2008 Claxton Shield

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2008 Claxton Shield
Season details
Sport Baseball
Country  Australia
Teams 6
Dates 28 December 2007 – 2 February 2008
Defending champions Victoria Aces (2007)
Regular season
First place New South Wales Patriots
(9-3)
Second place Perth Heat
(8-4)
Third place Queensland Rams
(8-4)
Fourth place Victoria Aces
(7-5)
Fifth place South Australia
(3–9)
Sixth place Australian Provincial
(1-11)
Finals series
Final
Champions Perth Heat (9th title)
Game score 2-0
Runner-up New South Wales Patriots
2007
2009

The 74th Claxton Shield was held from 28 December 2007 to 10 February 2008. The 2008 Shield was conducted on a Home and Away series made up of 2 Divisions; Eastern Division: Australian Provincial, New South Wales Patriots and the Queensland Rams, Southern Division: Perth Heat, Victoria Aces and South Australia. Each divisional series saw each team meet 6 times with 3 home games and 3 away games, the top team from each division then meet in a 3 game Championship series.

Contents

Teams[edit]

The 2008 Claxton Shield was contested between six teams from around Australia, divided into two divisions.

2008 Claxton Shield team rosters

Southern Division[edit]

Eastern Division[edit]

Match results[edit]

Southern Division[edit]

28 December 2007 at 3.30 pm, Woodville Oval[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Victoria Aces 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 2 2 9 18 4
South Australia 1 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 8 12 1
Starting pitchers:
Aces: D Barker
SA: J Challinor
WP: M Blackmore (1-0)   LP: J Rex (0-1)
Home runs:
Aces: 3, D Berg, P Stokes, A Russell
SA: 1, T Brice Attendance:

29 December 2007 at 11.00 am, Woodville Oval[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Victoria Aces 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 5 2 9 14 1
South Australia 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 8 9 4
Starting pitchers:
Aces: B Wilson
SA: D Fidge
WP: G Karlsen (1-0)   LP: J Tols (0-1)   Sv: M Blackmore (1)
Home runs:
Aces: 1, A Russell
SA: 1, T Brice Attendance:

29 December 2007 at 3.30 pm, Woodville Oval[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Victoria Aces 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 0 7 13 17 1
South Australia 0 0 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 10 15 1
Starting pitchers:
Aces: J Blejwas
SA: C Lawson
WP: A Dewar   LP: T Fiebig
Home runs:
Aces: 1; T Williams
SA: 6 - 2; D Berg. 1; P Rutgers, P Stokes, R Johnston, T Brice. Attendance:

3 January 2008 at 7.30 pm, Baseball Park[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
South Australia 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 6 9 0
Perth Heat 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2
Starting pitchers:
SA: J Challinor
Heat: B Thomas
WP: J Challinor (1-0)   LP: B Thomas (0-1)
Home runs:
SA: 0
Heat: 0 Attendance:

4 January 2008 at 7.30 pm, Baseball Park[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
South Australia 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 3 7 2
Perth Heat 2 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 - 10 9 1
Starting pitchers:
SA: C Lawson
Heat: M Kelly
WP: M Kelly (1-0)   LP: C Lawson (0-1)
Home runs:
SA: 0
Heat: 1, A de San Miguel Attendance:

5 January 2008 at 7.30 pm, Baseball Park[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
South Australia 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 2
Perth Heat 0 0 1 3 0 0 3 1 - 8 14 1
Starting pitchers:
SA: D Ruzic
Heat: L Hendriks
WP: L Hendriks (1-0)   LP: D Ruzic (0-1)
Home runs:
SA: 0
Heat: 0 Attendance:

11 January 2008 at 7.00 pm, Melbourne Ballpark[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Perth Heat 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 6 11 0
Victoria Aces 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 5 14 3
Starting pitchers:
Heat: M Kelly
Aces: D Hendricks
WP: D Peacock (1-0)   LP: A Dewar (0-1)   Sv: B Wise (1)
Home runs:
Heat: 0
Aces: 0 Attendance:573

12 January 2008 at 3.00 pm, Melbourne Ballpark[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Perth Heat 2 0 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 8 11 2
Victoria Aces 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 5 13 2
Starting pitchers:
Heat: L Hendriks
Aces: G Wiltshire
WP: L Hendriks (1-0)   LP: G Wiltshire (0-1)   Sv: D Peacock (1)
Home runs:
Heat: 0
Aces: 0 Attendance:603

12 January 2008 at 7.00 pm, Melbourne Ballpark[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Perth Heat 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 10 0
Victoria Aces 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 X 4 9 2
Starting pitchers:
Heat: B Thomas
Aces: B Flemming
WP: L Hogan (1-0)   LP: B Thomas (0-1)   Sv: M Blackmore (1)
Home runs:
Heat: 0
Aces: 0 Attendance:661

18 January 2008 at 3.30 pm, Woodville Oval[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Perth Heat 1 0 2 0 6 2 0 X X 11 13 0
South Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 X X 0 2 1
Starting pitchers:
Heat: L Hendriks
SA: T Merrill
WP: L Hendriks (1-0   LP: T Merrill (0-1)
Home runs:
Heat: 1, M Graham
SA: 0 Attendance:

19 January 2008 at 11.00 am, Woodville Oval[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Perth Heat 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 10 0
South Australia 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 6 1
Starting pitchers:
Heat: M Kelly
SA: D Ruzic
WP: M Kelly (1-0)   LP: D Ruzic (0-1)
Home runs:
Heat: 1; C Balgera
SA: 2; T Brice, B Pett Attendance:

19 January 2008 at 3.30 pm, Woodville Oval[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Perth Heat 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
South Australia 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 X 4 12 0
Starting pitchers:
Heat: S Mitchinson
SA: J Challinor
WP: J Challinor (1-0)   LP: S Mitchinson (0-1)   Sv: D Fidge (1)
Home runs:
Heat: 0
SA: 0 Attendance:

24 January 2008 at 7.30 pm, Baseball Park[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Victoria Aces 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 6 8 2
Perth Heat 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 12 3
Starting pitchers:
Aces: G Wiltshire
Heat: L Hendriks
WP: R Spear   LP: C Goadby   Sv: M Blackmore
Home runs:
Aces: 0
Heat: 0 Attendance:

25 January 2008 at 7.30 pm, Baseball Park[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Victoria Aces 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 7 1
Perth Heat 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 X 7 12 0
Starting pitchers:
Aces: B Wilson
Heat: M Kelly
WP: M Kelly   LP: B Wilson,
Home runs:
Aces: 1; B Harman
Heat: 0 Attendance:

26 January 2008 at 7.30 pm, Baseball Park[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Victoria Aces 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 4
Perth Heat 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 X 5 7 2
Starting pitchers:
Aces: T Blackley
Heat: S Mitchinson
WP: B Wise   LP: A Bright
Home runs:
Aces: 0
Heat: 1; M Kennelly Attendance:

1 February 2008 at 7.00 pm, Melbourne Ballpark[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
South Australia 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 5 8 0
Victoria Aces 0 1 3 0 1 2 0 2 X 9 11 2
Starting pitchers:
SA: J Challinor
Aces: G Wiltshire
WP: G Wiltshire   LP: J Challinor
Home runs:
SA: 0
Aces: 0 Attendance:

2 February 2008 at 3.00 pm, Melbourne Ballpark[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
South Australia 4 2 3 0 0 3 0 0 2 14 22 4
Victoria Aces 2 0 0 0 1 6 0 1 1 11 10 1
Starting pitchers:
SA: D Ruzic
Aces: B Wilson
WP: D Ruzic   LP: B Wilson
Home runs:
SA: 0
Aces: 0 Attendance:1,211

2 February 2008 at 7.00 pm, Melbourne Ballpark[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
South Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
Victoria Aces 1 3 1 0 2 5 X 12 14 0
Starting pitchers:
SA: T Langmann
Aces: T Blackley
WP: T Blackley   LP: T Langmann
Home runs:
SA: 0
Aces: 1; B Harman Attendance:1,437

Eastern Division[edit]

28 December 2007 at 7.30 pm, Narrabundah[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
NSW Patriots 0 0 1 0 5 1 0 1 0 8 11 1
Australia Provincial 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 13 1
Starting pitchers:
Patriots: D Rosser
Provincial: P Brassington
WP: D Rosser (1-0)   LP: L Wilkins (0-1)
Home runs:
Patriots: 0
Provincial: 0 Attendance:378

29 December 2007 at 3.30 pm, Narrabundah[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
NSW Patriots 0 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 13 1
Australia Provincial 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 6 1
Starting pitchers:
Patriots: M Bennett
Provincial: C Hardy
WP: M Bennett (1-0)   LP: C Hardy (0-1)
Home runs:
Patriots: 1, B Kingman
Provincial: 0 Attendance:

29 December 2007 at 7.30 pm, Narrabundah[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
NSW Patriots 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 5 11 0
Australia Provincial 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1
Starting pitchers:
Patriots: V Hardy
Provincial: S Kent
WP: T Cox (1-0)   LP: S Kent (0-1)
Home runs:
Patriots: 0
Provincial: 0 Attendance:343

6 January 2008 at 9.10 am, Holloway Field[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Australia Provincial 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 - - 4 8 3
Queensland Rams 0 1 1 0 2 5 - - - 9 9 2
Starting pitchers:
Provincial: P Brassington
Rams: C Mowday
WP: J Veitch (1-0)   LP: C Hardy (0-2)
Home runs:
Provincial: 0
Rams: 1, J Naughton Attendance:350

6 January 2008 at 12.00 pm, Holloway Field[edit]

No result, Game completed on 27 January on Provincial's home leg
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Australia Provincial 0 7 0 0 2 5 0 14 13 0
Queensland Rams 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 6 9 4
Starting pitchers:
Provincial: S Kent
Rams: M Timms
WP: C Hardy (1-2)   LP: M Timms (0-1)
Home runs:
Provincial: 0
Rams: 0 Attendance:

5 January 2008 at 7.30 pm, Redlands[edit]

Rescheduled to 25 January 2008, Narrabundah
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Australia Provincial 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 5 3
Queensland Rams 0 0 0 0 4 3 X 7 8 2
Starting pitchers:
Provincial: P Brassington
Rams: C Mowday
WP: C Mowday   LP: P Brassington
Home runs:
Provincial: 0
Rams: 0 Attendance:

11 January 2008 at 7.30 pm, Blacktown Olympic Ballpark[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Australia Provincial 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 7 10 0
NSW Patriots 0 0 1 2 0 0 4 2 X 9 14 2
Starting pitchers:
Provincial: P Brassington
Patriots: D Rosser
WP: T Cox (2-0)   LP: D Thorne (0-1)
Home runs:
Provincial: 1, M Collins
Patriots: 1, G Fingleson Attendance:512

12 January 2008 at 3.30 pm, Blacktown Olympic Ballpark[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Australia Provincial 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 10 2
NSW Patriots 0 5 0 0 2 0 2 0 X 9 11 1
Starting pitchers:
Provincial: M Lennox
Patriots: M Bennett
WP: M Bennett (2-0)   LP: M Lennox (0-1)
Home runs:
Provincial: 0
Patriots: 0 Attendance:296

12 January 2008 at 7.30 pm, Blacktown Olympic Ballpark[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Australia Provincial 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 8 1
NSW Patriots 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 X 5 11 2
Starting pitchers:
Provincial: S Kent
Patriots: T Grattan
WP: B Thomas (1-0)   LP: R Hipke (0-1)   Sv: M Williams (1)
Home runs:
Provincial: 0
Patriots: 0 Attendance:493

19 January 2008 at 7.30 pm, Redlands[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
NSW Patriots 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 5 7 0
Queensland Rams 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 4 10 2
Starting pitchers:
Patriots: M Bennett
Rams: C Mowday
WP: T Cox   LP: D Holland
Home runs:
Patriots: 1; T D'Antonio
Rams: 1; M Studeman Attendance:600

20 January 2008 at 3.30 pm, Redlands[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
NSW Patriots 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 10 0
Queensland Rams 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 X 4 3 0
Starting pitchers:
Patriots: J Eacott
Rams: T Crawford
WP: T Crawford (1-0)   LP: J Eacott (0-1)   Sv: P Stockman (1)
Home runs:
Patriots: 0
Rams: 1; B Roneberg Attendance:360

20 January 2008 at 7.30 pm, Redlands[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
NSW Patriots 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 0
Queensland Rams 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 X 5 9 0
Starting pitchers:
Patriots: D Rosser
Rams: D Naylor
WP: S Morriss   LP: A Cooke   Sv: PJ Bevis
Home runs:
Patriots: 2; P Maat
Rams: 1; B Roneberg, D Sutherland Attendance:352

25 January 2008 at 7.30 pm, Narrabundah[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Queensland Rams 1 0 0 0 4 3 3 11 12 0
Australian Provincial 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 2
Starting pitchers:
Rams: T Crawford
Provincial: S Kent
WP: T Crawford (2-0)   LP: S Kent (0-2)
Home runs:
Rams: 0
Provincial: 0 Attendance:

