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State League 1 has wrapped for the year with Morley, Wanneroo, and Vic Park leading the way at the midseason break, followed by the Braves and Swans.
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Rockingham 9 v Victoria Park Belmont 10
Despite a 7-run deficit in the fourth inning, Rockingham Rams almost came all the way back, eventually falling 10-9 to Victoria Park Belmont Reds on Friday. Rockingham scored six runs in the failed comeback on a double by Sean Garratt in the fifth, a triple by Zachary Gomersall in the fifth, a single by Joshua Diggins in the sixth, and a single by Garratt in the sixth.
Garratt drove in five runners in the loss on a single in the first, a double in the fifth, and a single in the sixth.
Victoria Park captured the lead in the second inning, scoring one run when Chris Dawson singled.
The Reds took the lead for good with seven runs in the fourth inning. Lachlan Ballantyne singled on a 1-2 count, scoring two runs, Roy Hotveldt singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run, Jack Smalpage drew a walk, scoring one run, Ryan Boyer singled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run, and an error scored two more runs.
Rockingham put up four runs in the fifth inning. The big inning was thanks to a triple by Gomersall and a double by Garratt.
Mathew Martin was the winning pitcher for the Reds, allowing four hits and two runs over one inning, striking out one and walking zero. Andrew Hurrelbrink and Curtis Bacon entered the game out of the bullpen to close it out in relief.
Gomersall took the loss for Rockingham. The bulldog surrendered seven runs on five hits over three and a third innings, striking out three.
Corey Brown started the game for the Reds. The bulldog surrendered three runs on five hits over three innings, striking out one and walking zero.
Rockingham racked up 12 hits on the day including three apiece by Garratt and Finlay Duncan.
The Reds racked up nine hits in the game as Boyer and Dawson had two apiece. The team didn't make any errors as Smalpage made the most plays with four.
Morley 3 v Wanneroo 2
Both teams were strong on the mound Sunday, but Morley Eagles defeated Wanneroo Giants 3-2.
Wanneroo got on the board in the first inning with an error, but Morley pulled away for good with three runs in the fourth. Cody Holt's sac fly scored one run, Mitchell Schofield singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run, and Aaron Bonomi laid down a sacrifice bunt, scoring another.
Millson got the win for Morley, giving up two runs on six hits over seven innings, striking out two and walking zero.
Frazer Brice took the loss for Wanneroo. The righthander went three and a third innings, allowing three runs on five hits and striking out three.
Kieran Chapman, Adrian Blount, Holt, Bonomi, Luke Hughes, and Schofield each collected one hit to lead the Eagles.
Courtney Jones went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead the Giants in hits. Wanneroo didn't commit a single error in the field as Jones had seven chances in the field, the most on the team.
Wanneroo 3 v Morley 6
Sunday's night game against Morley Eagles was a heartbreaker for Wanneroo Giants as they lost the lead late in a 6-3 defeat. Morley was down 3-2 in the top of the ninth inning when Ulrich Bojarski singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs.
Wanneroo lost despite out-hitting Morley 11 to eight.
The Giants fired up the offense in the second inning with one run scoring on Daniel Stephenson's sac fly.
Josh Silvi led Morley to victory on the hill. The fireballer allowed three hits and zero runs over three innings, striking out four and walking zero.
Tom Bailey took the loss for Wanneroo. The righty went eight innings, allowing six runs on seven hits, striking out seven and walking one.
Brendan Sing started the game for Morley. The pitcher went six innings, allowing three runs on eight hits, striking out two and walking one.
Wanneroo totaled 11 hits. Stephenson led the way with three hits in three at bats as Jacob Santich and Courtney Jones had multiple hits too.
Kieran Chapman went 2-for-3 at the plate for Morley and also had the most chances in the field with 12.
Morley is 16-2 and Wanneroo is 13-4 going into the break.
Braves 12 v South Perth 3
The Braves defeated South Perth Cubs 12-3 on Sunday thanks in part to Tim Kennelly, who drove in five runners on a home run in the first and a grand slam in the fifth.
