1997–98 Melbourne Monarchs season

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1997–98 Melbourne Monarchs season
Season:
1997–98 Australian Baseball League season
Team Details
League Australian Baseball League
City Melbourne, Victoria
Ballpark Melbourne Ballpark
Management
Manager Jon Deeble
General Manager David Oertle
Assistant GM Don Fenwick

The 1997-98 Melbourne Monarchs season was the 7th season for the team. As was the case for the Monarchs's previous seasons they competed in the Australian Baseball League (ABL).

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Key
Clinched final berth
1997-98 regular season standings
Team
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Melbourne Monarchs 32 20 .615
Sydney Storm 32 22 .593 1
Melbourne Reds 30 21 .588 112
Gold Coast Cougars 31 22 .585 112
Perth Heat 30 23 .566 212
Adelaide Giants 26 27 .491 612
Brisbane Bandits 20 33 .333 1212
Hunter Eagles 10 43 .189 2212

Record vs opponents[edit]

Opponent W–L
Record
Largest Victory Largest Defeat Current
Streak
Score Date Ground Score Date Ground
Adelaide Giants 2-6 3-1 7 November 1997 Norwood Oval 2-7 15 November 1997 Melbourne Ballpark L1
Brisbane Bandits 4-2 1 Run Tied (3) 10-15 27 January 1998 Melbourne Ballpark L1
Gold Coast Cougars 6-1 6-0 28 December 1997 Melbourne Ballpark 3-4 24 January 1998 Carrara Stadium L1
Hunter Eagles 6-0 9-0 30 January 1998 Melbourne Ballpark - W6
Melbourne Reds 6–3 14–4 10 January 1998 Moorabbin Oval 2–8 2 November 1997 Moorabbin Oval L1
Perth Heat 5-3 7-2 14 December 1997 Melbourne Ballpark 1-6 22 November 1997 WACA W3
Sydney Storm 3-5 8-4 6 December 1997 Concord Oval 5-18 7 December 1997 Concord Oval L1
Total 32–20 Sydney Storm L1
14–4 10 January 1998 Moorabbin Oval 5–18 7 December 1997 Sydney Showgrounds

Game log[edit]

W Monarchs win
L Monarchs loss
T Monarchs tie
  Game postponed
Bold Monarchs team member
1997-98 Game Log

Postseason[edit]

Finals Series at Melbourne Ballpark[edit]

In previous years the post season was played as home and away best of 3 games, with the two winner of each series meeting for a best of 5 series{fact}, in 1997-98 this was changed to a round robin play-off format with each team playing 3 games, 1 against each of the other 3 qualified teams, with the two highest places teams playing off in the Championship Series.[3]

All games for the 9th ABL title were played at the Melbourne Ballpark from February, 10-12 with the best of three championship series February 14–15.[3]

Finals Series (Monarchs games)[edit]

Full series results

Game 1: 10 February 1998[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Gold Coast Cougars  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 7  ?  ?
Melbourne Monarchs  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 5  ?  ?
WP: ? (1-0)   LP: ? (0-1)   Sv: ?
Home runs:
Cougars: ?
Monarchs: ?

Game 3: 11 February 1998[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Melbourne Monarchs  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 1  ?  ?
Sydney Storm  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 5  ?  ?
WP: ? (1-0)   LP: ? (0-1)   Sv: ?
Home runs:
Monarchs: ?
Storm: ?

Game 6: 12 February 1998[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Melbourne Monarchs  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 12  ?  ?
Melbourne Reds  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 5  ?  ?
WP: ? (1-0)   LP: ? (0-1)   Sv: ?
Home runs:
Monarchs: ?
Reds: ?

Postseason Ladder[edit]

Key
Clinched Championship series berth
1997-98 postseason season standings
Team
W L Pct. GB For Against
Melbourne Reds 2 1 .667 - 25 18
Gold Coast Cougars 2 1 .667 - 16 13
Melbourne Monarchs 1 2 .333 1 18 17
Sydney Storm 1 2 .333 1 16 27

Award Winners[edit]

ABL awards[edit]

Award Name Stat ref
Pitcher of the Year Erick Nelson

All-stars[edit]

Position Name ref
Starting Pitcher Erick Nelson

Monarchs Awards[edit]

Award Name Stat ref

Roster[edit]

Melbourne Monarchs roster - 1997–98 ABL
Active roster Coaching Staff
Pitchers

Right-handed pitchers

Left-handed pitchers

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Current as of February 1998.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Round 4: MELBOURNE MONARCHS vs PERTH HEAT". Perth Heat. Archived from the original on October 8, 1999. Retrieved 25 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Reds March to Playoffs". Melbourne Reds. Archived from the original on June 30, 1998. Retrieved 19 November 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "FAI Cup Pitches new finals format and all star competition as baseball bats up for the summer of 1997/1998.". Press Release. Australian Baseball League. Archived from the original on June 30, 1998. Retrieved 19 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Melbourne Monarchs Roster". Melbourne Monarchs. Retrieved 24 November 2012.