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2008 Claxton Shield
2008ClaxtonShieldLogo.JPG
Season details
Sport Baseball
Country  Australia
Teams 6
Dates 28 December 2007 — 2 February 2008
Defending champions Vic aces colours.svg Victoria Aces (2007)
Regular season
First place Nsw patriots colours.svg New South Wales Patriots
(9-3)
Second place Perth heat colours.svg Perth Heat
(8-4)
Third place Qld rams colours.svg Queensland Rams
(8-4)
Fourth place Vic aces colours.svg Victoria Aces
(7-5)
Fifth place Sa colours.svg South Australia
(3–9)
Sixth place Aus provincial colours.svg Australian Provincial
(1-11)
Finals series
Final
Champions Perth heat colours.svg Perth Heat (7th title)
Game score 2-0 Best of three
Runner-up Nsw patriots colours.svg New South Wales Patriots

The 74th Claxton Shield was held from 28 December 2007 to the 10 February 2008. The 2008 Shield was conducted on a Home and Away series made up of 2 Divisions; Eastern Division: Australian Provincial, New South Wales Patriots and the Queensland Rams, Southern Division: Perth Heat, Victoria Aces and South Australia. Each divisional series saw each team meet 6 times with 3 home games and 3 away games, the top team from each division then meet in a 3 game Championship series.

Contents

Teams

The 2008 Claxton Shield was contested between six teams from around Australia, divided into two divisions.

2008 Claxton Shield team rosters
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Southern Division

Eastern Division

  • Narrabundah Baseball Park

Match Results

Southern Division

December 28, 2007 at 3.30pm, Woodville Oval

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Victoria Aces 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 2 2 9 18 4
South Australia 1 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 8 12 1

Starting pitchers: Aces – D Barker  SA – J Challinor  WP: M Blackmore (1-0)  LP: J Rex (0-1)  
HRs:  Aces – 3, D Berg, P Stokes, A Russell  SA – 1, T Brice Attendance:

December 29, 2007 at 11.00am, Woodville Oval

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Victoria Aces 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 5 2 9 14 1
South Australia 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 8 9 4

Starting pitchers: Aces – B Wilson  SA – D Fidge  WP: G Karlsen (1-0)  LP: J Tols (0-1)  SV: M Blackmore (1)  
HRs:  Aces – 1, A Russell  SA – 1, T Brice Attendance:

December 29, 2007 at 3.30pm, Woodville Oval

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Victoria Aces 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 0 7 13 17 1
South Australia 0 0 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 10 15 1

Starting pitchers: Aces – J Blejwas  SA – C Lawson  WP: A Dewar  LP: T Fiebig  
HRs:  Aces – 1; T Williams  SA – 6 - 2; D Berg. 1; P Rutgers, P Stokes, R Johnston, T Brice. Attendance:

January 3, 2008 at 7.30pm, Baseball Park

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
South Australia 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 6 9 0
Perth Heat 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2

Starting pitchers: SA – J Challinor  Heat – B Thomas  WP: J Challinor (1-0)  LP: B Thomas (0-1)  
HRs:  SA – 0  Heat – 0 Attendance:

January 4, 2008 at 7.30pm, Baseball Park

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
South Australia 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 3 7 2
Perth Heat 2 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 - 10 9 1

Starting pitchers: SA – C Lawson  Heat – M Kelly  WP: M Kelly (1-0)  LP: C Lawson (0-1)  
HRs:  SA – 0  Heat – 1, A de San Miguel Attendance:

January 5, 2008 at 7.30pm, Baseball Park

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
South Australia 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 2
Perth Heat 0 0 1 3 0 0 3 1 - 8 14 1

Starting pitchers: SA – D Ruzic  Heat – L Hendriks  WP: L Hendriks (1-0)  LP: D Ruzic (0-1)  
HRs:  SA – 0  Heat – 0 Attendance:

January 11, 2008 at 7.00pm, Melbourne Ballpark

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Perth Heat 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 6 11 0
Victoria Aces 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 5 14 3

Starting pitchers: Heat – M Kelly  Aces – D Hendricks  WP: D Peacock (1-0)  LP: A Dewar (0-1)  SV: B Wise (1)  
HRs:  Heat – 0  Aces – 0 Attendance:573

January 12, 2008 at 3.00pm, Melbourne Ballpark

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Perth Heat 2 0 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 8 11 2
Victoria Aces 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 5 13 2

