Baseball at the Australian University Games

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The AUG Cup was first awarded in 1925

Baseball at the Australian University Games has been part of the Australian University Games program since the 2005 games. The games are held in the last week of September during mid-Semester break. The reigning champions are Monash University, and the most successful team is The University of Sydney who are members of the Sydney Uni Baseball Club.

History[edit]

The first university baseball was established by the Sydney Uni Baseball Club when it formed in 1899. By 1904, it was playing in the New South Wales Baseball Association Second Grade.[1] The next earliest reports of university baseball was the University of Melbourne playing in the Victorian league in 1908.[2] Inter-varsity baseball started in Australia in 1923 when Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne played a triangular inter-varsity series.[3]

Historical results[edit]

  • 1923 - Adelaide[4]
  • 1924 - Sydney
  • 1925 - Sydney
  • 1926 - Sydney[5]
  • 1927 - Sydney
  • 1928 - Adelaide/Sydney
  • 1931 - Adelaide [6]

Wollongong 1994[edit]

The 1994 Australian University Games were hosted by the University of Wollongong. The baseball was held at Fred Finch Reserve at Berkeley, Wollongong. A massive 16 teams from around Australia participated. The finals were contested with -

Perth 2004[edit]

The 2004 Australian University Games were held in Perth, Western Australia. Edith Cowan University won the gold medal match over Monash University. University of Wollongong won bronze over University of Western Australia.

14 teams participated including University of Wollongong, University of Sydney, University of Ballarat, University of Western Sydney, RMIT University, University of New South Wales, University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, Melbourne University, Monash University and University of Notre Dame Australia.[7][8]

Brisbane 2005[edit]

The 2005 Australian University Games was hosted in Brisbane, Queensland. Griffith University were the overall winners, while the Queensland University of Technology won the baseball sports program.

Results[edit]

Adelaide 2006[edit]

The 2006 Australian University Games was hosted in Adelaide, South Australia. The University of Adelaide, University of South Australia and Flinders University were the overall winners, while the University of Sydney won the baseball sports program.

Results[edit]

Final Standings
Rank University Points
1st University of Sydney   27
2nd Monash University   24
3rd University of Western Australia   22
4th Macquarie University   21
5th University of Melbourne   19
6th Griffith University   18
7th University of New South Wales   17
8th Australian National University   16
9th University of Ballarat   14
10th Victoria University   12
11th University of Western Sydney   11


Gold Coast 2007[edit]

The 2007 Australian University Games was hosted on the Gold Coast, Queensland. Griffith University were the overall winners, while the University of Western Australia won the baseball sports program. The baseball program was split into two divisions.

Results[edit]

Division 1 Standings
Rank University Wins Draws Losses Points
1st University of Western Australia   5   1   0   17
2nd University of Melbourne   4   1   1   15
3rd Macquarie University   4   0   2   14
4th Monash University   3   1   2   13
5th University of Sydney   2   1   3   11
6th Griffith University 1   1   0   5   8
7th QUT   0   0   6   6
Division 2 Standings
Rank University Wins Draws Losses Points
1st Australian College of PE   4   1   0   14
2nd Southern Cross University   3   1   1   12
3rd Macquarie University   3   1   1   12
4th Griffith University 2   3   0   2   11
5th University of Western Sydney   3   0   2   11
6th University of New South Wales   1   0   4   7
7th Victorian University   0   0   5   5

Melbourne 2008[edit]

The 2008 Australian University Games was hosted in Melbourne, Victoria. Victoria University and Monash University were the overall winners, while the University of Melbourne won the baseball sports program. Silver went to The University of Sydney.

Pool A Standings
Rank University Wins Draws Losses Points
1st Macquarie University   4   0   0   12
2nd Flinders University   2   0   2   8
3rd University of Sydney   1   1   2   7
4th La Trobe University   1   1   2   7
5th Griffith University   1   0   3   6
Pool B Standings
Rank University Wins Draws Losses Points
1st University of Melbourne   3   0   0   9
2nd Monash University   2   0   1   7
3rd Victoria University   1   0   2   5
4th University of New South Wales   0   0   3   3
  Repechage     Semi-Finals     Grand-Final
                           
      B1  University of Melbourne 31  
  A2  Flinders University 1     R1  Victoria University 6    
  B3  Victoria University 4         S1  University of Melbourne 12
      S2  University of Sydney 3
      A1  Macquarie University 2    
  A3  University of Sydney 10     R2  University of Sydney 7  
  B2  Monash University 1  

Gold Coast 2009[edit]

The 2009 Australian University Games were held on the Gold Coast, Queensland from 27 September - 2 October between 8 teams.

The University of Sydney won gold at with an 8-5 victory over Griffith University at Sir Bruce Small Park.

Pool A Standings
Rank University Wins Draws Losses Win%
1st Monash University   3   0   0   100%
2nd University of Melbourne   2   0   1   66%
3rd Flinders University   1   0   2   33%
4th University of New England   0   0   3   0%
Pool B Standings
Rank University Wins Draws Losses Win %
1st Macquarie University   3   0   0   100%
2nd Griffith University   2   0   1   66%
3rd University of Sydney   1   0   2   33%
4th University of New South Wales   0   0   3   0%
Quarter finals Semi finals Final
                 
A1 Monash University 2
B4 University of New South Wales 1
A1 Monash University 8
B2 Griffith University 9
A2 University of Melbourne 2
B3 University of Sydney 9
B2 Griffith University 5
B3 University of Sydney 8
A3 Flinders University 5
B2 Griffith University 8
B3 University of Sydney 10
A1 Macquarie University 6
A4 University of New England 9
B1 Macquarie University 23

Perth 2010[edit]

The 2010 Australian University Games were held at Perth, Western Australia from 26 September to 1 October 2010. University of Sydney defeated Monash University 8-7 for the gold medal. The games had the lowest number of entrants since its inception, with only hosts University of Western Australia and bronze medallists University of Melbourne being the other two entrants.

Gold Coast 2011[edit]

The 2011 Australian University Games were held on the Gold Coast, Queensland from 25 September to 30 September 2011. There was a total of 10 teams competing with Monash University defeating University of Queensland 8-7 in the final game. Griffith University won the bronze.

Adelaide 2012[edit]

The 2012 Australian University Games were hosted in Adelaide, South Australia from 23 September to 28 September 2012. A total of 10 teams competing with University of Melbourne defeating University of Newcastle 9-2. The previous year's winners Monash University were awarded the bronze.

Gold Coast 2013[edit]

The 2013 Australian University Games were hosted on the Gold Coast, Queensland from 29 September to 4 October 2013. A total of 12 teams competed, the most since 2007, with University of Melbourne defeating Monash University 9-5 to win their second consecutive gold. Griffith University won the bronze.

Sydney 2014[edit]

The 2014 Australian University Games will be held in Sydney, New South Wales, the first time since 2001. It will be held from 28 September to 3 October 2014.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New South Wales Association Annual Meeting". The Sydney Morning Herland. 15 April 1904. Retrieved 22 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "BASEBALL". Melbourne, Victoria: The Argus. 24 August 1908. Retrieved 22 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Baseball". The Sydney Morning Herald. 15 August 1923. Retrieved 18 March 2010. 
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  7. ^ UWA Go For Bronze - Baseball WA
  8. ^ W. A. Baseball Umpires Association (Inc.) Australian University Games - Perth 2004 - Baseball WA

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