In action from the last day of the Australian Baseball League's regular season today, Stefan Welch went 1-for-3, with a double, two walks and two RBI's. Adelaide lost their third straight game to close the season. They came into the weekend needing to sweep the four game series just to give themselves a chance at the last playoff spot.
Welch was named to the 2013 WBC Team Australia roster
For the Perth Heat, who made the playoffs with their win today, Sam Kennelly flew out to right field in a seventh inning pinch-hit appearance. It was his only AB of the weekend series.
In the Colombian League finals, the Tigres won 3-2 last night to tie the best-of-seven series at two games apiece. Harold Ramirez came in during the ninth inning as a defensive replacement in left field. The series continues of with game five tonight.
ABL Season Wrap-Up
The regular season portion of the ABL wrapped up today. In total, nine Pirates players took part in the league, ten if you count the brie...
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