Quartet close in on World Cup

Quartet close in on World Cup

Original story from moretondaily.com.au

Four Redcliffe Padres are in an Australian Under 18 baseball squad ahead of the WBSC World Cup, being held in Florida from September 10-19.

Padres’ Joel Hogan, Luke Smith, Lachlan Wilson and Ben Walmsley (main picture), are among 60 players named for a training camp at the AIS in Canberra on April 3-11.

It is believed to be highest number of players Padres have had selected at one time for such a squad.

“We are incredibly proud and consider it both a testament to their dedication and also the strength of our club’s junior talent,” said David West, Padres’ Junior Director of Coaching.

“Player retention and skill development in a fun, inclusive learning environment are Padres’ top priorities.”

Baseball is big part of Lachlan Wilson’s family. His parents Dan and Katrina are on club and regional committees as well as being life members with grandparents Keith and Christine Sharpe.

Joel Hogan joined Redcliffe from Pine Rivers, where his mum has been president for many years and has also represented the region as an umpire at state titles.

Luke Smith is from the Sunshine Coast and switched from softball after representing his school region at baseball.

Ben Walmsley was a Windsor Royal, but this year joined Padres to have a greater opportunity to pitch.

Padres may have more to celebrate with their Senior League Under 17 Division One Red side through to the grand final having beaten Windsor Royals.

Padres White side just missed the finals in the same division despite beating Padres Red 7-2 in one of their final fixtures of the regular season.



Due to the lockdown of Greater Brisbane implemented by the Qld Government, subject to any further Qld Government directions; the following GBL Grand Finals will be postponed to Thursday, 1st April 2021.

Division 1 – Game 3 Division 1 Grand Finals Series – Windsor Royals v Redcliffe Padres Red at Pine Hills – Game starts at 7.30pm

Masters North – Narangba Demons v Redcliffe Padres at Narangba – Game starts at 7.00pm

Masters South – Ipswich Musketeers Blue v Redlands Rays at Southern Stars – Game starts at 7.00pm

COVID 19 – Three Day Lock Down

COVID 19 – Three Day Lock Down

The Queensland Government advise that a three day lock down will be in place from 5pm this evening (Monday 29/3).

BREAKING: Greater Brisbane will go into a three-day lockdown and restrictions will come into place across Queensland after cases of COVID-19 transmission were detected in the community.

From 5pm today, residents in the local government areas of Brisbane, Ipswich, Moreton Bay, Logan and Redlands can only leave home for one of these four reasons:

1. To buy essentials such as groceries or medications

2. Work or study if you can’t do either from home

3. Exercise in your local area

4. Healthcare or to provide help, care or support

Residents of these areas must also wear masks indoors except at home, including in ride shares, on public transport and in workplaces.

Cafés, pubs and restaurants will be open only for take-away service.

Schools in the locked down areas will remain open for children of essential workers.

For the rest of Queensland, masks should be worn while indoors outside of the home and private gatherings are restricted to 30 people.

To keep our most vulnerable Queenslanders safe, aged care, correctional centres, hospitals and disability service providers will close to visitors across the state.

The restrictions will be reviewed on Wednesday evening.

These measures are tough, but they are important to keep our community safe.


The remaining GBL finals will be impacted by this lockdown and the GBL committee are currently working through contingency plans. Further details will be released once the committee have finalised their revised plans.
All baseball facilities in the locked down areas are to be considered as closed for the duration of the lockdown.

For advice on where to wear a mask during the lockdown please see this link>>>https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/protect-yourself-others/face-masks

For the latest COVID related Queensland Government updates please visit this link>>>https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/urgent-covid-19-update


GBL Grand Finals Recap

Over the weekend the GBL held its grand final games for Division 1 through to Division 6.

Baseball Queensland would like to thank all the umpires, officials and volunteers for assisting this weekend to make all these games a success.

Division 1

Windsor Royals Vs Redcliffe Padres Red

The Windsor Royals and Redcliffe Padres Red are locked at a win each for the 3-game GBL Grand Final Series

Windsor Royals took game 1 honours with a 6-1 victory off the back of strong pitching from Brandan Bidois and a 3 run bomb to Donald Lutz

The Redcliffe Padres Red struck back with a bang with a 13-5 victory to seal game two and force a game three for Wednesday.

Jack Barrie led the way for the Padres with a 3 run blast over the fence in an 11 run third inning that secured the game for the Padres.

Windsor replied in the 6th with a 3 run inning but it was enough.

