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BY THE NUMBERS: round three
We break down all the round three numbers
12/03/2017 10:51 PM ET
Perth infielder Tim Kennelly hit his 38th ABL home run on Sunday - third most in the league's history (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA
Perth infielder Tim Kennelly hit his 38th ABL home run on Sunday - third most in the league's history (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA 

Heavy rainfall around the nation did its best to ruin round three of the Australian Baseball League season but in the end all but two scheduled games took place.

Melbourne and Perth produced sweeps of rain-abbreviated three-game sets to surge to the top of the standings, while Canberra claimed a 3-1 series win over Adelaide on the road.

Here is how round three of the ABL season unfolded by the numbers:

+ Canberra's 18 runs in game one were the most scored by a team at Adelaide Shores (eclipsing Adelaide's 15 against Sydney in January 2017), and the most scored against the Bite in a regular-season game (previously 16 by Perth in December 2011).

+ The Cavs' 18-run performance was hot on the heels of their 15 against Sydney in the Wollongong Classic. Their 33-runs in two games was a team record. Canberra had previously scored 31 runs in two consecutive games twice.

+ Adelaide's 2-10 start in a club record low mark. The Bite's previous worst record after 12 games was 4-8 in 2012 and 2015.

+ David Kandilas went 9-for-19 (.474) with six RBI for the Cavs, while Adelaide infielder Stephen Lohr was 7-for-12 (.583) with a two-run homer.

 

+ Melbourne starter Mark Hamburger's complete game shutout on Friday night was his second in the ABL, and second against Brisbane.

+ The Bandits' three runs in three games was their fewest since scoring two in three games against Perth in January 2014.

+ The Aces' sweep was their first since taking all four against Sydney at home last December.

+ Melbourne is 11-1 in its past 12 regular season contests against Brisbane, but lost both games of last season's ABLCS to the Bandits.

+ The Aces' game three walk-off win on a hit by pitch was not a first for Melbourne. The Aces walked off in the 11th inning when Brisbane pitcher Nathan Crawford hit Justin Huber with the bases loaded in January 2013. Crawford intentionally walked Brad Harman in the previous at-bat to put runners on every base.

 

+ Perth recorded its seventh win of the season with a game three victory on Sunday. The Heat took until December 29 to win their seventh game last season.

+ Perth's sweep was its first since blanking Brisbane 4-0 at home in January 2014.

+ Heat veterans Luke Hughes and Tim Kennelly are closing in on the all-time ABL home run record. Kennelly hit his 38th home run on Sunday, an inning after Hughes briefly tied with him on 37. Only Allan de San Miguel (41) and Brad Harman (39) have more ABL homers.

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