By: Jillian Davis and Chelsea Deckert 

Tonight, the SLBA will see its most exciting night of baseball yet. At 6:00 pm we will watch the 2-0 Dunmark Crushers and the 2-0 JSR Plumbing Wasps battle for the top of the table. We know these two teams won’t go down without a fight, so get down to West Beach tonight to see who will take the lead in SLBA.

At 8:30 pm we will see if the Clippers or the Carp take their first win as they both stand 0-2. With both teams putting up a battle last Wednesday, we are excited to see who will come out on top to take the third spot in SLBA.

Last week we watched Ben Andrews from the Crushers and Evan Leblanc from the Clippers both hit huge homers early in the game, making us wonder who would claim the win. This first game of the night ended in the Crushers defeating the Clippers in a 7-5 battle.

We then saw our third homerun of the night as Tyrone Hambly hit it out of the park leading off the Wasps in their game win against the Carp. Although the Carp fell short of the win, they fought to the finish as the Wasps took the victory in a close 2-3 score.

The exciting thing about the Super League is that you never know what will come next. We are excited to announce that we have launched a mid-season draft taking place 2 November! Click on the mid-season draft link on our website or go to our Facebook page to sign up for the draft and get involved in SLBA!

As always, the bar is open and the canteen is running!

Don’t miss the chance tonight to see these four teams give each other a run for their money in yet another double-header of Super League Baseball!

This week’s match-ups:

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GAME ONE: JSR Plumbing Wasps vs Dunmark Crushers

First Pitch: 6:00pm (7 innings or 2 hours)

This season so far: Both the Dunmark Crushers and the JSR Plumbing Wasps hold a 2-0 record in the Super League. So far this season, all of the league leaders are currently being held by a Crushers or a Wasps player. Tom Fitzgerald (JSR Plumbling Wasps) leads the league in strikeouts, Ben Andrews (Dunmark Crushers) leads in RBI’s, Todd McDonald (Dunmark Crushers), Ben Andrews (Dunmark Crushers), and Tyrone Hambly (JSR Plumbing Wasps) are all tied in the league for homeruns, and Mitch Lightbody (JSR Plumbing Wasps) leads the league in hits.

Players to Watch: 

The Super League is loaded with the best talent in the state. Here are a few players we are looking forward to seeing in action in Game 3 on Wednesday:

Tom Fitzgerald (Wasps / Kensington): Fitzgerald is leading the league in strikeouts so far with a total of five in three innings pitched. Rumor has it his recent performances in club ball and the Super League has earned him a full-time spot on the senior squad.

Ben Andrews (Crushers / Henley and Grange): Andrews had a huge second round against the Clippers going two for three with two RBI’s and a solo homerun. On top of his offensive game, he’s a killer first baseman. Andrews was also named our Highway Player of the Game in round two.

Tyrone Hambly (Wasps / West Torrens): Is that Tyrone? It’s Tyrone. Hambly became an internet sensation after his first solo homerun in round two of the Super League last week. He went three for four over the weekend playing for the mighty West Torrens club team. Hambly was named the Highway Player of the Game last week.

Jill and Chelsea’s Hot Tip: It’ll be a battle between the best offense (The Crushers) and the best defensive team (The Wasps) on Wednesday night. We’re going to have to go with the Crushers on this one. Not only do they have the best offensive team, they know how to defend, too.

Score Prediction: Crushers, 7-5 

GAME TWO: Clippers vs Carp

First Pitch: 8:30pm (7 innings or 2 hours) 

This season so far: Both the Carp and the Sweet Amber Clippers fell to 0-2 in the second round after being defeated by the Wasps and the Crushers. Though their record doesn’t show it, both teams are actually really competitive and always make it a good game.

Players to watch:

Evan LeBlanc (Clippers / Kensington): LeBlanc also went two for three last week including an RBI and his first solo homerun. With this guy, you ask, and you shall receive.

Wilson Lee (Carp / Sturt): The Adelaide Bite superstar is full of talent and somebody that always needs to be watched. He’s got a big bat, a huge arm, and is a great defensive player in the outfield.

Jill and Chelsea’s Hot Tip: Though both teams have never lost by a huge deficit, the Clippers always seem to make it a close call. On the other hand, the Carp are very underestimated. We think this will be an awesome game, and we’re going to choose the underdog on this one. Let’s go Carp!

Score Prediction: 4-3 Carp 



Super League Baseball Adelaide is excited to announce that there will be 1 mid-season draft round that will take place on 2 November.

With this mid-season draft we will see a roster expansion that continues to expose the best baseball talent in South Australia. We encourage all players who are not involved with SLBA, but would like to be, to register.

The competition is designed to feature the best players in Southern Australian baseball to provide a challenge for coaches. It will also provide another avenue for some of the best young players in the state to take their game to another level. Each game consists of seven innings and speed up rules.

The Super League is free for any player as long as they registered with a local club. All players in baseball South Australia have the ability to nominate for the draft and are encouraged to do so as soon as they can.


In addition to the draft, each club will be allowed to add one mid-season marquee player. This means each team will have to quality players added to the roasters.

For those unfamiliar to ‘Super League Baseball – Adelaide’ (SLBA), this league is a four-team competition that plays every Wednesday night at West Beach between October and Christmas.

The competition sees four teams made up of the best platers in the state participating in a 9-week competition, with a Semi Final and Grand Final after the regular season ends.




GAME ONE: Dunmark Crushers (2-0) 7 def Sweet Amber Clippers (0-2) 5

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Led by the hot hitting and gorgeous glove work of Ben Andrews, the Crushers defeated the Clippers 7-5 in Wednesday’s opener.

Named Highway Player of the Match, Andrews smacked a home run in the bottom of the second, and in the fourth the Henley & Grange import had a diving catch at first base and a RBI single through to left.

Crushers GM Michael Dunn said postgame his side’s offense is their biggest strength.

“We hit really deep and that was the whole point when we drafted our players,” Dunn said.

“Pitchers for the opposing teams don’t get a break, they get good hitter after good hitter.”

Early on both sides exchanged blows as Evan LeBlanc, who had two hits, buried a deep homer over left field to give the Clippers an early lead.

Andrews leveled in response, but with Tim Day on the mound the Clippers struggled to get strikeouts and when Todd McDonald hit a lead-off single in the fourth, the runs flowed, and the Crushers moved out to a 6-2 lead.

Matt Hutchings had an RBI and Josh Cakebread a sac fly, while pitcher Josh worked through a scoreless fourth and fifth.

After the major momentum change in the fourth, the Clippers loaded the bases in the top of the sixth and a pinch-hit two-run single by Phil Acosta had everyone on their toes in a 6-5 ballgame.

Due to the rule of no new innings after the one-hour-50 mark, Terrell Joyce had just four minutes on the mound to pitch out the Crushers to give his side a chance in the seventh.

