New season kicks off for Bears

Bellarine Bears have kicked off their winter baseball campaign.

The winter season for the Geelong Baseball Association has kicked off for the Bellarine Bears.

A Grade has two wins from three games, splitting a double header at Ballarat.

Round 3 was at home against Lara and after a slow start giving up three runs in the first inning, the Bears finished well winning 5-3.

Other grades will kick off after Easter.

This winter sees the Bears entering eight teams into the GBC. This is the largest number of teams the club has put forward in some time.

A T-ball program aimed at kids from four through to nine runs Sunday mornings from 9.30am. It usually has about 20 kids but always looking for more. Great numbers for juniors this season too, with two under 12 teams as well as the basis for an under 14 squad. If you are looking to try something that’s great fun and open to any skill level or have played baseball, training is Tuesday nights, 5pm at the bears ground on Wallington Rd or contact – or call Matt Connell on 0400-614 444

The seniors will again have the league’s only all women’s team after their inaugural season last year.

The side has picked up a number of new players and will continue to have fun and more success this year.

With a healthy number of players in the men’s competition the Bears have added a men’s C Grade alongside the women’s team.

B Reserve is looking to improve this year under new coach, Chris Dunn.

A-Reserve will look to emulate last year’s pennant with only a small number of changes to the side from last year. The quality in A Reserve is going to help with the strength in the A Grade team which has gone close over recent years but are really looking to break a 24 year pennant

drought with new coach Lewis Weldon. 

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