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The 2021/22 State League 1 season continued on Thursday night as Gosnells and Braves faced off, with the Braves coming out on top 12-7 thanks to an early lead.
Gosnells took a 1-0 lead in the first but the Braves scored 10 in the second thanks to singles from Cody Parkinson, Geoff Kerr, Jordan Dyer, Tim Kennelly, Sam Kennelly, and Masato Nishio.
The Hawks scored five of their own in response during the second inning as the team went on to collect 11 hits total. Unfortunately for the Hawks, they gave up 14 hits to the winning side.
The next few innings were quiet before the Braves scored one in the top of the sixth on a Ben Drew single. Gosnells answered with an RBI double from Louis Scaramella but they still couldn't catch up.
Righthander Ryan Nuttall led the Braves to victory on the mound with zero runs, two hits, two strikeouts, and one walk in an inning of work. Daniel Schmidt and Kennelly helped close the game out in relief.
Todd Hatcher started the game for the Braves, going four innings with six runs on seven hits and eight strikeouts.
Drew, Parkinson, Dyer, and Kennelly all had multiple hits for the Braves, while on the Gosnells side, Adamson, Silvi, and Wisby had two hits apeice.
Gosnells is 0-2 heading into next weekend's games against Rockingham and Perth, while the 1-0 Braves play South Perth at Empire Ballpark on Sunday with a 1:30pm start.
The 2021/22 Baseball WA State League 1 season got underway on Wednesday night as Gosnells Hawks and Victoria Park Belmont Reds took to the field at Empire Ballpark.
The Hawks couldn't hold up against the Reds as Vic Park won 10-1. Mathew Martin led the Reds to victory on the mound, allowing four hits and one run over six innings, striking out three and walking zero. Corey Brown threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.
Kane Silvi took the loss for Gosnells. The righthander lasted four and two-thirds innings, allowing five hits and seven runs while striking out four. Lee Wisby led the Hawks with two hits in three at bats.
The seven-run fifth was led by Jayden Mitchell's lead-off double and Jack Smalpage’s RBI single. Zac Meloncelli’s knocked in two runs on a base hit and Ryan Boyer doubled to bring in two more. Mitchell went on to add a third hit with a solo homer to start the seventh.
The Reds collected nine hits as Mitchell went 3-for-3 and Meloncelli had 4 RBIs. The winning side didn't commit a single error in the field as Smalpage led the way with six chances.
Gosnells return to Empire Ballpark Thursday night to take on the Braves while the Reds play Perth on Sunday.
Click HERE for full State League 1 fixtures and results, with 10 more games at Empire Ballpark over the weekend.
Baseball WA is accepting applications for a full-time Development Officer, commencing in October 2021.
Please click HERE to read the position description and application requirements.
Applications should be sent to email@example.com by 8 October 2021. Applicants should include their resume and a cover letter explaining their experience and why they meet the criteria.
Baseball WA is pleased to confirm the schedule for the 2021 Schools Baseball Competition, which will take place across four days in November.
The tournament calendar includes:
After the success of the 2020 Schools Baseball Competition pilot program, we are excited to welcome six primary and six secondary schools to this year’s extended tournament format.
Schools have been placed into divisions based on school size, student experience and past tournament performance.
Click HERE to view the full schedule.
West Australian Liam Hendriks created a slice of Chicago White Sox history on Friday morning, becoming the first pitcher in franchise history to record 30-plus saves and 100-plus strikeouts in a season.
The two-time MLB All-Star entered in a non-save situation in the eighth having not pitched since Sunday morning and struck out the side on 16 pitches as the White Sox went down to the Los Angeles Angels 9-3 at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Hendriks hit the 100 strikeout milestone for the second time in his career with his second punchout of the day.
The former Perth Heat pitcher recorded 124 in 2019 with the Oakland Athletics.
Hendriks became the first White Sox reliever since Keith Foulke fanned 123 in 1999 to hit the milestone.
He became the fifth reliever in franchise history to achieve the feat.
Hendriks leads all Major League relievers with 101 strikeouts this season. He has issued just seven walks in 64 innings.
The White Sox lead the American League Central by 11 games over the Cleveland Indians.