There was plenty of exciting baseball action over the past week as the State League 1 competition heats up. Morley remains undefeated at the top of the ladder at 5-0 while Wanneroo and South Perth aren't far behind with 4-1 records.
Check out recaps from this past week and view fixtures, results and standings HERE.
Carine Cats 5 v South Perth Cubs 8
South Perth jumped out to an early lead over Carine to take home an 8-5 victory on Friday night.
The Cubs scored on a single by Jake Bowey, walks from Caleb Goodwin, Kent Fitzgibbons and Rheyei Watanabe, and a single by Adam Barbarich in the first inning.
Luke Mann was on the mound for South Perth, throwing six innings and allowing five runs on 12 hits with three strikeouts.
Bailey Kempton was on the pitcher's mound for Carine, giving up two hits and five runs over two-thirds of an inning with one strikeout. Jeff Chandler and Sam Kempton entered the game as relief, throwing four innings and one inning respectively.
Barbarich went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead South Perth in hits. The Cubs didn't commit a single error in the field and Bowey had the most chances with eight.
Carine racked up 12 hits, with Chandler and Andre Bello having two apiece.
South Perth Cubs 18 v Carine Cats 8
Jake Bowey had a busy day at the plate on Sunday, smacking four hits in South Perth's 18-8 victory over Carine. Bowey singled in the first, singled in the third, doubled in the fifth and homered in the sixth.
The Cubs collected 17 hits overall while Carine was kept to just four in the high-scoring affair.
Carine scored four runs in the seventh inning thanks to RBIs from Cameron Landy, Lincoln Kempton and Bailey Kempton.
Tyler Paull earned the victory on the mound for the Cubs, giving up four runs on four hits over five innings, walking one. Connor Chehab and Caleb Goodwin entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close it out in relief.
Jacob Stanton took the loss for the Cats after allowing nine hits and five runs over three and a third innings, striking out one and walking one.
South Perth had four home runs on the day from Bowey, Adam Barbarich, Bryce Ruksenas and David Snow. The team had 17 hits on the day in total with Bowey leading the way as he went 4-for-4. Kent Fitzgibbons, Snow, Scott Cornish and David John all had multiple hits too.
Carine Cats SL1 was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error as Andre Bello had the most chances with seven.
This result took South Perth to a 4-1 record, tied for second with Wanneroo, while Carine has a 1-5 record and will look to bounce back against Gosnells after five straight losses.
Gosnells Hawks 7 v Braves Baseball Club 8
The Hawks made a valiant effort to come back from down four runs in the seventh inning, but they fell just short with an 8-7 result in favour of the Braves on Sunday.
The Hawks scored one run on a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning but it wasn’t quite enough to put them over the line. They were right in it until the Braves hit into a fielder's choice in the seventh inning.
The game started with a 2-0 lead for Gosnells thanks to a two-run homer from Liam Collins. The Braves took the lead for good with five runs in the seventh inning. Daniel Choi drew a walk to score a run and Adam Millson induced Joel Beches to hit into a fielder's choice although another run scored.
Jordan Dyer grounded out to score a run and Sam Kennelly doubled on a 0-1 count for an RBI. Then Kevin Clark singled on the first pitch of the at bat, putting another one on the board.
The game wasn’t over yet as the Hawks notched three runs in the eighth inning with an RBI sacrifice fly by Lee Wisby.
Alex Oehme was the winning pitcher for the Braves with three innings of work, giving up four hits and three runs while striking out three and walking one. Cameron Lamb and Kennelly entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close it out in relief. Kennelly recorded the last three outs to earn the save.
Daniel Schmidt started the game for the Braves, covering four innings with two runs allowed on three hits along with four strikeouts and no walks. Joshua Silvi started the game for the Hawks, lasting six innings with ten hits and three runs allowed along with five strikeouts. Jack Burt took the loss.
The Hawks tallied nine hits in the game as Collins and Michael Robideau had three apiece while Robin Adamson had two. The Braves racked up 13 hits thanks to a 5-for-6 day at the plate for Kennelly and multiple hits for Clark and Choi too.
This result put Gosnells at 1-2-2 while the Braves are 3-2 to stay in the top four ahead of weekend games v Carine and Wembley respectively.
