Photo: Braves Baseball Club
The 2021/22 State League 1 season continued on Thursday night as Gosnells and Braves faced off, with the Braves coming out on top 12-7 thanks to an early lead.
Gosnells took a 1-0 lead in the first but the Braves scored 10 in the second thanks to singles from Cody Parkinson, Geoff Kerr, Jordan Dyer, Tim Kennelly, Sam Kennelly, and Masato Nishio.
The Hawks scored five of their own in response during the second inning as the team went on to collect 11 hits total. Unfortunately for the Hawks, they gave up 14 hits to the winning side.
The next few innings were quiet before the Braves scored one in the top of the sixth on a Ben Drew single. Gosnells answered with an RBI double from Louis Scaramella but they still couldn't catch up.
Righthander Ryan Nuttall led the Braves to victory on the mound with zero runs, two hits, two strikeouts, and one walk in an inning of work. Daniel Schmidt and Kennelly helped close the game out in relief.
Todd Hatcher started the game for the Braves, going four innings with six runs on seven hits and eight strikeouts.
Drew, Parkinson, Dyer, and Kennelly all had multiple hits for the Braves, while on the Gosnells side, Adamson, Silvi, and Wisby had two hits apeice.
Gosnells is 0-2 heading into next weekend's games against Rockingham and Perth, while the 1-0 Braves play South Perth at Empire Ballpark on Sunday with a 1:30pm start.
Baseball Western Australia
Empire Ballpark, a Smoke-Free venue
Corner Nicholson and Wilfred Roads, Thornlie WA 6108
PO Box 1489, Canning Vale DC WA 6970
Phone: 1300 557 353