We will have more news regarding the final game to be played as the Queensland Government issues a 3-day lockdown due to COVID 19 Spike within South East Queensland.

Division 2

Windsor Royals claim victory over Surfers Paradise

The Division 2 Grand Final was a tight contest that saw the Windsor Royals edge out Surfers Paradise in a 6 inning four-to-two victory.

Ben Craig, John Lemm and Josh Marriot featured with the bat for the home side with Cooper Thompson carrying the work load from the mound for the Royals with 4 innings, 3 Strike outs and 2 Hits.

Brad Wise and Shane Thompson kept the visitors alive with Declan Summerford performed well for Surfers with 4.2 Innings pitched, 3 Strike Outs and 1 Run.

Congratulations to the Windsor Royals for winning the Div 2 Grand Final.


Division 3

Western Bulldogs hold on for the a tight grand final win over the Beenleigh Hawks.

The Division 3 grand final saw a heroic come back from the Beenleigh Hawks but it wasn’t enough to get the win over the Western Bulldogs who simply chipped away at the score board through the 8 inning game.

Aaron Stimson threw a complete game for the Beenleigh Hawks but the valiant effort wasn’t enough to get the win. Hayden Jackson and Aaron Reed swung well with the bats for the visitors.

Damien Neale was a stand out with the bat and the ball as he went 3 from 4 with 2 RBI and through a complete game with 8 IP, 2 Strike Outs, 8 Hits and 6 Runs. He was compliments with the bat by Alex Jacques and Samuel Lo.

Congratulations to the Western Bulldogs on their grand final win.


Division 4.

The Toowoomba Rangers dominate in 7 innings over Western Bulldogs.

It was a one sided affair in the Division 4 grand final as the Toowoomba Rangers blasted 9 unanswered runs to take the win 10-1 over the home team Western Bulldogs.

Nick Kremastos started the home side off well with an RBI but that would be the only action the scoreboard saw for the Western Bulldogs.

P. Vandernaut threw a complete game for the visitors to secure their grand final victory. He through 7 Innings with 8 strike outs, 1 Run and 3 Hits for the game. He also complimented his own pitching with 2 Hits, 2 RBI’s and 1 Run.

Michael Stenzel, Brian Hipps, Brent Vanderhaut, Luke Ardill, D Luchterhan and Lawrence Taylor all joined in with a multi-hit game.

Congrats to the Toowoomba Rangers on their grand final win.


Division 5

Mount Gravatt Eagles finish strong to secure the win over the Southern Stars

In the 7 inning – 1 run win the Mount Gravatt Eagles steal with the with a 4 run 6th inning.
Southern Stars started well with their 5 runs coming in the first 2 innings, but the Eagles held on and fought back through the 4th and 6th to claw back the grand final win.

Tom Jelly threw a complete game with 6 Innings, 5 Strike outs to keep the Southern Stars in the running.
Complimented by multi-hit games from Aaron Kelly and Sean Tomchisin the Southern Stars looked comfortable through to the 4th inning.

The fight back from the Eagles came at the bat of Corie List and was complimented by Jack Lawton on the mound throwing a complete game with 7 Innings, 1 Strike Out, 10 Hits and 5 runs.

Congratulations to the Mount Gravatt Eagles on their comeback Grand Final Victory.


Division 6

Toowoomba Rangers go large in Division 6 grand final win over Redlands Stingrays.

The Toowoomba Rangers secure their Division 6 grand final victory with a 20-3 victory over the Redland Stingrays.

Aiden Spiranac, Jamie Farr and Adam Griffith shared the pitching for the Stingrays as they battled a relentless offence.

Peter Ward, Brian Stubb and Tim Lloyd all featured multi-hit games for the Rangers as Bryan Metzroth and Peter Ward shared the pitching to lock down the Stingrays and secure the division 6 win.

Congratulations to the Toowoomba rangers for the grand final win.


Below is a summary of the Junior GBL Grand Finals.
Women : Sunshine Coast Riptides
U20 : Windsor Royals Blue
SL1 : Redcliffe Padres Red
SL2 : Narangba Demons
JL1 : Pine Hills Lightning
JL2 : Pine Rivers Rapids
LL1 : Redlands Rays
LL2 North : Windsor Royals
LL2 South : Redlands Rays

Congratulations to all involved to make this years season a success!

Queensland Women selected for Australian Youth Women’s Invitational.

Queensland Women selected for Australian Youth Women’s Invitational.

Baseball Queensland would like to congratulate the following youth women for their selection into the  Australian Youth Women’s Invitational.