Starting pitchers: Heat – L Hendriks  Aces – G Wiltshire  WP: L Hendriks (1-0)  LP: G Wiltshire (0-1)  SV: D Peacock (1)  
HRs:  Heat – 0  Aces – 0 Attendance:603

January 12, 2008 at 7.00pm, Melbourne Ballpark

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Perth Heat 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 10 0
Victoria Aces 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 X 4 9 2

Starting pitchers: Heat – B Thomas  Aces – B Flemming  WP: L Hogan (1-0)  LP: B Thomas (0-1)  SV: M Blackmore (1)  
HRs:  Heat – 0  Aces – 0 Attendance:661

January 18, 2008 at 3.30pm, Woodville Oval

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Perth Heat 1 0 2 0 6 2 0 X X 11 13 0
South Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 X X 0 2 1

Starting pitchers: Heat – L Hendriks  SA – T Merrill  WP: L Hendriks (1-0  LP: T Merrill (0-1)  
HRs:  Heat – 1, M Graham  SA – 0 Attendance:

January 19, 2008 at 11.00am, Woodville Oval

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Perth Heat 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 10 0
South Australia 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 6 1

Starting pitchers: Heat – M Kelly  SA – D Ruzic  WP: M Kelly (1-0)  LP: D Ruzic (0-1)  
HRs:  Heat – 1; C Balgera  SA – 2; T Brice, B Pett Attendance:

January 19, 2008 at 3.30pm, Woodville Oval

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Perth Heat 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
South Australia 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 X 4 12 0

Starting pitchers: Heat – S Mitchinson  SA – J Challinor  WP: J Challinor (1-0)  LP: S Mitchinson (0-1)  SV: D Fidge (1)  
HRs:  Heat – 0  SA – 0 Attendance:

January 24, 2008 at 7.30pm, Baseball Park

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Victoria Aces 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 6 8 2
Perth Heat 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 12 3

Starting pitchers: Aces – G Wiltshire  Heat – L Hendriks  WP: R Spear  LP: C Goadby  SV: M Blackmore  
HRs:  Aces – 0  Heat – 0 Attendance:

January 25, 2008 at 7.30pm, Baseball Park

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Victoria Aces 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 7 1
Perth Heat 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 X 7 12 0

Starting pitchers: Aces – B Wilson  Heat – M Kelly  WP: M Kelly  LP: B Wilson,  
HRs:  Aces – 1; B Harman  Heat – 0 Attendance:

January 26, 2008 at 7.30pm, Baseball Park

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Victoria Aces 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 4
Perth Heat 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 X 5 7 2

Starting pitchers: Aces – T Blackley  Heat – S Mitchinson  WP: B Wise  LP: A Bright  
HRs:  Aces – 0  Heat – 1; M Kennelly Attendance:

February 1, 2008 at 7.00pm, Melbourne Ballpark

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
South Australia 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 5 8 0
Victoria Aces 0 1 3 0 1 2 0 2 X 9 11 2

Starting pitchers: SA – J Challinor  Aces – G Wiltshire  WP: G Wiltshire  LP: J Challinor  
HRs:  SA – 0  Aces – 0 Attendance:

February 2, 2008 at 3.00pm, Melbourne Ballpark

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
South Australia 4 2 3 0 0 3 0 0 2 14 22 4
Victoria Aces 2 0 0 0 1 6 0 1 1 11 10 1

Starting pitchers: SA – D Ruzic  Aces – B Wilson  WP: D Ruzic  LP: B Wilson  
HRs:  SA – 0  Aces – 0 Attendance:1,211

February 2, 2008 at 7.00pm, Melbourne Ballpark

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
South Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
Victoria Aces 1 3 1 0 2 5 X 12 14 0

Starting pitchers: SA – T Langmann  Aces – T Blackley  WP: T Blackley  LP: T Langmann  
HRs:  SA – 0  Aces – 1; B Harman Attendance:1,437

Eastern Division

December 28, 2007 at 7.30pm, Narrabundah

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
NSW Patriots 0 0 1 0 5 1 0 1 0 8 11 1
Australia Provincial 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 13 1

Starting pitchers: Patriots – D Rosser  Provincial – P Brassington  WP: D Rosser (1-0)  LP: L Wilkins (0-1)  
HRs:  Patriots – 0  Provincial – 0 Attendance:378

December 29, 2007 at 3.30pm, Narrabundah

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
NSW Patriots 0 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 13 1
Australia Provincial 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 6 1

