Skip to main content
  • Adelaide Bite
  • Auckland Tuatara
  • Brisbane Bandits
  • Canberra Cavalry
  • Geelong-Korea
  • Melbourne Aces
  • Perth Heat
  • Sydney Blue Sox
Below is an advertisement.
Tissenbaum, Bandits walk-off again
For second straight night, Rays import bats in game-winner
10/30/2015 2:11 PM ET
The Bandits evened their record at 3-3 on Friday.
The Bandits evened their record at 3-3 on Friday. (Scott Powick/SMP Images/ABL Media)

BRISBANE -- Just a handful of games into the season, the Adelaide Bite proudly presented by SA Power Networks are all-too-acquainted with heartbreaking defeats. The Brisbane Bandits proudly presented by WellDog are building confidence off of the latest.

Like they did Thursday, Brisbane rallied in extra innings to hand Adelaide another walk-off loss, the Bite's third straight such defeat fourth in five losses this season. For the second straight night, Tampa Bay Rays import Maxx Tissenbaum played the role of hero, singling in the bottom of the 10th to bring home the game-winning run as the Bandits edged the Bite, 7-6.

"We just persevered is what we did," Brisbane manager David Nilsson told "Both teams had lots of opportunities, and whoever lost that game was going to feel disappointed. On the flip side, we won so it felt pretty good. We had a lot of chances to score runs early, and we didn't capitalise.

"It's really encouraging for the boys to get these sorts of wins early in the season."

The Bandits and Bite traded two runs apiece in the first, but Adelaide went in front on Texas Rangers import Travis Demeritte's solo homer in the third. The Bite built a cushion with two runs in the sixth and one more in the ninth, closing in on their second win of the season.

However, Brisbane's bats didn't fold in their final frame. The Bandits sent seven men to the plate and scored four to tie the game, the final two crossing on Justin Williams's two-run homer.

"We've seen timely hitting from Williams," Nilsson told the Bandits site. "He's a good athlete, he puts a good swing on the ball, and he's had big hits all along. Even the games we lost in Canberra he had some big hits, so hopefully he stays this way all year."

In extra innings, it didn't take long for Brisbane to break through. As he did a night earlier, Tissenbaum bounced a single to plate Riley Unroe with the game-winning run and level the Bandits' record at 3-3 with a chance at a series win coming Saturday.

Adelaide aim to get back in the series when they send Elroy Urbina (0-0, -.--) to the mound for his first outing of the season in the third game of this set. The Bandits counter with Jason Jarvis (0-1, 9.00) with first pitch set from 6:30 p.m. AEST. Tickets are on sale now.

Tyler Maun is an ABL staff writer. Follow him on Twitter @TylerMaun. This story was not subject to the approval of the Australian Baseball League or its clubs.