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Newsletter 06/02/17

As we enter a week of forecast hot weather, please note that if the forecast temperature is 37 at 6 pm the night prior to training or a game the following will apply this week for juniors: Wednesday 41C - U19's cancelled, Thursday 39C- all junior training cancelled,Friday 39C - teeball cancelled, Saturday 37C - juniors need parent permission to play senior baseball and at this stage Sunday is forecast for 28 so all junior games should proceed as scheduled.

Full details and information on Senior restrictions is available is available for download. The only change to the document is that the forecast to look at is the one at 6 pm the night before and not 7.00 am on the day. This change was made to assist country players make travel arrangements.

Diary Dates

The Sturt Junior Presentation Night will be held on Friday 31 March from 6.30 pm with the Senior Presentation Night to be held on Saturday 1 April 2017.

Quiz Night-Friday 17 February 2017- $10 for dinner/tables of 8- bookings essential by 13 February 2017 to Jeff Nicholas on 0419 824 324. 6.15 pm BBQ Dinner for 7 pm start! Download the flyer and use to help get your table together!

For those of you new to the club, please join out Twitter feed, at Follow @sturt_baseball and our Facebook page You can also follow us on Youtube!

Sponsors

The Sturt Baseball Club thanks all of our sponsors for their generous support. If you require further information on sponsorship, please contact our Sponsorship Manager Jeff Nicholas on 0419 824 324.

Division 1 (Coach: Tony Catt/Asst Coach: Tom Brice)

Glenelg 7 d Sturt 1

Division 2 (Coach: Tom Winter)

Sturt Division 2 lost to Glenelg 7-1

Well not a whole lot to say about this one, but we were just beaten by a better side.

The game started positively for us with Jayden Trembath getting a great 6 pitch hit to left field to lead of the game, through walks and a couple of errors we were able to load the bases with one out. Unfortunately we were unable to score. Glenelg then went on to score 3 in the bottom of the first and they never looked back.

Josh Tindall started and threw the complete game, he battled a little but in the end did a fair job and would be better for the blow out.

Are hitting and fielding weren't up to the high standards we set for ourselves and ultimately against good sides you can't afford to be off even just slightly.

We look for to getting a few players back this week as we have another massive challange against top side West Torrens.

Division 3 (Coach: Darren Stewart)

A tough outing for the boys going down 13-1 to Glenelg. A good effort from all pitchers, Bretty, Powellos and The Moose Cannon.

A lead of hit to Strapps was a positive start, this was followed by a hit from Dutchy and a double from Mick giving us our one run.

From this point Glenelg hit very well.

A big chance next week boys, so get prepared.

Division 4 (Coach: Mick Trlin)

Sturt 9 d Glenelg 2

Division 6 (Coach: Chris Small)

Sturt 15 def Playford City 10

We're not complaining about the long drive to Playford City because those guys make long drives every 2nd week. However, we were worried after getting there that we might not even get a game in due to the rain, but in the end the rain stopped just before game time and we got the full 7 innings in.

Between injuries and work / social commitments, we had only 6 of the usuals available for the game, no scorer, and no coach. Thanks to Chris (Skinny) Sandor, Peter (Mutzy) Mourtzios, and Dennis (Wrongy) Wright who filled in more than admirably…………and helped to bring down the average age of the team!!!!!! Thanks also to old man Moutzy (Louis) for scoring. He did a great job as evident by the fact he had us in front at the end of the game:)

It was a game where everyone contributed. Pop had 3 hits as lead off batter and made a super catch at 2nd, Wallace (Gromit) filled in as catcher for the whole game and picked up 4 hits. Jayke (Bruce) Wayne pitched 3 good innings and got a couple of hits. Daisy, fresh off the ski slopes of California, had 2, maybe 4, hits and 5 rbi's. Rick (Rat) pitched 4 innings and also got a hit.

We had 21 hits as a team with everyone getting at least 1 hit or 1 rbi. The 3 fill ins all contributed with Skinny and Moutzy making some good stops in the outfield as well as having quality at bats. The star rookie, however, had to be Wrongy as he had 5 hits, 3 rbi's and made some good plays at 1st base.

After a number of disappointing losses this year it was good to get back in the winners circle!

(Guest writer: Don Wulff)

Division 7 (Coach: Phil Martin)

Sturt 7 - Glenelg Tigers 10 - Coach - (Matt Chenoweth)

Saturday's game seen three of the Div 7 boys heading up to Playford to help out the Div 6 lads and we scraped together enough players to fill a team against 9th position the Glenelg Tigers.

The game went back and forth for the best part with a close game of baseball between both teams and it really could have gone either way right up to the last innings.

We had some fantastic fielding in the out field with " Philthy " Phil Martin with a couple of great catches along with Jules not letting anything past him at Center field.

We found our self with bases loaded and zero outs on multiple occasions but unfortunately we just couldn't bring the runs in.

Prez was solid on the mound again pitching a full game and it was great to have JR back behind the plate.

We are currently sitting two games out the finals with three games to go and are hopeful that finals are still within reach.

A thank you to Fame for umpiring and Heather for scoring.

Ranford 2 hits
Martin 1 hit
Stevens 1 RBI
Turner 1 hit
Chenoweth 2 hits
McKinley 1 hit 2 RBI
Anil 1 hit
Guehrer 1 hit 2 RBI

McKinley 32 balls 65 strikes 87 total with 4 ks

Under 19 (Coach: Matt MacBeth)

A pleasant Wednesday evening at the Bay and a hard fought 5-3 win was the final result to the visitors.

After battling for playing numbers over the past few weeks a cast of thousands (twelve players) flocked in all wanting a piece of the action. With close to the strongest team we have fielded this season the coaching staff was optimistic of reversing a last innings lost the last time we played. Coach Macbeth took charge and away we went.

The first opened with 3 up and 3 down and just 12 pitches we were into the field for the first time. Aussie took the mound and two hits and 22 pitches including an average call on 0-2 that resulted in a massive double and the Bays led 1-0 after one.

Sadly our second innings was as woeful as the first, two strike outs and a runner thrown out at second and we were back in the field with no addition to the score. With the sun playing havoc with the outfield a towering shot to centrefield resulted in another run and the Bays edged along leading 2-0.

A flare to left field from Brodie was our only earned visit to the bases for the third innings. Back in the field, three walks and loaded bases saw a change on the mound and Damo relieve. Damo started rather unconvincingly with four bouncers (not quite but close) and the Bays scored another. Damo then put the foot down and two strike outs later we return to the dugout trailing 3 - 0.

A compulsory change to the mound by the Bays and four walks later we score our first run. A hit to Shaun and an RBI to Liam and we've tied the score 3-3. Back in the field a single to right field results in the most unlikely 9-6 with a Joa throw gunning the runner out at second. Play of the day and with that the momentum changed, a pop fly to short taken deep by Mitch and another Damo strike out and the score remained 3-3.

Top of the 4th: A centrefield single to Damo, a walk to Mitch, a wild pitch and we have runners on second and third with two out. Tyson hit a routine grounder to third and a wild throw combined with a terrific run from second by Mitch puts us into the lead 5-3. Bottom of the fourth and just eleven pitches and a strike out from Brodie and the Bays are back in the field trailing 5-3.

And the sixth innings saw no addition to the score and Mitch closed out with just 11 pitches and the boys won 5-3.

Not one for the ages but a win nonetheless. Thanks to Penny for coming out to score even though Simon the Slicer was unavailable.

Final game for the U19's this coming Wednesday.

Under 17/1 (Coach: Jamie Knuckey)

Glenelg 2 0 1 1 5 X 9
Sturt     0 1 0 0 0 0 1

The joys of having multiple grounds were in abundance at the Bay on Sunday. With humidity at 100% and torrential rain forecast we played on the back diamond next to the Pat. No complaints about that and no complaints about copping a 9-1 belting by the top of the table Glenelg.

We led off brightly with a line drive single to Liam after an excellent 8 pitch at bat to get a runner on with the top of the order to come. A double play and a regulation ground ball to second and we took the field with just 3 additional pitches thrown. Aussie took the mound and a first pitch strike followed by a K and the boys were ripping the ball around. That's where the story stops. A 7 pitch walk, two singles through the gap and Glenelg led 2-0 after one.

A walk and very intelligent base running from Harry scored one but the struggle continued in the batter's box with no one else getting on base. Another first up strike out was the start we needed but two walks later a change on the hill and Liam came into pitch and induced two fly outs and the score remained 1-2.

The batting woes continued into the third with just a walk to Joel our only visit to the bases. Liam continued well on the mound and if wasn't for an errant throw and some brain dead fielding Glenelg wouldn't have added to the score but they did - 1-3.

Top of the 4th: A double to Reed and a single to Dylan and we had runners on the corners. A foul pop fly on a steal attempt results in a second double play and we make no addition to the score. Two drives up the centre and a big double to left scores another for Glenelg - 1-4

Nothing changed in the 5th and we're three up and three down. Dylan comes into pitch and a couple of hits and a line drive missed at 3rd and the Bays score 5 to take an assailable lead 9-1 with one innings remaining. We got one more go and you guessed it - three up and three down again and we lost 9-1.

Positives today - the pitching and fielding were just ok with just a couple of blues being expensive with the earned run score being 4-1 but walks were 7-3 which is way too many. Generally if you score just the one run the rest doesn't matter and today the batting couldn't find a gap. We hit into two double plays, had just 3 safe hits and on a positive note recorded just the 3 strike outs. Glenelg found the gaps, capitalised on our errors and won the hits 9-3 and that was basically the ball game.

Thank you to Deb for another marvellous effort with the scorebook and to the weather gods for being kind.