Starting pitchers: Patriots – M Bennett  Provincial – C Hardy  WP: M Bennett (1-0)  LP: C Hardy (0-1)  
HRs:  Patriots – 1, B Kingman  Provincial – 0 Attendance:

December 29, 2007 at 7.30pm, Narrabundah

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
NSW Patriots 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 5 11 0
Australia Provincial 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1

Starting pitchers: Patriots – V Hardy  Provincial – S Kent  WP: T Cox (1-0)  LP: S Kent (0-1)  
HRs:  Patriots – 0  Provincial – 0 Attendance:343

January 6, 2008 at 9.10am, Holloway Field

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Australia Provincial 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 - - 4 8 3
Queensland Rams 0 1 1 0 2 5 - - - 9 9 2

Starting pitchers: Provincial – P Brassington  Rams – C Mowday  WP: J Veitch (1-0)  LP: C Hardy (0-2)  
HRs:  Provincial – 0  Rams – 1, J Naughton Attendance:350

January 6, 2008 at 12.00pm, Holloway Field

No result, Game completed on January 27 on Provincial's home leg

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Australia Provincial 0 7 0 0 2 5 0 14 13 0
Queensland Rams 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 6 9 4

Starting pitchers: Provincial – S Kent  Rams – M Timms  WP: C Hardy (1-2)  LP: M Timms (0-1)  
HRs:  Provincial – 0  Rams – 0 Attendance:

January 5, 2008 at 7.30pm, Redlands

Rescheduled to January 25, 2008, Narrabundah

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Australia Provincial 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 5 3
Queensland Rams 0 0 0 0 4 3 X 7 8 2

Starting pitchers: Provincial – P Brassington  Rams – C Mowday  WP: C Mowday  LP: P Brassington  
HRs:  Provincial – 0  Rams – 0 Attendance:

January 11, 2008 at 7.30pm, Blacktown Olympic Ballpark

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Australia Provincial 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 7 10 0
NSW Patriots 0 0 1 2 0 0 4 2 X 9 14 2

Starting pitchers: Provincial – P Brassington  Patriots – D Rosser  WP: T Cox (2-0)  LP: D Thorne (0-1)  
HRs:  Provincial – 1, M Collins  Patriots – 1, G Fingleson Attendance:512

January 12, 2008 at 3.30pm, Blacktown Olympic Ballpark

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Australia Provincial 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 10 2
NSW Patriots 0 5 0 0 2 0 2 0 X 9 11 1

Starting pitchers: Provincial – M Lennox  Patriots – M Bennett  WP: M Bennett (2-0)  LP: M Lennox (0-1)  
HRs:  Provincial – 0  Patriots – 0 Attendance:296

January 12, 2008 at 7.30pm, Blacktown Olympic Ballpark

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Australia Provincial 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 8 1
NSW Patriots 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 X 5 11 2

Starting pitchers: Provincial – S Kent  Patriots – T Grattan  WP: B Thomas (1-0)  LP: R Hipke (0-1)  SV: M Williams (1)  
HRs:  Provincial – 0  Patriots – 0 Attendance:493

January 19, 2008 at 7.30pm, Redlands

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
NSW Patriots 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 5 7 0
Queensland Rams 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 4 10 2

Starting pitchers: Patriots – M Bennett  Rams – C Mowday  WP: T Cox  LP: D Holland  
HRs:  Patriots – 1; T D'Antonio  Rams – 1; M Studeman Attendance:600

January 20, 2008 at 3.30pm, Redlands

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
NSW Patriots 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 10 0
Queensland Rams 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 X 4 3 0

Starting pitchers: Patriots – J Eacott  Rams – T Crawford  WP: T Crawford (1-0)  LP: J Eacott (0-1)  SV: P Stockman (1)  
HRs:  Patriots – 0  Rams – 1; B Roneberg Attendance:360

January 20, 2008 at 7.30pm, Redlands

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
NSW Patriots 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 0
Queensland Rams 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 X 5 9 0

Starting pitchers: Patriots – D Rosser  Rams – D Naylor  WP: S Morriss  LP: A Cooke  SV: PJ Bevis  
HRs:  Patriots – 2; P Maat  Rams – 1; B Roneberg, D Sutherland Attendance:352

January 25, 2008 at 7.30pm, Narrabundah

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Queensland Rams 1 0 0 0 4 3 3 11 12 0
Australian Provincial 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 2

Starting pitchers: Rams – T Crawford  Provincial – S Kent  WP: T Crawford (2-0)  LP: S Kent (0-2)  
HRs:  Rams – 0  Provincial – 0 Attendance:

