Auckland Tuatara to skip 2021/2022 Season

In a press release, the Auckland Tuatara announced that it will not take part in the 2021/2022 ABL season due to several reasons. The press release started with a statement about meeting the demands of the ABL to participate in the the league again. This after the ABL threatened to revoke the license after the …

Auckland Tuatara fined but will be back in ABL next year

The Auckland Tuatara likely will be back in next year's ABL. The club has to deal with a fine though for pulling out of the current season. The New Zealand team came close to losing its ABL licence after it withdrawing from the current season at the 11th hour, because of coronavirus and quarantine issues, …

Auckland Tuatara Given Extra Time by ABL to Plead its Case

About a month ago, the Auckland Tuatara opted out of the 2020/2021 season due to the results of the corona virus. Baseball Australia and the Australian Baseball League gave them 28 days to prepare a case of why they should be kept in the ABL. But due to the new outbreak in Sydney, the Tuatara …

Tuatara present 2020/2021 jersey that won’t be worn

The other day you could read here that the Auckland Tuatara will sit out the 2020/2021 ABL season due to the coronavirus and the cost that will come with it. Nevertheless the club released new merchandise and the 2020/2021 home jersey. It may be sound strange that a club is presenting a jersey meant for …

Auckland Tuatara sit out 2020/2021 ABL Season

A few months ago, you could read here about the upcoming ABL season being cut short. The intention was to play in two conferences, one in Australia (named the Australian Conference) and one in New Zealand (named the International Conference). But since the Brisbane Bandits and the Adelaide Giants had some concerns about coming to …

ABL presents 2020/2021 layout

The Australian Baseball League presented its layout for the 2020/2021 season. There will be two leagues: An Australian Conference and an International Conference. Besides this a surprise may be in the making.The Australian Conference will contain the following teams: defending champion Melbourne Aces, Sydney Blue Sox, Canberra Cavalry and Perth Heat.The International Conference will contain: …

Manny being Manny in New Zealand?

The "Where will Manny Ramirez play" saga continues. So far this year, he has been linked to Parma Baseball in Italy and to the CPBL in Taiwan. None of those options panned out and the CPBL appeared nothing but a rumor. But now Manny is linked to the Auckland Tuatara of the Australian Baseball League. …

Auckland Tuatara signs Bas Nooij

Dutchie baseball news from the ABL. The Auckland Tuatara has signed catcher Bas Nooij to replace an injured player. The Dutch-born catcher spent the last few years with the Adelaide Bite but hardly got playing time. In 2016, Bas played a total of thirteen games with the Adelaide Bite, currently playing as the Adelaide Giants, …

ABL: Auckland clinches historic win, another outing for Loek van Mil

The Auckland Tuatara managed to clinch a historic win today as they beat the Melbourne Aces 8-4 in game two of a doubleheader. With this win, the Tuatara managed to win its first series of their inaugural season. Even in the series vs Geelong-Korea, Auckland did not manage to clinch a win as the series …

ABL: Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra, and Perth clinch playoff berth

In close playoff spot races, it will not come down to the final weekend as all four playoff spots were clinched this weekend by the Blue Sox, the Bandits, the Aces, the Cavalry, and the Heat. After the Blue Sox lost the first game against the Auckland Tuatara 6-0, the club bounced back with close …

ABL: Sydney down to earth after sweep by Canberra

Last week things really seemed to go the Blue Sox way as they had taken a 4.5 game lead over the Brisbane Bandits in the standings. But after this weekend's sweep by the Canberra Cavalry, things have become much more interesting again. In the first game between the two teams, Alessandro Maestri, who was mostly …

ABL round seven: Sydney takes commanding lead

With three more rounds to play, everything is still possible. But the Sydney Blue Sox have made an important step to clinch a spot in the semi-finals. As the Blue Sox won today's game and the series vs the Brisbane Bandits, the Perth Heat had an easy series vs the Adelaide Bite. Today, the Sydney …

Blue Sox win in WALK-off fashion

With the series vs the Brisbane Bandits tied at one, the Sydney Blue Sox have beaten the Bandits in walk-off fashion (3-4). After trailing 3-0 after the second inning, the Sox inched closer and eventually scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth. After Alessandro Maestri was masterful once again on Thursday, he …

ABL: Two sweeps and two 3-1 series wins

Behind some strong offense and solid pitching (at times), the Sydney Blue Sox handed a 4-0 series loss to the Perth Heat. The Canberra Cavalry swept the Geelong-Korea team, Brisbane clinched a 3-1 series win vs Melbourne as both teams played a tripleheader on Saturday and the Adelaide Bite clinched a 3-1 series win over …

Limited action for most of Dutch hoofdklasse players in ABL

This weekend, the (former) Dutch hoofdklasse players did not see much action. The only one who got plenty of playing time was Dwayne Kemp. The others were limited to an inning or a few at-bats. Shogo Nakashima, the solid reliever of the Sydney Blue Sox, pitched only one inning in Saturday's 5-1 win over the …

Dutch teammates face each other in ABL

  Today, Dutch hoofdklasse teammates Dwayne Kemp and Loek van Mil faced each other in the matchup between the Brisbane Bandits and the Sydney BlueSox. Even though Kemp bested his teammate Van Mil, the Blue Sox ended up at the wrong side of the score after ten innings: 5-6.  Just like last week, the Blue …

Not a great day for Dutch hoofdklasse players in ABL

Two of the three Dutch hoofdklasse players in the Australian Baseball League, did not have a great day. Sam Kennelly and his Perth Heat didn't make it through the first inning due to inclement weather. Dwayne Kemp and Shogo Nakashima lost 7-4 with the Sydney Blue Sox vs the Canberra Cavalry. The Blue Sox pitching …

Auckland Tuatara unveils parts of uniform

The Auckland Tuatara, one of the two newest additions to the Australian Baseball League, has unveiled a part of its uniform. Not through an official presentation though. The team put replica jerseys and on-field caps on sale. The home jersey of the Tuatara features the team name in grey outlined in navy. A very nice …

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