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Congratulations to Braves Baseball Club winning the Harcher Perth State League Grand Final!
In what has to go down as one of the greatest State League Grand Final series ever, the Braves walked away with the chocolates after a 2-1 win over Morley Eagles in game 3!
The final out was one of the biggest and best plays made in Western Australian baseball history!
Catch up on recaps from the thrilling three-game series below.
Game 1: Morley 4, Braves 2
Morley Eagles nabbed the lead late in the game in a 4-2 victory over Braves on Wednesday. The game was tied at two with Morley batting in the bottom of the eighth when Josh Silvi singled on a 0-2 count, scoring one run.
Braves got things moving in the second inning, when Jack Rigden grounded out, scoring one run.
Morley tied things up at two on a single by Silvi in the bottom of the fourth.
Lachy Southee earned the win for Morley. The bulldog went three innings, allowing zero runs on zero hits and striking out three.
Matt Kennelly took the loss for Braves. Kennelly allowed eight hits and three runs over seven and two-thirds innings, striking out four.
Adam Millson started the game for Morley. The pitcher allowed five hits and two runs over six innings, striking out three.
Morley tallied 11 hits. Silvi went 3-for-4 as Matt Dixon, Aaron Bonomi, and Cody Holt had multiple hits, too.
Josh Kennelly went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead Braves in hits.
Game 2: Braves 10, Morley 0
Tucker Smith shut down Morley Eagles, throwing a complete game shutout and leading Braves to a 10-0 victory on Friday.
Braves secured the victory thanks to seven runs in the seventh inning. The offensive onslaught came from walks by Kevin Clark and Tim Kennelly, an error on a ball put in play by Sam Kennelly, and a double by Josh Kennelly.
Braves notched seven runs in the seventh inning. Braves batters contributing to the big inning included Clark and Kennelly, all driving in runs in the frame.
One bright spot for Morley was a double by Matt Dixon in the fifth inning.
Smith got the win for Braves, allowing three hits and zero runs over seven innings, striking out seven.
Kodai Hamaya took the loss for Morley. Hamaya lasted six innings, allowing seven hits and three runs while striking out eight.
Braves totaled nine hits in the game. Ben Drew led the team with three hits in four at bats.
Game 3: Braves 2, Morley 1
Morley Eagles stayed in it until the end, but Braves pulled away late in a 2-1 victory on Saturday. The game was tied at one with Braves batting in the top of the eighth when Tim Kennelly singled on a 0-2 count, scoring one run.
The pitching was strong on both sides. Braves pitchers struck out four, while Morley sat down three.
Morley knotted the game up at one in the bottom of the seventh inning, when an error scored one run.
Daniel Schmidt earned the victory on the hill for Braves. The lefty allowed eight hits and one run over eight innings, striking out four and walking zero. Sam Kennelly threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen. Kennelly recorded the last three outs to earn the save.
Lachy Southee took the loss for Morley. Southee surrendered one run on two hits over two and a third innings, striking out one.
Adam Millson started the game for Morley. The hurler lasted six and two-thirds innings, allowing one hit and one run while striking out two.
Morley tallied eight hits on the day. Cody Holt, Kieran Chapman, and Ulrich Bojarski had two hits apiece.
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