26 January 2008 at 3.30 pm, Narrabundah[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Queensland Rams 0 2 3 0 0 1 6 12 15 3
Australian Provincial 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 4
Starting pitchers:
Rams: D Naylor
Provincial: M Lennox
WP: D Naylor (1-0)   LP: M Lennox (0-2)
Home runs:
Rams: 0
Provincial: 0 Attendance:

26 January 2008 at 7.30 pm, Narrabundah[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Queensland Rams 1 5 4 0 1 0 1 0 4 16 19 2
Australian Provincial 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 8 2
Starting pitchers:
Rams: M Timms
Provincial: A Gribbin
WP: S Morriss (2-0)   LP: A Gribbon (0-1)
Home runs:
Rams: 1; J Nilsson
Provincial: 0 Attendance:

1 February 2008 at 7.30 pm, Blacktown Olympic Ballpark[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Queensland Rams 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 5 1
NSW Patriots 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 1
Starting pitchers:
Rams: C Mowday
Patriots: M Bennett
WP: C Mowday (2-0)   LP: M Bennett (2-1)   Sv: PJ Bevis (1)
Home runs:
Rams: 0
Patriots: 0 Attendance:

2 February 2008 at 3.30 pm, Blacktown Olympic Ballpark[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Queensland Rams 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 7 0
NSW Patriots 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 X 5 12 0
Starting pitchers:
Rams: D Naylor
Patriots: T Cox
WP: M Williams (1-0)   LP: S Morriss (2-1)
Home runs:
Rams: 0
Patriots: 0 Attendance:

2 February 2008 at 7.30 pm, Blacktown Olympic Ballpark[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Queensland Rams 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
NSW Patriots 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 X 1 5 0
Starting pitchers:
Rams: T Crawford
Patriots: S Benson
WP: D D'Louhy (1-0)   LP: T Crawford (2-1)   Sv: T Grattan (1)
Home runs:
Rams: 0
Patriots: 0 Attendance:728

Ladder[edit]

Southern Division[edit]

Team Played Wins Loss Win % Games Behind
Perth Heat 12 8 4 .667
Victoria Aces 12 7 5 .583 1
South Australia 12 3 9 .250 5

Eastern Division[edit]

Team Played Wins Loss Win % Games Behind
New South Wales Patriots 12 9 3 .750
Queensland Rams 12 8 4 .667 1
Australian Provincial 12 1 11 .083 8

Championship series[edit]

Game 1: 8 February 2008 at 7.30 pm, Blacktown Olympic Ballpark[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Perth Heat 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 5 9 0
NSW Patriots 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 3 7 3
Starting pitchers:
Heat: L Hendriks
Patriots: M Bennett
WP: L Hendriks (1-0)   LP: M Bennett (0-1)   Sv: B Wise (1)
Home runs:
Heat: 1; L Hughes
Patriots: 0 Attendance:432

Game 2: 9 February 2008 at 7.30 pm, Blacktown Olympic Ballpark[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
NSW Patriots 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Perth Heat 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 X 4 6 1
Starting pitchers:
Patriots: T Cox
Heat: M Kelly
WP: M Kelly (1-0)   LP: T Cox (0-1)
Home runs:
Patriots: 0
Heat: 1; M. Graham Attendance:735

Awards[edit]

Award Name Team
Most Valuable Player Clint Balgera Perth Heat
Championship M.V.P. Mark Kelly Perth Heat
Golden Glove Matt Studeman Queensland Rams
Batting Champion Clint Balgera Perth Heat
Pitcher of the Year Tim Cox New South Wales Patriots
Rookie of the Year Liam Hendriks Perth Heat
Manager of the Year Gordon Gerlach Perth Heat

Top Stats[edit]

Defensive Stats
Name Wins Losses Saves ERA
Tim COX 3 0 0 1.00
Chris MOWDAY 2 0 0 1.17
Liam HENDRICKS 3 0 0 1.90
Tristian CRAWFORD 2 1 0 1.96
Darren FIDGE 0 0 1 2.19
Offensive Stars
Name Avg HR RBI
Clint BALGERA .450 1 11
David SUTHERLAND .442 1 12
Brad HARMAN .440 2 7
Mitch DENING .409 0 4
Brett RONEBERG .406 2 9

All-Star Team[edit]

Position Name Team
Catcher
1st Base
2nd Base
3rd Base
Short Stop
Out Field
Out Field
Out Field
Designated Hitter
Starting Pitcher
Relief Pitcher
Manager

External links[edit]