Season 2016

Team Managers

  • Club Coach & First Nine Manager - Alex Turlea
  • Second Nine Manager - Daniel Bennett
  • Third Nine Manager - Brett Bennell
  • Fourth Nine Manager - Henry Formosa-Doyle

Club Awards

  • Club Person of the Year - Henry Formosa-Doyle

Coach Awards

  • Encouragement Award - Noah Afu
  • Club Coach’s Award - Gabe Turlea

 
First Nine Awards

  • Most Valuable Player - Ben Simpson
  • Best Player - Damian Preston
  • Batting Average -  Alex Turlea .431
  • Best Finals Player - Noah Afu
  • MWBL B Grade MVP - Alex Tulea


Second Nine Awards

  • Most Valuable Player - Andy Demetrius
  • Best Player - D'Arcy Mills
  • Batting Average - D'Arcy Mills .419


Third Nine Awards

  • Most Valuable Player - Tony Bullen
  • Best Player - Joe Filardo
  • Coaches Award - Henry Formosa-Doyle
  • Batting Average -  Eamon Clancy .609
  • Best Finals Player - Shane Bennell

 

Fourth Nine Awards

  • Best Player - Hayden Davis
  • Most Valuable Player - Lesley Hutchison
  • Coaches Award - Eranga Ruwandeniya
  • Batting Average - Henry Formosa-Doyle .593

 

Season 2015

Team Managers

  • Club Coach - Alex Turlea
  • First Nine Manager - Peter Wilson
  • Second Nine Manager - Daniel Bennett
  • Third Nine Manager - Brett Bennell
  • Fourth Nine Manager - Henry Formosa-Doyle

Club Awards

  • Life Membership - Michael Perkins
  • Club Person of the Year - Kerrie Heenan

Coach Awards

  • Encouragement Award - Stephanie Gross
  • Club Coach’s Award - Christina Brassachio

 
First Nine Awards

  • Most Valuable Player - Ben Simpson
  • Best Player - Alex Turlea
  • Batting Average -  Alex Turlea .364


Second Nine Awards

  • Most Valuable Player - Brodie Papas
  • Best Player - Daniel Bennett
  • Batting Average - Liam Brooke .464


Third Nine Awards

  • Most Valuable Player - Tony Bullen
  • Coaches Award - Steve Hickling
  • Batting Average -  Joe Filardo .561
  • Best Finals Player - Don Brown


Fourth Nine Awards

  • Best Player - Chuck Ratnayake
  • Most Valuable Player - Todd Robinson
  • Coaches Award - Mohammed Ali
  • Batting Average - TJ Foster .605

 

Premiers

Third Nine

Season 2014

Team Managers

  • Club Coach and First Nine Manager - Alex Turlea
  • Assistant Club Coach - Gabe Turlea
  • Second Nine Manager - Daniel Bennett
  • Third Nine Manager - Brett Bennell
  • Fourth Nine Manager - Christina Brasacchio
  • Women's Nine Manager - Marc Heenan

Club Awards

  • Coaches Award - Brodie Papas
  • Club Person of the Year - Henry Formosa-Doyle
  • Karl Leake Memorial -"In the Spirit of the Game" - Christina Brasacchio 

First Nine Awards

  • Most Valuable Player - Alex Turlea
  • Best Player - 
  • Batting Average - 

Second Nine Awards

  • Most Valuable Player - Marc Heenan
  • Best Player - Ben Wilson / Michael Perkins
  • Batting Average - Michael Perkins

Third Nine Awards

  • Most Valuable Player - Colin Richardson
  • Best Player - Tony Bullen
  • Batting Average -  Joe Filardo .596
  • Best Finals Player - Lou Scolia

Fourth Nine Awards

  • Most Valuable Player - Ryan Bollock
  • Best Player - Brodie Papas
  • Batting Average - Brodie Papas

Women's Nine Awards

  • Most Valuable Player - Sue Papas
  • Best Player - Shelly Love
  • Batting Average - Christina Brasacchio .414

Match reports for the season can be found here.

