Wanneroo Giants 10-5 Braves
W: Chris King (4-1), L: Alex Oeheme (2-2)
The Wanneroo Giants opened the Week 10 proceedings in strong fashion, downing Braves 10-5 last Wednesday night.
Jake Turnbull and Dondrie Hubbard both drove in three runs apiece for the Giants, with Hubbard also leading his team with three base hits.
On the mound, Chris King collected the win despite giving up three runs in as many innings.
Jay Bullingham and Tom Bailey combined for nine strikeouts across five frames for Wanneroo with Braves’ Alex Oehme tagged with the loss.
Game 1: Rockingham Rams 1-3 Gosnells Hawks
W: Adam Millson (2-2), L: Brock Molloy (3-4)
Game 2: Rockingham Rams 5-4 Gosnells Hawks
W: Sam Murphy (3-2), L: Josh Silvi (2-2), S: Benn Grice (2)
The spoils were shared between the Rockingham Rams and Gosnells Hawks, after the sides played out an entertaining double-header.
After taking game one by a score of 3-1 following Adam Millson’s complete game gem, Gosnells were pegged back by a determined Rockingham side as they had to settle for a split after the Rams took game two 5-4.
Liam Collins led the way for the Hawks with three RBIs on three base hits across the afternoon, while Rams reliever Benn Grice pitched four scoreless innings in game two to nail down the save.
Game 1: Wanneroo Giants 10-5 Swan Districts Swans
W: Jason Ryan (2-0), L: Bailey-Jay Cooke (0-1)
Game 2: Wanneroo Giants 4-2 Swan Districts Swans
W: Tom Bailey (2-1), Riley Moore (2-4)
The Wanneroo Giants carried their rich vein of form over to the weekend as they took both ends of their double header with the Swan Districts Swans.
The Giants were made to work for their wins however, as they came from behind in game one – scoring six runs in the top of the seventh inning in game one before holding off the Swans for a tight 4-2 win in game two.
Madison Beaird and Jake Turnbull each collected five base hits across the afternoon for Wanneroo, with Courtney Jones and David Elzig driving in a pair of runs.
Tom Bailey was the standout performer on the mound – punching out 10 batters over six frames to collect the win in game two.
Game 1 : Carine Cats 11-1 Braves
W: Cody Holt (1-1), L: Misja Harcksen (4-1)
Game 2: Carine Cats 0-19 Braves
W: Mitch Neunborn (3-0), Peter Reyes (1-3)
In a game of two extremes, the Carine Cats and Braves played out a split of their weekend double header.
After Carine claimed an emphatic 11-1 win in game one, last year’s runners up, Braves hit back in a big way, piling on 20 hits in a 19-0 shutout win.
Cats starter Cody Holt fanned six batters across a complete game to guide his side to a game one win, with Riley Conlan chipping in with a home run and three RBIs before Braves bounced back to take game two.
Clearly angered by their earlier performance, the Braves were relentless as Sean Garrat and Jordan Dyer both cleared the fence in the game two route.
Dyer drove in four for the game, while Sam Kennelly and Ben Drew collected three RBIs.
Mitch Neunborn continued his red-hot 2019, going 4-4 with three doubles in game two before striking out seven batters in relief to take the win.
Game 1: Morley Eagles 15-0 Wembley Magpies
W: Caiden Deal (3-1), L: Ash Hutchinson (0-1)
Game 2: : Morley Eagles 6-5 Wembley Magpies
W: Locky Southee (4-0), L: Thomas Roijers (1-3)
In another contest of two extremes, the Morley Eagles swept both ends of their double header with the Wembley Magpies.
After claiming a dominant 15-0 win in game one, the defending champions were pushed all the way by Wembley in game two – needing three eighth inning runs to win 6-5.
Mitch Williams and Brandon Migro drove in three runs for the Eagles in game one, as the Eagles scored nine runs in the first inning and six runs in the third.
Things weren’t as straight forward in game two, however, as Thomas Roijers pitched a complete game for the Magpies to bring them within a whisker of victory.
Roijers struck out nine batters across as many innings.
Locky Southee claimed the win in relief of Jackson Wark – fanning eight batters in 5.2 innings.
Game 1: Victoria Park/Belmont Reds 7-3 Perth
W: Dylan Brammer (4-0), L: Edgar Mundarin (0-1)
Game 2: Victoria Park/Belmont Reds 4-5 Perth
W: Brendan Dadson (1-0), L: Michael Ryan (1-1) S: Guillaume Duguay (1)
In a fiercely-fought double header between two evenly-matched sides, Victoria Park/Belmont Reds and Perth were forced to share the spoils.
Dylan Brammer led from the front yet again for Vic Park – striking out nine batters to claim the game one win behind Joshua Paull’s two RBIs.
Perth hit back in game two, however, as Brendan Dadson and Guillaume Duguay combined for eight punchouts to help their side to a tight 5-4 win.
Vic Park shortstop Matthew Martin homered in game two, but it wasn’t enough to prevent his side from falling to defeat as Duguay collected the final seven outs to collect the save.
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