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There are just a few weeks to go before the break as the 2021/22 State League 1 season continues. Morley is 12-2, Wanneroo is 11-2, and the Braves are 11-4 while Swan Districts and Victoria Park Belmont round out the top five.
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Read recaps from this past week:
Morley Eagles 5 v 0 South Perth Cubs
Morley Eagles defeated South Perth 5-0 on Wednesday night as four pitchers combined to throw a shutout. Brendan Sing induced a fly out from Jake Bowey to finish off the game.
A single by Max Wheeler in the first inning was a positive for the Cubs.
Riley Franklin was credited with the victory for Morley, giving up zero runs on one hit over two innings, striking out one and walking one. Sing and Cody Holt entered the game out of the bullpen to pitch in relief.
James Watson took the loss for South Perth. The pitcher lasted one-third of an inning, allowing one hit and one run.
Josh Silvi started the game for Morley. The fireballer allowed three hits and zero runs over two innings, striking out three and walking zero.
Will Sherriff started the game for the Cubs, giving up no runs or hits in two innings, striking out two and walking zero.
Morley tallied one home run on the day with Alex Hall's homer in the fifth inning.
Hall went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead the Eagles in hits as the team didn't commit a single error in the field. Hall had the most chances in the field with seven.
Wheeler led South Perth with two hits in four at bats.
South Perth is 6-9 and plays at Gosnells for a doubleheader in the next round.
Wanneroo 15 v Rockingham 0
Frazer Brice shut down Rockingham Rams, throwing a complete game shutout and leading Wanneroo Giants to a 15-0 victory on Friday.
Byron Armstrong drove in five runs, going 2-for-3 at the plate. He drove in two runs on a double in the first, a single in the second, a fielder's choice in the third, and a walk in the fourth.
Wanneroo put up six runs in the fourth inning with RBIs from Blake Monaghan, Owen Pilcher, Jay Reynolds, Armstrong, Jackson Riley, and Jacob Santich.
One bright spot for Rockingham was a double by Finlay Duncan in the third inning.
Brice led the Giants to victory on the hill. The pitcher surrendered zero runs on one hit over four innings, striking out four and walking one.
Zachary Gomersall took the loss for Rockingham. The bulldog lasted three innings, allowing eight hits and nine runs while striking out one.
Wanneroo collected ten hits with two apiece for Dawson Summers and Armstrong. Wanneroo didn't commit a single error in the field as Courtney Jones had the most chances with four.
Duncan led Rockingham with one hit in two at bats.
Wanneroo 10 v Braves 0
Wanneroo Giants defeated the Braves 10-0 on Sunday as two pitchers combined to throw a shutout. Conor Lourey induced a groundout from Lachlan Russell to finish off the game.
Wanneroo fired up the offense in the second inning as Dawson Summers grounded out, scoring one run.
The Giants then scored three runs in the third inning, led by Byron Armstrong and Nick Irwin, all sending runners across the plate with RBIs.
One bright spot for the Braves was a single by Jack Rigden in the fourth inning.
Tom Bailey earned the victory on the mound for Wanneroo. The righthander surrendered zero runs on three hits over seven innings, striking out six and walking zero. Lourey threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.
Daniel Schmidt took the loss for the Braves, allowing seven hits and five runs over three and two-thirds innings, striking out two.
Wanneroo tallied 18 hits as Ben King went 4-for-5 and Owen Pilcher, Summers, Daniel Stephenson, Courtney Jones, Armstrong, and Irwin all had multiple hits too. The Giants didn't commit a single error in the field as Irwin had the most chances with nine.
11-2 Wanneroo heads to Wembley for a doubleheader on Sunday as the 11-4 Braves hit the road to take on Morley at Crimea Park.
Carine 1 v Perth 2
Carine Cats watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in a 2-1 loss to Perth on Sunday.
Perth took the lead on a walk by Jordano Vivona in the first inning, although the pitching was strong on both sides with Perth striking out six and Carine pitchers striking out two.
Matteo Pizziconi was credited with the victory for Perth. The southpaw went four and a third innings, allowing zero runs on two hits with four strikeouts. Jake White threw one and two-thirds innings in relief out of the bullpen, recording the last five outs to earn the save.
Cameron Landy took the loss for Carine. The hurler lasted four innings, allowing two hits and two runs while striking out two.
Chase Mitchell, Braydin Horsley, Carlos Salas, Jacob Stanton, and Landy all had one hit for Carine as Stanton made the most plays with nine on a clean fielding day.
Carine 6 v Perth 5
Carine Cats seized victory in dramatic fashion, thanks to a walk-off error at the end of the game to topple Perth. The game was tied at five with Carine batting in the bottom of the tenth when an error scored one run.
Perth scored three runs in the fifth inning, but Carine still managed to pull out the victory. Perth's three-run fifth was led by RBIs from Brayden Moyle and Edgar Mundarain.
Carine tied things up at five in the bottom of the eighth when Carlos Salas doubled on a 1-0 count, scoring two runs.
Tarrant Reimers earned the win for Carine. The fireballer surrendered zero runs on one hit over two innings, striking out three and walking zero. Tom Hartley and Declan Phillips entered the game out of the bullpen.
Darcy Heppleston started the game for Perth. The righty went seven innings, allowing five runs on eight hits, striking out five and walking one.
Jacob Stanton started the game for Carine, giving up four runs on six hits over four and two-thirds innings, striking out one and walking one.
Carine had 11 hits in the game. Reimers, Hartley, and Braydin Horsley each managed multiple hits as Reimers went 3-for-5 at the plate to lead the way.