Under 15/1 - Sturt (Coach: Mike Garcia)

Round 14: Sturt 12 Northern Districts 5

Against all odds facing up to the Weather Gods, the game on Sunday at Norman Reserve came off with narry a hitch with the Saints bursting out of the gate to take a 12-0 lead and cruise home for back-to-back victories this week. Truly a great team effort as all reached based and eight of the nine starters hit safely against a pitching attack that was clearly in the development phase.

Jonas was a standout today throwing 3 1/3 solid innings of work and backing that up with the stick adding 2 singles and a walk in three plate appearances. Our fielding is returning to the high standard set early in the season with Zac making a couple nice plays from third, Robbie solid at first with some long stretches and Sam looking better behind the plate. Seb Steel took two very sweet catches in centre and looks to have declared that position his own. Joel Wilson wisely ignored the coaches' pleas to play shallow and took a beautiful grab just inside the left field cones to snuff out a Reds attack in the top of the second.

Generally a good game all around in tough conditions that builds further late season momentum. Thanks today to Theresa Warburton for yet another spectacularly awesome scorebook and the crack grounds crew that worked to get the field playable pregame and pack up in soupy conditions after the game.

Hits: Robbie Brennan 2 (2B), Jonas Garcia 2, Sam Stewart (2B), Zac Becker , Ethan Dawson (2B), Joel Wilson, Will Jordans, Seb Steel 1 each

RBI: Robbie Brennan, Zac Becker, Seb Steel 2 each, Ethan Dawson, Jonas Garcia, Luke Warburton, Will Jordans 1 each

Round 12: Sturt 10 Southern Districts 7

Playing a rare Thursday night encounter, the boys scraped off layers of summer break rust to down the third place Southern Districts Hawks before a massive crowd on a perfect night at Norman Reserve. After a good warmup the Saints played to their potential at the plate and in the field for one of the few times in what has been a frustrating season. Clearly, bringing Coach Warby on to the bench and barring the team manager from the dugout lifted the baseball brains trust substantially. Having the bulk of the Division 1 and 2 players and coaches stick around to support the boys was really appreciated and provided inspiration to do well.

After the Hawks jumped out to a 2 run lead in the top of the first, the Saints took advantage of a couple errors, 2 hit batsmen and a double by Zac Becker to tie the score and send a message they were here to battle. The Hawks responded turning 4 walks and a single into 2 more runs in the top of the second.

Sturt took control in the bottom of the 3rd with Will Jordans igniting a two out rally with a walk followed by 5 straight hits to Sam, Ethan, Jonas, Robbie and Zac that pushed 4 across the plate for a 6-4 Sturt lead. Small ball ruled with the Saints turning two singles, two walks and another hit batsman into 3 runs in the bottom of the third to establish a game winning break. The Hawks scored three in the final inning but fell short to send the crowd of Sturt loyalists home happy. A great club night and a great way to resume after the long break to keep our finals hopes alive, albeit on life support.

Hits: Zac Becker 2 (2B), Robbie Brennan 2, Jonas Garcia (2B), Sam Stewart, Ethan Dawson, Joel Wilson 1 each

RBI: Robbie Brennan, Ethan Dawson 3 each, Jonas Garcia 2, Zac Becker 1

Under 15/2 - Sturt (Coach: Tim McLeod)

Tuesday: Sturt 4/ Henley Grange 4

All the boys were pumped to play finally after the break. A welcome to a new player Seb Warr, and welcome back Lachlan Hammond.

Everyone wanted to contribute to the game and it started with Austin Parkinson on the hill, who threw a fantastic game of 63 itches and 38 of them strikes. Jake Mossman had another solid game behind the plate, Lachlan was fantastic at first for the first time, Tyler Stephens put in a performance at second, but I have to say every single player kept the pressure on and gave all, for the whole game, both with the bat and the ball. Very happy to see the guys not give up and score one more to get the draw. Thanks to everyone who helped on the night, scoring, coaching and supporting. Well done boys!

Sunday: Sturt 4 lost to Henley Grange Gold 8

It was a wet day, but that didn't stop the lads from being pumped after Tuesday's performance, to give one of the top teams a crack, and I must say a fantastic game was witnessed by us. Jamie Vidale started the pitching, putting in another solid performance and his first at bat was a 2 run home run. From this the pressure was on and every single player kept it on. Lachlans defence at first was great and with the bat solid. But we will miss him for the rest of the season, breaking his hand again. Jake showed great catching and base running. Seb, Nic and Jack in outfield were always talking and ready. Tyler, Joe and Jamie were solid in the infield. Then it happened....the big boys of HG put their car keys down, shaved (they were big boys), and did what they are known for and hit 3 home runs, scoring 6, to win the game by 4. Not once did our boys hang their heads and all of the time encouraging each other and thinking we almost had them. Thanks again for the help scoring, raking and assisting on the day. Fantastic performance.

Little League 1 - Sturt (U13) (Coach: Stan Warrilow)

Win 7 - 0

A great win considering we were looking at another cancelled game due to the weather.

A soggy ET ground performed pretty well under the circumstances and our defence held up in what was a tight affair until the 5th innings.

Angus Catt pitched 2 great innings, followed by Samson Garcia for another great 2 innings and then Jack Hutton finished off as we combined for a NO HITTER!

ET managed 2 walks in 5 innings thanks to some great defence and the already mentioned pitching effort.

We didn't trouble the scorers in the 1st innings and only reached on a couple of walks. In the 2nd innings we managed to score 1 run on 1 walk, 2 HPB and a base hit up the middle from Angus Catt.

In the 3rd it was 3 up 3 down and things were very tight. I shouldn't have worried though as the 4th innings started with 4 straight walks to score our 2nd run, followed by a strike out, then a great sacrifice fly to LF by Lachie Seekamp to score our 3nd run and a base hit up the middle by Harry Chaplin to score 2 more.

Just when you thought we were done for the 4th innings, up to bat comes Samson Garcia and launches a missile into the swimming centre for a 2 run bomb! It's a shame only 1 of the runs counted but that's the rule.

The 5th innings was particularly pleasing for me as coach because we "manufactured" another run with some great TEAM baseball. Ryder Mathers laid down a perfect bunt with runners on 1st and 2nd and none out to move them over to 2nd and 3rd. Then Angus Catt hit a ground ball to 2nd base to score the run. Little things like that will help us go deep into finals and are very important.

The 6th innings was highlighted by a double down the LF line by Lachie Seekamp, we didn't trouble the scorers though.

I guess ET had had enough and decided to "phone home" as the umpire called time and game and that was all she wrote.

Hits Angus Catt, Lachie Seekamp (2B), Harry Chaplin, Samson Garcia (HR) & Angela Mourtzios all 1 each.

Little League 2 - Sturt (U13) (Coach: Tom Becker)

Henley & Grange 11 d Little League 2 - Sturt (U13) 8

Little League Sturt (U11) (Coach: Jarred Holland )

Bye

..:: message posted on Monday the 6th of February, 2017 20:23:09 ::..

Newsletter 30/01/17

It was a big weekend for our players in the Bite. Ky Hampton made his debut on the mound and was featured in today's Advertiser. Warren Partland from the Advertiser wrote that "Ky showed tremendous confidence and composure. Ky turned 16 last month and failed to cough up a run in almost two innings, while also having one strikeout." Angus Roeger led off the batting with his 150 th game for the Bite. Mitch Lightbody and Corman O'Gorman were also in the starting line up. Congratulations to all our boys.

The Adelaide Bite, proudly presented by SA Power Networks, are in the playoffs for a third straight season.

We'd love to see Adelaide Shores Baseball Complex packed for Game 1 of our 2017 Preliminary Final Series will be played at the Adelaide Shores Baseball Complex.

First pitch is at 7:00PM with gates opening at 5:30PM on Friday 3 February. Tickets are now available for purchase online.

Please note that U18 Baseball memberships will not be accepted.

As you would expect the ticketing structure has changed slightly for the playoffs. Here is a breakdown of ticket categories:

Home Plate Reserved ($35 adults, $30 concession, $25 kids): These are reserved and assigned seats directly behind home plate under cover. Many members sit in this stand but it is open to the public.

Grandstand General Admission ($25 adults, $20 concession, $15 kids): These are seats on the first base and third base line located in the grandstand. These are unassigned seats but guarantee you a spot in the grandstands.

General Admission ($15 adults, $10 concession, $5 kids): Bring a lawn chair or a picnic basket! You can sit on any of the blue bleachers or find a spot on the home run hill and the grass around the grounds.

At home on Saturday I was delighted to receive the Active Club Grant Certificate for $17,285 to assist us erect our batting cages from our local member Martin Hamilton Smith. The Club greatly appreciates the support of the the Office for Recreation and Sport. Without their support this project would not have been able to be completed. Martin also did a great job of throwing the opening pitch!

On Sunday the heat rule meant that all junior games were cancelled.

Diary Dates

The Sturt Junior Presentation Night will be held on Friday 31 March from 6.30 pm with the Senior Presentation Night to be held on Saturday 1 April 2017.

Quiz Night-Friday 17 February 2017- $10 for dinner/tables of 8- bookings essential by 13 February 2017 to Jeff Nicholas on 0419 824 324. 6.15 pm BBQ Dinner for 7 pm start! Download the flyer and use to help get your table together!

For those of you new to the club, please join out Twitter feed, at Follow @sturt_baseball and our Facebook page You can also follow us on Youtube!

Sponsors

The Sturt Baseball Club thanks all of our sponsors for their generous support. If you require further information on sponsorship, please contact our Sponsorship Manager Jeff Nicholas on 0419 824 324.

Division 1 (Coach: Tony Catt/Asst Coach: Tom Brice)

Tuesday, 24th of January was the evening we took on Woodville for the third time this year. Finishing with a flurry of runs resulted in our third win against last year's grand final runners up.

Damon Arnold took to the mound for his first A grade start of the season. Relinquishing only one run in the 3rd inning, the young gun was near perfect all other innings, taking the team through the 6th inning. After a slow start with the bats, the 4th inning saw them come alive with hits to LeBlanc and Brice, before the game was blown open by a three run bomb to Brebner-Russ.