 

Premiers

Third Nine

Season 2013

Team Managers

  • Club Coach and First Nine Manager - Alex Turlea
  • Assistant Club Coach - Jack Freeth
  • Second Nine Manager - Marc Heenan
  • Third Nine Manager - Brett Bennell
  • Fourth Nine Manager - Justin Mills
  • Women's Nine Manager - Todd Robinson

Club Awards

  • Coaches Award - 
  • Club Person of the Year - 
  • Encouragement Award - 

First Nine Awards

  • Most Valuable Player - Jack Freeth
  • Best Player - 
  • Batting Average - Jim Fuhrmann .354

Second Nine Awards

  • Most Valuable Player - Daniel Bennett
  • Best Player - 
  • Batting Average - Jordan Hill .541

Third Nine Awards

  • Best Player - 
  • Batting Average -  Joe Filardo .550
  • Best Finals Player - Andy Vo

Fourth Nine Awards

  • Most Valuable Player - Jason Claus
  • Best Player - Darren Hill
  • Batting Average - Justin Mills .846

Women's Nine Awards

  • Most Valuable Player - Michelle Graham
  • Best Player - Anna O'Donnell
  • Batting Average - Jennifer Elphinston .462

Match reports for the season can be found here.

Season 2012

Team Managers

  • Club Coach and First Nine Manager - Jack Freeth
  • Assistant Club Coach - Alex Turlea
  • Second Nine Manager - Marc Heenan
  • Third Nine Manager - Tyler Bowman
  • Fourth Nine Manager - Michelle Graham

Club Awards

  • Karl Leake Memorial -"In the Spirit of the Game" - Adrian Kirkland
  • Coaches Award - Jordan Hill
  • Club Person of the Year - Geoff Freeth
  • Encouragement Award - Kelly Connor

First Nine Awards

  • Most Valuable Player - Jack Freeth
  • Best Player - Dean Sharples
  • Batting Average - Mathew Jones .393

Second Nine Awards

  • Most Valuable Player - Josh Flannery
  • Best Player - Riley Hill
  • Batting Average - Andrew Wembridge .391

Third Nine Awards

  • Most Valuable Player - Simon Heppleston
  • Most Improved - Stephanie Gross
  • Batting Average -  Eamon Clancy .590
  • Best Finals Player - Jeremy O'Connell

Fourth Nine Awards

  • Most Valuable Player - Craig Farquharson
  • Best Player - Christina Brasacchio
  • Batting Average - Craig Farquharson .666 & Lincoln Maurer .666

 

Match reports for the season can be found here.

Season 2011

Match reports for the 2011 season can found here.

Season 2010

2010 Committee (as elected at the AGM)

Executive Committee
President Peter Moar
Vice-President Gavin Morrissey
Treasurer Karl Leake
Secretary Barb Wood
Committee Members
Craig Wilson Alex Turlea
Joe Salanitri Michelle Graham
Hayley Quick Andy Vo

 

Public Officer

  • Matt Wood

VWBL Delegate

  • Barb Wood

Team Managers

  • Club Coach & First Nine Manager             Chris Wilson
  • Second Nine Manager                              Peter Wilson
  • Third Nine Manager                                  Marc Heenan
  • Fourth Nine Manager                                Damion Julief

Best Player (awarded by votes)

  • 1st Nine Alex Turlea
  • 2nd Nine Daniel Bennett
  • 3rd Nine Marc Heenan
  • 4th Nine Rhys McCallum

Most Valuable Player (awarded by Team Managers)

  • 1st Nine Tristan Pinkster
  • 2nd Nine Jack Callinan
  • 3rd Nine Simon Heppleston
  • 4th Nine Jeff Weitzel

Batting Trophies

  • 1st Nine Alex Turlea
  • 2nd Nine Rowan Campbell
  • 3rd Nine Eamon Clancy
  • 4th Nine Jason Claus

Best Finals Player First Nine

  • Carl Wilson

Best Club Person

  • Michelle Graham

 Encouragement Award

  • Marcin Niepostyn

Club Coach’s Award

  • Jimmy Fuhrmann

 Victorian Winter Baseball League

  • Congratulations to Alex Turlea on winning the League’s B Grade Best and Fairest Award and Tony Bullen on winning D2 Grade Best and fairest Award.

Match reports for the 2010 season can found here.

Season 2009

Summary

Season 2009 was another year of major growth for the club on the field.  Let's recap the main highlights:

  • Four from four sides qualified for finals action with the second nine making the B Reserve Grand Final for the third year in a row.
  • Successful hosting of VWBL A & A Reserve Preliminary and Grand Finals.
  • Successful hosting of Claxton Shield Victorian Aces v NSW Patriots game on our diamond.  Around 2,200 people turned up to watch a great game.
  • Joey Salanitri was awarded the VWBL B Reserve Grade Best and Fairest Player.
  • Long-time club member Paul Meissner's stella promotion as an umpire. This year he was selected to umpire the VWBL A Grade Grand Final. Yet another sign of our club contributing to the greater good of the game.

