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SPORTING HALL OF FAME NOMICATIONS 2008
Nominations for the Sporting Australia Hall Of Fame are being called for. If you would like to nominate an athlete and / or official from Baseball who you believe meets the criteria for consideration for induction into the Sporting Australia Hall of Fame, visit the following website to obtain a nomination form (www.sahof.org.au) and retrieve more information. The closing date for receipt of nominations is 31 May 2008.
AUSSIE HEARTS WOMEN’S BASEBALL TEAM FINISH 3RD IN OREGON SCIENTIFIC PHOENIX CUP
(Robert Novotny – Team Leader Aussie Hearts)
The Aussie Hearts women's baseball team finished third in the inaugural Oregon Scientific Phoenix Cup, an IBAF sanctioned event hosted by the Hong Kong Baseball Association.
Saturday, the Hearts lost 6-2 in the semi-final to the Far East Bloomers of Japan, the eventual tournament champions. In the consolation game Sunday, the Hearts beat Hong Kong by a score of 18-8 to finish in third place. In the tournament, six teams from Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, North America, Taiwan, and Australia competed.
Julia Watson of the Baulkham Hills Club in Sydney was named the top hitter in the tournament, leading all other players with eight hits in four games.
Full game reports can be found at www.aussiehearts.net
AUSTRALIA INVITED TO WORLD CHILDREN’S BASEBALL FAIR
Australia has again been invited to attend the World Children's Baseball Fair. The Nineteenth WCBF will be held in Aichi Japan 28 July to 10 August 2008.
This year Australia has been invited to nominate a team of fifteen players, one EO and two Coaches to participate in International Exchange games as part of the fair. Children must be under twelve years of age as of 28 July 2008
Initial enquiries should be made via your State Association.
WOODVILLE BASEBALL CLUB SA SEEKING SENIOR COACH
Woodville Baseball Club in South Australia is seeking the services of an experienced Senior Coach for season 2008-2009 and beyond. Best club facilities in South Australia including gymnasium, bullpens and indoor batting/pitching areas. Please reply to Chairman Brad Branch on 04 1374 8313 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details. Applications close on April 1st 2008.
Dates for Your Diary
AUSTRALIAN BASEBALL EVENTS
Please check this area in every future ABF E-News to check dates and venues have not been changed.
2008 Claxton Shield
28 December 2007 to 10 February 2008, each state will host a minimum of six games head to the Claxton Shield home page to see the full schedule.
2008 Baseball Australia Diamond Awards
Sunday, 2 March 2008. Sunday Luncheon to be held here on the Gold Coast at the Radisson Resort Gold Coast, Palm Meadows. Contact Michelle Anderson 07-5509 4117 or email@example.com
2008 National Women’s Championship
22 to 29 March 2008. Host is Country Baseball New South Wales , Illawarra Baseball Association - Fred Finch Park, Berkley, Wollongong. Keep posted for more information.
2008 Australian Provincial Championship
24 to 31 May 2008. Hosting State is Northern Territory and venue is in Darwin at this stage. Keep posted for more information or contact Baseball NT on phone 08-8927 4788 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2008 Australia v Canada Game
28 and 29 February 2008 Redlands Baseball Complex, Brisbane, 7:30pm. 1 and 2 March 2008 Palm Meadows Baseball Complex, Gold Coast. Saturday 7:00pm and Sunday 5:30pm. Gate sales only at both venues. Adults $10, Concession $5.
1 June to 26 July 2008. Venue Palm Meadows, Gold Coast.
INTERNATIONAL BASEBALL EVENTS
2008 Olympic Games Final Olympic Qualifier
7 – 14 March , Host is Taiwan. Keep posted for more information
2008 AAA World Championships
27 July to 3 August 2008. Venue is Edmonton, Canada. Keep posted for more information.
The International Baseball Federation’s program of further activities for the 2007 season can be consulted on their website www.baseball.tv.
International Player Transfers Approved by the ABF
· From 19 March 2006 Jason Michael Pasma of Rangers Baseball Club, Queensland, transfer to Bonn Capitals, Germany.
· From 20 June 2006 to 20 June 2016 Kurt Ramsay of Melville Braves Baseball Club, Western Australia, transfer to Leksand Baseball Club in Sweden.