Redlands Rays Baseball Club induct new committee members as season draws closer

WITH the start of the 2020-21 baseball season looming, Redlands Rays Baseball Club have added two new faces to the management committee.

BALL TEAM: The Rays' management committee is made up of Eric Lewis, Chris Cahill, James Williams, Lee Brnad and Gayle Fletcher.

BALL TEAM: The Rays' management committee is made up of Eric Lewis, Chris Cahill, James Williams, Lee Brnad and Gayle Fletcher.

Club treasurer Eric Lewis is no rookie to baseball with a career that has spanned 29 years, mostly in New South Wales.

He brings to the club a background in finance and an impressive resume of playing in senior divisions one through four and coaching at club, association and state level.

Baseball operations coordinator Chris Cahill is also a new Queenslander who spent his baseball career in South Australia where he played at state, national and international level and coached at all levels.

President James Williams, secretary Gayle Fletcher and club operations manager Lee Brand are all returning members of the Rays management committee and despite restrictions, have continued to run the club in the off-season.

With two successful sign-on days behind them, the club now has a number of further activities planned for August and September, including the first of two working bees, a senior training session this Saturday and a trivia night scheduled for September 12.

Junior training will begin within the next few weeks. November will also see the return of the Redlands Baseball Academy which will give developing players a chance to benefit from elite specialist training from high level coaches.

For the first time ever, Rays is looking to field a women's team for ladies 15 years and older who are keen to come play ball and have some fun.

The women's season will run for 10 weeks and no experience is necessary. There are currently seven ladies signed up but the club coach is looking for another five players to field a team.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the 25th anniversary celebrations have been postponed until the end of the season, with dates set down for the weekend of February 26 to 38, 2021.

All players need to register online before training begins to ensure they are insured.

See the Redlands Rays Baseball Facebook page for the links to electronic sign-on.

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