On the heels of the victory for the Forest Brewers in the Manly-Warringah Minor League Summer (open age) competition, Forest have continued recent strong results claiming the 2019 Manly-Warringah Minor League Masters (over 35s) competition.
The team defeated the defending champion Ballers 8-4 in a tight contest.
Forest teams continue to perform well as the Manly-Warringah Minor League winter competition approaches its half way mark. All the latest standings can be found here:
Congratulations to the Forest Brewers who won the MWML Summer League 1st grade grand final 9-6 over the Redbacks on Saturday. The team created history for the club by becoming the first Forest team to win the Judy Head Memorial Trophy in its 27 year history.
Performances were led by two of our junior coaches, Dean Storey who pitched 5 innings for the win; and Owen Harris who went 3-3 with the bat and took some crucial catches in the outfield.
The team contained a number of current Forest junior coaches, including Storey (U8 Mariners), Harris (LLMi Rockies) , Shawn Elliott (LLMi Rockies), Rhett Dinsdale (LLMi Rockies), Brook Russell (Int League), PJ Patterson (LLMa Diamondbacks), Sean Chivers (LLMi Astros) and John Farrant (U10 Athletics). Commiserations to Ben Logue (coach of Junior League Cubs) who pitched superbly in a losing effort for the Redbacks.
Special mention to Owen Harris who managed the team on top of his President duties for juniors; and Joe Weller who has overseen the growth and development of Forest senior baseball in the last 18 months to become the largest and most successful senior baseball program on the Northern Beaches.
The Brewers will now contest the NSW Champion of Champions event to be held at Aquatic Baseball Park on 30/31st of March against the best Minor League teams from around the State, including Newcastle, Illawarra, Far North Coast, Pacific Coast. Macarthur and Sydney Metro.
Congratulations to all involved.
Congratulatins to the Junior and Senior teams who made finals.
The Forest Brewers have qualified for the Seniors (Open) Summer baseball Grand Final and await the Winner of the elimination final between the Redbacks and Big Dogs.
In Juniors Forest have the following teams in Finals action:
Under 9 Tee Ball – Forest Diamonbacks
LL Minor – Forest Giants and Forest Astros
LL Major – Forest Diamondbacks
Senior League – Forest Rays
Full Junior finals draw attached – See you at Rat Park!!
Thanks to all teams who played this season and represented the mighty Forest Baseball Club!! #BleedGreen
All games scheduled at Aquatic and Bicentennial/Flat Rock for today (Feb 2) have been cancelled due to the grounds being unfit for play due to wet weather. Abbott road grounds at Curl Curl remain open and scheduled games there are to proceed. Awaiting news on Rat Park.