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 …

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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 …

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 …

WBC Qualifier 2: Czechs humiliate Germans

   Czech Republic   15   -   3   Germany    Another surprising result in the game in the losers bracket, between the Czech Republic and Germany. In the first inning the Germans took a 1-0 lead when Kent Matthes scored on Donald Lutz' sac fly to left field. But in the third inning …

ABL: Lutz and Bandits win Claxton Shield

The Brisbane Bandits finished their dominant season with a two game sweep of the Adelaide Bite in the ABL championship series. In a must win situation for the Bite, the Brisbane Bandits dealt the first blow. The Bite had  scoring opportunities in the top of the second and third inning. Angus Roeger was on third …

ABL: Two Europeans will meet in championship series

After yesterday's hail out, it was bad weather all day around the Australian capital, and ast some point hailstones fell out of the sky, there was a double header scheduled for today between the Cavalry and the Bite. In a very close game two (first game of the day), the Bite took a 2-0 lead …

ABL: Two Europeans advance to play offs

Today the last games of the regular season in the ABL were played. None of them was of any significance as the play off teams already clinched a spot. The planned double header between the Blue Sox and the Aces was only played half. As the second game was cancelled. In a game in which …

ABL: Adelaide blows lead in prelude of semi final

The Sydney Blue Sox and the Melbourne Aces split a double header today. The first game went to Melbourne with a score of 6-3. The second game was won by Sydney with a 4-2 score. In a prologue of the upcoming of the preliminary final between the Canberra Cavalry and the Adelaide Bite, the Cavalry cherished …

ABL: Another washout in Sydney

On the second day of the final round of the regular ABL season, the bad weather in Sydney continued, so the game was cancelled again. It is expected that both on Saturday and on Sunday double headers will be played. With the play off landscape set, the remaining games were rather meaningless. The Adelaide Bite …

ABL: Final week of regular season started

Today the final round of the regular season started in the ABL. The game between the Sydney Blue Sox and the Melbourne Aces was cancelled due to bad weather. Perth Heat  2  -  5  Brisbane Bandits The Brisbane Bandits took an important step towards clinching a spot in the championship series by beating the Perth …

ABL: Battle for first place still not over

In the ABL the final games of the last round but one were played today. Some results were rather surprising. Brisbane Bandits  3  -  11  Melbourne Aces The Brisbane Bandits were no match for the Melbourne Aces today. Melbourne' Jon Kennedy lasted only four innings despite allowing just one run on a solo homerun. He …

ABL: Lutz delivers in close game

In game three of the final round but one, there were not real surprises except for game one of the double header between the Sydney Blue Sox and the Canberra Cavalry. Sydney Blue Sox  2 - 0  Canberra Cavalry Today, a double header between the Sydney Blue Sox and the Canberra Cavalry was scheduled. In …