2020/2021 Season Online Registration Now Available
August 05, 2019
The online option to register for the upcoming 2020/2021 season is available.
How to register (2 step process):
1. Click on the Registration link below.
2. Select your age level from the menu and pay affiliation fees only. (Club fees will be invoiced separately)
3. Complete your order through the Sportslomo portal.
4. An invoice will be emailed to you to pay Club Fees. Payment can be made via direct deposit, credit card or Payment Plan**
5. Enjoy the season!
Sign on dates announced for 2020/2021 season
August 07, 2020
SAVE THE DATES – August 8th and 9th
Exciting news that Pine Hills Lightning Baseball club’s 20-21 summer season will be starting soon.
New players are welcome to Come ‘N Try baseball on our main diamond on Saturday 8th or 9th August. You can sign-on/register for the season or our short Give It A Go program.
There will be lots of volunteers to answer your questions, assist with uniforms and the Leading Edge van will be in our carpark on 8th August to help kit you out.
Join the fun between 1pm - 4.00pm on 8.8.2019 & 9.8.2019.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page over the coming weeks for fees and online registration details.
Mutch Family Field
July 12, 2020
Moreton Bay Regional Council and Pine Hills Lightning Baseball Club has partnered for many years in creation of a second baseball field for our expanding club and we thank Moreton Bay Regional Council for their hard work and continued support of our club.
We are very delighted to announce the Mutch Family Field has been completed and ready for use by Pine Hills Lightning Baseball Club members!
It is with great pleasure that Pine Hills Lightning and Moreton Bay Regional Council recognise the highly commendable achievements of Bruce and Sue’s dedication and volunteer commitment to baseball and honour their son, Paul.
Bruce Mutch, wife Sue and son, Paul Mutch (dec.) have had extensive involvement in Baseball in Queensland from grass roots level to National and ABL level for over 30 years. Their involvement and contribution to Pine Hills Lightning Baseball Club and Baseball in Queensland started when they joined Mitchelton Unicorns T Ball Club in 1987. Bruce became a major sponsor of the Brisbane Bandits, while still retaining his sponsorship of Baseball Queensland, Pine Hills Lightning Baseball Club, instrumental in the expansion of the club to Bunya in 1990 and was President of the new club in its' formative years.
Bruce was honoured with a 10 year Service Medal for Volunteering in 1997/98 and granted Life Membership in 2003. Bruce has also been involved in the Windsor Royals Baseball Club and is a major financial sponsor of both clubs through his business Alderley Hire.
Following the untimely passing of his son, Paul in 2004, Bruce has presented the Paul Mutch Medal each year to an outstanding Queensland Player from with Pine Hills or Windsor club. Bruce was elected to the Baseball Queensland Board of Management and served as Commissioner from 2010-2013. One of the major initiatives of Bruce's tenure as Commissioner was the upgrading of the Bannister Park facility as a home for Baseball Queensland.
On the resurgence of the Australian Baseball League, Bruce became a major sponsor of the Brisbane Bandits, while still retaining his sponsorship of Baseball Queensland, Pine Hills Lightning Baseball Club, and Windsor Royals Baseball Club.
Bruce has supported the sport of Baseball in other ways as well, offering employment and career opportunities to many players and imports at Alderley Hire, and continuing to assist them in both on field and off field endeavours.
Paul Mutch was the first Pine Hills Lightning Junior to sign a Professional Contract with the Minnesota Twins Organisation, and was a member of Australia's Silver Medal winning squad at the 2004 Olympic Games before his untimely passing.
A celebration of the new Mutch Family Field will be organised over the coming months.
Picture: (left to right) The Mutch Family - Sue, Bruce, Kathryn and Evie
AGM Friday 17th July 2020 6.30pm for 7pm
July 16, 2020
Annual General Meeting, Friday 17th July, 6.30pm for 7pm start at Broncos Leagues Club, Red Hill.
Drinks/nibbles will follow directly after the AGM at 7.30pm (approx.)
Election of committee members for the 2020-21 season will occur at the AGM including Management Committee positions:
1. Vice President
2. Sports Operations
Thank you in advance for your continued support and commitment to our club and it's not too late to nominate for a General Committee position: https://forms.gle/TTfC61VJwpD8Bp3KA
** COACHING ANNOUNCEMENT **
July 13, 2019
The club is pleased to announce our coaches for the under 20 team for the up coming 2019/20 season.
Jeremy Atkinson and Brent Ehlerth will be looking to steer the team to their full potential.
Both have a long history at the club and we are looking forward to working with them and the team.
More coaching announcements, fee structures, team details and sign on information coming in the next few weeks.
Sign on dates announced for the 2019/20 season
July 04, 2019
SAVE THE DATES – August 3rd and 10th Click here
Exciting news that Pine Hills Lightning Baseball club’s 19-20 summer season will be starting soon.
New players are welcome to Come ‘N Try baseball on our main diamond on Saturday 3rd or 10th August. You can sign-on/register for the season or our short Give It A Go program.
There will be lots of volunteers to answer your questions, assist with uniforms and the Leading Edge van will be in our carpark on 10th August to help kit you out.
