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DYK: Bandits blast Holloway record
Brisbane matched the highest score ever at Holloway Field
01/11/2018 11:15 PM ET
Brisbane infielder David Sutherland hit a career-high three homers against Melbourne (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA
Brisbane infielder David Sutherland hit a career-high three homers against Melbourne (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA 

Brisbane took down Melbourne 23-6 in a record-breaking display at Holloway Field last night.

The Bandits blasted eight home runs, with David Sutherland's three leading the way.

Here are some notable facts and figures to know from Thursday night's game.

  • The Bandits' 23 runs tied Adelaide (31/10/2014) for the most in a game at Holloway Field. Brisbane's previous regular-season high score at the ballpark was 15, set against Sydney on December 10. The Bandits, however, did score 18 against the Bite in a postseason game last February.
     
  • David Sutherland recorded career-highs for home runs and runs batted in during his 295th ABL game. The veteran hit three home runs for the first time in his ABL career and finished with five RBIs.

  • Brisbane's eight home runs were a Holloway Field record. The previous single-game high was six, set by the Bandits in their 15-12 walk-off win over Sydney on December 10. The 11 combined home runs were also a ballpark record, eclipsing the eight hit in Brisbane's extra-innings win over the Blue Sox in round four.
     
  • The Bandits' eight home runs took their tally at home to 37 for the season - most in team history. Brisbane hit 35 home runs in 24 home games during the 2014/2015 season.
     
  • The Bandits have homered in their past 22 regular-season games at Holloway Field. The last time Brisbane failed to go deep in a regular season contest was against Adelaide on December 29, 2016. Including their two postseason games against the Bite at Holloway last season, the Bandits have homered in 24-straight games at home.
     
  • The combined 29 runs were the most in a regular season game at Holloway Field.
     
  • Lin Chih-sheng's fifth-inning grand slam was the fourth by a Bandit this season, and third at home. It marks the first time Brisbane has hit four grand slams in a season.

  • Melbourne starter Mark Hamburger allowed a career-high 10 earned runs in his 18th ABL start. His previous high was eight against Canberra on December 7.

David Penrose is a journalist for theabl.com.au. Follow him on Twitter @David_Penrose This story was not subject to the approval of the Australian Baseball League or its clubs.