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Cavalry sweep weekly Delta honours
Infielder Leblebijian, southpaw Kent earn awards
11/17/2015 4:31 AM ET
Canberra's Steven Kent and Jason Leblebijian are this week's award winners.
Canberra's Steven Kent and Jason Leblebijian are this week's award winners. (SMP Images / ABL Media)

SYDNEY -- One of the most exciting matchups of Round 4 of hre 2015/16 Australian Baseball League season sa an epic clash for first place evolve between the Canberra Elite Cavalry and the Brisbane Bandits, proudly presented by WellDog. LEd by standout performances by lefthanded pitcher Steven Kent and infielder Jason Leblebijian, the Cavalry split the series in Brisbane and maintain a one-game lead over the Bandits heading into the season's fifth round. For their efforts in leading Canberra to victory, Kent and Leblebijian are the Delta Air Lines Players of the Week. 

Kent and Leblebijian's wins mean that a member of the Cavalry has won an ABL weekly award in each of the four rounds this year. Outfielder David Harris took home the Player honour in the season's first round, followed by back-to-back Pitcher honours by veteran Brian Grening. 

Leblebijian started three of Canberra's four games this weekend and hit .538 (7-for-13) with three RBIs. The Toronto Blue Jays farmhand drove in a run in the seventh inning of the first game of the series, and, after sitting on the bench of the first game of the next day's doubleheader, shined in the Cavalry's 7-0 win that night. Batting the second spot in the order, Leblebijian drove in Canberra's first run of the game on a double in the top of the third inning and drove in River Stevens on an RBI single in the top of the fifth inning to give the Cavalry a 4-0 lead. He's now hitting .349 in 15 games for the ladder leaders this season.

Kent took the ball for his hometown Cavalry in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader, after the Bandits moved into a tie for first place with a win in the first game of the day. The 26-year-old was untouchable in Canberra's 7-0 win, tossing all frames of the game's seven innings. He allowed three hits, walked none and struck out a career-high 13 batters to earn his second win of the season. The performance netted Kent his first career ABL weekly award and set the Cavalry up for a series-splitting win the next day. 

Canberra return home this weekend to The Fort at MIT Ballpark for a four-game series against the Jet Couriers Melbourne Aces. Tickets are still available for all Round 5 series in Adelaide, Canberra and Perth and can be purchased here or by calling the respective home clubs.

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