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 …

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 …

Australian Baseball League: Week 3

In the third week of the ABL competition, the following series were scheduled: Perth Heat @ Sydney BlueSox, Adelaide Bite @ Canberra Cavalry and Melbourne Aces @ Brisbane Bandits.  The biggest winners in this round were the Melbourne Aces as they swept the Brisbane Bandits. The week started with only one game on Thursday. The …

Australian Baseball League: Week two

In the second week of the Australian Baseball League, the following series were played: Canberra Cavalry vs Sydney BlueSox, Perth Heat vs Brisbane Bandits and Adelaide Bite vs Melbourne Aces. The Canberra Cavalry rebounded from a lost series last week, while the Sydney BlueSox cooled off after a hot start. The Adelaide Bite bounced back …

ABL: Van Mil and Bite lose three out of four

Last Thursday the Australian Baseball League season started again. The team of Dutch right hander Loek van Mil took on the Sydney Blue Sox. It wasn't quite a successful start of the season for the Adelaide Bite, as they lost three out of four. Opening Day was on Thursday as the Brisbane Bandits, with Justin …

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 …