For the second straight year, the Australians walked off against the World All-Stars in the Australian Baseball League All-Star Game. This time it was by a 2-1 score.
With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Trent D’Antonio singled off World pitcher Sven Schuller. After a wild pitch put D’Antonio into scoring position, veteran Stefan Welch delivered the game winner with a single to right. The Aussies only had one hit prior to the 9th inning (that came with two outs in the third).
Speaking of veterans, former KC Royal Jeremy Guthrie made the start for the World. It was his first appearance in the ABL (he just arrived about 36 hours prior). Guthrie pitched a perfect first inning, inducing three ground outs.
Left fielder Roman Collins started for the World and played the whole game. He batted fifth, but went 0-for-4. The World collected five hits.
For the Aussies, fellow Royal Allan de San Miguel started behind the plate. Batting sixth, he went 0-for-2 and grounded into a double play. He was replaced on defense in the sixth. de San Miguel allowed two stolen bases, but also threw one base runner out trying to steal to end the fifth.
The Australian Baseball League gets back into action next weekend. The Melbourne Aces travel to Sydney.