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Local talent re-signs with the Blue Sox
11/13/2017 5:06 PM ET
 

SYDNEY - The Sydney Blue Sox are excited to announce a group of talented local players who will be a part of the team for the 2017/18 season. A mix of youth and experience from this group will have the Blue Sox in a good position for the upcoming season. The players are as follows:

Luke Wilkins (P)

The Blue Sox are excited to have Luke Wilkins back on the mound this season. Luke stayed in Australia and took the winter off to refresh the body and prepare for the 2017-18 season. Luke was a 2017 All-Star with 2 complete games pitched and 1 shutout. The right-armed hurler is currently tuning up his arsenal with the Ryde baseball club.

Jacob Younis (INF)

The 200-game veteran is back to terrorise ABL pitchers this season. Last season he put up career highs in both RBIs and batting average. Jacob hit .297 in 38 games for Sox and drove in 15 runs with 4 stolen bases. He finished the year on fire, hitting .390 in the last 10 games and showing some excellent defensive skills in the field.

Todd Grattan (P)

Todd is back for his 7th consecutive season for the Blue Sox. The right-handed pitcher came out of the bullpen and in 13 innings amassed 13 strike-outs and allowed only 5 earned runs.

Josh Guyer (P)

The Tamworth-born pitcher is back for his 5th consecutive season for the Blue Sox. In 2016-17 he compiled a 2-1 record with an ERA of 3.63. In 17.1 innings pitched he was able to fan 21 batters.

Michael Campbell (OF)

Last year's surprise packet is back! The Newcastle native's first year in the ABL was nothing short of spectacular, batting .297 with 4 RBIs and some sensational outfield assists from the cannon that sits where his left arm should be! Michael's Toronto Tigers broke a 69-year championship drought in the Newcastle Major League this season. We look forward to a great season from the left-handed batter!

Max Brennen (INF)

The Blue Sox are excited to welcome back Max Brennen into fold. Brennen played for the Blue Sox in the 2015-16 season and is back and ready for a championship tilt. Max was the everyday SS for West Texas A & M in their 2015 National Championship season, batting .311 in the process. At the club level he has won 3 consecutive championships with Petersham, and is currently batting .411 at Cronulla.

 

Blue Sox Manager Tony Harris said, "We are lucky to have such local talented players which compliment our other import and development players. Together it meets a nice balance of youth with experience of both local and international guys all that are hungry for success this season." 

Come see our new and returning Blue Sox players at a game this season as they make a push towards the ABL Championships. Our opening series begins on November 17 against the Adelaide Bite. Tickets and Membership options for the season are still available. Find out more info at: www.sydneybluesox.com.au/tickets.

 

 

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