Good luck to Steve Schrenk, who BlueClaws fans know was the pitching coach here in 2005-06, and 2010-11. Schrenk is now managing the Canberra Calvary in the Australian Baseball League.
After missing the playoffs in his first year (the 2010-11 season), they are in the mix to the end this year. With five games left, the Calvary are 18-22, in a three-way tie for third place, one game out of second, and one game ahead of sixth place. The top four teams will qualify for the post-season.
Perth, at 30-10, have an 11 game lead and have already clinched first place. They’re led by former BlueClaw and Australian native Tim Kennelly, who is 3rd in the league hitting .369 and tops in the league with 36 RBIs.
Canberra, who has won six of their last 10 games, will have Mike McGuire, the 2010 Lakewood closer who made a few appearances for the BlueClaws in 2011, pitch one of the last five games. McGuire is 4-4 and 4th in the league with a 2.92 ERA.
Melbourne has Brad Harman, an infielder on the 2006 BlueClaws team that Schrenk was a coach for. He’s batting .283 with a league leading 11 home runs.
Here is a pretty good rundown from the Canberra site. Go Calvary!