THE huge growth of women's baseball across regional Victoria is set to continue with a Bendigo side the latest set to pitch its potential to be part of the Western Victorian Women's Baseball League.
Just four weeks into the season, and the league has already grown from four teams to six, with the inclusion of two Alfredton-based teams.
Now, Bendigo is keen to hit a home run of their own and is set to bring a team to Ballarat for the next triple header at Prince of Wales Park on June 19.
WVWBL coordinator Mark Lazarus said he had been overwhelmed with the support for the league, which is just over one month old.
"It's been incredible the support we are getting," he said. "Bendigo has not heard about the league and they've suggested they would come down for a game on June 19 in Ballarat.
"They'll play a match against Alfredton, and then they will combine teams later in the day."
Lazarus said the social aspect of the league, where every team travels to one venue to play triple-headers each week had been a huge winner.
"There's a lot of leagues around the state and the country are having women play, but they have to play with the men," he said.
"We see in the Geelong Baseball Association, we've got women in B-Reserve, A-Reserve and they hold their own.
"But the level of competition and the joys we see on the faces each Sunday, they know it's a level competition, it's competitive fun.
"There's a social aspect of it and we've gone out of our way to make it that way, for example the first couple of games we had a champagne tent operating.
"We can also announce we've extended the season, the girls all voted for an extension of the season and so now we'll go through August 15 with finals to be played the following two weeks."
He said that the 2022 season could be split in multiple divisions as more towns and clubs come on board.
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