Loek van Mil bounces back from two poor outings

After two previous two games in which he gave up five runs (four earned) and in which his ERA skyrocketed, Loek van Mil bounced back today with a decent outing. In a no-save situation, Loek kept the Melbourne Aces from scoring. In a game that was a lot closer than the final score made it …

Loek van Mil dominates in seven-out save

Partially thanks to a 2+ inning outing by Loek van Mil, the Adelaide Bite beat the ABL title favorite Brisbane Bandits in the first game of a doubleheader. The Bite took a bold 3-0 lead in the second inning as they scored two runs in the first on an RBI single by Tai-Shan Chang and …

Loek van Mil makes ABL All Star Game

33-year old Dutchie, Loek van Mil, has been selected for the World All-Stars roster for the 2017 ABL All-Star Game. The World All-Stars will take on team Australia in this year's friendly of the Australian Baseball League.  This season is Van Mil's third season in the ABL. In the previous two seasons, also with the Adelaide …

Donald Lutz returns to Brisbane Bandits

For the fourth time in his career, German international Donald Lutz will return to the Australian Baseball League. This stint will be his third with the Brisbane Bandits. His very first stint in the ABL was with the Canberra Cavalry. The tall German outfielder played the 2017 season for the Bravos de Leon of the …

ABLCS 2017: Brisbane Bandits repeat

In the second game of the Championship Series of the Australian Baseball League,  it was a must-win situation for the Melbourne Aces. But in this game, all things worked out just fine for the Brisbane Bandits as they beat the Melbourne Aces 3-1 and repeated as Australian champion.  After the Bandits took a 1-0 lead …

ABLCS 2017: Bandits a win away from repeating

In the first game of the ABL Championship Series the Melbourne Aces hosted the Brisbane Bandits. In the last two weeks, the Aces were not as good as they were in the previous weeks of the season. The Bandits on the other hand, got their momentum as they reached the play offs from a almost …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …