2016–17 Australian Baseball League season

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2016–17
Australian Baseball League
Season details
SportBaseball
Country Australia
Teams6
Dates17 November 2016 – 11 February 2017
Defending championsBrisbane Bandits (2015–16)
ChampionsBrisbane Bandits (2nd title)
Final positions
ChampionsBrisbane Bandits
Second placeMelbourne Aces
Third placeAdelaide Bite
Fourth placeCanberra Cavalry
Fifth placeSydney Blue Sox
Sixth placePerth Heat
Regular season
Games played107
Attendance87,475  (818 per game)
Best batting averageMitch Dening (ADE) (.340)
Most homeruns hitStone Garrett (SYD)
Mitch Nilsson (BRI)
Mike Walker (MEL) (7)
Most stolen basesAaron Whitefield (BRI) (20)
Best ERAMark Hamburger (MEL) (1.90)
Most strikeouts (as pitcher)Mark Hamburger (MEL) (86)

The 2016–17 Australian Baseball League season was the seventh Australian Baseball League (ABL) season, and was held from 17 November 2016 to 11 February 2017.

Teams[edit]

Teams in the ABL
Team State / Territory Stadium
Adelaide Bite South Australia Diamond Sports Stadium[1]
Brisbane Bandits Queensland Brisbane Exhibition Ground[2]
Canberra Cavalry Australian Capital Territory Narrabundah Ballpark[3]
Melbourne Aces Victoria Melbourne Ballpark[4]
Perth Heat Western Australia Baseball Park[5]
Sydney Blue Sox New South Wales Blue Sox Stadium[6]

Regular season[edit]

Key
Clinched Championship Series berth
Clinched Postseason berth
2016–17 regular season standings
Pos Team [7] W L Pct. GB Home Away
1 Melbourne Aces † 26 14 .650 13–7 13–7
2 Adelaide Bite ‡ 23 17 .575 3.0 12–8 11–9
3 Brisbane Bandits ‡ 21 18 .538 4.5 11–8 10–10
4 Canberra Cavalry 20 20 .500 6.0 11–9 9–11
5 Sydney Blue Sox 15 24 .385 10.5 11–9 4–15
6 Perth Heat 14 26 .350 12.0 10–10 4–16

Postseason[edit]

  Preliminary Final Series     Championship Series
                 
    1 Melbourne Aces 0
  2 Adelaide Bite 1     3 Brisbane Bandits 2
  3 Brisbane Bandits 2  

Preliminary final series[edit]

3 February 2017
16:00 (UTC+10:30)
Game 1
Adelaide Bite 1–3 Brisbane Bandits South Australia Diamond Sports Stadium, Adelaide
Umpires: HP: Takahito Matsuda 1B: Payne Sowter 2B: Ian Reval 3B: Blake Halligan
LP: Matthew Williams (0–1) Boxscore WP: Zac Treece (1–0)
Sv: Ryan Searle (1)
4 February 2017
18:00 (UTC+10:00)
Game 2
Brisbane Bandits 4–8 (F/12) Adelaide Bite Queensland AFA Stadium at Holloway Field, Brisbane
Umpires: HP: Tom West 1B: James Shields 2B: Paul Latta 3B: Mal Mackay
LP: Ryan Searle (0–1) Boxscore WP: Zach Cooper (1–0)
HR: Aaron Whitefield (1), Wade Dutton (1) HR: Marcus Greene Jr. (1), , Mitch Dening (1)
5 February 2017
13:00 (UTC+10:00)
Game 3
Brisbane Bandits 18–2 Adelaide Bite Queensland AFA Stadium at Holloway Field, Brisbane
Umpires: HP: Mal Mackay 1B: Tom West 2B: Paul Latta 3B: James Shields
WP: Rick Teasley (1–0) Boxscore LP: Hei Chun Lee (0–1)
HR: Trent Oeltjen (1), Ryan Battaglia 2 (2), Logan Wade (1), Mitch Nilsson 2 (2), David Rodriguez (1) HR: Stefan Welch (1), Jordan McArdle (1)

Championship Series[edit]

10 February 2017
19:30 (UTC+11:00)
Game 1
Melbourne Aces 2–6 Brisbane Bandits Victoria (Australia) Melbourne Ballpark, Melbourne
Umpires: HP: Takahito Matsuda 1B: Mal Mackay 2B: Trent Thomas 3B: Tom West
LP: Mark Hamburger (0–1) Boxscore WP: Rick Teasley (1–0)
HR: Trent Oeltjen (1), David Rodriguez (1), Logan Wade (1), Kevin Padlo (1)
11 February 2017
18:30 (UTC+11:00)
Game 2
Melbourne Aces 1–3 Brisbane Bandits Victoria (Australia) Melbourne Ballpark, Melbourne
Umpires: HP: Mal Mackay 1B: Trent Thomas 2B: Tom West 3B: Takahito Matsuda
LP: Kramer Champlin (1–0) Boxscore WP: Jon Kennedy (0–1)
Sv: Ryan Searle (1)
HR: Cody Jones (1)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adelaide Bite Homepage". Adelaide Bite. Australian Baseball League. Archived from the original on 11 November 2010. Retrieved 9 November 2010.
  2. ^ "Brisbane Bandits Homepage". Brisbane Bandits. Australian Baseball League. Archived from the original on 11 November 2010. Retrieved 9 November 2010.
  3. ^ "Canberra Cavalry Homepage". Canberra Cavalry. Australian Baseball League. Archived from the original on 8 November 2010. Retrieved 9 November 2010.
  4. ^ "Melbourne Aces Homepage". Melbourne Aces. Australian Baseball League. Archived from the original on 9 November 2010. Retrieved 9 November 2010.
  5. ^ "Perth Heat Homepage". Perth Heat. Australian Baseball League. Archived from the original on 9 November 2010. Retrieved 9 November 2010.
  6. ^ "Sydney Blue Sox Homepage". Sydney Blue Sox. Australian Baseball League. Archived from the original on 9 November 2010. Retrieved 9 November 2010.
  7. ^ "2016 Australian Baseball League Final Standings". Australian Baseball League. Retrieved 1 September 2017.

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