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Alumni to wind down

Esteemed coach to head Victorian academy

Koreans snatch bronze in dramatic finale

Bidois spins a pearler: Aussies to play for bronze

Australia overpowered by Taipei

Deflating loss as Assies stretch U.S.

Aussies challenged, but qualify for Super Round

Three-run shot sets up narrow Dutch victory

Australia crushes China




IN PROGRESS:   Under 18 World Cup

FEATURE:   The Car Ride Home Part Three

FEATURE:   The Car Ride Home Part Two

Busan one aspect of long-term strategy

Aussies outplayed in final game

Aussies crush Fiji for second win

Big-hitting Aussies dispense with South Africa


JULY 2019


FEATURE:  The Car Ride Home Part 1

Late outburst propels Venezuela to big win

Tough outing against free-scoring Mexico

Nati a star as Aussies fall short

Korea blanks Australia in faultless display

Aussies falter as U.S. offence breaks out

Baseball lifer moves into administration

Youngsters poised for baseball trip of a lifetime

London Series Observations


JUNE 2019


Doubleheader takes MLB to London

Aussie teams continue to take on the world


MAY 2019


Another Aussie excels in United States

NSW storms home for championship title


APRIL 2019


Victoria Blue earns title with overpowering display

Urban adaptation a glimpse into our baseball future


MARCH 2019


Harbour city to host national schools tournament

Former ABL star seeks coaching role

College Update




FEATURE: The Competitive Parent

Premier 12 groups, venues announced

Best of the Alumni

Bandits, Atherton despatch Heat in Claxton decider

Bandits on track with first-up win




ABL Championship Series: who takes the shield?

FEATURE:  Parents, all they hear is QUACK QUACK

Bandits, Heat through to Championship Series

Cavs, Heat force series into Sunday

Bandits crush Cavs: Sydney blanks Perth

ABL Semi-Finals: four into two doesn't work

Gailey stifles Aces: Cavalry march on

ABL Wild Card? Who moves on? Who goes home?

Aces, Cavs contest Wildcard in post-season opener

NSW Metro, Victoria Blue take gold

ABL Week Ten: form an orderly queue

And then there were five

ABL Week Nine: time's running out

Cavalry sweep Sox: post-season wide open

ABL Week Eight: there's a bit on....




Sydney clear in Northeast: Aces consolidate

ABL Week Seven...just when you thought

Blue Sox sweep Heat: three clubs deadlocked

ABL Week Six: learning the post-season shuffle

Heat shortens as championship fancy

ABL Week Five: some gaps appearing

Blue Sox, Bite sweep: Bandits head Northeast

ABL Week Four: the season hots up

Aces, Heat lead Southwest: Northeast wide open




Heat on fire:  Tuatara, Geelong-Korea write history

Sox, Aces, Heat sweep Round One

Baseball is back? ABL Week One

Pivotal season for expanded ABL

Korean squad embraced by harbour city

Impressions of a baseball traveller




History-making World Series for Aussie mates

Aussies finish on a high

Resurgent Aussies crush Netherlands

Colombia turns on the power

Aussies fall short of Super Round

Korea prevails in slugfest

Aussies stun Dominican Republic

Australia rebounds from first-up loss

Aussies come up short in a thriller

IN PROGRESS:  Under 23 Baseball World Cup




Aces flying under the radar?

Australian Schools Baseball Tour of United States

Under 23s again pitch for medals finish

Emeralds finish in style at Women's World Cup




Don Deeble:  the man behind the legend

Emeralds poised to shine at Women's World Cup

Alumni support for national teams

Aussies wrap up campaign with back-to-back wins

Penguins toast a stunning half-century


JULY 2018


Under 15 Baseball World Cup Preview

Youngsters embark on baseball odyssey

Squad named for Under 15 World Cup


JUNE 2018


Alumni backs World Cup campaigns

Born to be a baseball player

Winners abound in Little League programme

FEATURE:   "Dad, we are all told"


MAY 2018


FEATURE:   Dad, it doesn'tmatter (Part 2)

Geelong to be home to all-Korean side in the ABL

FEATURE:   Dad, it doesn't matter (Part 1)

