After action-packed finals, the 2022/23 BWA Grand Finalists have been crowned across senior competitions.
Congratulations to all winners and well done to everyone on an awesome season!
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State League Reserves: Swan Districts 8, Wanneroo 1
Wanneroo Giants had a tough time generating runs on Sunday, dropping their game with Swan Districts Swans 8-1.
Josh Harvey was on the mound for Swan Districts. Harvey lasted eight and a third innings, allowing six hits and one run while striking out four.
Callum Schipp toed the rubber for Wanneroo. Schipp went six and two-thirds innings, allowing four runs on five hits and striking out five. Rob Sorensen and Xavier Fatai entered the game from the bullpen, throwing one and one-third innings and one inning respectively.
Jackson Riley led Wanneroo with two hits in four at bats.
Swan Districts Swans totaled nine hits in the game. Nick Gillies, Josh Dowling, and Boston Foot each racked up multiple hits.
A Grade: Wanneroo 9, Perth 2
Wanneroo Giants stole the lead late and defeated Perth 9-2 on Sunday. The game was tied at two with Wanneroo batting in the bottom of the fifth when Travis Erdmann's sac fly scored a run.
In the first inning, Wanneroo got their offense started when Brayden Luksa singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run.
Wanneroo tallied four runs in the sixth inning with RBIs from Erdmann and Caleb Christensen.
Tama Pihama was the winning pitcher for Wanneroo. He allowed two hits and two runs over seven innings, striking out nine.
Jacob Heppleston took the loss for Perth, giving up five runs on six hits over four innings, striking out five.
Andrew Walsh went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead Wanneroo in hits.
B Grade: Morley 9, Wanneroo 3
Morley Eagles ran past Wanneroo Giants 9-3 on Sunday. Eagles notched three runs in the sixth inning on a home run by Dale.
Kane Silvi was the winning pitcher for Morley. The righthander allowed one hit and zero runs over two innings, striking out one and walking zero.
Jayden Armstrong took the loss for Wanneroo. The righty went five and a third innings, allowing nine runs on nine hits and striking out five.
Luke Hulbert started the game for Morley. The righty surrendered three runs on six hits over four innings, striking out four and walking zero.
Morley collected nine hits. Shea Jenkins, Lennard Ostaszewskyj, and Dale had two hits apiece.
Andrew Walsh led Wanneroo with two hits in three at bats.
C Grade: Alkimos 7, Wanneroo Orange 2
Alkimos Titans won 7-2 against Wanneroo Giants Orange on Sunday.
Wanneroo got things moving in the first inning, when Daniel Cooper singled on a 2-2 count, scoring two runs.
Alkimos knotted the game up at two in the bottom of the second inning. Jordan Murray grounded out, scoring one run.
Alkimos pulled away for good with two runs in the third inning. Chris Noble grounded out, scoring one run and Nathan Ireton singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run.
Alkimos tallied three runs in the seventh inning with RBIs from Clint Knight, Ireton, and Brett Wishart.
Knight led things off on the mound for Alkimos. The righthander allowed nine hits and two runs over seven innings, striking out six.
Darren Riley started the game for Wanneroo. The southpaw allowed 11 hits and four runs over five innings, striking out one and walking zero. Cameron Choules threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Alkimos scattered 13 hits in the game. Justin Hoen, Wishart, Ireton, and Alex Malihoudis all collected multiple hits. Hoen led the team with three hits in four at bats.
Alkimos was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error as Hoen had the most chances with seven.
Wanneroo had nine hits in the game with multiple for Sam Hewett and Cooper.
D Grade: Willetton 8, Braves 0
Braves watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in an 8-0 loss to Willetton Wildcats on Sunday. Willetton scored on a double by Ryan Griffiths in the first inning and a single by Andrew Freeman in the second inning.
Willetton got things moving in the first inning, scoring two runs when Griffiths doubled.
One bright spot for Braves was a double by Darrell Green in the fifth inning.
Matthew Balt was on the hill for Willetton. The hurler lasted seven innings, allowing two hits and zero runs while striking out 12 and walking zero.
Michael Hardie was on the mound for Braves. The pitcher allowed five hits and five runs over one and two-thirds innings, striking out one. Gus Oosthuizen threw five and a third innings in relief.
Green and Stuart VaughDavies all had one hit to lead Braves.
Willetton collected ten hits on the day. Griffiths led the way with three hits in four at bats while had multiple hits, too.
Willetton stole six bases during the game as two players stole more than one. Balt led the way with three.
The Wildcats were sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Matthew Marinos made the most plays with nine.
Women's Division 1: Braves 11, Wanneroo 3
Braves won big over Wanneroo Giants Orange 11-3 on Sunday.
The Giants got their offense started when an error scored one run, but Braves evened things up at one in the bottom of the first inning when Leah Cornish singled on a 2-0 count, scoring one run.
Braves pulled away for good with three runs in the third inning as Yuki Ishikawa doubled on a 1-2 count.
Braves notched five more runs in the fifth inning with a single by Amanda Mirco, a groundout by Ebony Hinchcliffe, a fielder's choice by Ishikawa, and a double by Caitlin Eynon.
Ishikawa earned the victory on the pitcher's mound for Braves. She lasted six innings, allowing six hits and three runs while striking out three and walking one.
