12 September 2017

Vale Richard "Rich" Rauter

We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Rich Rauter on Sunday morning. Our condolences to Rich's wife Sadya and their children Hayley and Brad.
Rich was a valued member of Vikings Baseball for many years as a player, coach and club President. 
We would like to extend our condolences to Erni, Lisa, Zac, Jordyne and the Rauter family.

Rich's funeral will be held next Tuesday 19th September at 1:30pm at the Queanbeyan Bicentennial Hall.

08 September 2017

Vikings Announce New 1st Grade Coach

The Tuggeranong Vikings Baseball Club would like to announce the New 1st Grade Coach for Season 17/18
 Caleb Albrecht
Caleb would like to catch up with the boys at Viking Park this Saturday at 3:30pm

“Come & Try Baseball”

“Come & Try Baseball” with Vikings at Viking Park, Erindale.
Baseball is a fun sport and a great way to promote active & healthy team play for boys & girls from 5 to 17. No experience necessary just a willingness to give baseball a try. 
Come along on 
Saturday 9 September 12:30 - 2pm.
These sessions will be run by our Junior Club Coach, Erni Rauter.
All new and returning players and coaches are welcome to participate.
We will have a free sausage sizzle at the end of our Saturday session.
We are looking forward to seeing you all there.
Regards
Vikings Baseball

Juniors “Hard 90” is Back

Juniors “Hard 90” is Back
Vikings Juniors Preseason Development Training 
When: Commencing Wednesday 13 September (4:30 - 5:45pm) then every Wednesday until either you move across to a team or when the season commences (likely to be Saturday 14 October).
Who: “Hard 90” sessions are open to all current & potential Vikings Junior players & parents who are keen to help out coaching or would just like to be involved with the Junior Club.
Cost: No cost, the sessions are for the benefit of anyone wanting to play baseball in the Tuggeranong Valley with Vikings.
Wear/Bring: Glove, hat, drink bottle, protector & bat – if you have one; Red top or Vikings training top, grey baseball pants or black shorts; Moulded boots, runners or Cleats if u15 or above.
If you have any questions, please contact the Club at 


Erni 
Junior Club Coach

25 August 2017

2017/18 Season Scoring Clinic's

2017/18 Season Scoring Clinic. If you are keen to learn how to score or improve your skills, the 1st of 5 sessions will be held on Saturday 9 September 2017.
Are you interested in learning how to score for Little League, 4th, 5th or 6th Grade?
Clinics will be run on 12 October (Thursday) or 16 October (Monday)

The ACT Baseball Umpires Association is holding courses for 'New' and 'Returning' umpires in preparation for the upcoming 2017/18 baseball season.
Level 0 - (new umpires)
When: Wednesday 13 September 6:30pm - 9:30 pm
Where: Aranda Fire & Rescue Station, Bindubl Street Aranda
followed by an on-field practical session on Saturday 16 September at Narrabundah Ballpark 10:00am - 11:30am
Returning umpires
When: Friday 15 September 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Where: Aranda Fire & Rescue Station, Bindubi Street Aranda
followed by an on-field refresher session on Saturday 16 September at Narrabundah Ballpark, 10:00am - 12:00pm.
Please register your interest by email to secure your spot at: generalmanager@actbaseball.com.

“Come & Try Baseball”

“Come & Try Baseball” with Vikings at Viking Park, Erindale.
 Baseball is a fun sport and a great way to promote active & healthy team play for boys & girls from 5 to 17. No experience necessary just a willingness to give baseball a try. 
 Come along on 
Wednesday 6 September 3:30 - 5:30pm; or 
Saturday 9 September 12:30 - 2pm.
These sessions will be run by our Junior Club Coach, Erni Rauter.
 All new and returning players and coaches are welcome to participate.
 We will have a free sausage sizzle at the end of our Saturday session.
 We are looking forward to seeing you all there.
 Regards

Vikings Baseball

22 August 2017

Expression of Interest In New Vikings Players Socks

Hello all 
Just a follow up on our recent email relating to our two new playing sock designs that Tuggeranong Vikings Baseball Club are keen to order for the 2017-18 season.
We are keen to finalise our order as soon as possible to ensure our socks will arrive early in our season. To that end please place your order as soon as possible, as the manufacturer requires minimum numbers. They are good quality socks which are currently being used in the Australian Baseball League. As 2018 is also our 40th Anniversary year, purchasing a pair of socks would be a worthwhile momento of our club. 
Once the club has an indication of the numbers required a price can be set, but at this stage price is in the vicinity of $25 to $30 per pair.
Please contact me at bdsherer@iinet.net.au nominating your size, numbers and contact details.
Regards
Brad Sherer
   

