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Sox power past GK for 2-0 series lead
Levin drives in four runs in Blue Sox win
11/16/2018 6:25 AM ET
Shen Hao-wei had a couple of hits for Sydney in game two (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA
Shen Hao-wei had a couple of hits for Sydney in game two (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA 

Four RBIs from Sydney designated hitter Jake Levin has powered the Blue Sox to a dominant 7-2 win over Geelong-Korea in the Brut Australian Baseball League at Blacktown International Sportspark.

After scoring eight unanswered runs in last night's 8-1 win, the Sox carried their momentum into tonight's contest as they built an early two-run lead.


Both runs came in the first inning. With the bases loaded, Trent D'Antonio walked, allowing shortstop Dwayne Kemp free passage to home plate.

After a strong performance last night, which included a two-run single, Jake Levin was quick to add another RBI to his season tally when Shen Hao-wei scored off his ground-ball single in the first.

The home side was just as impressive on defence, with catcher Jack Murphy quickly linking with Kemp to catch Hak-Jun Noh out trying to steal second base off a Hwi-Yeon Park hit.

Philadelphia prospect Nick Fanti was also crucial in the early stages of Friday's game. In his debut game, Fanti struck out three while giving up just one run and three hits from 3.1 innings.

The Sox then added two more runs in the second. The first came when Murphy scored off a Zac Shepherd double.

Moments later, Shepherd was rewarded with a run of his own off a fly ball from Levin, seeing the 25- year old bring up his second RBI of the night.

Geelong-Korea tallied their first run of the evening in the top of the fourth when Seung-Han Kim walked with the bases full, allowing Park to stroll to home plate.

GK drew closer to reducing the deficit in the fifth when Noh hit a three-bagger. Kwang-Min Kwon was later caught by Alex Howe, but the sacrifice fly saw Noh score in a diving effort. 

The comeback was short-lived though, with the Blue Sox regaining control in the seventh after scoring three more runs.

The first came off a D'Antonio single, with Shen nabbing his second run of the evening.

Sydney bagged two more runs shortly after when Levin drove a ground ball to centre field, allowing Murphy and D'Antonio to reach home plate.

It capped off yet another impressive outing for Levin, who recorded his sixth RBI from just two games.

Having won both opening games, Sydney will look to secure the series tomorrow night, with the first pitch at 7pm local time.

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