Perth Baseball Club 3 v Swan Districts Swans 8
Perth fell behind early and couldn't come back in an 8-3 loss to the Swans on Sunday.
The Swans scored on a home run by Kirk Peacock and a walk by Dan Carter in the second inning. Their big offense supported winning pitcher Dillian Clarkson, who covered six innings with three hits and three runs allowed along with one strikeout. Maddux Stivey threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Matt Durbin took the loss for Perth. The righty surrendered four runs on six hits over seven innings, striking out ten.
Mitch Schofield had a four bagger in the fifth inning for the Swans' second home run of the day, while Dylan Bojarski led the Swans with four hits in five at bats. Edgar Mundarain went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead Perth SL1 in hits.
Swan Districts head into a game v South Perth with a 3-2 record while Perth dropped to 1-5 after this game.
Rockingham Rams 0 v Morley Eagles 14
The Rams fell behind early and couldn't come back in a 14-0 loss to Morley Eagles on Sunday. The Eagles scored on a single by Travis Murphy, a single by Kieran Chapman and a double by Jesse Williams in the first inning.
Rockingham struggled to contain the high-powered opposing offense, giving up 14 runs starting in the fist inning when Murphy singled to drive in two.
A single by Joshua Diggins in the first inning was a positive for the Rams.
Raleigh Pelkonen took the win for the Eagles after giving up just two hits over six scoreless innings, striking out three and walking one. Brendan Sing threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.
Brock Molloy took the loss for the Rams, throwing one and one-third innings, allowing five hits and six runs while striking out two.
Diggins went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead the Rams in hits while the Eagles tallied 15 hits in total on the day. Williams, Ulrich Bojarski, Murphy, Alex Hall, Pelkonen and Chapman all managed multiple hits for the Eagles.
This result allowed Morley to stay undefeated with a 5-0 record while Rockingham is 3-3. Morley plays Perth this weekend and Rockingham plays Swan Districts.
Victoria Park Belmont Reds 2 v Wembley Magpies 1
Victoria Park Belmont nabbed the lead late in the game in a 2-1 victory over Wembley on Sunday. The game was tied at one with the Reds batting in the bottom of the sixth when they pulled ahead for good.
Pitching was strong on both sides, as the Reds struck out 12 and Wembley’s Nick Alexiou sat down 11. The Magpies evened things up at one in the top of the fifth inning when Riley Spring drew a walk, scoring one run but the tie wouldn’t last long.
Corey Brown led the Reds to victory on the hill with just one hit allowed in two and two-thirds scoreless innings. He struck out three and walked one before Matthew Martin threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen, recording the last six outs to earn the save. Andrew Hurrelbrink started the game for the Reds, working four and a third innings, allowing one run on five hits, striking out six and walking one.
Alexiou took the loss for Wembley, throwing eight innings with five hits and two runs allowed along with 11 strikeouts.
The Reds had a homer from Ryan Boyer in the fourth inning while Matthew Reynolds led the team going 3-for-3.
Joshua Houston went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead Wembley’s offense as the defense did not commit a single error, with Adam Van Brakel having 13 chances in the field.
The Magpies will be looking for their first win this weekend against the Braves while Vic Park Belmont has a 2-3 record before playing Wanneroo.
Gosnells Hawks 0 v Perth Baseball Club 1
Matteo Pizziconi didn't allow a single run against Gosnells, throwing a complete game shutout and leading Perth to a 1-0 victory on Wednesday night.
The pitching was strong on both sides with five strikeouts apiece for Pizziconi and Adam Millson. The lefthanded Pizziconi allowed five hits over seven scoreless innings.
Perth got things moving in the first inning on an RBI double from Edgar Mundarain.
A single by Millson in the third inning was a positive for Gosnells Hawks.
Millson took the loss for the Hawks, covering six innings and allowing one run on six hits with five strikeouts and a walk.
Aki Tsukaguchi went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Perth in hits, while Millson did the same for the Hawks.
Gosnells didn't commit a single error in the field. Robin Adamson had the most chances in the field with seven.
Gosnells has a 1-3-2 record and plays Carine this weekend while Perth has a 2-5 record and plays Morley.
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