Baseball: Auckland Tuatara win 11th straight home game, sweep Geelong-Korea

  • 05/01/2020
The Tuatara now top their division
The Tuatara now top their division Photo credit: Photosport

The Auckland Tuatara's hot streak at home continued on Sunday with a 7-2 win over Geelong-Korea.

The Australian Baseball League side completed a series sweep in the process of registering their 11th straight win at North Harbour Stadium.

Former Major League hurler Josh Collmenter was excellent on the mound, striking out five batters without giving up a walk or a run.

Korean import Kim Won-Seok hit the Auckland club's only home run of the game - his fifth for the season. American recruits Josh Morgan and Jared Walker were excellent again, recording two hits apiece as the Tuatara built a 7-0 lead after five innings.  

Geelong-Korea teased yet another late surge in their final at-bat scoring twice and loading the bases with two outs.

But Emerson Martinez, a relief pitcher tied to the Texas Rangers club in the US got the final out and the win the Tuatara. 

The result leaves the Auckland based club with a three-game lead in their division and seemingly on track for the playoffs next month.

With nine games left in the regular season, six wins will be enough to guarantee the club top spot in the North-East division.