Walkoffs in Australia

There is nothing more exciting in baseball than the walkoff homerun.  The Australian Baseball League had two games yesterday end in walk off homeruns.

The first was a 3-run walkoff homerun by Calvin Anderson that gave the Adelaide Bite an 8-5 win over the Sydney Blue Sox.  Chin-Lung Hu had connected for a 2-run homer earlier in the inning to tie the game at 5-5.  Both homeruns were off the Blue sox closer Dae-Sung Koo.  The 42 year old Korean is not quite as dominant as he was last year.  This is his second blown save in a row, after he was successful with his first two saves.  Last year he led the ABL in saves with 12 and did it with a 1.00 ERA.

Kenny Wilson broke a 2-2 by clubbing a 3-run homer off Andrew Mann to give the Canberra Cavalry a 5-2 victory over the Melbourne Aces.  The Aces had just come back from a 2-0 deficit to tie the game 2-2 with single runs in the seventh and eighth innings.  Steven Kent got credit for the win improving his record to 3-0.  He struck out four of the five hitters he faced.

You can follow the games in the Australian league by going here: http://web.theabl.com.au/scoreboard/league.jsp?lid=595&sid=l595.  The Perth Heat, who are 11-0 this year, won the championship last year and are in Taiwan to play the Asian Series.

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