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Heat walk off in wild finish
Brosseau scores winning run on error
12/30/2017 10:18 AM ET
Michael Brosseau scored the winning run on an error as Perth walked off against Canberra (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA
Michael Brosseau scored the winning run on an error as Perth walked off against Canberra (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA (Ben Southall)

Michael Brosseau drove in the tying run - and scored on an error - as Perth secured a dramatic walk-off win over Canberra at Perth Harley-Davidson Ballpark on Saturday night.

The Tampa Bay prospect singled with two out in the ninth, scoring Tim Kennelly from second, and rounded the bases himself on an error by left fielder Jake Amos to lift the Heat to a 10-9 victory.

Perth trailed 7-2 before scoring three in the fifth and then drawing level on Robbie Glendinning's first ABL hit.

The Pittsburgh Pirates' prospect launched a two-run homer to centre field off Grant Piccoli to tie the ballgame but the Heat again fell behind on Cam Warner's two-run single in the eighth.

Perth rallied once more to pick up a wild win and move two games clear of the Cavs in second place.

Canberra built a 7-2 lead as Casey McElroy, Boss Moanaroa, Jay Baum and Kyle Perkins all went deep.

Heat starter Tom Bailey gave up three home runs after allowing one in 20 innings on the season entering the game.

Cavs' starter Steven Kent started strongly, striking out 10 in four innings, before the Cavs' bullpen let Perth get back into the contest.

Sean Guinard allowed three runs on two hits and a walk as he retired just one hitter.

Piccoli then gave up two runs before Herr steadied the ship.

But closer Michael Click was unable to get the final out after replacing Herr with Kennelly on second after doubling.

The Heat will chase a series win in game four on Sunday.

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