Canberra: After a very exciting walk off win on Friday night, the Canberra Cavalry, driven by Rolfe Renault, lose a tough one to the Sydney Blue Sox 10-2 in front of a crowd of over 1,800. The Blue Sox halted Canberra's momentum as the Cavalry registered only five hits on the night. The loss brings Canberra and Sydney season series into a tie, 5-5.
After a quick two innings the Cavalry would get into trouble in the top of the third, allowing Sydney to take a four run lead. The first run to score was on a Cavalry error, two more would be driven home on a triple from Mitch Denning, and the final on a single from James Robbins.
After a tough inning the Cavalry would come back to add two of their own in the bottom of the third. The inning started out with Antonio Callaway hit by pitch. Callaway would cross the plate to score the first run on an error by the Sydney second baseman. The second run of the inning would come thanks to a single from Jeremy Barnes to score Kody Hightower making the score 4-2. The Cavalry would leave the bases loaded to end the inning.
Sydney added another run in the fourth and fifth to take the lead back to four, 6-2.
The Cavalry started out hot to threaten the Sox in the bottom of the seventh with back-to-back singles from Callaway and Hightower. Unfortunately the inning would end quickly with a double play and a strike out.
The Blue Sox widened their lead in the eighth. After Steven Kent had an outstanding seventh inning, striking out all three batters he faced, he allowed three runs. Two doubles and another Cavalry error gave Sydney an 8-2 lead. Then another Cavalry error, the fourth of the night, would bring home two more (one to Dustin Loggins) for the Blue Sox.
The ninth inning would prove to be a disappointing one in comparison to the previous night. The hero from the night before, Callaway, was the bright point again giving the Cavalry some hope with a single, and advance to second on a throwing error. However he would be stranded at second as the Blue Sox took the game 10-2.
Cavalry starter Chris Motta went four innings giving up six runs on nine hits while striking out six.
The Cavalry and Blue Sox face off again tomorrow for the final game of the four game series as the Cavalry look to even the series. Tomorrow is the final home game of the regular season. The Cavalry currently sit in second place on the ABL ladder. Game time for tomorrow is set for 1pm.