Chasing a desperate third out, a wild throw to third allowed Matt Hutchings to score with two out, and that 7-5 scoreline was how it finished.

Dunn said the 2-0 Crushers are in a strong place with plenty of young players working hard to match the level of experienced imports and veterans.

“I think a few guys are trying to make the adjustment to the league, it’s a better league than playing club ball so it’s going to take a few guys some time to adjust to that higher standard of baseball,” he said.

“But I think once they get into the groove of things the competition will get better and better.”


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Just five innings were played in two hours and an early home run to Tyrone Hambly set the tone for the undefeated Wasps.

Pitcher Tom Fitzgerald had them off to a strong start with two strikeouts and just one hit in two innings, but it was Hambly’s moon shot over left field which had the Wasps on the march to success.

Despite his hot hit, Hambly praised his side’s pitching stocks.

“I thought our pitching staff did a really good job,” Hambly said.

“Tom Fitzgerald came out of the barrier very well, credit to the Carp for sticking with us, everybody else who came out did really well.”

They added a pair of runs in the second as a costly throwing error by Carp shortstop, Curtis Mead, helped them capitalise on being in a scoring position.

In the bottom of the third the Carp fought back to load the bases and pitcher Matt Watkins was in an uphill battle.

The Wasps snagged the first out with a forced out at home before both teams came out with something on a sac fly to Blake Farr.

When Watkins walked in a second run his night was done, Andrew Chesterton secured the third out in a hurry to keep his side in control.

Wasps bats were the dominant force throughout much of the game with seven players combining for seven hits, the likes of Mitch Lightbody and Taylor Travess continuing their good SLBA form.

Pitcher Ryan Duncan had a hot finish with three strikeouts in two relief innings for the Carp who launched a late comeback on the back of two walks and a single to the recently-returned Phillies’ prospect, Curtis Mead.

Unfortunately for them the one-run deficit was as close as they came, and the Wasps are headed for a match-up with fellow undefeated side, Crushers, while the winless Clippers and Carp face-off.


Next week the SLBA kicks it in to high gear with a battle for the top of the table. The 2-0 Dunmark Crushers and 2-0 JSR Plumbing Wasps tilt for the top.

Meanwhile, the Sweet Amber Clippers and the Carp will fight for a first win in the battle of 0-2 teams.



By Chelsea Deckert and Jillian Davis

It’s that time of the week again. It’s time to watch the best players in South Australia in Round Two of Super League Baseball down at West Beach. We will be starting the night off again at 6:00 PM with a double header of two intriguing baseball games.

We had our first ever home run at SLBA last Wednesday and baseball season is back and better than ever before. The Super League’s opening night saw the Crushers claim a convincing 7-1 win over the Carp and a 4-3 walk-off win by the Wasps against the Clippers.

As we dive into tomorrow night’s games, we are eager to see who takes the lead. Crushers currently lead the SBLA, but will the Wasps come up from second during round 2?

There promises to be highlights both on and off the field including a pop-up bar courtesy of Sweet Amber Brew Café right behind home plate.

Remember, entry is free, the bar is open, the canteen is running, and the quality of competition will be one you won’t want to miss. There’s no excuse not to be at West Beach on Wednesday night!

Still unfamiliar with what the Super League is? Don’t worry. Scroll down or click through our website for more information!

Let’s see what we have going for this week’s match ups.

GAME 1- Dunmark Crushers @ Sweet Amber Clippers

First Pitch: 6:00PM (7-innings or 2 hours)

For the Game Live Stream– Click Here

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The season so far: The Clippers enter the game looking for a win after a heart-breaking walk-off loss to the Wasps in the international speed-up rule. The Crushers look to keep the good times rollin’ after they dismantled the Carp 7-1 in convincing fashion.

Players to Watch: 

The Super League is loaded with the best talent in the state. Here are a few players we are looking forward to seeing in action in Game 1 on Wednesday:

Anthony Herrera (Crushers / Port Adelaide):

Herrera CRUSHED the first round of the Super League and proved to be a key player for the Dunmark Crushers. Herrera was an all-around animal and finished 2 for 3 with 2 RBI’s and then had two strikeouts on the mound. He was also named our Highway Player of the Game. Keep an eye out for this young gun, he won’t be going away.

Dylan Brammer (Clippers / Southern Districts):

The back-to-back Capps Medalist has proved he won’t be backing down. In the one inning he pitched, he threw nine perfect strikes and sat every single player down. He also snagged one of the top spots on the leader board for strikeouts. He will have some competition though, with Henley and Grange’s Landon Hernandez being the runner up two consecutive years in a row.

Jill and Chelsea’s Hot Tip: The Crushers and the Clippers game will be a battle till the very end. This week, the Clippers must bear the loss of Jordan McArdle as he plays for Team Australia in Columbia. Will they be able to fill his void?

This game could be a close call to see who comes out on top. We think the Crushers might stay fierce and continue to lead the Super League.

Score Prediction: 6-4, Crushers.

GAME 2- Carp @ JSR Plumbing Wasps

First Pitch: 8:30PM (7-innings or 2 hours)

For the game live stream- CLICK HERE 

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This season so far: The Wasps enter the game with confidence as they took a huge walk-off win over the Clippers in round one last week. Bite superstar Stef Welch had the walk off single with bases loaded and two outs that drove the winning run in, proving that the Wasps will be a standout team this season.

Players to watch this game:

The Super League is loaded with the best talent in the state. Here are a few players we are looking forward to seeing in action in Game 2 on Wednesday:

Mitch Lightbody (Wasps / Sturt): 

In the first round of the Super League, Lightbody was named our Highway Player of the Game for his outstanding performance. He went 3 for 4 at the plate, including a triple, with an RBI. He also had two-out RBI-hit to tie the game in the bottom of the last. Lightbody also now leads in the league for overall hits.

Angus Roeger (Carp / Sturt):

While Roeger struggled last week in game one, you can only keep one of South Australia’s best in the bay for so long. The Adelaide Bite veteran hit nine homeruns in the ABL last season and was the Carp’s first draft pick. Don’t sleep on him by any means.

Curtis Mead (Carp / West Torrens):

The Adelaide Bite’s Rookie of the Year is a key player to watch this season after he returns to Australia from the Philadelphia Phillies organization. Will he add another trophy to his mantle with the Carp this season?

Jackson Brebner Russ (Wasps / Sturt):

JBR has already shown to be a leader as he secured the top spot in the league for strikeouts early in the game. Brebner Russ had four strikeouts in the two innings he pitched in the first round. We’re looking forward to see if he’ll stay ahead with pitchers like Tom Fitzgerald, Dylan Brammer, Connor Hill, and Matt Watkins not far behind.

Stef Welch (Wasps / Goodwood):

One of South Australia’s best. In the first round of the Super League, Welch hit a walk off single with bases loaded and two outs to win the game for the Wasps. If he keeps this up, we’ll be nicknaming him Captain Clutch.

