GREENWELL Point's Tim Atherton and his Brisbane Bandits was forced to dig deep during their round three Australian Baseball League series against the Sydney Blue Sox at the weekend.
Despite dropping the opening match at One Hub Stadium 5-4, Atherton’s Bandits bounced back in the final three matches of the series, to record victory in their home opener of the 2018/19 season.
In game two, the Bandits prevailed 4-1 before Atherton gave the Bandits a solid platform in game three – with the reigning ABL Championship Series MVP tossing five scoreless innings, and only allowing one unearned run, as the hosts won 7-4.
In the fourth and final match, the Bandits held on to win 6-5, in extra plays, despite a late rally by the visitors.
The series win sees the Bandits stay on top of the Australian Baseball League North-East Division, with a 7-4 overall record on the season.
The Bandits will next head to Canberra for an ABL Championship Series rematch in round four, starting on Thursday night – with the Calvary featuring three former Shoalhaven Mariners Jack Middleton, Cam Warner and Kyle Perkins.