Schools squad named for United States tour

NSW strikes gold in a nail-bitter

SA and NSW to play for gold

Home state flying high after Day Two


APRIL 2018


Trail-blazing umpire a believer in giving back

FEATURE:  Dad, this is what private coaching taught me

The Road to Tokyo 2020

Aussie professionals update


MARCH 2018


Geelong gears up for Easter classic




FEATURE:  future of the Australian Baseball League

FEATURE:  Dad, the odds be ever against me

Massive year in prospect for Aussie baseball

Bandits snag history-making Claxton Shield title

Explosive Bandits force playoffs into Sunday

Grening spins a gem as Canberra takes series lead

Cavalry marches into ABLCS shootout with Bandits




Let the playoffs begin

FEATURE:  Dad, I need grit (Part 2)

Heat splits with Bandits: Bite out of the race

In progress: Under 15 Oceania Qualifier

Leaders flex some offensive muscle

NSW and S.A. take youth championship titles

FEATURE:  Dad, I need grit (Part 1)

Championship to showcase emerging talent

Cavalry wilts under Perth Heat: Bite find form




Change of focus for iconic Aussie scout

Bandits pinch break at top: Sox stay in touch

Support your Alumni: become a member

Bandits sweep Sox: Cavalry and Heat on top

Weather a factor as Aces, Heat and cavalry prevail




Cavalry, Aces hit back: free-scoring Bandits drop one

Strikeouts and more of the same

FEATURE:  Dad, who is my competition?

Sox sweep Bite: Bandits strong and Aces battle

ABL Round One: we know what we don't know

Bite seeking to atone for disappointment

Blue collar, I think, is a good way to go

ABL season is here...and NOW




Fifth ring for Aussie Hall-of-Famer?

Chopper plays on....and on

Fourth big leaguer becomes Alumni patron

Aussies on show at Arizona Fall Classic




FEATURE:   Coach, you make the difference

A view from the top

Hall of Famer Graeme Lloyd opens up for the Alumni

Aussies finish fifth at Thunder Bay

Aussies blank Cuba for stirring win

Australia drops a thriller to Japan

Aussies through to Super Round

Hampton outstanding as Australia blanks Taipei

A step closer to Super Round

Australia crushes Italy for first win

Aussies edged out by Korea in Under 18 opener




Time out to assess a frenetic baseball year

ABL springs to life for 2017/18

Cal Ripken Major 70 World Series

Aussies end Under 12 campaign in stunning fashion

Brazil downs Aussies in tight contest

Czech hitters exploit scoring opportunities

Panama too strong in final group game

Nicaragua loss a setback for Australia


JULY 2017


Aussies dominate with massive win

Aussie offence well held as Korea edges away

Tough going first-up for Aussies

Cal Ripken tour the baseball experience of a lifetime

Baseball Australia names squad for Under 12 World Cup

George on a mission to make NPB Majors


JUNE 2017


Wanted:  ABL writer for 2017/18 ABL season

FEATURE:   Run Through Walls Part Three

Drawn together - though baseball world apart

Pro-ball preparation: mentoring from one who has been there

FEATURE:   Run Through Walls Part Two


MAY 2017


FEATURE:   Run Through Walls

Under 12 World Cup a chance to strengthen Aussie ranking

Schoolboys Championship:   awards and images

New South Wales strikes gold at Schoolboys Championship


APRIL 2017


Masters boom shows no sign of waning

Schoolboy series highlights emerging talent


MARCH 2017


Australia surges in baseball rankings

Australia falls short in thriller against Cuba

Aussies stun China with belligerent assault

Squandered chances cost Aussies dearly




Aussies primed for success on world stage

Bandits lights-out to nail ABL Championship in two

Aces, Bandits face off for national title

Imperious Bandits rout Bite to clich campionship berth

Desperate Bite forces series into Sunday

Bandits strike early: favoured to clinch at home




Aces clear, Bandits, Bite win through

Bite sweeps Aces: Bandits poised to strike

Aces trump Canberra: Bite edges valiant Heat

National Championships to showcase emerging talent

VACANCY:   Baseball Australia Chief Executive Officer

Aces clear out as post-season race gathers momentum




Vacancy: Baseball Australia Chief Executive Officer

Pitching to the fore in "lights out" win for Australia

Aces sweep Sox: Cavalry marches to second

MLB Initiation: the Rite of Passage

Aces stretch lead: Bite on the rise

Robson appointment caps big week for Aussie umpiring

Countdown to Classic on in earnest

Aces make history: Cavalry, Sox looking strong

Odyssey takes Huss from Mornington to Czech Republic




Aussie utility inks deal with Buffaloes

Heat on the rise: Aces falter and Canberra fires

Bandits, Aces, Sox take the honours in Round One

ABL Round One Preview

Pivotal season in prospect for ABL

Valiant Aussies take silver at World Cup

Aussies through to medals round

Inspired Aussies take down Korea

Blistering start helps set up Mexixo win

Aussies falter in later innings

Offence puts Argentina to the sword

Thrills aplenty as Aussies edge home in extras




Walk-off pass gets Australia across the line

Aussies dominant in opening clash

Under 23 Baseball World Cup

FEATURE:   Dad, what have you learnt?

