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Cavs top Sox in extra-innings thriller
Baum drives in winning run in the tenth
11/23/2017 5:10 AM ET
Jay Baum drove in the winning run in Canberra's win over Sydney on Thursday night (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA
Jay Baum drove in the winning run in Canberra's win over Sydney on Thursday night (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA (Ben Southall)

Canberra has recorded its first win of the Australian Baseball League season following a thrilling walk-off win over Sydney in extra innings on Thursday night.

Jay Baum drove in the winning run in the 10th as the Cavs edged the Blue Sox 5-4 at Narrabundah after scoring the final four runs of the game.

With tiebreak rules in place, Canberra capitalised on runners starting at first and second after Sydney failed to in the top half of the 10th.

Ryan Kalish bunted to advance the runners and Baum drove in his second big run of the night for the Cavs.

Earlier the infielder's sacrifice fly scored Connor Panas (triple) to tie the ballgame at 4-all.

The game-tying play came after Kyle Perkins gave Canberra hope with a two-run homer an inning earlier after Sydney had seemingly broken the game open with a three-run sixth.

After Robbie Perkins singled to lead-off the inning, Kyle went long to right field.

Panas earlier hit a home run to tie the ballgame at 1-all.

But the Blue Sox built a three-run advantage on the back of a sacrifice fly by Gavin Fingleson and two-run shot by Chih-hsien Chiang.

Canberra starter Brian Grening gave up four runs on five hits while punching out four in six solid innings.

His adversary, Trevor Foss, scattered hits a week after dominating Adelaide.

The right-hander allowed three runs, including two home runs, on 10 hits in six innings.

Michael Click picked up the win for the Cavs following two scoreless innings on the mound.

The series continues at 7pm AEDT on Friday.                 

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