It was a massive weekend in State League 1 as teams look to start the year strong. Wanneroo, Morley, Braves and South Perth remain in the top four with less than two months to go. Check out recaps from this past week and view fixtures, results and standings HERE.
Morley Eagles 10 v Gosnells Hawks 11
Morley fought back after falling down by eight runs in the sixth inning but the comeback fell just short in an 11-10 defeat to Gosnells on Saturday.
The Eagles scored seven runs in the failed comeback on a error during Joshua Lynch's at bat, a home run by Christopher House, a double by Kieran Chapman, a sacrifice fly by Zac McMillin, a single by Travis Murphy, and a single by Brandon Migro.
The Hawks fired up the offense in the second inning. Jack Burt tripled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.
Morley knotted the game up at three in the bottom of the fourth, when Lynch doubled on a 2-0 count, scoring one run.
Luke Houston pitched Gosnells to victory as the righty surrendered one run on three hits over two-thirds of an inning, walking zero. Adam Millson and Jamie White entered the game out of the bullpen. Joshua Silvi started the game for Gosnells Hawks SL1. The pitcher went four and a third innings, allowing three runs on six hits and striking out three
Brendan Sing took the loss for Morley. He went three innings, allowing eight runs on seven hits and striking out one. Ashley Barnes started the game for Morley. The hurler surrendered one run on four hits over two innings, walking zero.
Morley tallied one home run on the day when House went deep in the sixth inning. The team racked up 13 hits in the game as Murphy, Lynch, House, Matt Dixon, Aaron Bonomi, and Chapman all had multiple hits. Morley didn't commit a single error in the field with Murphy taking 10 chances in the field, the most on the team.
Gosnells racked up 14 hits on the day, including multiple by Callan Silvi, Houston, Robin Adamson, and Silvi.
Swan Districts Swans 3 v Victoria Park Belmont Reds 5
Swan Districts Swans lost the lead late in a 5-3 defeat to Victoria Park Belmont Reds on Saturday. The Reds were down 3-2 in the top of the sixth inning when an error scored two runs.
The Reds got things started in the second when Joshua Lavender reached on a dropped third strike.
Mathew Martin earned the victory on the pitcher's mound for the Reds after giving up three runs on five hits over seven innings, striking out seven.
Dillian Clarkson took the loss for the Swans. The lefty allowed six hits and five runs over seven innings, striking out seven.
Daniel Johnston, Matt Ward, Mitch Schofield, Dan Carter, and Kirk Peacock all had one hit to lead the Swans.
Perth Baseball Club 8 v Wembley Magpies 7
Perth nabbed the lead late in the game in an 8-7 victory over Wembley on Saturday. The game was tied at seven with Perth batting in the bottom of the sixth when Riley Spring's wild pitch allowed one run to score.
Perth collected six hits and Wembley had three. Perth captured the lead in the first inning as Benn Watson's sac fly scored one run.
Matt Durbin led the Perth to victory on the mound. The pitcher surrendered seven runs on three hits over six innings, striking out six.
Spring took the loss for Wembley, allowing three hits and three runs over four innings, striking out two. Sandon Isle started the game for the side, throwing two innings and allowing five runs on three hits.
Aki Tsukaguchi went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Perth in hits. while Isle led Wembley with two hits in two at bats.
Wanneroo Giants 10 v South Perth Cubs 2
Wanneroo put up seven runs in the sixth on the way to a 10-2 victory over South Perth on Saturday. The Giants' big inning included singles by Nicholas Riley and Byron Armstrong, a walk by Daniel Stephenson, and a double by Ben King.
Wanneroo got things started in the first when Nick Irwin grounded out, scoring one run. The Giants tallied seven runs in the sixth inning as well.
Jay Bullingham got the win for Wanneroo. The righthander went five innings, allowing one run on three hits, striking out four and walking one. Jackson Riley threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Tyler Paull took the loss for South Perth. The hurler allowed nine hits and eight runs over five and a third innings, striking out one.
