At the 2016 State League awards night our own Janine Hunt was the winner of the Baseball NSW Brian Davis Volunteer of the Year for 2015-16.
Congratulations Janine - just proves that scorers can do something other than score!
At the recent World Baseball Classic held at Blacktown Olympic Park, a number of NSW Baseball Scorers volunteered in a miriad of roles - none of them scoring!.
Head Minion was our own Kerry Jackson (official title Volunteers Co-ordinator) and 2IC Minion was Janine Hunt. Minions were suitably dressed in Australia Gold shirts but the Minions label was coined early and stuck
Gai, Janine and Jeanette working as ticket scanners
Kim and Janine working as catering staff
Jenny ready to help with some liquid refreshments
Gai after her shift as a ticket scanner
Jeanette still on her shift
Janine and Kerri on security
Robyn organising the Minion shift roster
Some of us got to be in the scorers booth with the Official Scorers Hank Widmer and Connie Stoyakovich. Dave was on music, Paul was the ground announcer and Maree, Janine and Vera split the scoreboard between them.
Hank and Connie
Hank and Maree
Paul, Maree, Dave, Hank and Connie after it was all over
Our very own Kerry Jackson was nominated for 2014 Volunteer of the Year - and WON!
Kerry scored her first game of baseball in 1977 after only scoring cricket. She then became involved in the original ABL with the Sydney Blues and the Sydney Storm and served as league statistician for several years. She was the Sports Services Manager for Baseball at the 1999 Intercontinental Cup and Sydney 2000 Olympics, as well as tournament director for national championships in both Sydney and Canberra.
She currently serves as competition manager for the New South Wales State League and has been vice president, secretary and competition manager for the Sydney Winter Baseball League since 2000.
Kerry is a long-standing volunteer and supporter of baseball, she works tirelessly around the clock, and is an extremely dedicated volunteer.
(taken from Baseball Australia website)
The awards were held 28 February at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth. The full list of winners is here
From all accounts the night was a huge success - so much so that some of the attendees had to have a little restorative nap at the State League Finals on Sunday
Kim Robertson and Maree Griffiths have spent the last week in sunny Cairns scoring at the U25 Championships won today by NSW.
... hard at work
...relaxing at the lookout at Port Douglas
2 age groups. 72 games of baseball over 10 days. Searing heat to driving rain. 3 different venues. Welcome to Sydney for the 2015 U16/U18 National Youth Championships which were held 9 - 18 January at Blacktown Olympic Sports Park.
Since we are scorers, we like stats.
Oh - and I was reminded about the 5-4-3 triple play in the NSW-WA U18 Gold medal game!
And without the generous help of a wonderful group of scorers these stats would be somewhat depleted.
NSW Baseball Scorers would like to thank the following scorers who scored at the tournament
|Gai Trau||Janine Hunt||Robyn Turton||Sue McCullough|
|Elaine Teasdale||Jeanette Irwin||Siobhan Staats||Maree Griffiths|
|Kaye Cooper||Fran Inkster||Jody Trostel|
We were also pleased to welcome the following scorers from interstate
|Robyn Hogben||Leah Hodgson||Carol Burns||Sue Morgan|
|Meri Brealey||Sharon Butty||Karen Mason||Enza Henty|
The mixed weather presented some challenges during the tournament but a good time was had by all
Jeanette, Gai and Carol
Meri, Karen and Sue
Robyn, Maree and Fran
Siobhan, Enza and Leah
Sue and Janine
Sharon - one of our illustrious leaders (Kaye wouldn't have her photo taken :-) )
Some of the gang!
The NSW Scorers Association had its AGM at BISP on 28 July. Below is a photo of the Executive on the night
Left to right: Sue McCullough, Denise Smith, Kaye Cooper, Janine Hunt
5 - 10 May at Fred Finch Park, Berkeley NSW
The NSW Scorers Association would like to thank the following Scorers helped at the Championships
Judy Clifford, Leah Hodgson, Stuart Fowler, Bronwyn Bec
Lynne Hattenfels, Jenny Shepherd, Anita Borchedt, Diane Packer
Fran Inkster, Maree Griffiths
Opening Ceremony at Fred Finch Park, Wollongong
Fran in the Scorers' "Home away from home"
The 2014 NSW State League Awards night was held Saturday 14 June at the Bankstown Sports Club. In the middle of all the batting, pitching and fielding awards the 2014 Scorer of the Year award is presented. This year's worthy recipient is Sue McCullough. Everyone in the Scorer's Association congratulates Sue on her award.
On Saturday an invitation was extended to a number of scorers to a Meet and Greet with Rodney Johnson, the Arizona Diamondbacks Official Scorer and Hank Widmer, the MLB Stats Operation Superviser (aka Data Caster Stringer) at the Light Brigade Hotel, Woolahara. Connie Stoyakovich (Qld) presented Rodney and Hank with a goodies bag which included an Australian score book - complete with one game already in it. Rodney and Hank then told us about their game day preparation and how they got into baseball scoring - at this level it is dominated by men. There were scorers from NSW, Qld, ACT, SA and WA and it was really good to catch up with old friends.
Hank and Rodney in the scorers box at the SCG
The NSW Baseball Scorers Association would like to thank all the scorers who assisted as volunteers at the 2014 MLB Opening series at the Sydney Cricket Ground. From all accounts a great time (albeit tiring) was had by all and you managed to see a whole heap of the SCG. The view from the scorer's box was outstanding and I believe that this is now the new standard requested for State League next summer.
As I get photos I will try and load them.
The one below is from the Australia - v - Arizona Diamondbacks game on the Friday night - which we won :-)
This is Wayne Lundgren pitching
This is the view from centre left field at the Diamondbacks - Dodgers game Sunday 23 March
And the view from the Bradman-Noble stand