Baseball Queensland would like to congratulate Brandan Bidois, Alex Skepton, Liam MacDonald and Kai-Noa Wynyard on being selected in the 20 man roster to represent Team Australia that is set to head to South Korea for the WBSC U-18 World Cup.
Joining them will be Baseball Queensland Development Manager Gareth Jones in the role of Assistant Coach for the U-18 Team Australia side.
The 20-man roster was chosen from 37 players active in Australia’s series with Canada in Lismore ahead of the World Cup getting underway in South Korea on Friday.
Australia gets its World Cup underway against Nicaragua at 3pm AEST on Friday.
For Australia’s full schedule and the latest team news head to our #U18WorldCup event hub.
Pictured: Kai-Noa Wynyard, Brandon Bidois, Alex Skepton, Liam MacDonald and Gareth Jones
Earnshaw State College has launched a Baseball Academy and have already received expressions of interest from many students across North Brisbane. While round one applications have now closed, their second round of applications opens on September 1 and closes on September 30. Students from year 4 through to year 12 may now apply.
They are very excited to announce their baseball coach, Lee Brand who will begin in the position of Academy coach at the end of 2019, in readiness for the 2020 year and beyond.
Lee Brand was born and raised in Minnesota, USA. He is currently a physical education teacher at Carmel College, Thornlands. He is a committee member for the Redlands Rays Baseball Club, coaching the Senior League team, running the T-Ball Program and playing for the Master’s team. He has been involved in school sport as the head coach for the Met East region U18 team and an assistant coach for the Queensland state team. Prior to moving to Brisbane, Brand coached at Clark College and Hazel Dell Little League in Washington, USA, Riverland Community College in Minnesota, and Salt Lake Community College as well as two different high schools in Utah, USA. He also coached for several semi-professional teams in Canada. Brand played semi-professionally in Canada. He has completed a Master’s of Science degree at the University of Utah in the program of Sport Psychology and he received his Bachelors of Education from Gonzaga University (Washington state, USA) while assisting the baseball teams at GU and at Rogers High School. He is married with two children and is excited with the opportunity to start and direct a Baseball Academy at Earnshaw State College.
More information about the academy events and staffing will be provided as it comes to hand.
For more information and contact details please download the parent handbook by clicking here.
Baseball Queensland is excited to announce our calendar of event for the next 6 months for our Female Development Program. Below is the list of events that we are committing players and teams to.
We are aiming to put teams in the Little League, Junior League, Senior league age groups at this years Timberjacks Tournament played in Lismore, NSW.
Prep: 23rd and 30th June
Tournament: 12th – 14th July
JL and LL Female Development Program
All Stars Baseball Club
25th August, 1st, 8th, 15th,
22nd, 29th September
LL Girls NZ Series
We are excited to partner with a touring New Zealand female Little League team and to host a tournament weekend.
Location of this tournament will be decided shortly.
Tournament: 4th and 5th October
U16 + U18 state titles
This year we are aiming to include a female team in both U16 and U18 State Titles. The under 16 State Titles will be played in Cairns and U18s will be held at
U18: 21-24 Sept
U16: 27 – 30 Sept
Women’s State Titles
Last year we hosted our very first Women’s State Titles. This year we are aiming to grow our state titles with more female participants than ever before. This is a fantastic tournament for beginners to advanced players and was a great experience for all who played last year.
Open Women: 13-15 Dec
Youth Women: 16-17 dec
Gold Coast Summer Classic
We will be submitting teams into the annual Gold Coast Classic Tournament to kick off 2020!
Prep: 22nd and 29th December 2019
Tournament: 3rd – 5th January 2020
For more information on individual events, the development program and opportunities to be involved please email Shayne Watson. email@example.com
Baseball Queensland would love to offer the opportunity for those involved with the David Nilsson Little League, Little League Div 2, Junior League, Junior League DIv 2 and Senior League State Titles to share their thoughts in order to help Baseball Queensland continue to create quality tournaments for our regional teams.
Please click the link below and fill out the online survey.
The survey will close Midnight, 28th of April
On behalf of Baseball Queensland, I would like to acknowledge Queensland’s Open Women’s team for their performance and competitiveness at the 2019 Australian Open Women’s Championships.
Through the collective efforts of all, including the coaching staff lead by Ms Lisa Norrie, you, the players, have shown great tenacity, discipline, and team spirit, and you have set a solid foundation for the future growth of women in Baseball in Queensland.
It is with great honour that we acknowledge your achievements, you have made us all Queensland proud!
As CEO of Baseball Queensland, a special thank you also to the coaches, staff, families, and players. You have represented Queensland well at this year’s Australian Open Women’s Championships.
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