Three more runs were scored in the bottom of the 6th, to see

Jackson Brebner-Russ handed the ball to throw the 7th, with a 6 to 1 scoreline. He did so with a clean slate to chalk up another victory to the Saints.

Sunday saw the A grade side take on Kensington. The team battled hard but were unable to get across the line, going down 7-5.

Scoring four times in the first three inning, Kensington were quick out of the blocks. After another two runs, Josh Tindall, was replaced by none other than Tuesday's top performer, Damon Arnold, in the 4th.

Through patient at bats and a little help from Kensington's defence, the boys were able to claw their way back into the game. Score, 6-5.

Another great job on the mound from Damon, holding Kensington to one run through the following 4 innings gave the team a sniff.

Unable to trouble the scorers in the final two innings the two run deficit remained, handing us our second loss of 2017, 7-5.

With a bye this Tuesday, our next game will be played at 4pm this Saturday @ Glenelg. See you there!

Division 2 (Coach: Tom Winter)

Sturt 7 d Kensington 6

Division 3 (Coach: Darren Stewart)

STURT 14 d Kensington 2

On the weekend we had a great team WIN with everyone doing the little things and look what happened, we know we are not looking to play finals but this just shows how much pride the men take in their game and wear their hearts on their sleeves. Stand outs for the day were A.Harvey hitting 4/5 at bats with 3 RBI and not letting anything past him at short stop. M.Trlin pitching 2 2/3 innings for 39 pitchers and M.Richmond with 3 RBI .

With the guys in the outfield they backed each other up to make some great plays and not letting them get to many extra bases. Could not be happier with this game glad we put a full game together and look forward to next week to see how we turn out against the top 4 side.

THANKS SUE MULRYAN. .......

HITS
A.Harvey 4
J.Holland 3
J.Powell 2
B.Mulryan 2
B.Strapps 1
M.Trlin 1
M . Richmond 1
A.Hill 1

Division 4 (Coach: Mick Trlin)

Sturt 9 d Kensington 2

Division 6 (Coach: Chris Small)

Henley & Grange 14 d Sturt 13

We traveled to H&G for an 11 o'clock start on a beautiful day for baseball.

Things did not start well at the home plate coaches visit and I should have known it was going to be a bad day but that is baseball and sometimes you have to play against 10 when you are the away team, but on the other hand we did hand H&G the win with some unforced errors.

We started of with 5 runs in our first at bat with some great hitting and then we sent Don 'Wulffy' Wulff to the mound, unfortunately Wulffy was not getting the usual calls as the zone came into an 'A grade zone' but H&G did hit it when it was there and they scored the maximum 7 runs.

In the 2nd we got another 2 runs to tie the game up with a couple of walks and a double by David 'Reg' Lee. With Wulffy not getting the calls we changed to Trent 'Tiny' Small and even though he gave up 2 walks and a HPB he also got a F1, KC and a K2 for no runs scored to make it 7 all.

In the 3rd we had the donut three up and down, Tiny was done so we went to Glenn 'Doc' Young and he gave up 2 runs to make it 9 - 7 after 3.

In the 4th with some hits we managed to get 3 across the line before side away again with a lovely double from Travis 'Huey' Lewis. Doc still on the mound we gave up 2 to be 11 - 10 down.

With time running out we needed to get 1 to force them to bat and 2 to give us a chance so we went out and made 3 to be 13 - 11 up and three outs for the win. H&G first batter had a single to left and on the throw in which went wild he tried to go to second only to be tagged out and then thrown out of the game, one out two to go. Next had a walk, then a safe hit to left, so with runners on 2nd and 3rd we had a K2 and Tiny tried to throw the runner out at 3rd with 2 out for an error and the runner scored. Still up we had a muffed fly between 2nd and SS and they tied it up, then they had a hit to centre for the winning run to cross the plate and game called.

One of those loses you hate and another game we should have won but didn't.

Thanks to Chris Sandor from Div 7 for coming out and helping us.

Safe hits: T Small 2 (1D), Gooley 2, Wulff 3 (1D), Lewis 2 (1D), Lee 3 (1D), Young 1, Sandor 1

Division 7 (Coach: Phil Martin)

Gawler 11 d Sturt 5

A tough road trip against a tough opponent for a tough loss.

We have never previously lost to Gawler, but they have found a new pitcher who was very hard to hit. We kept things tight until we start to wilt in the sun, and things got away from us in the end.

Hats off to Prez for another great pitching effort and to Elvis behind the dish. It was good to have Roger back from India, although I'm not sure he thought so as he took a fast ball straight in the ribs...!

Thanks to Heather for scoring and to the lads for keeping their heads up.

Hits: Sanders 1 (2 RBI), Martin 2 (1), Vidale 2

Pitching: McKinley 34/78 9ks

Under 19 (Coach: Matt MacBeth)

Sturt 8 d Goodwood 3

..:: message posted on Monday the 30th of January, 2017 20:51:27 ::..

Quiz Night- request for prizes

The Sturt Baseball Club Quiz Night will be held on Friday 17 February 2017. Further details will be available shortly but please save the date! In addition the club is asking for the donation of prizes from any of you who run businesses and can spare us a prize! Please contact our please contact our Sponsorship Manager Jeff Nicholas on 0419 824 324.if  you can help!

..:: message posted on Monday the 23rd of January, 2017 22:53:01 ::..

Newsletter 24/01/17

Welcome back to our junior teams who commenced this weekend!

Congratulations to Jonas Garcia and Robbie Brennan from Sturt's U15s who were selected in the Adelaide Waves team and participated in the state tournament this weekend. The Waves beat the Pirates in all three games. Congratulations to the Waves, State Champions! Visit our Facebook page for their photo!

This coming Saturday our Div 1 and 2 boys will be playing at home before the Div 1 game which is due to commence at 4 pm the Hon Martin Hamilton Smith our local member with be presenting our Active Club Grant certificate for $17,285 to contribute to the cost of the erection of our batting cages. Without the support of the Department of Recreation and Sport we would not have been able to build the batting cages. Please make every effort to attend the club on Saturday to cheer on our boys and also to be there for the presentation!

Diary Dates

The Sturt Junior Presentation Night will be held on Friday 31 March from 6.30 pm with the Senior Presentation Night to be held on Saturday 1 April 2017.

For those of you new to the club, please join out Twitter feed, at Follow @sturt_baseball and our Facebook page You can also follow us on Youtube!

Sponsors

The Sturt Baseball Club thanks all of our sponsors for their generous support. If you require further information on sponsorship, please contact our Sponsorship Manager Jeff Nicholas on 0419 824 324.

Division 1 (Coach: Tony Catt/Asst Coach: Tom Brice)

Sturt 11 d Northern Districts 0

Division 2 (Coach: Tom Winter)

B grade lost to Northern Districts 10-7

Well not a whole lot to write home about with this one, we were just beaten by a better side and one that probably wanted it more than us.

Brodie MacBeth once again started on the hill and it was a little bit of a battle for him this week, however he persisted and did a good job. Josh Tindall then finished of the game.

It was a tale of two halves when it came to the hitting, we came out well with a 5 run second inning which saw some very good 2 strike hitting from Alex Hopton, Reed Stewart, Aussie McClure and Adam Kerr and other quality 2 strike 2 out clutch hit from Tyson Ottaway in the 3rd to score a run. However that's were it stopped and the hitting and quality of At Bats dropped off.

A game that has been and gone now and we move on and re group and we take on Kensies this Saturday at home.

Hits.. Trembath, Faehse, Ottaway, Hopton, McClure, Stewart. All 1

Division 3 (Coach: Darren Stewart)

North 5 d Sturt 0

With a good win under our belt from last week we were hungry for another one but we just couldn't get the bats working for us today. Austin was fantastic on the hill throwing his heart out there going five innings great outing.

Shane finished the last two innings with his solid side arm thing even though he couldn't see without his glasses.

Was happy that we didn't give up any errors for the day so keep it up guys wheres always next week!

Division 4 (Coach: Mick Trlin)

Sturt 19 d Northern Districts 2

Division 6 (Coach: Chris Small)

Well it was like Christmas I had to check my list twice and on Friday morning I had 12 players

By Friday night when I checked my list again I was down to 11 with Mark 'Pop' Burns out due to work.

Saturday morning rolls around and I get an early wake up text, Glenn 'Doc' Young out due to work, down to 10 but still ok.

With an hour and a half to go another text, Simon 'Gangsta' Gooley out, work broken into and he had to go in. Down to the bare 9!

1 hour to go and another text rolls in, Jayke 'Bruce' Wayne out sick.

What happened to my Christmas list, obviously all the naughty boys were not allowed to play.

Quick phone call to Phil 'Philthy' Martin and with half hour before game Philthy turns up to make the bare 9 again. Please no injuries.

Unfortunately the injuries did happen but they just had to play through the pain, Ben 'Shrek' Colyer catching did his back and Kris 'Krispy' McArdle did a driver.

In the first we make one from a lovely double to Krispy before side away. Don 'Wulffy' Wulff to the mound, A K2-3, then a double play and the Tigers have a donut.

In the second we get another run, our bats are awake. Tigers have another donut after another double play from us.

In the third our bats start to go quiet and we put up donuts for the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th innings while the Tigers start to put runs on the board. Why because we started to make errors and they are what hurt us in the end.

We managed to hold to hold the Tigers scoreless in the 7th with the score being 2 - 6 down, 5 runs to win or 4 for the draw, unfortunately we only managed 2 for a final score of 6 - 4 down.

Wulffy pitched the whole 7 innings which we completed in 97 minutes, we play 120 minutes or 7 innings.

Thanks to Carol Burns again for scoring even though Pop did not play, Thanks to Adrian 'Fame' Hill for umpiring and to our supporters for coming out.

