Knox Grammar School is proud to introduce baseball as a new sport, which will be offered to students this summer season.
Master in Charge, Jason Van Blerk says the boys have shown great enthusiasm for the first year of baseball at Knox. “We have several boys who play club baseball outside of Knox and are very happy that Knox has introduced baseball into the summer program” said Jason Van Blerk.
The boys have enjoyed the training, have demonstrated a willingness to learn and are slowly developing their skills.
The boys celebrated a win in their first game before the October holiday break which provided a great sense of encouragement for all members of the team. A major highlight of the game was a home run hit by Chris Layman. They have had plenty of success so far throughout the season, along with some very competitive games. In game four of the season, Knox tied with the Carlingford Tigers in a fantastic game. Chris Layman maintained a strong defence, pitching the first two innings, holding the Tigers to three runs before reaching his maximum pitch count.
Game five was also a highlight of the season so far when the boys faced up against St Patrick’s College at Golden Jubilee. The team was keen to play another school based side. Knox dominated the game winning 14-9 and an impressive 12 boys got on base during the game, showing how much their batting has improved.
At almost half way through the season the boys are sitting in 6th place out of 12 teams in the competition. The sport has been a fantastic opportunity for these students to be involved in a fun new sport and will continue to develop and improve their baseball skills in 2012. Baseball shows great potential as an alternative summer sport that will grow in the years to come.