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Heat break all-time runs record in demolition of Cavalry
The Heat put up 32 runs to smash the Cavalry
12/31/2017 4:12 AM ET
Alex Hall and Ulrich Bojarksi celebrate one of the Heat's 32 runs
Alex Hall and Ulrich Bojarksi celebrate one of the Heat's 32 runs (James Worsfold)

17 runs in the first two innings have propelled the Perth Heat to a series-clinching 32-10 win over the Canberra Cavalry at the Perth Harley-Davidson Ballpark on Sunday, breaking the league's single-game runs record.

The Heat, who sit second in the ABL standings with a 15-8 record never looked troubled as they recorded the highest score from an individual team in competition history, overtaking the Gold Coast Cougars' 26 runs against the Hunter Eagles in 1995.

The Heat scored early and often as every starter had at least one hit and RBI as they piled on 24 team knocks.

Eyeing their fourth series win of the season, Perth started strongly - taking the lead on a Canberra error before Robbie Glendinning's RBI single doubled their advantage in the first inning.

The floodgates then opened - Alex Hall's RBI single was followed by a bases-clearing triple from Jess Williams to blow the game out.

Saturday's walk-off hero Mike Brosseau's 31st RBI of the season made it a 7-0 ballgame before Glendinning drew a bases-loaded walk for his second RBI of the day.

The 22-year-old shortstop has now been walked six times this series and driven in six runs.

The Heat's barrage of runs wasn't done there. RBIs to Bojarksi, Hall (2), Williams, Tim Kennelly and Luke Hughes inflicting further damage on the visitors before Garrett Whitley's three-run home run gave his starter Dan Schmidt plenty of run support.

Schmidt, making his first start of the season has impressed out of the bullpen and earned the call-up in place of the struggling Nick Veale.

The 90-game ABL veteran looked strong early on, picking up the win before a fourth-inning wobble saw him relieved by Veale.

Meanwhile, the Cavalry started to battle back - putting up six unanswered runs to add some credibility to the scoreline.

One of six Canberra errors then allowed Bojarski to score as the team from the nation's capital struggled for consistency in the field.

RBI doubles from Fraley and Bojarski pushed the Heat past the 20-run mark before RBIs to Dixon (2), Glendinning, Williams and Fraley's seventh homer of the year kept the crowd engaged.

Canberra used eight pitchers, even resorting to using position players in a disappointing performance from the men in orange. 

"We came out swinging the bats and it was great to put up 32 runs. It's not very often you get to say that," Williams said.

The Heat now travels to Adelaide to take on the Bite in a four-game series starting Thursday before returning home to face the Blue Sox on January 11.

This story was not subject to the approval of the Australian Baseball League or its clubs.