Perth collected seven hits on the day including multiple for Matt Sibley, White, and Brady Oliphant.
Next up, Perth hosts Rockingham for a doubleheader at Inglewood Oval, while Carine takes on Gosnells at Empire Ballpark on Wednesday night.
Victoria Park Belmont 4 v Wembley 2
Victoria Park Belmont Reds snagged a late lead in the first game of the doubleheader to defeat Wembley Magpies 4-2. It was tied at two with the Reds batting in the bottom of the fifth when Jack Smalpage doubled on a 3-1 count, scoring two runs.
Mathew Martin was on the mound for Vic Park, throwing five and two-thirds innings, allowing two runs on four hits and striking out five.
Chris Crawford threw for Wembley, surrendering four runs on eight hits over five and a third innings, striking out six.
The Reds tallied eight hits on the day including two apiece for Joshua Greenham, Josh Paull, and Smalpage.
Victoria Park Belmont 14 v Wembley 4
Even though Victoria Park Belmont Reds gave up three runs in the sixth inning, they still defeated Wembley Magpies 14-4 on Sunday.
The Reds got on the board in the second inning when Chris Dawson singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run. They pulled away for good with two runs in the fourth inning as Dawson doubled on a 3-1 count, scoring one run and Zak Meloncelli drew a walk, scoring one run.
Vic Park kept up the scoring, adding six in the fifth with contributions from Roy Hotveldt, Meloncelli, Dawson, Ryan Boyer, and Joshua Cosgrove.
The Magpies' rally in the sixth was led by Nick Alexiou, Michael Albertini, and Jose Miguel Fuentes with RBIs.
Andrew Hurrelbrink got the start for the Reds, throwing five and two-thirds innings, allowing four runs on three hits and striking out one.
Alexiou toed the rubber for Wembley. The righty surrendered three runs on five hits over four innings, striking out six. Riley Spring, Bradley Tate, and Albertini each contributed in relief for the Magpies.
The Reds totaled ten hits in the game as Jack Smalpage went 3-for-5 and Dawson had multiple hits too.
Spring went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Wembley in hits.
Now 9-6-1, Vic Park hosts Swan Districts this coming Sunday while Wembley takes on Wanneroo at home.
Gosnells 1 v Swan Districts 3
Both teams were strong on the pitcher's mound on Sunday, but Swan Districts was just a little bit stronger at the plate in a close victory over Gosnells Hawks.
The Hawks fired up the offense in the second inning. Taj Varga hit into a fielder's choice, scoring one run.
Dillan Clarkson was the winning pitcher for the Swans, allowing three hits and one run over six innings, striking out seven. Brody Clarkson threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen, recording the last three outs to earn the save.
Jack Burt started the game for Gosnells and recorded 21 outs during seven innings of three-run baseball with seven hits and 11 strikeouts.
Robin Adamson, Patrick Frezza, Liam Collins, Luke Houston, and Louis Scaramella each collected one hit to lead the Hawks in hits. Gosnells didn't commit a single error in the field as Houston had the most chances with ten.
Swan Districts totaled seven hits in the game as Dylan Bojarski led with three hits in four at bats. Dan Carter and Lewdon Te Mara had multiple hits too as the Swans were sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Te Mara had the most chances with seven.
Gosnells 18 v Swan Districts 13
In the second game of the doubleheader, Gosnells Hawks jumped out to an early lead over Swan Districts Swans to take home an 18-13 victory. The Hawks scored Louis Scaramella's walk in the first inning and a single in the second.
Both offenses were strong at the plate as Gosnells collected 12 hits and Swan Districts 20 in the high-scoring affair.
Gosnells took the lead for good with three runs in the second inning. In the second, Scaramella singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs.
The Hawks notched six runs in the third inning with RBIs from Robin Adamson, Liam Collins, Jack Burt, and Taj Varga.
Jamie White earned the victory on the hill for the Hawks after going five innings, allowing two runs on five hits, and striking out three.
Tyson Noel took the loss for the Swans. The lefty lasted two and a third innings, allowing five hits and 11 runs while striking out three.
Patrick Frezza started the game for Gosnells, giving up 11 runs on 15 hits over four innings.
The Hawks tallied 12 hits as Collins went 3-for-4 and Scaramella, Varga, Adamson, and Maclin Berry all had multiple hits too. Burt made the most plays with six in an error-free game for Gosnells.
Swan Districts had 20 hits in the game. Dan Carter, Daniel Johnston, Matt Ward, Dylan Bojarski, Maddux Stivey, and Trent Daniele all managed multiple hits as Carter led the way with five hits in six at bats.
The Swans are 9-5-1 and head to Vic Park for next Sunday's doubleheader while the 7-7 Hawks play Carine at Empire Ballpark on Wednesday night.
Morley 9 v Rockingham 1
Morley Eagles easily did away with Rockingham Rams 9-1 on Sunday.
Alex Hall singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run for the Eagles in the first. They added three in the second with a triple by Aaron Bonomi and a groundout by Hall.
Adam Millson pitched Morley to victory. The hurler surrendered zero runs on four hits over seven innings, striking out five and walking zero. Kieran Chapman and Brendan Sing entered the game out of the bullpen.
Brock Molloy took the loss for Rockingham, giving up eight runs on five hits over six innings, striking out six.
Hall, Cody Holt, Bonomi, Adrian Blount, Mark Hannah, Chapman, and Mitchell Schofield each collected one hit to lead Morley.
Rockingham collected six hits including multiple for Thomas Flynn and Zachary Gomersall.
Morley has a 12-2 record going into a home doubleheader v the Braves while Rockingham heads to Perth on the weekend.
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