Grove hosts Vics Bears earn a save over Saints ROUND 2 of the 2015 Geelong Baseball Association winter season saw Wallington’s Bellarine Bears A grade side edge out the East Belmont Saints 4-1. Starting pitcher Simon Murry (3 strike outs) went 6 innings before handing over to reliever Josh Crotty for the final 3 innings to earn a save. Three hits each to Murry, Troy Snarey (1 RBI) and Brad McKentish made up the major portion of the Bears 13 hits. Hitters Jon Lowe (2 RBI) and Chris Bramwell (1 RBI) also brought runs in from their one hit each
for the day. In A reserve the Bellarine Bears went down to the East Belmont Saints 3-4. Starting pitcher Zac Buhrmann (3 strike outs) kept the opposition hitters under control paving the way for relief pitcher David Morrissy to finish out the game. Hits to Steve Osborn (2 hits), Alex Hockey and Trace Bourke made the most of limited opportunities in what proved to be a tight game. The C grade Bellarine Bears defeated the visiting Deakin Blues 9-6. Pitcher Matt Price
led the Bears defence going deep into the game to hand over to Paul Cameron to close out the game. With all but three Bears batters getting a safe hit for the game, doubles to each of Lachlan Hockey and Jac Eaton broke the game open for the Bears. Saturday 2nd May 2015 sees the Geelong Baseball Association junior winter competition get underway, where the Bellarine Bears Under 13 side will be in action. For more information on the Bears visit the website at www. bellarinebears.org.au.
OCEAN Grove’s Bellarine Martial Arts Centre hosted the Victorian Shinkyokushin Karate Championships at White Eagle House in Breakwater on Sunday April 19. The event attracted around 300 competitors on the day. Clubs from New South Wales, Melbourne, regional Victoria and local Kyokushin Karate clubs all competed. Students ranged from five years old through to mature adults competing. Events included Kata (forms), non-contact continuous fighting for the juniors and full contact knock down fighting for the adults. Bellarine Martial Arts Centre had 18 students entered in the various divisions with seven students managing to take out places in their divisions at this prestigious event. The day was packed with excitement for all who attended with closely fought battles on the noncontact front and some spectacular knock outs in the full contact fighting. Local students who were successful included Tyler Bromley who finished
Some of the students and Instructors of Bellarine Martial Arts Centre who competed in the Victorian Championships. first in under 12 kata and third place in the under 12 non-contact division. Shayla Robertson finished second place in under 14 kata, Rose Tsen finished first in intermediate Senior kata, while Julian Andrewartha got second in male colts. In other news, Jack Abramovitch finished second in Men’s Open Lightweight Knock down, while Georgia Verry claimed
second in the Female Open Middleweight knockdown. Bellarine Martial Arts Centre continues to develop students to a successful level with instructor Jacob Comelli currently training in Japan in preparation for selection to the Australian team competing at the world championships in Japan in late October. Comelli holds many state and national full
contact titles and has represented Australia internationally on a number of occasions. Jack Abramovitch and Georgia Verry made up an Australian team travelling to Bali to compete in the 2015 Indonesian Championships this month. Both competitors will be accompanied by Chief Instructor Shihan David Jacobs, who will officiate at the event.