Sunraysia Academy of Sport Baseball Program athletes; Mason Clavell and Anthony Carroll selected to play for SA Bite.
The Sunraysia Academy of Sport Baseball Program has once again proved its value in developing talented players. Tony Probert, head coach, has done an exceptional job in running the SAS Baseball Program and implementing a program which gets the best out of the athletes.
Mason Clavell has been selected in the U16 SA â€˜Biteâ€™ Team to compete in the Under 16 National Youth Championships in Sydney from 9-18 January 2015. Mason has had an exceptional year. This year Mason represented SA at the U14 National Baseball Championships. Mason travels to Adelaide most weekends during the summer to play for the Glenelg U15â€™s team and received the best and fairest award for his team in the 2013/14 season. He was Runner Up MVP for U14 age group in the Sunraysia Baseball League and won the pitching and batting award for U14 Hawks Baseball Club in 2014. Mason won best hitter in C Grade for Hawks with the most RBIâ€™s and most stolen bases. He played in the C grade grand final and won joint best and fairest. In terms of athletes in the SAS Baseball program, coach Tony Probert indicated that Mason has made the most significant improvement this year; he is a hardworking and committed player. Recently Mason was awarded the SAS Baseball Program Academy Award.
Anthony Carroll has been selected in the U18 SA â€˜Biteâ€™ Team to compete in the Under 18 National Youth Championships in Sydney from 9-18 January 2015. Anthony has had a stellar year,Â representing Sunraysia in the senior team in the Victorian Championships, where he pitched the team to a win against traditional foe Bendigo. Anthony was awarded the team MVP in the Victorian tournamentâ€”the youngest ever recipient of the award in Sunraysia baseball history. He was a member of the tournament winning and undefeated senior team at the SA Championships and represented Sunraysia at U18 level. Anthony was a key player in the local Wanderers Baseball Club A Grade team, where we was a joint winner of the clubâ€™s rookie of the year award and a nominee for the League rookie of the year award. He was aÂ member of the premiership winning U/17 team at Woodville (Adelaide) and the premiership winning U/16 team at Wanderers. Anthony won junior pitcher of the year for Wanderers with an ERA of zero. He also umpired numerous junior matches during the local season and was assistant coach of the U/10 team for Wanderers. Anthony thoroughly deserved to be the recipient of the SAS Baseball Program Outstanding Achievement Award.
The Academy would like to congratulate both Mason and Anthony on their selection into the SA Bite team and wish them every success for the tournament in January.