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Bandits top Cavs in extra innings
Andrew Campbell drives in go-ahead runs in the 10th
12/08/2018 5:10 AM ET
Hsu Chi-Hung homered for Brisbane (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA
Hsu Chi-Hung homered for Brisbane (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA 

Brisbane is one win away from taking out its Brut Australian Baseball League series against Canberra after a thrilling 5-3 extra inning victory at The Fort at MIT Ballpark on Saturday night.

It was a tight affair in the nation's capital, with nothing splitting the two teams after the regulation nine innings.

That was until Bandits outfielder Andrew Campbell doubled to score Daniel Nilsson and Ryan Battaglia in the 10th.

The hosts were unable to respond in the bottom of the inning as they fell 2-1 down in the series.

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Earlier, Boss Moanaroa opened the scoring for the Cavalry with a three-run homer in the bottom of the first.

But Brisbane hit right back in the top of the second with Hsu Chi-Hung nailing a two-run homer with a fly ball to right centre field.

The Bandits had a chance to hit the lead in the top of the third when Campbell doubled and then reached third base after a fielding error by Justin Lopez.

But Donald Lutz grounded out and let Canberra off the hook.

The Cavs also had their chances, with Justin Lopez and Kelvin Melean both being stranded in scoring position.

Brisbane levelled the scores in the top of the fifth after Mitchell Ellis doubled and then scored after two wild pitches from Shota Imanaga.

Both teams had chances in the eighth and ninth, but extra innings were needed to break the deadlock.

Game Four of the series between is on Sunday afternoon with the first pitch scheduled for 12pm.

 

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