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Tuatara walk off in extras against Cavs
Kris Richards drives in winning run for Auckland
11/30/2018 8:02 PM ET
Kris Richards drove in the winning run in extras (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA
Kris Richards drove in the winning run in extras (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA 

Auckland levelled its four-game Brut Australian Baseball League series against Canberra with a walk-off 3-2 win in windy and testing conditions at McLeod Park on Saturday.

After the first two innings the sides were held scoreless with Tuatara starting pitcher Kyle Glogoski and Cavs' starter Frank Gailey both in command of the ball. 

Those same winds gave Robbie Perkins some trouble at the top of the second, falling over and caught stealing second base after his brother Kyle was struck out by Glogoski for his second strikeout of the game.

The game's first score came courtesy of Eric Jenkins' bat, sending a home run ball over right field - the first of the ABL season for the Texas Rangers prospect - to give Auckland a 1-0 lead heading into the fourth.

Gailey's pitch was sent straight back to him by Auckland outfielder Zach Clark, who made it safely to first base but was left stranded.

Canberra tied the game 1-1 with a home run from Robbie Perkins to start the fifth inning - Glogoski giving up his first run in three starts this season, while Perkins perhaps making peace with the elements.

After giving up a single to Logan Kingham later in the fifth, the Tuatara opted to roll a couple pitching changes. First bringing in Ryota Okumoto to finish up the fifth, before adding Tomohito Sakai at the top of the sixth inning.

The deadlock broken by Canberra DH Zach Wilson, the wind carrying a high fly ball over the fight field fence to put the Cavalry in front, 2-1.

Daniel Lamb-Hunt continued to be consistent with the bat. His leadoff double at the bottom of the sixth setting up Clark with the RBI opportunity. Last weekend's pinch-running hero Ayrton Laird replacing Lamb-Hunt on his way to levelling the score, 2-2.

Gailey finished pitching 6 2/3 innings with eight strikeouts and allowing two runs off three hits.

Kris Richards provided the game-winner in the eight inning. A ground-rule double bringing in Andrew Marck for the walk-off victory, with the Tuatara all gathered at home plate to celebrate.

Sakai was credited with the win, Canberra reliever Kyle Kinman takes the loss.

The second half of the double-header will commence at 3:10pm (local time).

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