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The North Balwyn Stingers

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Balwyn North VIC 3104

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Winter Club
April - September

Stingers Celebrate at the 2023 Senior Presentation Dinner and awards night

D2

Stingers Celebrate 2023 Senior Presentation Dinner and awards – As the curtains close on another spectacular baseball season, it’s time to shine a spotlight on the outstanding achievements of our North Balwyn Baseball Club members. Among those deserving of recognition are the D2’s, whose dedication and hard work have left an indelible mark on the field.

Coach: Jason Povey

Coaches Award: Vincent Georges

Vincent has earned the respect and admiration of his coaches and his dedication to improvement and his support for his fellow teammates have not gone unnoticed.

Batting Award: Ray Kenny

Ray’s prowess at the plate has made him an invaluable asset to the D2’s. His consistency and ability to deliver when it matters most have not only boosted the team’s morale but also its performance.

MVP: Ildi Klein

Ildi’s exceptional performance throughout the season has earned her the coveted title of Most Valuable Player. Her unwavering commitment to the game and her teammates has made her a standout player on and off the field. Ildi’s dedication embodies the true spirit of Team D2.

Thank you to the season Scorer: Mel Mair

The D2’s season may have seen its share of challenges, but it is through dedication, teamwork, and the relentless pursuit of excellence that they have risen above. As they look ahead to the next season, we have no doubt that this remarkable team will continue to shine.

“Dedication and hard work define the D2’s. I couldn’t be prouder of this group of players. They’ve shown that with the right attitude, anything is possible.”

D2’s Coach, Jason Povey

D1

In the world of baseball, success is often measured not just by the score on the board but by the dedication, teamwork, and sportsmanship of the players. Team D1 at the North Balwyn Baseball Club embodies these qualities, and we’re thrilled to celebrate their achievements at the Senior Presentation Dinner.

Coach: Jason Povey

Coaches Award: Nathan Douglas

Nathan has been recognised for his outstanding contributions to the team. His dedication to improvement and his support for his fellow teammates have not gone unnoticed. Nathan’s positive attitude and commitment to the game are truly commendable.

Batting Award: Stephen Brogan

Stephen’s impressive batting skills have made him a standout player on the D1 team. His consistency at the plate and ability to deliver in clutch moments have been instrumental in the team’s success.

MVP: Tom Steele

Tom Steele’s exceptional talent and unwavering commitment to excellence have earned him the title of Most Valuable Player for D1. Tom’s leadership on and off the field has been an inspiration to his teammates, and his dedication to the game is truly commendable.

Thank you to the season Scorer: Sarah Anton

The D1’s season has been marked by moments of brilliance and a commitment to excellence. As they reflect on their achievements at the Senior Presentation Dinner, we have no doubt that this team will continue to thrive in the seasons to come.

” The D1’s success is a testament to their resilience and determination. These players have the heart of champions, and I’m honored to be their coach.”

D1’s Coach, Jason Povey

Women’s 2s – Stingers

The North Balwyn Baseball Club is proud to recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of the Women’s Team – Stingers at this year’s Senior Presentation Dinner. This dynamic team has showcased exceptional talent, sportsmanship, and dedication throughout the season.

Coach: Jason Povey

Coaches Award: Mel Mair

Mel’s contributions to the coaching staff have not gone unnoticed. Her dedication to player development and her support for the team have played a significant role in the team’s achievements.

MVP: Jessica Warwick

Jessica’s exceptional performance on the field has earned her the title of Most Valuable Player. Her dedication to the game, leadership, and support for her teammates have made her an invaluable asset to the team.

Batting Award: Robyn Langham

Robyn’s impressive batting skills have made her a standout player on the Women’s Team – Stingers. Her ability to consistently deliver at the plate has been instrumental in the team’s success.

Pitching Award: Leah Antonacci

Leah’s pitching excellence has been a driving force behind the team’s victories. Her precision on the mound and her ability to control the game have been remarkable.

Thank you to the season Scorers: Shahan Priamo, Pamela Warrick

The Women’s 2’s “Stingers” have had a remarkable season, finishing 5th with 6 wins. As they celebrate their achievements at the Senior Presentation Dinner, we look forward to their continued success on the diamond. These players and coaches are a source of pride for the North Balwyn Baseball Club, and we eagerly anticipate their future accomplishments.