Junior Competitions – Age Groups & Eligibilities Season 2017/18

Junior Competitions – Age Groups & Eligibilities Season 2017/18
Baseball Canberra has adjusted the date used to determine the age qualifications from what was used last season. This change was brought about to align our Canberra competitions to the age groupings applied to Little League competitions across the country by Baseball Australia.
The table below highlights the months and year a player is born against which Division/Age Group they would be eligible to play:
U7 Little League Regulation TBall
U9 Little League Minor Machine-pitch
U11 Little League Major Player-pitch
U13 Little League Player-pitch
U15 Junior League

U17 Senior League

Juniors “Hard 90” IT's Back

Vikings Juniors Preseason Development Training – “Hard 90”
When: We anticipate starting 4:45 till 6:00pm Wednesday 13 September, (subject to field availability) then every Wednesday until either you move across to a team and or the season commences (likely to be Saturday 14 October).
Who: “Hard 90” sessions are open to all current & potential Vikings Junior players & parents who are keen to help out coaching or would just like to be involved with the Junior Club.
Cost: No cost, the sessions are for the benefit of anyone wanting to play baseball in the Tuggeranong Valley with Vikings.
Wear/Bring: Glove, hat, drink bottle, protector & bat – if you have one; Red top or Vikings training top, grey baseball pants or black shorts; Moulded boots, runners or Cleats if u15 or above.
If you have any questions, please contact the Club at vikingsbaseballtuggeranong@gmail.com
Erni, 

Junior Club Coach

20 August 2017

Host an Import Player for Season 17/18

Becoming a Vikings Baseball Host Family 

Vikings Baseball Club are currently seeking interest from host families for the upcoming 2017 / 2018 season. The Committee is currently discussing the merits of having Import Players, the cost and the benefits they may bring to our club.

To assist your committee with their deliberation we would like to hear from you NOW if you would like to become a Host Family.

As a host family you would provide
·  A bedroom
·  Access to a bathroom
·  Meals as required; and
·  A welcoming environment.
The duration of their stay would be from approx. September 2017 through to March 2018.

As a host family, there are many rewards this service can bring to your family such as excellent mentors and role models for young children and teenagers. Our imports would have also played competitive baseball for most of their life and have the skills and knowledge that I am sure can only benefit the players in your family.

If you have any questions you can email vikingsbaseballtuggernong@gmail.com or call me on 0409 994257

Thank you for your consideration to host a Vikings Player.

Mark Dawes
President

28 July 2017

NEW HOME RUN FENCE



Advertise your business on our new Home Run fence


Vikings Baseball Club has purchased a new home run fence, It looks fantastic and the club is excited to offer our local business owners to jump on board and support our club.

Currently the club has had 75 meters of HR fence made and there's an opportunity for your business to be advertised on the next 75 meters required to complete the fence
.
What the Tuggeranong Vikings Baseball Club would like to offer is a 5 meter section of the fence to advertise your business at a low cost of $300. Your business will be apart of Vikings Baseball for many years to come.


All that's required is to contact the club on vikingsbaseballtuggeranong@gmail.com and make the commitment of supporting your Vikings Baseball Club







08 July 2017

Vikings Baseball Committee meeting

Hi all

Our next committee meeting has been booked in for 7pm on Tuesday 25th of July at 7pm and Vikings Erindale in the Zoo. 

22 June 2017

Vikings Baseball needs your help!

Dear Vikings Community

At our recent AGM on 31 May a small 2017/18 Committee was formed, however we still need lots of help! 

We have a number of vacant positions and some positions that are only interim. Please consider helping where you can, Tuggeranong Vikings Baseball Club cannot move forward without your help. 

If you would like to step into a role, please read the attached role descriptions and contact us, you will be supported by the committee, we are all the same - volunteers.

Please email vikingsbaseballtuggeranong@gmail.com to express your interest or call a member of the committee you know to have a chat. 

YOUR COMMITTEE

President – Interim Mark Dawes
Equipment Manager – Interim Brad Sherer


Treasurer – Sharon Wright
Public Officer – Donna Sharp
Secretary – Kylie Seidel
Register – Tristan Hawkins
Sports Council Rep – Matthew O’Loughlin
Uniform Coordinator – Cathy Graham
Canteen Manager – Cathy Graham
Scorers Coordinator – Sam Bainrot

Vice President – Vacant
Grounds Keeper – Vacant
Umpires Coordinator – Vacant
Fundraiser Coordinator – Vacant

We welcome Tristan Hawkins and Sam Bainrot to the Committee this season. We would also like to say Thank You to our outgoing Committee members - Glenda Coffey, Dyani Sherer, Brad Sherer, Eric Seidel, Leigh Soding, Sharon White and Peter Phelps.


