CANBERRA - The Canberra Elite Cavalry have continued their impressive home form with a 3-1 series win over the Alcohol Think Again Perth Heat, following a 7-2 victory in game 4. After a disappointing loss the previous night, the Cavalry dominated proceedings, with Sean Guinard and Kyle Perkins leading the way.
From the first pitch, Perth struggled to make any impression on the pitching of Guinard, who continued his fine form on the mound this season, pitching 7 innings without conceding a run. With Guinard's pitching keeping Perth in check, Scott Kelly took the initiative with the bat and got the Cavalry off to a great start, hitting a triple in the 1st inning, to be later driven home by River Stevens.
Guinard's pitching continued to stall any momentum the Heat tried to gather and the pressure told when David Kandilas drove home DJ Davis early in the 3rd inning to further extend Canberra's lead. Perth had done well to keep Canberra within striking distance until Kyle Perkins smashed his fifth home run for the season, driving home Boss Moanoroa in the 4th inning.
The Heat's day didn't get any better, when hot-hitting River Stevens drove home another 2 runs to push the lead out to 7 at the bottom of the 6th inning. To Perth's credit, the Heat did give their fans something to cheer about in the 8th and 9th innings, with runs to Luke Hughes and Sam Kennelly making the scoreline more respectable for the away side.
The win fires the Cavalry back into outright second on the ABL ladder, with the Cavalry next traveling to Perth to face the Heat at the Baseball Park, with the first game to be held on Thursday, 29th December.