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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.

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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 www.melbourneaces.com.au/tickets. You can also watch the action on abltv.com.

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