Position Added To Baseball NL Executive - Director of Female Baseball
Baseball NL has created the position on its executive of Director of Female Baseball. Robert Morgan of St. John's was elected to the position at the 2014 Baseball NL AGM in Grand Falls-Windsor.
Documentary Film: Girls Evaluation Camp - Cuba
Baseball Canada's 2015 Evaluation Camp Cuba was held February 14-21. Four girls from NL attended the camp and a documentary film of the camp can be viewed at this Youtube link:
Congratulations to National Women's Team Player Heather Healey
Heather Healey of Paradise has been named to the roster of Baseball Canada's National Women's Team. Heather traveled with her teammates to Miyazaki, Japan for the September 1-7 IBAF Women's World Cup. The team played three exhibition games and Heather pitched in two of them. Heather pitched an inning in a game against Australia in the World Championships Saturday morning, allowing 2 hits and an unearned run. Canada lost 3-2 in the Bronze Medal game against Australia. The announcement of Heather's roster selection was made by Baseball Canada and a complete article on the team including the roster and World Cup schedule has been posted to the Baseball Canada website at this link:
Pepsi 14U PeeWee Girls Championships
Congratulations to the Conception Bay North Bulldogs on their 16-13 championship game victory in the Pepsi Provincial 14U Tournament played Sunday, August 3rd in Upper Island Cove. The Bulldogs went 3-0 in the round robin. St. John's was 2-1, Grand Falls-Windsor Braves were 1-2 and the Pasadena Pirates were 0-3. Complete tournament game scores are in the "Schedules and Scores" link at this website.
Back Row: Coach Darren Mercer, Alisha Parsons, Samantha Pike, Stephanie Crane, Madison Coombs, Abby Oliver, Coach Megan Adams, Coach David Coombs
Middle Row: Hilary Reardon, Sara Smith, Jenna Lee Ralph, Jeanette Byrne
Front Row: Carley Crane and Caitlyn Mercer
Girls Baseball Skills & Drills Identification Camp
A Girls Baseball Skills & Drills Camp was held May 3rd and 4th at the Techniplex in St. John's. Rookie and Mosquito aged girls (born 2003-2006) sessions were scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon, and 2:00 p..m to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 3rd. Mosquito, PeeWee, and Bantam aged girls (born 1996-2002) sessions were scheduled for 10:00 a.m. to noon, and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, May 4th. Registration fee is $30.00. The camp was open to all local association members and also to girls who not playing or registered with a local association. Players received instruction in all aspects of the game.
Toronto Blue Jays Girls Day Clinic in St. John's on July 27th
The Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy held four Girls Days, in partnership with Baseball Canada this summer. The Blue Jays are very enthusiastic about promoting girls baseball across the country, as they sponsor the women's national team each year. The three-hour instructional clinics were be held in St. John's, Toronto, Vancouver, and Halifax. The clinics were open to girls ages 6 to 16 and focused on baseball fundamentals such as throwing, batting, fielding and baserunning. The Blue Jays Baseball Academy partnered with members of the Canadian National Women's Team to act as instructors. The registration fee was $45 and participants wwere given a Blue Jays T-shirt, hat and baseball manual.
Girls Baseball - CBC Radio Noon Interview: Baseball Camp in Cuba
Players Heather Healey of Paradise and Jaclyn Morgan of St. John's and NL Girls Coach Robert Morgan of St. John's were interviewed on the CBC Radio Noon Show on Wednesday March 6th. The girls and Bob were interviewed about their trip in February to a baseball camp in Cuba which was arranged by Baseball Canada. An audio of the interview can be listened to by going to the "Documents" section of this website and clicking on the file "CBC NL Radio March 6, 2014 - Cuba Girls Baseball Camp"
The radio interview can also be heard at the CBC website: http://www.cbc.ca/radionoonnl/ Scroll down to the March 5th Radio Noon audio.
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