Play Women’s Baseball at Mornington


THIS year is proving to be a great one for the recognition of women in sport, and Mornington Pirates Baseball Club is hoping to get in on the action.

With the winter baseball season starting in April, Mornington Pirates Baseball Club is moving with the times and hopes to enter a team into the Dandenong Baseball Association’s women’s competition for the first time in its 42-year history.

The club already has several female players who play with the men’s teams, but needs to recruit more to make up an all-girls’ team.

Contact Gemma Dowsett for more information 0432183826

Chelsea Baseball Club Winter Coach Vacancy


The Chelsea Baseball Club is seeking expressions of interest from a suitably qualified, dedicated and experienced person to fill the role as a playing or non-playing Winter Head Coach commencing 2017 Season.

The successful applicant must possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Strong management, leadership and interpersonal skills on and off the field
  • Strong focus on developing players in a nurturing and enjoyable environment where players strive to achieve their best
  • Ability to coach at a high level, including the development of in-game strategies
  • Coach and manage senior training on Wednesday and on other days as needed
  • Manage team selection and appointment and management of team coaches and officials for all four senior teams
  • Plan and implement a high performance training program and specialised skills training for Senior Team
  • Actively support and encourage senior players to assist in the junior program
  • Work in conjunction with others in the implementation of the Junior program
  • Lead by example of what is required to be a club member and team player on and off the field. Encourage players to do the same
  • Work in partnership with the committee on developing long term plans for future growth of the club

Written applications for the position of Head Coach at the Chelsea Baseball Club close on 31 January at 6pm. If you feel you have the necessary skills and attributes or you require further information for this position we encourage you to write to or contact Tony Firman,
President, on 0419 999 323.

Dingley Baseball Club Winter Coach Vacancy


2017 Winter Club Coach Vacancy

The Dingley Baseball Club (DBC), a progressive and family orientated Club is seeking an Expression of Interest for a head coach to lead our club in the 2017 winter season. The Club currently fields seven Senior Teams, as well as Juniors U11s, U13s, U15s and two U17s in the Dandenong Baseball Association.

We are one of the larger clubs in the league with excellent facilities and a strong core of junior players coming through.

The successful applicant will be required to fulfill duties as Club Coach that includes the following:

  • Develop, manage and oversee all the senior training sessions, as well as manage the ‘A’ team on game day. This would include working with a coaching panel to coordinate team selection.
  • Create an effective learning environment for our junior players by providing positive assistance and support for our junior and senior coaching staff.
  • Demonstrate professionalism and appropriate demeanor in all aspects of Club life, and in dealings with players, parents and supporters.
  • Attend and actively promote social functions within the playing group and coaching staff.
  • Attend monthly in season committee meetings to report on senior program and any associated opportunities.

The successful applicant must possess the following qualities and attributes:

  • Strong management, leadership and interpersonal skills on and off the field.
  • Ability to plan and implement appropriate and well managed training program for the Senior Teams.
  • Ability to work and communicate with Junior Coaches/players.
  • Lead by example of what is required to be a club member and team player on and off the field.
  • Have strong communication skills with the Committee, members and players.

The successful applicant must be experienced, dedicated and suitability qualified to fill the role as a playing or non-playing coach. Our club is a social, family orientated club, passionate about supporting its coaches and developing its players.

Written applications are now invited, if you feel you have the necessary skills and attributes we encourage you to apply to Club Secretary – Kirsten O’Callaghan

Applications close January 6, 2017. Applicants will be shortlisted from emails received and will be interviewed by a subcommittee panel. Remuneration and conditions of appointment are negotiable.

O’Brien Medal Night Reminder


The votes have been cast for the DBA’s medal night, where we award the best and fairest players from all senior grades over dinner, drinks and entertainment.

Frankston RSL
183 Cranbourne Road, Frankston

Date and Time:
Friday September 23
7pm for 7:30pm

DBA Senior Grand Final Reports


Saturday 3rd September 2016

Well what can I say.

