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Two months down and a few more to go for the 2020/21 State League 1 season, with Wanneroo, Braves, Morley and South Perth leading the way. Check out recaps from this past week and view fixtures, results and standings HERE.
Braves Baseball Club 0 v Morley Eagles 1
Both teams were strong on the pitcher's mound on Friday, but Morley Eagles was just a little bit stronger at the plate in a victory over the Braves on Friday. Flynn McGahan made his State League 1 debut as starting pitcher for the Braves and recorded 12 outs as the team lost despite out-hitting the Eagles six to five.
One bright spot for the Braves was a single by Tim Kennelly in the first inning.
Lachy Southee earned the victory on the hill for Morley after giving up just two hits, no walks and two hits over three innings.
Alex Oehme took the loss for the Braves after surrendering one run on two hits over one inning, walking zero.
Raleigh Pelkonen started the game for Morley. The ace surrendered zero runs on four hits over four innings, striking out three.
McGahan lasted four innings, allowing three hits and zero runs while striking out one.
Kennelly led the Braves with two hits in three at bats. The Braves didn't commit a single error in the field as Ben Drew had nine chances in the field, the most on the team.
Braves Baseball Club 13 v Victoria Park Belmont Reds 0
Daniel Schmidt threw a shutout to lead the Braves past Victoria Park Belmont Reds 13-0 on Sunday.
The Braves opened up scoring in the first inning when Sam Kennelly homered on a 1-0 count, scoring two runs. They also scored six in the fourth inning with RBIs from Tim Kennelly, Cody Parkinson, Jaxon Date, Jack Rigden and Kennelly.
One bright spot for the Reds was a single by Joshua Greenham in the second inning.
Schmidt was credited with the victory for the Braves, giving up three hits and no runs in five innings with eight strikeouts.
Matthew Martin took the loss for the Reds, allowing 10 hits and nine runs over three innings, striking out three.
The Braves tallied total, with multiple for Kennelly, Jordan Dyer, Sean Garratt, Kevin Clark, and Rigden. Dyer and Kennelly each managed three hits to lead the team, which was great on defence too with no errors. Parkinson had the most chances in the field with nine.
Braves Baseball Club 13 v Victoria Park Belmont Reds 4
13 was the lucky number for the Braves on Sunday, especially as Tim Kennelly came to the ballpark and meant business, tallying four hits in a 13-4 win over Victoria Park Belmont Reds. Kennelly singled in the third, homered in the fourth and singled in the sixth.
The Braves earned the victory despite allowing the Reds to score three runs in the seventh inning. Jack Smalpage, William Truscott, and Matthew Reynolds each had RBIs in the frame.
The Braves originally got things moving in the first inning, when Corey Brown induced Jordan Dyer to hit into a fielder's choice as one run scored. The Reds knotted the game up at one in the top of the third inning as Joshua Greenham drew a walk, scoring one run.
The Braves pulled away for good with three runs in the fourth inning. Kennelly homered on a 2-0 count, scoring three runs.
The Braves scored nine runs in the sixth inning, led by home runs to Sam Kennelly and Ben Drew and a single by Kennelly.
Todd Hatcher pitched the Braves to victory. The lefthander surrendered one run on zero hits over three innings, striking out three. Broadee Binder and Alex Oehme entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close it out in relief.
Brown took the loss for the Reds after giving up four runs on seven hits over four innings, striking out two and walking zero.
Kennelly started the game for the Braves. The righty went two innings, allowing zero runs on one hit, striking out four and walking one.
The Braves smacked three home runs on the day. Kennelly went deep in the fourth and sixth innings and Drew went yard in the sixth too.
The Braves had 20 hits in the game with four apiece for the Kennelly brothers. They Braves didn't commit a single error in the field as Kevin Clark led with 13 chances.
Perth Baseball Club 1 v Rockingham Rams 3
Rockingham was just a little bit stronger at the plate in a victory over Perth on Sunday. Matt Sibley started the game for Perth and recorded 12 outs, but the team lost despite out-hitting Rockingham four to three.
Benn Grice was the winning pitcher for Rockingham. The ace surrendered one run on four hits over seven innings, striking out six and walking one.
Sibley took the loss for Perth. The pitcher surrendered two runs on one hit over four innings, striking out four.
Nathan Driessen, Jared Pirone, Jordano Vivona, and Aki Tsukaguchi all had one hit for Perth as the side was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Pirone had the most chances in the field with nine.
Chase Diggins went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead Rockingham in hits.
Perth Baseball Club 4 v Rockingham Rams 1
Perth was victorious over Rockingham after getting the offense started in the second inning on a sacrifice fly from Matt Durbin.
Perth pulled away for good with two runs in the third inning as Jake White singled on a 0-2 count, scoring one run.
Guillaume Duguay got the start for Perth, throwing nine innings, allowing one run on eight hits, striking out nine and walking one.
Mitchell Nicoletto was on the hill for Rockingham. He allowed four hits and four runs over five innings, striking out two. Tomas Swinson threw three innings in relief.
White led Perth with two hits in three at bats while Rockingham had eight hits in the game. Chase Diggins, Joshua Diggins, and Nicoletto each racked up multiple hits and Diggins went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the way.
Perth now has a 6-8 record before playing Victoria Park while Rockingham is 5-9 and plays Gosnells next.
Swan Districts Swans 3 v South Perth Cubs 4
Sunday's game against South Perth was a heartbreaker for Swan Districts Swans, as they lost the lead late in a 4-3 defeat. The game was tied at three with South Perth batting in the top of the sixth when Adam Barbarich's sacrifice fly scored one run.
