Archived Pirate News

 

2016 Club Coach Announced - Brendan Wilson

2016 CLUB COACH - It is with great pleasure and excitement to announce the re-appointment of Brendan Wilson as the Mornington Baseball Club's 'Senior Coach' for the 2016 DBA Winter season. Brendan, the 2013 O'Brien Medalist, will continue as Club Coach, who for the past three seasons has laid the foundations of developing a successful senior list at Mornington. We take this opportunity to again thank Brendan for his wonderful contribution to the Mornington Baseball Club and the sport of baseball.  Brendan Wilson's baseball career is extensive and diverse. He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the club having played Division 1, State, National and International baseball.

 

Vale - Frank Pepper

SAD PASSING OF CLUB COACH (1980-1984) - The Mornington Pirates acknowledge the sad passing of Frank Pepper on Thursday 2nd September, 2015.  We send our condolences and thoughts to the Pepper family.  Frank was our Club Coach between 1980-1984 and again in 1989 after being recruited by Neil Williams & Mick McLear. He was instumental in securing the following Premierships for our club - B Grade 1980 & 1981, C Grade 1980 & 1984.

 

2015 DBA Winter Championship Representatives

2015 DBA REPRESENTATIVES - Once again our Clubs senior & junior representation has been strong in this season’s representative squads. We had Pirates in every squad this year, Seniors, U23s, U18s, U16s, U14s & U12s. On behalf of the MPBC Management Committee and coaching staff we'd like to congratulate all the players who were selected.

 

Lest we Forget - Sapper Jordan Ronald Penpraze

This Saturday 25th April, 2015 is an occasion to reflect and remember our young Pirate, Jordan Penpraze who passed  away in October 2012 after being involved in a military training accident at the Holsworthy Army Base in Sydney. Sapper Jordan Penpraze, 22, we remember you.

 

Victory - 2015 Gippsland Championships

Congratulations to Brendan Wilson and all the Mornington Pirates who defeated Dandenong Angels 10 - 0 taking out the 2015 Gippsland Championships on Sunday 12th April, 2015. Read more ...

 

2015 RPPFM Radio - 98.7

 

2015 RPPFM Peninsula Radio - Listen in every Friday night between 7.00pm to 8.00pm commencing April 2015.  Neil Williams, Rob Bowen & our own Brendan Wilson will be talking all things BASEBALL. Contact the panel in the studio to promote our club on (03) 5975 1234.

 

Vale - Wally Wedgwood

2014 PASSING OF CLUB FOUNDER - Wally, 71, passed away on January 14, 2014 after a short illness. Wally Wedgwood helped establish the Mornington Baseball Club in 1975 providing much needed financial support serving as the very first Vice President. His funeral in Mornington on 21st January was attended by more than 600 people which is a reflection of the high esteem in which the local community held Wally and his great service to the Peninsula.

 

2013 Presidents Lunch

On Sunday 19th May, 2013, Club Sponsors, Past Committee and Life Members attended the Presidents Lunch for a special 'Life Member' presentation for Harry Simpson and Rob Fenton. Our special VIP's were treated to a complimentary BBQ lunch and drinks inside the newly carpeted clubrooms.  This was the Clubs opportunity to say thank you for the support they have shown to the Pirates baseball community since 1975.

State News

Baseball Victoria Release

May 21, 2018

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Baseball Victoria Release - The 2018/2019 Victorian Summer Baseball League Season to benefit from the reintroduction of the Victorian Summer Baseball League Pennant Committee (VSBLPC).

May 21, 2018

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5 Victorians selected for Australian Schoolboys International Tour

May 15, 2018

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Baseball Victoria Inclusion Survey

May 15, 2018

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Thank you: Michelle Brewster

May 14, 2018

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High Performance Academy Coaches

May 11, 2018

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Job Vacancy - Financial Coordinator

May 11, 2018

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Baseball Victoria Staff Appointment

May 10, 2018

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Little League 2018 Final Wrap Up

Apr 12, 2018

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Little League Day Two Results and Wrap-Up

Apr 7, 2018

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National News

ASLC2018 + AILC2018 Day 2 blog

May 21, 2018

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ASLC2018 + AILC2018 Day 1 recap

May 20, 2018

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ASLC2018 + AILC2018 Day 1 blog

May 20, 2018

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EOI - Australian Emeralds Pitching Coach

May 11, 2018

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#BASpringTraining Tour Recap

May 7, 2018

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Deadline set for ABL structure

May 4, 2018

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Cavalry announce ownership details

May 1, 2018

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Heighway joins Baseball Australia Board

Apr 30, 2018

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Dobb revealed as new Blue Sox owner

Apr 25, 2018

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Groups revealed for U15 World Cup

Apr 23, 2018

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2018 Brief News

2018 DBA SEASON - REGISTER ONLINE NOW!

 

2018 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ELECTED

President: Matt Hardie

Vice President: Myles Dowsett

Secretary: Gemma Dowsett

Treasurer: Teresa Webster

 

2017 JUNIOR UMPIRING ROSTER

Senior players will be rostered at least once to umpire a junior home game.  A roster will be distributed to assist players' planning.

