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Aces Swipe Finale from Bandits in Extras
George homers early, Trey Vavra goes deep in extras to snap losing streak
12/06/2015 5:52 AM ET
Trey Vavra's 11th-inning home run lifts the Aces to a 6-5 victory
Trey Vavra's 11th-inning home run lifts the Aces to a 6-5 victory (Ian Knight - SMP Images / ABL Media)

BRISBANE -- It took extra innings, but the Jet Couriers Melbourne Aces avoided being swept by the Brisbane Bandits, Proudly Presented by WellDog, with a 6-5 victory in the series finale Sunday at AFA Stadium at Holloway Field.

Trey Vavra broke a 5-5 tie with a home run off Ryan Searle (3-2) to lead off the top of the 11th inning. The solo blast was Trey's fifth of the season.

Darryl George began the scoring for the Aces (10-18) with a two-run home run to left field. George finished the series with seven runs batted in.

The Bandits (15-13) cut Melbourne's lead in half in the third. Riley Unroe's hit an RBI single to right and David Sutherland scored.

Jack Barrie extended the Aces' lead to 3-1 with an RBI single in the top of the fifth. Barrie's single chased Brisbane's starting pitcher Justin Erasmus from the game. Logan Moon drove in George with a fielder's choice, and Tanner Vavra followed with an RBI single to make the score 5-1.

Brisbane answered back with four runs in the bottom of the frame before an out was made. Andrew Campbell and Justin Williams both hit two-run home runs, their fourth of the season to tie the game at 5.

Virgil Vasquez (1-2) earned his first win of the season by pitching two scoreless innings in relief. He worked around a leadoff single by Donald Lutz in the 11th to clinch the victory for the Aces.

The win snapped Melbourne's four-game losing streak and three-game road losing streak. It also prevented the Aces from being swept for the first time in the 2015-16 season.


COMING UP: The Aces will begin a four-game home series Thursday at 7:05 p.m. against the Adelaide Bite, proudly presented by SA Power Networks. It will be Adelaide's first and only visit to Melbourne Ballpark during the regular season. For ticket information, visit You can also watch the action on

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