Summer 2016/2017 News

Seasons Greetings

The Williamstown Baseball Club Committee would like to wish all of it's players, members and supporters a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year. We have an extended break over Christmas this year with the first game back in 2017 on January 22nd, which is a home game against Ballarat.

Club News

The Season So Far (Rounds 12 - 18) . . . .

After clawing back to a 6-4 record the Wolves got the speed wobbles dropping games to Ballarat, UFG, Sunshine and Werribee and getting a draw against Doncaster. In fact the only additional wins came in the last 2 games before the Christmas break against Port Melbounre and Berwick leaving the Wolves with an 8-8-1 record and more importantly a 2.5 game gap behind 4th placed UFG. With 9 games to go the Wolves are not without a chance of forcing their way back into finals contention. The Wolves have the easiest post Christmas draw of the teams battling it out for finals playing only Sunshine and Doncaster who are currently above them on the ladder.

By contrast Doncaster have the hardest draw after the break having to play 5 teams currently in the top 4 plus Williamstown. Both Werribee and Sunshine have 4 games against top 4 teams with UFG having 3. With a 2.5 game break to UFG and a 3.5 game break to Sunshine the Wolves will be looking to win at least 7 of their final 9 games of the season to give themselves the best chance of playing post season baseball.

Who's Hot with the Bat

The Wolves have Aaron Green on 381, Jarryd Rogers 345 and Kile Rogers 340 as the only players hitting over 300. There is a group of 5 players (Bill Miller 270, Daniel Chircop 263, Justin Gourlay 255, Nic Callaghan 228 and David Wydeven 200) who are in the 200s.

From an On Base Percentage (OBP) perspective Daniel Chircop (533) leads from Kile Rogers (508), Aaron Green (490) Jarryd Rogers (451) and Bill Millar (400) as the only players over 400. The numbers drop off agin after that with the next best under 300.

Jarryd Rogers leads all with 20 hits from Aaron Green (16) and Kile Rogers (16).

Jarryd Rogers has 17 RBIs with Kile Rogers and Nick Callaghan on 12 RBIs.

Kile Rogers is the most "walked" player with 16 followed by Nic Callaghan (14) and Daniel Chircop (11).

Kile Rogers and Jarryd Rogers both have 9 stolen bases just ahead of Nic Callaghan who has 8.

Who's Hot with the Ball?

With only 2.5 wins from our last 7 games the pitching has taken a bit of a beating (literally).

Daniel Chircop has an ERA of 4.96, followed by Jason Lester (5.06) and Aaron Green (5.41). This excludes Round 18 data versus Berwick.

Daniel Chircop has 3 wins, 3 Losses and 1 Save, followed by David Wydeven (2-1-0) and Jason Lester (2-2-0).

Aaron Green is throwing 69% of pitches as strikes followed by Jason Lester (62%) and Daniel Chircop (61%)

Sponsorship News

We are pleased to announce the Williamstown Football Club as our newest sponsor. It's great to have the support of our local VFL Club and we encourage all our members to get along to watch the Seagulls when they're playing.

 

Round 26 Results

Wolves Vs Berwick

Firsts - Loss (10 -  5) 

Seconds - 

Thirds - 

Fourths - 

Next Opponent - Feb 25/26th

Wolves Vs Sunshine

Firsts - Away Saturday @ 2.00pm

Firsts - Home Sunday @ 2.00pm (if required)

Seconds - Grand Final - Away Sunday @ Upwey @ 2.00pm

Fourths -  Grand Final - Away Sunday @ Sunshine @ 2.00pm

Club Uniforms

This year uniforms and apparel can be sourced by players and members from outside the club. K2 Baseball will provide Senior onfield clothing and Landing Gear will provide Junior and off field apparel.

For further information regarding uniforms please contact the Uniforms Coordinator Izzy Finn at finnisaiah@gmail.com or 0416 367 715.

K2 Baseball

website: www.k2baseball.com
Phone: 9763-2324
Address: 41 Gilbert Park Drive, Knoxfield, 3180
Please Contact Stewart Cassell(0412013739) or by email smcuk@optusnet.com.au  re playing number prior to ordering.

Landing Gear

website: www.landinggear.com.au
Phone: 9397-7179
Address: Factory 1, 241 Kororoit Creek Rd (corner Racecourse Rd).

Highlights Reel

The Masters got an early Christmas present with their first win of the season coming against Werribee last Monday. The boys who usually struggle for numbers had 12 players and even helped Werribee out with a fielder.

Some say (actually everyone said) the catch Twisty took while playing for Werribee was better than anything he's taken before.

It was also good to see the Hardy boys suit up in a game together which doesn't happen too often any more.