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 …

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 …

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: 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: 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 …

ABL All Star Game 2016, good performances by Dutch related players

In a close ABL All Star Game, the World All Stars took a lead but eventually lost in the ninth as Stefan Welch singled home Trent D'Antonio from second base. The World All Stars had taken a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth. With the bases loaded, Kevin Padlo hit a sac fly …

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 …

Dushan Ruzic back in ABL

Dutch baseball fans and especially those in Rotterdam will remember him: Dushan Ruzic. The tall Australian pitched a few years as closer/reliever for (then) DOOR Neptunus. In 2008, Ruzic joined DOOR Neptunus after having spent several years in the minor leagues where he reached AA level. In 20 appearances with Neptunus he recorded one win …

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