Jill and Chelsea’s Hot Tip: While everyone may be sleeping on the Carp, they do have Adelaide Bite veteran Angus Roeger, a young gun like Curtis Mead and all-rounder Wilson Lee on the team. As the Wasps come in with confidence this week from last week’s huge win and a stacked roster, anything can happen.

If we had to take a guess at who takes the victory in this match up, we are going with the Wasps, but the Carp won’t go down without a fight.

Score Prediction: Wasps 5, Carp 3

Now let’s take a look at our league leaders:


Todd McDonald – 1


Jackson Brebner Russ – 4

Tom Fitzgerald – 3

Matt Watkins – 3

Connor Hill – 3

Dylan Brammer – 3


Anthony Herrera – 2


Mitch Lightbody – 3

Landon Hernandez – 3

Anthony Herrera – 2

What is the Super League? If you haven’t heard of Super League Baseball Adelaide, we forgive you. It’s Baseball South Australia’s new high-performance competition and it’s going to be a lot of fun. Think a fantasy baseball draft of local Adelaide baseball players in real life.

There are four teams who drafted the best players across 13 metropolitan baseball clubs in South Australia. Each team is run by a prolific coach and general manager combination. The teams – the Carp, Crushers, Clippers and Wasps – are fun and the uniforms are funky.

The rules are also modified. Each game will be played in seven innings or two hours or less. Pitchers can’t throw more than 40 pitches or six outs (whichever comes first). There are speed up rules which encourage pace of play.

It’s short, snappy, and features the best baseball players across SA. It’s a great opportunity to give emerging young talent another competition an avenue to strut their stuff vs. elite talent in this state.

Who are the teams? How were they formed? 

What a great question! The Crushers, Carp, Clippers and Wasps were all formed via the Super League Draft.

BaseballSA asked each coach and general manager to recruit four ‘Marquee’ players to build their club around. They could choose any player they wanted but they could not have more than two players from any one club.

Meanwhile, the baseball community was registering for an SLBA draft. Over 120 players nominated to be drafted with only 17 remaining spots on each team to be build. Being drafted was not a given. On September 26 we held a draft and voila – the teams were formed.

On Wednesday, October 10, we had our season opener for the League. The excitement is buzzing around this league already as we see that the competition is fierce.

Click the links below and find out some more about each!

– Crushers (Coach: Scott Gladstone, GM: Michael Dunn)
– Clippers (Coach: Paul Mildren, GM: Chris Lawson)
– Wasps (Coach: Adrian Chenoweth, GM: Scott Pratt)
 Carp (Coach: Paul Green, GM: Mark Haylock) 


The Super League’s opening night saw the Crushers claim a convincing 7-1 win over the Carp and a 4-3 win by the Wasps against the Clippers.



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Anthony Herrera was the Highway Player of The Game after going 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two strikeouts from the mound, and he dominated for the Crushers alongside Landon Hernandez.

Hernandez starred from the start and went 3-for-3 with a walk and one RBI while Todd McDonald clubbed the first home run of the season.

The highlight of the second inning was a battle between Carp starter Nick Hutchings and his brother Matt, who smacked a deep double for the Crushers as they faced off for a rare encounter.

David Carroll drilled a right field two-run single moments later, scoring 16-year-old Liam Bull as young and old combined on the field.

There was a Carp comeback in the third but just one run came home as Herrera fired off a pinpoint throw from third to first to secure the third our of the inning.

Hernandez worked an extra long at-bat in the fourth before his Crushers teammate Jordy Grose retired the Carp with four pitches in the fifth.

A solo shot to right field by Todd McDonald kept the momentum in favour of the Crushers and very soon their 4-1 lead blew out to 7-1 in the seventh and victory was sealed.

Angus Roeger had a double for the Carp while Ben Keeping went 2-for-3.


The Clippers looked perfect early on but a late Wasps’ onslaught saw them pushed to the limit, and lose the game right at the death.

Starting pitcher Tim Day was perfect through two innings for the Clippers, Jordan McArdle the game’s opening scorer on a wild pitch, before Evan LeBlanc came home on a Luke Rackebrandt sac fly.

The next inning Leblanc snagged a hit saving catch just metres inside the park, pitcher Connor Hill backed him up with a pair of strikeouts.

Mitch Lightbody’s hot day started with a triple off the fence, and he finished 3-for-3, and the Wasps were buzzing following a RBI single to Tom McGarry and a wild throw, which scored Dennis Christiansen.

Late tension saw runs exchanged on both sides and entering the seventh the one-hour-fifty mark saw the International tiebreaker rules brought in.

Rackebrandt was the potential hero with the go-ahead run but pitcher Jackson Brebner-Russ was having none of it and retired the side.

A shock double steal to start the bottom of the seventh flowed into an intentional walk which loaded the bases for the Wasps.


Dylan Brammer struck out the first two hitters but he came up against the in-form Lightbody who tied the game with his RBI single and moments later the Sheriff, Stefan Welch, had the walk-off RBI single.


by Eric Balnar

It’s finally here. The most talented local baseball competition in Australia begins Wednesday night at 6:00PM with a double header of baseball games at West Beach.

After a long off-season, the formation of the SLBA, a frantic marquee player signing period, a fantastic draft night and even a team training or two we finally get to play ball.

Entry is free, the bar is open, the canteen is running and the quality of competition will be excellent.

Here’s what you need to know for Wednesday’s game. If you’re a little confused about what the Super League is, use the tabs above or scroll down to the bottom of this article. We’ve done our best to brief you there.

Let’s dig in.

GAME 1 – Dunmark Crushers @ Carp
First Pitch: 6:00PM (7-innings or 2 hours)
Live stream link: CLICK HERE.


It’s a juicy opening match-up. The Crushers have a team loaded with talent and two-way players. The Carp have some of the best young talent and a team built on defence and pitching.

There may be some growing pains for all teams adjusting to unique rules. Pitchers can’t throw for more than 40 pitches or two innings (whichever comes first), games are shorter, and there are speed up rules. The manager that makes the best adjustments early may win the game.

The Pitching: The Crushers have a number of pure arms to use. They’ll likely go with import David Carroll (Gawler) for the first couple innings and then try to get to closer Anthony Herrera (Port Adelaide) to close it out. They’ll rely on a mix of arms like West Torrens’ Daniel Chapman, Woodville’s Jordy Grose and Sturt’s Josh Tindall to navigate them in the middle innings.

For the Carp it is quality young arm after quality young arm. Import marquee player Tyler Thompson is not in Australia for the game yet but Southern Districts stalwart and Bite starter Nick Hutchings will have a spot start to tune up for the U23 World Cup. After Hutch, young Port Adelaide gun Tyson McKee will likely eat a couple innings. Both Hutchings and Mckee had two of the lowest ERA’s in the SABL last season.

