The second 2021/22 State League 1 Gala Weekend got underway on Saturday with four action-packed games. Sunday has a full schedule too as teams look to start the season off strong.
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Check out recaps from games on Saturday 9 October:
Gosnells 2 v Rockingham 6
Gosnells Hawks got their offense started in the second on a sacrifice fly from Luke Houston.
Rockingham scored three runs in the seventh inning thanks to singles from Rui Harrison and Mitchell Field and a fielder's choice by Jeff Wishart.
Zachary Gomersall was the winning pitcher for Rockingham, going five innings, allowing one run on three hits, and striking out one. Wishart and Josh Eddy entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close it out in relief. Wishart recorded the last four outs to earn the save.
Kane Silvi took the loss for the Hawks after going three innings and allowing three runs on five hits with two strikeouts.
Adam Millson started the game for the Hawks. The righthander went three innings, allowing zero runs on three hits, striking out one and walking zero
Joshua Silvi had a four bagger in the sixth inning for the Hawks on a 2-for-3 day at the plate.
Rockingham had 13 hits in the game, including Field's 3-for-4 perfomance and multiple hits for David Nichols, Samuel Sheppard, Finlay Duncan, and Gomersall.
Rockingham is 1-2 and plays the Swans next weekend while the Hawks will look for their first win against Morley.
Rockingham 2 v Wembley 5
Rockingham fell behind early and couldn't come back in a 5-2 loss to Wembley on Saturday.
The Magpies opened the scoring in the first with a double by Nick Alexiou and a single by Alex Osuchowski.
Chris Crawford pitched Wembley to victory. The pitcher allowed six hits and two runs over six innings, striking out three.
Brock Molloy took the loss for Rockingham. Molloy went five innings, allowing five runs on seven hits and striking out five.
Jeff Wishart went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Rockingham in hits while Wembley's Joris Van Ballegooy went 2-for-3.
1-1 Wembley plays Perth on Sunday and 1-2 Rockingham plays the Swans next week.
Braves 6 v Morley 2
The Braves took home a 6-2 victory over Morley on Saturday, firing up the offense in the first inning on Tim Kennelly's sac fly.
The Braves put up three runs in the fifth inning with a big home run from Ben Drew.
Todd Hatcher started the game for the Braves. The pitcher went three and two-thirds innings, allowing two runs on one hit and striking out three.
Flynn McGahan pitched the Braves to victory, lasting two and a third innings, allowing two hits and zero runs while striking out four and walking one. Sam Kennelly threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.
Brendan Sing took the loss for Morley. The hurler surrendered six runs on nine hits over five innings, striking out four and walking one.
The Braves racked up nine hits in the game as Kennelly went 3-for-3 and Jack Rigden had managed multiple hits too.
Mark Hannah led Morley with two hits in three at bats.
0-1 Morley plays the Swans on Sunday and the Braves take a 2-1 record into a game against the Swans too.
South Perth 0 v Wanneroo 13
South Perth watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in a 13-0 loss to Wanneroo on Saturday. The Giants scored on singles by Byron Armstrong and Dawson Summers, a double by Owen Pilcher, and a groundout by Daniel Stephenson in the first inning.
One bright spot for the Cubs was a single by Adam Barbarich in the first inning.
Tom Bailey started the game for the Giants. The righty went three innings, allowing zero runs on one hit, striking out five and walking zero.
Callum Schipp took the win for Wanneroo. The pitcher lasted two innings, allowing one hit and zero runs while striking out one.
Lucas John took the loss for the Cubs. The pitcher surrendered six runs on eight hits over three innings, striking out one and walking one.
Barbarich led South Perth with two hits in two at bats while Wanneroo racked up 11 hits in the game, including multiple from Nicholas Riley, Summers, and Courtney Jones. Nick Irwin made the most plays with seven as Wanneroo didn't commit any errors in the field.
1-1 South Perth plays Vic Park on Sunday while 1-0 Wanneroo plays Carine.
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