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Aussie pair light up the ABL
Nilsson, Tols crowned Players of the Week
11/27/2017 7:50 PM ET

Aussie pair Mitch Nilsson and Josh Tols have claimed the Delta Airlines Players of the Week following their impeccable Round 2 performances.

Mitch Nilsson has set the ABL alight in the first two rounds of the 2017/18 season, putting up astronomical numbers and making him an easy choice for Player of the Week.

Nilsson was the lynchpin of a Bandits offence that went on a tear against the Perth Heat, with the switch-hitting star finishing the series with eight hits, 12 RBI and three home runs.

In potentially the hottest start to an ABL season ever, Nilsson's numbers speak for themselves (.577/.667/1.154), as the Team Australia represtentative has the unique distinction of claiming more total bases (30) than at-bats (26) this season.

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Pitching against your former team is never easy, but Josh Tols kept Bite hitters guessing all weekend to claim the Pitcher of the Week.

Tols bounced back after a tough opening weekend to record a save in the Aces' game one win (1IP, 3K), before backing it up on Sunday with a dominant relief appearance (4IP, 3H, 0ER, 6K).

Hitters are only managing a paltry .171 batting average against Tols, who continues to play a major role for the Aces in both a starting and relief role.

Tols and Nilsson will lock horns in week three, as the Melbourne Aces host the Brisbane Bandits in a 2016/17 ABLCS rematch.

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