BASEBALL fever has hit the Cockburn-Fremantle area with all eyes on the Yangebup Knights Baseball Club, who are one win away from championship glory when they compete in the Baseball WA F Grade grand final this Sunday.
The club, based at Mellor Park in Bibra Lake, are confident that 2018 will be the year of the Knights.
Club president Nathan Dryden said it might not be in Major League Baseball, but for more than 20 years the club has run a “strong baseball community” at the Knights where “people from the local area can get together on the weekend, bring their families and have some fun”.
Dryden said the effort and tireless work of volunteers was amazing and praised the running of the canteen and coaching of the players.
“Their work is really important to the well-being of the club and the local community and we want to reward them by bringing the championship to the club,” he said.
“Plus, between the pressures of juggling work, family and other responsibilities getting out on the diamond with a great team and trying to win a grand final is just a bloody great way to spend the weekend.”
Having won the semi-final last weekend, the Yangebup Knights advanced directly to the grand final and had the past week off.
They will play the Rockingham Rams who won their preliminary final over Willetton Wildcats 18-8.
The grand final is at 3pm, Sunday March 18 at Perth Harley-Davidson Ballpark.