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Takagi shines at Melbourne Ballpark
Seibu prospect leads Aces to game two win
11/17/2018 3:08 AM ET

Melbourne Aces cruised to a 4-1 win over the Canberra Cavalry at Melbourne Ballpark in the first game of the double header.

For the second night in a row Luke Hughes put on a show for the Aces faithful with his second home run in as many games. His two run shot was ultimately what set the teams apart as previously the two teams were at a stalemate.

Hayato Takagi was causing trouble for the Canberra batting lineup all day as they only managed three hits all game. The Seibu Lions prospect was exceptional for Melbourne, surrendering three hits in a fantastic performance.

The match was all-square after the first inning, although it did not take long for Melbourne to break the deadlock. In the bottom of the second inning Allan de San Miguel doubles to left field, bringing Garrison Schwartz home.

Canberra Cavalry were quick to respond, as Justin Lopez drove Kyle Perkins home with an RBI to left field at the top of the third. This was all the action that Canberra saw at home plate as Luke Hughes' home run shut out any chance of a Canberra comeback. Mike Walker brought Schwartz home with an RBI double at the bottom of the sixth to put an exclamation mark on the game for the Aces.

Game two of tonight's double header will begin at 7:30 at Melbourne Ballpark between the Melbourne Aces and Canberra Cavalry.

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