“The Stingers have proved that when you play with passion and unity, you can achieve greatness. I’m thrilled to see these talented athletes shine.”

Women’s 2’s – Stingers Coach, Jason Povey

Women’s 1s – Hornets

The North Balwyn Baseball Club is buzzing with excitement as we celebrate the incredible achievements of the Hornets at the 2023 Grand Final as well as cleaning up at the Senior Presentation Dinner! This dynamic team has not only dominated the season but has also set a shining example of teamwork and excellence.

Coach: Bronwyn Gel

Coaches Award: Ebony Sutherland

Ebony’s contribution and dedication to player development and her support for the team have played a significant role in the team’s success.

MVP: Lara Watson

Lara’s outstanding performance on the field has earned her the title of Most Valuable Player. Her leadership, dedication, and exceptional skills have been a driving force behind the team’s success. Lara’s commitment to excellence is truly commendable.

Batting Award: Dominique Williams

Dominique’s impressive batting skills have made her a standout player on Women’s A “Hornets”. Her ability to consistently deliver at the plate has been a game-changer for the team.

Pitching Award: Lauren Romanin & Liesel Perks

Lauren Romanin and Liesel Perks have displayed remarkable pitching skills, contributing significantly to the team’s victories. Their precision on the mound has been a key factor in the team’s success.

Thank you to the season Scorers: Paula Sutherland, Ralph Watson

The Women’s A “Hornets” has had a season to remember, finishing 1st with an impressive 13 wins. As they celebrate their achievements at the Senior Presentation Dinner, we look forward to their continued triumphs on the diamond. These players and coaches are shining stars of the North Balwyn Baseball Club, and we eagerly anticipate their future successes.

“The Hornets have exemplified teamwork and excellence. Their hard work has paid off, and I’m excited to see them continue to dominate.”

Women’s 1’s – Hornets Coach, Bronwyn Gell

A4

The North Balwyn Baseball Club takes pride in recognising the exceptional achievements of the A4s at the Senior Presentation Dinner. This dedicated team has displayed remarkable sportsmanship and talent throughout the season.

Coach: Andy Saggers

Coaches Award: Ben Perera

Ben’s contributions to the coaching staff have not gone unnoticed. His dedication to player development and his support for the team have been integral to the team’s success.

MVP: Michael Niesen

Michael’s outstanding contributions to the team have earned him the title of Most Valuable Player. His dedication, skill, and unwavering commitment to excellence have been an inspiration to his teammates.

Batting Award: Angus Saggers

Angus’ impressive batting skills have made him a standout player on Team A4. His consistency at the plate and ability to deliver in clutch moments have been instrumental in the team’s success.

Thank you to the season Scorer: Stephen Bratanavicius

The A4’s finished the season 7th with 3 wins, and their unwavering dedication to the game has been truly commendable. As they celebrate their achievements at the Senior Presentation Dinner, we look forward to their continued success on the diamond.

“The A4’s commitment to improvement has been truly inspiring. I’m proud of their achievements, and I know they’ll achieve even greater success in the future.”

A4’s Coach, Andy Saggers

A3

At the Senior Presentation Dinner, we’re thrilled to shine a spotlight on the remarkable achievements of The A3s. This team has displayed exceptional talent, dedication, and sportsmanship throughout the season.

Coach: Harold Perks

Coaches Award: Tom Cooper

Tom’s contributions to the coaching staff have not gone unnoticed. His dedication to player development and his support for the team have been integral to the team’s success.

MVP: Jason Mann

Jason’s remarkable performance on the field has earned him the title of Most Valuable Player. His leadership, dedication, and exceptional skills have been instrumental in The A3’s success. Jason’s commitment to excellence is truly commendable.

Batting Award: Jimmy Vanderhoff

Jimmy’s impressive batting skills have made him a standout player on Team A3. His consistency at the plate and ability to deliver in crucial moments have been instrumental in the team’s success.

Thank you to the season Scorer: Shanan Priamo

Team A3 finished the season 6th with 7 wins, and their unwavering dedication to the game has been truly commendable. As they celebrate their achievements at the Senior Presentation Dinner, we look forward to their continued success on the diamond.

“A3’s dedication and sportsmanship have been outstanding. I’m confident that this team has what it takes to reach new heights.”

A3’s Coach, Harold Perks

A2

It is now time to acknowledge the outstanding achievements of the A2s at the North Balwyn Baseball Club. This dynamic team has showcased remarkable talent, teamwork, and a commitment to excellence.

