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Final Changes Ahead of Sydney Series
01/10/2017 10:33 PM ET

The Brisbane Bandits (12-16), proudly presented by Welldog, return to AFA Stadium at Holloway Field Thursday, the 12th of Jan., for a four-game series as the reigning Claxton Shield Champions play host to the Sydney Blue Sox (11-17).

Game 1 on Thursday, the 12th of Jan., and Game 2 on Friday, the 13th of Jan., post 6:30 p.m. starts. Game 3 also follows with a 6:30 p.m. start Saturday, the 14th of Jan., and the Bandits and Blue Sox round out the series with Game 4 Sunday, the 15th of Jan., at 2:00 p.m.

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Items to note:

  • Mitch Nilsson returns to the roster after taking a brief hiatus in the Melbourne series due to illness.
  • Kramer Champlin returns to the roster for the Sydney series as the right-hander is slotted for the Game 1 start Thursday.
  • Ryan Rowland-Smith and Trent Oeltjen make their home field debuts at AFA Stadium at Holloway Field this weekend.

Here is the official roster and pitching rotation for the Sydney Blue Sox series:


RHP Kramer Champlin

RHP Justin Erasmus

RHP Ty'Relle Harris

RHP Samuel Holland

RHP Rhys Niit

LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith

RHP Ryan Searle

LHP Rick Teasley

RHP Matt Timms

RHP Zac Treece


Ryan Battaglia

David Rodriguez


Wade Dutton

Donald Lutz

Connor MacDonald

Mitch Nilsson

Kevin Padlo

David Sutherland

Logan Wade


Andrew Campbell

Trent Oeltjen

Aaron Whitefield

Development Players:

Carter Bell

Jake Pannunzio

Liam Taylor

Jordon Thomson

Starting Rotation:

Game 1: RHP Kramer Champlin

Game 2: LHP Rick Teasley

Game 3: LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith

Game 4: RHP Justin Erasmus


Can't make the games this weekend? You're in luck! The Bandits have live coverage of all four games at AFA Stadium at Holloway Field! A special thank you to 131 Tow for sponsoring Game 1, 2 & 3 this weekend!

Game 1: 6:30 p.m. on the 131 Tow Stream

Game 2: 6:30 p.m. on the 131 Tow Stream

Game 3: 6:30 p.m. on the 131 Tow Stream

Game 4: 2:00 p.m. on ABLtv

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