Happy New Year!
The Australians have started the new year with some baseball, early Saturday morning for the rest of us.  The Caribbean leagues will be in playoff mode now.  The Dominicans have already started their round robin style playoff tournament.  The Mexican Pacific League begins their playoffs tonight, and the rest will be in action on Sunday.


Adelaide Bite  5,  Canberra Cavalry  2  --  Not a lot of hits for either team.  The Cavalry had 6 hits, and two of them were solo home runs, one in the 7th and one in the 8th inning.  That was all of their scoring.  The Bite needed only 2 of their 5 hits to score 5 runs in the 7th.  The inning began with a walk and a hit batter.  A sacrifice bunt moved the runners into scoring position, and an RBI ground out brought in the first Bite run.  A pair of walks loaded the bases, and the Cavalry changed pitchers.  But the new pitcher walked LF Quincy Latimore to force in the second run of the inning.  Two singles drove in 3 more runs, and the Bite had all they needed.  Latimore also singled in the 4th and stole second base, then walked in the 6th.  Jackson Lodge pitched the top of the 9th for the Bite, and gave up a single, while striking out two batters, to earn his first save.
 


Just in case you were wondering for the new year....  96 days until the Indy Indians (and the rest of the minor leagues')  Opening Day.

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