Nov 17 2019


Today the baycats 3rds traveled to Sunshine to take on Sunshine in what would be to date one of our best games for the season As they boys bond further and feel more comfortable around each other week by week.

Trav Duxson started on the hill today and threw a complete game throwing 7 innings for 2 hits, 5 ks and 1 earned run. An absolutely stellar day on the hill for the young fella!

With a quick positive mention of young Brody Stokoe who's getting better and better behind the dish as the weeks go on! It's always good when your pitcher and catcher tie in well together .

With Travis throwing as well as he was the boys soon got up and about and provided us with some good early appearances at the plate.

It was a good day with the stick with most of the boys getting hits, and if they wernt getting hits they were taking walks or making quality appearances.

We were led in offence by Lachlan Stotty going 4 from 4 with 3 doubles and 1 single, not to mention after playing cricket yesterday and making 60 odd, not a bad weekend of sport if I do say so. Our defence today was by far the best I've seen from us all season being led by Adam Jirik at short stop making nearly every play he had an opportunity at! And when your ss is on fire so is everyone else. Sunshine were aggressive all day but just couldn't compete with trav on the hill and our constant offence!

We ended the day with another win 9-2!

Our hits as follow Lachlan stott 3doubles 1 single 3RBIs

William Fitzgerald 2singles 1RBI

Jake Warren 1single 2 RBI

Cooper Rickard 1 single

Travis duxson 1single

Brody Stokoe 1single 1RBI

Next week we take on Melbourne at Melbourne!

Nov 10 2019


The Baycats Under 18s played Essendon this morning and had a strong 10 - 0 win. Despite the end score, the game was very close up until the last, when the Baycats scored 6 runs with 2 out. All of the guys had quality at bats.

Nick Hau (3.1 innings, 3 K's) and Jarryd Wood (3.2 innings, 8 K's) combined effectively on the mound, allowing just 2 hits. They were supported by some good defence, with Travis Duxson, James Lappin and Cooper Rickard all taking good catches during the game.

With the bat, Jarryd had a good day with 4 hits and 4 RBI's, including an in the park home run. Jordan Baumann hit well with 2 hits including a triple. Nick Zanghi and Ducko continued their fine form with 2 hits. Ethan Tipping smacked a big double and had 2 RBI's. Nick Hau, Will Brennan, and James Lappin all had singles. Well done guys.

Nov 10 2019


The firsts had game one of a three game series with Sunshine. It was a back and forth game with each team fighting hard to retain the lead.

Rudy Jaramillo

had a quality start going 8 innings with an impressive 10 K's. James Wood came in the 9th to keep the game tied and ended up getting the Win.

Hitting contributors were Ryan Darcy with 5 QAB's, Josh Davies with 4 QAB's, Kelii Zablan with 3 QAB's, and Lewis Weldon with 3 QAB'S and the walkoff single to give us the W (also making a late game debut in Leftfield). In the 8th inning we had a big pinch hit by Troy Snarey coming off the bench cold and clutching up with a hit up the middle. Also in the 9th inning Jarryd Wood sacrifice bunting the go ahead runner to second base to set us up nicely for the win.

All together great team win and come support the boys this Tuesday night 7pm at Baycats ball park, as we take on Sunshine Eagles in game 2 of our 3 game series.

Nov 9 2019


Today the baycat 3rds played at home for our 6th game of the season against sunshine in very little sunshine at home!

Matthew Sage started on the hill and unfortunately didn't achieve the start we had of wished for as sunshine put 6 on the board to kick things off, with us only managing to claw back one run.

To kick things off in the 2nd innings Trav Duxson went to work on the hill and pounded strikes for us to stop the bleeding and managed to hold them scoreless while we came out and turned on some heat knocking in 8 runs showing some fight as Geelong are known for!Sunshine then came back out and scored another 3 runs to be their only remaining runs scored for the day as Travis went for another scoreless inning before young

Cooper Rickard came on to close out the day in a scoreless inning. To end the day we finished up .13-9 taking away the WIN in what was a hard fought game.

