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Sale To Host Under 18 Victorian Provincial Championships
This coming weekend, Sale will host the Victorian Provincial Baseball Championships on behalf of the Edison Mission Energy Latrobe Valley Baseball Association.
By Latrobe Valley Baseball Association - 4th July 2001 - Back to News
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This coming weekend, Sale will host the Victorian Provincial Baseball Championships on behalf of the Edison Mission Energy Latrobe Valley Baseball Association. Due to the number of teams participating in the Championships the event will be held over two venues, Stephenson Park and the Sale Oval. The final will be held on at 1:30 PM on Sunday at Stephenson Park.
This years Latrobe Valley representative team enters the championship full of confidence after winning the previous years event in the under 16 age group. Of the thirteen players selected to represent the Latrobe Valley, eight players were present in the under 16 championship winning team. The team is full of youth with four players still eligible to play under 16’s and another five players still able to play in next years under 18 team.
Coach Colin Carmody is brimming with confidence in his team, “we have one of our strongest teams in years, whom I expect will do the Latrobe Valley proud”. Assistant Coaches Greg Carmody and Bruce Garner will aptly support him. This event is huge for baseball in the Latrobe Valley with some of the future stars of Australian and World baseball on show. The championship comprises two divisions. The first division is a round robin system with the winner being the team who finishes first on the ladder. This division is made up of Ringwood, Diamond Valley, Dandenong and Geelong. The second division involves finals with first playing second and third playing fourth after the preliminary games have been decided. The six teams in the second division are the Latrobe Valley, Ballarat, Goulburn Valley, Sunraysia, Bendigo and North Easts.
Of the thirteen players selected to represent the Latrobe Valley three have had state experience. Chris Garner and David Lamborne have represented the Victorian Provincial State team whilst Morwell’s Rory Clark has represented Victoria. Team manager Robert Johnston said, “Hosting such an event gives the Latrobe Valley a chance to show its professionalism and ability to produce fine sportspeople”.
The thirteen players selected to represent the Latrobe Valley are Chris Garner, David Lamborne, Scott Monaghan, Alex Greenwood, Leigh Robbins, Harrison Wraight, Greg Johnston and Andrew Johnston (Sale), Rory Clark (Morwell), Luke Hornsta, Steven Cox and Cary Humphrey (Traralgon) and Lance Keighran (Churchill). The championship begins on Saturday and the public is urged to come down to the grounds and support their team, as it takes on some of the Victoria’s best.
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