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Sox sweep Bite to cap perfect weekend
Sydney records first sweep since 2015
11/18/2017 11:02 PM ET
Sydney players celebrate a win over Adelaide (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA
Sydney players celebrate a win over Adelaide (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA 

Sydney has completed its first series sweep since December 2015 after taking down Adelaide 4-2 in the final match-up of their four-game set on Sunday.

The Blue Sox overcame a slow start, riding a four-run sixth-inning and Luke Wilkins gem to complete a perfect weekend under new manager Tony Harris.

For the third-straight game Sydney found themselves behind at Blue Sox Stadium following Adelaide lead-off man Rodrigo Ayarza's RBI-double in the top of the third.

The Blue Sox offence took time to get into the game as Bite starter Greg Mosel retired the first 11 batters he faced.

Sydney eventually surged in the sixth, scoring on RBI-singles by Jin-De Jhang, Chih-hsien Chiang and Michael Campbell before Adelaide reliever Jackson Brebner-Russ hit with a pitch Jacob Younis in a bases-loaded jam.

It was all the Blue Sox needed to pick up win number four and complete their first series sweep since December 2015 against Canberra at home.

Wilkins - part of Harris' bullpen plans preseason - worked seven innings for just one run.

He finished with seven strikeouts, before being replaced by Matthew Rae.

Rae recorded a six-out save, not allowing a hit while striking out two.

The Bite did tack on a run in the eighth following an error but it was not enough to avoid a sweep.

Mosel finished with five strikeouts, allowing two earned runs on five hits in 5.1 innings.

Adelaide will look to open its account in its home-opener against Melbourne on Thursday night.

Sydney will target its first 5-0 start in ABL history away to Canberra, also on Thursday night.

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