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Captain Robbie Perkins Re-signs with Cavalry
04/03/2019 6:13 AM ET
Robbie Perkins (Canberra Cavalry) - Photo: SMPIMAGES.COM / ABL Media - Action from the Australian Baseball League (ABL) Round 7, between the Canberra Cavalry v Auckland. Played at MIT Ball Park, Canberra.
Robbie Perkins (Canberra Cavalry) - Photo: SMPIMAGES.COM / ABL Media - Action from the Australian Baseball League (ABL) Round 7, between the Canberra Cavalry v Auckland. Played at MIT Ball Park, Canberra. (SMP Images)

The Canberra Cavalry are pleased to announce that Captain Robbie Perkins has re-signed for a further 2 years.

It is a significant boost for the Cavs who will look to go one further this season as they set their sights on the Championship Series after bowing out one game short last season against the eventual champions, the Brisbane Bandits.

Perkins, 24, has played for the Cavalry for the past seven years, whilst most recently plying his trade in Minor League Baseball (MiLB) with the Hartford Yard Goats and Ashville Tourists, both affiliates of the Colorado Rockies.

Perkins, also a Team Australia representative, was part of the 2013 ABL Championship winning team and the 2013 Asia Series winning team.

Perkins, who was appointed the inaugural team captain last year, said he was thrilled to be back and said he's got a supportive group of teammates who have helped made his transition into the role a lot easier.

"It feels great to be back for the Cavalry, it's where I want to be and I'm looking forward to the upcoming season," Perkins said.

"Taking on the role as captain last year was a big deal. I was proud Wardy asked me to step into a leadership role, especially being surrounded by such a great group of guys."

Cavalry CEO and Co-owner Donn McMichael said that signing Robbie was his main priority and commended his leadership.

"Signing elite players who have come through Baseball Canberra's high-performance program has been our number one priority when it comes to our playing roster," McMichael said.

"Robbie has been an outstanding leader as the Cavalry's inaugural Club Captain, he is one of Australia's best 2 catchers and continues to grow both as a player and a leader."

The 2019/20 ABL is set to return in November 2019.

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