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Cavs' Reed farewells ABL with a bang
Canberra outfielder hits three homers in big win
01/13/2018 11:31 PM ET
Canberra outfielder Buddy Reed produced the fifth three-homer game in ABL history (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA
Canberra outfielder Buddy Reed produced the fifth three-homer game in ABL history (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA (Ben Southall)

Canberra completed its first sweep of a four-game ABL series, thumping Adelaide 19-2 at Narrabundah on Sunday.

San Diego Padres' prospect Buddy Reed went 5-for-6 with three homers in his last game before returning to the US as the Cavs recorded their sixth-straight win.

Third-placed Canberra took Bite starter Nick Hutchings deep four times in the opening two innings, chasing him from the game, and never looked back as it recorded a seventh win in eight attempts against Adelaide this season.

The Cavs improved their record to 19-12 and completed their first ever four-game sweep after previously only sweeping three and five game sets.

Buddy Reed hit a leadoff homer in his final game for Canberra ahead of Jay Baum and Robbie Perkins going deep back-to-back to open up a 4-0 lead.

Reed's second homer of the game extended the Cavs' lead to six runs and ended Hutchings' afternoon in the second.

The outfielder added a third in the fifth, becoming the fourth player in ABL history to hit three homers in a game.

With his offence firing, Cavs' starter Steven Kent produced another strong outing.

Kent worked seven one-run innings, striking out nine and giving up one walk and four hits.

Stephen Lohr pulled a run back with a solo homer for the Bite in the third inning.

Travis Witherspoon then went deep in the fourth for Canberra's fifth long ball of the game, ahead of Baum and Robbie Perkins driving in runs to open up a 9-1 lead.

Lohr added a second homer - his third of the series - in the eighth.

David Kandilas also went deep with his 10th home run of the season for the Cavs.

Canberra (19-12) travels to Sydney next for a four-game series starting on Friday night.

Adelaide (7-25) heads to Melbourne with game one on Thursday night.

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