Ryan Duncan (East Torrens), Nathan Vanderlinden (West Torrens) and Wilson Lee (Sturt) are all Adelaide Bite pitchers who are good options for coach Paul Green. Nick Carfora (Kensington) and Tom Norley (Golden Grove) are solid middle relievers too. Arms are not an issue for the Carp.

The Batting: 
The Carp suffer instantly with no Curtis Mead (West Torrens) in the line up. The Bite star is away in the USA at “fall ball” with the Detroit Tigers. Veteran Angus Roeger (Sturt, Bite) will be relied upon to anchor the middle of the line up. Outside of Angus a school of young bats like Harry Knuckey, Ben Keeping and Mason Clavell will have to shoulder the load. While there is no ‘superstar’ there are a lot of reliable bats and young, hungry and eager players in the line up.

The Crushers have a solid veteran core to build off of. You’d expect longtime Bite middle infield Josh Cakebread and Jeremy Cresswell (Goodwood) to lead off. In the middle of the line up Landon Hernandez, Ben Andrews and Nick Talbot can crush it with the best of them. The Carp will have to focus on shutting down that early part of the line up.

Eric’s Hot Tip: This game could be really close and is a great showcase for the close game. Both teams have a lot of balance and intriguing pitching options. While some of the chatter may have the Crushers as favourite’s I am going to tip the Carp. I think the fish have an awesome 1-2 punch in Nick Hutchings and Tyson McKee. In a shortened game if they can limit the damage and get some balanced offense they’ll win the game.

Score prediction: Carp 4, Crushers 3

GAME 2 – Wasps @ Clippers
First Pitch: 8:30PM (7-innings or 2 hours)
Live stream link: CLICK HERE.


This could be a slugfest. Both teams drafted really well with players who can hit the ball a mile. The Clippers have two-time defending Capps Medalist Dylan Brammer on their team, while the Wasps have one of the best South Australian players ever in Stefan Welch on their side.

The Pitching: The Wasps will start with Tom Fitzgerald (Kensington) and likely finish with Bite reliever Jackson Brebner-Russ (Sturt). In between there they have a few options like Andrew Chesterton (Henley), Matt Watkins (Goodwood), Matt Rabe (Sturt) and William Burke (Sturt).

The Clippers will start with Chris Burkholder (Glenelg) if he is able to pitch after arriving from winning a championship in the Czech Republic on the weekend. Local pitchers Connor Hill (Glenelg), Tyler Chappell (Sturt) will all need to be on their game to keep the Wasps bats at bay.

The Batting: Does the Wasps middle of the line up ever sting! Stefan Welch, Tyrone Hambly (West Torrens) and Austin Gallagher (Kensington) are all massive home run threats. Import Taylor Travess (West Torrens) is expected to be an on-base machine, while guys like Tom McGarry and Mitch Lightbody are all good at getting on too.

The Clippers have Terrell Joyce (Sturt) in the middle of the line-up who is fresh off hitting a clutch home run in the Czech Extra-Liga Grand Final. But he is literally due to arrive Tuesday or Wednesday so he may be jet-lagged. Evan LeBlanc hit two home runs in Kensington’s opener over the weekend and Jordan McArdle is an Arizona Diamondbacks affiliate who can go long. Dylan Brammer (Sturt) hit .406 last season in the SABL while Dylan Brammer has won the last two league MVPs.

There’s so much talent on all sides.

Eric’s Hot Tip: It feels like it could be the battle of the bats. This one is only going to be fun for the fans. I think both teams will come out slugging but I’m really liking the reliability of the Welch-Gallagher-Hambly connection. It really could go any way but for the sake of making a pick I’m going the Wasps in a tie-breaker after a see-saw battle.

As usual, I’ll probably be totally wrong with any of my picks!

Score prediction: Wasps 8, Clippers 6 (tie-breaker)

Super League Schedule

What is the Super League? If you haven’t heard of Super League Baseball Adelaide we forgive you. It’s Baseball South Australia’s new high performance competition and it’s going to be a lot of fun. Think a fantasy baseball draft of local Adelaide baseball players in real life.

There are four teams who drafted the best players across 13 metropolitan baseball clubs in South Australia. Each team is run by a prolific coach and general manager combination. The teams – the Carp, Crushers, Clippers and Wasps – are fun and the uniforms are funky.

The rules are also modified. Each game will be played in seven innings or two hours or less. Pitchers can’t throw more than 40 pitches or six outs (whichever comes first). There are speed up rules which encourage pace of play.

It’s short, snappy, and features the best baseball players across SA. It’s a great opportunity to give emerging young talent another competition an avenue to strut their stuff vs. elite talent in this state.

Who are the teams? How were they formed? 

What a great question! The Crushers, Carp, Clippers and Wasps were all formed via the Super League Draft.

BaseballSA asked each coach and general manager to recruit four ‘Marquee’ players to build their club around. They could choose any player they wanted but they could not have more than two players from any one club.

Meanwhile, the baseball community was registering for an SLBA draft. Over 120 players nominated to be drafted with only 17 remaining spots on each team to be build. Being drafted was not a given. On September 26 we held a draft and voila – the teams were formed.

The initial marquee player announcement is here, but you probably want to know who the teams are. Click the links below and find out some more about each!

Crushers (Coach: Scott Gladstone, GM: Michael Dunn)
– Clippers (Coach: Paul Mildren, GM: Chris Lawson)
– Wasps (Coach: Adrian Chenoweth, GM: Scott Pratt)
Carp (Coach: Paul Green, GM: Mark Haylock) 

Draft Review: The Carp

The staff of the Carp went fishing for talent and reeled in some of the best young talent in state.

GM Mark Haylock and Head Coach Paul Green will have a youthful, energetic and exciting team when the competition kicks off on October 10. As Haylock said after the draft: “Be careful. Don’t underestimate the young guys.”

With some of the pedigree these “kids” have the rest of the teams will surely tread carefully.

Let’s take a look at how the Carp are built. They had the fourth overall pick in the draft which means they didn’t get a “Top 3” player but they did haul in two picks in the first five.

MARQUEES: Curtis Mead (2B, West Torrens), Wilson Lee (P/OF, Woodville), Mason Clavell (C, Glenelg), Tyler Thompson (P, Goodwood).

The Carp have an excellent starter in import Tyler Thompson. You would imagine Wilson Lee will bat and play right field until the last inning or two when he hits the mound. Curtis Mead is South Australia’s most exciting young prospect after hitting .374 with the Bite last season. Mason Clavell has starred with all of SA’s champion teams – the U16s, U18s and Senior League winners. He broke in with the Bite last season.

Marquee player Mason Clavell will play a key role this year behind the plate. Featured with Paul Green (left) and Mark Haylock (right).