Join the fun between 1pm - 4.30pm on 3.8.2019 & 10am – 2pm on 10.8.2019.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page over the coming weeks for fees and online registration details.
Major A Coach Appointed
June 29, 2019
Pine Hills Lightning Basball Club is pleased to introduce Joel Naughton as our senior Division 1 coach for the 2019/20 season.
Joel started his baseball journey right here at Pine Hills back in 1995 playing in the under 10’s junior
competition. He represented Brisbane Metro and the Queensland Rams through the junior levels
and went on to play for the Australian U/17 and 19 teams.
It was at the Australian Academy held on the Gold Coast in 2003 where Joel signed his professional
contract with the Philadelphia Phillies.
Joel spent the better part of 7 years in the Phillies organisation. In 2008, he was named in the Low A midseason All-Star game and following the season’s completion, Baseball America’s Defensive Catcher of the Year in the South Atlantic League. Joel was added to the Phillies 40man roster in 2009 and represented Australia at the 2009 World Baseball Classic and World Baseball Cup. Joel also played for the Brisbane Bandits 2010 and 2011 seasons.
In 2011, Joel delivered a game-winning hit in the Phillies Spring training game and went to briefly play in AAA, before calling it a day on his baseball career.
After living in Mount Isa for 6 years, Joel and his family returned to Brisbane last year, and Joel played for Pine Hills Division 1 team last season. His experience at home and abroad will have him well equipped to lead our Div 1 team in the upcoming season.
Club’s coaching director Appointed
June 19, 2019
Pine Hills Lightning Baseball Club is proud to announce the appointment of Tim Harradine as the club’s coaching director for the up coming 2019/20 season and beyond.
Tim enters his second season with Pine Hills. This is very much a return to the game after a career and family focus over the past four years.
Prior to moving to Brisbane, Tim grew up playing baseball on Sydney’s Northern Beaches with the Manly club. After finishing high school, Tim spent 13 years in the US attending university playing at Wallace State in Hanceville, Alabama for the hall of fame coach Randy Putman. Tim then went to the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
After completing his Master’s, Tim coached at Whitfield County High School in Georgia, was the Head Baseball Coach at West Point High School in Alabama, and Head Coach at Lemon Bay High School in Florida. Tim also spent short stints coaching back at his alma-maters Wallace State and UAB.
After returning to Australia, Tim has coached the Manly first grade team in the Sydney State League and led the U14 NSW team to a National Championship.
Tim’s professional life has seen him as the CEO for baseball NSW and the Blue Sox, and he is currently the Executive Director for Triathlon Queensland.
His role will involve managing, coordinating and overseeing the delivery of development strategies within Pine Hills Lighting Baseball Club’s player and coach pathway.
We are happy to have Tim on board and hope everyone welcomes him to our club.
PREPARATION FOR A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR BASEBALL FACILITY UNDERWAY AT PINE HILLS
July 25, 2017
Works on a new baseball field at James Drysdale Reserve are underway, thanks to a $3.3million commitment from the Moreton Bay Regional Council, in its 2017/18 budget released last month.
The new field, to be located behind the current main diamond left field fence, has been on the drawing board for a number of years, and will now become a reality.
Moreton Bay Regional Council Division 10 Councillor Matt Constance said in addition to a new diamond, the multi-million project at James Drysdale Reserve will also include dugouts, field lighting, irrigation, 38 carparks, amenities and access road.
“I am pleased to have been able to work closely with council officers and the Pine Hills Lightning Baseball Club to deliver much-needed funds in this year’s council budget for this great local sporting project,” Cr Constance said.
“James Drysdale Reserve is no stranger to baseball, with the Pine Hills Lightning Baseball Club calling the facility home for its junior and senior teams.
“We certainly have hit the ball out of the park with this multi-million dollar project that reinforces council’s vision to deliver a healthy and active lifestyle for our community.
“A new field will no doubt support more tournaments and further participation in local sport, allowing more local kids to try their hand at this great sport.”
Preliminary earthworks are already underway and the project is expected to be completed in late 2018, weather permitting.
Pine Hills Baseball Club president Simon Tame, said there had been a lot of work done behind the scenes by previous committee members and Moreton Bay Regional Council.
“This will enable the club to hold junior State Titles and National tournaments,” Mr Tame said.
“The club is continuing to grow as parents look for a local sport in summer which only lasts a couple of hours on a Saturday morning.
“With Baseball back in the Olympics in 2020, a new field will help provide another opportunity for the children of the area to be involved in sports and maybe 1 day join the other 3 club representatives who played for Australia this year.
The club is looking to expand on its Lightning Cup Rookie Ball initiative for children aged 8 - 12, in which they play in-house 1.5 hour games during the week.
The brain child of Brisbane Bandits coaches Dave Nilsson and Russel Teichmann, the club is expecting more teams this year with the club delivering over 25 baseball Come n Try days in the local schools in July and August.
Pine hills baseball sign on is at James Drysdale Reserve on 29 July 2017 10am to 2pm. Ages 6 - 60 are welcome to come and play.
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