There were six big games in Harcher State League over the weekend with Rockingham, Victoria Park Belmont, Braves, Wanneroo, Morley, and Carine coming away winners. Wanneroo, Morley, Victoria Park Belmont, Perth, and Swan Districts round out the top five.
Check out GameChanger recaps below and stay tuned to BWA Facebook and Instagram for more updates.
Rockingham Rams 4, UWA Magpies 1
Rockingham Rams were victorious against UWA Magpies 4-1 on Wednesday at Empire Ballpark.
A single by Matthew Reyes on a 3-0 count put UWA Magpies on the board in the top of the first.
Rockingham took the lead in the bottom of the third inning after David Nichols singled, Jesse Neretlis walked, and UW Magpies dropped a third strike, each scoring one run.
Lachlan Cahill earned the win for Rockingham. The starting pitcher allowed three hits and one run over five innings, striking out three and walking four.
William Eastman took the loss for UWA Magpies. The reliever went one inning, allowing four runs on two hits, striking out one and walking four.
Nick Alexiou led things off on the bump for UWA Magpies. The right-handed pitcher allowed zero hits and zero runs over two innings, striking out five and walking two.
Ashton Crouch, Nichols, Darryl Artis, and Neretlis each collected one hit for Rockingham Rams.
Joshua Diggins, Nichols, and Neretlis each drove in one run for Rockingham while Jesse Sequeira took two of the team’s eight walks.
Bass Cooper, Reyes, and Eastman each collected one hit for UWA Magpies. Reyes led UWA Magpies with one run batted in on a 1-for-3 day.
Braves 7, South Perth Souths 1
The bottom of the lineup helped Braves capture a 7-1 victory over South Perth Souths on Sunday at Frankland Park. Geoff Kerr, Liam Collins, and Cody Parkinson combined for four of the team’s seven hits in the victory. They scored one run and drove in two.
Braves opened the scoring in the first after Kevin Clark homered to left field, scoring two runs. They added one run in the second as Parkinson doubled for a 3-0 lead.
Matt Kennelly singled on a 3-0 count to add another Braves run in the third.
Daniel Schmidt earned the win with no hits or runs allowed over three innings, striking out three and walking none. Kennelly also appeared in relief.
Todd Hatcher started the game for Braves, giving up no hits or runs with four strikeouts and a walk in three innings.
South Perth starter Joseph Ranford gave up four hits and four runs in three innings with a strikeout and three walks.
Kerr made the most of his chances at the plate. Braves number nine hitter led the team with two hits in three at-bats.
Clark provided pop in the middle of the lineup with 2 RBIs for the third baseman. Braves had a strong eye at the plate, tallying eight walks for the game with two apiece for Josh Kennelly and Joel Beches. Collins and Jack Rigden stole two bases each.
Simon Baumer, Adam Barbarich, and Cameron Landy each collected one hit for South Perth. Barbarich went 1-for-3 with an RBI while Jaxon Limpus stole two bases. The defense turned two double plays in the game.
Braves have a bye going into the new year and South Perth hosts Carine on Sunday.
Carine Cats 7, Gosnells Hawks 2
Carine Cats were triumphant over Gosnells Hawks 7-2 on Sunday at Carine Regional Open Space. Josh Molen opened the scoring on an RBI single in the second inning.
Carine added one run on a wild pitch in the third, making it 2-0. Gosnells tied it up in the fourth thanks to an error and a walk by Rodney Tennie.
Cats broke up the tie in the bottom of the fifth when Tarrant Reimers singled, scoring two runs. A double by Conor Lourey extended the lead to 5-2.
Reimers earned the win for Carine. He allowed three hits and zero runs over four innings, striking out five and walking three.
Lourey stepped on the mound first for Carine. He gave up three hits and two runs (zero earned) over four innings, striking out seven and walking six.
Gosnells starter Riley Hall allowed three hits and two runs over three and two-thirds innings with five strikeouts and six walks.
John Carlstein pitched one inning of shutout ball for Carine in relief. The lefty gave up zero hits with no strikeouts or walks.
Carine collected nine hits in the game, including two apiece for Reimers and Molen. Josh Davies, Reimers, Lourey, and Molen each drove in one run.
Cats had patience at the plate with nine walks, including two apiece for Cas Silber and Cooper McDonnell. Silber and Reimers also stole multiple bases as Cats swiped nine overall.
Lee Wisby, Robin Adamson, and Maclin Berry each collected two hits for Gosnells. Tennie had one run batted in and three of the team’s nine walks. Gosnells turned two double plays in the game.
Carine heads to South Perth this Sunday while Gosnells play at UWA Magpies.
Morley Eagles 8, Perth 3
Morley Eagles topped Perth 8-3 on Sunday after jumping out to an early lead on Reece Thompson’s 2-RBI double in the first. Sam Abbott singled to score a run an another run scored on a balk to start the game.
Lachlan Waite threw first for Morley. The starting pitcher allowed two hits and zero runs over five innings, striking out three and walking one.
