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Cavs Head to Enemy Territory for High Tension Clash
Canberra return to Brisbane for the first time since the 2017/18 ABLCS
01/10/2019 1:30 AM ET
Adrian Lamb - Base Coach (Brisbane Bandits) - Photo: SMPIMAGES.COM/ABL Media - Action from the Australian Baseball League (ABL) CHampionship series between the Brisbane Bandits v Cavalry.
Adrian Lamb - Base Coach (Brisbane Bandits) - Photo: SMPIMAGES.COM/ABL Media - Action from the Australian Baseball League (ABL) CHampionship series between the Brisbane Bandits v Cavalry.  (SMPMAGES.COM)

The Canberra Cavalry and Brisbane Bandits will face-off in what is a mouth-watering clash at OneHub Stadium starting this Thursday. The two clubs are tied for second place in the current standings adding importance to the clash.

Tensions are set to soar as it will be the Cavs first visit back to Brisbane since game 3 of the ABLCS where emotions ran high.

The battle for a guaranteed playoffs birth could be mostly decided this weekend so be sure to watch the drama unfold. After last week's sweep, the Cavs now sit only a game back from leaders the Sydney Blue Sox as they time their run to perfection winning 10 of their last 13 games.

The boys are aware of the challenge that lays in front of them and will be fully focused for the most important series so far this season.

It was only a few weeks ago that these two foes did battle at the Cavs home fort, with Brisbane coming up victorious in a tightly fought battle. This time the Cavs will travel into enemy territory and will be hoping to reverse the result.

The departure of Shota Imanaga has failed to derail the Cavs with Steven Kent, Frank Gailey and Steven Chambers all producing strong performances in their last outing.

Along with that, the Cavs have dramatically improved their offence as the season has progressed with consistent performances from Zach Wilson and Michael Fransoso. Since the beginning of the season, the Cavs batting average has risen from .223 to .265 and is improving every week.

The Cavs pitching rotation will have to be at their best if they are to halt the form of TJ Bennett who has consistently performed at OneHub Stadium. The Brisbane power hitter has blasted eight homers this season at home and will be eager to continue this against the high flying Cavs.

 

SQUAD:

Kouki Aoyagi

JR Bunda

Michael Crouse

Michael Fransoso

Logan Kingham

Yuki Kuniyoshi

Zech Lemond

Jason Lott

David Kandilas

Craig Massey

Tomoya Mikami

Boss Moanaroa

Kyle Perkins

Robbie Perkins

Josh Warner

Cam Warner

Zach Wilson

Madison Younginer

 

 

Pitching Rotation

 

Steven Kent

Kyle Kinman

Frank Gailey

Steven Chambers

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