This week's games 14/12/19
Open 4 Gold
Open 4 Black
vs Eastern raiders D2 4pm
vs Glen Wav Blue D7 4pm
vs Knox Pink D12 2pm
vs Northvale white D6 2pm
Dec 14 - Christmas social
Dec 21 - Last games of 2019
Feb 1 - Season recommences
Alysha Waye memorial round
Feb 15 - Bingo & Trivia night
Mar 21&22 - Finals
Mar 28 - Grand final day
Mar 29 - AGM &presentation
Gemma's Aussie Diamonds tour
On the 28th of June, 30 U17’s girls from across the country set off to the USA on a sporting trip of a lifetime. We were divided into two teams of Green and Gold to compete in the Peppers Classic tournament in Mankato, Minnesota. We played against Canadian, local American teams and some USA state teams. Both Aussie teams did really well during the tournament, and both ended up in the top 3 with Gold (my team) coming third, and Green winning the tournament and the shield.
Throughout the 2 weeks, we accomplished a lot together from, watching and training with some of the Aussie Pepper’s, playing a tournament and watching many games, to going to an MLB game, which I have always wanted to do. Throughout this experience I made some good friends from all over Australia who I never thought I’d know other than playing against them at state tournaments – I have made memories I’ll never forget.
I was very fortunate to have the support and best wishes from Donna, the BHSCcommittee and club – thank you! Gemma Cornell
Please note this recap maybe short as I have forgotten a lot of what happened outside of what we ate.
Queen’s birthday long weekend saw the Bandits Masters team (Over 35s) hit the road and head up to Shepparton for the 2019 Victorian Masters Championships.
Day one of play saw us get to the park with the team ready and raring to go. Unfortunately we may have misdirected our efforts into our warm up as we went down to the Tassie Relics 0-11. The highlight of this game was Jo’s slide!! At Masters we don’t slide for fear of doing a hip, but Jo’s genuine attempt to get home was great to see and brought on lots of chatter about grass stain removal.
Game 2 had us playing a familiar foe in the Eastern Raiders. A close game in which we started well and fought hard to retain our lead and get the points with a 10-7 win!
Day 2 was a late start so we got a little sleep in before facing the Altona Hawks for game 3. With a number of what would have been home runs (had to hold up at 2nd ) we had a comfortable win 4-12.Game 4 was a bit of a heated game against Birralee. A tag out at 2nd and wild pitch caused players to fire up unfortunately we couldn't translate that fire to a win and we went down 9-2.
Day 3, a horrid 8am start time on a public holiday and the only game all weekend in which it decided to pour. But we pushed on to beat the Gemsa Corkers 14-10 which meant we would be playing them again later that day for the Bonze Medal.
Bronze Medal game.Gemsa Corkers again only this time we couldn’t find the gaps in the field and they got the better of us winning 7-17 to take the Bronze Medal.
In the end a disappointing result but still a great trip away with a great bunch of people.
A shout out to Chris (Coach), Deb R (Scorer) and Mary (Umpire) for giving up their long weekend to come along as our off field support crew. Glenys and Julie for organising everything, making sure we were well feed and on time to all our on and off field activities, and to Mandi & Deb A for making sure we were well hydrated of an evening after the games.
Starting our U23 National Tournament, our Victorian girls started with a bang! By creating their own positive atmosphere and playing their game, the team had their competition fighting to win against them. The team won their games well and stood tall against the narrow losses, never dropping their heads, always fighting for the next win. The Victorian Women held the top teams to small winning margin due to our strong defence, whilst also stringing together aggressive batting rallies. x. Every single person in the team contributed to the overall goal; there was not a single time where someone was asked to do something and they failed, everyone did their job and that is what made for a great tournament. The team ended the week in fourth position after playing South Australia in the 3v4 final on the Friday night, and although it was an unfortunate loss, the entire team kept their heads up and looking forward.