Photo: Morley Eagles Baseball Club
It was a big weekend for baseball with the 2022/23 BWA Preliminary Finals. Congrats to all winners moving on to grand finals and best of luck to everyone in upcoming games!
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State League Elimination Final: Perth 6, Vic Park 2
Perth nabbed the lead late in the game in a 6-2 victory over Victoria Park Belmont Reds on Friday. The game was tied at two with Perth batting in the bottom of the eighth when Nathan Driessen singled on a 3-2 count, scoring two runs.
Jake White was the winning pitcher for Perth. The pitcher surrendered one run on two hits over three and two-thirds innings, striking out three. Matteo Pizziconi threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Riley Marsh took the loss for Vic Park Belmont. The hurler allowed three hits and five runs over one-third of an inning, walking one.
Guillaume Dupont-Duguay started the game for Perth. The ace surrendered zero runs on six hits over three and a third innings, striking out three and walking one.
Matthew Martin started the game for the Reds. The pitcher allowed two hits and zero runs over seven innings, striking out five.
Perth tallied six hits, with two apiece for Brayden Moyle and Jordano Vivona.
The Reds racked up ten hits on the day. Cole Jenkins went 3-for-3 and Jack Smalpage all managed multiple hits for Vic Park.
State League Reserves: Swan Districts 8, Carine Cats 3
Swan Districts Swans defeated Carine Cats 8-3 thanks to a strong start. Swans scored on a single by Kirk Peacock in the first inning, and a double by Maverick Hamilton and a single by Matt Ward in the second inning.
Josh Harvey was the winning pitcher for Swan Districts, allowing one hit and zero runs over five and a third innings, striking out four.
Simon Fisch took the loss for Carine. The hurler lasted five innings, allowing seven hits and four runs while striking out three and walking one.
Trent Danielle started the game for Swan Districts. The bulldog surrendered three runs on two hits over three and two-thirds innings, striking out four.
The Swans racked up ten hits as Hamilton went 3-for-4 and Peacock had multiple hits, too.
A Grade: Perth 7, Peel 2
Perth beat Peel Mariners 7-2 on Sunday. Perth got on the board in the first inning as Jesse Barron drew a walk, scoring one run.
Perth tallied four runs in the second inning with RBIs from Benn Watson, Barron, Adam Tope, and Jeremy Blab.
Jacob Heppleston was the winning pitcher for Perth. The fireballer lasted six innings, allowing three hits and two runs while striking out three and walking zero.
Liam Anderson took the loss for Peel Mariners. He went one and two-thirds innings, allowing six runs on two hits.
Cameron Tilley went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Perth in hits.
Peel didn't commit a single error in the field as Jayson Brown had seven chances, the most on the team.
B Grade: Wanneroo 13, Vic Park Belmont 1
Jayden Armstrong was clutch at the plate with runners on base, driving in four on three hits to lead Wanneroo Giants past Victoria Park Belmont Reds 13-1 on Sunday. Armstrong drove in runs on a double in the first, a single in the third, and a double in the fifth.
Wanneroo secured the victory thanks to seven runs in the third inning. Armstrong, Brendan Lee, Andrew Walsh, and Gerard Prosper each had RBIs in the frame.
In the first inning, Giants got their offense started as Armstrong doubled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run.
Wanneroo tallied seven runs in the third inning with RBIs from Armstrong, Lee, Walsh, and Prosper.
Armstrong led Wanneroo to victory on the pitcher's mound. The righty surrendered one run on three hits over six innings, striking out 11 and walking one.
Cameron Rivers took the loss for Vic Park. The hurler lasted four and a third innings, allowing 11 hits and ten runs while striking out four.
Wanneroo tallied one home run on the day. Lee went for the long ball in the third inning.
The Giants totaled 15 hits. Armstrong and Mitchell Yeats had three hits while striking out Walsh and Mark Argiropoulos had two.
