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There's not long to go in the 2020/21 State League 1 season as Wanneroo, Morley, Braves, and Gosnells keep up the pace in the top four. Read recaps from recent games and view fixtures, results and standings HERE.
South Perth Cubs 4 v Rockingham Rams 3
South Perth Cubs ran off with the lead late in the game in a 4-3 victory over Rockingham Rams on Wednesday. The game was tied at three with South Perth batting in the bottom of the sixth when Max Wheeler's sac fly scored one run.
Rockingham got on the board in the second inning as Corbin Todd hit into a fielder's choice, scoring one run.
Tyler Paull started for the Cubs and lasted five innings, allowing five hits and three runs while striking out one and walking one.
Cayden Nicoletto started for Rockingham, giving up two hits and three runs over five innings, striking out nine. Zachary Gomersall threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.
Scott Cornish led South Perth with two hits in three at bats. Nicoletto went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Rockingham in hits.
Victoria Park Belmont Reds 1 v Braves Baseball Club 3
Victoria Park Belmont lost the lead late in a 3-1 defeat to the Braves on Friday night. The game was tied at one with the Braves batting in the top of the eighth when an error scored one run.
The pitching was strong on both sides. The Braves struck out eight, while the Reds sat down five.
The Reds tied things up at one in the bottom of the seventh on an error.
Todd Hatcher got the start for the Braves. The pitcher surrendered zero runs on one hit over two innings, striking out five and walking one.
Mathew Martin toed the rubber for the Reds, allowing seven hits and three runs over seven and a third innings, striking out five. Corey Brown threw two-thirds of an inning in relief.
Matthew Reynolds went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead the Reds in hits while Nathan Davis led the Braves with two hits in four at bats. The 12-14 Reds play Wembley and Perth next.
Perth Baseball Club 2 v Carine Cats 5
Perth fell behind early and couldn't come back in a 5-2 loss to Carine on Sunday. The Cats took the lead on a 2-RBI double by Andre Bello in the second inning. Carine also scored three in the fifth on a home run by Josh Davies.
Jacob Stanton pitched the team to victory. The ace allowed three hits and two runs over seven innings, striking out four and walking one.
Jordano Vivona took the loss for Perth. The righty allowed five hits and five runs over five and two-thirds innings, striking out four.
Jared Pirone, Jake White, and Benn Watson each collected one hit to lead Perth.
Perth Baseball Club 6 v Carine Cats 3
Perth defeated Carine 6-3 in Sunday's second inning, thanks in part to a big RBI single by Aki Tsukaguchi in the three-run third inning.
Jake White was the winning pitcher for Perth. The pitcher lasted seven innings, allowing eight hits and three runs while striking out four and walking zero. Edgar Mundarain threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen and recorded the last six outs to earn the save.
Tarrant Reimers took the loss for Carine. The pitcher lasted three innings, allowing five hits and six runs while striking out one.
Matt Durbin led Perth with two hits in four at bats.
Carine totaled nine hits. Cody Holt and Aden Browne all collected multiple hits as Holt went 3-for-4 at the plate.
The Cats play the Swans next and 12-15 Perth plays the Braves and Victoria Park Belmont.
South Perth Cubs 9 v Gosnells Hawks 7
South Perth snagged a late lead and defeated Gosnells 9-7 on Sunday. The game was tied at six with the Cubs batting in the bottom of the eighth when Max Wheeler singled on a 3-1 count, scoring two runs.
South Perth was boosted by Adam Barbarich who went 4-for-4 at the plate. Barbarich singled in the third, doubled in the fourth, singled in the sixth, and singled in the eighth.
South Perth Cubs SL1 notched four runs in the fourth inning thanks to a home run by Bowey and Barbarich's double.
The Hawks scored three runs in the fifth inning on a home run by Joshua Silvi.
The Cubs evened things up at six in the bottom of the seventh when Jake Bowey hit a solo homer.
James Watson led things off on the mound for South Perth. The pitcher allowed seven hits and six runs over four and a third innings, striking out one.
Kane Silvi started the game for Gosnells. The righthander allowed 11 hits and five runs over six innings, striking out three. Louis Scaramella threw two innings in relief.
