Winning the Oceanic Cup is no easy task. Winning it as a wild card is even more challenging.
But the Sydney Sailors are up for the challenge.
“If we get hot at the right time, it will be pretty tough to stop us,” said starting pitcher Palaina Lopaka as he celebrated his team’s wild card berth. “I think we’ve got the players and coaches to make it happen.”
With their record sitting at 29-17, the Sailors will indeed have a challenge ahead if they hope to win the 1st Oceanic Cup in team history. Newcastle has clinched first place, and has guaranteed a first round bye in the upcoming playoffs. Sydney will either square off against Tasmania or Melbourne.