The  Australian Youth Women’s Invitational is to be held in Adelaide between April 3-7 2021. This camp will allow our youth women to train with Australia’s up and coming talent and be exposed to elite level coaching and instruction.

Congratulations to Mackenzie Starkey, Kirrali Van Hilst, Ryleigh Dangerfield, Britany Wyllie and Paula Doherty on being selected and we know you will represent your clubs, regions and state well.

Queensland Women Selected for the ABL Women’s Showcase Events.

Queensland Women Selected for the ABL Women’s Showcase Events.

Baseball Queensland would like to congratulate the women selected to participate in the ABL Women’s Showcase Events.

These two events aim to showcase Australia’s talent within female baseball within the framework of an ABL expression.

Laura Wagner (Sunshine Coast), Taylah Welch (Sunshine Coast) and Hannah Marshall (Surfers Paradise) will be headed to Adelaide for the doubleheader played on April 3rd. The women will then return for another doubleheader to be held in Brisbane April 10th

Adelaide will host an Australian Women’s Baseball Showcase presented by VALO doubleheader with the support of the South Australian Government. Viticon Stadium in Brisbane will host an Australian Women’s Baseball Showcase presented by Boral doubleheader a weekend later on April 10.

Both teams will be represented by the top talent from around the country in all four games.

Search for next CEO underway.

Search for next CEO underway.

Baseball Queensland is seeking a suitably qualified person to fulfil the role of Chief Executive Officer.

Baseball Queensland is the peak body for the administration of the sport of baseball in Queensland. We are an independent not-for-profit organisation, representing Queensland baseball organisations and their respective affiliates. The objects for which the Association is established and maintained are to control, promote, encourage, support and improve the sport of baseball in Queensland.

Baseball Queensland plays a key role in strengthening our membership and supporting capacity building, performance and recognition of member organisations, their affiliates and members. This is done through a range of competitions, events, activities and game and player development programs.
Through its membership, Baseball Queensland represents over 30 clubs and associations and approximately 4,000 players, participants, workers and volunteers.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO provides exceptional leadership to a multi-disciplinary team in the delivery of strategic and operational objectives. The CEO is directly responsible for driving performance, compliance and continuous improvement across the business.

The successful applicant will be a dynamic leader with the ability to execute the organisation’s vision and strategy whilst inspiring a customer- and safety-focussed, values-based culture. The successful applicant will need to engage and develop positive relationships with a broad and complex range of stakeholders, including patrons, members, staff, Board Directors, Baseball Australia, government departments and their agents, corporate sponsors and other related entities.

The successful applicant will have a strong track record of successfully managing like-sized businesses, budgets and resources, ideally from a related industry, whilst successfully delivering against strategic objectives and driving business development.
If you’re a commercially driven executive, ready to guide a State Sporting Organisation with progressive business aspirations, we want to hear from you!

Applications will close on April 20, 2021. For more details please follow the links provided to the Advertisement and the Position Description.

BQ Advertisement CEO 2021
BQ Job Description CEO 2021

You can view the listing on Seek here>>>

BQ Board seek additional members to join the Participation Subcommittee.

BQ Board seek additional members to join the Participation Subcommittee.

The Participation Subcommittee has been established by the Board of Management of Baseball Queensland to identify avenues to increase participation in Baseball and/or Baseball-related activities by athletes of all ages within the state of Queensland.

We are seeking additional members to join the Participation Subcommittee. Members should have networks within the wider baseball community that are important for the development of the sport (grassroots development and innovations such as Baseball5); experience in sports scheduling; experience in baseball coaching, umpiring, scoring or in Club administration; an understanding of how Clubs operate within the state of Queensland; and an understanding of the issues relating to the connections between Clubs and their Regions. The Subcommittee is also seeking individuals with expertise and an interest in providing support to the committee through communication and project management. The time commitment for members is approximately 3-4 hours per month, but can vary throughout the year.

Selection of members will be guided by these criteria and with consideration for existing expertise within the Committee to ensure diverse and complementary skills, experience and backgrounds necessary for the Participation Subcommittee to collectively undertake its responsibilities.

Expressions of interest addressing the criteria are to be submitted in writing no later than close of business on 16 April 2021. Please email the expression of interest to Andrea Marshall, Secretary, BQ Participation Committee (a.marshall@baseballqld.asn.au). Additional information can be obtained from the Secretary or Chair, David Badke (d.badke@baseballqld.asn.au).