The Braves got on the board in the first inning when Jordan Dyer hit a solo homer before putting up five in the fifth inning, led by RBIs from Kennelly and Ben Drew.
Todd Hatcher was the winning pitcher for the Braves. The southpaw surrendered three runs on four hits over five innings, striking out ten. Cameron Lamb and Sam Kennelly entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.
Will Sherriff took the loss for South Perth Cubs SL1. The hurler went one inning, allowing two runs on two hits, striking out two and walking one.
Braves SL1 smacked three home runs on the day. Dyer had a long ball in the first inning. Kennelly put one out in the first and fifth innings.
Braves SL1 racked up 15 hits. Kennelly, Dyer, Joel Beches, Kennelly, and Jack Rigden all collected multiple hits for Braves SL1. Kennelly led Braves SL1 with four hits in five at bats.
South Perth Cubs SL1 scattered six hits in the game. Jaxon Limpus and Jake Bowey each racked up multiple hits for South Perth Cubs SL1.
Carine 2 v Rockingham 7
Carine Cats SL1 lost the lead late in a 7-2 defeat to Rockingham Rams SL1 on Sunday. The game was tied at two with Rockingham Rams SL1 batting in the top of the sixth when Finlay Duncan doubled on a 2-2 count, scoring two runs.
Carine Cats SL1 took an early lead in the second inning. An error scored one run for Carine Cats SL1.
Rockingham Rams SL1 took the lead for good with three runs in the sixth inning. In the sixth Zachary Gomersall's sac fly scored one run for Rockingham Rams SL1.
Rockingham Rams SL1 scored three runs in the seventh inning. Gomersall and Rui Harrison powered the big inning with RBIs.
Brock Molloy was the winning pitcher for Rockingham Rams SL1. The hurler surrendered two runs on five hits over nine innings, striking out 11.
Tarrant Reimers took the loss for Carine Cats SL1. The pitcher surrendered seven runs on 12 hits over seven innings, striking out three.
Andre Bello led Carine Cats SL1 with two hits in four at bats.
Rockingham Rams SL1 collected 13 hits on the day. Harrison and Joshua Diggins each had multiple hits for Rockingham Rams SL1. Harrison went 4-for-5 at the plate to lead Rockingham Rams SL1 in hits.
Perth 3 v Victoria Park Belmont 5
Victoria Park/Belmont Reds SL1 opened up scoring in the first inning, when Jack Smalpage homered on a 1-2 count, scoring two runs.
Perth SL1 knotted the game up at three in the bottom of the fourth inning. Brayden Moyle drew a walk, scoring one run.
Victoria Park/Belmont Reds SL1 pulled away for good with one run in the fifth inning. In the fifth Ryan Boyer doubled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run.
Perth SL1 scored three runs in the fourth inning. Perth SL1 batters contributing to the big inning included Nathan Driessen, Jordan Moore, and Moyle, all driving in runs in the frame.
Daniel Meloncelli got the start for Victoria Park/Belmont Reds SL1. The hurler allowed three hits and three runs over three and a third innings, striking out one.
Jake White led things off on the pitcher's mound for Perth SL1. The righthander went nine innings, allowing five runs on ten hits and striking out nine.
Moore led Perth SL1 with two hits in four at bats.
Victoria Park/Belmont Reds SL1 saw the ball well today, racking up ten hits in the game. Boyer, Roy Hotveldt, and Smalpage each managed multiple hits for Victoria Park/Belmont Reds SL1. Victoria Park/Belmont Reds SL1 was sure-handed and didn't commit a single error. Smalpage made the most plays with 14.
Swan Districts 5 v Wembley 4
Swan Districts Swans SL1 defeated Wembley Magpies SL1 5-4 on Sunday thanks to a walk-off home run. The game was tied at four with Swan Districts Swans SL1 batting in the bottom of the ninth when Bailey-Jay Cooke hit a solo homer.
Swan Districts Swans SL1 earned the victory despite allowing Wembley Magpies SL1 to score three runs in the eighth inning. Wembley Magpies SL1 batters contributing to the big inning included Nick Alexiou, Callan Anderson, and Henry Kellen, all driving in runs in the frame.