Team Managers

Club Coach & First Nine Manager        Chris Wilson
Second Nine Manager                         Peter Wilson
Third Nine Manager                             Colin Richardson
Fourth Nine Manager                           Andy Vo

Best Player (awarded by votes)

  • 1st Nine Tristan Pinkster
  • 2nd Nine Joe Salanitri
  • 3rd Nine Tony Bulllen
  • 4th Nine Justin Miles

Most Valuable Player (awarded by Team Managers)

  • 1st Nine Jack Freeth
  • 2nd Nine Jack Callinan
  • 3rd Nine Karl Leake
  • 4th Nine Matthew Woloszuk

Batting Trophies

  • 1st Nine Alex Turlea
  • 2nd Nine Gavin Morrissey
  • 3rd Nine Jason Stephenson
  • 4th Nine Justin Miles

Best Club Person

  • Gavin Morrissey

Encouragement Award

  • Dave Leaver

Club Coach’s Award

  • Norm McHenry & Peter Wilson

Victorian Winter Baseball League

  • Congratulations to Joe Salanitri on winning the League’s B Reserve Best and Fairest Award.

Season 2008

Summary

The club continues to exceed its’ own expectations with our firsts and seconds dominating their respective grades. It would have been a fairytale ending if our firsts had managed to win the B Grade title to go along with the seconds’ B Reserve title. This loss, after finishing the season four games clear on top of the ladder, left a rather sobering feeling around the club at season’s end. As a result it’s easy to forget that the club as a whole has actually experienced its most successful season since 1992. On this note let’s recap the main highlights of the season.

 

  • 40th year celebrations culminating in the construction and erecting of our Honour Board
  • VWBL B Reserve Premiership Title
  • Second year in a row of entering 4 sides in the VWBL
  • Three of the four sides made the finals with the firsts and seconds playing off for the B and B Reserve titles respectively
  • IV team entered in Australian University Games
  • New canteen and social area
  • Lorne Berger and Nitin Lamge won the VWBL B and B Reserve Grade Best and Fairest Player awardsrespectively. This is a first for the club in its 40 year history.
  • Successful hosting of VWBL A / A Reserve Preliminary and Grand Finals.
     

Team Managers

Club Coach & First Nine Manager       Brian Mash
Second Nine Manager                       Rowan Campbell
Third Nine Manager                           Colin Richardson
Fourth Nine Manager                         Hayley Quick & Luke McGeorge

 

Best Player (Awarded by vote count)

  • 1st Nine – Lorne Berger
  • 2nd Nine – Nitin Lamge
  • 3rd Nine – Justin Miles
  • 4th Nine – Tony Bullen

 

Most Valuable Player

  • 1st Nine – Alex Turlea
  • 2nd Nine – Jack Callinan
  • 3rd Nine – Luke McGeorge
  • 4th Nine – Stephen Brooke

 

Batting Trophies

  • 1st Nine – Daniel Bennett
  • 2nd Nine – Andy Demetrius
  • 3rd Nine – Phil Caspari
  • 4th Nine – Stephen Brooke

 

Best Club Person

  • Brian Mash

 

Encouragement Award

  • James Furhmann

 

Club Coach’s Award

  • Hayley Quick
  • Luke McGeorge

 

Premiership Medallions

  •  2nd Nine

 

Life Membership

  • Dr Peter Moar

 

VWBL

The club was pleased to announce that Lorne Berger (B Grade) and Nitin Lamge (B Reserve) had won the League’s
Most Valuable Player Awards in their respective grades.
 

Match Reports for the 2008 season can be found here.

Season 2007

As for on field performance, the season as a whole was nothing short of a success for the club. The second nine and fourth nine made the Grand Final while the first nine just missed out losing their Preliminary Final. The third nine also had a promising season despite the team's lack of experience. After a trot of victories at the end of the home and away matches the thirds (who are made up of mainly La Trobe Uni students and alumni) just missed out on the finals race by one game. But the story of the season was the fourth nine winning their second premiership in three years.

 

First Nine
Manager: Daniel Bennett

Best Player: Daniel Bennett
MVP:            Mike McGreavey
Batting:        Michael Perkins .415 

Some photos from the first game of the season can be found here.

 

Second Nine
Manager: Peter Moar


Best Player: Jack Callinan
MVP:            Stephan Holland
Batting:        Jason Cleeve .519

 

Third Nine

Manager: Craig Wilson

Best Player: Luke McGeorge
MVP:            Justin Miles 
Batting:        Craig Wilson .483

 

Fourth Nine
Manager: Colin Richardson

Best Player: Peter Wilson
MVP:            Tony Bullen
Batting:        Graham Moss .654

Match Reports from season 2007 can be found here.

Season 2006

Match Reports from season 2006 can be found here.