With just five games left of the Super League, baseball in South Australia is more competitive than ever before. Each team is allowed to add one new marquee player to the mix to give their opponent’s a run for their money. Their newest additions will light a new fire in the Super League and make Wednesday nights irresistible.
This competition features the best players in South Australian baseball and with this roster expansion, it is time for the players to bring their A games!
Let’s look at what player each team chose and what they will bring to the Super League!
CLIPPERS have added Adelaide Bite star Jordan McArdle.
McArdle is just returning from the U-23 World Cup in Columbia. In Columbia, McArdle hit three homeruns, eight RBI’s, and seven hits. McArdle is sure to be a threat in the Super League and will hopefully lead the Clippers to more than one win this season.
CARP have added Adelaide Baseball Club’s Josh LaPiana.
Lapiana is batting a .417 after four games played for the Angels, including five hits and three RBI’s. Throwing Lapiana’s big bat in the mix will surely help the Carp as they have just advanced to 2-2 in the league this past week.
JSR PLUMBING WASPS have added University of North Carolina Asheville import Justin Woods.
Woods joins other Super League Stars Dalton Probert, Jay Sanderson and Ryan Duncan at the East Torrens as a right-handed pitcher and outfielder this season. The North Carolina native ended his 2017 season with a 3.22 ERA and a .212 batting average. Adding another American in the mix should translate well, as his numbers show he could do some serious damage as a right-handed pitcher.
DUNMARK CRUSHERS have added head coach at Woodville Baseball Club, Gary Owens.
Owens is a five-year returning import and has been a perineal All-Star in SABL. As he has experienced past playing time with the Bite, we are excited to see what this centerfielder and relief pitcher will bring to the Dunmark Crushers.
The next Super League game is this Wednesday, 7 November. This will be the first time we will see all newest additions playing. At 6 PM we will see the Clippers face the Dunmark Crushers. At 8:30 PM we will then watch the JSR Plumbing Wasps battle the Carp!