Swan Districts Swans 5-0 Gosnells Hawks
W: Dillon Clarkson (4-9), L: Josh Silvi (4-4)
Dillon Clarkson pitched a complete game shutout to lead the Swan Districts Swans to a 5-0 win over the Gosnells Hawks to open the Week 19 proceedings.
Clarkson was on song all afternoon as he stifled the Hawks bats – limiting them to just four team hits to collect the win.
The starter was well-supported by his offence, as Mitch Scofield homered in the first inning to set up the victory.
Gosnells made four errors in the field as Josh Silvi was tagged with the loss.
Game 1: Perth 1-5 Braves
W: Dan Schmidt (2-0), L: Aidan Austen (4-3)
Game 1: Perth 1-2 Braves
W: Misja Harcksen (8-2), L: Matthew Durbin (0-2): S: Mitch Neunborn (2)
Braves distanced themselves from the chasing playoff pack – grabbing both ends of their double-header with Perth over the weekend.
After taking game one by a score of 5-1 behind Dan Schmidt’s quality start, the Braves backed it up with a 2-1 win in game two.
Needing a win to distance themselves from their fellow playoff contenders, Braves got off to the ideal start in game one as they scored five runs across the first two innings to set up the win.
It wasn’t as plain sailing in game two, however, as last year’s minor premiers needed Mitch Neunborn to collect a four-out save to lock down a tight 2-1 win.
Neunborn drove in a pair of runs in game one, while Graeme Scorer homered and had two RBIs of his own in game two.
Game 1: Wanneroo Giants 3-4 Morley Eagles
W: Troy Cruz (4-1), L: Jay Bullingham (1-2)
Game 2: Wanneroo Giants 4-5 Morley Eagles
W: Brendan Sing (2-0), L: Chris King (7-3)
Mitch Williams launched a walk-off three run home run in game two to lift the Morley Eagles to a crucial double-header sweep over Wanneroo Giants on Sunday.
Trailing 4-2 and down to their last out, first baseman Williams tattooed a ball to deep left field to drive in three runs and lift the Eagles to a double-header win.
Earlier in the afternoon, Morley held off a fast-finishing Wanneroo side to claim game one by a score of 4-3.
Leading 4-0 heading into the sixth inning, the Giants scored three unanswered runs to make it a nervy finish for the Eagles.
Williams had a team-high four RBIs for Morley across the afternoon, with Troy Cruz and Brendan Sing earning the wins on the mound.
Ben King homered for the Giants in game one, but it wasn’t enough to prevent the sweep.
Game 1: Victoria Park/Belmont Reds 9-10 Rockingham Rams
W: Sam Murphy (5-5), L: Chris Dawson (0-2)
Game 2: Victoria Park/Belmont Reds 5-2 Rockingham Rams
W: Joseph Goodman (1-1), L: Brock Molloy (2-9)
The Victoria/Park Belmont Reds and Rockingham Rams shared the spoils as they split their double-header on Sunday a game apiece.
After claiming a dramatic 10-9 walk-off win in game one, the Rams were brought back to earth in game two as the Reds prevailed 5-2.
In a game one slugfest, the teams combined for four home runs, with Thomas DeBonville (Rockingham), Gavin Stupienski, Jack Smalpage and Mitch Waterhouse (Victoria Park) all clearing the fence.
DeBonville had quite the day for Rockingham at the plate – smashing the walk-off home run to deep left field, whilst also going a single shy of the cycle.
Stupienski and Smalpage then went yard again in game two as the Reds built a strong 5-0 lead in game two before holding off a fast-finishing Rams side to earn the split.
Game 1: South Perth Cubs 11-1 Wembley Magpies
W: Tony Olson (4-5), L: Curtis Bacon (1-3)
Game 2: South Perth Cubs 13-0 Wembley Magpies
W: Tyler Paull (1-0), L: Bacon (1-4)
The South Perth Cubs claimed a pair of crucial wins – taking both ends of their double-header with the Wembley Magpies to wrap up the Week 19 fixtures.
The Cubs offence had a day out, mashing a combined four home runs across the afternoon as they secured 11-1 and 13-0 wins.
Jake Bowey launched two of those home runs, while Tony Olson and Scott Cornish also went deep for South Perth.