ROSTER - Click Here

 

2017 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ELECTED

President: Chris Taylor

Vice President: Myles Dowsett

Secretary: Gemma Dowsett

Treasurer: Sandy Pierson

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2017 JORDAN BARNETT - U18 VIC STATE TEAM

Jordan Barnett represents Victoria in Under 18 State team - National Youth Championship - Jan 2017 in Sydney. Good luck in Sydney JB.

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2016 Brief News

UNIFORM UPDATE

The following uniform is registered with BV/DBA - no other uniform can be worn during a game:

  • New Pirates (black/gold) Jersey
  • White pants with black belt
  • Black cap with yellow P
  • Black socks or black socks & white stirrups
  • Black batting helmets only
  • No cricket spikes - cleats only.

 

2016 NEW JUNIOR BAT RULES

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2016 UNIFORM CHANGE - NEW JERSEY

Uniform pants for all age groups must be WHITE from 2015.  If you need new pants this season then buy white ones....use your grey pants for training.

New 2016 Pirate Jerseys are here....$80 seniors & $60 juniors.  They look great and will replace the pin stripe vests.

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2016 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ELECTED

President: Chris Taylor

Vice President: Myles Dowsett

Secretary: Gemma Dowsett

Treasurer: Naomi Isbister

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2015 Brief News

UNDER 11 PREMIERS

Congratulations to our little Under 11 Pirates who defeated Boneo 8 - 0 in the 2015 DBA Grand Final at Bonbeach today, Saturday 5th September 2015.  Great game and great season for the Under 11s being undefeated for the entire season.  Well done to the players, parents & coaches.

 

JUNIOR GAME UMPIRES

Senior players are expected to help umpire our junior games at home.  Senior players may only need to umpire one game for the entire season.  We need your help and the juniors enjoy getting to know their Senior players.  Games start at 8.45am and end at 10.30am.  You need to be at the ground no later than 8.40am. Clickers, balls etc will be provided.  Senior umpire roster attached....

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WORKING BEE

Working bee at the club on 11/04/2015 from 8.30am.  All hands on deck - both diamonds & clubrooms need a cleanup.  Bring a rake, shovel, broom.......

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2015 GIPPSLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS

Moe Newborough Baseball Club, John Field Drive, Moe.  11th & 12th April, 2015

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UNIFORM CHANGE

Grey pants to be phased out by 2015.  Uniform pants for all age groups must be WHITE come 2015 season.  If you need new pants this season then buy white ones....use your grey pants for training.

 

WOOD BATS

DBA have indicated that in 2015 all senior teams & U17 teams will only be permitted to use wood bats.  So if you are in the market for a new bat buy a wood one!!  Juniors Under 11, 13, 15 can continue to use tin bats.

 

2015 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ELECTED

President: Chris Taylor

Vice President: Matt Dunn

Secretary: Gemma Dowsett

Treasurer: Naomi Isbister

Asst Treasurer: Ed Morris

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2014 Brief News

AGM Annual General Meeting

Elect the 2015 Winter Executive Committee. For more information: click here.

 

DBA REPRESENTATIVE SIDES

DBA 2014 Representative Tryouts & Team Selection: http://www.dandenongbaseballassociation.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=130&Itemid=68

 

FIXTURE

DBA 2014 fixture now release:  https://sportsdesq.sportstg.com/portal/index.cfm?fuseaction=main&OrgID=19463

 

WOOD BATS

DBA have indicated that in 2015 all senior teams & U17 teams will only be permitted to use wood bats.  So if you are in the market for a new bat buy a wood one!!

 

JUNIOR SEASON

DBA has changed the start date for the juniors from 12th April to 26th April. Junior season now commences: Saturday 26th April, 2014.  Seniors still commence on the 12th April.

 

SENIOR TRAINING CHANGE

Senior training now commences Thursday 6th March, 2014 at 5.30pm. (not the 5th)  All queries to the Club Coach Brendan Wilson 0431 364281.

 

JUNIOR TRAINING

Junior training commences Wednesday 5th March, 2014 at 4.30pm.  All queries to the Club Secretary Craig Isbister 0409 822739.

 

UNIFORM CHANGE

Grey pants to be phased out by 2015.  Uniform pants for all age groups must be WHITE come 2015 season.  If you need new pants this season then buy white ones....use your grey pants for training.

 

MISSING LOAN TOPS

We have 14 missing loan tops which has a replacement value to the club of $770.  These tops were bought through club donations.  Can you please check your draws & cupboards on the off chance you may have one.....thank you.