Luke Mann earned the victory on the mound for South Perth, surrendering three runs on seven hits over six innings, striking out three. Jake Bowey threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.
Riley Moore took the loss for the Swans. The pitcher allowed nine hits and four runs over seven innings, striking out two.
Brody Clarkson led the Swans with three hits in three at bats while the Cubs totaled nine hits, including multiple to Tanner McCarn and Kent Fitzgibbons.
Swan Districts Swans 3 v South Perth Cubs 6
Sunday's second game against South Perth was a heartbreaker for the Swans, as they lost the lead late in a 6-3 defeat. The game was tied at three with South Perth batting in the top of the eighth when Brett Walters singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.
The Swans got on the board in the first inning when Maddux Stivey doubled on a 1-2 count, scoring two runs.
In the top of the seventh inning, the Cubs tied things up at three before eventually taking the lead as Jake Bowey drove in one on a triple.
Will Sherriff was credited with the victory for South Perth. The hurler allowed zero hits and zero runs over three and a third innings, striking out six and walking zero.
Dillian Clarkson took the loss for the Swans. The lefthander went seven innings, allowing three runs on nine hits and striking out one.
Tyler Paull started the game for the Cubs, covering five and two-thirds innings, allowing three runs on five hits and striking out eight.
The Swans scattered five hits in the game. Dan Carter and Stivey had two apiece.
South Perth collected 14 hits on the day. Tanner McCarn, Caleb Goodwin, Aaron MacDonald, Bowey, and Walters all racked up multiple hits for South Perth. McCarn led the Cubs with three hits in five at bats.
The Swans are 6-7 heading into a game at Carine while the Cubs are 9-4 before playing the Braves.
Wembley Magpies 2 v Gosnells Hawks 1
Wembley seized victory in dramatic walk-off fashion, thanks to winning single at the end of the game to topple Gosnells Hawks. The game was tied at one with Wembley batting in the bottom of the seventh when Nick Alexiou singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.
The pitching was strong on both sides. Alexiou struck out nine, while Adam Millson sat down three.
The Hawks knotted the game up at one in the top of the fifth inning as Robin Adamson drove in one when Adamson singled.
Alexiou got the win for Wembley as the righty allowed two hits and one run over seven innings, striking out nine.
Millson took the loss for the Hawks, covering six and two-thirds innings, allowing eight hits and two runs while striking out three.
Wembley totaled eight hits, including two apiece for Sandon Isle and Jose Miguel Fuentes. Wembley was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error as Adam Van Brakel made the most plays with nine.
Wembley Magpies 4 v Gosnells Hawks 16
Wembley had a walk-off win in the first game but it was a different story in the second game as the Magpies lost 16-4 to Gosnells.
Wembley got things started in the first inning when Chris Crawford doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.
Gosnells brought home two runs in the fourth, when Ryan Smith's sac fly scored one run and Robin Adamson singled on a 1-2 count, scoring another.
Gosnells scored seven runs in the fifth inning with RBIs from Smith, Adamson, and Liam Collins.
Kane Silvi pitched Gosnells to victory. He surrendered four runs on four hits over seven innings, striking out four and walking one.
Braxton Conroy took the loss for Wembley. The pitcher lasted one and two-thirds innings, allowing three hits and four runs.
Crawford started the game for the Magpies as the hurler went two and a third innings, allowing one run on two hits and striking out three.
The Hawks tallied two home runs on the day. Collins put one out in the fifth and Jack Burt had a long ball in the sixth.
Riley Spring went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead the Magpies in hits. Gosnells tallied 16 hits in the game, with multiple to Joshua Silvi, Adamson, Burt, Jamie White, and Collins. Silvi led the Hawks with four hits in five at bats.
The Hawks are now 5-7-2 in fifth place ahead of a Sunday game at Rockingham, while Wembley is 4-10 before playing Morley.
Wanneroo Giants 4 v Carine Cats 1
Wanneroo enjoyed a win on Sunday to the tune of 4-1 over Carine.
Jay Bullingham got the start for the Giants, allowing two hits and one run over five innings, striking out six.
Tarrant Reimers led things off on the hill for Carine. The hurler lasted six innings, allowing three hits and four runs while striking out three.
Wanneroo smacked one home run on the day as Nick Irwin went long in the sixth inning.
Irwin, Madison Beaird, and Byron Armstrong all had one hit to lead Wanneroo.
Carine was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Declan Phillips had the most chances in the field with ten.
Wanneroo Giants 11 v Carine Cats 1
Wanneroo blew out Carine 11-1 in the second game on Sunday.
The Giants tallied four runs in the fourth inning, with RBIs by Daniel Stephenson, Owen Pilcher, and Nick Irwin.
Tom Bailey got the start for Wanneroo. The righthander surrendered one run on two hits over five innings, striking out eight and walking one.
Cody Holt was on the pitcher's mound for Carine. The pitcher allowed three hits and two runs over three innings, striking out one and walking zero. Declan Phillips and Cameron Landy entered the game in relief, throwing two and a third innings and one and two-thirds innings respectively.
The Giants launched one home run on the day as Byron Armstrong went yard in the sixth inning. They saw the ball well, racking up 12 hits in the game. Madison Beaird, Irwin, Blake Monaghan, and Pilcher all collected multiple hits for Wanneroo. Beaird went 3-for-5 at the plate to lead the side in hits. He also led with two out of Wanneroo's five stolen bases.
In addition to the solid offense, Wanneroo was also good on defence with no errors. Courtney Jones had 11 chances in the field, the most on the team.
Carine has a 1-14 record going into the next game v Swan Districts, while Wanneroo is 13-2 and plays Morley next.
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