The Timberjacks (front row, from left) Brett Groth (asst. coach), Shane Groth, Lachlan Todd, Damon Mitchell, Tom Connellan, Will Riley, Jimmy Galea, Connor Wyles, Levi Waldron, Paul Latta (asst. coach); (middle, from left) Jill Groth (scorer), Jack Manning, Liam Armstrong, Brady Mumford, James Clark, Lachlan Allen, Talisan O’Meara, Reece Marsden; (back, from left) Jake Anderson (head coach), Dallas Knapp (asst. coach), Ahren Baxter (asst. coach). Absent: Alex Larsen and Melinda Riley (manager).
The Timberjacks (front row, from left) Brett Groth (asst. coach), Shane Groth, Lachlan Todd, Damon Mitchell, Tom Connellan, Will Riley, Jimmy Galea, Connor Wyles, Levi Waldron, Paul Latta (asst. coach); (middle, from left) Jill Groth (scorer), Jack Manning, Liam Armstrong, Brady Mumford, James Clark, Lachlan Allen, Talisan O’Meara, Reece Marsden; (back, from left) Jake Anderson (head coach), Dallas Knapp (asst. coach), Ahren Baxter (asst. coach). Absent: Alex Larsen and Melinda Riley (manager).

Junior Jacks backing up

FOLLOWING on from last month’s adventure in the National Little League Championships at Surfers Paradise, the Far North Coast Timberjacks will split into the 12s and 14s age divisions when they take on some of the best baseball talent on the Eastern seaboard this weekend.

While the youngsters managed a couple of wins against at the championships – against Alice Springs and Canberra – they were competitive against some of the best baseballers in Australia.

Now the players are back on the park in the Timberjacks Friendship Series, a unique tournament that offers an opportunity for kids of all ages from under 12 to under 20 to improve their baseball in a competitive, yet development focused format.

The Timberjacks begin tomorrow at Albert Park and it will be an excellent opportunity for players and coaches to show their wares.

Among the local players from the championship are Brady Mumford, Brodie Groth, William Riley, Talisan Omeara and Tom Connellan and James Clark.

Brady pitched up a storm again while James was consistent with his performances on the mound, including a complete innings of nothing but strikes against Brisbane Metro. James and William combined with their pitching to take a 12-9 win over Alice Springs, while Brady combined with Talisan and Tom for a hard-fought 9-7 win over Canberra.

Meanwhile, Brodie set the standard with both bat and ball, hitting up a storm, pitching well and proving a handful for opposition batters in the field.

Timberjacks will commence tomorrow morning at 8am.



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