The scene is set.
The Brisbane Bandits, proudly presented by WellDog, are four wins away from back-to-back Claxton Shield titles. But first, the Bandits meet the SA Power Networks Adelaide Bite in a best-of-three series in the Australian Baseball League Preliminary Final.
Game 1 of the ABLPF will be played at the home of the second-place team in the ABL: the Adelaide Bite. Game 1 is slotted for a 6:30 p.m. AEST start Friday, the 3rd of February at Adelaide Shores Baseball Complex at West Beach. At the conclusion of Game 1, both sides will travel to Brisbane for Game 2 of the ABLPF. Game 2 is scheduled for a 6:00 p.m. AEST start Saturday, the 4th of February at AFA Stadium at Holloway Field. If the series is forced to a deciding Game 3, both teams will remain in Brisbane for the final game of the series at 1:00 p.m. AEST Sunday, the 5th of February.
The winner of the ABLPF will face the top-seeded Jet Courier Melbourne Aces in a best-of-three series at Melbourne Ballpark the 10-12 of February.
Items to Note:
- David Rodriguez has hit safely in ALL 19 games this ABL season: .442 AVG, 6 HR, 25 RBI's.
- Since the start of 2017, the Bite have a 2.41 ERA - the lowest in the league.
- The Bandits have gone 12-6 since the All-Star break, winning 9 of their last 11 games.
RHP Kramer Champlin
RHP Justin Erasmus
RHP Ty'Relle Harris
RHP Samuel Holland
RHP Simon Morriss
LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith
RHP Ryan Searle
LHP Rick Teasley
RHP Matt Timms
RHP Zac Treece
Game 1: RHP Justin Erasmus
Game 2: RHP Kramer Champlin
Game 3: TBD
Game 1: 6:30 p.m. AEST - ABLtv.com Live Stream
Game 2: 6:00 p.m. AEST - ABLtv.com Live Stream
Game 3: 1:00 p.m. AEST - ABLtv.com Live Stream