We started the day with the C2 Upwey V Chelsea and B2 Dandenong V Cheltenham games as the dew kickers at 11:45am

The C2 Game started with Chelsea scoring 3 runs to set the tone for the day. Upwey responded with 2 in the bottom of the first to gain some momentum. An up and down game, with Chelsea pushing the lead out to 6 – 2 and in the bottom of the 4th, Upwey responded to get the game down to a 6 – 5 game. With 15 mins to go, and Chelsea batting, Upwey managed to shut down the offense and into the bottom of the 5th and requiring to score 2 runs to win the game. Upwey surrended the first 2 outs and where down to their final out. 2 very quick hits and the winning runs were posted to win the game 7 – 6
Congratulations to both the Chelsea and Upwey baseball clubs for a high quality final

The B2 game started with a bang with Cheltenham jumping out to a 5 run lead. Dandenong fought back slowly over the next four innings. Earle Byrne held Cheltenham to no runs, however Dandenong could not get on top of Tatsuya, or Lachie Bourke and finally Patty O’Neal. Dandy threatened in the last, however Cheltenham hung onto the game to take the game out 5 -4
Congratulations to both the Dandenong and Cheltenham baseball clubs for a high quality final.

The C1 game between Berwick and Dingley Blue saw the Dingley club score 5 runs over the first two innings and Berwick contributing the solitary run, however baseball was the deciding factor for the day. Both teams hit the ball and once again it came down the final innings with Dingley holding a 8 to 5 lead. Berwick were not to be outdone, and for the third consecutive game, piled on 4 runs to take the lead and the game 9 – 8.
Congratulations to both the Dingley and Berwick baseball clubs for a high quality final.

The fourth and final game for the day was the B1 clash between Bonbeach and Dandenong. Once again a tight tussle ensured. However a telling 6th innings, where Bonbeach plated 6 runs and a turning point in the game where the young Centre fielder for Dandenong appeared to injure his knee while throwing the ball. From there Bonbeach scored another 4 runs to take and 11 – 7 lead going into the 9th inning. However Dandenong had other thoughts. Dandenong scored 3 runs and the score was 11-10. Joel Stubbs up to bat and a hit to right field saw the fielder throw the ball home in an attempt to stop the runner from 2nd scoring. The Base runner for Dandenong rounded third and on his way home to score, was held up in and while trying to get back to third base, the Bonbeach catcher threw the ball up the line and the tag was made and the final out given. Final score being 11 – 10 to Bonbeach.

In my time with this association I have never seem four grand finals all decided by 1 run, with two wins coming in the last innings and almost at time a game.

Congratulations to the winning teams , and commiserations to all of the teams that came 2nd best.

Sunday 4th September

First of all, Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads in our league.

Day 2 of the DBA finals saw 5 clubs converge on the Dingley Baseball and Softball Club.

11:30AM Dingley Diamond 2 – Berwick Dodgers versus Melbourne University in the DBA Womens comp. Melbourne Uni got a great start to the game and proceeded to take the lead out to 6 runs, However Berwick were not to be denied and worked their way back into the game. Melbourne Uni, then Berwick fought back scoring another 6 runs to take the lead and the game 12 -11.

Our womens competition is growing stronger every year. Congratulations to the Berwick club on taking out the Womens competition this year.

11:30AM Dingley Diamond 1 – Dandenong V Frankston. The game started quickly for the Frankston club scoring 6 runs over the first three innings while Scott Baillie (with his 57 different pitches) kept the Dandenong club scoreless. In what was a close couple of innings, Dandenong clawed one run back to bring the score back to 6 – 1. Frankston slammed the door shut in the top of the 6th adding another run and then Buzz shut down the Dandenong offence to record a Three-peat for the Frankston Club.

Congratulations to the Frankston Tomatoes on the three-peat.

We are now at the Main Game. Will the Angels destroy the 52-year hoodoo or will Grant Irving and his young charges extend? Dandenong opened the scoring with a run in the second. Mark Surtees, being the ever consummate professional kept the Dingley hitters off guard with a variety of pitches in and around the strike zone. The most telling innings of the entire game was the fourth innings where Dandenong plated 7 runs, including a monster home run to Caleb Poole (which hit half way up the tree at right field). Constant hitting all day put more runs across the board. In the bottom of the 5th, Dingley struck back with 2 runs, however Dandenong responded in the 6th and 7th innings plating 3 and 4 runs respectively. Taking the score out to 15 -2. Dingley scored one last run, and with David Clarkson bringing Mark out of the game, the final two outs were left up to Mathew Young, who on 2 pitches induced a game ending double play and the 52 year drought was over.

Congratulations to both clubs on making the Grand Final and especially to the Dandenong club on breaking the 52 year drought.

Geez its been a long time between drinks..

I would like to thank all players/spectators/umpires for all of their work and support of the year. It just shows what a strong league we have.

Until 2017, I’m OUT !

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