Safe Hits: McArdle 2 (1D), Colyer 1, Wulff 1 (1D), Small C 1, Small T 1, Pettman 1

Division 7 (Coach: Phil Martin)

Written by guest Coach Matt 'Chewy' Chenoweth.

Sturt 3 loss to East Torrens 7

The boys were up and about on Saturday knowing a win could see them jump from 8th position on the ladder into the top 5.

East Torrens got off to a fast start scoring four of their seven runs in the first two digs.

Following that the boys played a fantastic defensive game keeping the Red Sox to just a further three runs for the rest of the game.

Prez once again pitched a fantastic full game with the infield giving him some great support and "Hoops" once again having a day out behind the plate.

A long with a couple of great catches in the out field to "Tangles" and the "Colonel" the boys had a great day in the field.

With 10 minutes to play in the game we were four runs down and sending the Red Sox into bat.

We were successful with three outs in four minutes which meant we had the opportunity to have another bat and take the game into the last inning.

We started off with "Mutzi" leading us off with a fantastic hit to left field and before you knew it we were bases loaded with no outs.

Unfortunately the fairytale ended there and we fell short with the bat.

It was a great game to all involved and a thank you to Heather for scoring.

Batting - Thompson 1 hit
Stevens 2 hits 2 RBI
Martin 1hit
Turner 1hit 1 RBI
Mourtzios 1 hit

Pitching
McKinley 21 balls 77 strikes 2k's

Under 19 (Coach: Matt MacBeth)

Sturt 11 d Adelaide 3

Under 17/1 (Coach: Jamie Knuckey)

Sturt       7 0 7 0 7 21
Northern Districts 1 0 2 0 3

Reed Stewart birthday edition:

An emphatic trouncing of an inexperienced Northern Districts was the final result on a warm sunny Sunday afternoon at Ingle Farm. First game back after the break and the boys were keen to give Reed a birthday present to celebrate his sweet 16. Getting out of the blocks and scoring 7 in the first, keeping the bats swinging and running out very comfortable 21-3 winners to give Reed a nice present.

What was most pleasing to day is that we swung the bats and got the results- it was a team effort - 13 hits and 12 free passes versus one hit and seven walks tells the story. Having a day out was Austin McClure going 3 hits from 3 at bats and a lazy four RBI's.

Excellent support came from Josh Vidale 2 from 2 and 2 RBI's, Joaquin Poskey-Miles 2 from 2 and RBI, Liam Lucas 2 from 4 and 2 RBI's, Nick Borello 1 from 2 and 3 RBI's, birthday boy Reed Stewart 1 from 2 and 2 RBI's, Josh Wilson 1 from 2 and two RBI's, and Dylan Hopgood 1 from one and an RBI as well.

An entire team contribution with the bat and it showed.

Not to be outdone both pitchers delivered when it mattered. Liam 2IP, 1H 1ER and 3K's and All Australian U18 softballer Dylan 2IP 0H 0ER and 5K's did the job when the field didn't. Highlight in the field was a double play from shortstop Aussie taking a pop fly deep behind second base and gunning the runner down at home with the assistance of Mr Reliable Reed Stewart. Mike Sabatino's catch in left field deserves a mentioned for unorthodox technique that got the result - that time anyway!

5 games to go and a chance to turn our season into a positive one. 3 wins 6 losses and 2 draws, not too outrageous to think we can shape the finals race over the coming weeks. Last five weeks of junior baseball for a few players and it is a milestone in a young man's life. Let's give it a crack.

Under 15/1 - Sturt (Coach: Mike Garcia)

No game this weekend

Under 15/2 - Sturt (Coach: Tim McLeod)

No game this weekend

Little League 1 - Sturt (U13) (Coach: Stan Warrilow)

Win 18 - 6

After a well earned break it was good to be back out on the park playing again.

Jack Hutton started on the hill and pitched 4 outstanding innings, giving up no hits and striking out all that came before him. Jack finished with 12 K's, 4 BB and a HPB. The Hawks had no answer for his pitching today.

Spencer Warrilow pitched the last 2 innings, and did a good job. He battled hard on the hill and finished with 3 hits, 3 K's, 2 BB and a HPB.

I think we were all a bit rusty and our energy levels and concentration can and will lift, as we looked pretty ordinary in the field for the last couple of innings.

Our hitting was great today as we picked up 14 hits and 10 BB's. We scored 5 runs in the 1st, 1 in the 2nd, 5 in the 3rd, 2 in the 5th and 5 in the 6th.

Lachie Seekamp had a day out with 4 hits including a Home Run, Angela Mourtzios had a day out too picking up 2 hits after training hard during the break and working on her hitting. Ryder Mathers took a great catch in RF to end the 5th innings and Jack Hutton finished off our last innings with a monster shot down the LF line that cleared the fence by at least 50 feet.

I say this every week, and today was no different we can improve and need to improve if we are going to be a serious threat to the better teams.

All I ask is for each player to concentrate for 2 hours during the game and I believe we can beat anyone.

Hits - Lachie Seekamp 4 (HR), Angus Catt 3, Jack Hutton 2 (HR), Angela Mourtzios 2, Spencer Warrilow, Locky Holland and Callum Finlayson 1

Little League 2 - Sturt (U13) (Coach: Tom Becker)

Sturt 2 def Gawler Rangers 1

Great day for baseball with a nice little break under the belt.

There is no doubt the boys came in a little under done with a little too much Christmas cheer under the waistline (probably the more the coach than the kids).

Training last week being cancelled due to the weather didn't help the cause.

In saying that the boys came out with the same amount of excitement they showed invite first training session. Great to see a few of the boys sporting new gloves and shoes, showing that they are committed to getting better or just looking good.

To the game. Harry Chaplin came down to get some work in on the hill and after a first inning of making some adjustments mentally and phyically settled in and threw the stitches off it. 11 punch outs in 4 digs work giving up no hits. Well Done Harry. Great outing.

Not be outdone the other Harry. The "Hurricane' came in and left off exactly where started last year. Pumping the strike zone and fielding like trooper.

Our timing with our hitting was a little off and is to be expected after having a reasonable break and will come back stronger with some sessions in the nets. Tommy Os came up with a couple of knocks which didn't leave the infield. Nice work. As did the silent assassin, Ciaran Beham come up with a couple of hits and ended being the winning run in the 6th, on MADMAN MAGNUS'S LASER DOWN THE RIGHT FIELD LINE bringing the crowd to their feet chanting. Great work Magnus.. Great persistence..

Thanks Nate for umpiring in the conditions in the heat and on a Sunday morning. Also for acknowledging a proud moment for Magnus in presenting him with the ball after the boys sung the song.

Side note on the this was we got this game done 20 minutes under the maximum playing time of 110 mins. With the Harry's throwing strikes and the lads being aggressive in the batters box made this game a pleasure to be a part of, especially when our last game v. Gawler was a white wash.

Little League Sturt (U11) (Coach: Jarred Holland )

STURT 7 - Goodwood 6

Well never knowing what's going to happen after a long break away from playing, the guys came out with a BANG! In the hitting warm up the message got through to the team if it's close to hit do it and they took it into the game. There was a new player to the team Aden Lapthorne who got a hit in his first game" well done", and to Willem Aitken getting his first hit well deserved kid. The base running went well today with the guys running them hard.

The pitchers were fantastic with a good amount of strikes and getting the job done.

There was not much to talk about in the field but josh Altamura took a great catch at right field wow kid glad to have u back.

See u all at training on tuesday night.

HITS
K.Mattew-Hampton 3
Z.Altamura 2
J.Holland 2
J.Altamura 1
J.Janssen-Merlin 1
W. Aitken 1
A.Lapthorne 1

PITCHERS STRIKES BALLS
Z.Altamura 23 20
J.Janssen-Merlin 14 21
K.Mattew-Hampton 20 21


..:: message posted on Monday the 23rd of January, 2017 22:33:13 ::..

Newsletter 16/01/17

Happy New Year and it certainly has been a busy time for our juniors.

Congratulations to Angus Catt and Jack Hutton who had the honour of representing Australia in U12 Baseball World Cup Qualifier in Guam between the 12-17 January, where they won the championship and have gained entry to the U12 World Cup to be held in Taiwan later in the year! This is an outstanding achievement by both these very talented baseballers from our club.

Harry Knuckey, Damon Arnold and Ky Hampton represented the state in the U18 National Championships held in Sydney. Jeff Nicholas travelled with the team to get some great shots of our boys competing on the national stage! Closer to home our Div 1 boys have started 2017 strongly winning four out of our last five games!

The Club would also like to extend condolences to Peter Hughes, Hall of Famer and Past President on the sad loss of his wife Raelene early in January.

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Division 1 (Coach: Tony Catt/Asst Coach: Tom Brice)

After a dropping the last three games before the Christmas break, the A grade side has started 2017 strongly, winning four out of five.

Vs Northern Districts

Due to round two's double header being washed out, the second half of the season resumed early to make up the rescheduled games. Taking on Northern Districts (perennial wooden spooners), confidence was high we could get year started on the right foot.

With each teams import pitchers matching up for game one, the match up proved to be a good old fashioned pitchers dual. Dominating pitching from our own Nate Roe was matched by Norther Districts as zeros were thrown up on both sides of the scorecard through the regulation 7 innings. The twighlight exchange required two extra innings before the deadlock was broken on a two basehit to Tom Brice scored Paul Holmes from second base.

G1. Sturt 1, Northern District 0

Rolling on from the previous nights low scoring affair, runs were hard to come by early in game two of the tie. Tied at zero a piece going into the 5th inning a Tom Brice homerun broke the deadlock. Five solid innings from Josh Tindall saw him give the ball to Steve Chambers at this stage. Sturt's lead was bolstered in the 6th thanks to a two run Jackson Brebner-Russ bomb. Chambers cruised through the final inning to complete our second shutout in as many days.

