Photo: Wembley Baseball Club
Week 3 of the 2020/21 Baseball WA State League 1 season featured a handful of close games and a huge shutout victory. Morley remains undefeated while Wanneroo, South Perth and Braves round out the top four.
Check out recaps from the most recent games and view fixtures, results and standings HERE.
Gosnells Hawks 2 v Braves 2
The Hawks tied the Braves 2-2 on a stolen base in the seventh inning on Wednesday night.
The Braves had six hits overall compared to four for Gosnells, while the Hawks made two errors.
The Braves scored their two runs in the third while Gosnells scored one in the fifth and one in the seventh. Luke Houston led the Hawks with two hits in three at bats, while Ben Drew went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead the Braves in hits. Cody Parkinson had the most chances in the field with six.
The Braves have a 2-2 record and are in the top four while the Hawks are 1-2-1.
South Perth Cubs 2 v Victoria Park Belmont Reds 0
South Perth defeated Victoria Park Belmont Reds 2-0 on Sunday as three pitchers combined to throw a shutout with 14 strikeouts.
A single by Jack Smalpage in the first inning was promising for the Reds but they couldn’t convert before the Cubs fired up the offense in the second.
Luke Mann led the Cubs to victory on the mound, keeping things scoreless with five hits over six innings and eight strikeouts. Will Sherriff and Jake Bowey entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.
Matthew Martin took the loss for the Reds despite giving up only two runs on six hits over five and two-thirds innings, striking out five.
South Perth tallied one home run on the day when Bowey hit a dinger in the third inning. Teammate Bryce Ruksenas went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead the Cubs in hits while Smalpage and Joshua Greenham both managed multiple hits for the Reds as the team collected seven overall.
South Perth is 3-1 tied with Wanneroo for second in the standings while Victoria Park Belmont is 1-3.
Wanneroo Giants 3 v Swan Districts Swans 4
Wanneroo fell 4-3 to Swan Districts on Sunday despite out-hitting them eight to six. The Giants got on the board in the first inning when Byron Armstrong singled on a 1-2 count to score a run.
After the Swans scored two runs in the top of the sixth, the Giants answered with two of their own thanks to a two-run homer on a 3-1 count from Brody Clarkson. Wanneroo came back with a base hit from Daniel Stephenson on a 1-0 count to score a run.
The Swans pulled away for good with two runs in the fifth inning when Chris King got Bailey-Jay Cooke to hit into a fielder's choice, but one run scored and Daniel Johnston drew a walk allowing another to score.
Riley Moore was credited with the victory for Swan Districts after allowing eight hits and three runs over six innings with five strikeouts. Maddux Stivey threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen and recorded the last nine outs to earn the save.
King took the loss for the Giants after surrendering four runs on six hits over six innings, striking out six.
Ben King went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead the Giants in hits while Clarkson did the same for the Swans.
Wanneroo is in second place alongside South Perth with a 3-1 record while the Swans are 2-2 in the middle of the ladder.
Morley Eagles 14 v Wembley Magpies 0
Morley defeated Wembley 14-0 on Sunday as two pitchers combined to throw a shutout. Brendan Sing struck out Ash Hutchinson to finish off the game.
Alex Hall led the Eagles to victory by driving in seven runs as he went 2-for-3 at the plate. He drove in runs on a single in the first, a double in the second, a wild pitch in the fifth and a sacrifice fly in the sixth. Hall singled on the first pitch of his opening frame at-bat to score a run.
The Eagles notched four runs in the sixth inning with RBIs from Hall, Matt Dixon, Jesse Williams and Ulrich Bojarski.
Wembley had two hits and three errors on the day compared to 12 hits and no errors for Morley.
Lachy Southee got the win after keeping things scoreless over five innings, with eight strikeouts and one walk. Sing threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Chris Crawford took the loss for Wembley, allowing seven hits and seven runs over four innings, striking out two.
Bojarski, Hall, Williams and Kieran Chapman all collected multiple hits for Morley as Bojarski led the way going 3-for-4 at the plate. Hall had 13 chances in the field, the most on the team.
Morley remains the only undefeated team in State League 1 with a 4-0 record while the Magpies are still looking for a win.
Gosnells Hawks 4 v Perth 3
The Hawks stole the lead late in the game in a 4-3 victory over Perth on Sunday.
The game was tied at three with Gosnells batting in the bottom of the eighth when Adam Millson lined out, driving in a run.
Perth scored three runs in the sixth inning but the Hawks still managed to pull out the victory. That big inning for Perth came thanks to a walk by Nathan Driessen, a sacrifice fly by Jordano Vivona and an error on a ball put in play by Edgar Mundarain.
Millson was the winning pitcher for the Hawks, throwing three innings, allowing five hits and zero runs while striking out two and walking zero.
Matt Sibley took the loss for Perth after allowing one hit and two runs over two innings, striking out one and walking one.
Guillaume Duguay started the game for Perth, going six innings, allowing two runs on five hits, striking out six and walking one. Joshua Silvi started the game for the Hawks, covering six innings with five hits and three runs allowed and four strikeouts.
Michael Robideau went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead the Hawks in hits as the team collected six overall. Perth racked up ten of their own as Benn Watson, Driessen and Ethan Oliphant all collected multiple hits.
Perth is still looking for a win while Gosnells has a 1-2-1 record.
Carine Cats 2 v Rockingham Rams 13
Carine watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in a 13-2 loss to Rockingham on Sunday. The Rams scored on a sacrifice fly by Dion Davey, a single by Stuart Sara, a double by Chase Diggins and a single by Thomas Flynn in the second inning.
The Cats struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively, giving up 13 runs, including five in the second. Davey's sac fly scored one run and Sara singled on a 1-0 count to score another. Diggins doubled on a 1-0 count, scoring two runs, and Flynn singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.
The Rams added six more in the ninth when Corbin Todd, Diggins, and Flynn drove in runs.
Brock Molloy was on the pitcher's mound for Rockingham, throwing seven innings with three hits, two runs and 12 strikeouts.
Jacob Stanton threw two innings for Carine, allowing seven hits and five runs while striking out one and walking zero. Jeff Chandler, Tarrant Reimers, and Lincoln Kempton each contributed in relief for the Cats.
Cameron Landy, Bailey Kempton, Chase Mitchell, Cody Holt, and Sam Kempton each collected one hit for Carine.
The Rams tallied 20 hits in total as Diggins, Cayden Nicoletto, Flynn, Dave Nichols and Sara all racked up multiple hits. Diggins led the team with six hits in six at bats.
Rockingham improved to 3-1 while Carine is 1-3.
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