The 2020 Think Again Little League State Championships continued on Wednesday with 11 games at Crimea Park and Baseball Park.
With inclement weather on its way for Thursday and Friday, fixtures have been updated to hopefully get as many games in, with semi-finals up next for the Little, Intermediate and Junior League competitions.
The Senior League Grand Final is set for a first pitch of 10:00 AM on Thursday.
Check out all the action from day three and follow Baseball WA on Facebook and Instagram for photos, videos and more.
Eastern Phantoms 10 v Northern Metros 13
The Phantoms won 11-1 over the Metros on Monday, but they were handed their first loss on Wednesday morning.
The Metros were able to deny the Phantoms a 3-0 start to the tournament thanks to the pitching efforts of Callum Jack, Hyte Brooks, Rafael DiBlasi and Quinn Fatai.
Luke Del Borrello threw 70 pitches while Toby Franklin hurled 72 in the high-scoring matchup.
Thursday’s fixture sees both teams advancing to the semi-finals.
Southern Titans 2 v Central Firebirds 0
The Titans enjoyed their first win with a stellar shutout performance over the Firebirds who were 3-0 heading into this game.
Leonard Golding threw the whole game, using 79 pitches to shut down the Firebirds. The fast-paced pitcher’s duel saw Oliver Humphreys and Benjamin Searle put in great efforts for the Firebirds, but two runs would be all the difference.
The Titans and Firebirds are both moving on to the semi-finals.
Coastal Bay Sharks 1 v Eastern Phantoms 9
After a three-run loss to the Metros to start the day, the Phantoms bounced back with a big win over the Sharks. Tex Prisov and Arata Samukawa pitched the Phantoms to victory.
Cooper Bennet, Tyler Fraser, Luke Garton and Deakon Thomas contributed on the mound for the Sharks.
The Phantoms play Southern Titans in the semi-finals.
Southern Hills Warriors 3 v Southern Titans 4
The Warriors came close to their second win but ultimately the Titans walked away with the victory.
The two-for-two day for the Titans was made possible by great pitching from Aiden McCabe, Lachlan Wilson and Xavier Olsen.
Taj Gullotti and Zach Thompson covered things on the mound for the Warriors, who will play Coastal Bay on Thursday. The Titans will play the Phantoms for a grand final spot.
Western Meteors 1 v Western Suns 19
Kyan Bertolini and Boston Foot gave the Suns all the room they needed to run wild on the base paths.
Offense hasn’t been a problem for the Suns this week, having scored 48 runs in the first three games.
The Meteors will battle it out against the Stars in the semi-final, with first pitch at 8:30 AM.
Western Stars 20 v Western Comets 4
The Stars have won two in a row after putting up double-digit runs with an explosive offense.
Boston Friedlieb and Kylan Granland pitched the Stars to victory, keeping the Comets firmly under control.
The Stars finished Wednesday in second place with a 2-1 record behind the undefeated Suns, who the Comets will come up against in Thursday’s semi-final.
Western Suns 4 v Western Meteors 7
The Meteors got their first win of the tournament, pulling ahead of the Suns to finish Wednesday in third place.
Maclin Berry, Riley Hall, Kian Harris, Luke Hodge, Lachlan Mitcheson-Brown and Cody Van Der Graaf all took turns pitching for the Meteors.
Michael De Gasperis pitched the majority of the game for the Suns, with Zachary Kingston and Taj Egan also taking the mound.
The Suns will look to get a big win in the semi-finals against the Comets, while the Meteors and Metros will face off.
Northern Metros 1 v Western Comets 3
This matchup went down to the seventh inning, when a two-run RBI single from Tyson Forrest sealed the deal for the Comets.
Geoffrey Kerr, Jesse Neretlis and Luke Taylor threw for the Comets in the win as the team finished 3-0 in pool play.
Hudson Brice threw 97 pitches for the Metros, backed up by James Brunskill and Xavier Fatai.
The Metros head into the semi-finals in second place with a 2-1 record.
Western Comets 0 v Western Meteors 13
The Meteors kept their undefeated run going with a huge win over the Comets, with a fabulous start from Jake Parkes. He threw 91 pitches to seal the deal for the Meteors as they were aggressive on the bases, taking advantage of scoring opportunities.
The Meteors have booked a spot in the grand final.
Western Comets 1 v Western Suns 11
The Suns overpowered the Comets for the second time this week, with Kai Cahill and William Truscott getting the job done on the mound.
The Suns will play in the grand final for a shot at three championships in a row.
Western Suns 4 v Western Meteors 15
The Suns fell short in this matchup with the undefeated Meteors, who head into the grand final with a 4-0 record.
The Suns are 2-2 and will look to overpower the Meteors on Thursday with the first pitch scheduled for 10:00 AM.
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