Tballers to the rescue
A great, tight fought win for U9s this weekend. With 4 regulars unable to take the field we had to call on some of the young guns from the Tball team to help us out. And help us out they did. Fantastic effort to step up in age group from Grand Slam Cam, Benny MacDonald, Iorwerth Evans and Xavier Hansen. Every Tballer registered at least 1 hit and impressively showed they’re ready for Machine Pitch by getting hits from the machine too. Iorwerth and Xavier had their first taste of behind the plate action also and bravely donned the catchers gear for an inning each. A great effort from all and we thank them for their help.
Jackson Corcoran had a huge day in the field gloving everything that came his way and effecting perfect throws to 1st for the outs assisted by Chase. Austin took a great catch at 3rd base and with quick thinking was nearly able to get the double play as the runner was slow to tag up back at 1st. Knox and Oliver were again our lead off batters and are scoring runs every week with good hits from the machine and soft toss and advancing around the bases. Chase showed his love of a run down tag out by racing after his base runner late in the game proving too quick for his prey. A great win.
Again special thanks to the parents, coach and tballers for helping us out.
This week saw the Baby Birds take on the Weston Creek Indians in a memorable match some commentators are now referring to as the ‘Wonder in Narrabundah’.
The Eagles came out swinging early with all nine players reaching base with some solid hitting right through the line-up. Iorwerth continued to swing a hot bat, picking up another couple of homeruns to add to his season tally. Xavier’s batting practice has really paid off as he had some outstanding at-bats, and Charlotte showed excellent speed on the base paths.
Levi played a great game this week and really impressed the coach and fans with his hustle, particularly when he ran off after getting out at third, showing players on both sides how to play the game. Defensively, Lily and Cam teamed up to make some terrific plays and recorded several outs, and Reuben was brilliant in the field apart from the time he couldn’t find his glove (it was on his head).
At question time after the game Chase again took the opportunity to remind everyone not to fight over the ball, which is fast becoming the team motto. Coach Chris pointed out that we need to work on making sure we all get out into the field and play our positions every inning, even if we’re not feeling up to it. Remember – great teams play for each other, and this Eagles tee-ball side is a great team!
Next week we take on the Bandits in a grudge match that is sure to entertain. Hope to see you there!
U15’s went down in a to-and-fro game 11-10 to the Indians. Eagles started off well, with strong hitting from the top of the line-up to give us an early lead in the top of the first, backed by a 1-2-3 bottom of the first. However Indians fought back in the middle innings to take the lead. A late charge by our bottom order in the last inning drew the scores, but we couldn’t hold on, giving up the go ahead run in the bottom of the last before time was called.
Positives from the game were our batting, with Julian going 3 for 3, 2 hits to Aran and Jack’s first ever hit in baseball. Also, our pick-offs continue to improve, with our 3rd for the season at 2nd base and a near miss at 1st base.
Plenty to build on at training this week before we take on the Rebels at Kambah this Saturday.
Another fantastic batting effort from the entire team. Every batter got 2 or 3 hits each which is so good to see. It was going to be a tough game to win with only 7 players meaning we were 2 batters short each inning but we still had a great day out with the bat.
We fielded well and will continue to improve there, once we can have a training session or 2 and not be interrupted by crappy weather.
I’m extremely pleased that we had 3 brand new catchers step up this week. Jackson, Knox and Chase all stepped into the gear this week and were all excellent behind the plate. Its a nice spot for a coach to be in to have too many players wanting to play catcher so I’m very glad to have 3 more options to choose from.
Caity Hamilton was fantastic in the field this week especially in the 3rd inning when playing Short Stop. She stopped some absolute rockets from getting through the In-Field and combined brilliantly with Chase at Home Plate to record our 1st ever Double Play, tagging out two base runners before they could score.
Another great game, played in good spirits by both sides.
To all senior and competitive junior players (U11-U17)
Please notify the club by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
if you know you are going to be unavailable for several weeks of the season due to injury, and preferable provide a medical certificate if you can. Eagles will forward that information to the General Manager of Baseball Canberra, and ask for you to be put on the DL (Disabled List).
Eagles unfortunately has a couple of players (both senior and junior) with significant injuries at the moment. In light of that, I am writing to let everybody know that I am not aware of any way that I can keep a record of injuries in the new registration platform (to use as evidence of injury), and I am trying to think ahead to cover Eagles in terms of eligibilities for finals.
At the end of the season, only eligible players will be allowed to take the field and play in finals. To be eligible for finals, a player must have been a starter in a certain number of games over the course of the season. This information is collated from match reports that scorers submit every week after your games.
However, an injured player can go on the DL if evidence of injury is provided, and that can be used to legitimately claim a player is eligible to play come finals time, even if they missed playing for a large part of the season.
Thanks in advance.
Registrar, for EBC
Junior Parents & Carers
Eagles’ Life Members, Mark & Shane, will be conducting a FREE coaching clinic for all interested parents & carers next Wednesday evening from 5:30pm at Kambah 2.
The clinic will focus on correct throwing and batting techniques to provide you with the basics to help you to “play catch” with your child.
We will have plenty of spare gloves, bats & balls, so no equipment is needed.
We hope to see you there.
This week saw the Eagles took on the Bandits in an epic battle of two tee-ball powerhouses. Like last week, the opposition was down a player and when the Eagles kids were asked if anyone was willing to help them out, Lily was the first to put her hand up and volunteer. Lily did a terrific job playing for the Bandits, and did our club proud by showing everyone what Eagles baseball is all about. Well done Lily!
There was some great defence by the Eagles, and it is encouraging to see just how much the team is improving with each week. Cameron was everywhere in the field and made some great plays at shortstop and as pitcher. We also swung the bats well again, with everybody making solid contact with the ball. In particular, Charlotte had some terrific hits in each of her at-bats, and Iorwerth showed his power at the plate with a homerun past centerfield.
Our baserunning was also strong this week with Chase showing off his speed on the basepaths. The novelty ‘squeaky’ bases definitely helped by adding some extra incentive for the kids, who loved jumping up and down on second and third base to make as much noise as possible – something we all appreciated so early on a Saturday morning.
Finally, a big thank you to all the friends and family that continue to turn out and cheer on the team each week. It’s terrific to see such support, and says wonderful things about the playing group and community that is developing this season.
Go Baby Birds!
U15’s had a heavy loss to a strong Bears side going down 18-1. The Junior Eagles struggled against the strong Bears pitching, managing only one hit for the game.
One positive to come out of the game was Toby’s strong showing at 2nd base, with a fine catch and an assist. Toby is new to baseball, but has shown a keen desire to learn and a natural ability in the field. It was a pleasure to see his hard work at training pay off in the game.
Another positive was the 2 pick-offs of Bears runners at 2nd base – something we had worked on at training the week before.
A big shout-out to Julian, who was hit hard whilst catching and had to leave the field, but battled through the pain to join the side again in the final innings. A brave showing from a true team player.
Another great outing for the Eagles Under 9’s with some awesome plays in today’s game.
We had not only our 1st but also our 2nd home run for the season, the 1st was hit by Austin Tunningley and then Gavin Cunnar to
finish the game. Caity Hamilton got 2 great hits from 2 at bats, Hamish MacGregor making a stand up double a regular stat
which is impressive. Oliver Black was outstanding as opening catcher and was followed brilliantly by Clark Ware and Hamish.
Jackson Corcoran worked hard all day in the field but was unlucky with the bat today. Chase Carmody showed soft hands at 2nd base and beat the runner
on successive plays assisted by Gavin.
We didn’t come away with a win today but everybody is improving every week which is great to see.