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State Titles and Timberjacks


All players from Metro clubs are invited to trial for the following teams at Pine Hills Lightning on SUNDAY, 24 May 2015:

  • U16/U18 - Metro state titles teams and Metro Timberjacks teams 10:15am-12:00noon
  • Junior League and Little League - Metro Timberjacks only teams 12:15pm-2:15pm

(NB. The regular Bricks program will commence following the conclusion of the above trials.)

It is critical for all players who wish to be considered for u16/u18 state titles selection to make themselves available for assessment.

For players who do not make the final Metro team, but who wish to be considered to play for another region at state titles, it is important that you have first trialled for Metro.

Lastly, any player who was present on the first trial day is requested to attend to be assessed for pitching and catching.

Baseball Qld Participant Pathway


The Baseball Queensland Participant Pathway document has just been updated to include new age matrices that apply for the 2015 Winter Season, 2015/16 Summer Season, 2015 U16/U18 State and National Championships (NYC’s) and the 2016 Little League Tournament Season.

Latest version of the Participant Pathway document here

Working Bee Saturday 30th May. Help needed


Work on the new dugouts is about to start and we need to get ready

  • Prepare for construction of the new dugouts.
  • Need to remove the Iron Mike and dismantle the extension on the 1st base dugout
  • Also edging the deco
  • Re-organising the shed next to batting cage.

Please put this in your calendar if you can make it.

Metropolitan North School Sport 18U Baseball Trials


The QSSS 18 Years Baseball Championships will be hosted by Sunshine Coast Region at Redcliffe Baseball Club from 20 – 23 August 2015.

Metropolitan North Region will select one (1) Open team to contest this Championship.

Trials to select this team will now be held at Windsor Royals Baseball Club, Newmarket on Wednesday 20 May 2015.

Important information here..

Timberjacks 2015 - Brisbane Metro Nomination Form



Complete this form and bring it on the trial day

Timberjacks 2015 - Brisbane Metro Details


TIMBERJACKS TESTING SESSIONS - Pine Hills Lightning Club on SATURDAY May 9th and Saturday May 23rd.

  • Little League (8.30 - 10.00am)
  • Juniors (10.15am - 12.15pm)
  • Under 16 (12.30 - 2.30pm)
  • Under 18 (2.45 - 5.00pm)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Players MUST attend these testing sessions to be considered eligible for selection in teams. Players who do not attend these testing sessions are NOT PERMITTED to tryout or make themselves available to other regions or teams. They may lodge a written application to the Brisbane Metro Committee and RDCPD to be given permission to try out for another team and all applications will be considered on their merit.
Click here for more information

Important - New Bat Rules from 1 September 2015


Baseball Australia has recently agreed with all States and Territories that new bat rules will be adopted across the country from 1st September 2015. These new rules will impact many players and it is important that everyone understands the new rules before the next season starts and especially before any new bats are purchased. 

This document sets out the new rules and explains what they mean for different age groups. 


Timberjacks 2015


The annual Timberjacks tournament will be held again this year from 3rd to the 5th July in Lismore and Brisbane Metro is aiming to send teams in the following age groups:

  • Little League  (U12)
  • Junior League (U14)
  • U16
  • U18

Trials for all players will be held on Saturday May 9th and Saturday May 23rd at Pine Hills between 9:00am and 4:00pm - details of which age groups will be required at what times, the required paperwork and fees will be confirmed closer to the time on the Metro website and Facebook page.

Read More..

2014 / 2015 Season Club Survey


Now that the season is ending, the club would like some feedback so we can improve for next year.

Can everyone please check their email for a survey. We'd like as many people as possible to respond.

If you have changed email address or did not get the email please contact the Registrar to have it sent again





Russell Teichmann announced as Club Majors Coach /Seniors & u20’s Coaching Coordinator

Pine Hills Lightning are pleased to announce that Russell Teichmann will be the Majors coach/seniors u20’ coaching coordinator for 2014-2015 season.

We welcome Russell and his past player/coaching experience and the enthusiasm that we know he will bring with him to the club.

Russell comes with the following qualifications:


  • Junior national selection 1994 – 1998 South Australia
  • Scholarship South Australian Sports Institute (SASI) 1994 - 1998
  • Australian Squad U/16 1996
  • Adelaide Giants Squad 1997 & 1998
  • 1st First grade game 1996 – Goodwood Indians


  • Club Hitting Coach Greenway Giants - 2003
  • Senior Coach Ryde Hawks 2004 – 2011
  • Club Coach/First Grade Coach Ryde Hawks 2009 – 2011
  • Club championship Ryde Hawks 2010
  • Pine Hills Lightning AAA Coach 2014



Queensland News


May 28, 2015



May 28, 2015


June/ July School Holiday Camp- Livingston Christian College

May 22, 2015


U16 and U18 State Titles Dates Announced - Apply to Host Today.

May 22, 2015


National News

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