Essendon Women’s Baseball.
The Essendon Women’s baseball program has a lot to be proud of.
Thanks to Vibs and Ron Copperwait who pioneered the EBC women’s program in 2012-13 where we fielded a Division 3 team.
The following year with Bronwyn Gell coaching we fielded a team in Division 1 and a 1/2 a team in Division 3.
We narrowly missed a finals place in Div 1 and finished 2nd in Div 3.
In 2014-15 under the astute coaching of Col Penny our numbers have grown to 25 listed players, fielding teams in Division 1 & Division 3.
In Division 1 we are currently 3rd, 5 games clear of 4th placed Footscray who we beat 18-3 on the weekend.
Our Div 3 side is currently 6th, one game out of the top 4. We beat 5th placed Sandringham on the weekend 15-2.
A strong finish could see both teams playing finals.
2015 Victorian Women’s Baseball Championships.
5 Essendon players were selected to represent Victoria in a squad of 15 players.
These players are from left to right.
Georgia Page (Rookie year)
Sam Deeble. (Rookie year)
Emma French was the starting pitcher and pitched a great game in the gold medal playoff against NSW.
Congratulations to Emma French and Abbey Kelly who were selected in the Australian U18 Women’s team to go to Hong Kong in February.
Bronwyn Gell was a member of the Australian Women’s Baseball team in 2014.
The Australian team won the Bronze medal at the Women’s World Cup in Japa