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Cavalry kick Perth out of capital with one last rout
Sixth straight series win keeps Cavs in first
01/06/2013 4:12 PM ET
John Holdzkom erased the bad memory of his last start Sunday.
John Holdzkom erased the bad memory of his last start Sunday. (Ben Southall / SMP Images)
CANBERRA, 6 January - In the final game of the four game series, the Canberra Cavalry, driven by Rolfe Renault rebounded back to a huge 9-0 win over the Alcohol. Think Again Perth Heat. The win gives the Cavalry the series win, making it their sixth series win in a row.

Starting pitcher, John Holdzkom put the bad memory of only going a third of an inning in his last outing out of his mind came out looking like a different pitcher. Holdzkom pitched one of his best outings in a Cavalry uniform. Holdzkom started the game with a big 1-2-3 inning and got the first seven batters of the game out to send the message to the Heat. Holdzkom would finish his outing pitching seven innings without allowing a run. He gave up only two hits, three walks, and struck out six batters.

The Cavalry bats awoke from their slumber after the long rain delay the night before and had eleven hits including three home runs, moving the Cavalry home run tally to ten on the weekend.

Adam Buschini gave the Cavalry the lead in the first with his ninth home run of the year to bring home two after Ben Warner singled. The homer moves Buschini back to the top of the ABL ladder.

The Cavalry extended their lead in the third. Jeremy Barnes hit a double into the gap in center to score Buschini from first making it 3-0. A single to right from Michael Wells would bring home another to give the Cavalry a 4-0 lead, allowing a buffer for Holdzkom.

In the sixth inning, Antonio Callaway hit his second home run of the series and the year to plate three runs and give the Cavalry some insurance. Then, with a runner on first, Barnes went deep over the left field fence to give the Cavalry a huge lead making the score 9-0 after six, the final score.

Sean Toler game into the game to close out the ninth retiring the batters in order, as he does best, including two strikeouts.

The boys head on the road to Brisbane next for a five game series in three days. The series will kick off with the resumption of the game from the first series that was postponed. Following the series in Brisbane, the Cavalry return home for their final home series of the season against the rival Sydney Blue Sox.

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