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Blue Sox walk-off on wild pitch
Younis run completes Sydney comeback
11/18/2017 1:00 AM ET
Sydney starter Craig Anderson recorded eight strikeouts against Adelaide (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA
Sydney starter Craig Anderson recorded eight strikeouts against Adelaide (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA 

Sydney has secured a dramatic walk-off win over Adelaide, scoring the winning run on a wild pitch in game one of their Saturday doubleheader.

The Blue Sox loaded the bases against former reliever Matt Williams, before Jacob Younis made it home on a wild pitch to seal a 4-3 win in the seven-inning contest.

Williams struck out Trent D'Antonio on the play but catcher Isaias Quiroz was not able to stop the ball getting away to allow Sydney the time it needed to score.

The Blue Sox scored the winning run after levelling the ballgame on new recruit Connor MacDonald's RBI-single in the sixth.

Younis then singled to lead off the seventh before Williams walked Alex Howe and Mitchell Edwards landed a successful bunt.

Earlier, the two sides traded blows in the first inning.

Bite shortstop Rodrigo Ayarza led off the game with a hard-hit double and scored on an equally as well hit triple by Darius Day.

Down 2-0, Chih-hsien Chiang drove in a run for Sydney before Gavin Fingleson scored to tie the game.

Both starters settled from there, with Adelaide 17-year-old Jack O'Loughlin pitching a scoreless bottom of the second to end the Sox scoring run at nine innings to start the series.

O'Loughin - who will link with Detroit for his first Spring Training following the ABL season - worked five innings and allowed just the two runs on four hits.

Sydney starter Craig Anderson struck out eight hitters in six innings, giving up three runs on six hits.

Vaughan Harris collected the win after tossing a scoreless seventh.

Williams conceded two runs on three hits and a walk in 1.1 innings.

Game three of the series starts at 6.30 AEDT tonight.

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