Pick 4 – Angus Roeger (OF, Sturt) – He’s one of the best hitters in the competition and has starred with the Adelaide Bite for the better part of the last decade. His best ABL season came in 2014/15 when he earned an All-Star selection for Team Australia. Roeger hit .378 with Sturt last season.

Pick 5 – Nathan Vanderlinden (INF, West Torrens) – The man they call “VDL” can play nearly every position, can run bases, has a great attitude and pitches too. He won the 2017 Grand Final MVP with the Eagles.

Pick 12 – Harry Knuckey (OF, Sturt) – He’s only 18 but Knuckey had a memorable multi-hit debut with the Bite last season. He finished his second full-season with Sturt and hit .270. Knuckey on track to feature more-and-more at the top level of baseball in Australia in the coming years.

Pick 13 – Tyson McKee (P, Port Adelaide) – Tyson was on track to finish among the SABL leaders last season as a 16-year-old. He had a 2.73 ERA as a starter before he got hurt. If he can rebound this is a fantastic pick for another promising young star on the Carp.

Pick 20 – Ryan Duncan (P, East Torrens) – The Carp added another pitcher early and they got Ryan Duncan who moved to SA last season. He featured with the Bite in the Australian Baseball League so this level will be no adjustment for him.

Angus Roeger was the first selection for the Carp. They got a great guy, excellent player and an awesome bat for the competition.

Pick 21 – Jay Sanderson (INF, East Torrens) – Sanderson hit .330 with an OBP of .430 with the Red Sox in 2017-18. Those sort of numbers will be great for the Carp.

Pick 28 – Ryan Muggleton (OF, West Torrens) – Muggleton memorably had the game winning home run in the 2016-17 Grand Final. He hit .288 last year.

Pick 29 – Ben Keeping (OF, Glenelg) – The 21-year-old just returned from a few years in the USA chasing his baseball dream. He picked up some valuable high school and college experience. Another rising star for SA who returns to Adelaide looking to take his game to the next step. Great value in the 8th round.

Pick 34 – Blake Farr (1B, Kensington) – Had a stint in Div 1 with Kensington and hit .230. He’s always improving and is part of the U16 and U18 champion teams from South Australia.

Pick 35 – Nick Carfora (P, Kensington) – Can play the field and can pitch. Will likely come in for a key middle inning or two.

Pick 42 – Liam Bull (Util, Henley and Grange) – At 16 he will be one of the youngest players in the competition. But the young ram has shown a lot of promise and is rising the ranks. This will be a good test for him in an environment loaded with promising talent.

Pick 43 – Thomas Norley (P, Golden Grove) – Norley made 21 appearances with Golden Grove last season and will feature as a pitcher for the Carp this year.

Pick 50 – Lachlan Burrows (INF, Henley and Grange) – Lachlan Burrows played SS for Henley and Grange last season and hit .272.

Pick 51 – Ryan Broome (Util / P, West Torrens) – Broome is another young kid who featured recently on state teams. He had an appearance in Div 1 but mainly spent time in Division 2 with a solid Eagles team. This is a great way for him to get more game time vs. quality competition.

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Glenelg’s Ben Keeping returns to SA for a summer of baseball.

Pick 58 – Jesse Toepher (Util, Woodville) – He’s worked his way up the ranks from Div 3 a few years ago and keeps developing. Now gets a shot at the SLBA.

Pick 59 – Jack Higginbotham (P, Woodville) – This will be the biggest test yet for a player who is about to make the jump to U18s. Another promising young arm who plays at Seaton.

Pick 64 – Nicholas George (P / Util, Northern Districts) – An 18-year-old player with state team experience looking to get on track in the Super League.

ROOKIE: Zak Trevaskis (Henley and Grange)

POTENTIAL PITCHING ROTATION (40 pitches or 2IP limit, 7-innings or 2 hour timed games):
*Note: Completely Unofficial

P – Tyler Thompson
P – Tyson McKee
P – Ryan Duncan
P – Nathan Vanderlinden
P – Wilson Lee

The Carp have three solid pure pitchers to get to VDL and Lee who will need to be subbed out of the game once they pitch. They’ll use the bench but they have no shortage of pitchers.


C – Mason Clavell
1B – Wilson Lee
2B – Jay Sanderson
SS – Curtis Mead
3B – Nathan Vanderlinden
OF – Ben Keeping
OF – Harry Knuckey
OF – Angus Roeger
DH – Ryan Muggleton


  1. Curtis Mead
  2. Jay Sanderson
  3. Angus Roeger
  4. Wilson Lee
  5. Mason Clavell
  6. Ben Keeping
  7. Ryan Muggleton
  8. Harry Knuckey
  9. Nathan Vanderlinden

Note: Completely unofficial. A well balanced line up with solid pitching and batters. There’s not as much power as other teams but there’s plenty of talent and lots of players who have hit for high averages. Good defense too. It’s a balanced attack with loads of young talent. They should be fun to watch.

Draft Review: The Wasps

GM Scott Pratt and Head Coach Adrian Chenoweth entered the draft with two solid pitchers and a couple of fantastic hitters.

Stefan Welch (3B, Goodwood) and Austin Gallagher (1B, Kensington) can hit for power. Gallagher had 19 home runs in the last SABL season while Stefan Welch is arguably South Australia’s best hitter in the last decade.

Couple that with Bite pitcher Jackson Brebner-Russ, a guy that can hit and also pitch, and rising arm Tom Fitzgerald and it was already a solid base.

After the draft we’re left looking at perhaps the most potent attacking line up in the competition so far.

Let’s look at how they did.

MARQUEES: Stefan Welch (3B, Goodwood), Austin Gallagher (1B, Kensington), Jackson Brebner-Russ (OF/P, Sturt), Tom Fitzgerald (P, Kensington)

Pick 3 – Taylor Travess (OF, West Torrens) He’s been described as the “ultimate utility guy” and will be responsible for getting on base for the big bats to bring him home. The University of Oregon graduate is the Eagles import and he has been coached by former Bite-boss Brooke Knight.

Pick 6 – Tyrone Hambly (DH, West Torrens) – With Tyrone the Wasps have a reliable DH who is one of the smartest hitters in South Australia. He recently coached the U16 and U18 state teams to national championships and led the Eagles to an SABL premiership and minor-premiership. It’s not hard to see him as another leader on this team.

Pick 11 – Mitch Lightbody (INF, Sturt) – Another guy that can play around the diamond. Mitch is returning from a college stint in the USA and has experience with the Bite. He keeps working hard and improving his game.

Pick 14 – Sean Maple (2B/3B, Kensington) – Maple is part of the impressive crop of U18 national champions. He had a great Schoolboys tournament for South Australia and a great Don Rice League last season. He’s reliable defensively and will make a few flashy plays. This competition will force the best out of Maple.

Mitch Lightbody (left), Scott Pratt (middle) and Sean Maple (right). This is the likely tandem in the middle infield for the Wasps. Both promising young players in all aspects of the game.

