THE Mornington Baseball Club has come out the other side of COVID-19 stronger than ever.
After being recognised as Club Champions in the Dandenong Baseball Association for the 2019 winter season, not being able to take the field in 2020 was a disappointing blow for Baseball fans across the Peninsula.
The dedicated Pirates committee members’ focus quickly shifted to putting teams on the field for the summer season, making it the first time Summer baseball has been offered on the Mornington Peninsula for the junior and senior competitions in the Victorian Summer Baseball League.
“What wasn’t anticipated, yet overwhelmingly positive, was to see five teams donning the black and gold and representing the Mornington Baseball Club in our inaugural summer season.”
Continuing from this success, the 2021 DBA Winter season commenced on April 17th with the club entering its largest number of teams in decades, being 7 seniors, a Women’s team and 3 juniors.
“Club numbers are at an all-time high, to the point where the needs and fixturing demands of our Club have outgrown our facilities, both on and off the field on Wilsons Road in Mornington” said club President, Matt Hardie. “We have been here since the late 70’s and our current facilities are largely due to the time and hard work of member resources!”
The success of the Mornington Baseball Club can be attributed to the community’s family-oriented environment, alongside the fact that Baseball can be played across a wide age group. The Pirates have several parents playing on the field alongside their kids once they reach senior playing age at 14 years, which encourages families to be involved club for many generations!
The Mornington Baseball Club will continue to provide the community with a fun and competitive sporting experience all year round, catering for all ages and abilities. President Matt Hardie is proud of the positive culture that has been cultivated over many years as a result of the dedication of the club community, and looks forward to the continued growth in years to come.
If you would like to get involved, or find out more information about the Mornington Baseball Club, we encourage you to visit their website www.morningtonbaseballclub.com.au and follow along on Facebook & Instagram.