The Adelaide Giants last three wins have been by one run. The Phillies prospects in the Giants lineup have shown how to do it in the team’s last at bat each time and with fielding during the game.
In Friday’s game, a ground rule double in the bottom of the sixth inning by Cornelius Randolph drove in the only run in the Giants 1-0 seven-inning win over Brisbane.
Earlier in the game, Randolph made two great catches in left to help preserve the shutout.
The game was not over until the top of the seventh inning when shortstop Luke Williams ranged deep into the 5-6 hole on a ground ball to make a backhand play and a strong throw to first to get the final out. It took a scoop at first on the throw by Rixon Wingrove to get the game ending out.
The toolsy Wingrove continues to pad his batting average and his league leading 1.349 OPS with a base hit and a walk in the game. He has one hit in all seven games so far including three homers and a double.
With only a few exceptions such as Wingrove, the Giants are not hitting much. They rank last in the league in team batting average, hitting only .191. Yet, they lead the league with a 5-2 record. The reasons are simple, they have good starting and closing pitching, fielding and timely hitting late as we saw in Friday’s game.