While the bats were taking a while to warm up after the break, it was our defense, lead by short stop Mitch Lightbody, that impressed most on our way to two new year victories.

G2. Sturt 3, Northern District 0

The Sunday that followed saw us take on Golden Grove at home in perfect conditions.

Josh Tindall took to the mound, for his second start of the week, as we got into yet another must win game. Stumbling in only one inning, Josh was dominant through seven innings.

Lead by Jackson Brebner-Russ with two homeruns, our bats started to heat up. Scoring in the 3rd, 5th, 6th and 8th paved the way to open a five run lead taking us into the 9th. JBR breezed through the last two innings to lock in the A grade sides third win for the week.

Sturt 9, GGCD 4

A mid week twightlight clash saw us take on first placed West Torrens at West Beach.

An early lead was taken with an Evan LeBlanc bomb in the first inning. Jackson Brebner-Russ took to the mound for the start and was good through the first three innings.

The bottom of the 3rd saw the game open up with hits and walks through the line up resulting in a five run inning. Leading 6-0 going into the 4th and we were in good shape.

The top of the 4th created a little trouble for JBR as a few hits and a walk lead to the bases being loaded with Jordan McCardle to bat. The ex-Sturt prodigy proceeded to take a well located fastball away and dispatch it over the leftfield fence. One more run was then tacked on to have West Torrens pull the scoreline back to within one.

Unable to score for the remainder of the game, relievers Steve Chambers and Josh Tindall, were able to hold the potent West Torrens line up scoreless, confirming another good win for the side.

Sturt 6, West Torrens 5

Yesterday's game versus Port was set to be a tight one, as second and third on the ladder went head to head.

True to form, on the back of two quality import pitchers pounding the strike zone, the game was tied at zero a piece as the 4th inning rolled around. Port then opened the scoring as their lead off hitter left the yard following a walk, resulting in a 2-0 lead.

Two more runs scored in the 6th inning saw the scoreline out to four and the team with a lot of work to do to get back in the game.

Back-to-back home runs to Brice and LeBlanc in the the bottom of the inning put the team back in the game.

After completing the 7th inning, Nate Roe the gave the ball to Brebner-Russ to hold Port to four and give our offence half a chance. And he did just that.

A walk, an error and routine ground ball resulted in the manufacturing of another run in the bottom of the 8th to put the side back within one.

Unable to trouble the scorers in the 9th and the game was over. The boys going down in a high quality encounter, 4-3.

Sturt 3, Port 4

In a very congested top half of the ladder, the A grade side sits in 4th place. An encouraging position given the pending return of the boys representing SA in the under 18s and with only a few weeks remaining for the Bite.

Next game: @ Goodwood, Tuesday 17th, 6pm.

Division 2 (Coach: Tom Winter)

Sturt 4 d Port Adelaide 3

Division 3 (Coach: Darren Stewart)

No report or result available

Division 4 (Coach: Mick Trlin)

Bye

Division 6 (Coach: Chris Small)

Happy New Year to All

Well the weather Gods look after us this weekend and we got to play our first game for 2017.

It does not take long, or he could have still been on holidays somewhere, or he could have been still celebrating the New Year but we played our first game back and we had our first BRAIN FART for the 2017.

Yes you read that correct and not that I am naming any names but Glenn 'Doc' Young had one of those moments, could be his age, his eye sight or just that Brain Fart, but more on this later.

We went into bat and the Glenelg pitch was throwing good strikes and for the first 3 innings we struggle to get bat to ball only having 2 safe hits over the 3 innings, one from Ben 'Shrek' Colyer and one from Rick 'Rat' Trembath and on the other hand Glenelg hit the ball well over the first 2 innings scoring all of their 10 runs with 2 home runs. We started with Rat on the mound and they liked what he was throwing and they hit him. So after 2 innings the score was 10 - 0

We then sent Don 'Wulffy' Wulff to the mound and with some great catches and good plays from Jayke 'Bruce' Wayne at short we held Glenelg scoreless over the next 4 innings and we started to get some hits and scored 2 runs over the next 4 innings.

So now the brain fart, 6th innings, Chris 'Daisy' Day starts with a single, Bruce flies out, Doc hits over left fields head for single because Daisy is motoring down to second for the slowest 90feet we have ever seen, Doc looks to go to 2nd but the bench holds him up because of the runner in front, wild pitch and Daisy to 3rd, Doc to 2nd, Kim 'Kymbo' Pettman hits a slow roller to 3rd who fields the ball, Doc takes off and Daisy freezes, Kymbo motors down to first and beats the throw, Doc is now 2 feet from overtaking Daisy after rounding 3rd, again the bench screams back Doc, trap play between 2nd and 3rd, Daisy creeping down to home and told to go and its a race to home, who or what gets there first Daisy or the ball, well if you have ever heard of the tortoise and hare I can tell you the tortoise is still running as we speak. Daisy is tagged out at home and Doc ends up at 3rd after confusing everyone, luckily for Sturt no juniors where there to see this base running brain fart.

Best thing about it all was we where able to have a laugh about it at the end of the game.

The 10 - 2 score line after 7 innings does not show how we played after the first 2 innings as we outscored Glenelg for the rest of the game.

Safe Hits: Rat, Smally, Pop, Daisy, Doc all had 1, Krispy, Wulffy & Shrek all had 2 each.

Division 7 (Coach: Phil Martin)

Sturt 21 d Kensington 11

..:: message posted on Monday the 16th of January, 2017 21:51:11 ::..

Christmas Newsletter Edition

On behalf of the Sturt Baseball Club I would like to wish all our players and members are very merry Christmas and all the best for 2017!

Division 1 will be playing a twlight game Tuesday night at home against Henley and Grange commencing at 6 pm. The BBQ will be fired up, so please come down to support our team and have dinner at the club!

Congratulations to the following players who have been selected in the 2017 Little League Seakhawks team who will compete in the State Championships in April 2017:

  • Harry Chaplin

  • Spencer Warrilow

  • Samson Garcia

  • Jack Hutton

  • Lachlan Seekamp

  • Angus Catt

Executive officer is Tony Catt

Baseball SA, in conjunction with Woodville Baseball Club, is pleased to announce the schedule for the 2016/17 Goodwill Series

As the final preparation for the U16 and U18 Nationals, the best young talent in South Australia will compete against visiting US teams over 6 days.



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Division 1 (Coach: Tony Catt/Asst Coach: Tom Brice)

The past week has seen the A grade side take two losses.

The first game was a midweek West Beach pitching extravaganza, against East Torrens. The game ended with the only run of the game being scored, handing the boys a 1-0 extra inning walk off loss.

An outstanding complete game on the hill from Jackson Brebner-Russ, saw East Torrens first hit finally coming in the 6th inning. JBR's efforts were let down by a lack luster offensive effort. Striking out a total of sixteen times and being unable to score the runner from 3rd with less than two outs on three occasions was the difference between winning and losing.

In Sunday's game against reigning premiers, Glenelg, it was obvious we needed make some adjustments at the plate to get back on track after Wednesday's effort. There was a slight improvement and our bats finally started to heat up at the very end of the game.

With an average age of seventeen, our pitchers (Ky Hampton, Brodie MacBeth & Damon Arnold) did a great job, holding a strong hitting line up to six runs.

Our hitting let us down early, and it wasn't until the 9th inning we were finally able to string some hits together. Having one of those days that sees nothing fall our way, the boys showed great character, able to turn a 6-1 deficit into 6-4 ball game and gave us a chance to win.

Losing 6-4 to Glenelg sees us with a 10 win and 6 loss record with one game to play before the Christmas break. We are sitting in about 5th place on the ladder and in good shape. The playing group is confident in attacking the second half of the season and coming home with a wet sail and being right around the mark, come seasons end.

Tomorrow's (Tuesday) game verse Henley and Grange starts at 6pm @ the club. See you there!

Division 2 (Coach: Tom Winter)

Glenelg 9 d Sturt 8

Division 3 (Coach: Darren Stewart)

Glenelg 17 d Sturt 1

Division 4 (Coach: Mick Trlin)

Glenelg 5 d Sturt 0

Division 6 (Coach: Chris Small)

Southern Districts 18 d Sturt 9

We traveled down south this week on a lovely day for baseball and with our biggest cheer squad all season.

I turned up about 10 minutes late this week to find Simon 'Gangsta' Gooley with a dummy around his neck after last weeks little spit.

We started the batting off and Rick 'Rat' Trembath got himself a walk then stole second, Jayke 'Bruce' Wayne had a K2-3 which advance Rat to third, Ben Colyer 'Shrek' had a 6-3 but Rat scored for our first and only of the innings. Kris 'Krispy' McArdle flied out to right after some suspect umpire calls so Krispy says.

SD into bat and Bruce on the mound, we should have gotten out of this without any runs after an error but with 2 outs SD managed to get 2 runs in. Kym 'Kymbo' Pettman takes a good running catch to finish off the innings.

In the second we managed to leave the bases loaded after a couple of walks and a hit to Trent 'Tiny' Small.

Back into the field and again errors hurts us as we allow the maximum 7 runs, Bruce comes off the mound with two out and we give the ball to Tiny to get the last out when Krispy at first has a tunnel ball, as we get back to the bench he said I did everything right, got my body behind the ball, thought to myself keep low only just forgot to but the glove down.

In the third Bruce got on with a muffed fly, Shrek had a double, Krispy flattened the 2nd baseman as he covered 1st from a slow roller and as the first baseman threw the ball it took the 2nd baseman right into Krispy's running and he rolled him but they still got the out. Tiny hit to centre to score two runs and we plate 3 before the end of the innings.

We go to the Rat to stop the runs but SD hit the ball well and again score the maximum 7 runs

In the fourth we managed to get 5 runs back and a high light was Kymbo getting his first safe hit for the Div 6's and it was a double

SD manage to get 2 more runs.