Jake White began the game for Perth, allowing three hits and four runs (three earned) over two innings with a strikeout and three walks.
Brendan Sing pitched two and one-third innings of scoreless ball for Morley in relief, giving up no hits, just one walk and a strikeout.
Abbott went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead Morley in hits while Thompson and Abbott both had 2 RBIs. Morley was patient at the plate, taking 10 walks including two apiece for Luke Hughes, Thompson, and Aaron Bonomi.
Hughes and Bonomi each stole multiple baes for Morley as the team had eight total. The defense was strong too, turning three double plays in the game.
Edgar Mundarain, White, and Jalen McGee each collected one hit for Perth. Mundarain and Kyan Bertolini each drove in one run for Perth as the defense turned two double plays.
Morley has a game at Wanneroo this Sunday and Perth hosts Victoria Park Belmont.
Victoria Park Belmont 17, Rockingham Rams 1
Ryan Boyer went 3-for-5 as Victoria Park Belmont defeated Rockingham Rams 17-1 on Sunday at Forster Park. Boyer hit a home run to left field in the third inning and singled in the fourth and sixth innings.
Mizuki Akatsuka struck out 11 batters on the day. The starting pitcher also surrendered five hits and one run over six innings while walking none.
Vic Park Belmont jumped out to the lead in the bottom of the third inning after Josh Paull doubled, scoring one run, and Boyer homered to left field, scoring three runs. Matthew Martin singled, scoring two runs, and Paull drew a walk, scoring one run.
Reds added five more runs on seven hits in the bottom of the fourth inning. Joshua Greenham homered to left field, scoring two runs, Martin doubled, scoring one run, Paull singled, scoring one run, and Jack Smalpage doubled, scoring one run.
Five more runs came home in the bottom of the sixth when Eddie Satisky singled, Smalpage hit a sacrifice fly, Greenham doubled, and Tyler Paull singled to score two.
Brock Molloy took the loss for Rockingham after throwing two and one-third innings, allowing seven runs on seven hits, striking out two and walking two.
Reds collected 18 hits in the game. Boyer, Greenham, and Paull had three hits each while Satisky and Cody Van Der Graaf had two hits. Taiyo Kurosawa led the side with three walks as the Reds took eight total, plus four stolen bases.
Darryl Artis set the tone at the top of the lineup, leading Rockingham with two hits in three at-bats. Rams turned one double play in the game.
Victoria Park Belmont has a game at Perth on Sunday while Rockingham heads to Swan Districts.
Wanneroo Giants 24, UWA Magpies 7
Ben King drove in four runs on two hits to lead Wanneroo Giants past UWA Magpies 24-7 on Sunday at UWA Spots Park. King homered to left field, scoring three runs in the first inning.
Wanneroo jumped out to an early lead after Jacob Santich doubled, scoring one run, King hit his three-run homer, and Nicholas Riley and Rob Sorensen both followed up with solo homers.
Giants added to their early lead in the top of the second inning after Courtney Jones singled, Riley walked, and Daniel Stephenson hit a sacrifice fly, each scoring one run.
King hit into a fielder’s choice, Riley walked, and Sorensen hit a sacrifice fly to extend the lead in the third. Wanneroo scored again with Daniel Bourke’s solo home run in the sixth.
UWA Magpies scored five runs on five hits in the bottom of the sixth inning. Joris Van Ballegooy doubled, scoring one run, before Adam England and Michael Albertini both singled. Sorensen induced Jacob Davila to hit into a fielder’s choice but two runs scored.
Wanneroo added 10 more runs in the top of the seventh on four hits. A wild pitch scored one run, Stephenson singled, scoring two runs, and Bourke homered to left field, scoring two more. Jones was struck by a pitch, driving in a run, and Riley drew a walk to score another.
Sorensen also drew a walk and Stephenson came back up to single, scoring two more runs.
Tom Bailey opened the game for Wanneroo, giving up one hit and zero runs over three innings with a strikeout and no walks.
UWA Magpies starter Bradley Tate gave up five hits and six runs over two-thirds of an inning with no walks or strikeouts.
Jacob Myer threw one inning of zero-run ball for Wanneroo in relief, giving up no hits or walks with two strikeouts.
Wanneroo tallied 17 hits in the game. Santich led with four hits in six at-bats while Bourke had two home runs in the game. The outfielder went 3-for-6 with two runs scored and three runs batted in.
Stephenson and Riley each drove in five runs for Wanneroo while Jones, King, and Bourke had multiple hits. Riley paced the team with four walks as Giants took 12 total.
UWA Magpies accumulated 10 hits as Bass Cooper went 3-for-3 and Davila and Van Ballegooy each drove in two runs. Joshua Houston had two hits in four at-bats.
UWA Magpies didn’t commit a single error in the field. Riley Spring had the most chances with six.
Wanneroo hosts Morley this coming Sunday and UWA Magpies have a home game vs. Gosnells.
Copyright © 2023 GameChanger Media, Inc. All rights reserved.