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2013-2014 Australian Baseball League

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The 2013-2014 Australian Baseball League was the fourth season in the second incarnation of the Australian Baseball League.

The Perth Heat won their third title in four years, defending defending champion Canberra Cavalry 2 games to 0 in the finals. In game one, they won a 14-inning affair, 4-3, as Joey Wong doubled in Corey Adamson with the winner. Brendan Wise, Scott Mitchinson and Cameron Lamb combine on 7 shutout innings of relief. Sean Toler took the loss. In game two, finals MVP Wong went 2 for 2 and Brian Baker, Lamb and Warwick Saupold combine on a three-hit, 2-1 win. Jeremy Barnes homered in a losing cause while Ethan Cole took the defeat.

MVP Ryan Casteel of Melbourne led in average (.343), homers (11) and slugging (.614), Brandon Tripp of Perth led in hits (58), RBI (46) and total bases (105) and Jon Berti of Canberra was the pace-setter in runs (46), walks (30) and steals (31). Other offensive leaders were Canberra's Casey Frawley in doubles (17) and triples (5) and Perth's Jesse Barron in OBP (.436). On the pitching side, Mike Ekstrom (Perth) had a 0.72 ERA, Jack Frawley (Perth) won 7 and Brian Grening (Canberra) fanned 70. 44-year-old Dae-sung Koo (Sydney) and Toler (Canberra) tied for the save lead at 11.

Regular Season Standings[edit]

  1. Perth Heat, 32-14 Manager: Steven Fish
  2. Sydney Blue Sox, 23-23 Manager: Jason Pospishil
  3. Canberra Cavalry, 22-24 Manager: Michael Collins
  4. Melbourne Aces, 22-24 Manager: Phil Dale
  5. Adelaide Bite, 21-25 Manager: Brooke Knight
  6. Brisbane Bandits, 18-28 Manager: Kevin Jordan