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 …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

ABL: Van Mil solid in fourth save

The new round of the ABL started yesterday. In the series between the Brisbane Bandits and the Melbourne Aces, the Bandits brought back their magic number to five. Donald Lutz, who signed a minor league deal with the Cincinnati Reds the other day, singled in his first at bat in the first inning but that …

ABL: Mixed results for Europeans

This weekend in the Australian Baseball League showed some mixed results for the players from Europe. The Sydney Blue Sox lost the series vs the Brisbane Bandits 3-1. In the game that brought the sole victory for Sydney, Donald Lutz went 1 for 4 for Brisbane. For the first time in a few weeks, Lutz …

ABL: Stöcklin cruises through six innings

Adelaide Bite  0 - 7  Sydney Blue Sox In a rain shortened game, the Sydney Blue Sox took on the Adelaide Bite. For the Blue Sox there was much at stake as they could return to .500 with a win and get tied for third place with the Adelaide Bite. A big third inning gave …

ABL: Stöcklin struggles in Blue Sox loss

In a high scoring game,the Sydney Blue Sox ended at the wrong side of the score. The Blue Sox had a great start as they scored five runs in the second inning, but Jan Stöcklin could not cling on to the lead as he allowed the Bandits to score five runs in 3.1 innings. Stöcklin issued four …