Final score 18 - 9

In the fifth we are all out with no runs and game is called.

Thanks to all the supporters that came out sorry we didn't get a better result, lets hope next time you are all out we can. As always thanks to Carol Burns for scoring always easy to write up a report from the score book.

Safe Hit: Wayne 1, Colyer 1, Young 1 (1D), Small T 2, Small C 2, Burns 1, Pettman 1

Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year to all

See you all in 2017

Division 7 (Coach: Phil Martin)



Sturt 6 lost to Southern Districts 7 This will be short and sweet (not a Smally tome). Saturday, against Southern Districts, was the game that got away from us. The 7-6 score line was an honest reflection of the game. We were in front 6-4 going in the their last at bat and they managed to get the 3 runs they needed. Highlights for the day included a dominant display by Prez on the mound (not a lot of Ks but lots of plays to the infield), Randy Stevens, aka, the ball magnet, at short, good catches in the outfield by Wrongy and Skinny as well as Dits had a great game at first making plays out of wayward throws.

Hits Randy 1 (1), Tangles 2 (1), Jules 1, Wrongy 1 (1), AJ 1 (1), Skinny 2, Dits 1 (1) and iPod 2 (1).
Pitching Prez 72 strikes 28 balls 2Ks

Under 19 (Coach: Matt MacBeth)

West Torrens 19 d Sturt 1

Under 17/1 (Coach: Jamie Knuckey)

Glenelg 5 1 6 2 14
Sturt    3 0 0 4 7

First versus tenth and unfortunately the result was no fairy tale. A 14-7 smashing by the Tigers over the Saints was a very ordinary Xmas present indeed. A 2 out five run rally in the first innings by the Glenelg U17's sealed the game and sadly featured some of the best hitting we've come across this season.

11 hits and 11 RBI's versus 6 hits and 4 RBI's was the story of the game. Our pitching got smashed by a murderers row like combination and if wasn't for some of the best centre fielding you'll ever see from Dylan Hopgood the score would have been further in the Bays favour. It's not hard to see why this team is top of the ladder when all nine players get hits versus six of ours.

As mentioned Dylan's out fielding was superb and apart from a terrible bounce at short stop and a missed flyball at right the fielding was good and that is all you can ask.
Our pitching struggled for control and all three pitchers threw more balls than strikes and to state the obvious that is never a good thing. Harry Knuckey has a forgettable opening innings going for 7 hits and 5 runs. Josh Vidale stemmed the bleeding in the second with 1 run but the 3rd opened up the floodgates with 3 free passes and 3 hits resulting in 6 runs. Josh's pitching highlight was striking out State U18 catcher Mason Clavell looking with a couple of deftly placed curve balls. Dylan threw the last dig and picked up a strike out but two walks proved costly and another two runs. Young Gasman Hopgood has a ripper slider that if he keeps working on it senior pitching beckons.

Batting was a mixed bag. Liam Lucas, coming off a relaxing cruise, wasn't pretty in the box but he battled hard and got the job done going 2 from 3, getting on base 3 times from his 3 at plate appearances including our second longest at bat of the season- a terrific 10 pitch at bat that resulted in a hit and RBI. Austin McClure in the unusual position of lead off batter went two from three, Nick Borrello continues his recent good run of form with the bat going 1 from 2 and also continued to suffer rubbish calls from his base coaches - this time from third. Mr Reliable Reed Stewart one from 3 including two RBI's were our best with the bat.

Thanks to Jimmy Davidson from the League for umpiring, Simon Gooley from the mighty Division 6 team for base umpiring, Deb Hopgood for driving thousands of kilometres and scoring, Mike Sabatino for coming out and supporting his team mates and the parents that sat through the belting.

At the break our record stands two wins, six losses and two draws. About 10th on the ladder and very much resembling just that position. Six games to go and probably need to win every one just to have a better than .500 season. Possible.

Thanks to everyone that has helped so far this season and in particular to all the parents that bother to get their young men out of bed each Sunday morning to play the great game of baseball - thank you. A very merry Xmas to all the team and families and a safe and happy new year and we'll see everyone back on the track Thursday 19th January at 4:30pm at the Club.

Under 15/1 - Sturt (Coach: Mike Garcia)

West Torrens 16 d U15/1 - Sturt 6

Under 15/2 - Sturt (Coach: Tim McLeod)

U15/2 - Sturt 20 d Woodville 3

Little League 1 - Sturt (U13) (Coach: Stan Warrilow)

STURT vs HENLEY & GRANGE LOST 7 -0

"A team isn't one individual, but a collective unit"

Today we were simply outplayed and outclassed by a very impressive H&G unit.

The Rams started with a bang scoring 3 runs in the first innings, in a flurry of hard hitting and a Home run to LF.

Our bats could not get going for the whole game due to an outstanding pitching performance from the Henley pitcher.

The score remained at 3-0 until the top of the 6th when once again the Henley bats woke up and again hit the ball hard and found the gaps, scoring another 4 runs.

Jack Hutton and Angus Catt both pitched their hearts out but the Rams were just too good today.

You can't win many games when you don't score any runs.

Keep your heads up lads, our season is well on track for a finals appearance and remember if you don't make mistakes you can't become a better baseball player.

See you all on 10th January for our first training back.

Hits - Jack Hutton, Angus Catt 1

Thanks to Travis Lewis for umpiring and Tony Catt for scoring

Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all

Little League 2 - Sturt (U13) (Coach: Tom Becker)

Little League 2 - Sturt (U13) 8 d Woodville 5

Little League Sturt (U11) (Coach: Jarred Holland )

STURT 7 d Adelaide 0

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE, there you go a early christmas present from your coach 'another win'.

The sun was out on a bright sunday day the time might have been a little different and the silly season is upon us and the kids we're silly also but hey they had fun.

Zac started on the bump for us for two innings and got 5k's which made me very happy.

Next J.R. jumped on the bump "the leftie" and did 1 2/3 for 3k's, well done champ.

The "fireman" Kale finished off the game with a k and a ground ball, love your work ethic.

Today in the batting box we we're eager to swing the bats with only 2 kc which is what the coach wants " swing the bats" that's the way you get hits. On the bases the boys we're running hard to get to the next base, a bit sad to see the slip and slide training didn't get used with no slides but the pizza made us hungry for another win.

I hope u all enjoy your christmas holidays and don't forget to take a photo of where you have a throw to see who wins the, have a throw from the furthest place at home.

Good to have you back again Josh Altamura.

A massive thanks to Aaron for scoring and Ann for pitch counting and Larissa for helping Aaron and Ann.

See u all on the Tuesday before the first game of the new year!

Thanks coach DUTCHY

PITCHES:

STRIKES

BALLS

Z.Altamura

22

12

J.Janssen-Matthews

16

20

K.Hampton

6

4



HITS: Zac 3
Josh 1
Kale 1

..:: message posted on Monday the 19th of December, 2016 20:16:04 ::..

Newsletter 12/12/16

Further to my previous correspondence, I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the Roeger family including Craig's wife Christine, to his children Angus and Chloe and their partners and Helen Patroney. Craig's Funeral service will be held at Heysen Chapel,Centennial Park, 760 Goodwood Road, Pasadena, SA on Friday, 16th December 2016 at 3:15pm.

Burial service will be held at Centennial Park Cemetery, 760 Goodwood Road, SA, Australia on Friday, 16th December 2016 at 4:15pm.

On a brighter note our Division 1 and 2 teams had a win on the weekend down at Woodville! Well done to both teams.

It's that time of year again! With the silly season in full swing and our Div 1 and 2 boys looking strong we will be having a BBQ this Saturday the 17th of December. Come down to Norman Reserve to watch the Div 1 and 2 boys play Glenelg starting at 1.30. Stay around after the div 1 game for a BBQ and a few drinks.

We are also looking for Christmas decorations to help make the clubrooms a bit more festive! So if you have any decorations you no longer need please bring them to the club when you are next there.

Further to my previous correspondence, I need to remind all players to pay their Sturt fees. Please visit our Sturt Registration and Payment Centre for details. Any player who has not paid their fees by Friday 16th December will not be allowed to play again until their fees are paid.

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Division 1 (Coach: Tony Catt/Asst Coach: Tom Brice)

Sturt 11 d Woodville 1

After enjoying a bye during the week the boys were refreshed and ready to take on last years grand finalist Woodville at Findon Oval. Enjoying stunning weather for the second week in a row, hard to believe after this year's weather patterns. Again this week the boys swung the bat well with all players collecting at least one hit for the day to back up Nate Roe who threw another awesome who is now 7-0 for the season.

After scoring one run in the first from a lead off walk and losing our first baseman to Tom Brice to injury, the Saints didn't trouble the scorers in the second.

In the third the floodgates opened with 5 runs crossing the plates from 3 walks and three hits. After a pitching change in the middle of the 4th we piled on another five runs to lead 11-0.

Woodville finally troubled the scorers in the 5th to score their only run from a walk and a hit after we scored another 3 in the 5th. After another stellar performance from Nate Roe he exited the game thus allowing Josh Tindall to take over reins and keeping Woodville scoreless in the last two innings of the game.

A notable performance, after playing Division 2 earlier in the day was Will Wirth who replaced the injured Tom Brice collected two hits and two walks and took an amazing catch from a line drive down the first base line.

Hits: Holmes 2, Lightbody 2, Wirth 2, Arnold, Adkins, LeBlanc, Knuckey, Adkins, Brebner-Russ.

This week we have a midweek game at West Beach against East Torrens followed by a Saturday game at home against Glenelg. Come out and support the Division 1 and enjoy a BBQ tea whilst watching the game. Game time is 4.00pm.

Division 2 (Coach: Tom Winter)

Sturt defeated Woodville 6-3

Firstly I would like to pass my condolences to Angus and the rest of the Roeger squad on the passing of Angus' father Craig during the week

And after this tough week it was awesome for the boys to get back on the park and send the hall of famer off with a couple of good wins.

