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Baseball: Bandits claim rescheduled game

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The Brisbane Bandits out-hit the Auckland Tuatara to win a make-up game 9-4 in Brisbane on Wednesday night.

The Tuatara were technically the home side for the round two rescheduled match that had been postponed due to weather in Auckland back in November.

It was the local team however that jumped out of the gates faster with Logan Wade banging a three-run shot in the first. He backed that up with a two-run bomb in the third to provide most of the Bandits’ offense.

Recent addition Stephen Swagerty was otherwise sharp in his first outing for the Tuatara.

The Auckland outfit found it hard facing big league pitcher Ryan Bollinger early on but outfielder Eric Jenkins drove in Taiwanese catcher Kuo Chun-Wei in the bottom of the third open their account.

The Bandits added some insurance runs late before a ninth inning rally saw the Tuatara add a further three runs.

Brisbane held their nerve to secure a win in the first of five contests between the two sides this week.

The Bandits home series starts tomorrow and will feature further games on Friday and a double-header on Saturday.

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