Congratulations to Wanneroo Giants on winning the 2021/22 State league 1 Premiership!
The Giants beat Morley in a best-of-three series to bring home the flag after finishing the season neck and neck at the top of the ladder.
Well done to both teams on a successful season and check out recaps from the grand final series below.
Game 1 - Wanneroo 3 v Morley 1
Both teams were strong on the pitcher's mound on Wednesday, but Wanneroo Giants SL1 was just a little bit stronger at the plate in a victory over Morley Eagles SL1 on Wednesday. Adam Millson started the game for Morley Eagles SL1 and recorded 22 outs.
Tom Bailey was the winning pitcher for Wanneroo Giants SL1. The righty lasted eight and a third innings, allowing two hits and one run while striking out ten. Conor Lourey threw two-thirds of an inning in relief out of the bullpen. Lourey recorded the last two outs to earn the save for Wanneroo Giants SL1.
Millson took the loss for Morley Eagles SL1. The pitcher surrendered one run on five hits over seven and a third innings, striking out three and walking one.
Kieran Chapman led Morley Eagles SL1 with two hits in four at bats.
Wanneroo Giants SL1 collected seven hits. Nicholas Riley and Daniel Bourke all managed multiple hits for Wanneroo Giants SL1. Riley led Wanneroo Giants SL1 with three stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with eight stolen bases. Wanneroo Giants SL1 didn't commit a single error in the field. Courtney Jones had the most chances in the field with 13.
Game 2 - Morley 8 v Wanneroo 4
Wanneroo Giants SL1 watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in an 8-4 loss to Morley Eagles SL1 on Friday. Morley Eagles SL1 scored on an error and a groundout by Luke Hughes in the first inning.
Morley Eagles SL1 got things started in the first inning when an error scored one run for Morley Eagles SL1.
Morley Eagles SL1 scored four runs in the fourth inning. Morley Eagles SL1's big inning was driven by a single by Cody Holt, a sac fly by Jesse Williams, and a home run by Mitchell Schofield.
Josh Silvi led the Morley Eagles SL1 to victory on the hill. The hurler lasted six innings, allowing six hits and three runs while striking out five. Adam Millson and Riley Franklin entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.
Frazer Brice took the loss for Wanneroo Giants SL1. The righthander went three and a third innings, allowing six runs on six hits and striking out one.
Wanneroo Giants SL1 launched one home run on the day. Daniel Bourke went for the long ball in the third inning.
Wanneroo Giants SL1 racked up nine hits. Nicholas Riley, Bourke, and Byron Armstrong all managed multiple hits for Wanneroo Giants SL1. Armstrong, Bourke, and Riley each collected two hits to lead Wanneroo Giants SL1.
Morley Eagles SL1 tallied ten hits in the game. Holt, Jayson Miller, Hughes, and Aaron Bonomi all had multiple hits for Morley Eagles SL1. Holt led Morley Eagles SL1 with three hits in four at bats.
Game 3 - Wanneroo 6 v Morley 4
Morley Eagles SL1 stayed in it until the end, but Wanneroo Giants SL1 pulled away late in a 6-4 victory on Saturday. The game was tied at two with Wanneroo Giants SL1 batting in the top of the eighth when Daniel Bourke's sac fly scored one run for Wanneroo Giants SL1.
Wanneroo Giants SL1 knotted the game up at two in the top of the fourth inning. Bourke's sac fly scored one run for Wanneroo Giants SL1.
Jay Bullingham got the win for Wanneroo Giants SL1. The pitcher allowed zero hits and zero runs over one inning, striking out one and walking zero. Tom Bailey threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Riley Franklin took the loss for Morley Eagles SL1. The pitcher allowed three hits and three runs over two-thirds of an inning, walking zero.
Adam Millson started the game for Morley Eagles SL1. The hurler allowed four hits and two runs over three and two-thirds innings Conor Lourey started the game for Wanneroo Giants SL1. The lefty went six innings, allowing two runs on three hits and striking out seven
Luke Hughes went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead Morley Eagles SL1 in hits.
Wanneroo Giants SL1 collected ten hits on the day. Daniel Stephenson, Nicholas Riley, Dawson Summers, and Bourke all managed multiple hits for Wanneroo Giants SL1.
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School Sport WA is pleased to confirm baseball team trial dates ahead of the upcoming 2022 National Schools Baseball Championship in Lismore from 14-20 August.
Trials will be held at Baseball Park, Thornlie on 20 and 27 April from 9-11:30am.
Players ages 14-17 can nominate HERE.
Questions may be directed to team manager Graham Johnson on 0423 165 990 or at email@example.com.
Baseball WA is excited to announce the 2022 Women's State Team ahead of the 2022 Australian Women's Championship in in West Beach, Adelaide from 15-21 April.
After two years of COVID cancellations, the national tournament returns with the WA women's side working hard towards success after taking home silver in 2019.
“Congratulations to all our women's players headed to the national championship next month," Baseball WA CEO Lachlan Dale said. "We will be well-represented by talented female baseballers who have demonstrated their dedication and determination as they keep working hard toward their team and individual goals."
"The women's team has been resilient with on-again, off-again travel due to restrictions and we’re so excited to see them get their chance for success on the national stage after two years away."
Stay tuned for more news from the 2022 AWC in the coming weeks.
Gosnells Hawks Baseball Club is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced persons for the State League coaching position that will become available for the 2022/23 season.
Applicants should address a written application with past coaching and playing experience. It is expected that the interested parties will have a proven track record and experience in coaching of senior grades in a State League club environment.
Terms and remuneration are commensurate on experience.
Interested parties should contact Scott Owen – Senior Section President either by phone on 0436 856 832 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. All contact will be kept in the strictest of confidence.
Due to the latest WA Government restrictions which are in place for the foreseeable future with COVID cases expected to peak at the end of March and early April, Baseball WA has made the difficult decision to postpone the BWA Awards and Hall of Fame Dinner.
This is of course very disappointing for the clubs, members, and baseball community as this event is meant to not only celebrate the season’s best performers but also induct five members into the BWA Hall of Fame.
However, the health and safety of our members remains our top priority, and whilst we navigate the remainder of the season and finals, hosting a prestigious event in the current climate presents too many unknowns. With the current government restrictions, the awards night would be capped at 150 inside with masks at all times, and limiting attendance is not ideal for such an important event.
We feel it’s better to postpone the event until we can safely host more members of our baseball community. Baseball WA will still acknowledge and recognise the season award winners in some capacity to be confirmed, and we are focusing our time and resources to best support clubs for the remainder of the season and their finals campaigns.
We encourage clubs to consider their ability to host awards dinners in the safest environment possible and will support them in doing so.
Please visit the official WA Government website to view the latest COVID restrictions and updates, and contact BWA with any questions regarding your club or baseball activity.