Daniel Lamb-Hunt

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Daniel Lamb-Hunt
Brisbane Bandits – No. 9
Utility infielder
Born: 20 May 1987 (1987-05-20) (age 30)
Auckland, New Zealand
Bats: Right Throws: Right
ABL debut
19 November, 2010, for the Brisbane Bandits
ABL statistics
(through 2011)
Batting average .136
Runs batted in 1

Daniel Edward Lamb-Hunt (born 20 May 1987) is a New Zealand professional baseball player who plays as a utility infielder for the Brisbane Bandits in the Australian Baseball League and the Pulheim Gophers in the German Bundesliga. Lamb-Hunt began his career studying at the Major League Baseball Australian Academy Program. When in Australia, he is based on the Gold Coast.

He was the first player of New Zealand heritage to play in the Australian Baseball League and is often credited as a rapidly progressing player, getting a relatively late start in baseball at age 17. In 2005, Lamb-Hunt was signed by the Atlanta Braves before being released. Like many New Zealand players, Lamb-Hunt made the crossover from softball.

He made his debut for the Bandits on 19 November 2010 against the Sydney Blue Sox as the designated hitter, grounding out for an RBI before being pinch-hit for by Shayne Watson. Lamb-Hunt competed for the coveted Claxton Shield and played for the Brisbane Bandits for two season.

In 2010 Lamb-Hunt concluded the season leading Germany's Baseball-Bundesliga 1st division. The utility infielder batted .411 with seven home runs, three triples, five doubles, 29 runs and 22 RBI in 28 games with the Pulheim Gophers, who re-signed him in 2011. In a repeat stellar performance, Lam-Hunt walked away from his second season, again, with best batter honours.

Lamb-Hunt has secured a following in Germany following his success in the Northern League, where he currently resides, playing now for the Bonn Capitals. Lamb-Hunt is hoping to represent Baseball New Zealand in this upcoming World Baseball Classic in November in addition to competing in the US.

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