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Baseball: No luck for Tuatara in close games

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The Sydney Blue Sox hit back from Thursday night’s defeat to win two close Australian Baseball League games against the Auckland Tuatara on Saturday.

The Northeast division leaders edged the Auckland outfit on the back of a strong performance from starter Craig Anderson. Anderson came out on top in a tight battle with former big league pitcher Josh Collmenter, who struck out four through five innings of work, while conceding two earned runs.

Outfielder Max Brown hit his fourth home run of the season for the Tuatara.

The night cap was an even tighter affair with the pitchers really dominating the bat.

Ex Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Scott Richmond showed his class with a superb performance across six and two third innings. He gave up one earned run while striking out four.

Te Wera Bishop drove in Brown in the seventh inning to level the scores at 1-1 and it stayed that way into the ninth.

The Tuatara had a lead-off double from the rangy Brown but they couldn’t get him home.

Lefty Scott Cone took the loss in the ninth.

The sides meet in a series finale on Sunday afternoon.

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