Our hits as follows

Brody stokoe 1 in park homerun ,1 single Matt sage 1double 3RBI Adam Jirik 2singles, 3RBI Jake Warren

2singles, 1RBI Cooper Rickard 1single, 2RBI Chris Rickard 1single,1 RBI Travis duxson 1single, 1RBI

With a very youthful squad this season in the 3rds it's great as a coach watching these young kids develop and bond more as the weeks go on. Proud of the fight they put up for the day in tough cold ("SUMMER" Baseball conditions) to claw their way back after a tough first inning.

Nov 9th 2019


Div 1 4ths got their first win of the season beating Sunshine 16-5. In cold windy conditions Martin Bouma was great on the hill striking out 9 over 5 innings.

As a team we had a great day at the plate with all players having a hit and 12 walks earned across the team. With multiples to Adam Jirik (double and single), Jake Elderfield (double and single) and Jacob Stevens (triple and single)

Well deserved win to a young team that has been unlucky not to have broken the drought in earlier games.

Oct 27 2019


U16 Metro came away with another great win today against Port Melbourne/Williamstown, cementing top spot on the ladder.

Nyah O'Brien started on the mound and did a great job over three innings. Isaac O'Brien then came in to relieve to finish off the last 2 innings with 1H, 4K and conceding only 1 run. Saxon Cooper played a great game behind the plate backing up his pitchers for the whole 5 innings.

Baycats headed into the 3rd down 5-0 but were finally able to get bat to ball and score 7 runs for the innings.

On the bat we had Brogan Archdall (1RBI) and Saxon Cooper with singles. Isaac O'Brien was able to bring on the lead in the 3rd with a triple to bring home 3 RBI's.

With a total of 20 stolen bases the U16s played an aggressive game when getting on base to come home with a win, 12-6.

Oct 27 2019


U16 State got back on the winners list this morning with good win over Preston 12-1.

Adam Jirik has the start in the bump and was great with 4inn 5h 6k, 1BB. And in relief was Noah Brennan with his first outing of the season. Harper Rickard was great behind the dish controlling the game.

Our offense was led by Maxton Sherry who was great 4 hits (3dbls), Cooper Tipping 2h, and one hit each to Jake Elderfield, Adam and Noah, with good at bats from Darcy Stack, Lucas Ash & Tanner Stott who all got on base and pressured Preston’s defense.

Thanks again to Michael Nunn for umpiring the game.

Oct 26 2019


For the Div 1 4ths, we went down 6-4 in a weather-affected game. Due to the rain, hail and strong winds at Sandringham we only played through 4 1/2 frames of baseball with two weather pauses. It was a close contest throughout the day with teams switching leads with each inning.

The team put up 7 hits in total, with 2 of our runs coming from single run HRs from James Lappen and Brody Stokoe. Jake Elderfield debuted in the seniors with a strong hit double. Jake Warren, William Fitzgerald, Jacob Stevens and Adam Jirik all with single knocks. Aggressive base running saw a total of 4 stolen bases.

James Lappin started with a good effort on the hill striking out 6 in 3 innings. Martin Bouma come into relieve during what would be the final inning.

Looking forward to seeing Sandringham at home in hopefully better weather conditions.

Oct 20 2019



Women’s Blue unfortunately had their 1st loss today against a strong Sunshine side in Division 3 West.

Melissa “Molly” Duxson started on the mound and had a great day with her second outing pitching from the mound, with a huge improvement with more accuracy yesterday.

Nyah O’Brien took over pitching 2 1/2 innings doing a great job as our youngest player & pitcher, holding the strong hitting side to their lowest scoring innings of the game.

Emma Hill finished the game off, which lead us into our 1st 5 inning game.

Outstanding fielding to both Maddy with an amazing pick up & assist out playing 2nd.

Our stand in from the white team,

Danni Phillips

backing up Narelle in centerfield, with all our outfielders good hustle & holding runners from scoring with their relays.