Bowey had two home runs for South Perth as the team racked up 17 hits, including multiple from Kent Fitzgibbons, Bryce Ruksenas, Wheeler, and Tanner McCarn.
Silvi led Gosnells with two hits in four at bats. The Hawks head into the next round v Rockingham with 14 wins, 10 losses, and two draws. 15-12 South Perth plays the Braves next.
Wembley Magpies 5 v Swan Districts Swans 1
Wembley ran off with the lead late in the game in a 5-1 victory over Swan Districts on Sunday. The game was tied at one with the Magpies batting in the bottom of the eighth when Adam Van Brakel singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run.
The Swans got things moving in the second inning when Brody Clarkson grounded out, scoring one run.
Wembley tied things up at one in the bottom of the seventh.
Chris Crawford led the Magpies to victory on the hill with just one run surrendered on seven hits over nine innings, striking out five.
Dillian Clarkson took the loss for the Swans. The pitcher surrendered five runs on six hits over two and two-thirds innings, striking out two. Tyson Noel started the game for the Swans, lasting five scoreless innings with five hits and two strikeouts.
Wembley saw the ball well today, racking up 11 hits in the game. Tony Bacci, Nick Alexiou, Bradley Tate, and Joris Van Ballegooy had two hits apiece as the team didn't make any errors in the field either. Bacci had the most chances in the field with 13.
The Swans tallied seven hits on the day with multiple to Maddux Stivey and Riley Moore.
Wembley has a 7-19 record going into the next games at Victoria Park Belmont and Rockingham. The 9-17 Swans play Carine at home for Team Spencer Day.
Rockingham Rams 7 v Wanneroo Giants 5
Rockingham took the lead late and defeated Wanneroo 7-5 on Sunday. The Rams were down 3-2 in the bottom of the sixth inning when Sam Sheppard singled on a 2-2 count, scoring two runs.
Rockingham pulled away for good with three runs in the sixth, including an RBI single from Cayden Nicoletto.
Zachary Gomersall led the Rams to victory on the hill. The bulldog allowed three hits and one run over two and two-thirds innings, striking out two. Chase Diggins threw one and one-third innings in relief out of the bullpen and recorded the last four outs to earn the save.
Ethan Cooper took the loss for Wanneroo. The pitcher lasted one inning, allowing two hits and three runs while walking zero. Chris King started the game for the Giants, lasting four and a third innings, allowing five hits and two runs.
Brock Molloy started the game for Rockingham. The ace went five innings, allowing three runs on four hits and eight strikeouts.
Rockingham hit one home run on the day. Joshua Diggins had a dinger in the fifth inning. The team had nine hits total as Sheppard went 3-for-4 and Diggins had two hits.
Wanneroo tallied nine hits in the game, including multiple to Dawson Summers and Ben King. Summers went 3-for-5 at the plate to lead the team.
23-3 Wanneroo plays second-place Morley next as 9-16 Rockingham takes on Gosnells.
Morley Eagles 10 v Braves Baseball Club 7
Morley grabbed an early lead on its way to a 10-7 victory over the Braves on Sunday. The Eagles scored in the first on a single by Jesse Williams, a walk by Christopher House, a double by Travis Murphy, and a groundout by Lachy Southee. Zac McMillin homered in the second inning.
There was plenty of action on the basepaths as Morley collected 11 hits overall and the Braves had seven.
Alex Oehme and Jack Rigden drove in runs for the Braves in the three-run sixth inning.
Southee led the Eagles to victory on the hill. The hurler went five and two-thirds innings, allowing six runs on four hits and striking out six. Brendan Sing, Williams, and Caiden Deal all put in work out of the bullpen.
Todd Hatcher took the loss for the Braves. He went three innings, allowing seven runs on five hits and striking out one.
Aaron Bonomi, McMillin, Murphy, and Williams all had multiple hits for Morley as Bonomi went 3-for-4. Cody Parkinson and Rigden had multiple hits for the Braves.
The Braves have a 18-6-2 record and play Perth and South Perth next. Morley has a 20-6 record going into games at Wanneroo.
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