Geelong Baseball Association is a community sporting league in Victoria Australia. The GBA offers senior and junior winter baseball competitions that are conducted from April to September each year. Contact details for association officials and affiliated clubs are available under the “GBA” tab. For information on summer baseball in the Geelong region, contact Geelong Baycats or Baseball Victoria – the state governing body.
It's the year of the Bear!
Bellarine has snapped a twenty-four year drought in A Grade competition with a stunning 15-7 win over East Belmont Saints in a spirited and at times fiery Grand Final at Geelong Baseball Centre this afternoon.
Bursting to a substantial early lead, the Bears withstood a mid-game challenge from Saints before again scooting away – compliments in large part of a belligerent Bears offence led by Wayne Visser and Daniel Stott and steady pitching in the forms of starter Lachlan Hockey and evergreen Simon Murry.
Capping a memorable day for the club, the Bears had earlier dispensed with Guild 6-2 to snare back-to-back A Reserve titles, while Sunshine went back-to-back in B Grade with a 13-11 extra-innings classic over Colac, North West Titans nailed the B Reserve pennant in its first season in the league and Deakin edged out Royals in a C Grade thriller.
Congratulations to the winners! Well played, all. MORE.....
Grand Final Preview 2019
With the weather looking favourable and the grounds presented in their customarily pristine condition, there is serious anticipation building for Geelong Baseball Association Grand Final Day on Saturday 14 September.
Eight clubs will be represented across five grades, with the action starting at 11.00 AM and running through until completion of the A Grade feature - which will start at 2.00 PM on the main diamond.
The Geelong Baseball Association Board extends its congratulations to all teams on progressing to the final week of winter competition. The Board extends its very best wishes to teams, their supporters, to club volunteers and to our intrepid umpiring personnel for a day of entertaining and hard-fought contests that exemplify the very best in playing skill, competitiveness and sportsmanship.
May the best teams win! READ MORE.....
Haloes earn crack at elusive title
After years of moderate achievement at A Grade level, East Belmont Saints have won through to the GBA Grand Final with an 11-6 result over Guild at Geelong Baseball Centre this afternoon.
A tight contest through four, the game came alive in the fifth, when Saints responded to a Lions challenge with a four-spot followed by five more in the sixth to establish a game-breaking lead that was efficiently protected by Emerson Rickard in relief of fellow southpaw Cody Anderson.
Saints will meet Bellarine in the A Grade Grand Final at Geelong Baseball Centre on Saturday 14 September. READ MORE…..
Preliminary Final Preview 2019
While the weather gods may decide to not replicate the pleasant conditions under which Semi-Final games were played out, we can be assured of an enthralling Saturday of baseball action as ten clubs across five senior grades slug it out at Geelong Baseball Centre – with the reward being a berth in the season decider against already qualified teams which will all be looking on with great interest.
First cab off the rank, the A Reserve Preliminary Final is scheduled to start on GBC 1 at 11.30 AM, followed by the B Reserve game (Pioneer Park 1) and C Grade clash (Pioneer Park 2), which are slated for a 12.00 noon start. B Grade (Pioneer Park 1) and A Grade (GBC 1) are both scheduled to start at 2.30 PM.
Best wishes to all teams participating in Preliminary Finals action! MORE....
Bears straight through: Wildcats out of the race
With Lachlan Hockey and Cameron Brown playing starring roles in a pitcher-dominated affair at Wallington Reserve, Bellarine posted a superb, errorless 3-0 result over East Belmont Saints to qualify for the A Grade Grand Final in a fortnight.
Saints will have a second chance in its Preliminary Final showdown with Guild, which was tested mid-game by Lara in the Elimination Final but gathered for a frenetic last several offensive innings to emerge a 17-7 victor on the back of nineteen hits against a quintet of pitchers used by the Wildcats.
All Preliminary Finals will be played at Geelong Baseball Centre on Saturday 7 September. Schedule and times will be posted as they become official. READ MORE……
Semi-Finals Preview 2019
With the weather predicted to be unusually pleasant – considering what we have been subjected to over recent times – all is in readiness for a cracking weekend of Geelong Baseball Association Semi-Finals baseball at home grounds across the league.
Best wishes to all for great contests, great skills and great baseball enjoyment!
Our Semi-Finals Preview offers the verbal meanderings of one person in the scheme of GBA matters. As always, the league neither offers nor accepts any liability for inaccuracies, misinformation, misjudgement or errant nonsense (of which there is likely to be plenty). It recommends that our supporters “act responsibly” on any of our unenlightened tips provided herein. READ MORE……