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Aces surge to big win over Blue Sox
Melbourne rack up 19 hits to halt losing streak
12/29/2017 5:40 AM ET
Delmon Young hit his fourth homer of the season in Melbourne's big win over Sydney (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA
Delmon Young hit his fourth homer of the season in Melbourne's big win over Sydney (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA 

Melbourne scored early and often as they recorded a big win over Sydney in Allan de San Miguel's 300th Australian Baseball League game on Friday night.

The Aces bounced back from an error-riddled performance in game one to win 14-7 and regain sole ownership of fourth spot at Blacktown International Sports Park.

Delmon Young, Michael Crouse, Brett Cumberland and Allan de San Miguel all homered as Melbourne improved its record to 10-11.

The Aces raced to a 6-0 lead as de San Miguel became the first player to reach 300 ABL games.

Tyler Neslony and former Canberra outfielder Crouse drove in first-inning runs, before Melbourne put up four runs in the second.

Darryl George drove in his 10th run of the season and Neslony his second of the night ahead of Young crunching a two-run homer to centre field off Blue Sox starter Luke Wilkins.

Crouse and Cumberland homered in back-to-back innings to push the Aces' lead out to 10-1 after Connor MacDonald went deep for Sydney.

De San Miguel capped off his 300th game celebrations with a two-run, two out, home run in the top of the ninth to make it 14-2.

The home team then added five runs to cut the margin to seven and prolong the ninth.

It was a rough night for Blue Sox pitchers as Melbourne racked up 19 hits.

Wilkins was hit hardest, allowing six runs on eight hits in two innings.

Reliever Kyle Glogoski gave up three runs on three hits in an inning while Matthew Rae walked five and was taken for three runs in three innings.

Aces' starter Josh Tols, on the other hand, had a strong outing.

The left-hander worked six innings, allowing one run on four hits and fanning eight to take his season tally to a league-high 49 strikeouts.

Game three is tomorrow at 6.30pm local time.

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