryout dates have been set for Little League and Junior League players. All our junior players are encouraged to tryout. There are three tryout dates.
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 in the SABL competition.
* play in 60% of the scheduled games in the age group that 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 – 31/08/2010
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.
The first Little League and Junior League tryouts are both on Saturday, 12 December at ND from 8:45am to 11am – then, two more tryouts to follow)
Andrew Couzner is the Marlins Little League Coach and Darian King is the Junior League coach. Assistant Coaches are invited to apply.
ARMCHAIR UMP: DID YOU MAKE THE RIGHT CALL?
Yes, the runner is OUT. The ball is dead. No runners may advance. Award the batter first base.
TIP OF THE WEEK: ALWAYS BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS!
Have a good weekend -and don’t forget the sunblock!
GGCD e-NEWS Editor