But stand out was again Molly with 3 tags in the field playing 3rd base.

We had singles from Molly, Emma, Madeleine Thiel (Maddy), & Emily Galang.

All girls had quality at bats considering where they have started.

A great effort by all that played.

Final Scores 26-9.

I’m excited for the season and in seeing the progress & improvement of both women’s team over the summer.

Oct 20 2019 The Baycats Firsts had a big walk off win on the weekend! Sam Gibbons had a good start for us throwing 5 strong innings before

Rudy Jaramillo

pitched 4 innings to keep us in the game. We are never out of a game when our pitching staff continues to throw strikes and make quality pitches.

We were able to get runners on the bases, but just missed on opportunities to get them to cross the plate. Chasing 2 runs all the way until the bottom of the 9th we were able to compete and put ourselves in a good situation to win. The 9th inning was met with some quality at bats from Kobe Greenhalgh, James Wood Ryan Darcy Rudy Jaramillo and finally Josh Davies to get the opportunity to pick up the walk off rbi and celebratory mob fest to end the game.

Look forward to getting back on the field for training to get us ready to take on Sandringham Royals this weekend on the road.

Lets Go Baycats!

Oct 20 2019


Baycats Under 18 State had a strong win over Sandringham. Nick Hau pitched 3 quality innings, followed by Jarryd Wood, Travis Duxson and Alex James. Sandringham were restricted to 4 scattered hits as the pitchers did their job, well supported by the field. Baycats turned 3 double plays, which is a fair effort in an Under 18 game.

The guys swung the bat really well. James Lappin had a double and 5 RBIs in an excellent performance. Jordan Baumann had a couple of hits, as did Jarryd Wood. We hit all through the line up, with Will Brennan, Nick Zanghi, Nick Hau, Ethan Tipping, Cooper Rickard and Travis Duxson all picking up hits. Alex James also swung the bat well, picking up a Sac fly and an RBI.

Oct 20 2019


Baycats 2s had a good walk off win against Blackburn, courtesy of a Hayden Peoples hit.

Emerson Rickard had another excellent outing on the hill with 4 innings of work, followed by Hayden . Both guys attached the zone and threw plenty of strikes.

With the bat, Blake Witham had 3 hits and a couple of RBIs. Angus McNee also had 3 hits. Hayden and Harper Rickard both had 2 hits, showing they are more than capable of competing at this level. Lewis Weldon and Steve Baumann both had one.

We were behind coming into the last, but in the end managed to get over the line, due to some terrific baseball from our young guys and a few older campaigners.

38Adam Renouf, Jason Peoples and 36 others

Oct 20 2109


U16 Metro came away with another win today against Preston 15-2.

Edit... finally got the stats done.

Great game by the whole team today. Although we were given quite a few walks we were still able to get 5 hits with singles from Isaac O’Brien, Nyah O’Brien, Logan McConnell, Noah Brennan and Saxon Cooper.

Isaac O’Brien had a great day on the mound with 5Ks and only 1 run given up over 2 innings. At bat he was able to bring in 4 RBIs.

Noah Brennan then relived in the 3rd (after just getting off the plane earlier this morning) and pitched 1 innings with 3 Ks and only 1 run given up.

The team are starting to work well together (despite 2 already out with injuries that will see them out for most of the season) and I think we are going to see some great work from the kids in the Metro team.

21Adam Renouf, Sara Brennan and 19 others

Oct 20 2019


U16 State League playing at home, had our first loss this morning, 1-5 to a good pitching effort by Sandringham.

Our bats were quiet with just two hits from Adam Jirik and Lucas Ash.

Thanks to Michael Nunn for umpiring.

Oct 13 2019

Baycats U16 State League had a good win against Waverley this morning 12-6.

Hayden Peoples pitched 4inn from the start and was very good and relieved by Jake Elderfield with his first time on the bump for Baycats.

