Beyond the Dugout Podcast
Episode 35 - Warren Stoddart

Episode 35 - Warren Stoddart

December 29, 2021

Well Merry Belated Christmas & Early Happy New Year All from Chopper & DC 🎄

No better way to celebrate the festive season with episode 35…. The one and only, Warren Stoddart or better known as “Stoddy”.

What Stoddy has contributed to Softball New Zealand has been exceptional over such a long lifetime of commitment. His National titles with his beloved PK & WSA have left many to admire.  But it’s hard to go past his WBSC World Championship Ring from 1996.

For us, it’s been the mastermind understanding of the game that shines so bright.

But Stoddy is one of the nicest and humble real guys you will ever get to meet. We hope you enjoy getting to know him just a little bit better.

Episode 35 with Warren Stoddart ‘Stoddy” & the last episode for 2021.

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Episode 34 - Don Tricker

Episode 34 - Don Tricker

December 10, 2021

Don Tricker is One of the most sort after high performance coaches in the world & will headline episode 34 of Beyond The Dugout.

Be prepared for a thought provoking episode like no other.

Let’s just start with 2 x WBSC World Champion Coach with our Softball New Zealand Golden Homes Black Sox!!

2004 New Zealand Order of Merit, 2000 Halberg Coach of the Year….. and that’s just the tip of the mountain of achievements we would like to nickname “The Don” has accomplished.

In the famous words of the God Farther Don Vito Corleone: I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse. ...

2004 he talked the goat 🐐 Mark Sorenson out of retirement to help the NZ Black Sox win on home soil in front of the world.

Black Sox coaches have gone on the achieve amazing high performance roles, but none more than Tricker…

High Performance with Sport NZ, All Blacks, Silver ferns, Olympics & now the San Diego Padres.

His roots are with Porirua, PK & Wellington first as an elite player which included time for the Black Sox between 1986 and 1991.

Episode 34 with Don Tricker Friday 6pm NZT 10 December 2021 Beyond The Dugout with hosts Jason Gerbes aka Chopper & Damian Michael Patrick Collins bringing weekly guests from the best that Fastpitch Softball has ever seen.

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Episode 33 - Naomi Shaw

Episode 33 - Naomi Shaw

December 6, 2021

The wait is over for this weeks guest, the Multiple Hall of Famer Naomi Shaw for episode 33.

Naomi holds the honour of being the captain of NZ the only time we have won a world Championship.

Shaw a 10 year veteran of the White Sox in 1982 won the Gold Medal 🥇 in the WBSC World Cup with her two Bronze medals🥉

Her contributions to the game as an athlete and coach where she has won every title possible multiple times has seen her inducted into 5 Hall of Fames in NZ and around the world.

However the greatest honour came in 2019 with being selected for the NZ Order of Merit Queens Honours List MNZM.

It must be said her devotion and loyalty to her club Saints from Hutt Valley for over 55 years is what she and softball is all about.

Episode 33 with Naomi Shaw December 2021 Beyond The Dugout with hosts Jason Gerbes aka Chopper & Damian Michael Patrick Collins bringing weekly guests from the best that Fastpitch Softball has ever seen.

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Episode 32 - Jerome Raemaki

Episode 32 - Jerome Raemaki

November 26, 2021

So Jerome Raemaki the Golden Homes Black Sox slugger hits up our Episode 32 on Beyond the Dugout.

The Softball New Zealand Golden Homes Black Sox power hitter has attended 2 WBSC World Cups and already knocked off 16 years representing the nation.

Raemaki has travelled the world for NZ at both a junior level and senior, but also ISC Club ball currently with the New York Gremlins.

There is not a ballpark that has held the the power of Raemaki’s swing. Jerome is a very loyal person and player.

Shows with his whole career with Poneke Softball & Wellington Softball Association, something that always impresses Chopper & Damian.

Episode 32 with Jerome Raemaki will air Friday 6pm NZT 26 November 2021.

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Episode 31 - Jackie Smith

Episode 31 - Jackie Smith

November 12, 2021

Beyond the Dugout's Special Guest for Episode 31 is the White Sox Olympian, SNZ Hall of Famer Jackie Smith.

Jackie amassed an impressive 19 career with the Sky Sport White Sox. Highlighted by competing for NZ at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Known for her speed, game knowledge & determination to train the house down….. made Smith the ideal team mate.

She has won pretty much everything domestically for North Harbour, Auckland, Northcote, Marist, Eden Roskill along the way.

Coached at all levels club wise as well as assisting NZ teams as she gives back to our sport.

Jackie is one high energy person who makes the most of moments in life, and is truly infectious to be around.

Smith has become a presenter and commentator for Sky TV, which has been a fun ride.

Tonight you will hear about many project she has on, and loves to crack a smile while sharing.

Episode 31 with Jackie Smith will air Friday 12 November 2021.

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Episode 30 - Travis Wilson

Episode 30 - Travis Wilson

November 5, 2021

Travis Wilson…… Black Sox World Champion, Baseball, Cricket, College World Series Champion Coach…… Are you kidding me!!!

This weeks feature guest for Episode 30 on Beyond the Dugout is as elite as it gets. 

The future ISC Hall of Famer shares his unique and diverse career tonight like never before. 

