2003 Claxton Shield

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The Claxton Shield is an annual competition held by the Australian Baseball Federation. The 2003 Shield reverted to its original form for the first time since 1988, due to the folding of the International Baseball League of Australia. The Shield was held in New South Wales at the Blacktown Olympic Park Baseball Stadium between 26 January to 1 February 2003.

Match results[edit]

Ladder - After Round Robin[edit]

Team Played Wins Loss Draw Win %
Victorian Aces 5
New South Wales Patriots 5
Queensland Rams 5
Western Heelers 5
South Australia 5
Australian Provincial 5

Championship series[edit]

Game 16: 31 January 2003 - Cut Throat Final 1st v 4th[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Western Heelers  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 1 ? ?
Victoria Aces  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 7 ? ?
WP: ? (1-0)   LP: ? (0-1)   Sv: None
Home runs:
Heelers: 0
Aces: 0 Attendance: Unknown

Game 17: 31 January 2003 - Cut Throat Final 2nd v 3rd[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Queensland Rams  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 2 ? ?
NSW Patriots  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 0 ? ?
WP: ? (1-0)   LP: ? (0-1)   Sv: -
Home runs:
Rams: 0
Patriots: 0 Attendance: Unknown

Game 18: 1 February 2003 - Championship Game - Winner 1 vs 4 Vs Winner 2 vs 3[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Queensland Rams  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 5 ? ?
Victoria Aces  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 4 ? ?
WP: ? (1-0)   LP: ? (0-1)   Sv: -
Home runs:
Rams: 0
Aces: 0 Attendance: Unknown

::*Box Score

Awards[edit]

Award Person Team
Most Valuable Player Craig LEWIS New South Wales Patriots
Championship M.V.P. P.J BEVIS Queensland Rams
Batting Champion Craig LEWIS New South Wales Patriots
Golden Glove Craig LEWIS New South Wales Patriots
Pitcher of the Year John VEITCH Queensland Rams

Top Stats[edit]

Defensive Stats
Name Wins Losses Saves ERA
John VEITCH 1 0 0 3.12
Rikki JOHNSTONE 1 0 0 2.84
Shane TONKIN 1 1 1 2.16
Daniel REDDEN 1 0 1 1.00
Matt WILKINSON 1 0 0 1.35
Travis BLACKLEY 1 1 0 1.42
Offensive Stars
Name Avg HR RBI
Craig LEWIS .565 3 8
Tom BRICE .500 0 0
Trent OELTJEN .476 1 5
Ben WIGMORE .435 1 6
Luke HUGHES .429 0 5
Rodney NAN BUIZEN .407 0 4

All-Star Team[edit]

Position Name Team
Catcher Ben Wigmore South Australia
1st Base Craig Lewis New South Wales Patriots
2nd Base Rod Van Buizen New South Wales Patriots
3rd Base Brendan Kingman New South Wales Patriots
Short Stop Adam Blight Australian Provincial
Out Field John Edwards Victoria Aces
Out Field Trent Oeltjen New South Wales Patriots
Out Field David Sutherland Queensland Rams
Designated Hitter Tom Brice South Australia
Starting Pitcher Shane Tonkin Western Heelers
Relief Pitcher P.J Bevis Queensland Rams
Manager David Nilsson Queensland Rams

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