Vale Dave Schlenker

UMBC recently heard about the passing of Dave Schlenker, one of the club’s most well respected coaches and members. Dave will be farewelled on on Thursday 7th June at Abbey Funerals (238 Settlement Road, Thomastown). Viewing from 2pm with the main service and blessing at 3pm. Tea, coffee and biscuits served following the main service. UMBC sends our condolences for Dave, a man widely loved and respected among the baseball fraternity.

Congratulations to UMBC Representatives in the Victorian Womens side for 2012

Jess Johnson taking care of business at the hot corner for UMBC.
A hearty congratulations to three UMBC womens players for being selected to the Victorian Womens team for 2012- Ursula Howard, Bronwyn Gell and Jess Johnson. All three have represented Victoria in the past, however this is the first selection for Jess in the Victoria Blue team- a wonderful achievement given the depth of women’s baseball in Victoria.
They will compete at the National Women’s Championships to be held in Canberra between April 7 and 14. If you see them around the club at training, please be sure to show your support, and congratulate them on their fantastic achievements. There is no doubt they will represent Victoria well.

2012 Pre-season Training kicks off 29/02/2012

Hey everyone! Our first training session will be held on Wednesday the 29th of February. It commences at 5:00 pm just adjacent to the main University oval, just behind the tennis courts in the cricket nets area. There will be guys down there to show you the ropes and please introduce yourselves to the players who have been at our club for a while. If you can’t make it by 5:00 pm, that’s ok- just turn up whenever you’re able to and join in. We will move from the cricket nets area to the hockey field at around 6:30 pm. So if you turn up late, we’ll be there.

The attire you need to be in for training is generally whatever you’re comfortable running around in. Also, please wear runners rather than cleated shoes until otherwise advised as we will be  utilising the synthetic surface of the hockey field until we are given allocation to use the oval. If you don’t have a glove, don’t stress. We will provide some that you can use for training. However, if you own your own glove, bring it along. You won’t need any other gear such as bats or balls.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to e-mail me (see contact details page). I hope to see you all next week.