Photo: Carine Cats Baseball Club
The 2021/22 State League 1 season is heating up as the Braves improved to 10-3 while Morley and Wanneroo have impressive 8-2 records. Swan Districts and Victoria Park Belmont round out the top five going into week nine.
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Check out recaps from this past week:
South Perth 4 v Gosnells 5
South Perth Cubs lost the lead late in a 5-4 defeat to Gosnells Hawks on Wednesday. The Hawks trailed 3-2 in the top of the fifth inning when Joshua Silvi doubled on a 2-0 count, scoring three runs.
The Cubs lost despite out-hitting Gosnells three to two.
The Hawks got their offense started in the first with an RBI single from Robin Adamson.
South Perth scored three runs in the fourth inning with RBIs from Adam Barbarich and Luke Mann.
Jack Burt took the win for the Hawks, throwing six innings, allowing four runs on three hits and striking out five.
Patrick Temby took the loss for South Perth. The pitcher went two-thirds of an inning, allowing four runs on one hit and striking out two.
Jake Bowey started the game for the Cubs. The hurler went four innings, allowing one run on one hit and striking out nine.
Oliver Mcmahon, Max Wheeler, and Barbarich each collected one hit to lead the Cubs.
Victoria Park Belmont 1 v Swan Districts 1
The Reds tied the game on a walk in the fifth inning as Victoria Park Belmont drew Swan Districts 1-1 on Friday.
The Reds had six hits in the game including two apiece for Chris Dawson and Roy Hotveldt.
The Swans were strong in the field with an error-free performance including eight plays from Brody Clarkson, ensuring the team never fell behind.
Swan Districts 4 v South Perth 12
Swan Districts had a tough time generating runs on Sunday, dropping their game with South Perth 12-4.
The Cubs scored six runs in the ninth inning, driven by a walk by Luke Mann, a single by Joshua Rawlinson, and a double by Kent Fitzgibbons.
James Watson earned the win for the Cubs, giving up four runs on three hits over one and one-third innings with a strikeout. Tyler Paull and Rawlinson pitched in relief.
Tyson Noel took the loss for Swan Districts. The lefthander surrendered two runs on four hits over five innings, striking out six.
Will Sherriff started the game for the Cubs, going four innings, allowing three hits and zero runs while striking out three.
The Swans racked up nine hits in the game, including two apiece for Anthony Danielle, Bailey-Jay Cooke, and Maddux Stivey.
South Perth had 12 hits. Rawlinson, Patrick Temby, Jaxon Limpus, Jake Bowey, and Mann each had multiple hits.
South Perth is 6-6 and plays the Swans again on Friday.
Rockingham 0 v Braves 9
Rockingham Rams fell behind early and couldn't come back in a 9-0 loss to the Braves on Sunday. The Braves took the lead on a double from Cody Parkinson in the second inning.
A single by Finlay Duncan in the first inning was a positive for Rockingham.
Ryan Nuttall led the Braves to victory on the hill. The pitcher allowed zero hits and zero runs over three innings, striking out three.
Sam Kennelly started the game for the Braves. The righthander lasted four innings, allowing three hits and zero runs while striking out nine.
Brock Molloy took the loss for Rockingham. The hurler lasted six innings, allowing five hits and nine runs while striking out three.
Sean Garratt, Duncan, and Thomas Flynn each managed one hit for the Rams as Jordan Dyer went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead the Braves. The winning side didn't make any errors either as Parkinson had 12 chances in the field, the most on the team.
Rockingham 0 v Braves 15
Rockingham also fell behind in a 15-0 loss to the Braves, who took the lead on a sacrifice fly by Sam Kennelly in the first inning.
David Nichols singled in the second inning but Rockingham's offense was otherwise fairly quiet compared to the opposition.
Cameron Lamb led the Braves to victory on the mound, throwing two scoreless innings followed by Flynn McGahan appearing in relief out of the bullpen.
Zachary Gomersall took the loss for the Rams. The pitcher went three and a third innings, allowing eight runs on four hits and striking out three.
Todd Hatcher started the game for the Braves, allowing four hits and zero runs over three innings, striking out two and walking zero.
Rockingham totaled six hits in the game including two apiece for Mitchell Field and Finlay Duncan.
The Braves tallied 12 hits in the game including multiple for Kennelly, Tim Kennelly, and Jack Rigden. The side didn't make any errors either as Kevin Clark had the most plays with seven.
The Braves are 10-3 and play Vic Park this Sunday while Rockingham sits at 2-7 and plays Wanneroo next.
