WSL Jets watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in a 13-4 loss to WSL Force on Thursday. WSL Force took the lead on a single in the first inning.
The WSL Jets struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing WSL Force, giving up 13 runs.
In the first inning, WSL Force got their offense started. Georgia Butler singled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run.
WSL Jets put up four runs in the fourth inning. WSL Jets batters contributing to the big inning included Tiah Hope, Joneen Houghton-Offer, Simone Maver, and Makayla George, all driving in runs in the frame.
WSL Force scored six runs in the fifth inning. WSL Force's big inning was driven by singles by Christina Kreppold, Aislinn Morris, and Faith Neretlis and a double by Tamika Turner-Hames.
Kaila Borgomastro led things off on the mound for WSL Force. She lasted three innings, allowing two hits and two runs while striking out six.
Meaghan Haggart was on the mound for WSL Jets. She lasted three and two-thirds innings, allowing seven hits and seven runs while striking out three. Hope threw one and one-third innings out of the bullpen.
Caitlin Eynon, Hope, Yuuki Ishikawa, Holly Gerretzen, and Houghton-Offer all had one hit to lead WSL Jets.
WSL Force collected 13 hits on the day. Kreppold, Morris, and Turner-Hames all managed multiple hits for WSL Force.
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Wembley Magpies 0-5 Rockingham Rams
W: Sam Murphy (4-4), L: Michael Varga (0-2)
Sam Murphy pitched a complete-game shutout, striking out eight batters on 118 pitches as the Rockingham Rams opened the Week 17 fixtures with a 5-0 win over the Wembley Magpies.
Murphy gave up just four base hits all night as he picked up the win on the mound.
The Rams starter was well supported by his bats as catcher Josh Diggins drove in a pair of runs on two hits, while David Nichols also had a multi-hit game.
Baseball WA is pleased to announce that Sam Kennelly will coach an Intermediate League Tiger Academy Team.
Kennelly is a former professional infielder with the Pittsburgh Pirates and current Perth Heat player. Kennelly is excited to lead one of the IL Tiger Academy teams and share his knowledge with his squad.
As a reminder, registration for Tiger Academy will remain open through Saturday, 29 February. Click HERE to learn more and register for Tiger Academy.
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Registrations for Tiger Academy will remain open for the next few weeks, closing on Saturday, 29 February at 11 pm.
Baseball WA encourages regional players who are not in a charter team to register for Tiger Academy, which is an excellent opportunity for junior players who wish to participate in the State Championships and be considered for the Bronco team.
Please note that there are no tryouts for Tiger Academy. Everyone who is eligible and registered will be put into a team. Once teams are finalised and put together, the coached will organise training sessions to bring the kids together.
For more information on Tiger Academy and to register today, please click HERE.
Baseball WA is pleased to advise that our very own Tim Kennelly, a legend of Team Australia and Perth Heat, has been appointed Head Coach of the Australia West team that will compete at the Palomino Asia Pacific tournament to be held in Korea in June/July.
Kennelly has had a long and decorated baseball career, winning the Helms Award twice as the most outstanding player in the ABL and serving as captain of the national men's team. Kennelly previously played professionally with both the Philadelphia Phillies and Texas Rangers.
Announcements regarding the appointment of two assistant coaches will be made in due course.
The Australia West team will be selected from those players of League Age 17 or 18 participating in Big League competition. Players from a club without a Big League team are encouraged to nominate.
Additional information and the nomination portal are located on the Palomino page HERE.
Baseball Western Australia
Perth Harley-Davidson Ballpark
Corner Nicholson and Wilfred Roads, Thornlie WA 6108
PO Box 1489, Canning Vale DC WA 6970
Phone: 1300 557 353