Thank you 

Vikings Baseball Committee

“I see great things in baseball.” 
― Walt Whitman

23 March 2017

Vikings Juniors Baseball Presentation @ Vikings Park

Vikings Juniors Presentation day is this Saturday the 25 March 2017, the day will start at 2pm. There's a Free Sausage and Drink for all players.
Please note that we will be sharing the facilities with Vikings Rugby.
In case of rain the venue will change to the Erindale Vikings Club

Grand Final Friday 7pm NARRA 2

Viking Girls take on the Rebels
Come out Friday night 7pm on NARRA 2 and cheer on the girls.
Good luck ladies

21 March 2017

Grand Finals Schedule – 2017



Friday 24 March
Time               Grade                         Field                           Home Team             Away Team
7:00 pm           Women                        Narra 2                        Rebels             v          Vikings
7:00 pm           1st Grade                    Narra 1                        Indians             v          Bandits
Saturday 25 March
8:35 am           Junior League             Narra 1                        Bears               v          Indians
10:30 am         Senior League             Narra 1                        Indians             v          Bears
9:00 am           Little League minor    Narra 3                        Rebels white   v          Bandits
10:30 am         Little League major     Narra 3                        Rebels maroon v         Eagles
3:00 pm           6th Grade                     Narra 2                        Rebels maroon v         Indians
1:00 pm           5th Grade                     Narra 1                        Indians            v          Rebels
3:15 pm           4th Grade                     Narra 1                        Indians            v          Bandits
6:30 pm           1st Grade                     Narra 1                        Bandits            v          Indians
Sunday 26 March
10:00 am         3rd Grade                     Narra 1                        Rebels             v          Vikings
12:30 pm         2nd Grade                    Narra 1                        Indians            v          Vikings
3:00 pm           1st Grade (if needed)   Narra 1                        Indians             v          Bandits

16 March 2017

Vikings v Bears 830pm Narra 2

Lets get out to Narra 2 and support the Viking girls take on the Bears, a much anticipated preliminary final. Good luck to Matty and the girls
Tomorrow night 830pm Narra 2

Finals Schedule 2017



06 March 2017

7/3/2017 Vikings v CA

Starters: Caleb, Sean, Cam, Chad, Quigg, Jordan, Erroll, Ryan, Ben.
Bench: Zac, Liam, Nick, Thomas, Luke, Dawes

28 February 2017

Vikings Junior Wrap

Vikings Junior Wrap: February has been a great month for our junior teams with Mac & Simon's u11s leading the way. The u11s have been the big improvers since the break, hitting & running the bases well with the pitchers doing an excellent job. The team has had 3 wins in a row, scoring 43 runs and only giving up 5 - nice job! Gordon's u9s are swinging the bats well with recent wins over the Bandits 15-4 & the Black Bears 13-2. Thank you to the u7s who have been helping out the u9s (Hamish McGregor and Bentley Masters) and a 'well done' to Imogine Masters who was the u9s 'player of the day' on Saturday. The u13s, after some close games and some that could have been closer, were back in the winners circle on Saturday. They play their final midweek game tomorrow night and still have an outside chance of playing finals if they continue their good play. The u7s have been enjoying themselves and have been making some impressive plays along with some great hitting. I'm hearing good things from opposition coaches & supporters about how the u7 Vikings are playing the game - nice job u7s. Our u15s have made big improvements over the season with recent wins over Rebels and a come from behind one run win over the Bears. With 7 wins the team is sitting in a well deserved 4th place. The big thing about the u15s has been improvements in making the routine outs, playing catch, not pitching walks and importantly looking to hit the ball when batting. They have been doing well what I like to call playing "Vikings Baseball".

Only two weekends to play in the regular season - remember "the harder your train, the luckier you get" (Babe Ruth).