Morley 7 v Perth 0
Brendan Sing didn't allow a single run against Perth, throwing a complete game shutout and leading Morley Eagles to a 7-0 victory on Sunday.
Morley got things started in the first inning when Alex Hall doubled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run.
One bright spot for Perth was a single by Jared Pirone in the second inning.
Sing took the win for Morley. The pitcher went seven innings, allowing zero runs on one hit and striking out four.
Jake White took the loss for Perth. The righty went six innings, allowing seven runs on eight hits and striking out two.
Mitchell Schofield led Morley with two hits in four at bats. Luke Hughes had two of the team's six stolen bases as no errors were made and Kieran Chapman had 11 chances in the field, the most on the team.
Pirone went 1-for-1 at the plate to lead Perth in hits.
Morley 21 v Perth 6
Four runs batted in from Mitchell Schofield helped lead Morley Eagles past Perth 21-6 in the second game of the doubleheader. Schofield drove in runs on doubles in the first and second.
Although Morley's offense was on fire, Perth's biggest inning came in the third with four runs on RBIs from Matt Sibley and Javier Pelkonen. This came after Sibley hit into a fielder's choice, scoring one run in the first
Riley Franklin took the win for Morley. The fireballer allowed zero hits and zero runs over one inning, striking out one and walking one.
Jordan Moore took the loss for Perth. The bulldog lasted one-third of an inning, allowing six hits and eight runs.
Morley collected 20 hits with three apiece from Schofield, Cody Holt, and Zac McMillin. Luke Hughes, Aaron Bonomi, Kieran Chapman, Mark Hannah, and Alex Hall all managed multiple hits too.
Perth was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Sibley had the most fielding chances with four.
Perth plays South Perth on Sunday and Morley plays Wembley on Wednesday at Empire Ballpark in hopes of building on their 8-2 record.
Gosnells 2 v Victoria Park Belmont 13
Gosnells Hawks watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in a 13-2 loss to Victoria Park Belmont Reds on Sunday. The Reds scored on a error during Matthew Reynolds's at bat in the first inning and a single by Jack Smalpage in the second inning.
The Reds scored six runs in the fifth inning with RBIs from Chris Dawson, Roy Hotveldt, Zak Meloncelli, and Ryan Boyer.
Daniel Meloncelli got the win for after throwing five innings, allowing one run on five hits. Curtis Bacon and Andrew Hurrelbrink entered the game out of the bullpen.
Patrick Frezza took the loss for the Hawks, allowing six hits and 12 runs over four innings, striking out three.
Joshua Silvi and Hotveldt led Gosnells and Vic Park, respectively, with two hits in four at bats.
Lachlan Ballantyne made the most plays with six as the Reds didn't commit a single error.
The Reds are 7-5-1 and play the Braves next Sunday while 5-6 Gosnells plays Wembley.
Carine 2 v Wembley 1
Wembley Magpies watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in a 2-1 loss to Carine Cats on Sunday afternoon. The Cats scored on a double by Tarrant Reimers and a single by Josh Davies in the first inning.
The pitching was strong on both sides as Carine pitchers struck out three and Wembley sat down seven.
Tom Hartley was on the mound for Carine. The fireballer lasted six innings, allowing four hits and one run while striking out three.
Nick Alexiou led things off on the hill for Wembley. The righthander surrendered two runs on two hits over six innings, striking out seven.
Alexiou led the Magpies with two hits in two at bats.
Wembley 2 v Carine 6
Carine Cats won 6-2 over Wembley Magpies after opening up scoring in the first inning when Josh Davies singled on a 2-2 count for an RBI.
Wembley knotted the game up at one in the top of the fourth inning, when Liam Anderson hit a solo homer.
Carine pulled away for good with one run in the fifth inning on an error, followed by three runs in the sixth on an RBI double by Chase Mitchell.
Tarrant Reimers led the Cats to victory on the pitcher's mound. The hurler allowed two hits and one run over six innings, striking out seven. Declan Phillips started the game for Carine. The righty allowed four hits and one run over three innings.
Michael Albertini took the loss for Wembley. The bulldog went five and a third innings, allowing five runs on four hits and striking out eight.
Wembley smacked two home runs on the day. Anderson put one out in the fourth inning and Albertini went deep in the ninth.
Mitchell led Carine with three hits in five at bats.
Wembley scattered six hits in the game as Henry Kellen went 3-for-4 and Albertini had multiple hits too.
Carine has a 5-8 record going into Sunday's matchup v Morley at home, while Wembley plays Morley at Empire Ballpark on Wednesday night.
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