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MORNINGTON BASEBALL CLUB

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Summer Baseball is here...!

Welcome to all of our new and returning Pirates! 

Here's what you need to know about the Summer Baseball season for 2021/22:

SEASON DATES:

Training has now started!

Junior Training: Tuesdays 4:15 - 5pm (4:30pm start with early arrival if possible, to check in & get organised)
Senior & U16 Training: Thursdays 6-7:30pm
Both Juniors & Seniors will have an extra training session on the weekend, until the season starts

Sunday morning Juniors & Seniors - Season starts November 14.
Friday night Juniors - Season starts November 20.

COVID PROTOCOLS: 

  • Check in with the QR code
  • Masks (based on whatever the current rules are) 
  • Sanitiser is available at all times 
  • Groups of a maximum of 20 including coaching staff 
  • No clubroom access as yet except for toilets

What competititons are played in Summer?

JUNIORS:

The junior competetition is run by Charters across Melbourne and the Mornington Baseball Club is part of the Southern Mariners Charter.

FRIDAY NIGHTS / 6-7:30pm (starts November 20)

  • Rookie Ball (ages 7-11), an introduction to Baseball, perfect for beginners, 6 a side, coach pitch only
  • Little League Minor (ages 8-11), still modified rules but good for those with some experience, kid pitch, the step before Little League Major
  • Intermediate League (ages 11-13), known as 50/70 Baseball, pitching distance (50ft) & base paths (70ft) are slightly bigger than Little League, kids can take leads

SUNDAYS / 9-11am (starts November 14) 

  • Little League Minor (ages 8-11), modified rules but good for those with some experience, players pitch (ball 4 = coach pitch), the step before Little League Major
  • Little League Major (ages 9-12) is the top level of junior baseball for this age group, still 60 ft base paths, no leads
  • Junior League (13-14)
  • Senior League/ U16 (13-16) has two levels of competition, State and Metro. Senior League comes under the VSBL and is not part of Charter Baseball

SENIORS:

SUNDAYS / games are 1-3pm or 3:30-5:30pm

  • Mornington will enter 2 teams in Division 3 (1s & 2s)
  • The senior Summer Competition is run by Baseball Victoria and is known as the VSBL (Vic Summer Baseball League)
  • Senior games are played Sunday afternoons
  • Male and female players can play 'seniors'
  • Males must be 14 years minimum
  • Females must be 13 years minimum (we currently do not have a Womens team in Summer but if you are interested in playing in a Women's competition please contact Jo Schutt on 0425 785 161)

MONDAY NIGHT MASTERS / 6-7:45pm

  • Masters (38+) are played Monday evenings, must be 40 to pitch, a few modified rules such as no stealing bases, no bunting
  • Each hosting club puts on a $5 dinner after the game

 

PREPARE TO PLAY....

ALL players must register to play on the BV RETURNING TO TRAINING REGISTRATION LINK

New players will need to create an account and register. Existing members will need to login and register. Contact Gemma is you have any issues.

FEE STRUCTURE: 

Seniors & Masters - club $160 + BV/BA $139.83 = Total $299.83
Junior Playing Seniors - club $90 + BV/BA $129.84 = Total $219.84
Note: This covers juniors who want to play in both competitions - must be 14 yrs old to play seniors
Juniors - club $90 + BV/BA $107.76 = Total $197.76

FEES will be paid via this same link, and will be available to pay soon!

PAPERWORK

E.g. Letters of Intent, Clearances, Match Permits & Dispensations

Please note, the Summer season is administered by Baseball Victoria (Vic Summer Baseball League).

If you have played for a different club over Summer in the last 5 seasons, the Mornington Baseball Club secretary will need to send a Letter of Intent followed by a clearance to the club you played for. This applies to juniors and seniors and must be done ASAP.

If you have only played Winter Baseball with another club you won't need a clearance to play Summer.

Please email secretary@morningtonbaseballclub.com.au to arrange this ASAP.

REGISTER ON TEAMAPP

If you don't have TeamApp please head to the Play Store or iTunes and search for TeamApp, once downloaded find the Mornington Baseball Club and request access to the appropriate playing group.

UNIFORM

Stay tuned for more information regarding Uniform orders for Summer

Available from the club via our website:

  • Pirates Cap
  • Pirates Jersey (taking orders over the next week) 
  • Pirates Warm-up / Training tops

Available from Sports Stores & Baseball Stores (Ausport, Fielders Choice, K2):

  • White Pants 
  • Black socks
  • Cleats (Baseball shoes - juniors must wear moulded, not metal)
  • Black Belt 
  • Undershirt (if worn must be black)

Off-field / supporter gear available from the club: 

  • Pirates Hoodie
  • Pirates Jacket
  • Pirates Beanie 

CONTACTS

If you ever have any questions or need a problem resolved there is a team of people ready to help - please speak to one of them directly

  • Gemma Dowsett - Secretary & Uniforms
  • Nathan Woodhead - Treasurer 
  • Luke Jansen - Club Coach 
  • Jo Schutt - Junior Coordinator & IL / SL Coach 
  • TBC - Little League Major Coach
  • Reyes Sanchez - Rookie Ball Coach
  • Maxine Crawley - Canteen Manager 
  • Ian Hunter - Groundskeeper
  • TBC  - Equipment Manager
  • TBC - Umpire Coordinator 

 

LINKS AND COMMUNICATION

Website: www.morningtonbaseballclub.com.au
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/morningtonpirates/
FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/morningtonpiratesmembers (request to join)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/morningtonpirates_baseballclub/
TeamApp: https://morningtonbaseballclub.teamapp.com/  

 

For more information on Summer Baseball, Playing Conditions and Age groups please visit this link