The newly structured and formatted Baseball League Austria (BLA) is starting into the 2017 season. Ten teams split into an east and west division will battle for the Austrian Baseball Championship. The Attnang-Puchheim Athletics are the defending title holders.
The new season starts with the Friday evening game between the Vienna Wanderers and the Wiener Neustadt Diving Ducks. On Saturday also the Traiskirchen Grasshoppers take on the Stock City Cubs, the Hard Bulls play against the Feldkirch Cardinals and the Athletics host the BSC Kufstein Vikings. Additionally game two of the Wanderers-Diving Ducks matchup will be played.
The Vienna Metrostars and the Dornbirn Indians have a bye in week one.
Schedule (live play by play):
|Friday, 21. April|
|Vienna Wanderers||Diving Ducks Wr. Neustadt||Sportzentrum Spenadlwiese, Wien||19h|
|Saturday, 22. April|
|Traiskirchen Grasshoppers||Stock City Cubs||Hoppersfield, Traiskirchen||11h|
|Traiskirchen Grasshoppers||Stock City Cubs||Hoppersfield, Traiskirchen||13h30|
|Hard Bulls||Feldkirch Cardinals||Ballpark Hard||13h|
|Hard Bulls||Feldkirch Cardinals||Ballpark Hard||15h30|
|Athletics Attnang-Puchheim||BSC Kufstein Vikings||Athletics Ballpark, Attnang-Puchheim||13h|
|Athletics Attnang-Puchheim||BSC Kufstein Vikings||Athletics Ballpark, Attnang-Puchheim||15h30|
|Vienna Wanderers||Diving Ducks Wr. Neustadt||Sportzentrum Spenadlwiese, Wien||16h|