As the sun set on our home grounds this season, the spirit and determination of the North Balwyn Baseball Club’s women’s teams shone brightly. Ending the season with two wins on home soil is an achievement that brings immense pride to our club. This achievement shines even brighter considering it is the first time in the club’s history that we have fielded two women’s teams.
Our Hornets, the club’s elite side, buzzing with energy, lead the way to finish atop the ladder by defeating The South East Warriors in a Walk-Off victory that was worthy of an ESPN highlight reel. This has secured their spot in the finals, which are set to take place on the 27th of August at La Trobe University’s ground.
Right alongside them, the Stingers, our development side, showcased remarkable talent and growth. Early in the season, we made a strategic decision to field one A-grade team and one development side. And it is heartening to note that our development side finished an impressive 5th, just shy of the finals which was secured by winning a nail-biter on Sunday against St. Kilda.
“The pride I feel for each player, both in our elite and emerging sides, is immense. The dedication, hard work, and growth shown by our players, especially some of our newer faces, has been inspiring.”Bronwyn Gell, Head Coach
Our head coach, Bronwyn Gell, had this to share:
“The pride I feel for each player, both in our elite and emerging sides, is immense. The dedication, hard work, and growth shown by our players, especially some of our newer faces, has been inspiring.”
Bronwyn, along with her coaching team, has tirelessly trained both the Hornets and the Stingers, ensuring each player is equipped to bring their best to the field.
Throughout the season, we’ve been heartened to see a steady rise in supporters staying back to cheer during our games. The atmosphere has been fantastic, and we’re truly thankful for the energy our supporters bring.
A massive shout out to our diligent coaching staff and everyone behind the scenes, whose acknowledgements will be more individually recognized post-finals. As we gear up for the big games, we invite you to show your support at La Trobe Uni for the start of the finals.
Here’s to baseball and a community that stands together!