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Biting back, Adelaide end Aces' home win streak
Behind 13-hit attack, visitors roll to first Rd. 12 win
01/20/2013 1:37 AM ET
Quincy Latimore accounted for four runs in Adelaide's win.
Quincy Latimore accounted for four runs in Adelaide's win. (Brett Crockford / SMP Images)
MELBOURNE, 19 January - The Jet Couriers Melbourne Aces winning streak came to an end with the Adelaide Bite taking the victory 12-6 on Saturday afternoon in the third game of the series at Melbourne Ballpark.

After scoring a combined four runs across the first two games of the series the Bite put on a solid hitting clinic, scoring their runs on 13 hits, with two four run innings helping them glide to victory.

Coming into the game in hot form, Adam Bright struggled through four innings, walking four and allowing four runs.

Speaking after the loss, manager Phil Dale acknowledged that Bright wasn't his usual self on the mound.

"He didn't have the rhythm that he usually has. He got himself in trouble a few times and just wasn't able to find his way out of it."

Despite having their run total doubled, the Aces offence got off to a fast start with an Elliot Biddle double giving the home side a 2-0 lead after the first inning.

Although they wouldn't lead again all afternoon the home side got within one run on two occasions, which proved to be a point of frustration for Dale.

"It's tough, we didn't get the pitching that we should have got. We got within our distance but then we gave up a few walks and hits and that was it."

A late rally appeared to be on the cards when Brad Harman hit his sixth home run of the year, but it wasn't to be with Adelaide dynamo Quincy Latimore doubling down the left field line in the top of the eighth to score two men and give the Bite their decisive six-run lead.

The series concludes Sunday afternoon at 1.05pm when the Aces will take to the field at Melbourne Ballpark for the last time this season.

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