Westgarth Baseball Club has a prestigious history in the Victorian Baseball Association. Since its formation as the Epiphany Baseball Club in 1932 it went on to become the Westgarth Baseball Club in 1945. The club joined the Ringwood Diamond Valley Competition (Now the Melbourne Winter Baseball League) in 1985. The Club has a long history of providing an economical and social game of Baseball.

This winter season (2014) the club will be fielding three senior teams including A and A Reserves sides. The lower division side caters for the older experienced players and also those who are new to the sport.

Westgarth also runs several junior teams which participate within the Diamond Valley Junior League and greatly encourages any youngsters who are interested in giving baseball a try to get involved.

Week 16 Results

August 23rd , 2014

Team Opposition Result Score
Thirds (D Reserves)  Knox  Win  12 – 2

 

2014 Heritage Game

Heritage Day 2014 – the final day of baseball at Ross Straw Field

Yesterday (Sunday 25 August) a terrific crowd watched unparalleled athleticism from iconic sportsmen…and then they turned off Fox Sports and came out to watch the 2014 Heritage Game at Ross Straw Field!

 

Ross Straw Field (RSF) was given an appropriately grand send off. The final score was 4-2 Uni’s way and the tally of Heritage Game wins is now five to two in favour of MUBC – and the BITMEAD / ILLINGWORTH Trophy remains with Uni for another year . WBC playing highlights of the day included;  Dave Medlin’s near bomb to the Left /Centre alley, Rodney Gough’s Double play with an assist from Eddie Illingworth and a sensational 6 – 4 play masterminded by Gary “Pele” McKeown with some help from Goughy. Post Match Uni hosted a fitting tribute to the memories of RSF with the Straw family being represented by Ross’s daughter and grand daughter . The speakers also gave us all a chance to reflect on the place that Ross Straw Field has played in Victorian Baseball History and to remember those players and managers who played so often at RSF but are no longer with us. It was a fitting way to say goodbye to a Field that holds so many favourable Finals series memories  for past WBC players and a fitting farewell for Uni to send off their traditional home.

 

A great day was had by all ; the WBC line-up in batting order was:

1.       David Medlin                     playing 3rd

2.       Gary McKeown                  shortstop

3.       Gary Pawley                       Catching

4.       Martin Legge                     Pitcher

5.       Ron Bunker                        Left Field

6.       Rodney Gough                  2nd Base

7.       Eddie Illingworth             1st Base

8.       Ross Pringle                       Right Field

9.       Greg Fisher                         Centre Field

10.   Graeme Bartlett                               Relief Pitcher

11.   Cam Gleeson                     Centre Field

12.   Dennis Cross                      Right & Left Field

13.   Mario Epifiano                  Left & Centre Field.

 

A huge thank you to all who attended RSF in support and in particular to the many people behind the scenes who made the event a success; in particular the MUBC committee, and the two co-ordinators Graeme Bartlett and Richard King.

Special  thanks go to those who travelled or varied their normal Sunday plan to be with us – we hope it was worth it. If you have any pics from Sunday that you’d like to share please send them through and we’ll find a way to distribute – there are already a few classics on the MUBC Facebook –https://www.facebook.com/groups/umbaseball/ and we have 2 attached here.

Until next year, when  Westgarth get to host Heritage Day 2015.

Junior Team Photo Gallery

 

Check out some photos from the under 13′s last game of the season here

Westgarth Thirds Finals Team

Westgarth 3rds won their final 17-2 against Knox. Next week we play the loser of the other semi at Port Melbourne.

Westgarth Christmas Raffle

The winners in Westgarth Baseball’s Christmas in Winter draw were randomly picked from the “box”  on Saturday afternoon at Merri Park.

This was the 2014 Players raffle and our thanks go to all senior & junior players who sold or bought tickets. Also, special thanks to the “Guest drawers”; which included visiting North Balwyn Players , the Umpire and WBC coach Mike Deeble.

Prize Winner Sold By
1st Christmas Hamper Ethan (WBC Junior) & Nonno
2nd Giant Kris Kringle pack Kelly family
3rd Christmas Drinks “pack” Pawley Family
4th Christmas Nibbles Box Ken Smith Baden Smith
5th Picnic Pack David Drentin Bernard Kelly
6th Christmas Turkey & Bus Cards Helen Lekkas Zoe – WBC junior

 

 

 

Westgarth Christmas in Winter Raffle

The Westgarth Xmas raffle is now under way. The draw is next week after the final round.

Tickets are $2 so get yours from any player or contact Fish.

Watch the video at the link below to see what the prizes are. Thanks to the major sponsors Hark Media.

http://www.harkmedia.com.au/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZjSbEWQhZI

 

2015 Big League Baseball Camp

To all WBC Juniors at Westgarth Baseball Club,

I’m David Green from Australian Diamonds Sports, and following the successful MLB Opening Sydney Series and the evident growth of our Sport in Australia, I’m thrilled to be announcing our 2015 Big League Baseball Camp.  This camp, being held January 9th – 15th on the Gold Coast is the only one of its kind in Australia.  It is a full residential camp designed specifically for 12-15 year olds that want to improve their game.

For more details click here: 2015 Big League Baseball Camp


Wentworth Hair Body and Beauty

Here is a special offer from one of our club sponsors, Wentworth Hair, Body and Beauty. Westgarth Baseball Club would like to thank Wentworth for supporting our Ladies Day event this year. Their contribution to the club is much appreciated.

Entertainment Booklets

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