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Campbell homers as Bandits walk off
Brisbane surge to 3-0 series lead over Melbourne
01/13/2018 2:26 AM ET
Andrew Campbell's two-run homer lifted Brisbane to a walk-off win over Melbourne (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA
Andrew Campbell's two-run homer lifted Brisbane to a walk-off win over Melbourne (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA 

Andrew Campbell's two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh lifted Brisbane to a walk-off win over Melbourne on Saturday night.

Campbell took former big leaguer Matt Marksberry deep with two out as the Bandits recorded a 5-4 victory in a rain-affected battle at Holloway Field.

Brisbane entered the final frame down by a run after Tyler Neslony singled off closer Ryan Searle to restore an Aces' lead.

But Melbourne reliever Sam Street issued Daniel Nilsson a leadoff walk and Campbell made the visitors pay, lifting the Bandits to a thrilling win with his sixth homer of the season.

Brisbane had tied the ballgame in the bottom of the sixth in the first at bat following a lengthy rain delay.

Infielder Logan Wade singled to drive in Lin Chih-sheng immediately after play resumed as the hosts looked to rally.

Earlier, last season's Championship Series combatants traded long balls.

Delmon Young blasted his seventh homer of the season - a two-run shot in the first - and Ryan Dale went yard for the first time this campaign for the Aces.

Bandits' slugger Donald Lutz took the lead in the home run race with his 10th homer of 2017/18, while Lin also had a solo homer.

Both starting pitchers shone at hitter-friendly Holloway Field.

Melbourne starter Jon Kennedy allowed just two runs in five innings against a Brisbane side averaging 15.5 runs per game in its past four outings.

The left-hander struck out five and did not issue a walk, giving up four hits and allowing both his runs on long balls.

Tim Atherton worked five innings for the Bandits, striking out six and allowing three runs on three hits.

Game two of today's doubleheader between the sides will start shortly. #OurGame

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