After a few weeks off for the holidays, the State League 1 teams returned to the field for a big weekend of baseball. Wanneroo, Morley, South Perth and Braves remain in the top four. Check out recaps from this past week and view fixtures, results and standings HERE.
Gosnells Hawks 5 v Victoria Park Belmont Reds 11
Gosnells Hawks watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in an 11-5 loss to Victoria Park Belmont Reds on Sunday.
The Reds scored on a home run by Jack Smalpage in the first inning and RBI singles from Trent McDonnell and Joshua Greenham in the second.
Joshua Silvi collected four hits in defeat. Kane Silvi singled in the first and fourth before hitting a home run in the sixth and another base hit in the eighth.
Corey Brown earned the win for the Reds after throwing five innings, allowing seven hits and two runs while striking out four. Daniel Meloncelli and Riley Marsh entered the game out of the bullpen.
Silvi took the loss for Gosnells. The righthander lasted two innings, allowing eight hits and seven runs while striking out one.
The Hawks tallied ten hits on the day with Silvi's 4-for-4 day and multiple hits by Luke Houston.
The Reds racked up 14 hits including multiple for Greenham, Roy Hotveldt, and Joshua Lavender. Greenham went 4-for-6 at the plate to lead Victoria Park in hits. The team didn't commit a single error in the field. Smalpage had the most chances in the field with six.
The Hawks have a 6-8-2 record with upcoming games at Morley and Perth while the Reds are 8-8 in fifth with the Swans and Cubs up next.
Wanneroo Giants 18 v Wembley Magpies 3
Wanneroo asserted their will over Wembley on the way to an easy 18-3 victory.
The Magpies fired up the offense in the first inning with an RBI triple from Riley Spring, but Wanneroo knotted the game up at two in the bottom half. Chris Crawford's wild pitch allowed one run to score for Wanneroo.
The Giants pulled away for good with five runs in the second inning. Nick Irwin singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run and Courtney Jones drew a walk to score another. An error and a Dawson Summers ground out scored three more.
Wanneroo also notched eight runs in the fifth inning. Jones, Daniel Bourke, Daniel Stephenson, Summers, Byron Armstrong, and Irwin all had RBIs in the frame.
Jay Bullingham got the win for Wanneroo. He lasted two innings, allowing zero hits and zero runs while striking out two and walking one.
Crawford took the loss for Wembley. The pitcher went four innings, allowing ten runs on seven hits and striking out four.
Chris King started the game for Wanneroo. He allowed three hits and three runs over three innings, striking out four.
Wanneroo saw the ball well, racking up 12 hits including three apiece from from Ben King, Irwin, and Nicholas Riley. The Giants were sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error as Irwin had the most chances iwith seven.
Crawford went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead Wembley in hits.
15-2 Wanneroo sits at the top of the ladder with the next games v South Perth and the Swans. Wembley plays Perth and Morley next.
Braves Baseball Club 17 v Carine Cats 4
An early lead helped the Braves defeat the Cats 17-4 on Sunday.
The Braves scored in the first on a double by Joel Beches and singles by Daniel Choi and Jaxon Date. Beches had an RBI single in the second inning as well.
The Braves put up eight runs in the fourth inning with RBIs fromCody Parkinson, Beches, Lochlainn Varian, Jack Rigden, Jordan Dyer, and Parkinson.
Cameron Lamb took the win for the Braves. The righty went one and two-thirds innings, allowing zero runs on one hit, striking out three and walking zero. Ryan Nuttall and Alex Oehme entered the game in relief.
J Chandler took the loss for Carine. The righty allowed seven hits and eight runs over two and two-thirds innings, striking out one.
Cody Holt started the game for Carine, throwing two-thirds of an inning, allowing zero hits and two runs while walking one. Flynn McGahan started the game for the Braves, surrendering three runs on six hits over two and a third innings, striking out one and walking one.
Sean Garratt had a home run for the Braves in the sixth as the team totaled 11 hits, including multiple for Rigden, Beches, Choi, and Dyer.
Carine had nine hits in the game as Chandler went 3-for-4 and Josh Davies had two hits.
Carine plays Rockingham this weekend after the fourth-place Braves play the Rams the day before.