Alumni makes pitch for membership support

World Cup to fill vacuum in elite baseball

World Select: a player's perspective

FEATURE:   Dad, what does your crystal ball say?

World Cup to fill vacuum in elite baseball

World Select: a player's perspective

Schoolboys wrap up tour with classy win




World Select "a massive game-changer"

Schoolboys squad embarks on eye-opening tour

Gallant Emeralds bow out of World Cup

Big innings hurts Emeralds

Emeralds blank Korea with bold showing

Aussies leave run too late against Canada

Emeralds blitz United States and progress to next round

Happier day for Emeralds, with work still to be done

Emeralds outgunned in World Cup opener




Emeralds engage community during World Cup preparation

Victorian favourite baseball son to manage Aces

Cronulla, Hills take on the world

Mexico edges home to end our World Cup campaign

Bayside team an inspiration to plenty

Aussie bats explode in slugfest over Kiwis

Good news week for Australian baseball

Under 15 Baseball World Cup reports


JULY 2016


Massive weeks ahead on international baseball stage

Under 15 World Cup Raffle

VALE:   Ian "Macca" McKenzie

Aussies finish third at Honkbal

Honkbal Week

Countdown for Under 15 World Cup

Brooke Kennedy: an update

Australian Baseball League - where to from here?


JUNE 2016


Aussie hurlers link up with Kernels

Aussie expatriate lands coaching gig in UK

From little things, big things grow

FEATURE: Dad, who's on first?

Opportunities abound in hectic baseball times


MAY 2016


Outlaws impress as baseball returns to Armidale

Opinion Column:  From the Bleachers

Ground-breaking Forum approaches eighth anniversary

Australian Schoolboys Invitational Tour 2016

Western Australia takes National Schoolboys title

Alumni Under 15 National Team Raffle


APRIL 2016


National Schoolboys Baseball Championship 2016

World Masters Games:   Auckland 2017

Lamigo fans go bananas over Searly

Schoolboys a launching pad for baseball options

Alumni to manage fundraiser for Under 15 World Cup


MARCH 2016


UPDATE:   Australians currently involved in professional baseball

Women's baseball enters bold new era

Bombers create Victorian baseball history




Australia qualifies for 2017 World Baseball Classic

Dad, what example should I follow?

