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Heat Arms Shine Heading Into Round Four

PERTH – The Alcohol. Think Again Perth Heat may sit at the bottom of the ladder after the first three rounds but if their pitching performance from the last round is any indication of what lies ahead then the club could punch their ticket for a seat on a flight up the ladder. That flight will begin in earnest this weekend with the Heat hosting the Adelaide Bite in round four of…

LUKE HUGHES ( PERTH HEAT ) - SYDNEY BLUE SOX V PERTH HEAT - GAME 1. Action from the Australian Baseball League 2016 / 2017 round 3, game 1 clash between the Sydney Blue Sox v Perth Heat at Blue Sox Stadium, Blacktown International Sportspark, 2 December 2016. This image is for editorial use only. Any further use or individual sale of this image must be cleared by application to the manager Sports Media Publishing ( SMP Images ). Photo: Joe Vella SMP Images / ABL Media.

Weekend Wrap Up: Heat in Sydney

  Well put Round 3 in the books as Perth leaves Sydney with an encouraging game four win (5-1), but they also pick up their second straight 3-1 road series loss. Here’s how the 4 games played out; Game 1: Sydney 6 defeat Perth 4 Early runs have haunted the Heat all year and again the Hit would fig themselves a hole, down 3-0 after 2 frames. Starter, Mike Lee bounced back…


Snake Bitten Club Drops Third Straight

SYDNEY – The term “snake bitten” is often used in sport to describe a team that just can’t catch a break. That term right now is the best way to describe how the season has gone for The Alcohol. Think Again Perth Heat. In one evening the Heat would drop two hard fought games dropping both halves of a double header by identical 2-1 scores. In both games the bite…


Blue Sox Score Early and Hold on Late Over the Heat

SYDNEY – The first three innings have been tough on The Alcohol. Think Again Perth Heat through the first two series of the Australian Baseball League.  Going into Friday night’s series opener with the Sydney Blue Sox the team had given up 33 runs in the first three innings combined this season and yet only 11 runs for the rest of the six innings. Sydney scored three early runs in…


Late Roster Shift for Perth in Sydney

Credit Wendy D’Souza – Austin Images Perth   SYDNEY – The Alcohol. Think Again Pert Heat did make it to Sydney on the red eye but were forced to juggle the roster late upon departure. The Heat had been hoping to get import catcher Mike Blanke in the fold for the series but will not have him to start the series. The Heat then have instead added outfielder Nick Ruppert…


Perth Heads to Sydney with History on Their Side

PERTH, WA – So far through the first two rounds no road team has won a series in the Australian Baseball League. The Alcohol. Think Again Perth Heat will head to Sydney trying to do just that and in the process kick start their season. History suggests that Sydney has been kind to Perth over the years. “We go over there (Sydney) and always for some reason play well. We…


Oh The Flaws

PERTH, WA – What makes this early Australian Baseball season either so much fun or frustrating depending on how you see it and from city you sit is that each club seems to have a glaring flaw or two.  The Talking Baseball Australia crew has now seen the two pre-season favorites to take it all and from the broadcast booth. From our seat that adage holds true for both Brisbane…


Mixed Bag for the Heat After Two Rounds

PERTH, WA- For the Alcohol. Think Again Perth Heat fans it has been a bit of a mixed bag through two rounds of the Australian Baseball League. The team sits at 3-5 two games out of the top of the ladder but with one key hit here or a shut down inning there and they could be at the top of the ladder and in front of the rest of…


The Heat Comeback Late in Must Win Over Brisbane

PERTH, WA – Falling behind early has been the Alcohol. Think Again Perth Heat calling card so far this season. Friday night at Baseball Park Thornlie they added the element of a late game comeback to their portfolio in beating the Brisbane Bandits 9-8 in round two of the Australian Baseball League. The Heat went into the seventh inning trailing 7-3 but got a season high six runs in the…