Coach: Simone Pole

Coach Simon Pole has been a guiding force for Team A2. His leadership, expertise, and mentorship have played a significant role in the team’s achievements. Under his guidance, the team has thrived.

Coaches Award: Eddie Gibbs

Eddie Gibbs’s contributions to the coaching staff have not gone unnoticed. His dedication to player development and his support for the team have been integral to the team’s success.

MVP: Bailey Wilson

Bailey Wilson’s exceptional performance on the field has earned him the title of Most Valuable Player. His leadership, dedication, and exceptional skills have been instrumental in Team A2’s success. Bailey’s commitment to excellence is truly commendable.

Batting Award: Lachlan Duckett

Lachlan Duckett’s impressive batting skills have made him a standout player on Team A2. His consistency at the plate and ability to deliver in crucial moments have been instrumental in the team’s success.

Thank you to the season Scorer: Jo Wilson

Team A2 finished the season 4th with 7 wins, and their unwavering dedication to the game has been truly commendable. As they celebrate their achievements at the Senior Presentation Dinner, we look forward to their continued success on the diamond.

“The A2’s achievements reflect their dedication and teamwork. These athletes have a bright future ahead, and I’m excited to see them rise to the top.”

A2’s Coach, Simon Pole

A1

This powerhouse team has displayed exceptional talent, leadership, and an unwavering commitment to excellence.

Coach: Neil Burke

Coaches Award: Angus Hopkinson

Angus’ contributions to the coaching staff have not gone unnoticed. His dedication to player development and his support for the team has been integral to the team’s success.

Batting Award: Mitch Kennedy

Mitch’s impressive batting skills have made him a standout player in the A1’s. His consistency at the plate and ability to deliver in crucial moments have been instrumental in the team’s success.

Peter Clapp Award Pitching Award: Sean Cruz

Sean’s pitching excellence has been a game-changer for the A1s. His precision on the mound and his ability to control the game have been remarkable, earning him The Peter Clapp Award.

D. Kearton and D.J. Boell Award And club MVP: Mitch Kennedy

Mitch’s outstanding performance on the field has earned him the title of Most Valuable Player, and the prestigious D. Kearton and D.J. Boell Award. Mitch’s leadership, dedication, and exceptional skills have been the driving force behind the A1’s success. His commitment to excellence is truly commendable.

Thank you to the season Scorer: Jo Wilson

The A1’s finished the season 4th with 7 wins, and their unwavering dedication to the game has been truly commendable. As they celebrate their achievements at the Senior Presentation Dinner, we look forward to their continued success on the diamond.

“The A1’s success is a result of their unwavering commitment to excellence. I’m honored to coach such a talented and determined group of players.”

A1’s Coach, Neil Burke

A Message from Our Club President

As the sun sets on another remarkable baseball season, I want to take a moment to reflect on the incredible journey we’ve all been a part of. The North Balwyn Baseball Club family has once again demonstrated its unwavering passion, dedication, and sportsmanship.

Our teams have not only shown their prowess on the field but have exemplified what it means to be a part of something truly special. From the Women’s 1’s – Hornet’s stellar performance to Team A1’s indomitable spirit, every player, coach, and supporter has contributed to our success.

A heartfelt congratulations to all our award-winning players, coaches, and volunteers. Your hard work and commitment have not gone unnoticed. You are the heart and soul of our club.

I want to shout out to the Women’s 1s team, the mighty Hornets who dominated their season and brought home a flag! It is with a huge amount of pride that I congratulate the team and am very excited to see what the next season holds for you!

From the bottom of my heart, I want to extend my gratitude to our exceptional coaches, who have led our teams with unwavering dedication. Your guidance and mentorship have been invaluable, and your influence extends far beyond the diamond.

To our supporters and families, thank you for your enthusiasm and love for our club and the game of baseball. Your cheers from the sidelines inspire us all.

As we wrap up this season, let’s carry the lessons we’ve learned, the victories we’ve celebrated, and the bonds we’ve forged into the future.

The North Balwyn Baseball Club is more than a club; it’s a family. Together, we’ll continue to grow, thrive, and achieve greatness. Until next season, stay passionate, stay dedicated, and keep the baseball spirit alive!

With immense pride and gratitude,

Mitch

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