In the bottom of the eighth inning, Swan Districts Swans SL1 tied things up at four. Ashton Hamilton drove in two when Hamilton singled.
Maddux Stivey got the win for Swan Districts Swans SL1. Stivey surrendered zero runs on one hit over one and one-third innings, walking zero. Tyson Noel threw two-thirds of an inning in relief out of the bullpen.
Riley Spring took the loss for Wembley Magpies SL1. Spring lasted two and two-thirds innings, allowing five hits and five runs while striking out two and walking one.
Chris Crawford started the game for Wembley Magpies SL1. The hurler went six innings, allowing zero runs on three hits and striking out five Dillan Clarkson started the game for Swan Districts Swans SL1. Clarkson went seven innings, allowing one run on four hits, striking out six and walking one
Swan Districts Swans SL1 hit one home run on the day. Cooke had a dinger in the ninth inning.
Swan Districts Swans SL1 racked up eight hits in the game. Dan Carter and Cooke all managed multiple hits for Swan Districts Swans SL1. Cooke and Carter all had two hits to lead Swan Districts Swans SL1.
Wembley Magpies SL1 collected eight hits. Spring and Alexiou each managed multiple hits for Wembley Magpies SL1. Spring led Wembley Magpies SL1 with three hits in five at bats. Wembley Magpies SL1 was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Alexiou had the most chances in the field with ten.
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West Australian pitcher and Swan Districts player Tyson Noel has committed to Cochise College in Arizona.
Tyson previously represented WA at junior level and competed overseas at the Senior League World Series.
The 17-year-old left hander took part in the National Junior Squad and now looks forward to his future at Cochise, which has produced 13 MLB signings in the past seven years. Tyson hopes this next step will help him reach his goal of attending a four-year college.
"It feels great to commit to college. It has been a long process and I am glad I am going to play at a good program with good coaches," Tyson said. "I am looking forward to working with Coach Nelson and Coach Inglehart to help improve my pitching and also competing at the college level."
Looking ahead to the next few years, Tyson has big plans. "I want to to perform at the CC level so I can move on to a D1 school and then hopefully progress to pro baseball."
Tyson knows none of this would have been possible without the support of his beloved club. "Swan Districts has been great. This is where I learned to love the game. I have had a lot of good coaches and have made a lot of lifelong mates."
From playing in the Cal Ripken World Series twice to representing his hometown in the U16 National Championships and the U18 National Camp, Tyson has made plenty of baseball memories with the help of his family and friends.
"I'd definitely like to thank my mum and dad, Mark Petit, and all the coaches I have been involved with while playing. Also, thanks to Andrew Riddell who has guided me through the process with great support."
Tyson says other baseballers who want to go to college should be prepared to work hard. "Just work as hard as you can and listen and learn from your coaches. It's okay to fail but how you react to it is the important part."
There is one week to go before the break as Morley leads the way with a 14-2 record, followed by Wanneroo at 13-2 and the Braves at 11-6. Victoria Park Belmont and Swan Districts stay in the top five too.
Click HERE for full State League 1 fixtures and results, and follow along with your favourite team on GameChanger.
Check out recaps from this past week:
Carine 12 v Gosnells 11
Carine Cats took Wednesday's game in dramatic fashion with a 12-11 walk-off victory over Gosnells Hawks. The game was tied at 11 with Carine batting in the bottom of the sixth when an error scored one run.
Carine earned the victory despite allowing Gosnells to score eight runs in the first inning with RBIs from Jamie White, Taj Varga, Maclin Berry, Jack Burt and Luke Houston.
The Cats tallied six runs in the fifth inning. The rally was led by a triple by Chase Mitchell, a single by Braydin Horsley, and a sac fly by Cameron Landy.
Tarrant Reimers earned the win for Carine. The fireballer surrendered three runs on four hits over five and a third innings, striking out seven and walking one.
Houston took the loss for Gosnells. The righty lasted four and a third innings, allowing five hits and six runs while walking one.
