Australian Baseball League Approved

Australian Baseball League Approved

In the run up to one of the most-anticipated Australian Baseball League (ABL) championship series in years, Adelaide Bite will attempt to end the Perth Heat’s four season dynasty. Gearing up for the main event and the ESPN coverage, I got to shoot one of those great moody slow-mo promotional pieces. As well as getting some more abstract shots and grabs for the games broadcast; myself and producer Jeremy Markham spent the day interviewing the team on their fears and hopes for the Championship game and the season so far.

Images are stills taken from the footage in the quickly erected studio in General Manager – Nathan Davison’s office (thanks for your help Nathan) and some action play from the Bite’s game with the Melbourne Aces.

Adelaide Bite Manager - Brooke Knight

Adelaide Bite Manager – Brooke Knight

Tom Brice (no.25) holds the best batting average in the entire ABL

Tom Brice (no.25) holds the best batting average in the entire ABL

Heavy Leather Hardware

Heavy Leather Hardware

LA Dodgers draft pick Brandon Dixon (No.20) is the Bite’s second baseman.

LA Dodgers draft pick Brandon Dixon (No.20) is the Bite’s second baseman.

Tyler Brunnemann showing his changeup pitch grip.

Closing Pitcher Tyler Brunnemann (No.23) showing his changeup pitch grip.

Fear the beard! Matt Williams (No.19) The Bite's starting Pitcher.

Fear the beard! Matt Williams (No.19) The Bite’s starting Pitcher.

Adelaide out to bite Perth Heat

Adelaide out to bite Perth Heat

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Batting line-up

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Looking to first…

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Dixon is tipped to be the star of the series after leading the league in stolen bases, runs and doubles.

Thanks to James Watson of Accel Media for setting it all up and to Jeremy for an interesting shoot and bringing me up to speed on the league and lingo. Good luck to the whole team in trying to bring the Claxton Shield to SA for the first time in 35 years!

The Australian Baseball League

ESPN Coverage