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Cavs Close Gap in North East Division with Sweep Over Arch Rivals
Huge result sees Cavs even with Brisbane in second place
01/06/2019 10:32 PM ET
PHOTO - Brett Fewson | SMPIMAGES.COM / ABL. Action from the 2018/19 Australian Baseball League (ABL) Round 8. Clash between the Canberra Cavalry and Sydney Blue Sox at MIT Ballpark in Canberra, ACT. This image is for Editorial Use Only. Any further use or individual sale of the image must be cleared by application to the Manger Sports Media Publishing (SMP Images)
PHOTO - Brett Fewson | SMPIMAGES.COM / ABL. Action from the 2018/19 Australian Baseball League (ABL) Round 8. Clash between the Canberra Cavalry and Sydney Blue Sox at MIT Ballpark in Canberra, ACT. This image is for Editorial Use Only. Any further use or individual sale of the image must be cleared by application to the Manger Sports Media Publishing (SMP Images) (Brett Fewson HYPER SPORTS IMAGES)

The Cavs best performance of the year has come at the most crucial time with a huge series sweep against their arch rivals the Sydney Blue Sox. The North-East division has been put on notice after the weekend's action as the Cavs charge to within one game of the North-East division lead.

It was the return of Cavalry legend Jack Murphy that was the underlying story of the weekend but there was little he could do to stop what was about to happen.

Michael Fransoso had the team flying out of the gates in game one with an enormous home run in the first inning to establish an early lead. It was then the in-form man Zach Wilson who extended the lead with his ninth home run for the season, the most by any player.

The Blue Sox fought back as they always do through Trent D'Antonio, but it was never to be enough as the Cavs extended their lead late in the game to secure the 1-0 series lead.

The Friday night game was arguably the highlight of the series for the Cavs, and maybe even the season. The thrilling game saw Sydney take an 8-3 lead before fans witnessed a thrilling comeback by the home team.

Through the help of a Jack Murphy home run, the Blue Sox established a commanding lead. However, once again Michael Fransoso and Zach Wilson were the stars of the team coming up clutch at the crucial times. The ever reliable Wilson once again nailed not only one but two homers to keep the Cavs in the game.

In the bottom of the 10th inning, it was Fransoso's double that allowed Logan Kingham and Kyle Perkins to score and send MIT Ballpark into elation.

The Saturday night game was more of a low-scoring affair with both teams scrapping to get the winning runs. Once again it was Canberra that came up trumps to secure the series win through a 2-0 final score line. Frank Gailey stole the show with seven strikeouts in six scoreless inning. David Kandilas and Wilson crossed the home plate in the fourth inning for the only runs for the game.

A result that experts couldn't have predicted, the Cavs completed the sweep over the North-East division leaders with another enthralling contest ending with an 8-5 score line. Sydney pitcher Josh Guyer had no answers for the quick firing Cavalry offence as the guys established a five-run lead early on.

However, the lead was quickly cut-down as Sydney kicked into gear to give their fans something to cheer about. Although the comeback was cut short in the seventh inning as Cam Warner completed his 15th RBI for the season and essentially completed the sweep for the Cavs.

The boys in orange and black are now sitting on even points with the Brisbane Bandits in second place. So then who are the Cavs facing in this upcoming series? None other than the boys from Brisbane. Be sure to cheer on the Cavs from the game or the Live Stream as stakes have never been higher.

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