Photo: Carine Cats Baseball Club
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Morley 6, Rockingham 3
Rockingham Rams stayed in it until the end, but Morley Eagles pulled away late in a 6-3 victory on Friday. The game was tied at three with Morley batting in the top of the sixth when Matt Dixon drew a walk, scoring one run.
Morley opened up scoring in the first inning. Jayson Miller singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run.
In the bottom of the third inning, Rockingham tied things up at three. Tomas Swinson hit into a fielder's choice, scoring one run.
The Rams tallied three runs in the third inning with RBIs from Vinnie Tarantola, Donnie Stone, and Swinson.
Kodai Hamaya pitched Morley to victory. The hurler surrendered three runs on four hits over six innings, striking out nine. Lochy Southee threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen, recording the last three outs to earn the save.
Tarantola took the loss for Rockingham. The southpaw lasted five and a third innings, allowing nine hits and six runs while striking out five.
Jesse Sequeira led Rockingham with two hits in four at-bats.
Morley collected nine hits. Josh Silvi and Miller each had multiple hits for Morley. Silvi went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the team in hits.
Braves 7, Swan Districts 1
Swan Districts Swans watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in a 7-1 loss to Braves on Saturday. Braves took the lead on a home run in the second inning.
Braves scored five runs in the seventh inning as Josh Kennelly, Beches, and Tucker Smith all drove in runs.
Smith got the win for Braves, allowing four hits and one run over seven innings, striking out 15 and walking zero.
Dillian Clarkson took the loss for Swan Districts. The hurler allowed seven hits and seven runs over six and a third innings, striking out two.
Anthony Daniele, Daniel Johnston, Demias Jimerson, and Dustin Brown each managed one hit to lead Swan Districts.
Smith led Braves with two hits in three at-bats.
Braves 8, Swan Districts 4
Braves scored four runs in the ninth inning thanks to a walk by Luke Taylor and a double by Jack Rigden.
Daniel Schmidt got the win for Braves. The southpaw surrendered one run on six hits over seven innings, striking out six and walking zero. Flynn McGahan and Campbell Froude entered the game out of the bullpen to pitch in relief.
Joshua Harvey took the loss for Swan Districts. The pitcher lasted seven and a third innings, allowing eight hits and four runs while striking out two.
Swan Districts totaled nine hits. Demias Jimerson and Anthony Daniele had two hits apiece while the team didn't commit a single error in the field. Brody Clarkson had the most chances with eight.
Braves tallied 11 hits in the game. Ben Drew and Rigden all managed multiple hits.
Gosnells 8, South Perth 7
A walk-off single led Gosnells Hawks past South Perth Souths 8-7 on Saturday. Gosnells trailed 7-6 in the bottom of the ninth inning when Robin Adamson singled on a 0-2 count, scoring two runs.
Both offenses were strong at the plate as Gosnells collected eight hits and South Perth had ten in the high-scoring affair.
South Perth opened up scoring in the first inning. Joshua Rawlinson was hit by a pitch, driving in a run.
Gosnells tallied three runs in the eighth inning with RBIs from Eli Von Garsen, Jamie White, and Riley Hall.
South Perth scored three runs in the third inning, led by Adam Barbarich, Rawlinson, and Jai Hewitt, all sending runners across the plate.
Hall earned the win for Gosnells. The pitcher surrendered one run on two hits over three and a third innings, striking out three.
Rawlinson took the loss for South Perth. The pitcher lasted one-third of an inning, allowing two hits and two runs while walking one.
Jack Burt started the game for Gosnells. The righthander lasted five and two-thirds innings, allowing eight hits and six runs while striking out five.
Caleb Goodwin started the game for South Perth. The bulldog surrendered one run on two hits over five innings, striking out five.
Gosnells totaled eight hits in the game. Adamson went 3-for-5 and White had multiple hits, too.
South Perth collected ten hits. Kent Fitzgibbons, Rawlinson, Max Wheeler, and Haden Keller all managed multiple hits as the defense didn't commit a single error. Cam Landy had the most chances in the field with eight.
Morley 5, Perth 1
Lachy Southee earned the win for Morley Eagles. He surrendered one run on zero hits over four and two-thirds innings, striking out four. Lachlan Waite threw one and one-third innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Guillaume Dupont-Duguay took the loss for Perth. The pitcher surrendered four runs on 13 hits over seven innings, striking out six.
Adam Millson started the game for Morley. The pitcher surrendered zero runs on one hit over three innings, walking zero.
Jordano Vivona went 1-for-1 at the plate to lead Perth in hits.