Wanneroo collected 11 hits with three apiece for Riley, Courtney Jones, and Armstrong.
South Perth was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Aaron MacDonald made the most plays with nine.
Rockingham Rams 1 v Braves Baseball Club 2
Saturday's game against the Braves was a heartbreaker for Rockingham. The game was tied at one with the Braves batting in the top of the seventh when Jaxon Date drew a walk, scoring the winning run.
The pitching was strong on both sides. Braves' pitchers struck out five, while Rockingham's sat down three.
The Rams got things moving in the first when an error scored one run. In the top of the third, the Braves tied things up at one on a Jordan Dyer double.
Alex Oehme led the Braves to victory on the mound. The lefthander lasted four innings, allowing zero hits and zero runs while striking out two and walking zero. Zachary Gomersall took the loss for Rockingham as the hurler lasted six and two-thirds innings, allowing four hits and two runs while striking out three.
Cameron Lamb started the game for the Braves, allowing two hits and one run over three innings, striking out three and walking zero. Cayden Hancock and Chase Diggins each managed one hit to lead Rockingham.
Dyer went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead the Braves in hits.
The Braves have a 12-4-2 record with their next games are at Swan Districts this weekend.
Perth Baseball Club 13 v Gosnells Hawks 10
Four hits from Edgar Mundarain paved the way to victory for Perth over Gosnells Hawks 13-10 on Sunday. Mundarain homered in the first, doubled in the third, homered in the fifth, and tripled in the eighth.
The base paths were crowded in this high-scoring game as Perth collected 14 hits and Gosnells had ten.
Perth got on the board in the first when Mundarain homered on a 0-1 count, scoring two runs.
Perth tallied three runs in the sixth inning. The offensive onslaught was led by Nathan Driessen and Jake White, all knocking in runs in the inning.
Gosnells scored five runs in the ninth on a single by Louis Scaramella and a home run by Robin Adamson.
Guillaume Duguay pitched Perth to victory. The righty allowed five hits and four runs over seven innings, striking out ten and walking one. White threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen, recording the last six outs to earn the save.
Kane Silvi took the loss for the Hawks. He threw five and a third innings, allowing nine hits and nine runs while striking out four.
Perth hit four home runs on the day. Mundarain had homers in the first and fifth innings while Driessen and White went yard in the sixth inning.
Mundarain, Benn Watson, and White all had multiple hits as the team was sure-handed and didn't commit a single error. Mundarain made the most plays with 12.
Gosnells racked up ten hits on the day. Adamson and Jamie White had multiple hits as Adamson went 3-for-5 at the plate to lead the team.
Perth has a 10-10 record and is in fifth place with two upcoming games v Wanneroo, while the Hawks are 7-9-2 with the next games v Wembley and Morley.
Rockingham Rams 8 v Carine Cats 1
Rockingham put up five runs in the eighth on the way to an 8-1 victory over Carine on Sunday. The Rams put the pressure on with singles by Rui Harrison, Joshua Diggins, Cayden Hancock, and Cayden Nicoletto.
Carine evened things up at one in the top of the fourth when Cooper McDonnell singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run.
Rockingham pulled away for good with two runs in the fifth as Chase Diggins doubled on a 3-1 count, scoring one run. Nicoletto singled on the first pitch of the at bat to score another run.
Rockingham notched five runs in the eighth as Harrison, Diggins, Hancock, and Nicoletto all moved runners across the plate with RBIs.
Diggins led the Rams to victory on the hill. The ace allowed zero hits and zero runs over four and a third innings, striking out nine.
Tarrant Reimers took the loss for Carine. The bulldog lasted seven innings, allowing 12 hits and seven runs while striking out three and walking one.
Nicoletto started the game for Rockingham and lasted four and two-thirds innings, allowing four hits and one run while striking out eight.
Rockingham had 14 hits on the day. Hancock and Nicoletto had three hits to lead the team, with two hits to Diggins and Thomas Flynn.