January 26, 2008 at 3.30pm, Narrabundah

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Queensland Rams 0 2 3 0 0 1 6 12 15 3
Australian Provincial 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 4

Starting pitchers: Rams – D Naylor  Provincial – M Lennox  WP: D Naylor (1-0)  LP: M Lennox (0-2)  
HRs:  Rams – 0  Provincial – 0 Attendance:

January 26, 2008 at 7.30pm, Narrabundah

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Queensland Rams 1 5 4 0 1 0 1 0 4 16 19 2
Australian Provincial 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 8 2

Starting pitchers: Rams – M Timms  Provincial – A Gribbin  WP: S Morriss (2-0)  LP: A Gribbon (0-1)  
HRs:  Rams – 1; J Nilsson  Provincial – 0 Attendance:

February 1, 2008 at 7.30pm, Blacktown Olympic Ballpark

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Queensland Rams 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 5 1
NSW Patriots 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 1

Starting pitchers: Rams – C Mowday  Patriots – M Bennett  WP: C Mowday (2-0)  LP: M Bennett (2-1)  SV: PJ Bevis (1)  
HRs:  Rams – 0  Patriots – 0 Attendance:

February 2, 2008 at 3.30pm, Blacktown Olympic Ballpark

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Queensland Rams 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 7 0
NSW Patriots 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 X 5 12 0

Starting pitchers: Rams – D Naylor  Patriots – T Cox  WP: M Williams (1-0)  LP: S Morriss (2-1)  
HRs:  Rams – 0  Patriots – 0 Attendance:

February 2, 2008 at 7.30pm, Blacktown Olympic Ballpark

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Queensland Rams 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
NSW Patriots 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 X 1 5 0

Starting pitchers: Rams – T Crawford  Patriots – S Benson  WP: D D'Louhy (1-0)  LP: T Crawford (2-1)  SV: T Grattan (1)  
HRs:  Rams – 0  Patriots – 0 Attendance:728

Ladder

Southern Division

Team Played Wins Loss Win % Games Behind
Perth Heat 12 8 4 .667
Victoria Aces 12 7 5 .583 1
South Australia 12 3 9 .250 5

Eastern Division

Team Played Wins Loss Win % Games Behind
New South Wales Patriots 12 9 3 .750
Queensland Rams 12 8 4 .667 1
Australian Provincial 12 1 11 .083 8

Championship Series

Game 1: February 8, 2008 at 7.30pm, Blacktown Olympic Ballpark

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Perth Heat 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 5 9 0
NSW Patriots 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 3 7 3

Starting pitchers: Heat – L Hendriks  Patriots – M Bennett  WP: L Hendriks (1-0)  LP: M Bennett (0-1)  SV: B Wise (1)  
HRs:  Heat – 1; L Hughes  Patriots – 0 Attendance:432

  • Box Score

Game 2: February 9, 2008 at 7.30pm, Blacktown Olympic Ballpark

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
NSW Patriots 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Perth Heat 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 X 4 6 1

Starting pitchers: Patriots – T Cox  Heat – M Kelly  WP: M Kelly (1-0)  LP: T Cox (0-1)  
HRs:  Patriots – 0  Heat – 1; M. Graham Attendance:735

  • Box Score

Awards

Award Name Team
Most Valuable Player Clint Balgera Perth Heat
Championship M.V.P. Mark Kelly Perth Heat
Golden Glove Matt Studeman Queensland Rams
Batting Champion Clint Balgera Perth Heat
Pitcher of the Year Tim Cox New South Wales Patriots
Rookie of the Year Liam Hendriks Perth Heat
Manager of the Year Gordon Gerlach Perth Heat

Top Stats

Defensive Stats
Name Wins Losses Saves ERA
Tim COX 3 0 0 1.00
Chris MOWDAY 2 0 0 1.17
Liam HENDRICKS 3 0 0 1.90
Tristian CRAWFORD 2 1 0 1.96
Darren FIDGE 0 0 1 2.19
Offensive Stars
Name Avg HR RBI
Clint BALGERA .450 1 11
David SUTHERLAND .442 1 12
Brad HARMAN .440 2 7
Mitch DENING .409 0 4
Brett RONEBERG .406 2 9

All-Star Team

Position Name Team
Catcher
1st Base
2nd Base
3rd Base
Short Stop
Out Field
Out Field
Out Field
Designated Hitter
Starting Pitcher
Relief Pitcher
Manager

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