Declan Phillips started the game for Carine, allowing five hits and eight runs over two-thirds of an inning.
Carine scattered eight hits in the game including two apiece for Horsley and Mitchell. Landy stole two bases as well.
Gosnells tallied nine hits in the game with Berry and Liam Collins leading the way.
Carine is 7-10 and plays Rockingham on Sunday at Carine while Gosnells has the week off.
Wembley 4 v Wanneroo 9
Wembley Magpies fell behind early and couldn't come back in a 9-4 loss to Wanneroo Giants on Sunday afternoon. The Giants scored on a three-run home run by Nick Irwin in the first inning and a error in the second inning.
Wanneroo scored three runs in the fifth inning with a single by Dawson Summers, a fielder's choice by Daniel Stephenson, and a double by Courtney Jones.
Conor Lourey was credited with the victory for Wanneroo. The pitcher lasted five and a third innings, allowing three hits and four runs while striking out nine. Jay Bullingham threw one and two-thirds innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Chris Crawford took the loss for Wembley. The bulldog allowed 11 hits and seven runs over six innings, striking out four.
Wembley smacked two home runs on the day. Riley Spring had a four bagger in the first inning and Nick Alexiou went deep in the sixth.
Jake Willson, Crawford, Alexiou, and Spring each collected one hit to lead the Magpies while Wanneroo totaled 13 hits. Jones went 3-for-4 and Owen Pilcher, Nicholas Riley, Summers, and Irwin all had multiple hits too.
Wembley 3 v Wanneroo 15
Wembley Magpies fell behind early and couldn't come back in a 15-3 loss to Wanneroo Giants on Sunday.
Wanneroo scored in the first on a home run by Ben King and a grand slam by Jacob Santich. Dawson Summers homered in the second to keep up the scoring.
Frazer Brice earned the win for Wanneroo. The righthander went three innings, allowing zero runs on two hits, striking out two and walking one. Tom Bailey threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Michael Albertini took the loss for Wembley. The pitcher lasted two-thirds of an inning, allowing four hits and eight runs.
Jackson Riley started the game for Wanneroo, throwing two innings, allowing one hit and two runs while striking out four.
Joris Van Ballegooy, Jake Willson, Alexiou, Spring, and Joshua Houston all had one hit for Wembley.
King went 4-for-4 to lead Wanneroo in hits while Daniel Stephenson had multiple hits and the most chances in the field with eight.
12-2 Wanneroo plays Morley in a doubleheader on the weekend at home (Mateljan Park). Wembley plays at Swan Districts (Charlie Hodder Field) on Sunday.
Gosnells 3 v South Perth 2
Sunday's game against South Perth Cubs was a heartbreaker for Gosnells Hawks as they lost the lead late in a 3-2 defeat. The game was tied at two with the Cubs batting in the top of the seventh when Caleb Goodwin hit a solo homer.
The pitching was strong on both sides as the Cubs struck out eight and the Hawks sat down seven.
Gosnells got things moving in the second inning when Jack Burt hit a solo homer. After South Perth came back, Burt went on to score the tying run in the fifth by drawing a walk.
Tyler Paull earned the victory on the mound for the Cubs, giving up one run on three hits over three innings, striking out one. Will Sherriff started the game, throwing four innings, allowing five hits and one run while striking out seven and walking one.
Patrick Frezza took the loss for Gosnells, lasting seven innings, allowing seven hits and three runs while striking out seven and walking one.
Gosnells racked up eight hits on the day including two apiece for Travis McIntyre and Luke Houston. The Hawks were sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error as Houston had the most chances with eight.
Gosnells 22 v South Perth 5
Gosnells Hawks fell behind early and couldn't come back in a 22-5 loss to South Perth Cubs on Sunday night. The Cubs scored on doubles by Adam Barbarich and Max Wheeler, walks by Kent Fitzgibbons and Aaron MacDonald, singles by Luke Mann and Barbarich, and a sacrifice fly by Jake Bowey in the first inning.
