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Finding their stroke, Heat blow past Bite
Now just at two-game deficit for Perth in 3rd
01/13/2013 8:28 AM ET
Warwick Saupold and the Heat picked up a big win Saturday.
Warwick Saupold and the Heat picked up a big win Saturday. (Theron Kirkman / SMP Images)
PERTH, 12 January - Brenden Webb homered, Corey Adamson and Ryan Khoury each added two runs batted in, and the Alcohol. Think Again Perth Heat stayed in lockstep with Sydney and picked up more ground on Canberra with a 7-3 come-from-behind win over Adelaide Saturday night at Barbagallo Ballpark.

Finding themselves down 2-0 after the top of the first inning, the Heat climbed even and jumped ahead shortly thereafter. Khoury drove in both game-tying runs with a second-inning single, and Josh McGee scored Tim Kennelly with a third-inning sacrifice fly to put Perth in front 3-2.

The Heat put the game away with a three-run fifth, using a bases-loaded walk from Sam Shipway and a subsequent two-run Adamson double to take a commanding 6-2 advantage. Adelaide were only able to muster one run the rest of the way. Perth did the same for the final margin.

Adelaide's bats couldn't find easy footing against a quartet of Heat pitchers. Warwick Saupold got the start and allowed two unearned runs in the first before giving way to his bullpen in the fourth. Jack Frawley (2-1) picked up the victory, tossing 3.2 innings of quality relief, allowing just a run on three hits. Liam Baron and Benn Grice combined for the final 2.1 frames, allowing just one hit and no runs. Adelaide totaled just five hits in the loss.

Bite starter Paul Mildren took the loss. Mildren (2-6) surrendered three runs on four hits while walking four through four innings.

After their tumble from first all the way to third place in the league standings, the Heat are back to within two games of the top spot on the table. Perth will aim for a series win over the Bite Sunday with the finale of this four-gamer slated from 11.05am WT.

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