Morley collected 14 hits on the day. Aaron Bonomi, Kieran Chapman, Matt Dixon, Luke Hughes, and Josh Silvi each collected multiple hits for Morley as the team didn't commit a single error. Chapman had the most chances in the field with 12. The Eagles also tore up the base paths, as two players stole at least two bases. Hughes led the way with two.
Wanneroo 1, Vic Park Belmont 0
Wanneroo Giants defeated Victoria Park Belmont 1-0 on Sunday as two pitchers combined to throw a shutout. Yuichi Shiota induced a groundout from Josh Paull to finish off the game.
The pitching was strong on both sides. Wanneroo pitchers struck out six, while Vic Park Belmont pitchers sat down three.
Wanneroo got their offense started in the first when Nicholas Riley hit a solo homer.
One bright spot for Vic Park Belmont was a double by Ryan Boyer in the second inning.
Tom Bailey earned the victory on the hill for Wanneroo. The pitcher lasted eight innings, allowing four hits and zero runs while striking out six. Shiota threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen, recording the last three outs to earn the save.
Matthew Martin took the loss for the Reds, giving up six innings, allowing one run on three hits and striking out three.
Riley led Wanneroo with three hits in four at-bats.
The Reds racked up five hits. Cole Jenkins and Boyer had two hits apiece as the Reds were sure-handed and didn't commit a single error. Jack Smalpage made the most plays with ten.
Carine 4, Wembley 3
Carine Cats scored more runs than Wembley Magpies, taking the victory on Sunday to the tune of 4-3.
Jordan Power was the winning pitcher for Carine, allowing three hits and zero runs over five innings, striking out nine.
Nick Alexiou took the loss for Wembley. Alexiou lasted six and a third innings, allowing zero hits and zero runs while striking out eight.
Chris Crawford started the game for Wembley. He surrendered three runs on five hits over three and a third innings, striking out four.
Conor Lourey started the game for Carine. Lourey lasted five innings, allowing seven hits and three runs while striking out seven.
Carine tallied one home run on the day as Lourey had a homer in the fourth inning.
Cooper McDonnell, Joel Hughes, Lourey, Andre Bello, and Tarrant Reimers each collected one hit for Carine as the team didn't make any errors. Joshua Davies made the most plays with 17.
Wembley saw the ball well today, racking up ten hits in the game. Henry Kellen, Riley Spring, Joshua Houston, and Lukas Bickel all managed multiple hits for Wembley. The team was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error as Matic Lesnjak had the most chances with 13.
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Please join us to celebrate the 2022/23 season at the Baseball WA Awards Night!
Where: Pan Pacific - River Ballroom
Date: Tuesday, 4 April 2023
Guest Arrival: 6:30PM - Event Start: 7:00PM
Dress: Cocktail Attire
Tickets: $93.50 inc GST per person. Included in the ticket will be a 2-course meal, with a cash bar available on the night.
Please contact your clubs to secure a ticket. Hope to see you there!
Baseball WA is excited to announce host clubs and dates for the 2022/23 Senior Finals Series.
“We are very excited to be working with Gosnells to make this the biggest grand final series yet,” Baseball WA Lachlan Dale said. “Thank you to Gosnells, Rockingham, Vic Park Belmont, and Wanneroo for stepping up to the plate to host this year’s finals.”
“It’s fantastic to have finals at club venues to showcase grassroots baseball in the community. This is an awesome opportunity for clubs to rally local stakeholders, partners, tee-ball clubs, councils, and sponsors to get involved and show their support.”
Check out the latest fixtures as we head into the last few weeks of the season before finals: https://www.baseballwa.com.au/state-baseball-league.html
Congratulations to our WA players named to the 2023 U18 National Junior Squad! Well done Joshua Davies, Brayden Moyle, Jai Hewitt, Sam Gooch, and Cruze Brendon!
The National Junior Squad will commence their World Cup preparation at the conclusion of the summer season, which will culminate in a selection camp to be held in August. Complementing the named squad will be a shadow squad of players that will continue to prepare across the winter. Based on the development of the shadow squad players, there will be additional invitations for the selection camp throughout the year.
Read the full story HERE.
Baseball WA's Community Baseball League - North vs South Knock Out Cup Tournament starts this Sunday 26 February 2023.
The tournament will run over four weeks for each of the three divisions. Check out the brackets below and view full GameChanger fixtures for Division 1, Division 2, and Division 3.
Best of luck to everyone taking part in the CBL Knock Out Cup!
View the Community Baseball League GameChanger hub HERE.