Baseballers set to enjoy upcoming tournaments

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Amy Forrester and Tom Parry

THE Latrobe Valley baseball community are preparing for two upcoming state winter championships, including one local event.

Over the past few weeks, members of the region’s various baseball teams have been participating in try-outs and regional competitions under the Latrobe Valley Baseball Association.

First up was the senior winter carnival, which took place in Geelong over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.

LVBA played against teams from Geelong, Dandenong, North Eastern and the Melbourne Winter Baseball League, winning two games and placing fourth overall.

Under 18s were next to represent the Valley, playing in Wangaratta on June 25-26, replicating the exact same result as the seniors – two victories to earn fourth place – against the same teams plus Ringwood.

Under 14s travelled to Bendigo in the first weekend of July, winning three out of four games and placing third overall.

Eleven teams participated in that competition, with two teams being all-girls.

Under 12s are next to compete on July 16 and 17, travelling to Werribee to play against other Victorian teams.

The Under 16 competition is being held locally on July 23 and 24 at the Morwell Cougars baseball field.

It too will see a team of the LVBA’s own competing against teams from around the state.