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THE CHRONICLE, Tuesday, January 8 2013 - 29
Canberra Cavalry pitcher John Holdzkom in action against the Perth Heat at Narrabundah Ballpark at the weekend. Picture: Melissa Adams
Cavalry's success a
big hit with punters
Adam Buschini celebrates with teamates after scoring against the Heat.
THE CANBERRA Cavalry are charging
towards the playoffs amid a season that has
seen many territorians embrace baseball for
their hot summer nights' entertainment.
Even as wooden spooners in their first two
seasons, the Cavalry attracted large numbers
of people just looking for something different.
An epic turnaround on the field this season,
however, has the Cavalry on top of the ladder
and vying for the minor premiership. From
their first game this season The Fort at
Narrabundah Ball Park has been bursting at
Canberra Cavalry general manager Thom
Carter says the team has been blessed to have
consistently good crowds.
It's been great to see the town come out
and support a new sport like baseball,'' Mr
Carter said. I think one thing we are seeing
as the crowds continue to grow, and as the
team continues to grow, is that people have
come to see not just baseball.
Out here it's something fun for the entire
family to enjoy on a summer night.''
An inexpensive ticket, inexpensive food,
and promotions and giveaways running all
night long means seeing a slugger step up to
the plate with the bases loaded is only one
aspect of the spectacle.
You don't have to be a baseball fan to
really enjoy your night out,'' Mr Thom said.
However he says the bumper season the
Cavalry are having has increased interest from
The number one thing that we attribute to
our success on the field this year is our head
coach Michael Collins,'' he said.
Collins grew up around Belconnen and it's
the first time he's coached the Cavalry. He has
spent time with Major League clubs in the
United States and is a coach in the San Diego
He really has a way with the players and
getting the best out of them,'' Mr Thom said.
Watching the way that he teaches and the
way that he coaches has been a breath of fresh
air. He has really done some great things, not
just for our boys playing at this top level, but
in the way he goes about his business.''
There are three weeks left in the regular
season. Having just seen off Perth over the
weekend there remains one final series of four
home games in the regular season. This will
take place against the Sydney Blue Sox on
The Cavalry hope to be in a prime position
to host some playoffs.
We are already talking with the govern-
ment to bring in a few additional portable
stands and bleachers for additional fans,'' Mr
Thom said. I think we'll just pack the
stadium as full as possible. The boys play
their best in front of a full house.''
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