In Australian League Baseball action from today, Adelaide lost 8-2 to Canberra. Stefan Welch batted third and played third base, while Justin Howard hit sixth and was the DH. Two Pirates relievers also made appearances, Wilson Lee and Rinku Singh. Welch went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout, while Howard went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts. Howard is now hitting .139 after 36 AB's.
Wilson Lee came on in relief during the fifth inning for former Pirates' farmhand Paul Mildren. Lee stranded the two base runners he inherited and would later be paid back for his effort. He ended up pitching a total of 2.2 inning, leaving in the eighth inning with two men on and one out. Rinku Singh came on and recorded a strikeout and a fly ball to end the inning. Lee allowed two runs on two hits...
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