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Cavs charge above .500 in double dip
Canberra sweep Adelaide in doubleheader
12/01/2017 6:07 AM ET
Canberra outfielder David Kandilas had two hits in the game two win over Adelaide (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA
Canberra outfielder David Kandilas had two hits in the game two win over Adelaide (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA (Ryan Schembri / SMP Images / ABL Media )

Canberra is in a strong position to seal consecutive series wins after sweeping its Friday doubleheader with Adelaide.

The Cavs took game two 5-2, hours after a record-breaking 18-3 demolition, to move above .500 for the first time this season.

Canberra scored first and hit back quickly after the Bite took the lead in the bottom of the first.

David Kandilas doubled to drive in Jay Baum in the first and Buddy Reed produced a two-run triple in the top of the second to put the Cavs up 3-2.

Either side of those scoring plays Stephen Lohr's first homer - a two-run shot to right field - gave Adelaide a brief lead.

Connor Panas hit a solo home run off Bite reliever Jackson Brebner-Russ in the eighth and Arias scored in the ninth to give Canberra a 5-2 advantage.

Cav's starter Steven Kent turned in a solid outing, allowing two runs on five hits in six innings.

He struck out four, throwing 110 pitches for Canberra before Dan Lietz came in and punched out four in two innings.

Michael Click then closed out the game, recording his first save of the season.  

Adelaide starter Greg Mosel fell to his third loss of the season, allowing three runs on eight hits in 6.2 innings.

The Bite managed just seven hits, leaving nine runners on base and going 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position.

Lohr was best with the bat, collecting three hits for the second time this season.

For the Cavs, Jay Baum went 3-for-5.

The series concludes with a pair of seven-inning contests from 10am local time on Saturday.

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