Rookies no more
AS the baseball season is set to start two Coffs Harbour juniors have once again been selected in this year’s Combined High Schools representative team which are this week competing in Bonnets Bay in the Sutherland shire playing against the best public school teams over a four-day carnival.
This is a wonderful way for 15-year old Woopi High school student Jason Bromell and 14 year old Toormina High School student Nathan Cunningham to commence their baseball program for the year.
Both were selected in this year’s squad from students trying out from as far south as Port Macquarie and as far north as the Tweed.
This is Bromell’s second year of inclusion in the team and Cunningham is experiencing his first CHS carnival, however, neither is new to representative sport.
This same pair were selected to national level in the NSW Country Baseball team in the under 16s and 14s respectively held in January.
* THE start of the 2010 Baseball season is soon approaching with teams from Woolgoolga, Coffs Harbour, Sawtell and Kempsey all vying for the 2010 pennant.
Divisions include C grade for 14 years and over and adults that may be a bit game shy or new to the sport.
Above this is the B grade division for the more experienced player both junior and senior and an A grade for the more serious player.
Juniors are also catered for with divisions suited for each age and experience including T-Ball and a modified version of the game called Zooka ball as an entry level to the ‘live game’.
Coffs Harbour Baseball’s Association madam President is holding another sign on day this Sunday from 10.00am to 12 noon at our local baseball fields on Stadium Drive at Marshall’s Estate which is left of the roundabout south-bound opposite Bunnings Warehouse.
* THE future of Baseball seems to be gaining strength with the U.S. Major League Baseball games being fed directly to the new digital channels and rumours of a Yankees game being held in Sydney in the near future.
Baseball is a great sport where kids are encouraged to play as a team member while on the field and then get a chance to star as an individual with the bat, all in a safe and friendly environment.
Anyone interested in playing baseball should come and have a hit or throw during registration on Sunday as coaches are on hand to run any new comers to the game through the basics of catching and throwing and of course batting.