The St Marys Rams Baseball team - whose players have a combined age of 524 years - is attempting to be crowned the Australian Masters Games champions.
THE St Marys Rams baseball team is set to take the Australian Masters Games by storm next week. The team’s thirteen players will hit Adelaide, battling against teams from across the country in the hopes of being crowned the Australian Baseball Masters champions.
More than 10,000 people from Australia and overseas will compete in the event, which runs from October 3-10.
It is the team’s first time playing in the competition, however, it remained quietly confident having won its club’s grand final last year.
St Marys Baseball president Richard Price told The Standard they were prepared.
“We have been putting a lot of effort in and training leading up to the games. We hope to make it into the grand final,” Mr Price said.
Player Peter Aquilina said the team wouldn’t stop at the Austra- lian title. “Once we take Adelaide, we are hoping to make it into the World Masters Games in Auckland in 2017,” Aquilina said.
With the team set to play nine games in eight days, Aquilina admitted it would be hard work.
“We will be buggered – that’s why we had to enlist some young ones into the team,” he said.
The Masters Games are held once a year around the country.
– Jillian McKee
Team members Peter Aquilina, Croucher, Shane Grundy gear up for the Masters. Picture: PHILLIP ROGERS