It was another big weekend of State League baseball as Vic Park, Morley, South Perth, Gosnells, Swan Districts, Wanneroo, and Rockingham got big wins on the board. The Braves are 8-3 and Wanneroo improved to 8-2, with Swan Districts, Morley, and Vic Park rounding out the top five.
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Victoria Park Belmont 4 v Braves 3
The Braves stayed in it until the end, but Victoria Park Belmont Reds pulled away late in a 4-3 victory on Wednesday. The game was tied at three with the Reds batting in the top of the sixth when Zak Meloncelli singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.
Riley Marsh led the Reds to victory on the pitcher's mound. The hurler lasted one and one-third innings, allowing one hit and zero runs while striking out two and walking zero. Andrew Hurrelbrink and Curtis Bacon entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.
Ryan Nuttall took the loss for the Braves, allowing two hits and three runs over one inning.
Daniel Meloncelli started the game for the Reds, giving up three hits and zero runs over three innings, striking out one and walking zero.
Daniel Schmidt started the game for the Braves. The southpaw lasted three and two-thirds innings, allowing three hits and one run while striking out four and walking one.
The Braves scattered seven hits in the game with two apiece for Jordan Dyer and Ben Drew.
The Reds collected seven hits on the day included multiple for Josh Paull and Mathew Martin. The Reds were sure-handed and didn't commit a single error. Paull made the most plays with six.
Morley 12 v Carine 0
Carine Cats watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in a 12-0 loss to Morley Eagles on Friday. Morley took the lead on a single by Cody Holt in the second inning.
One bright spot for Carine was a single by Chase Mitchell in the first inning.
Brendan Sing was the winning pitcher for Morley. The fireballer surrendered zero runs on four hits over five innings, striking out four and walking zero. Riley Franklin and Christopher House entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close it out in relief.
Declan Phillips took the loss for Carine. The pitcher allowed six hits and six runs over four innings, striking out one.
The Cats tallied four hits in the game, including two apiece by Andre Bello and Mitchell. The Cats didn't commit a single error in the field as Cameron Landy had six chances, the most on the team.
Morley racked up 14 hits in the game with multiple for Alex Hall, Jayson Miller, Mitchell Schofield, and Holt.
Morley is 6-2 and has a doubleheader v Perth next Sunday.
South Perth 4 v Victoria Park Belmont 0
South Perth Cubs defeated Victoria Park Belmont Reds 4-0 on Saturday as three pitchers combined to throw a shutout. Jake Bowey induced a fly out from Matthew Reynolds to finish off the game.
One bright spot for the Reds was a single by Josh Paull in the sixth inning.
Will Sherriff got the start for South Perth. The pitcher allowed zero hits and zero runs over four innings, striking out seven and walking zero.
Corey Brown was on the hill for the Reds, allowing four hits and three runs over four innings. Daniel Meloncelli and Andrew Hurrelbrink entered the game from the bullpen, throwing three innings and one inning respectively.
Caleb Goodwin led South Perth with two hits in three at bats.
Paull went 1-for-4 at the plate to lead Vic Park in hits.
South Perth takes a 5-5 record into Wednesday's game v Gosnells while the 6-5 Reds play the Swans on Friday night.
Gosnells 8 v Perth 5
Perth lost the lead late in an 8-5 defeat to Gosnells Hawks on Sunday. The game was tied at four with Gosnells batting in the top of the seventh when Adam Millson drew a walk, scoring one run.
Millson pitched the Hawks to victory. The righty allowed nine hits and five runs over seven innings, striking out five and walking one.
Jake White took the loss for Perth. The righty allowed nine hits and eight runs over seven innings, striking out five.
Perth racked up nine hits in the game including two apiece from Ben Lange, Kyle Francis, and Brady Oliphant.
Gosnells saw the ball well too, racking up nine hits including two apiece for Luke Houston and Liam Collins.
Perth 11 v Gosnells 13
Gosnells Hawks ran off with the lead late in the game in a 13-11 victory over Perth on Sunday night. The Hawks trailed 11-10 in the bottom of the eighth inning when Liam Collins homered on a 1-1 count, scoring three runs.
Despite falling down by six runs in the first inning, Perth tried to fight back, managing ten runs although they fell just short. Nathan Driessen, Matt Sibley, Kyle Francis, Sibley, Jake White, and Aki Tsukaguchi came through with RBIs to lead the rally.
Gosnells got things started in the first inning when Collins doubled on a 1-0 count, scoring two runs.