Well it's amazing what 12 months and some extra hard work can do!!! We travelled to Woodville twice last year to be belted 21-1 (mercy) early in the year, then 10-0 (mercy) in an elimination final.. So leaving there with a hard faught win was very pleasing for me.

Brodie MacBeth once again started on the hill and once again got the job done, although only half way threw the year, Brodie is really stamping himself on the B grade competition and I'm sure an A grade gig is not far away.. keep up the good work Brodes!!

Damon Arnold then shut the door with 2 quality digs at the end.

Getting hits hasn't been our strongest point all year, however the boys ability to have quality at bats and pick up walks etc when given is a credit, with that our 7 hits manufactured 6 runs.

We were solid in the field, with everyone contributing.

Our last game before Christmas break is this Saturday at the club against Glenelg, and we are sitting in a good spot with 6 wins, 2 losses and a draw, to sit in equal second! But the jobs only half done.

Division 3 (Coach: Darren Stewart)

Another good outing from the Div 3 team. We scored one in the first, third and fith innings holding woodville to 4 till the fifth. Matchy and Jake threw well for us. Aussie was solid behind the dish. Dutchy crossed home plate 3 from 3 times, working hard to get around the bases. Nicksy went 3 from 3 taking all three RBI's. Once again more hitting at training will eventually lead to more hits in the game and therefore less time in the field. Get to it lads.

Hits: Nicks 3 (single, triple, double), McLure 2, Strapps, Harvey, Holland, Mulryan.

Division 4 (Coach: Mick Trlin)

Sturt L Woodville

Well, after a week which saw one of our best wins for the season we were brought back down to earth with a resounding thud. We took to the field against Woodville as if it was a tune up game for next week's top of the table clash against Glenelg. What a mistake that was….

Cruising along into the last innings we were 9-2 up and from there I am not entirely sure what happened, defensively we were poor all day but this last innings we were a rabble. Add to that 7 of the cheapest hits you will ever see and a strikezone the size of a moving matchbox and it all made for the worst half innings of baseball most of us have ever been involved in.

Let's move on, use this embarrassment as an opportunity to regroup and refocus on a big task next week.

Hits: Martens, Bicknell, Packer 2, Hill, Passmore, Burns, Turner 1

Division 6 (Coach: Chris Small)

Sturt 14 d Port Adelaide 9

EJECTED, GOOD NIGHT, SEE YA LATER, HIT THE CHANGE ROOMS (unfortunately you will need to read my novel to see what happens).

For the first time this season we had an SABL umpire

Yes you read that correctly we had a Sturt Div 6 player ejected after coming up with some beautiful poetry.

Lets paint the picture, we turned up to a magnificent field at Norman Reserve playing bottom dwellers Port Adelaide and they went into bat first.

Jayke 'Bruce' Wayne started on the mound for us and first batter grounds to Simon 'Gangsta' Gooley at short stop, wild throw and he is safe, with a stolen base and a hit to centre field he scores. Bruce then gives up a walk, a KC, a hit to Chris 'Daisy' Day at third who steps on his plate for the second out before Gangsta redeems himself with 6-3 out.

Our first at bat and Rick 'Rat' Trembath grounds out to short, Ben 'Shrek' Colyer K2's and things are not looking good considering we are facing a 13 year old pitcher and catcher. Kris 'Krispy' McArdle get hit by a pitched ball, Daisy hits to right field and Bruce gets a walk to load the bases with two out, Chris 'Smally' Small up and a wild pitch scores Krispy, Smally then singles over 3rd baseman's head to score two before Gangsta is a ground out to the pitcher. Score 3 - 1 up

Port Adelaide get a hit, a K2, a wild throw, a muffed fly, two more hits before we get a foul fly caught by Daisy and a fielders choice from Gangsta to Daisy at third but PA managed 3 runs to go 4 - 3 up

Mark 'Pop' Burns returned after 3 weeks of injured and hit to right field and then he stole second base, Kym 'Kymbo' Pettman now playing with the 6's got himself a walk after 7 pitches, the Rat hit to left field, as did Shrek, Krispy hit to centre, Daisy to right, Bruce had a walk, Smally dribbled one to second as the field were playing in but the throw to home was in the dirt and Krispy scored, Gangsta followed Smally's lead but Daisy was throw out at home this time, Pop was a HPB, Kymbo was a fielders choice and Rat had a walk for our 7th run. Score 10 - 4 up

In the third Rat went to the mound and with a couple of hits they managed to get 2 runs, score 10 - 6 up

Shrek started us off with a double to left, Trent 'Tiny' Small came in for Krispy as he had to leave and hit to left, Daisy hit straight back to the pitcher which came of his foot to short who threw Daisy out at first, Bruce walked, Smally singled to left for 2 more RBI's and GANGSTA hit a double to centerfield scoring Smally, then BANG YOU ARE OUT OF HERE, see ya later, good night, hit the change rooms. Now here is the story. Gangsta standing on second, score is 14 - 6 at present, ball has come into second base and we were all celebrating Gangsta's second hit for the year that we did not notice that second still had the ball, pitcher got on the mound but did not touch the plate so as you would Gangsta took two steps of the base and was tagged out by the second baseman. So Gangsta argues with the umpire that it is a balk as the pitcher is not allowed on the mound without the baseball for the hidden ball trick to work, yet the pitcher was on top of the mound just not in contact with the plate, Gangsta asked the umpire are you going to give me out, which he replied with a yes, this is when Gangsta took the soap out of his mouth and let rip, this is disgraceful among other not so poetic words came out as he slowly walked off the field, he was warned by the umpire and unfortunately for Gangsta he let one more little spray go and that was it.

We went on to win the game with 8 players on the field and one watching from the bleachers in his civvies.

The final score was 14 - 9 but we still had a bat to come.

P.S Just to clear it up, Gangsta was not having a go at the umpire at all and none of his words were directed at the umpire, they were direct at Port Adelaide, as it was late in the game and they where 14 - 6 down with 1 bat to come and could not win, Gangsta said it was a dirty play and not very sportsman like considering the time of game, to Port Adelaide credit their coach did come over an apologise for the play and he even said it should not have happened and he told his players in this grade you don't do that at this time in the game

Thanks to Carol for scoring and to our supporters for cheering us on, especially Ron MacBeth

Hits: Rat 1, Shrek 3 (1D), Krispy 1, Tiny 1, Daisy 2, Bruce 3 walks from 3 at bats, Smally 2, Gangsta 1, Pop 1

Division 7 (Coach: Phil Martin)

Sturt 13 d Tigers 12

Under 19 (Coach: Matt MacBeth)

Bye

Under 17/1 (Coach: Jamie Knuckey)

Sturt      0 0 1 0 3 0 4
Woodville 0 1 2 1 0 0 4

Tenth place Sturt took on third place Woodville on a magnificent sunny day on an excellent surface at Klaebe Stadium. The result was a 4 all draw and after trailing 4-1 after 4 innings, scoring three to tie the game it was probably a little disappointing not to win.

Runner on third with one out, top 6th and we couldn't convert. Still the boys came back from behind to level the score.

We had our opportunities - 9 hits to 3 but 6 walks given to one received evened up the ledger. Earned runs were 1-1 apiece and errors were made on both sides but generally it was a good even contest with some quality baseball between two teams playing in the right manner and spirit.

It was the Josh Vidale show and boy he had it all covered today. The young galloping gasometer starred on the mound with 3 quality innings of relief, pitching 33/59, 3K's, 2 BB's no earned runs and got out of a bases loaded jam in the 4th dig despite the team doing their best to keep him on the mound with a couple of errors. With the bat he went 2 from 3 including two crucial RBI's in the 5th innings that tied the score. Good day for a lad yet to turn 15.

Harry Knuckey threw a nice 3 digs 34/65 5K's 4BB's and one earned run.

Nick Borello had one of his better days with the bat for the season going 2/3 and was solid at first; Austin McClure hit a ripper double at the end of an 11 pitch bat that included 5 fouls, Dylan Hopgood 1/1 including an RBI, Josh Wilson, Harry Knuckey, Joaquin Poskey-Miles, and all recorded hits for the day. We also hit into two double plays including one after a big mouth first base coach mentioned he couldn't remember the team having bases loaded and none out all season.

Interestingly for those "purists" who question the overall usefulness of QAB's the quality at bats score was 12-12 and we tied the game. Just sayin' that's all.

Fielding was generally good. Highlight was Dylan's big throw from centrefield to hose the runner at home and deny a sac fly and a run. Good work by Aussie to take the throw on the line, block the same runner, tag and stop the score. Joa is developing into a good third baseman, made most of his plays today and closed the deal with a regulation 5-3 to record the last out of the day.

C'mon down next Sunday morning and see the club's favourite team take on League leaders Glenelg at home. Last game before the Xmas break.

Under 15/1 - Sturt (Coach: Mike Garcia)

Golden Grove Central Districts 7 defeated Sturt 2

It was a beautiful day for a ball game Sunday afternoon as the boys played their last game for 2016 on the hallowed turf of Knuckey Field against GGCD. The game appeared on paper to be an even contest and played out that way with the final score not reflecting the closeness of the contest.

Zac Becker started on the hill and did a great job limiting the Dodgers to 3 runs over 3 innings. After holding the Dodgers scoreless in the first, the Saints second batter, Jonas Garcia, ripped a solo four bagger over the centerfield cones to ignite the healthy crowd on hand.

Robbie Brennan followed with another towering shot to centre that was hauled in right at the cones, the first of five controversial home run line decisions that had those in attendance scratching their heads in wonder. These early bombs were both a blessing and a curse as from that point on as the aim switched from getting on base and building a rally to everyone trying to hit a 5 run homer.

