ABL 2016/2017: Bandits rout Bite, advance to ABLCS

The Brisbane Bandits broke the rubber game wide open in the seventh inning as they scored six runs. This was the decisive blow for the Adelaide Bite that did not overcome the Bandits big lead, as they fell to the Bandits 18-2 In the first five innings, the game was close. The Bandits took a …

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ABL 2016/2017: Bite wins in extra innings

In a must win game for the Adelaide Bite, the score went back and forth as the Adelaide Bite stayed at the right side of the score in twelve frames: 8-4. The final score was a bit flattered though as the game was close for the biggest part. After Adelaide took a 3-1 lead in …

ABL 2016/2017: Bandits one win away from ABLCS

With a 3-1 win in and over the Adelaide, the Brisbane Bandits are one win away from the ABL Championship Series. A solid 5.2-inning outing by Justin Erasmus paved the way for the Bandits' come back from behind victory. For five innings the game was tied at zero as both pitchers had solid outings. Justin …

18-year old Aussie signs with Diamondbacks

18-year old Jordan McArdle, who hit a grandslam homerun last Saturday vs the Sydney BlueSox, has signed a contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Adelaide Bite announced on their Twitter account. McArdle , who is 185 centimeters tall and weighs 93 kg, was on the Bite's roster as their DH. In 27 games he hit …

ABL 2016/2017: Justin Erasmus earns win as Bandits clinch 2nd play off spot

With two of three races decided already, it was still a decsive day for both the Brisbane Bandits and the Canberra Cavalry. Both teams needed a win to clinch a play off spot, even though the Bandits still had an escape route if they would lose. The Canberra Cavalry hosted the Brisbane Bandits in the …

ABL 2016/2017: Adelaide clinches play off spot

The Adelaide Bite needed one more win on Saturday in the tenth round to clinch a play off spot. It seemed that their opponent, the Sydney BlueSox did everything to help them. Other games that were scheduled were the Brisbane Bandits @ Canberra Cavalry and the Melbourne Aces @ Perth Heat. On the opening day …

ABL 2016/2017: Melbourne clinches spot in championship series

Without playing, the Melbourne Aces have clinched a spot in the ABL Championship Series. As you could read here yesterday, everything was possible, even a scenario in which the Adelaide Bite would clinch a spot in the ABLCS right away. But then the Bite should win all four games and the Aces had to lose all …

Decisive and exciting weekend in ABL ahead

This weekend (starting tomorrow) will be a decisive weekend in the ABL.  The Melbourne Aces have clinched a playoff spot already but in theory,  the Adelaide Bite can catch them and clinch a spot in the championship series. And of course, there will be the clash between the Canberra Cavalry and the Brisbane Bandits for a …

ABL 2016/2017: A couple of surprises in round 9

In round nine of the 2016/2017 ABL the following series were scheduled: Adelaide Bite @ Melbourne Aces, Perth Heat @ Brisbane Bandits and Canberra Cavalry @ Sydney BlueSox. A couple of surprises changed the landscape in the standings.  Canberra Cavalry @ Sydney Blue Sox The Cavalry and the BlueSox did not play on Thursday but …

ABL 2016/2017: Van Mil earns two saves in a weekend

In round eight of the Australian Baseball League's 2016-2017 season, the following series were scheduled: Melbourne Aces @ Canberra Cavalry, Perth Heat @ Adelaide Bite and Sydney BlueSox @ Brisbane Bandits. The Melbourne Aces clinched a convincing 11-1 win over the Canberra Cavalry in game one as Mark Hamburger was flat out dominant in a complete …

ABL 2016/2017: round 7

In the seventh round of the Australian BaseballLeague, the Melbourne Aces and the Canberra Cavalry walked away from the rest of the league as both teams won three out of four games. The only black mark for Melbourne was the 19-4 loss vs Brisbane. The Melbourne Aces hosted the Brisbane Bandits. The Bandits salvaged the series by clubbing …

ABL 2016/2017: Melbourne extends lead

In the weekend around New Year's Eve, the Melbourne Aces extended their lead in the standings by winning three out of four. They were able to do so as the runner up, the Canberra Cavalry split the series against the Perth Heat. The Adelaide Bite won the first two games of their series vs the …

Australian Baseball League 2016-2017: Jeremy Guthrie hit hard

Today, Jeremy Guthrie debuted with the Melbourne Aces. Guthrie must have dreamt of a better debut as he was hit hard and lasted only four innings in which he gave up six runs to the Sydney BlueSox. With a lot of uproar, the Melbourne Aces announced that they had attracted Jeremy Guthrie for the second …

Australia Baseball League 2016: Melbourne sweeps Sydney to walk away in standings

In the fifth week of the Australian Baseball League season, the Melbourne Aces swept the Syndey BlueSox and took a four-game lead in the standings. Brisbane and Adelaide split the series and Canberra defeated Perth in three of the four games. In a very close game in Melbourne, the Aces clinched a walk off win over …

Van Mil and Schuller added to World All Star Roster

The Australian Baseball League announced the rosters for the upcoming All Star Game today. Two Europeans and a few players that used to play in the Dutch hoofdklasse are added to the World All Star Roster or to the roster of team Australia. BlueSox player Craig Anderson, former player for Curacao Neptunus of the Dutch …

ABL 2016, week 4: Variable performances by Europeans

In the fourth week of the ABL season, the Melbourne Aces did a good job by winning three out of four as did the the Adelaide Bite vs the Perth Heat. The Sydney BlueSox split the series vs the Brisbane Bandits. Several European players saw action in week four. The Adelaide Bite won the opening game …

ABL 2016: Justin Erasmus clinches first win

In a solid outing for the Brisbane Bandits, Justin Erasmus got his first win of the season. For the Sydney BlueSox Erasmus was practically unhittable as the South African Australian allowed only three hits and struck out nine in six innings. This game was a pure pitching duel, but the Bandits were just a tad better …