• GAME 1

  • GAME 2

  • GAME 3

    2018/19 ABL R5 – Geelong v Auckland

    Australian Baseball League

    14 Dec 2018 20:00 AEDT


    days

    hrs

    mins

    secs

    Watch the 2018/19 Australian Baseball League season LIVE on Epicentre.tv.

    Geelong-Korea and Auckland will be hoping their first-ever Brut Australian Baseball League meeting can ignite a playoff charge.

    The ABL expansion outfits go head-to-head at Geelong Baseball Centre in an historic four-game series with plenty of work to do as the season heads towards the midway point.

    GK sits last in the South-West Division with just two wins from 16 outings while the Tuatara are at the foot of the North-East Division with a 4-11 record.

    Both teams suffered series sweeps last weekend.

    Geelong-Korea dropped all four games at home to Adelaide and Auckland was taken down by Sydney in its last series on New Zealand soil this season.

    A series against each other provides the chance for at least one losing streak to come to an end, and possibly a platform to surge in the second half of the season.

    GK has made four changes as it looks to snap a seven-game losing streak.

    Manager Dae-Sung Koo has added right-hander pitcher Jae-Gon Lee, infielder Dae-Gun Kook, catcher Sung-Gu Han and outfielder Hak-Jun Noh to his 22-man roster.

    Koo will roll with the same starting rotation, led by Jin-Yong Jang, which was unable to quell the Bite in round four.

    The Tuatara have one forced change to their rotation with 19-year-old Kyle Glogoski’s season coming to an end one week earlier than planned.

    Glogoski will be replaced in the starting rotation by 20-year-old Elliot Johnstone.

    Reliever Chen Yu-Hsuan and infielder Tsai Yi-Hsuan return for Auckland along with catcher Taka Kaneko.

    GK and the Tuatara enter the round as the lowest scoring teams in the ABL and top the league in strikeouts.


    EVENT PARTNERS

    Boral_adcarousel_vn94kwn8_uxkg7atm     Levi_s_180x150_4qoe7z4p_2e4z66t2       New_Era_180x150_kkkm2ir6_dabp4gwq      Rawlings_180x150_3z7goayi_as8cpxes