Baseball Victoria is pleased to share that the 2020/21 VSBL fixtures are now live for senior competitions, aside from U16 and U18 which will go live tomorrow due to redraws based on changes from clubs over the weekend and up to midday today.
After months of lockdown followed by a safe return to activity/training and the welcome announcements made by Premier Daniel Andrews on Sunday, the Victorian baseball community will officially return to play in metropolitan Melbourne in just under two weeks’ time, subject to any further clarifications by the Victorian Government.
Fixtures have been updated with requests for changes in emails that were received by midday today, and changes to the U16 and U18 competitions will be included in their complete redraws ahead of tomorrow’s release. Junior charter fixtures will follow in the coming days as changes continue to be made.
Women’s Divisions 1, 2 and 3 are scheduled to play their first games on Saturday, 5 December. Men’s Divisions 1, 2, 3 and 4 as well as Under 16 and Under 18 competitions will get underway on Sunday, 6 December, followed by masters on Monday, 7 December.
While the Geelong Baycats Baseball Charter had its first games on Wednesday, 18 November due to easing of restrictions permitting regional juniors to commence play, juniors in the Southern Mariners, Eastern Athletics and Twins charters will commence play on the weekend of Friday, 4-6 December.
The season will culminate in finals slated for March, with semi-finals starting the weekend of 13-14 March and grand finals for Division 1 Firsts, Division 2 Firsts, Division 3 Firsts/Reserves and Women’s on 27-28 March.
Fixtures are available HERE.
“Baseball Victoria is excited to get the VSBL season started after a challenging year. We have been preparing for this alongside our VSBL clubs and stakeholders to ensure a safe return to play,“ Baseball Victoria CEO Kristie Middleton said. “Our Victorian baseball community has been patiently waiting to get back on the field. A safe and fair competition remains our top priority, and we thank our VSBL clubs for their continued cooperation and we wish everyone the best of luck this season.”
Baseball Victoria will continue to provide guidance and support for VSBL clubs as we navigate this COVID season.
As a reminder, all players and club officials must be registered with SportsTG to return to training and play. Click HERE to register.
If clubs have any questions about fixturing or the upcoming season, please email Craig Haydock at firstname.lastname@example.org