Lee Wisby was the winning pitcher for the Hawks, allowing no hits, runs, or walks in one inning of work with a strikeout. Louis Scaramella and Jack Burt entered the game out of the bullpen to close it out.
Francis took the loss for Perth. The hurler lasted one-third of an inning, allowing two hits and two runs while walking zero.
Darcy Heppleston started the game for Perth. Heppleston surrendered 11 runs on nine hits over seven and two-thirds innings, striking out seven and walking one.
Patrick Frezza started the game for the Hawks. The righthander went three and two-thirds innings, allowing eight runs on seven hits and striking out two.
Gosnells socked one home run on the day. Collins had a long ball in the eighth inning as the team had 11 hits total. Travis McIntyre, Collins, and Robin Adamson all managed two hits to lead the team.
Perth racked up 12 hits in the game as Sibley went 4-for-4 and Francis had multiple hits too.
After winning both games of the doubleheader, Gosnells takes a 4-5 record into Wednesday's game at South Perth. Perth has a doubleheader at Morley next Sunday.
Swan Districts 6 v Braves 2
Swan Districts Swans beat Braves 6-2 on Sunday.
The Braves got things moving in the first inning, when an error scored one run.
However, the Swans pulled away for good with four runs in the third inning as Maddux Stivey singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run and Lewdon Te Mara doubled on a 1-2 count, scoring three runs.
Dillan Clarkson earned the win for the Swans, allowing three hits and two runs over six innings, striking out two. Tyson Noel threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen, recording the last nine outs to earn the save.
Todd Hatcher took the loss for the Braves. The lefty surrendered four runs on eight hits over five innings, striking out three.
The Swans tallied 11 hits in the game as Bailey-Jay Cooke went 3-for-5 and Stivey and Noel had multiple hits too.
The 8-3 Braves have a doubleheader at Rockingham this coming Sunday while the 7-3 Swans play Vic Park on Friday and South Perth on Sunday.
Rockingham 9 v Wembley 8
Rockingham Rams defeated Wembley Magpies 9-8 on Sunday in a walk-off. The game was tied at eight with Rockingham batting in the bottom of the ninth when Lochlan Cahill drew a walk, scoring one run.
The Rams built a six-run lead in the third inning and then held off Wembley's charge. The Magpies scored six runs in the failed comeback with RBIs from Joshua Houston, Riley Spring, Spring, and Michael Albertini.
Rockingham got on the board in the first inning when Zachary Gomersall grounded out, scoring one run. The Rams added six in the third as Sean Garratt, Jake Sheppard, Cahill, and Finlay Duncan all drove in runs.
Jeff Wishart was the winning pitcher for Rockingham. The ace surrendered zero runs on zero hits over one inning, striking out one and walking zero. Gomersall threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Spring took the loss for Wembley. The pitcher allowed five hits and two runs over five and a third innings, striking out six.
Brock Molloy started the game for Rockingham. The hurler went six innings, allowing three runs on eight hits and striking out eight.
Albertini started the game for the Magpies, going three innings, allowing seven runs on eight hits and striking out eight.
Rockingham tallied 13 hits in the game including multiple for Thomas Flynn, Garratt, Duncan, and Gomersall. Garratt and Flynn collected three hits to lead the Rams.
Wembley had 11 hits in the game including multiple for Spring, Liam Anderson, and Houston. Spring led Wembley with four hits in five at bats.
Rockingham is now 2-5 and plays the Braves in a doubleheader next Sunday while Wembley is 2-7-1 going into a matchup v Carine.
Wanneroo Giants 10 v Carine Cats 3
Even though Wanneroo Giants gave up three runs in the seventh inning, they still defeated Carine Cats 10-3 on Sunday. Braydin Horsley and Chase Mitchell each had RBIs in the big inning.
Wanneroo fired up the offense in the first inning, when Courtney Jones singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs.
The Giants scored five more in the eighth with RBIs from Daniel Bourke, Ben King, and Jones.
Frazer Brice earned the win for the Giants as the righthander went five innings, allowing zero runs on one hit, striking out three and walking one. Conor Lourey and Jackson Riley entered the game out of the bullpen to help in relief.
Jacob Stanton took the loss for Carine. The pitcher allowed six hits and five runs over five innings, striking out one and walking zero.
Wanneroo totaled 11 hits in the game including two apiece for King, Bourke, Mitchell, and Jones.
Wanneroo is now 8-2 and plays Rockingham next while Carine is 3-8 and takes on Wembley this coming Sunday.
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