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22/1 - Until next season
01/23/2011 9:49 AM ET
 (SMP Images)
The Canberra Cavalry have wound up their inaugural season of the ABL with 5-4 and 4-2 losses against the Sydney Blue Sox at Narrabundah Ballpark.

The result leaves the Cavalry with a 12 win and 24 loss record for the season with an 11 and 9 record at home.

With the Sydney Blue Sox playing for top spot on the ladder, the action was at times spiteful between the two sides, with game one seeing both sides clear the benches to 'discuss' the game.

Game one saw both teams go blow for blow from the batters' box, with the game going into an extra inning. The difference between the two sides in the eighth was Blue Sox Short Stop, Michael Lysaught, who scored off a single to center field.

Game two was a pitching duel between Cavalry opening pitcher Jarrett Commane and Sydney's Craig Anderson with both players going the full six innings whilst only conceding two runs.

With only a handful of fans left following the lightning and rain delays, the Blue Sox came out with bats firing, taking a run in each of the eighth and ninth inning to take a 4-2 lead into the bottom of the ninth.

The Cavalry did their best to hold out the Sox but it was not to be, going down 4-2.

In his address to the crowd at the end of the game, Head Coach Steve Schrenk said that Canberra should be proud of their team.

"We came here with a mish mash team but the community has embraced us," Schrenk said.

"I know the guys all appreciate it and love playing here. We'll come back bigger and better next year you can count on that.

"Canberra is a special place, it's the people that make it what it is and we'll never forget it. I hope to be back next year and take you all to the play-offs."

The Blue Sox will go onto to meet the Perth Heat in the first week of the ABL finals series.

This story was not subject to the approval of the Australian Baseball League or its clubs.