By Jason Arndt
Brewers Farm Report
Despite one bad outing for Huntsville’s Eric Marzec, the pitcher from Ohio continues to produce quality outings for the Melbourne Aces of the Australian Baseball League.
Marzec, 25, allowed just two earned runs in his first six appearances before succumbing to a rough outing at Perth on December 28 where he allowed four earned runs through 0.1 innings.
However, the pitcher avenged the rough outing in his next appearance December 30 against the same team where he struck out the side in one inning of work.
Marzec will have plenty of opportunities to bounce back with 12 more regular season games slated for the Aces.
The ABL schedules games on the weekends with all teams having Monday through Wednesday off.
In addition, the Aces could have playoff implications on the line holding the third place spot with a 17-17 record in the six team league.
The top three finishers in the league advance to the playoffs with the number one seed receiving a first round bye.
Marzec could be an integral part in the final stretch of games with just one game separating the Aces and two other teams for third place in the ABL.
Furthermore, the Aces are four games back of first place Perth Heat, who sports a 21-13 overall record.
Marzec could have as few as four days to rest until Spring Training starts in the United States if the Aces make the playoffs.
The final playoff game will be scheduled February 9 with pitchers and catchers reporting to Arizona February 15.
If the Aces fall out of contention for the post-season, Marzec and his team will play its final game January 26 at Sydney.