Pick 19 – Tom McGarry (C/Util, West Torrens) – Another West Torrens Eagle selected and another player who can play multiple positions. Will likely catch to start the season. He has a good bat and got a crack with the Bite last season at 2B.

Pick 22 – Matt Watkins (P, Goodwood) – Matty Watkins had an epic Grand Final series with Goodwood pitching in every game en route to winning the Championship Series MVP. That included a stunning Game 3 start where he allowed only one run through seven.

Pick 27 – Dennis Christiansen (OF, Goodwood) – He won a premiership with the Indians last year. Hit .263 in an up-and-down year but has the ability to string together some hits.

Pick 30 – Kynan Skein (Util, Golden Grove) – Skein is another one of SA’s impressive group of teenagers. He is on the rookie list with the Bite and can pitch and play the field.

Pick 35 – Andrew Chesterton (P) – This was a great pick in the 10th round. The Wasps grabbed a pitcher who has ABL experience with the Melbourne Aces. The 6’6 lefty is going to be a key part of the rotation.

Pick 38  – James Bell (3B / INF, Henley and Grange) – Bell is a solid pick and a great depth guy to have on the team. Another one you can move around the diamond. Hit .265 in Div 1 last year for the Rams.

Pick 43 – Matt Rabe (P, Sturt) – An American working for the Bite this season who has baseball experience back home. He doesn’t throw hard but he’s smart and can get people out. Had a nice winter ball season and will look to bust in the Super League in style.

Kynan Skein (left) and Matt Rabe (right) with GM Scott Pratt. Both could be very high upside selections in this new format.

Pick 46 – Seeichiro Suzuki (Util, Henley and Grange) – A high school student from Japan studying at Seaton and playing for the Rams. A young kid with a decent bat.

Pick 51 – Joe Gluyas (C, Glenelg) – One of the U18 players who is now knocking on the Div 1 door. Another great opportunity for a young player to show his stuff in a quality competition.

Pick 54 – Elijah Collins (OF, USA) – If Elijah Collins comes then this is an amazing pick. Elijah nominated for the draft and said he’d fly out to play in the competition if he was drafted. Now he’s a Wasp. He just finished playing at Kentucky State and the report is he can fly around the bases.

Pick 59 – Tyson Arnold (Util, Glenelg) – Young Tiger with state team experience and Bite rookie list.

Pick 62 – William Burke (P, Southern Districts) – Got a taste of Div 1 last season with Southern Districts. We will find out if he can make the adjustments in a full season at this level.

Pick 67 – Brad Torkington (Util / P, Golden Grove) – Another two way guy looking to make adjustments to the top level.

POTENTIAL PITCHING ROTATION (40 pitches or 2IP limit, 7-innings or 2 hour timed games):
P – Tom Fitzgerald
P – Andrew Chesterton
P – Matt Watkins
P – Matt Rabe
P – Jackson Brebner Russ

They have four pure pitchers to use before they get to 2-way star Jackson Brebner Russ for an inning or two. Depth will be tested but it appears they have the bats to back it up.

Note: Assumes Elijah Collins is able to come play in the SLBA

C – Tom McGarry
1B – Austin Gallagher
2B – Sean Maple
SS – Mitch Lightbody
3B – Stefan Welch
OF – Elijah Collins
OF – Taylor Travess
OF – Jackson Brebner Russ
DH – Tyrone Hambly


  1. Elijah Collins
  2. Taylor Travess
  3. Stefan Welch
  4. Austin Gallagher
  5. Tyrone Hambly
  6. Tom McGarry
  7. Jackson Brebner-Russ
  8. Mitch Lightbody
  9. Sean Maple

Note: Completely unofficial. This is threatening to a major degree. If Sean Maple, a kid who hit .267 last year in the ABL and only getting better, is sitting in the 9-hole it shows how deep this line up is. Pitchers are going to have an absolute nightmare getting through the the line up. I’m not sure there’s a scarier middle of the line up than Travess – Welch – Gallagher and Hambly.

They’ll be fun to watch.

Draft Review: The Clippers

GM Chris Lawson and Head Coach Paul Mildren were looking to build around a really solid core of BaseballSA super stars. They added arms early and look like they could be a wagon in the inaugural SLBA season.

Let’s take a look at how they did.

MARQUEES: Alex Carter (C, Port Adelaide), Terrell Joyce (OF, Sturt), Evan LeBlanc (OF, Kensington), Dylan Brammer (P/SS, Southern Districts)

Note: Alex Carter was a late swap for a marquee player for Jordan McArdle, who will be a mid-season marquee player after he returns from the U23 World Cup.

Pick 2: Chris Burkholder (P, Glenelg) – Returning for a second season as an import pitcher, Burkholder is looking to build off an impressive injury-shortened SABL season where he had a league leading 1.05ERA.

Pick 7: Dylan Ridding (3B, Sturt) – A rising star in the making, Ridding was top 10 in the SABL in hits, average, RBI, runs, doubles and triples. Ridding hit .407 last year.

Pick 10: Tim Day (P, Glenelg) – A 6-2 record with a 3.41 ERA with the Tigers and a solid stint with the Adelaide Bite gives the Clippers some pedigree.

Pick 15: Tyler Chappell (P, Sturt) – A 3.54 ERA in the SABL and has two years under his belt in the ABL. Has experience facing a higher level of competition so that will come in handy.

From left to right: Tim Day (P), GM Chris Lawson, 3B Dylan Ridding, HC Paul Mildren and P Tyler Chappell. Solid early selections for the Clippers.

Pick 18: Sam McGarry (2B, West Torrens) – McGarry had a solid .361 batting average with the Eagles last season and is another weapon in an already seriously scary batting line up.

Pick 23: Karl Hoschke (OF, East Torrens) – Another big bat to round out the Clippers outfield. He has three years of ABL experience with the Bite and started in the ABL last year. A high value pick to grab this calibre of player in sixth round.

Pick 26: Dalton Probert, (INF, East Torrens) – A young player who loves the game and keeps getting better each year. Probert had an excellent defensive season with the Red Sox last year and should form a solid combo in the middle of the infield.

Pick 31: Grif Weber (C, West Torrens) – Grif has an U18 and U16 title under his belt and had his first stint in Division 1 last year with the Eagles. Now he’ll push his game to the next level in the SLBA.

Pick 34: Connor Hill (P, Glenelg) – A great guy who can pitch and play the field. Hill will be a valuable asset likely to eat a few innings this season.

Players like Dalton Probert will have an opportunity to up their skill in the Super League.

Pick 39: Luke Rackebrandt (1B, Port Adelaide) – Talk about a value pick. The Clippers grabbed a DH or 1B from Port who has been to back-to-back grand finals.

Pick 42: Austin McLure (P, Sturt) – McLure has big game experience in Senior League with the Armada and the U18 state team. He keeps getting better and will be a name most people know in the SABL if you don’t know him already.