Gutsy South Africa books ticket to Sunday showdown

Aussies tough it out for Qualifying Final berth

Kiwis alive: Philippines bundled out

Aussies crush Philippines after tight early innings

South Africa shocks Kiwis in WBC Qualifying opener

WBC QUALIFIER:   Australian Baseball Alumni Preview

Imposing Bandits nail Claxton Shield in two

FEATURE:  Dad, it doesn't help




Bite earns ABL Championship berth

Bandits primed to relive glory days

And then there were three

Who is that guy? The journey to College Junior baseball

ABL final standings still not settled

Vasquez balancing duel roles with aplomb

Crunch time for three ABL clubs

Bandits break out: ding-dong battle for third

Kent earns second shot with Atlanta Braves

National Championships: future of Aussie baseball on display

Blue Sox regroup: Heat still a chance




Outlaws build a presence in New England

Bandits sweep Blue Sox: Bite climbs to third

Opportunities abound as ABL enters exciting new era

Blue Sox, Bite on the pace after series wins

Blue Sox, Bandits continue to impress

Fans respond as stars come out at Altona

All-Star clash an opportunity for many

First ABL: the untold stories

Editorial: some still don't get it

Big Leaguers target next generation of players

Bite,Bandits on fire at home

Big leaguers target next generation of players




Aussie media figure a lamplighter at Premier 12

Sydney sweeps Brisbane: Canberra kicks away

Korea blanks United States in Premier 12 final

Australian Baseball Alumni United States Tour 2016

ABL status quo maintained

And then there were four: Premier 12 heads to Tokyo

Cavalry hold lead: Perth makes ground

Bandits on fire in Perth:   Bite on the improve

Alumni raffle targeting 2016 National Youth Championships

Alumni Members' Day:  Melbourne, 15 November

Baseball world counts down to Premier 12




Cavalry in charge: Bandits sweep Bite

Australian Baseball Alumni United States Tour 2016

Cavalry and Heat make the early running

Preview:   Intriguing opening to ABL season

ABL poised for explosive opening

Gripping times ahead for baseball devotees

Newcastle twins make pitch for baseball history




Baseball named for reinstatement at Olympics

World Baseball Classic Qualifier scheduled for Blacktown

Australian Baseball Alumni United States Tour 2016

The Best Seat in the House:   Part Three

Dedication is the key, above all else

Australia falls just short of World Cup bronze

Aussies falter as Canada offence finds form

Aussies shine in extra innings win over Cuba




Under 18 Baseball World Cup reports and interviews

Alumni sponsors national team at 18U World Cup

Aussies tackle the best at World Cup

Baseball passion drives Fielders Choice Manager

Aussie baseball icon continues to give back

West on target as umpiring career builds

Aussie 18U tunes up against Canada

Alumni auctions to assist Under 18 World Cup squad

Fielders Choice/New Era and Alumni promotion

Ox reflects on a stellar baseball career

Second ABL Draft a quiet affair

The stars align for one in a Million


JULY 2015


MLB Australian Baseball Academy 2015

SEN Major League Baseball Podcast

Under 12 World Cup (Taiwan)

Swing 4 Scoot 100 Innings Game

By George, it has been some journey

Alumni, Heat join forces in fund-raising

The Best Seat in the House

Do we risk becoming a poor baseball cousin?

Whatever I can put back is my pleasure


JUNE 2015


Stunning year already for New South Wales

Thrilling times as our youngsters take on the world

The Outlaws are Coming

Cronulla takes Australian Little League title

The Game Within

Robson honoured with presigious appointment

Many have come: few are chosen

Boles to manage Perth in new ABL season


MAY 2015


Little Leaguers take centre stage

A sport for the ages

ABL extends regular season for 2015/16

Rough Diamonds and Red Sox

Queensland names legends to its Hall of Fame

Hall-of-Famer takes reins with Heat


APRIL 2015


From the vault:  where are they now?

Alumni group announces player mentoring scheme

Scoring baseball plaudits for long-time servant

Junior League National Championships


MARCH 2015


International honours for one of our best

Milestone for Springvale women's programme

Bombers cap season by equalling league record




Geoff Wade: you can't compete with baseball passion

Kerry Jackson:  long-term administrator

Bill Spider Sinclair: a baseball life well lived

Baseball Australia Diamond Awards

Heat juggernaut rolls on as ABL benchmark

A golden moment for Australian baseball

White-hot Perth stuns Adelaide in ABL finale




ABL Championship Series LIVE on ESPN

Preview:   ABL Preliminary Final Series

A passion for the game - at all levels

Aussies qualify for 18U World Cup

Wellness and vitality - the keys to life

NYC- eastern states take the spoils

Keep the Money in Baseball

In progress:  National Youth Championships

Stars poised for centre stage

Oxspring joins new KBO franchise

Cavalry charges into 2015 with a flourish

Join us for Australian Baseball Gala




Did everything I wanted to:  I had a lot of fun

Roomies team up as Pirates Down Under

Once a Yankee.....

From the Vault

Grant Balfour MLB ambassador tour

Aussies prevail as the stars come out to play (Gallery)

All-Star clash a step towards baseball future

Tony Harris on catching

Tassy baseball in revival

Promising career curtailed by injury




No, Robbo, it is not all about the players

Three of our finest

The Right Choice

Glenn Williams on hitting

Motivated group links QLD baseball ages

Aussies falter in thrilling finale

Error-ridden Aussies do it tough against Korea

Australian offence trumps Czech Republic

Aussies made to pay for errant defence

Emerging stars have a chat with Wardy

Three of our finest:  promotional

Australia stays alive by smashing Venezuela

Failure to convert costs Aussies dearly

Aussies rebound to crush Netherlands

Deflating loss in topsy-turvy World Cup opener

The week in ABL 1

Aussies intent on strong World Cup showing




ABL Season Preview 2014/15

ABL poised for a pivotal fifth season

Alumni to assist with World Cup campaign

Rusty returns to baseball roots

Malvern honours a baseball legend

Emeralds strike bronze at World Cup


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