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Early Heat surge enough for win
Perth scored four early runs to go 2-0 up
12/02/2017 6:53 PM ET
Michael Brosseau went 2-for-4 in Perth's game two win over Sydney (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA
Michael Brosseau went 2-for-4 in Perth's game two win over Sydney (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA 

Perth struck early and weathered another Sydney comeback to take a 2-0 series lead on Sunday morning at Blacktown International Sports Park.

The Heat scored four runs before many ABL fans would have finished their Sunday morning bacon and eggs as the game started at 9.30am after yesterday's doubleheader was washed out.

Perth then held the Blue Sox at bay, like they had in game one on Friday night, to record an 8-4 victory and improve its record to 6-4 on the season.

The Heat recorded five first-inning hits, scoring runs on knocks from Luke Hughes, Zacrey Law, Jesse Williams and a fielding error by Sydney shortstop Jacob Younis.

A couple of Perth errors allowed the Blue Sox to get on the board in the bottom of the first.

Younis doubled and then scored on a throwing mistake by Heat starter Kyle Simon.

Simon was solid through three for Perth before back-to-back singles and a walk in Sydney's half of the fourth loaded the bases.

The Blue Sox capitalised, adding three runs to reduce the margin to one.

Catcher Mitch Edwards drove in one and a two-run double by Younis made it 5-4.

An untidy play by Sydney allowed the Heat to push the lead back out in the sixth.

Reliever Kyle Glogoski threw a wild pitch and a poor throw by Edwards saw Perth add two runs.

Glogoski was otherwise solid in 3 1/3 innings, striking out three and allowing two earned runs on two hits.

The Heat's bullpen combined to toss three scoreless innings with Tom Bailey closing out the game.

Game three will start shortly.   

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