2018/19 ABL R2 – Sydney v Canberra
24 Nov 2018 15:30 AEST
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After contrasting levels of success on Opening Weekend, the round two series between the Sydney Blue Sox and the Canberra Cavalry may take on added importance.
The Cavalry were dominated by a refreshed Melbourne Aces club last weekend, as they failed to pick up a win at Melbourne Ballpark.
One of the league’s best offences a season ago, Canberra hit .168 as a team on Opening Weekend and failed to convert their opportunities, going 4-for-20 as a team with runners in scoring position.
Steve Kent was a shining light for the Cavs, with the Team Australia pitcher striking out 11 in six stellar innings on opening night.
The Blue Sox on the other hand ruthlessly disposed of Geelong-Korea, with Tony Harris’ pitching staff leading the way.
Sydney’s arms were lights out all weekend, beginning with an 11-strikeout performance from Alessandro Maestri and ending with seven shutout innings from Josh Guyer.
A Blue Sox (4-0) series win would put a serious dent in the Cavalry’s (0-4) playoff hopes, just two weeks into the Brut Australian Baseball League season.