What we learned from week five

THE Australian Baseball League season reached its midway point on the weekend and the middle of the ladder remains as congested as it did a week ago.

With Melbourne streaking out in front and Perth faltering at the bottom it looks like four teams will spend the second half of the season battling for two playoff spots.

Here are six things we learned from round four of the ABL season:

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Round five preview: Heat at Cavalry

CANBERRA can bounce back from its disappointing series loss to first-placed Melbourne when it hosts last-ranked Perth starting tonight.

The Cavs much raved about offence was silenced in a big way during the top-of-table series against the Aces but will return to the comfort of Narrabundah against the down-and-out Heat.

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What we learned from week four

MELBOURNE extended its lead at the top of the ABL standings with a resounding win in its top-of-the-table series against Canberra.

Elsewhere, Adelaide recorded its second series win in Perth to climb to third and Sydney stayed in second after earning a home split against Brisbane.

Here are six things we learned from round four of the ABL season:

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Who has the best starting rotation in the ABL?

THE best starting rotations in the ABL are bound to get better after Melbourne and Sydney both announced the signing of Major League arms this week.

Chris Oxspring will take to the mound for the Sydney Blue Sox this weekend for the first time since January 2013 and Jeremy Guthrie will link up with the Aces in the second half of the season.

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