Queensland Schools Baseball State Champs in full swing

Queensland Schools Baseball State Champs in full swing

The Queensland Schools Baseball Event is happening from the 11th to the 14th of March at Pine Hills Lightning baseball club.

We wish all participants, coaches and officials good luck over the next 4 days.

2021 QSS Baseball State championship Draw

Thursday 11th March
Field 1 Field 2
8:30am Met West 18 Peninsula 18 8:45am Met North 14 Sun Coast 14
10:30am Met North 18 Sun Coast 18 10:45am Met East 14 Peninsula 14
12:30pm Sth Coast 18 Met East 18 12:45pm Met West 14 Sth Coast 14
2:30pm Met West 18 Met East 18 2:45pm Peninsula 14 Sth Coast 14
4:30pm Sun Coast 18 Peninsula 18 4:45pm Met East 14 Met North 14
6:30pm Sth Coast 18 Met North 18 6:45pm Sun Coast 14 Met West 14
Friday 12th March
Field 1 Field 2
8:00am Met East 18 Sun Coast 18 8:15am Sth Coast 14 Sun Coast 14
10:00am Sun Coast 18 Sth Coast 18 10:15am Met East 14 Sun Coast 14
12:00pm Sth Coast 18 Met West 18 12:15pm Met West 14 Met East 14
2:00pm Met West 18 Met North 18 2:15pm Sth Coast 14 Met North 14
4:00pm Peninsula 18 Met North 18 4:15pm Met North 14 Peninsula 14
6:00pm Peninsula 18 Met East 18 6:15pm Peninsula 14 Met West 14
Saturday 13th March
Field 1 Field 2
8:00am Sth Coast 18 Peninsula 18 8:15am Sun Coast 14 Peninsula 14
10:00am Met North 18 Met East 18 10:15am Met North 14 Met West 14
12:00pm Sun Coast 18 Met West 18 12:15pm Sth Coast 14 Met East 14
3:00pm 18 SF1 1 v 4 3:00pm 14 SF1 1 v 4
5:00pm 18 SF2 2 v 3 5:00pm 14 SF2 2 v 3
Sunday 14th March
Field 1 Field 2
8:00am L14 SF1 L14 SF2 8:00am 14 5th 14 6th
10:00am W14 SF1 W14SF2 10:00am 18 5th 18 6th
12:00pm W18 SF1 W18 SF2 12:00pm L18 SF1 L18 SF2
2:30pm FINISH


Brisbane South and Brisbane West Merge to Form New Junior and Senior League Division 1 Charter

Brisbane South and Brisbane West Merge to Form New Junior and Senior League Division 1 Charter

The below statement is supplied by the Brisbane West and Brisbane South Regions.

Participating in the Baseball Queensland State Titles Tournament can be a thrilling experience for players, parents and coaching staff, creating life-long bonds with team mates from other Clubs around the Region.

Brisbane South and Brisbane West Regions have long and proud histories of representing their member Clubs and Players.  At the Little League level both Regions have a strong and deep player base, giving Little League players the opportunity to play in either the Division 1 or Division 2 tournaments.

Junior League Division 1 and Senior League Division 1 have been more challenging for both Regions over the last few years.  There have been times where each Region has been unable to field a Division 1 team, meaning some players have missed out on competing at the higher competitive level.

Rather than see players miss out on these opportunities, members from the Brisbane South and Brisbane West Regions have worked together and sought approval from Baseball Queensland,  Baseball Australia and Little League International to create a new combined charter, to be known as Brisbane SouthWest.

The Brisbane SouthWest charter is designed to be a temporary joint-venture arrangement, ideally lasting only a few years or until such time as both Regions can rebuild to improve the playing numbers and develop their eligible players to sustain independent teams once again in the Junior League and Senior League Division 1 State Title Tournaments.

It’s very important to note that the existing Brisbane South and Brisbane West Regions will continue to operate as they do today, supporting players in the majority of age groups and divisions.  The Brisbane SouthWest Region applies to Representative Junior League and Senior League Division 1 teams only.

You might be wondering ‘why’ we need a combined SouthWest Region?

  1. It’s about creating and maintaining participation opportunities for our baseball players.  Neither the South nor West Region has enough eligible players to field teams in Junior League and Senior League Division 1 teams in the immediate future.
  2. Providing opportunities for players to compete in Division 1 State Titles that may lead to success at a National level.
  3. Retaining players in our Member Clubs and in the sport of baseball who might otherwise opt-out due to a lack of participation opportunities.


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