Carine plays Morley next and Rockingham plays Victoria Park Belmont.
Swan Districts Swans 6 v Wanneroo Giants 14
The Swans' bats were strong against Wanneroo on Sunday, but it wasn't quite enough as the Giants won 14-6.
The Swans struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Wanneroo as the Giant got on the board in the second inning. Courtney Jones doubled on a 2-0 count, scoring one run.
In the bottom of the fourth inning, the Swans tied things up at three on a Brody Clarkson home run.
Wanneroo pulled away for good with three runs in the fifth inning as Ben King tripled on a 0-1 count. The Giants scored four more runs in the eighth with RBIs from Daniel Stephenson, Nicholas Riley, and Madison Beaird.
Chris King led Wanneroo to victory on the hill. The pitcher lasted six and a third innings, allowing six hits and three runs while striking out three. Callum Schipp threw two and two-thirds innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Riley Moore took the loss for the Swans, allowing 13 hits and ten runs over six and two-thirds innings, striking out four.
Despite the loss, the Swans racked up 12 hits on the day. Daniel Johnston, Lewdon Te Mara, Clarkson, and Dylan Bojarski all managed multiple hits. Johnston led with three hits in five at bats.
Wanneroo collected 16 hits. Stephenson, King, Byron Armstrong, Beaird, and Nick Irwin each racked up multiple hits. Stephenson went 4-for-6 at the plate to lead the Giants offensively.
First-place Wanneroo has 17 wins and two losses with two upcoming games at Perth. The Swans are 6-11 with the next games v the Braves.
Victoria Park Belmont Reds 4 v South Perth Cubs 8
Victoria Park Belmont watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in an 8-4 loss to South Perth on Sunday. The Cubs took the lead on a home run in the first inning.Jake Bowey homered on a 2-2 cou nt, scoring two runs.
The Reds scored three runs in the seventh inning. Roy Hotveldt, Taiyo Kurosawa, and Trent McDonnell powered the big inning with RBIs.
South Perth scored four runs in the sixth. The offensive firepower was led by David John, Brett Walters, Max Wheeler, and Bowey, all sending runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.
James Watson got the start for South Perth. The ace allowed five hits and one run over five innings, striking out three. Corey Brown started the game for the Reds. The bulldog lasted five and two-thirds innings, allowing five hits and six runs while striking out one. Curtis Bacon and Riley Marsh entered the game from the bullpen, throwing two innings and one and one-third innings respectively.
Hotveldt, McDonnell, Chris Dawson, Ryan Boyer, Joshua Greenham, and Jack Smalpage all had hits for the Reds. South Perth racked up seven hits with multiple hits from Bowey and John.
Fourth-place South Perth has a 12-7 record with the next games v Wembley. Sixth-place Victoria Park Belmont has a 9-9 record going into games v Rockingham.
Wembley Magpies 1 v Morley Eagles 17
Wembley watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in a 17-1 loss to Morley on Sunday.
Wembley struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Morley, giving up 17 runs.
Morley got on the board in the first inning when Zac McMillin grounded out, scoring one run. The Eagles scored nine more runs in the fifth, driven by walks from Adrian Blount, McMillin, and Riley Franklin, singles by Aaron Bonomi and Blount, and a fielder's choice by Kieran Chapman.
Franklin toed the rubber for Morley. The fireballer surrendered zero runs on five hits over five innings, striking out two.
Joris Van Ballegooy started the game for Wembley. The bulldog allowed eight hits and 12 runs over four and two-thirds innings, striking out one. Bradley Tate threw two and a third innings out of the bullpen.
Wembley racked up six hits. Riley Spring, Sandon Isle, and Joshua Houston all had two hits.
Morley tallied 12 hits on the day. Bonomi had four hits in five at bats.
The Eagles are 13-4 in second place as they look to a matchup with Carine while 4-15 Wembley plays Gosnells and South Perth next.
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