Morley Eagles 9 v Swan Districts Swans 4
Despite allowing three runs in the seventh inning, Morley defeated the Swan Districts Swans 9-4 on Sunday. The Swans' big inning came thanks to singles by Dan Carter, Daniel Johnston, and Dylan Bojarski.
Morley got things moving in the first when Zac McMillin doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.
Brendan Sing earned the victory on the mound for Morley. The ace lasted seven innings, allowing seven hits and three runs while striking out seven. Christopher House threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Riley Moore took the loss for the Swans. He went five innings, allowing six runs on eight hits and striking out six.
Morley racked up 11 hits in the game. McMillin, Aaron Bonomi, Matt Dixon, and Adrian Blount all managed multiple hits. Bonomi and McMillin both had three. Morley didn't commit a single error in the field as Dixon had ten chances, the most on the team.
The Swans tallied ten hits on the day. Bojarski, Carter, and Matt Ward all managed multiple hits. Bojarski went 3-for-5 at the plate to lead the way. The Swans are 6-9 and play Victoria Park Belmont and Wanneroo next.
South Perth Cubs 14 v Perth Baseball Club 1
South Perth Cubs asserted their dominance over Perth on their way to an easy 14-1 victory.
The Cubs notched seven runs in the fourth inning with RBIs from Scott Cornish, Bryce Ruksenas, and Adam Barbarich.
Tyler Paull took the win for South Perth, throwing five innings with four hits and one run allowed. Matt Durbin took the loss for Perth although he had seven strikeouts.
The Cubs hit two home runs on the day, both in the fourth inning to Barbarich and Cornish. The team tallied 11 hits total, with multiple hits as Aaron MacDonald went 3-for-3 and Ruksenas, Barbarich, and Max Wheeler each had two.
South Perth Cubs 5 v Perth Baseball Club 6
South Perth fought back after falling down by six runs in the fourth inning. The comeback fell just short though, finishing in a 6-5 defeat to Perth SL1 on Sunday night.
The Cubs, coming off a 14-1 win in the first game of the doubleheader, tallied four runs in the failed comeback. Tanner McCarn, Aaron MacDonald, Jake Bowey, and Max Wheeler picked up RBIs to lead the rally.
Perth took the lead on an RBI single from Jake White in the first inning. The Cubs notched three runs in the fifth inning. Their offense was led by McCarn and MacDonald, all driving in runs in the frame.
Perth scored five runs in the fourth inning. The team's offense in the inning was led by RBIs from Benn Watson, Brayden Moyle, Aki Tsukaguchi, and Nathan Driessen.
Guillaume Duguay was the winning pitcher for Perth after throwing a complete nine innings, allowing 12 hits and five runs while striking out 16.
David John took the loss for the Cubs. The bulldog lasted two-thirds of an inning, allowing three hits and five runs.
Warwick Saupold started the game for South Perth. The hurler surrendered one run on two hits over three innings, striking out four and walking zero.
The Cubs racked up 12 hits on the day with three apiece to Caleb Goodwin, Bowey, and McCarn. The Cubs didn't commit a single error in the field as MacDonald had the most chances in the field with nine.
Perth racked up seven hits in the game, including three to Driessen and two to White.
Perth is 8-10 in sixth place and 7.5 games back heading into games v Wembley and Gosnells while South Perth is third and plays Wanneroo and Victoria Park Belmont next.
Morley Eagles 6 v Rockingham Rams 0
Christopher House threw a shutout to lead Morley Eagles past Rockingham Rams 6-0 on Tuesday night.
The Eagles secured the victory thanks to four runs in the fourth inning, led by singles from Joshua Lynch and Kieran Chapman and a double by Adrian Blount.
Morley got things started in the first inning when Zac McMillin singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run. The Eagles scored four runs in the fourth inning. The big inning was thanks to singles by Lynch and Chapman and a double by Blount.
A double by Cayden Nicoletto in the fifth inning was a positive for Rockingham.
House was credited with the victory for Morley. The pitcher surrendered zero runs on four hits over seven innings, striking out five and walking one.
Nicoletto took the loss for Rockingham after allowing three hits and one run over three innings, striking out five and walking one.
Morley had eight hits in the game, including two apiece to Lynch and Chapman. The Eagles didn't commit a single error in the field as Cody Nicholas took the most chances with five.
Rockingham is 6-11 with upcoming games v the Braves and Carine, while Morley is 12-3 with the next games v Gosnells and Wembley.
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