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Heat walk off on hit by pitch against Sox
Perth score two runs in the ninth to force extras
01/11/2018 8:47 AM ET
Perth infielder Robbie Glendinning hit his second home run of the season in the first (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA
Perth infielder Robbie Glendinning hit his second home run of the season in the first (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA (Ryan Schembri)

Perth secured a walk-off win over Sydney on a hit by pitch at Perth Harley-Davidson Ballpark on Thursday night.

Heat veterans Tim Kennelly and Luke Hughes were hit by pitches in back-to-back at-bats with the bases loaded as Perth prevailed 8-7 under international tiebreak rules in the 10th.

The Heat scored two runs in the ninth to force extra innings as Sox reliever Chang-Sung Ko failed to convert a save opportunity.

Sydney saw off Perth starter Alex Boshers and jumped on the Heat's bullpen to carry a two-run lead into the ninth.

After managing two runs in six innings against right-handed Boshers, the Sox piled on four in the seventh facing reliever Dylan Thompson to build a 6-4 lead.

Alex Howe homered on Thompson's second pitch after replacing Boshers to start the seventh, cutting the lead to one.

Trent D'Antonio (reached on error), Jacob Younis (single) and Chiang Chih-hsien (single) then filled the bases against the right-hander.

D'Antonio scored to tie the ballgame when Michael Suchy grounded into a force out.

Younis then scored on a groundball by former big leaguer Lars Anderson and Connor MacDonald's RBI-single made it 6-4.

Earlier, Perth raced to a 3-0 lead in the first.

The Heat opened their account on doubles by Tim Kennelly and Garrett Whitley ahead of Robbie Glendinning's second ABL homer extending the lead to three runs.

Both starting pitchers were effective.

Luke Wilkins worked 4 2/3 innings, striking out three and giving up four runs on seven hits for Sydney.

Boshers lasted six innings, giving up two runs on eight hits and fanning three.

Vaughan Harris threw 3 1/3 scoreless innings out of the Sox bullpen.

The series continues at 7pm local time on Friday.

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