Lucas John took the win for South Perth. The fireballer surrendered five runs on seven hits over three innings, striking out one. Luke Gozzi threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Nathan Smith took the loss for the Hawks, allowing three hits and eight runs while striking out one in one-third of an inning.
Gosnells totaled seven hits in the game with two apiece for Lee Wisby and Luke Houston. South Perth had 13 hits as Barbarich went 4-for-5 and Wheeler, Patrick Temby, and Jaxon Limpus had multiple hits too.
The Hawks are 7-10 and off until the new year when they play Wanneroo in the first round back. 8-9 South Perth plays at the Braves (Winnacott Reserve) on Sunday.
Victoria Park Belmont 5 v Swan Districts 5
A home run in the seventh inning helped Victoria Park Belmont Reds battle to a 5-5 tie with Swan Districts Swans on Sunday afternoon. Ryan Boyer got things started with a sac fly in the first.
The Reds hit two home runs as Boyer went for the long ball in the fifth inning and Smalpage put one out in the seventh.
Victoria Park Belmont had 11 hits in the game with two apiece for Joshua Greenham, Smalpage, and Roy Hotveldt.
Swan Districts totaled eight hits including multiple for Bailey-Jay Cooke and Dan Carter. The Swans were sure-handed and didn't commit a single error as Carter made the most plays with ten.
Victoria Park Belmont 11 v Swan Districts 3
Victoria Park Belmont Reds defeated Swan Districts Swans 11-3 on Sunday thanks to a timely seven runs in a big sixth inning. This rally included a single by Zak Meloncelli, a home run by Jack Smalpage, a groundout by Lachlan Ballantyne, and a double by Mathew Martin.
Swan Districts got things started in the first inning when Bailey-Jay Cooke homered on a 1-1 count, scoring two runs.
The Reds notched seven runs in the sixth inning with RBIs from Martin, Meloncelli, Smalpage, and Ballantyne.
Daniel Meloncelli led things off on the mound for Vic Park. The fireballer went six innings, allowing three runs on three hits, striking out three and walking zero.
Tyson Noel toed the rubber for the Swans, allowing six hits and four runs over five innings, striking out two. Trent Daniele and Brody Clarkson entered the game in relief, throwing two innings and one inning respectively.
The Reds tallied one home run as Smalpage went deep in the sixth, one of 11 hits total on the day. Smalpage, Meloncelli, and Josh Paull had two hits apiece as the Reds were sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Smalpage made the most plays with 11.
The Swans didn't make any errors either as Cooke had 11 chances.
The Reds are 10-6-2 and play Rockingham at Empire Ballpark on Friday, followed by a Sunday game at Perth.
The Swans are 9-6-2 and host Wembley on Sunday at Charlie Hodder Field.
Perth 6 v Rockingham 2
Perth won 6-2 over Rockingham Rams on Sunday after opening the scoring in the first on a bases-loaded walk from Matt Sibley.
Jake White got the start for Perth. The pitcher allowed seven hits and two runs over seven innings, striking out two and walking one.
Sean Garratt toed the rubber for Rockingham. The bulldog surrendered four runs on one hit over one inning. Mitchell Field and Zachary Gomersall entered the game from the bullpen, throwing four innings and one inning respectively.
Perth tallied seven hits including two apiece for Kyle Francis, Sibley, and Brady Oliphant.
Finlay Duncan led the Rams with three hits in four at bats.
Perth 13 v Rockingham 0
Perth defeated Rockingham Rams 13-0 on Sunday night as two pitchers combined to throw a shutout. Jordan Moore induced a groundout from Ryan Pribicevich to finish off the game.
Perth secured the victory thanks to seven runs in the fifth inning. Kyle Francis, Edgar Mundarain, and Matt Sibley all drove in runs.
Perth fired up the offense in the first inning as an error scored one run.
One bright spot for Rockingham was a double by Sean Garratt in the first inning.
Darcy Heppleston was on the pitcher's mound for Perth, throwing one inning, allowing zero runs on one hit and walking one.
Brock Molloy started the game for Rockingham. Molloy lasted four innings, allowing six hits and six runs while striking out six. Dion Davey threw two innings in relief.
