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Chang's first ABL homer lifts Bite to win
Adelaide hand Brisbane first home loss of season
12/30/2017 1:10 AM ET
Chang Tai-shan hit his first ABL home run as Adelaide defeated Brisbane (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA
Chang Tai-shan hit his first ABL home run as Adelaide defeated Brisbane (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA (Ryan Schembri)

Chang Tai-shan's first Australian Baseball League home run lifted last-placed Adelaide to a 6-5 win over league-leaders Brisbane at Holloway Field on Saturday.

The 41-year-old launched a three-run homer to left centre field in the fifth and Loek van Mil closed the game out as the Bite recorded their fifth win of the season.

T.J. Bennett's seventh home run of the season - off 17-year-old reliever Jack O'Loughlin - pulled the Bandits within one in the bottom of the fifth.

But van Mil fanned Adam Weisenburger to leave two stranded in the fifth before completing a seven-out save to inflict Brisbane's first loss of the season at Holloway Field.

The 216cm closer struck out six of the seven hitters he faced.

Adelaide drew first blood and opened up a 3-0 lead as Brisbane starter Tim Atherton made his first appearance since December 3.

The Bite opened up a 2-0 lead before Atherton hit the bump on back-to-back RBIs by Chang and Angus Roeger in the first.

Isaias Quiroz homered for the second time this season on the first pitch of the second to extend Adelaide's lead to 3-0.

Justin Erasmus replaced Atherton for the Bandits and Bite starter Matt Williams soon followed him out of the game as Brisbane rallied.

Andrew Campbell and Kenshi Sugiya singled to start the third before Lin Chih-sheng's fourth ABL home run levelled the scores.

Williams fought back - striking out Donald Lutz and T.J. Bennett - before Logan Wade tripled and Wade Dutton drove him home with a single to chase the Adelaide right-hander from the game.

Stephen Lohr and 17-year-old infielder Curtis Mead both enjoyed three-hit games for the Bite.

Adelaide's record improved to 5-17 while Brisbane dropped to 14-6 following a rare home loss.

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