We scored our runs regularly with 2 in the 1st, 3 in 3rd and 7 in the 4th. Our best hitters were Cooper Tipping 2 (sgl,dbl), Jake 2 sgl’s. We had some really good at bats right thru the line up, Adam Jirik was good with 1h 1bb and at SS, Darcy Stack had 2bb’s for 2 runs.

A really good team effort.

Oct 13 2019

Baycats 2nds went down to Blackburn 5-1 on Saturday. However the score doesn't tell the full story and the guys were in front for a fair portion of the game. Emerson Rickard was fantastic on the hill, well supported by his old man behind the dish. Harper Rickard performed very well in his first 2nds game too, picking up a hit and having 4 quality at bats. Matt Sage also picked up a hit, as did Jordan Baumann and Angus McNee. Hayden Peoples was our standout hitter with 2 hits. This was a quality game and given the very young age of the team, the guys should be extremely pleased. As I said after the game, if they continue to play with the same intensity I've no doubt the wins will come.

Oct 13 2019


Under 18 state league had a strong win over Waverley 13-9. Our hitters were aggressive and hit well:

Will Brennan had a triple and a double and Jarryd Wood hit 2 home runs. Travis Duxson and Cooper Rickard both hit doubles and single hits to Nick Hau and James Lappin. Jarryd had 5 RBIs and Cooper had 3. We also picked up quite a few walks and ran the bases well.

Cooper, Travis and Nick pitched well and Will was fantastic behind the plate.

October 6th 2019


Baycats scores from the weekend ....

And don’t forget that our Baycats Charter starts this Wednesday night so if you have nothing on come and support our future Baycats


U16 Metro18-4 up v Port M/Willy

U16 State 13-2 up v Williamstown

U18 Metro 8-4 up v Newport

U18 State 9-1 up v Sunshine

Women’s Blue up 16-10 v White

5ths Forfeit by Bonbeach

4ths 12-6 down v Berwick

3rds 9-8 up v Berwick

2nds 4-3 down v Berwick

1sts down 4-0 v Berwick

Oct 13 2019


Under 18 state league had a strong win over Waverley 13-9. Our hitters were aggressive and hit well:

Will Brennan had a triple and a double and Jarryd Wood hit 2 home runs. Travis Duxson and Cooper Rickard both hit doubles and single hits to Nick Hau and James Lappin. Jarryd had 5 RBIs and Cooper had 3. We also picked up quite a few walks and ran the bases well.

Cooper, Travis and Nick pitched well and Will was fantastic behind the plate.

Bruce Wood

October 12 2019 

Putting my line up for the 2nds together... 4 Rickards in the same line up! Fantastic effort Chris Rickard, Cooper Rickard, Harper Rickard and Emerson Rickard. Kenny Rickard are you up for a game to make it 5???

June 24th 2019

Hello Baycats Family,

I hope you are enjoying your winter season.

The Baycats Committee is delighted to let you know our 2019/20 Coaching and Selection Committee.

Selection Committee: Kelii Zablan(Z), Josh Davies, Bruce Wood

Club Coach: Kelii Zablan

1's Coaches:

Head Coach: Kelii Zablan

Assistant Coach: Leigh Holmes

3rd Base Coach: Phill Northfield

Pitching Coach: Cameron Forbes

2's Coaches: 

Head Coach: Bruce Wood

Assistant Coach: Jason Peoples

3's Coach:

Head Coach: Tim Rankin

4's Coach:

Head Coach: Dylan Thomas

Women's Coach:

Head Coach: Katie Davenport

Junior Try Out - Selection Committee: Kelii Zablan, Josh Davies, Rudy Jaramillo

All Junior teams will be submitted to a tryout process.

Junior Coordinator: Bruce Wood

U18 Coach:

Head Coach: Bruce Wood

U16 Coach:

Head Coach: Chris Rickard

Baycats Chter:

Head Coach: Kelii Zablan

Additional Charter Coaching and administrative positions will be announced prior to the commencement of the season.

If you want to assist in any of these teams please contact

Leanne Gibbons

Go Baycats.

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