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Heat claim 17-10 win over Bite for fifth straight win
Jess Williams had 5 RBIs and a home run to guide the Heat to victory
01/05/2018 6:49 AM ET
Jess Williams had five RBIs including a home run on Friday
Jess Williams had five RBIs including a home run on Friday 

Five RBIs to Jess Williams has powered the Perth Heat to their fifth straight win - downing the Adelaide Bite 17-10 at Adelaide Shores Baseball Complex on Friday.

The Heat took the lead in the third inning and never looked back. Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Robbie Glendinning's seventh RBI of the season put Perth on the board before Ulrich Bojarski's sacrifice fly doubled the visiting team's advantage.

Perth's league-leading offence then blew the game out in the fourth inning. Jake Fraley's eighth home run of the season made it 3-0 before Alex Hall drew a bases-loaded walk and Jess Williams ripped a two-run double to all but end the contest.

The Bite hit back with a three-run inning of their own. Taiwanese outfielder Kuan-Jen Chen launching a three-run blast off Heat starter Kyle Simon. 

The 27-year-old pitcher was dominant on the mound early on for Perth - throwing a no-hitter through 4.1 frames.

Simon has seen a resurgence in recent times and dropped his season ERA to 6.55 to claim his fourth win of the season.

Hall then blasted a solo home run, one of two on the night before the Heat offence exploded for a seven-run eighth inning.

Bojarski's three-run single was followed by Williams' three-run home run as the 18-year old had five RBIs on the night.

After waiting 29 games for his first ABL home run, Williams now has two in as many nights to go with an impressive tally of 25 RBIs.

The Bite showed character, scoring 7 late runs, including three homers to give some credibility to the scoreline.

Matt Dixon's first ABL home run in his 97th game rounded out the scoring as the Heat recorded their 17th win of the season.

Perth will monitor the status of second baseman Mike Brosseau who left the game in the fourth inning after being struck on the hand by a pitch.

The 23-year-old Tampa Bay prospect will likely miss Saturday's Game Three from 4.30 pm where the Heat will eye a fifth series win of the season.

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