Erni, Club Coach

27 February 2017

24 February 2017

Teams List v Bandits 24/25/26 Feb 2017


Chisholm Vikings raffles Tonight

All Senior players are welcome at the Chisholm Vikings Club this arvo for our Meat Raffles. It's a great time to get together for a quiet Ale or two. 
Start selling tickets from 5:30, see ya there

22 February 2017

DoveTail Bats Offer


Due to my long standing relationship with Vikings, Brett Fewson is offering this to Vikings as an introductory deal.
Following my discussions with Dovetail Bats in the US, they have set me up as a retailer here in Australia. As a result, this gives me flexibility in the prices and allows discounts as detailed below.
Turnaround is around 3-4 weeks (2 weeks for production and 1-2 weeks shipping and customs). Any colour combinations are possible, you can pick your own colour combination.
If a player orders 6 bats or more, there is no additional cost for their names to be engraved. Otherwise, all bats will be engraved with Professional Series. Names can be added to the bats for an additional $10 (this covers the setup cost of the machine)
All orders will be processed by myself and shipped to me. I will distribute to the club which will reduce the sale prices.
Please let me know if you want to proceed and I will provide payment details.
All Bats are MLB quality and have the endorsed MLB Mark, these are not seconds or lesser quality bats.
Details needed for order will be as follows: Brochure Link
Wood Type:
Model:
Size:
Weight:
Finish (Gloss, Gloss Handle/Matte Barrel, Matte, Matte Handle/Gloss Barrel):
Handle Colour:
Barrel Colour:
Logo Colour:
Cupped (Yes / No)
Engraved Name (as per above instructions)
Landed Cost of Bats in AU Dollars (current estimate):
Maple $120.00
Birch $105.00
Ash $90.00
FUNGO’s $90.00 (with name engraved)
This is $30-$50 cheaper than recommended retail.
I am happy to take email orders, however I do have an order form that I can send through to you if you contact me with your interest. Also, attached is the DTB Catalogue to help you with your Bat selection.
Happy to discuss further should you have any questions.
Regards, Brett
DoveTail Australia
0450 424 454


14 February 2017

Vikings v Indians Thusday 16th Feb 2017

Team
Sean, Cam, Caleb, Bennie, Chad, Erroll, Arron, Ryan, Liam,
Bench
Jordan, Zac, Thomas, Nick, Luke.
Pitching
Chad, Caleb, Nick, Jordan.

12 February 2017

Up Coming Events

23 February     Committee Meeting - venue TBA
24 February     Meat Raffle - Chisholm Vikings
4 March            Vikings run Narrabundah Junior BBQ
10-12 March    Final competition round
17-19 March    Semi Finals
24-26 March    Grand Finals
25 March         Junior Presentation, Viking Park, 2 - 4pm. (In the event of wet weather the presentation will be moved to Erindale Vikings).
1 April             Senior Presentation, Erindale Vikings, 6:30 pm till midnight


31 January 2017

ACT Schoolboys Tryouts - 2 & 9 February


Trails for this years ACT Schoolboys team will be held on Thursday 2 Feb and the following Thursday 9 Feb on Narra 2 5.30 - 7.30.
To be eligible players need to be 17 or under at 1 June 2017. The competition will be held between 30 April and 6 May at Trinity Beach Cairns. The team Manager is Grant Mairs (Canberra College),
Head Coach Darren Kimmorley; Assistant Coaches Erni Rauter & Matt Hosie. If you have any questions, please contact Erni on 0421 286 475.

12 January 2017

Team Lists 14/15 Jan Home games vs Rebels




1st Grade
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade
Chad Scheilz
Cam Tilly
Caleb Albrecht
Ryan Page
Aaron Duroux
Errol Henley
Blake Sherer
Jordan Coffey
Beau Lessard
Zac Rauter (Bench)


Leigh Soding
Zac Rauter
Luke Wright
Mark Dawes
Tom Phelps
Shane Quigg
Eppa
Kyle Doherty
Tim Keed
Ross Abbey 
Simon Visser
Shane Quigg
Dave Assenhiem
Eppa
Josh Campbell
Tim Keed
Brent Amundsen
Tom Phelps
Aaron Van Bridges
Michael O’Brien

Umpires: 
Erni Rauter 
Peter Phelps
Akil Rollings
Aaron Van Bridges
Kyle Muench
David Watts
Travis Duroux
Patrick Fazzone
Tim Clues
Kyle Doherty
Dan Fewson
Wayne Duroux

Umpires: 
Caleb Albrecht Tristan Hawkins

Phil Vong
Mark McGuire
Nathan Monck
Tristan Hawkins
Troy Harris-McMillan
Wayne Duroux
Harley Tapa
Max Mayberry
Aaron Sharp
Mitchell Thomas
Austin White

Umpires: 
Leigh Soding  
Kyle Muench