Travis Wilson, born in Christchurch, New Zealand is a former member of the Softball New Zealand Golden Homes Black Sox. 

He first played for the Black Sox in 1994 and was an integral part of their WBSC ISF Men's World Championship winning team in Midland, Michigan in 1996.

Following this tournament Wilson was scouted by the Atlanta Braves where he played for seven seasons, most of which were spent at the Triple-A level. 

He was a multiple Minor League All-Star and was put on the Braves 40-man roster after leading the Arizona Fall League in hitting in 2001. Wilson finished his baseball career in 2004 with a season in the Cincinnati Reds farm system.

From 2002 through 2004, Wilson also played three seasons of winter ball for the Tiburones de La Guaira and Leones del Caracas clubs of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League.

In 2005 Wilson returned to New Zealand where he worked for three years with the New Zealand Cricket national team as their Specialist Fielding Coach and Video Analyst. 

He is currently an assistant coach for the Florida State University, Florida State Seminoles Softball team.

Episode 30 with Travis Wilson will air Friday 5 November 2021

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Episode 29 - Cole Evans

Episode 29 - Cole Evans

October 31, 2021

Cole Evans, the Captain of the Golden Homes Softball New Zealand Black Sox is this week’s guest on Beyond the Dugout in Episode 29.

Cole has become a premier baller on the world stage and domestically. Evans has 3 Medals at WBSC World Cups, multiple NFC & age grade titles capped by 3 National Club titles with Ramblers Softball Club already at such a young age.

Cole shares his beginnings, ideas about the game, what it means to represent NZ and now captain.

Evans has the potential to break all the records, and set the bar very high for the next generation.

We are all looking forward to seeing our Black Sox take the world 🌎 again as we host the Men’s World Cup December 2022, none more determined is Captain Cole Evans.

Episode 29 with Cole Evans will air this Friday 6pm NZT 29 October 2021 Beyond The Dugout with hosts Jason Gerbes aka Chopper & Damian Michael Patrick Collins bringing weekly guests from the best that Fastpitch Softball has ever seen.

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Episode 28 - Gretchen Aucoin

Episode 28 - Gretchen Aucoin

October 22, 2021

Ever wondered what makes National Champion Gretchen Aucoin tick? Well as our special guest for Episode 28 of the Dugout will give you those answers and so much more.

In NZ we have seen Otahuhu Softball Club’s Aucoin dominate from the pitchers circle to the batters box…..🥎💪🏾

What drives Gretchen to win multiple Auckland Softball, Softball New Zealand National & FASTBALL 45 titles? 🏆

Well the 2011 Homecoming Queen who starred at Texas Tech University / Texas Tech Softball & University of Tennessee, Knoxville in the NCAA Softball. Majored in Communications is no surprise for this mentor, coach & Development officer role with Wellington Softball Association. But could Gretchen have been a different sporting athlete to travel the world 🌎? Like Italy 🇮🇹 , Switzerland 🇨🇭 to name a couple….

Surely Aucoin gets nominated for the next series of The Bachelorette NZ 🌹, in a hope Aotearoa gets to keep this international super star, this episode will be on the audition tape for sure⭐️……😉

Episode 28 with Gretchen Aucoin Live online Friday 22nd October 2021.

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Episode 27 - Roman Gabriel

Episode 27 - Roman Gabriel

October 15, 2021

Back on the 16th of April 2021, Beyond the Dugout was launched and 6 months & 26 guests later & we are still bringing you stories from some of the best to ever play our great game.

 

Episode 27 is no different with this week’s very special guest Roman Gabriel.

 

Gabriel - most famous milestone is a member of the Golden Homes Black Sox's 2004 WBSC world title winning squad in Christchurch - was a White Sox assistant-coach from 2006 and 2010 and has latterly been head coach of the Auckland Marist Softball Club premier women's team, but his role as Head Coach of the Softball New Zealand White Sox is the new pinnacle.

 

Gabriel, a classy infielder and effective contact hitter and base runner in his playing days, enjoy’s the challenge to improve the Sky Sport NZ White Sox's world ranking.

 

Ro shares everything from how it all begun, his family and early beginnings, his love of the game, how he has adapted to being a international coach during this challenging international time, where he would like to take the women’s game & so much more.

 

Episode 27 with Roman Gabriel online today Friday 15 October 2021.

 

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Episode 26 - Craig Wallace

Episode 26 - Craig Wallace

October 8, 2021
Back to normal on Beyond The Dugout, well the new, newer, newish normal. Whatever it is, we back are on the couch, no zoom, together again!!!
 
Episode 26 is going to be awesome as well with very special guest Craig Wallace.
 
Wally has been around the game his whole life, starting out with HV Dodgers Softball Club time at Hutt City United Softball Club and of course Poneke Kilbirnie Softball Club with some stints in the ISCs.
 
Now a coach & mentor and a very good one, Wally continues to pass on knowledge and experiences to so many of the next generation in both Softball and his work with Baseball.
 
A 6X NFC Champion, 4X Clubs Champion and a Former Black Sox but he so much more than that.
 
Wally on the couch with Chopper & Damian in the 04, talking family, lessons, pranks & so much more!!!
 
Episode 26 with Craig Wallace, Friday the 8th of October 2021 on all Podcast Platforms.
 
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