Pick 47: Andrew Chapman (DH, Woodville) – Has some solid experience with Woodville and another bat to add to the line up.

Pick 50: Phil Acosta (INF, Henley and Grange) – The big addition here is speed. Acosta was fourth in the SABL in stolen bases and will be very useful on a team with big bats who can drive runs home.

Pick 55: Jack Dawson (Sturt) – A great opportunity for young Jack to push his game to the next level after some great experience at the Div 2 level. Great relationship with Sturt-man and Clippers head coach Paul Mildren.

Pick 58: Daniel Chapman (OF, West Torrens) – A solid pick up for a starting OF in the SABL of the team that’s been the “wagon” the last two years.

Pick 63: Declan Steel (P, Henley and Grange) – Pretty surprising Steel fell this far. He’s just returned from playing college baseball and is a solid LHP.

Pick 66: Allesandro Zoufail (P, Austria) – An unknown commodity, but could be solid if he cracks the line up.

ROOKIE PICK: Adam Wurfel

POTENTIAL PITCHING ROTATION (40 pitches or 2IP limit, 7-innings or 2 hour timed games):
P – Chris Burkholder
P – Tim Day
P – Tyler Chappell
P – Connor Hill
P – Dylan Brammer

They have four pure pitchers to use before they get to 2-way superstar and defending Capps Medalist Dylan Brammer in the last to close it out.

C – Alex Carter
1B – Luke Rackebrandt
2B – Dalton Probert
SS – Dylan Brammer
3B – Dylan Ridding
OF – Karl Hoschke
OF – Evan LeBlanc
OF – Terrell Joyce
DH – Sam McGarry

You could go with a number of combinations. The Crushers have some depth.


  1. Dylan Ridding
  2. Dylan Brammer
  3. Evan Leblanc
  4. Terrell Joyce
  5. Alex Carter
  6. Karl Hoschke
  7. Sam McGarry
  8. Luke Rackebrandt
  9. Dalton Probert

Note: Completely unofficial. A very scary, well rounded line up. You’d think with this experience they’ll be able to put up runs.

Draft Review: Dunmark Crushers

The Dunmark Crushers had the first overall pick and used it to their advantage.

GM Michael Dunn says he was debating picking recent QLD Bite recruit Todd McDonald or Port Adelaide import pitcher Anthony Herrera first overall. He ended up with both.

The Crushers already had a solid infield with arguably one of the best double play combinations in Jeremy Cresswell and Josh Cakebread patrolling the dirt. Add in 3x Capps Medalist Nick Talbot at third and perennial Best and Fairest contender Landon Hernandez and the Crushers are set up pretty before the draft even happened.

The Crushers needed a couple outfielders and a couple pitchers to really set themselves up. Let’s see how they did.

WHAT GM MICHAEL DUNN SAID: “I believe our selections were very solid. We have all bases covered which was the goal going into it. We have a good mix of imports, local talent and some up and coming juniors who will thrive around the class we have recruited.”

WHAT HEAD COACH SCOTT GLADSTONE SAID: “I’m really happy with our squad. We have a lot of quality players with plenty of moving parts and few unknowns that could surprise a few people. It should be and exciting competition.”

MARQUEES: Landon Hernandez (C, Henley and Grange), Josh Cakebread (2B, Goodwood), Jeramy Cresswell (SS, Goodwood), Nick Talbot (3B, Kensington)

Pick 1 – Anthony Herrera (Pitcher, Port Adelaide): Import coming to play SABL. Played university baseball at University of Louisiana-Monroe
Pick 8 – David Carroll (Pitcher, Gawler): Import coaching Gawler this season. Pitched at University of Maryland and has independent baseball experience in USA and Germany.

Gawler import David Carroll brings some serious size to the pitching staff

Pick 9 – Todd McDonald (P/OF, Southern Districts) :  QLD Bite recruit who is a former position player who signed a contract with Texas Rangers. Converting to a pitcher so is a real dual threat. A big body who can smoke the baseball.

Pick 16 – Ben Andrews (1B/Util, Henley and Grange): Another import who has impressive power numbers in college and Europe.

Pick 17 – Joel Chapman (Pitcher, West Torrens): Chapman has been really solid the last few years with West Torrens. Had an ERA just over 3.00 last season and won a premiership in 2017 with the Eagles.

Pick 24 – Matt Hutchings (OF, Southern Districts): The Crushers secured a reliable outfielder who can get on base. A player in his young 20s who you feel like is ready to hit his stride.

Pick 25 – Charlie Ashcroft (Util / P, East Torrens): Ashcroft is another guy who could be used in a variety of roles – as a pitcher or batter. He also is dangerous with the bat hitting .300 last year with the Red Sox.

Pick 32 – Jordy Grose (P, Woodville): Another reliable arm who can fill up a key two innings. A great pick at #32 for a guy who’s pitched in a couple grand finals.

Pick 33 – Chris Sims (1B/DH): A guy who can help provide some great leadership and a nice reliable bat. Sims has coached the Magpies to perennial dominance and back to back grand final appearances.

Pick 40 – Josh Tindall (P, Sturt): Tindall featured regularly out of the ‘pen for Sturt last season. He had the second most relief appearances in the SABL last year so he brings reliability.

Pick 41 – Travis Underhill (1B, East Torrens): This was a sneaky good pick for the Crushers in the 11th round. Underhill hit a sizzling .338 last year and was swinging it with some of the marquee names. Had a 100% fielding percentage at first base.

Pick 48 – Jacob Scott (INF, West Torrens): At 16 years Jacob Scott keeps getting better every year. He’s reliable defensively and this competition will help push him to the next level.

Pick 49 -Blayke MacMillan (INF, Kensington): An U16 and U18 staple, Blayke will get a chance to show what we can do against SA’s best. An awesome development opportunity for a budding talent.

Pick 54 – Jasper Clark (P/OF, West Torrens): Another up-and-comer. Scott Gladstone coached Scott, MacMillan and Clark at the School Boys tournament back in April and will get a chance to help develop them in the SLBA.

Pick 55 – Alex McKenzie (C, Adelaide): McKenzie will likely get a chance to catch when guys like Landon Hernandez get the call to the bullpen. Solid depth addition.

Pick 62 – Jarryd Ferrel (P/Util, Softball): Could be a great sleeper pick. The man they call Chops is one of Australia’s best softball players. He can crush the ball and is a World Championship silver medalist pitcher for Australia. Let’s see how he goes.

Can Softball star Jarryd Ferrell crack the line up?

Pick 63 – Luke Keogh (P, Goodwood): Impressive 1.80 ERA for Goodwood Div. 1 but only three appearances. This competition will test him to see what he can do in a stronger competition.
ROOKIE – Josh Ledgard (Kensington): A nice pick. Had a great Don Rice League last year.