Meaghan Haggart was on the hill for Wanneroo. Haggart went four and a third innings, allowing six runs on four hits and striking out seven. Chloe Atkinson and Kelsey Brennan entered the game from the bullpen, throwing two-thirds of an inning and one-third of an inning respectively.
Cornish, Ishikawa, Mia Davis, Mirco, and Eynon each collected one hit to lead Braves.
Jessica Knight led Wanneroo with two hits in three at bats.
Women's Division 2: Kalamunda 12, Morley 11
It came down to the wire on Sunday, with Kalamunda Rangers taking victory on a dramatic walk-off single in the late innings over Morley Eagles. The game was tied at 11 with Kalamunda batting in the bottom of the fourth when Samantha Vanderputt singled on a 3-1 count, scoring one run.
A five-run lead in the third inning was just enough for Kalamunda to hold off Morley for the victory. Morley scored five runs in their comeback effort on a double by Betsy Mitchell, a triple by Peyton Newman, and a groundout by Sinead Malcolm.
Morley got things started in the first inning. Malcolm grounded out, scoring one run.
Kalamunda scored five runs in the third inning. The offensive onslaught came from singles by Sara Magnuson, Shannon Barnden, and Aimee Martin.
Kaelyn Middler was credited with the victory for Kalamunda. The pitcher surrendered six runs on three hits over three innings, striking out one.
Newman took the loss for Morley. The hurler lasted one and two-thirds innings, allowing four hits and six runs while striking out two.
Martin started the game for Kalamunda. The bulldog surrendered five runs on one hit over one inning.
Mitchell started the game for Morley. The pitcher went one and one-third innings, allowing six runs on one hit.
Barnden, Martin, Sharna Trigg, Magnuson, and Vanderputt each collected one hit to lead Kalamunda.
Newman led Morley with two hits in three at bats.
Community Baseball League Division 1: Willetton 12, Peel 8
Willetton Wildcats ran off with the lead late in the game in a 12-8 victory over Peel Mariners on Sunday. The game was tied at eight with Willetton batting in the bottom of the fifth when Nathan Hughes hit a sacrifice fly to score a run.
Michael Cecchi led Willetton to victory by driving in four runs. Cecchi went 2-for-3 at the plate and drove in runs on a double in the third and a home run in the fifth.
Peel got things started in the first inning, scoring one run when Jack Nankervis singled.
Willetton scored five runs in the third inning with RBIs from Aaron Cockman, Geoff Otterman, Cecchi, and Barry Scholten.
Adam Humble led things off on the mound for Willetton. The pitcher allowed nine hits and eight runs over six innings, striking out five.
Nankervis toed the rubber for Peel. The pitcher went one-third of an inning, allowing two runs on one hit and walking one. Clinton Jack threw four and two-thirds innings in relief.
Willetton hit two home runs on the day. Cockman had a dinger in the first inning and Cecchi homered in the fifth.
Willetton totaled 12 hits in the game. Cockman, Cecchi, and Humble all managed multiple hits as Cockman led with three hits in three at bats.
Peel Mariners racked up nine hits in the game. Walter Washington Jr, Nankervis, and Rhys Waller all collected multiple hits while the team tore up the base paths, with two players stealing twice.
Community Baseball League Division 2: Vic Park 8, Rockingham 2
Victoria Park Belmont Reds won 8-2 over Rockingham Rams on Sunday.
Vic Park scored four runs in the fourth inning with a big hit by Justin Brown.
Joe Dunsire pitched the Reds to victory. The fireballer lasted seven innings, allowing five hits and two runs while striking out 12.
Karl Weeber took the loss for Rockingham. The hurler surrendered five runs on five hits over four innings, striking out one and walking one.
Rockingham tallied one home run on the day. Pieter Steyn had a long ball in the sixth inningand led the team with two hits in two at bats.
Vic Park collected nine hits on the day, including three for David Raven and two for Jason Bulner.
Community Baseball League Division 3: Carine Black 8, Perth 7
Carine Cats Black seized victory in dramatic walk-off fashion, thanks to a walk-off groundout at the end of the game to topple Perth. The game was tied at seven with Carine batting in the bottom of the seventh when Simon Whitehead grounded out, scoring one run.
Carine earned the victory despite allowing Perth to score six runs in the third inning. Perth's offense was led by Rod McTaggert, Rob Ferialdi, Graham Wearing, Jon Mortimer, and Ben Taylor, all knocking in runs in the inning.
The Cats put up three runs in the sixth inning. The rally included Terry George's groundout and an error on a ball put in play by Daniel Hudson.
Bryn Harvey got the win for Carine. The pitcher surrendered one run on four hits over four innings, striking out four and walking one.
Scott Jones took the loss for Perth. The righthander allowed two hits and two runs over one and one-third innings, walking one.
Taylor started the game for Perth. The pitcher surrendered six runs on nine hits over five and a third innings, striking out five.
Kade Harvey started the game for Carine. The bulldog lasted three innings, allowing six hits and six runs while striking out one.
Carine tallied 11 hits on the day as Harvey and David Shea all managed hits.
Harvey led Carine with three hits in three at bats. Dustin Bope led Carine with three stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with seven stolen bases.
Perth collected ten hits. John Delborello and AJ Elliott each collected multiple hits for Perth. Delborello went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead Perth in hits.
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