Wanneroo was sure-handed and didn't commit a single error. Argiropoulos made the most plays with 11.
C Grade: Wanneroo 8, Rockingham 5
Despite allowing three runs in the seventh inning, Wanneroo Giants Orange defeated Rockingham Rams 8-5 on Sunday. Rockingham's offensive firepower was led by Korbyn Wilson and Mitchell Nicoletto, all driving in runs in the frame.
Wanneroo fired up the offense in the first inning. Steven Scott singled on a 2-1 count, scoring two runs.
Cameron Choules pitched Wanneroo to victory. The ace went seven innings, allowing five runs on 12 hits, striking out two and walking zero.
Jeff Wishart took the loss for Rockingham. The pitcher lasted three innings, allowing seven hits and five runs while striking out five and walking one.
Wanneroo racked up nine hits, including two apiece for Choules and Sam Hewett.
Rockingham totaled 12 hits in the game as Wade Felton went 3-for-4 and Lee Darracott and Wishart had multiple hits, too.
D Grade: Willetton 3, Gosnells 1
Both teams were strong on the hill Sunday, but Willetton Wildcats defeated Gosnells Hawks 3-1. Matthew Balt allowed just five hits to Gosnells.
Willetton got on the board in the second inning, scoring two runs when Hunter Summers singled.
Balt pitched Wildcats to victory. The fireballer allowed five hits and one run over seven innings, striking out 11 and walking one.
James Pruntel took the loss for Gosnells. The righthander allowed four hits and three runs over five innings, striking out six.
Summers went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Willetton in hits.
Michael Close led Gosnells with two hits in three at bats.
Women's Division 1: Wanneroo 9, Kelmscott 1
Wanneroo Giants Orange defeated Kelmscott Bulldogs 9-1 on Sunday.
Meaghan Haggart got the start for Wanneroo. The ace lasted four innings, allowing two hits and zero runs while striking out five.
Tamara Bosman led things off on the pitcher's mound for Kelmscott. The pitcher allowed one hit and four runs over one and one-third innings, striking out one. Georgia Butler threw three and two-thirds innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Makayla George and Mackenzie Colgan all had one hit to lead Wanneroo. Kelsey Brennan led Wanneroo with three stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with eight stolen bases.
Women's Division 2: Morley 10, Rockingham 9
Rockingham Rams lost the lead late in a 10-9 defeat to Morley Eagles on Sunday. The game was tied at nine with Morley batting in the top of the fourth when Rochelle Watts grounded out, scoring one run.
Rockingham collected seven hits and Morley had nine in the high-scoring affair.
Rams got things started in the first inning when Deborah Phillips singled on a 3-1 count, scoring two runs.
After Morley scored two runs in the top of the third, Rockingham answered with two of their own. Morley scored when Peyton Newman doubled on a 3-1 count, scoring two runs. Rockingham then answered when Faith Neretlis singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run and Candice Guelfi-Adam singled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run.
Rockingham scored five runs in the second inning. The offensive onslaught by Rockingham was led by Trudy Hargreaves, Harmony Crouch, Heather Neretlis, and Dorota Rehackova, who each had RBIs in the inning.
Newman earned the win for Morley. The bulldog lasted three innings, allowing two hits and two runs while striking out four.
Crouch took the loss for Rockingham. The righthander went one-third of an inning, allowing three runs on four hits and walking zero.
Beyanka Girdlestone started the game for Rockingham. The righty allowed five hits and seven runs over three and two-thirds innings, striking out five.
Betsy Mitchell started the game for Morley. The fireballer surrendered seven runs on five hits over one inning, striking out three and walking one.
Rehackova, Jemima Small, Neretlis, Phillips, Hargreaves, Guelfi-Adam, and Dakota Todd all had one hit to lead Rockingham.
Morley racked up nine hits on the day. Newman and Shelley Lantzke each collected multiple hits. Newman led Morley with three hits in three at bats.
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