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GMs Get the Sack in Aftermath of BOL Finale

Three teams swiftly removed top-level managers for their clubs underperformances in the wake of the Bull Oceanic League playoffs, it was announced today.

Manager Bruce Layton and GM Jim Hargrove were released by Auckland Arsenal, while the AUSL’s last place Perth Crocodiles tossed GM Aslak Pedersen.

The management duo of Layton and Hargrove produced a dismal 15-35 (.300) record for Auckland, finishing in last place and 17 games behind the league leaders, Hamilton. Arsenal had the worst run differential in the Oceanic League’s inaugural 50-game season, and were outscored by 91 runs during the season. The team did not indicate what other changes it was planning for the lengthy off-season.

In Perth, the outgoing Pedersen had produced a record of 16-34 (.320). The team also released their coaching staff, keeping only Joel Brown on as manager, who is signed through the end of 2017.

 

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NZL Names Top Player of the Week

James Adderley demonstrated his potential to be a star in the game last week and today he took home the New Zealand League Player of the Week Award.

The Auckland first baseman wreaked havoc on opposing pitchers last week, pounding them for a .524 average (11-for-21) with 1 home run and 2 RBIs on his way to claiming the honor.

In 15 games this season Adderley is batting .278 with 15 hits and 1 home run. He has scored 2 runs and driven in 3.