Highlights were Jonas' 2 for 3 including the dinger, Robbie with two doubles that could have been homers and flashing great leather at first and Seb Steel cleanly fielding 4 grounders at an unfamiliar third base position.

Low lights were five errors in the field and a 7:1 strikeout to walk ration at the plate.

Unfortunately our finals hopes are dim but where there's life there's hope.

Hits: Jonas Garcia (HR), Robbie Brennan (2 x 2B) 2 each, Sam Stewart (2B), Seb Steel 1 each

RBI: Jonas Garcia 2

Under 15/2 - Sturt (Coach: Tim McLeod)

Gawler 6,1,0.0.0,4: 11
Sturt      0,0,1,0,2, -: 3

What a ripper day for a game of baseball!

The ground was in tip-top condition and the crowd were rewarded with a quality game of baseball that for thre most part was a pitching battle.

In the end we couldn't quiote hold Gawler in check enough to go into bat one last time and the score doesn't really reflect how tight the game was.

We opened with Jake Mossman on the hill and Tyler Stephens behind the dish knowing full well from experience that the Gawler boys were handy with the bat and would come out firing - and they did!. They found the gaps and alas we helped them along with a few early fielding errors before we finally settled down in the field.

Full marks to the Gawler pitcher who kept us pinned down with 5 K's an infield fly,a HPB and a walk to see us through two innings without a hit, before Spencer led the charge in the 3rd with a singe to LF. Jake followed up with a single to short and Spencer plated our first run for the game!

Jamie Vidale took over from Jake in the 2nd, and pitched fantastically to hold Gawlet to only 1 run for the next 4 innings with the help of Lachie Holland who took over from Tyler as catcher in the 4th.

Gawler continued to pitch well, Emil scored a single to short in the 3rd but we couldn't bring him home.

Our big moment came in the 5th beginning with Jake's bomb to right field which got us our second run for the day and started a rally with Austin Parkinson following up with single to centre and Joe Harvey batting him home for the 3rd run.

Nic Thompson took to the hill in the 5th and did a great job under pressure as we tried to hold Gawler to under 4 runs to give us another go at bat. In the end we just missed out, but we didn't go down without a fight.

Once again the boys were enthusiastic and kept their spirits high to the end with plenty of chatter and support for their team mates both in the field and at bat.

A big thanks to Spencer Warrilow and to Lachie Holland from the 13/1's for helping us out after already having played a full game earlier in the day- happy to have you back any day.

Thank you to Sonia for scoring again and to Jake for setting out the field.

Hits: Jake (HR), Spencer, Austin, Emil, Joe 1 each
Runs: Jake, Spencer, Austin 1 each
RBIs: Jake (2), Joe

Little League 1 - Sturt (U13) (Coach: Stan Warrilow)

Win 9 - 4

Special thanks to the Phantom (Nobby) for umpiring today :

An early morning wake up call awaited us as we faced up against the Eagles of West Torrens on what was a beautiful day for baseball.

Callum Finlayson started the pitching duties for us today and after a few wild ones ended the 1st innings strongly with a couple of strikeouts and allowing 2 runs.

We didn't trouble the scorers in the 1st innings as we watched too many good pitches pass us by. The only highlight was a base hit to LF from Spencer Warrilow.

Callum went back out in the 2nd innings and found some better control, striking out all 3 of the Eagles hitters and allowing only 1 hit for no runs.

Our 2nd innings was over in a flash as were doubled out after a base running and bunting mishap.

Samson Garcia took over on the hill for the 3rd innings and pumped the strike zone doing an excellent job. The Eagles picked up a few hits but Samson fought back and finished with a couple of strikeouts.

Angela Mourtzios got things going in the 3rd innings picking a valuable walk, then base hits to Spencer Warrilow, Jack Hutton and a double to Lachie Seekamp saw us score 3 big runs to take a 4 - 3 lead heading into the 4th innings.

Samson continued his great work on the hill with an 11 strikes and 1 ball innings. Unfortunately one of those strikes went over the home run fence for a solo shot and we were tied again at 4 all.

A double to Locky Holland got things going in the 4th innings, Spencer reached on a hard hit ground ball that the 1st baseman couldn't deal with, then Angus Catt doubled and Lachie Holland reached on a walk.

Harry Chaplin clutched up with a bases clearing triple to RF and we scored another run when he crossed the plate on a pass ball to give us the maximum 5 runs.

Ryder Mathers took over the pitching duties and pumped the zone again doing a fantastic job. The first Eagles hitter reached on weak ground ball placed beautifully between 1st base and the pitcher, but then Ryder slammed the door shut with 3 back to back strike outs.

Our 5th innings was over pretty quickly with 3 strikeouts, but not before Locky Holland picked up his 2nd double for the game.

Ryder went out and again did a great job on the hill finishing with 2 more strike outs, giving up one hit and Angela took the last catch to end the game for a hard fought win.

Not our best performance and far too many strikeouts, but a win is a win and our season rolls on.

Our next game will be a cracker as we take on the H&G Rams who are undefeated so far !

Hits - Locky Holland 2 (2B), Spencer Warrilow 2, Harry Chaplin 1 (3B), Angus Catt 1 (2B), Jack Hutton 1

Little League 2 - Sturt (U13) (Coach: Tom Becker)

Sturt 17 def Northern Districts 1

Sunday was one of many firsts in my time in baseball.

The first was a combined NO-HITTER with Hurricane Hutton belting down an extremely impressive 11 'punch-outs' in 3 2/3 innings and due to pitch count Max Becker finished the last out the game with a strikeout. Well done boys.

Which leads me to second which is the the superstition that you are not supposed to talk about No Hitters or Perfects Games. In this case we didn't discuss it until about 4 hours later due to my obliviousness.. My bad..

Then there was that each Northern Districts out in the game was due to a strikeout. There were no plays made by the field to make an out during the game.. It was a strange day at the yard.

Moving on. Northern Districts struggled to field a team rocking up to Flinders with 7 and the way the Sturt boys approached this and supported the way game to meant to be played by swapping in and out in the outfield, probably outshone the historic feats mentioned above.

The Sturt played in the manner in which I was very proud. Fair but hard.

We picked up 5 hits for the day, with Jordan Lewis shining going 2-2 with his first Home Run of his career. Well Done Jordan

Thanks also to Tim Boundy, whom had a fair task adjudicating at 9 am Sunday morning we appreciate it.

Little League Sturt (U11) (Coach: Jarred Holland )

STURT 4 d Adelaide 1

Today was a real test to see how far we have come from the start of the season and we didn't let are fans down. It was a real summer baseball day with the sun was out it was beautiful to see these young men come to PLAY! It was great to hear the team encourage each other and picking each other up all game that's what team mates do for each other.

We gave Kale the chance to start today and he didn't let us down throwing his full count.

Next Dutchy junior tried out pitching for the first time and didn't let his team down, great effort.

Then FIREMAN Zach finished the game off after trying his hand at catching for the first part of the game and getting hit where no boy wants to be hit, OUCH lucky he was protected way to pound the zone again champ.

We gave Gus a chance behind the plate and he didn't let us down he tried his best and that's all i ever ask.

Sam jumped at the chance to try again behind the plate catching " fireball " Zac is never easy but u did a great job for your second time.

With the bats we all looked like we all wanted to hit with some great at bats with the boys swinging at any chance and getting some timely hits and walks when they were there.

In the field there wasn't that many plays to be had with the pitchers doing there things, but hats off to Kale for robbing a kid of a safe hit by taking control at center field taking the catch, hats off kid u are a great team man.

I know i say this every week but BIG THANKS to all the parents helping me out with the warm up and pitch counting and scoring it makes it a joy to coach when u have great support around the TEAM.

Will see u all Tuesday for some well deserved pizza and a special thing to say thanks for me " your coach ".

HITS
J.Holland 1
K. Mattews-Hampton 1
Y.Perentes 1

PITCHING

STRIKES

BALLS

K.Mattews-Hampton

25

19

J.Holland

11

24

Z.Altamura

12

1



..:: message posted on Monday the 12th of December, 2016 22:57:40 ::..

Final Notice Player Fees

I write to thank those players who have paid their fees. Unfortunately there are a number of players who still have not paid their fees even though we are nearly half way through the season.

The Senior Committee has resolved that any player who has not paid their fees by Friday 16th December 2016 will not be allowed to play again until the fees are paid or a payment plan has been worked out with our Treasurer Ben Seekamp on :0403 302 845. Details on how to pay club fees are on our Registration and Payment Centre webpage.

..:: message posted on Sunday the 11th of December, 2016 14:44:51 ::..

Funeral Arrangements: Craig Roeger

Douglas Craig (AKA Craig) ROEGER
Born in Australia on 2 May 1952
Passed away on 6 December 2016
Late of PORT FAIRY
Aged 64 years
Service Detail
Funeral service will be held at Heysen Chapel,Centennial Park, 760 Goodwood Road, Pasadena, SA on Friday, 16th December 2016 at 3:15pm.
Burial service will be held at Centennial Park Cemetery, 760 Goodwood Road, SA, Australia on Friday, 16th December 2016 at 4:15pm.

..:: message posted on Saturday the 10th of December, 2016 08:05:16 ::..

Craig Roeger RIP 06/12/16

It is with sadness that I write to inform you of the passing of club legend and Hall of Famer Craig Roeger who passed away on Tuesday 6th December 2016.

On behalf of the Sturt Baseball Club Senior Committee, players and members I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the Roeger family including Craig's wife Christine, to his children Angus and Chloe and their partners and Helen Patroney.

As a club we were so pleased that we could induct Craig into the Hall of Fame a few months ago and that Craig could spend some quality time with his family in the last few months including seeing our mighty win last weekend at Kensington.

Funeral arrangements will be advised at a later date. For now please sit back and look and the photos we have compiled on Craig's wonderful career at Sturt. RIP Craig Roeger

..:: message posted on Thursday the 8th of December, 2016 21:32:35 ::..

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