Bolsenbroek debuts in Bandits loss

Recently you could read here about Dutch pitcher Mike Bolsenbroek having joined reigning Australian champion, the Brisbane Bandits. Today, he debuted for the Bandits in a 6-5 loss vs the Adelaide Giants (former Adelaide Bite).

The Bandits took a 1-0 lead in the top of the fifth when Mitch Nilson singled to right field and drove in Andrew Campbell from second base.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, Adelaide tied the score thanks to a single by Aaron Whitefield that drove in Andrew Campbell all the way from first base.  With this single, Whitefield broke up Tim Atherton’s no-hitter. In the bottom of the seventh, Adelaide scored twice.

Mike Bolsenbroek - Netherlands v Japan - International Friendly
Mike Bolsenbroek (photo: Getty Images)

In the bottom of the seventh inning, with two outs and runners on the corners, Mike Bolsenbroek was sent to the mound and got out of the inning without further damage. But in the eighth, Mike gave up a leadoff home run to Rixon Wingrove but didn’t allow Adelaide to score more runs. In total, Bolsenbroek struck out three. Thanks to the one run he gave up in 1.1 innings, his ERA stands at 6.75.

Eventually, the Adelaide Giants won 6-5 as they kept up their unbeaten status.

The other team that remains unbeaten is Geelong Korea. The team that is under the helm of former Yankees reliever Graeme “the Giraffe” Lloyd has beaten the Sydney Blue Sox thrice so far: 1-2, 2-4 and 8-13.

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