MICHAEL DUNN ON THE TEAM’S BIGGEST STRENGTH: “We have experience and smarts we have on our roster. There’s a lot of big game players. There’s some unknowns with the imports but they all have impressive numbers overseas. Then, when we add Gary Owens as a mid season draftee , an MLB China player and 1st pick in mid season draft we will be a formidable force.

POTENTIAL PITCHING ROTATION (40 pitches or 2IP limit, 7-innings or 2 hour timed games):
P – David Carroll
P – Joel Chapman
P – Jordy Grose
P – Anthony Herrara
P – Todd McDonald

Quick Take: The SLBA has a strict pitch count with either 40 pitches or 2 innings pitched. A big strength of the Crushers is certainly the number of players that can pitch and hit. Guys like Hernandez, Herrera, Joyce and McDonald can all do both. But the problem they may run into is once a player pitches, he has to be removed from the game.  The Crushers will be relying on a depth of pitching and guys on their bench to fill in for the players that may sub out. Luckily for them, they appear to have drafted a really strong side that will see them use all the guys on the bench.

C – Landon Hernandez
1B – Ben Andrews
2B – Josh Cakebread
SS – Jeremy Cresswell
3B – Nick Talbot
OF – Matt Hutchings
OF – Todd McDonald
OF – Anthony Herrera
DH – Travis Underhill

You could go with a number of combinations. The Crushers have some depth.


  1. Josh Cakebread
  2. Jeremy Cresswell
  3. Landon Hernandez
  4. Ben Andrews
  5. Todd McDonald
  6. Nick Talbot
  7. Anthony Herrera
  8. Matt Hutchings
  9. Travis Underhill

Note: Completely unofficial. But if the Crushers have a guy that hit .338 in the SABL batting ninth, a 3x Capps Medalist batting sixth and an import batting seventh, and guys like Chris Sims and Charlie Ashcroft knocking on the door it’s the makings of a terrifying line up.

Super League Draft Results

It was a fantastic and historic night on Wednesday at the Highway as delegations from the Crushers, Clippers, Wasps and Carp gathered to select their teams. On top of that, about 70 family, friends and fans gathered in a room that was filled with excitement.

We saw the jersey reveal for all four teams in some sweet Blackchrome uniforms, announced that all games would be live streamed thanks to Spacequake Sports and that the Crushers would be sponsored by Dunmark.

Let’s get to who was selected.

1. Anthony Herrera, Port Adelaide (Crushers)
2. Chris Burkholder, Glenelg (Clippers)
3. Taylor Travess, West Torrens (Wasps)
4. Angus Roeger, Sturt (Carp)

5. Nathan van der Linden, West Torrens (Carp)
6. Tyrone Hambly, West Torrens (Wasps)
7. Dylan Ridding, 3B (Clippers)
8. David Carroll, P/OF (Crushers)

9 Todd McDonald, Southern Districts (Crushers)
10 Tim Day, Glenelg (Clippers)
11 Mitch Lightbody, Sturt (Wasps)
12 Harry Knuckey, Sturt (Carp)

13 Tyson McKee, Port Adelaide (Carp)
14 Sean Maple, Kensington (Wasps)
15 Tyler Chappell, Sturt (Clippers)
16 Ben Andrews (Crushers)

17 Joel Chapman, West Torrens (Crushers)
18 Sam McGarry, West Torrens (Clippers)
19 Tom McGarry, West Torrens (Wasps)
20 Ryan Duncan, East Torrens (Carp)

21 Jay Sanderson, Goodwood (Carp)
22 Matt Watkins, Goodwood (Wasps)
23 Karl Hoschke, East Torrens (Clippers)
24 Matt Hutchings, Southern Districts (Crushers)

25 Charlie Ashcroft, East Torrens (Crushers)
26 Dalton Probert, East Torrens (Clippers)
27 Dennis Christiansen, Goodwood (Wasps)
28 Ryan Muggleton, West Torrens (Carp)

29 Ben Keeping, Glenelg (Carp)
30 Kynan Skein, Golden Grove (Wasps)
31 Griffin Weber, West Torrens (Clippers)
32 Jordy Grose, Woodville (Crushers)

33 Chris Sims, Port Adelade (Crushers)
34 Connor Hill, Glenelg (Clippers)
35 Andrew Chesterton (Wasps)
36 Blake Farr, Kensington (Carp)

37 Nicholas Carfora, Kensington (Carp)
38 James Bell, Henley and Grange (Wasps)
39 Luke Rackebrandt, Port Adelaide  (Clippers)
40 Josh Tindall, Sturt (Crushers)

41 Travis Underhill, East Torrens (Crushers)
42 Austin McClure, Sturt (Clippers)
43 Matthew Rabe, Sturt (Wasps)
44 Liam Bull, Henley and Grange (Carp)


45 Tom Norley, Golden Grove (Carp)
46 Seiichiro Suzuki, Henley and Grange (Wasps)
47 Andrew Chapman, West Torrens (Clippers)
48 Jacob Scott, West Torrens (Crushers)


49 Blayke McMillan, Kensington (Crushers)
50 Phil Acosta, Henley and Grange (Clippers)
51 Joe Gluyas, Glenelg (Wasps)
52 Lachlan Burrows, Henley and Grange (Carp)


53 Ryan Broome, West Torens (Carp)
54 Elijah Collins, USA (Wasps)
55 Jack Dawson, Sturt (Clippers)
56 Jasper Clark, West Torrens (Crushers)


57 Alex McKenzie, Adelaide (Crushers)
58 Daniel Chapman, West Torrens (Clippers)
59 Tyson Arnold, Glenelg (Wasps)
60 Jesse Toepfer, Woodville (Carp)


61 Jack Higginbotham (Carp)
62 William Burke, Sturt (Wasps)
63 Declan Steel, Henley and Grange (Clippers)
64 Jarryd Farell, Australia Softball (Crushers)


65 Luke Keogh (Crushers)
66 Alessandro Zoufal (Clippers)
67 Brad Torkington (Wasps)
68 Nicholas George (Carp)

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FOLLOW LIVE: Super League Draft – Information

The inaugural Super League Draft is set up and ready to go for a 6PM arrival and 6:45PM first pick. Here’s everything you need to know.

TIME: 6:45PM
LOCATION: The Highway, Glenelg

Tonight’s Proceedings

– The first 50 people (18+) who arrive will be treated to a beer thanks to Asahi
– 6:15PM, introduction + Commissioner’s Message
– 6:25PM, introduction of Marquees +  GMs, coaches and jerseys
– 6:45PM, first pick
– Format: 17 rounds. 5 rounds, break, 6 rounds, break, 6 rounds, break, rookie draft

How to follow along

– Head to the Super League Baseball Facebook Page for a live stream of select rounds and events.
– Make sure you head to Instagram and follow our account ‘slbaofficial’ for behind the scenes stories
– LIVE BLOG: Follow the action pick by pick at


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