A Wild Australian Second Day

It is hard to tell what you have after your first couple games, but if you are on the positive end of a 23-6 second day victory after winning your opener 8-3 you are smiling ear to ear. The Adelaide Bite took advantage of 8 walks and 6 errors to rob the Brisbane Bandits of all their pride in their second day of action. The score was 20-0 after four innings. In Cuba that would mean the game is near the end since they have the slaughter rule there.

Mitch Dening hit three homeruns, but all of them after the fourth inning when the game was all but decided. He also drove in four runs, but crossed the plate five times. Ben Lodge smashed a two run homerun, but also drove in five runs. Angus Roeger hit a solo shot.

The Bandits got to play some of their bench players and they came through with homeruns after the game was all but decided. Connor MacDonald hit a solo shot in the sixth and C.J. Beatty hit a two run bomb in the eighth turning the score into one more indicative of a football game than a baseball one.

Craig Stern was not allowed to go a fifth inning to get credit for the win, even though he was pitching a shutout. Josh Tois got the slop victory tossing just one inning.

Justin Staatz could not find an out in the second inning and was gone after giving up seven runs. Jason Kilby walked five hitters in two innings, putting his infielders asleep out on the field to create errors allowing five of his eight runs to be unearned. Lachlan MacDonald pitched to five batters in the fourth, but could not get any of them out, watching two of his pitches find balls sailing over the fence. Not a pretty day if you are a Bandit pitcher.

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