Game 1: Carine Cats 6-5 Gosnells Hawks
W: Devon Ramirez (2-3), L: Adam Millson (2-5)
Game 2: Carine Cats 6-2 Gosnells Hawks
W: Peter Reyes (4-4), L: Kane Silvi (0-1)
The Carine Cats closed the gap on the playoff spots by recording a double-header sweep over the Gosnells Hawks over the weekend.
After claiming a tense 6-5 win in game one thanks to Cameron Landy’s go-ahead run in the seventh inning, the Cats made it two on the bounce after taking game two by a score of 6-2.
Carine utility Peter Reyes had a day to remember – homering and driving in a team-high five runs in game one before taking to the mound in game two where he struck out nine batters across 7.1 frames.
Reyes gave up just one run on five base hits to record the win.
Game 1: Braves 8-0 Victoria Park/Belmont Reds
W: Misja Harcksen (6-1), L: Corey Brown (0-2)
Game 2: Braves 0-3 Victoria Park/Belmont Reds
W: Dylan Brammer (8-0) L: Cameron Lamb (1-3)
In a day of two shutouts, Braves were forced to settle for a split of their double-header with the Victoria Park/Belmont Reds.
After taking game one by a convincing 8-0 score line, you could have been forgiven for thinking game two was going to bring more of the same.
That wasn’t to be the case, however, as the Reds bounced back to blank the Braves offence and pick up a valuable 3-0 win.
Home runs from Braves sluggers Sean Garratt and Jordan Dyer and a complete game shutout from Misja Harcksen led the charge for the Braves in game one before Vic Park responded.
Dylam Brammer threw a staggering 146 pitches – striking out 11 batters on course to a complete game shutout of his own, while catcher Gavin Stupienski collected a pair of RBIs in game two.
Brammer leads all pitchers in wins (8).
Wanneroo Giants 14-1 Wembley Magpies
W: Jay Bullingham (2-1), L: Curtis Bacon (0-1)
The Wanneroo Giants showed their class, scoring early and often to take care of the Wembley Magpies 14-1.
The Giants scored all 14 of their runs inside the opening five innings to extend their lead at the top of the standings.
Nick Irwin homered while collecting three base knocks for Wanneroo. Ben King, Madison Beaird and Daniel Bourke also had multi-hit afternoons for the Giants.
On the mound, Jay Bullingham claimed the win in relief of starter Chris King.
Game 1: South Perth Cubs 5-5 Morley Eagles
Game 2: South Perth Cubs 9-10 Morley Eagles
W: Troy Cruz (1-1), L: Caleb Goodwin (0-2)
After playing out a 5-5 tie in game one, the Morley Eagles capped off their double-header with the South Perth Cubs in walk-off fashion – recording a thrilling 10-9 game two win.
In a winner takes all game two situation, the Eagles entered the bottom of the ninth inning down 9-7 before rallying late to walk it off.
Morley pulled back a run thanks to a bases-loaded wild pitch before Chris House doubled with runners on second and third to cap off an enthralling afternoon of baseball.
After cancelling each other out in game one – a contest where Jake Bowey homered for South Perth, it all came down to game two to decide who would walk away victorious.
The Eagles got off to a strong start in game two – taking a 6-2 lead through five innings before the Cubs put up a seven-spot in the seventh inning.
It wasn’t to be for the Cubs, however, as House walked it off.
Perth 4-6 Rockingham Rams
W: Benn Grice (3-1), L: Matteo Pizziconi (0-4)
The Rockingham Rams capped off the Week 14 fixtures, recording a tight 6-4 win over Perth.
Tied at 4-4 heading into the seventh inning, the Rams scored two runs off the bat of Josh Diggins and David Nichols to take the lead for good before Benn Grice nailed down the win.
Grice fanned a pair of batters across four scoreless frames to collect the victory on the mound, while Matteo Pizziconi was tagged with the loss out of the bullpen for Perth.