Big hits, 150km/h fast balls and non-stop baseball action will feature in Wollongong this November as the Australian Baseball League see rivals, the Canberra Elite Cavalry and the CompassMarkets.com Sydney Blue Sox, clash in the first ever ABL game held in Wollongong.
The ABL Wollongong Classic is the first game the Canberra Cavalry will host away from Canberra according to Cavalry CEO, Donn McMichael.
"This is a great opportunity to show the region what Cavalry Baseball is all about," Donn said.
"We hope to see Cavs fans travel up to Wollongong to ensure we have a home crowd advantage."
The Cavalry and Blue Sox will field some of the hottest talent in the ABL including first baseman Boss Moanaroa and Team Australia outfielder David Kandilas from the Cavs.
Cavalry pitcher Steve Kent is excited to play in Wollongong and contest the home series in a region he believes is important for the growth of baseball.
"Every time we play the Blue Sox it is always a special series because of the rivalry," Kent said.
"I am eager to pitch in front of what I hope is a big crowd wearing orange and showing their support for us."
Destination Wollongong Chairperson Tania Brown is pleased to welcome the ABL to the region.
"This match is a testament to how far the sport has developed in Wollongong," Brown said. "The ABL Wollongong Classic is the beginning of strategic discussions with the ABL and we look forward to the ongoing partnership."
Baseball fans can expect the same atmosphere, food, drink and entertainment in Wollongong that they expect from an ABL game.
The game will be held at Thomas Dalton Park, Towradgi in Wollongong on the 27th November 2016. The first pitch will be thrown at 2pm AEDT.