Hitting it out of the park for a new baseball season

4 October 2021|Sport| Off Comments off on Hitting it out of the park for a new baseball season|

The new gravel pitching mound was christened when the 2021-2022 season of the Hobart Baseball League hit off last Sunday at Prince of Wales Bay Recreation Reserve, Derwent Park.

The division two derby got the ball rolling as the reigning premiers the Visionary Carpentry Grey Jays took on the Visionary Carpentry Blue Jays.

Next up, the new division one kids on the diamond, the Pirates, took on last season’s division one runners up, the Visionary Carpentry Blue Jays and the day was rounded off with the division one champions, Banjos Orioles taking on the Eastern Athletics.

The season promises to be an exciting one, with the league having its first gravel mound in its 14-year history, as well as there being four teams competing in division one and nine teams in division two.

One of the league’s founding clubs, the White Sox will field two sides in division two for the first time in its history.

Both teams are expected to be competitive in what will be a very competitive division.

The Grey Jays with their wealth of experience, will again be the team to beat, but with a season’s experience under their belt, other teams will be looking to make up ground on them.

In division one, the Banjos Orioles with star pitcher Jason Baurycza will be hard to beat, but the Eastern Athletics recruited well and the Blue Jays have proved to be competitive against the Orioles in the last two grand finals.

The Pirates are the unknown team, but with the astute leadership of seasoned campaigner Shane Davies and exciting recruits from the Launceston Baseball League, they will hold their own in what will be an exciting division.

Clubs are still recruiting.

Games last for two hours and are played on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights from 5:45pm, and on Sunday at 10am, 12:15pm and 2:30pm.

For more information about baseball in Hobart, visit baseballtasmania.com.au or the Baseball Tasmania Facebook page, or phone 0468 927 363.

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