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Perth Heat beat Adelaide Bite 12-5, win ABL Championship in homer-tastic final game

Perth Heat wins fourth ABL Championship in five years

The Perth Heat wanted to leave no doubt as to their claim to "Yankees of Australia," so when they beat the Adelaide Bite 12-5 to win their fourth ABL Championship in five years, they did it with, well, plenty of no-doubters.

Tim Kennelly opened up scoring in the first inning with a two-run shot:

Thanks to run-scoring doubles from Kennelly and Phillies prospect Brian Pointer, the Heat was up, 4-0, at of second inning. But that didn't stop Heat DH Tim Smith and his majestic beard from adding two more runs to the total:

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But it was Luke Hughes' 3-run blast in the seventh that put the Heat on top for good:

That's probably enough home runs for one game. Everyone agrees that three is the limit, right?

Just kidding. Even though they couldn't regain the lead, the Adelaide Bite had a few long balls of their own. Mitch Dening hit two, one in the second:

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And one in the eighth:

There was also Craig Maddox's 3-run shot in the fourth:

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Australia: A magical land where baseball is played in February and the home runs never end.