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Bite's lineup overpowers Bandits
Adelaide pounds out 19 hits resulting in 23 runs
10/31/2014 8:28 AM ET
Starting Pitcher Justin Staatz faces off against Bite's lineup
Starting Pitcher Justin Staatz faces off against Bite's lineup (SMP Images / ABL Media)

31st October, BRISBANE: The Brisbane Bandits, proudly presented by WellDog, looked to even up the first series of the 2014/15 Australian Baseball League season with the SA Powers Adelaide Bite in game two taking place 31st October at AFA Stadium at Holloway Field. The Bandits fell behind early in the first to the Bite and could not stop the team from Adelaide. The Bandits dropped game two with a final score of 22-3.

Adelaide did not take long to take a bite out of the Bandits' starting pitcher Justin Staatz. After loading the bases with a walk, hit by pitch and a fielding error on a sacrifice bunt by Mitch Dening, Chan Moon scored on a sacrifice fly by Aaron Miller. Dening then came in to score on a wild pitch by Staatz. A few batters later, Ben Lodge doubled to right, scoring Brice. The Bite quickly took the lead 4-0.

In the bottom of the inning, the Bandits challenged the Bite, getting their first two men on base. The Bandits were halted by Adelaide, stranding a runner on third.

The Bite added three more runs in the second with two hits, extending their lead to 7-0. This lead was increased to 14 when 11 Bite batters got up to bat in the third, pushing across seven runs in the inning.

In the fourth, the Bite added five more off of pitcher Lachlan MacDonald and extended the lead to 20-0, with another run in the sixth. Adelaide's Dening blasted three home runs in the outburst, and former ABL Rookie fothe Year Ben Lodge added three hits and five RBIs.

The Bandits got on the board in the sixth inning, when they pushed a run across the plate on a home run by Connor MacDonald. With the Bandits now down 21-1, the fans saw CJ Beatty hit a two run home run to left, in the eighth, off of Bite pitcher, Will Mathis. The Bite added one more run in the ninth inning off of reliever Masato Goto.

With sights set on securing a series split, the Brisbane Bandits, proudly presented by WellDog, and the SA Powers Adelaide Bite face off in game three on 1st November at 6:30 at AFA Stadium at Holloway Field. Tickets are available now by calling Bandits HQ on (07) 3612 8613 or by visiting

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