The Brisbane Bandits, proudly presented by WellDog, are headed to the big dance!
After taking the Australian Baseball League Preliminary Finals, 2-1, over the SA Power Networks Adelaide Bite, the Bandits took control of their destiny, securing a spot in the Australian Basebal League Championship Series for the second straight year. The Bandits face the Jet Couriers Melbourne Aces in a best-of-three series at Melbourne Ballpark. The Bandits look to claim back-to-back ABLCS titles for the opportunity to raise the Claxton Shield once again.
Game 1 of the ABLCS is scheduled for a 6:30 p.m. AEST start Friday, the 10th of February at Melbourne Ballpark. Game 2 follows with a 5:30 p.m. AEST start Saturday, the 11th of February. If necessary, Game 3 will see a 1:30 p.m. AEST start Sunday, the 12th of February.
Brisbane Bandits fans that are traveling to Melbourne for the ABLCS can enjoy seating in our "Bandits Fan Section" using the Bandits' promo code!
Items to Note:
- Melbourne leads Brisbane in regular season play: 7-1.
- Brisbane has won 11 of their last 14 games.
- Brisbane's 2016/17 postseason: 39 hits, 25 runs, 24 RBI's and nine home runs over three games.
- Aces' Mark Hamburger is the ABL's best arm: 5-1, 1.90 ERA, 86 SO, 17 runs over 75.2 IP.
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: 5:30 p.m. AEST - ABLtv.com Live Stream
Game 3: 1:30 p.m. AEST - ABLtv.com Live Stream