AUSTRALIA EVENTS The 2018 ABL Championship Series presented by Boral saw the Brisbane Bandits capture the Claxton Shield once again after beating the Canberra Calvary.The Australian Midsummer Classic returned to Melbourne for the sixth straight year in 2017. Melbourne Ballpark hosted the Australian Baseball League All-Star Game Presented by Boral on 21 December, 2017.In the 2017 ABL Championship Series presented by Boral, the Brisbane Bandits took down the Melbourne Aces to capture the Claxton Shield.Game Two of the 2017 World Series was live-streamed at the Terminus Hotel, presented by New Era and the ABL.The qualifier for the World Baseball Classic was held in Sydney from February 11-14, 2016 at Blacktown International Sportspark.The Brisbane Bandits defeated the Adelaide bite to win the 2016 Australian Baseball League Championship Series, presented by Boral. At the 2016 ABL All Star Game presented by Levi’s® All Star Music Sessions, Remi and The Pretty Littles performed concerts before Team Australia faced off against the World All-Stars. Saskwatch belted out the national anthem prior to the game’s first pitch. Following that The Delta Riggs got the event going by performing a 45-minute on-field pre-game concert. Finally, Tim Rogers rounded out the lineup and performed the iconic baseball tunes Take Me Out to the Ballgame and Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline in the middle of the seventh inning.In the 2015 ABL Championship Series presented by ConocoPhillips and Bendigo Bank, the Perth Heat defended their title, defeating the Adelaide Bite to capture the Claxton Shield.The Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks opened the 2014 season abroad, at the historic Sydney Cricket Ground.Indie music icons Kingswood performed at the Australian Baseball League All-Star Game, presented by Levi’s®, in Melbourne on Wednesday, 17 December 2014.In the 2014 ABL Championship Series, the Perth Heat swept the Canberra Cavalry to capture their third Claxton Shield in the club’s past four years. For the 2013 Australian Baseball League All-Star Game held in Melbourne, the World All-Stars took down Team Australia.The Canberra Calvary won the 2013 Claxton Shield, after beating the reigning champion Perth Heat in the ABLCS.In the 2012 ABL All-Star Game, presented by ConocoPhillips, Team Australia defeated the World All-Stars.For the 2012 ABL Championship Series, presented by ConocoPhillips, the Perth Heat beat the Melbourne Aces to win their second-straight Claxton Shield title. In the first ever Australian Baseball League All-Star Game, held in Perth and presented by ConocoPhillips, the World All-Stars defeated Team Australia.