Ku-ring-gai Stealers Baseball League Inc is a friendly and well organised, Baseball and Softball club, located on the upper north shore of Sydney, Australia.
Established in 1977, Stealers was Awarded the inaugural ‘Baseball Australia Club of the Year 2006‘ award and is now a 500 member strong club providing the opportunity for children and adults to play the game of Baseball and Softball.
Boys and girls from ages 4 to 17 are welcome in Baseball as well as senior Ladies and Men of all ages over 16 and girls and Ladies are welcome in Softball
In Baseball, our junior players start by playing Hawk T-ball (Modified Baseball) from under 5’s to under 7s.
From ages 8 and 9 they play Zooka ball using a pitching machine. This also includes U10 players that are not graded into the A team.
From ages 10 ‘A’s’ to 18 they play live pitch baseball. U19’s and over play senior baseball.
Junior Stealers play in the Ryde-Hawks Baseball League Association (RHBL) against Kissing Point Angels in Sth Turramurra, Rangers in Hornsby, Thornleigh, Greenway Giants in Cherrybrook, North Ryde Rams, Macquarie Saints , Concord Comets, Five Dock Falcons, Tigers in Ermington and Boomers in Leichardt.
Games are played on Saturday mornings from September to March with a five or six week break for Christmas school holidays and with a Friday evening comp for A grade teams in the under 12’s, 14’s and under 16’s (see Friday Evening competition)
Games range in duration from 1 hour for under 5-7’s for T-Ball to 2 hours for under 16’s and under 18’s Baseball.
Ryde Hawks Baseball League is affiliated with the NSW Baseball League which is in turn affiliated with the Australian Baseball Federation who is in turn affiliated with the global governing body (International Baseball Federation – IBF).
Stealers also offer a seniors competition for players aged 16 and upwards.
The Seniors competition is run through the Pacific Coast Baseball League and competition ranges from A grade down to G grade.
Each grade is divided into a division 1 and a division 2 team. Generally Stealers will enter both a division 1 and division 2 team for various grades.
Division two plays the early game [1.30 – 3.30] and Division one plays the later game [3:45 – 5:45] in summer.
All training for baseball and softball happens at our home ground at Esk St, Wahroonga – Golden Jubilee Baseball Park