Adelaide Bite  7,  Melbourne Aces  4

LF Quincy Latimore started the 5th-inning rally for the Bite by being hit by a pitch, then scored when DH Ben Wigmore hit his second homer in two games.  The Bite defeated Melbourne for the second time, again taking advantage of Melbourne's errors.

The Aces got out to a better start than in their first game, scoring 3 runs in the top of the 2nd, to take a 3-0 lead.  A walk, a single, and a pair of doubles did the damage.  But the Adelaide starting pitcher Darren Fidge chomped down after that inning, and did not allow another hit over his remaining 6 innings.  He allowed only two batters to reach base, both on walks.  One of those was thrown out trying to steal second base, and the other was picked off first by Fidge.  He retired the last 10 batters he faced, and struck out the side in the 8th (7 total strikeouts).   The Aces had two hits in the 9th, after Fidge was relieved -- a solo homer followed by a single.

The Bite got onto the scoreboard with a pair of runs in the 3rd inning.  A fielding error and a sacrifice bunt put a runner on second base, then an RBI double brought in the first run.  A wild pitch let the runner score from second base.  In the 4th, Wigmore reached base on a fielding error, then two singles loaded the bases.  A walk forced in Wigmore, and an RBI single plated two more runs, to give Adelaide the lead.  Wigmore's homer in the 5th gave the Bite more insurance. 

Latimore went 0-for-3 in his other plate appearances. 

Two other Pirates' players have been listed as "reassigned" by their Australian teams:  pitcher Rinku Singh was "reassigned" by the Canberra Cavalry, and pitcher Jarryd Sullivan was reassigned by the Sydney Blue Sox.  It sounds like "reassigned" might be a polite term for "cut".  It's not like they have a big minor league system to reassign them to.


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