The Sydney Blue Sox have clinched victory in their four game series against the Canberra Cavalry 3-1 after recording a 7-5 win in the final game in Canberra on Sunday.
Despire star Korean import Dae-Sung Koo being ejected from the game in the eighth innings after challenging an umpire’s call, the Blue Sox rallied to record the win, with pitcher Markus Solbach playing a crucial role in getting the last five Canberra batters out.
Manager Jason Pospishill praised the team’s performance.
‘‘To win three out of four games in Canberra, where historically we haven’t played well, is amazing,’’ he said.
The Blue Sox started the game strong, with catcher Will Swanner hitting a three run home run in the first innings.
However the Cavalry hit back in the same innings to level the match 3-3.
By the seventh innings, the Blue Sox had a four run lead thanks to consecutive singles, with three coming from the seventh.
But the ejection of of Koo gave the Cavalry some ground and they fought back to within two runs but the Blue Sox were able to hold on in the final innings.
‘‘Our starting pitchers did a good job generating enough offence for the win,’’ Pospishill said.
‘‘It was a good team effort all round.’’
The Blue Sox will have an unchanged line up for the return series against Canberra to played at Rooty Hill this weekend.
However some players suffered minor injuries in last weekend’s series and are looking to recover before the series opener on Thursday night.
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