Perth racked up eight hits on the day as Mundarain led the way with three hits in four at bats and Sibley had multiple too.
Perth is 5-10-1 and hosts Vic Park on Sunday at Inglewood Oval. Rockingham takes on Vic Park at Empire Ballpark on Friday night.
Morley 4 v Braves 3
Morley Eagles seized victory in dramatic walk-off fashion, thanks to a walk-off single at the end of the game to topple the Braves. The game was tied at three with Morley batting in the bottom of the seventh when Ulrich Bojarski singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run.
The Eagles got on board in the second inning as Zac McMillin hit into a fielder's choice, scoring one run.
The game was tied up at three apiece when Morley scored on an error in the sixth.
Brendan Sing pitched the Eagles to victory. The ace went seven innings, allowing three runs on seven hits and six strikeouts.
Todd Hatcher took the loss for the Braves. The southpaw allowed six hits and four runs over six and a third innings, striking out four.
Bojarski went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead Morley in hits.
Ben Drew and Sam Kennelly each had multiple hits for the Braves as the team collected seven hits total.
Morley 11 v Braves 10
Morley Eagles took the Sunday night game in dramatic fashion with an 11-10 walk-off victory over the Braves. The game was tied at ten with Morley batting in the bottom of the ninth when Cody Holt doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.
The Eagles got their offense started in the first when Aaron Bonomi tripled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run.
After the Braves scored two runs in the top of the seventh, Morley answered with two of their own. The Braves scored when Drew homered on a 0-2 count, scoring two runs. Morley then answered when Bonomi doubled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run.
Morley put up three runs in the eighth inning. The big inning was thanks to an error on a ball put in play by Mitchell Schofield and Jayson Miller and a double by Hughes.
Holt took the win for Morley. The hurler surrendered zero runs on zero hits over one inning, walking zero. Riley Franklin threw two and a third innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Sam Kennelly took the loss for the Braves. Kennelly went two and two-thirds innings, allowing six runs on six hits, striking out four and walking one.
Cameron Lamb started the game for the Braves. The righty lasted four innings, allowing five hits and three runs while striking out four and walking zero.
Adam Millson started the game for Morley, allowing ten hits and eight runs over five and two-thirds innings, striking out one.
The Braves smacked two home runs on the day. Kennelly had a homer in the sixth inning and Drew had a long ball in the seventh.
The Braves had 11 hits total while Morley tallied 15 hits as Schofield and Bonomi had three apiece. Hughes, Ulrich Bojarski, and Adrian Blount had multiple hits too.
The 11-6 Braves host South Perth at home and the 14-2 Eagles take on Wanneroo.
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Head coaches must be members of the clubs in the charter - North Coast Breakers and Alkimos Ball Club Inc.
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The McGowan Government has awarded more than $75,000 to 24 sports clubs across the state through Healthway's Summer Healthy Sporting Club Program.
Baseball WA is pleased to share that several baseball/tee-ball clubs have been successful in their Healthway grant applications to help create healthy clubs. Congratulations to:
According to the official press release, summer sports clubs received up to $4,000 in funding to help build healthy club environments and improve knowledge and awareness of healthy eating and drinking.
The clubs will now work with Healthway and the Western Australian School Canteen Association to increase healthy food and drink options at club-run canteens or kiosks.
The funding will also go towards purchasing equipment to support clubs’ healthy food and drink options and assist staff with training to gain a better understanding of healthier options.
"Congratulations to all the sporting clubs that have received funding in the Summer Healthy Sporting Program,” WA Health Minister Roger Cook said. "Sports clubs not only provide physical, mental and social benefits, but are ideally placed to promote healthy food and drink. These grants will help clubs make the small changes needed to influence healthier lifestyles in our communities."
Since the program began in 2019, approximately 220 Healthy Sporting Club Grants have been awarded, providing approximately $750,000 in grants to clubs throughout Western Australia.
Applications for the Winter Healthy Sporting Club Program will open in February 2022. For more information, please visit the Healthway website.