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Heat pip GK in pitching battle
Ulrich Bojarski drives in go-ahead run in the seventh
01/11/2019 6:40 AM ET
Perth starter Nick Veale tossed six scoreless innings (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA
Perth starter Nick Veale tossed six scoreless innings (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA 

Perth left it late but did what it needed to topple Geelong-Korea and maintain its lead at the top of the Brut Australian Baseball League's South-West Division on Friday night.

The Heat broke the deadlock in the seventh and prevailed 2-0, a night after scoring 12 runs through the opening two innings to win 15-7, at Perth Harley-Davidson Ballpark.

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Alex Hall triple and then scored on a single from Ulrich Bojarski to return Perth to a game-and-a-half ahead of Melbourne after the Aces topped Adelaide earlier in the night.

It was a pitchers' duel in Perth until Bojarski drove in the go-ahead run.

GK starter Jin-Yong Jang went toe-to-toe with Heat counterpart Nick Veale.

Jang worked 6 1/3 innings, allowing one run on five hits and two walks with five strikeouts.

Veale lasted six innings, not giving up a run and punching out three, before being replaced on the mound by Josh Rawlinson.

Perth added an insurance run in the eighth with Tristan Gray and Robbie Glendinning recording back-to-back doubles.

Rawlinson shut the door, striking out three in three innings of work.

The series continues from 7pm local time tomorrow.

 

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