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Round 1 Brut ABL Team of the Week
We've picked our Round 1 Team of the Week
11/19/2018 6:32 PM ET
 

The first Brut Australian Baseball League Team of the Week of the 2018/19 season is here!

It was a hotly contested battle with plenty of contenders across the diamond.

Check out our team and let us know the changes you'd make:

 

C - Alex Hall (Perth)

Hall made a red-hot start to the 2018/19 season, going 6-for-15 with six RBIs for the Heat.

The 19-year-old homered and drove in three runs during game two of Saturday's doubleheader against Auckland.

Hall also had three RBIs on Opening Night and recorded a hit in all four contests.

 

1B - Luke Hughes (Melbourne)

Hughes wasted little time settling in at his new ballclub, helping the Aces to a series sweep.

He homered in his first two outings for Melbourne, both in crucial positions.

Hughes tied game one on a solo shot, paving the way for the Aces to walk off, and put Melbourne ahead with a two-run shot in game two.

The 34-year-old had a .400 OBP on Opening Weekend.

Honourable mention: Sam Kennelly (Perth)

 

2B - Tristan Gray (Perth)

Gray shone in his first series with the Heat, going 4-for-10 with five RBI and two stolen bases.

The 22-year-old recorded three extra-base hits and went deep in game three against Auckland.

Gray walked seven times, including four times in game three, to finish Opening Weekend with an OBP of .647.

 

3B - Hsu Chi-Hung (Brisbane)

Hsu went 5-for-15 (.333) in his debut series for the Bandits.

Four of his five hits were of the extra-base variety, including three doubles in Brisbane's series finale against Adelaide.

Hsu drove in two runs and walked a pair of times.

 

SS - TJ Bennett (Brisbane)

Bennett was solid on offence and defence as the Bandits got their four-peat quest underway.

He was 4-for-14 (.286) with a homer and five RBI with the bat and took three bags on the basepaths.

Defensively, Bennett played a part in four double plays, including the Brut Play of the Week.

 

LF - Erik Jenkins (Auckland)

Jenkins was a standout in week one as the Tuatara were swept by Perth.

The outfielder went 7-for-16 (.438) at the top of Auckland's lineup with a walk and three stolen bases.

Jenkins, 21, had two doubles and a triple and went 3-for-4 in the series finale.

 

CF - Andrew Campbell (Brisbane)

Campbell homered in the Bandits' first at-bat of the season and added a second leadoff homer in game four against Adelaide.

The 26-year-old finished with three RBIs and an OBP of .412 hitting first.

 

RF - Michael Campbell (Sydney)

Campbell leads the ABL with a .545 average after Opening Weekend.

He picked up a base hit in each of the Sox games against Geelong-Korea, finishing 6-for-11 with a couple of walks and two RBI.

Honourable mention: Garrison Schwartz

 

DH - Jake Levin (Sydney)

Levin drove in a league-best seven runs in the Blue Sox round one sweep.

The 25-year-old drove in three runs on Opening Night and went 3-for-4 with four RBIs in game two.

He finished 4-for-9 in three Opening Weekend outings for Sydney.

 

SP - Markus Solbach (Adelaide)

There were plenty of starting pitchers with impressive Opening Weekend outings.

But Solbach, in his Bite debut, stood out as his stifled one of the league's most potent offences in its most homer-friendly ballpark.

Solbach worked eight one-run innings, striking out 11 and walking two hitters to pick up the win.

He used 105 pitches, 74 of which were strikes.

Honourable mentions: Kyle Glogoski (Auckland), Josh Guyer (Sydney), Dushan Ruzic (Melbourne), Jack Enciondo (Melbourne)

 

RP - Lochlan Southee (Perth)

Jake Bowey was the hero in game one of the Heat's Saturday doubleheader but they might not have found themselves in a position to strike without Southee.

The 18-year-old entered the contest in the fourth after Auckland chased starter Nathan Kuchta from the game.

Southee did not allow a run on two hits and three walks in four innings, striking out five on the way to his first ABL win.

Honourable mention: Ryan Bollinger (Brisbane)

 

 

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