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Bandits stay perfect in Perth
Nilsson slam seals blowout win for Brisbane
11/25/2017 9:23 AM ET
Mitch Nilsson hit a grand slam in Brisbane's win over Perth (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA
Mitch Nilsson hit a grand slam in Brisbane's win over Perth (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA 

Perth briefly slowed Brisbane's firing offence but was powerless to stop it completely in game two of their doubleheader on Saturday night.

After the Bandits scored 28 runs in the opening two games of the series, they were kept to just three through seven innings before firing late as they improved to 6-0 on the season.

Mitch Nilsson hit a grand slam as Brisbane piled on seven runs in the eighth inning to turn a one-run game into a blowout, winning 13-3 at Perth Harley-Davidson Ballpark.

Starter Travis Blackley struck out seven and allowed just one run as the Bandits looked like they were going to be forced to grind out a close one.

Perth starter Nick Veale kept the game tight early, allowing three runs on five hits in 4.2 innings, but it got away from the Heat's bullpen.

Brisbane scored seven runs off relievers Bo Hellquist and Jett Wright in the eighth, batting around the order on the back of five hits and two walks.

It put the game out of reach for Perth, who had just cut the margin to one run when Jake Fraley scored on a wild pitch by Pat Young when the barrage began.

Andrew Campbell drove in a run and scored on a wild pitch, while Aaron Whitefield singled to plate another before Nilsson hit a slam for his fourth hit of the night.

The Bandits added three more runs in the ninth after Zacrey Law's RBI-double in the bottom of the eighth for the Heat.

Brisbane will target a series sweep when the teams meet in game four at 4pm local time tomorrow.

 

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