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Bandits Set for ABLPF Showdown
Final Roster Ahead of Series Against Bite
02/02/2017 12:39 AM ET
 

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.

Pitchers:

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

Catchers:

Ryan Battaglia

David Rodriguez

Infielders:

Wade Dutton

Mitch Nilsson

Kevin Padlo

David Sutherland

Logan Wade

Outfielders:

Andrew Campbell

Connor MacDonald

Tommy Milone

Trent Oeltjen

Aaron Whitefield

Starting Rotation:

Game 1: RHP Justin Erasmus

Game 2: RHP Kramer Champlin

Game 3: TBD

Coverage:

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

 

This story was not subject to the approval of the Australian Baseball League or its clubs.