It's not too late to sign up to play ball!

Pine Hills Lightning Baseball Club still has vacancies in our Litle League (U12), Rookie Ball (U10) and TeeBall (U8) age groups.

Umpire Development at Pine Hills Lightning

It is very important for our club to support the development of umpires and so Pine Hills is working with the Queensland Baseball Umpires Association (QBUA) to assist in training and developing our umpires.

To this end experienced QBUA umpires (Blues) will be at the u14 and u16 development games on 29 August and 12 September respectively. The intent will be to have our club umpires do a couple of innings then get instant feedback from the Blues on the night.

The QBUA has also offered to come to the club on Tuesday night's on a monthly basis to run umpire training sessions. These sessions would include a classroom based theory component (in the Bunya Sports Club) and a practical session (working in with the Seniors training).

If you are interested in participating in any of these development opportunities please let David Everett know by email to David Everett. For the u14 development game we will need to know interest by 22 August. For the u16 and monthly training sessions we will need to know interest by 29 August.

If you want to know more detail please phone David Everett on 0402 893 722.


2 new import players to play for Pine Hills Lightning - Noah Shaw and Ethan Blumenthal


We are looking for families who are able to help with accommodation for these players, even if only for a short time. (Maybe a month)

Met North take Silver Medal in Queensland School Sport U15 Baseball Champs


After taking the lead in a marathon 3 hour 11 inning Gold Medal game, Met North were forced to forfeit to perennial rivals South Coast as they had run out of pitchers. Congratulations to all the Pine Hills Juniors who played in the team and to Ryan Woodrow for making Shadow for the Qld Squad that will play an invitational series in Sydney later this year.

Working Bee 31st August 2014. Help needed


The club will be holding a working bee from 9:00am until lunch time on 31/08/2014 to prepare the facilities for the coming season. The more members turn up ready to work, the quicker we will be finished and can enjoy a BBQ and a cold drink.  

5 Pine Hills Juniors representing Met North at the U15 School Baseball State Champs


From L - R: Tom Kiliwnik, Zac McIver, Brock Preston, Ryan Woodrow, Olivia Stevens.

PH U15 Met North Reps

BA and BQ News Feeds fixed


Baseball Australia and Baseball Qld News Feeds are now working.

Senior coaching roles need filling


A number of previously advertised positions have been filled, but we are still looking for an Assistant Major A Coach, Pitching Coach and AAA Coach for the coming season. 




U16 Helpers needed for "Give it a Go" sessions


2nd Year U16 Players needed to assist in running "Give it a Go" sessions in August & September.

New Season Spring Training Dates announced


2014/2015 Seniors Training & Juniors Spring Training Dates

National & State News Feeds


We are currently experiencing problems with the BA and BQ news feeds. 

Hayden Timberlake now playing Rookie Ball in the Dominican Republic


Update from Mick and Suzanne (Hayden’s parents) about Hayden’s professional career with the Houston Astros

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



Hi Managers,

Could you please forward the following information to your teams?
We only have one precious full sized diamond for all members of our club to use for training. There are also many requests for use of our field from other organisations, such as BQ coaching & umpiring clinics, Rams & Metro rep teams, touring invitational teams, and even the Bandits. At the start of the season, teams were allocated training times to help fit everyone in. We then manage other requests for field usage based on these training times.

Any requests for changes to training times, or for additional sessions, even if only one off or short term, must be sent to Shannon Woodrow, so she can check there are no clashes with other training sessions or activities that have already been booked and confirmed. This also applies to any private coaching sessions organised with senior or import players. Whilst we have no issue with players working hard to improve their skills, we must show courtesy to our members who have already got use of the fields, and not inconvenience or impinge on their booked time.

Of course it goes without saying that anyone who uses the field & bullpens also has a responsibility to repair & tidy them after use - deco must be screeded, the footholes filled in on the mounds (infield & bullpens), and in the batters box, and the mound & plate area must be covered with the available tarps and weighted down so they don't blow off. This is most important during the summer storm season, to reduce the risk of unplayable fields & unnecessary washouts on game days.
Thanks for your co-operation & courtesy in following this procedure.
Jacqui Carseldine
Pine Hills Lightning Baseball Club
0409 168 681

2014 - 2015 Season

Queensland News


Aug 22, 2014



Aug 21, 2014



Aug 19, 2014


Australia wins first ever game at LLWS

Aug 18, 2014


Recruitment of Head Coach - All Stars 2014-15 season

Aug 18, 2014



From one diamond to the other: Leigh Godfrey talks baseball and softball

Aug 21, 2014


Position Vacant: Commercial Manager, Baseball NSW and Sydney Blue Sox

Aug 21, 2014


Cal Ripken World Series All-Star team and award winners named

Aug 21, 2014


New Website ABF/IMG Sports Management System

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