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Auckland dropped four of five games in Brisbane to put an end to their mathematical hopes of qualifying for the playoffs.

And while it's been a tough debut season for the Tuatara, they have done all the heavy lifting for the future.

Auckland has seen its New Zealand talent shine and will have a full offseason to strengthen its roster for next season.

 

Oh my!

Melbourne took a 2-0 series lead - and pole position in the South-West Division - with a dramatic walk-off win on Saturday afternoon.

Luke Hughes' two-run homer with one out remaining, against his old team, forced extras before Darryl George's sacrifice fly completed the comeback.

But, oh my again, the Aces dropped the final two games to finish the round one clear of third-placed Adelaide.

Melbourne host the Bite in a crucial series from Friday night.

 

Geelong-Korea will be looking ahead after another tough series.

GK recorded its first win outside of Victoria but was dismantled 21-1 in the series finale by Adelaide.

While Geelong-Korea is expected to return with a revamped roster next season, some of its young talent is worth retaining.

Seung-Won Shin, Seung-Hun Kim and 19-year-old Hak-Jun Noh have impressed offensively for the expansion team.

 

The Cavs got out the brooms to start 2019, completing a huge sweep of ABL leading Sydney.

Canberra wrapped up a 7-1 victory in its season-series with the Blue Sox and moved to within a game of the North-East Division leaders.

The Cavs have a tough road trip against Brisbane in round nine ahead of Perth coming to town in a 2018 ABLSF rematch.

 

Adelaide's management will have the calculator out over the final fortnight of the regular season.

The Bite sit a game back from second - and a guaranteed playoff berth - in the South-West Division.

Adelaide faces second-placed Melbourne in a huge series at Melbourne Ballpark this weekend.

The sides split their early-season series.

If the Bite miss out on a top-two spot, they will be in a battle for the wildcard spot vacant for the third-ranked team with the best record.

 

The three-time defending champions are ready to launch.

Brisbane wrapped up a 4-1 series win over Auckland on Saturday night and yet again are building at the right time of the season.

The Bandits' offence is clicking into gear and their pitching is getting by, despite being mishmash compared to its previous title-winning versions.

Brisbane can tighten its grip on a top-two spot in the North-East Division against Canberra this weekend, then finish up away to Geelong-Korea.

 

Perth's win over Melbourne on Sunday was its 10th on the road this season - most in the ABL.

The Heat have one away series - in Canberra in round 10 - remaining in the regular-season.

Perth finished a league-best 14-6 on the road last season, 12 months after managing four wins in 20 attempts away from Perth Harley-Davidson Ballpark.

 

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