The Australian Baseball League championship series is underway with Adelaide and Perth squaring up. On Friday morning the two teams began the championship and it was a fun one. Adelaide scored three runs to tie the game up at 3-3 in the 6th inning. Neither team would score again until the 13th inning when Carlos Sanchez came to the plate with two men on and smacked a walk-off single (in the box score he’s currently credited with a double, but the video shows he never made it to the second base bag) to seal the win for Perth and give them a 1-0 series lead.
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On the night, Sanchez finished with two hits – one double, plus the “double” from the walk off – as well as a walk and two runs batted in. He’s been on fire since January began. In 11 regular season games with Perth in January he hit .333/.465/.545 with five doubles, a triple, nine walks, and just five strikeouts. In four playoff games he’s hit .357/.500/.714 with four walks, two doubles, a home run, and three strikeouts.