Aussies beat World on squeeze

In the wee hours of the morning in the US, the Aussies beat the World in the Australian Baseball League All-Star Game. With a runner on third base in a tie game in the bottom of the ninth, a pinch-hitter (Trent D’Antonio) laid down a suicide squeeze for the game winner.

Two KC Royals minor leaguers represented the World All-Stars and their ABL team, host Melbourne.

Mike Hill

New Blue Rock Mike Hill as he debuted at third base on September 7, 2015 (Jen Nevius).

Mike Hill started at third base and went 0-for-3 with a walk, a strikeout, and two ground outs. He walked in the fourth and went first to third base on a single to center. However, he was left stranded.

Logan Moon, who has seen his average climb over .260 and was a late addition to the All-Star team, entered on defense for the World in centerfield in the 8th inning. He went 0-for-1. He grounded into a force out in the top of the ninth and then was picked off first base.

Former Royal Edwin Carl got the start for the World and allowed a hit over his one inning of work. He struck out one. The hit was erased on an inning ending double play (a line out to first base).

 

Melbourne is back in action on Friday, as they travel to Sydney for a weekend series.

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About Jen Nevius

I first became a KC Royals fan way back in 1995 when I attended my first Wilmington Blue Rocks game. I fell in love with minor league baseball then and began following the Royals as former Blue Rocks clawed their way to the big leagues. 3+ years ago I started covering the Royals for Aerys Sports, but since the site has been shut down, I am going out on my own.
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