An Australian double header early on Friday morning:

Game One:  Canberra Cavalry  3,  Adelaide Bite  1 
Pirate farmhand Rinku Singh earned his first win for the Cavalry, in a pitching-dominated game.  Former Altoona Curve pitcher Paul Mildren pitched the entire (7 inning) game for the Bite.  He allowed only one hit over the first three innings, and another single in the 4th.  Mildren got out of a jam in the 5th -- a walk and a double put two runners into scoring position with one out.  The next batter tapped one back to the mound, and Mildren returned the ball to his catcher, who tagged the lead runner out at the plate.  A pop out ended the inning.  But in the bottom of the 6th, Mildren gave up a double, an intentional walk, and another double, which brought in 2 runs.  Two more singles added a third run for the Cavalry.  
The Bite were also scoreless in all but their last at-bat.  They put runners on base in every inning, but could not bring them around to score.  LF Quincy Latimore led off the 4th inning with a single, then moved to second base on a wild pitch.  He got to third on an error, but was left there when the inning ended.  The Bite also left two runners on base in the 5th inning.  In the 6th, back-to-back singles put two Bite runners on base with one out.  The Cavalry made a pitching change, bringing in Rinku Singh.  Singh ended the inning with a strikeout and a ground out, stranding the two runners.  Singh came out to begin the 7th inning with a 3-run lead (and so was the pitcher of record, to get the win).  He gave up a walk, then got a strikeout.  A fielding error and a single by Latimore loaded the bases, and Singh was replaced.  The new pitcher, Chris Morgan, walked the first batter he faced, forcing in the Bite's only run of the game, but then got a double play to end it.  

Game Two:  Cavalry  11,  Bite 6  
Latimore also had two hits in this game, but the Bite's 5-run 7th inning couldn't stand up to their total meltdown in the bottom of the 5th, when the Cavalry scored all 11 of their runs.  The night-cap began like the first game, with pitchers in control.  The Bite had only two hits and a walk scattered over their first 5 innings, though one of the hits was a solo homer by DH Brandon Bantz in the 4th.  The Bite pitching allowed only 2 hits to Canberra over their first four innings.  Then came the bottom of the 5th:  walk, single, throwing error (2 runs), triple (run #3), double (#4), walk, missed catch error to load the bases, single (#5,6), single, single (#7), double (#8), wild pitch (#9), walk, triple (#10, 11), then finally, a ground out and a pop out to end the inning. Oh, and both of those triples were by pinch-hitter Donald Lutz, who came out of the game after that inning.  
Latimore doubled with two outs in the 6th, but got no further.  The Bite rallied in the 7th, but weren't even close to catching up.  With one out, three consecutive singles brought in one run, then a walk loaded the bases.  A double drove in two runs, then Latimore brought in the fourth run by beating out an infield hit to short.   Another single added run #5, but that was all they could get.
The same two teams play another double header on Saturday. 

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