Photo: South Perth Baseball Club
It was a successful weekend for Victoria Park Belmont, Wanneroo, Swan Districts, Rockingham, and Braves, all picking up wins in Harcher State League. Read GameChanger recaps below and view fixtures HERE.
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Victoria Park Belmont 8, South Perth 3
Victoria Park Belmont Reds captured the lead in the third inning. Sean Garratt's sac fly scored one run for the Reds.
South Perth Souths knotted the game up at three in the bottom of the fifth inning, when Jaxon Limpus singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run.
Vic Park Belmont scored three runs in the third on RBIs from Cole Jenkins, Garratt, and Jack Smalpage. The Reds took the lead for good with one run in the sixth inning. Callum Hurrelbrink singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run.
Matthew Martin was the winning pitcher, giving up three runs on seven hits over seven innings, striking out eight and walking zero. Andrew Hurrelbrink threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen, recording the last six outs to get the save.
Lucas John took the loss for South Perth, allowing eight hits and four runs over six innings, striking out two.
South Perth racked up seven hits. Haden Keller and Limpus had two hits apiece.
The Reds racked up 13 hits on the day. Hurrelbrink, Josh Paull, Chris Dawson, and Joshua Cosgrove each racked up multiple hits. Hurrelbrink went 4-for-4 at the plate to lead the way.
Wanneroo 12, Gosnells Hawks 2
Daniel Stephenson would not be denied at the plate on Saturday, picking up four hits and leading Wanneroo Giants to a 12-2 win over Gosnells Hawks.
Stephenson singled in the fifth, tripled in the sixth, singled in the seventh, and doubled in the eighth.
Wanneroo pulled away for good with five runs in the fifth inning. Nicholas Riley was hit by a pitch, driving in a run, Dawson Summers's sac fly scored another, Byron Armstrong singled on a 2-2 count, scoring two runs, and an error scored one more.
Tom Bailey was credited with the victory for Wanneroo. The righty went six innings, allowing two runs on five hits and striking out six. Yuichi Shiota and Jordan Matos entered the game from the bullpen and helped to close it out in relief.
Liam Baron took the loss for Gosnells. The pitcher lasted five innings, allowing eight hits and five runs while striking out five and walking one.
Wanneroo tallied 15 hits. Stephenson, Daniel Bourke, Ben King, and Armstrong all collected multiple hits. Stephenson led the team with four hits in five at bats.
Gosnells racked up six hits on the day, including multiple for Robin Adamson and David Burgess.
Swan Districts 7, Carine 1
It was a tough day on Sunday for Carine Cats, who lost 7-1 to Swan Districts Swans.
Swan Districts scored four runs in the eighth inning with RBIs from Dan Carter and Daniel Johnston.
Marshall Shill was the winning pitcher for the Swans, throwing six scoreless innings with two hits, eight strikeouts and no walks. Dillian Clarkson threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Tarrant Reimers took the loss for Carine. The bulldog allowed seven hits and five runs over two and two-thirds innings, striking out three.
Cas Silber started the game for Carine. The hurler went five innings, allowing zero runs on one hit, striking out eight and walking one.
Joel Hughes, Ethan Campbell, Cooper Granland, and Reimers each managed one hit to lead Carine. The Cats were sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Olal Carter had the most chances with 11.
Swan Districts tallied ten hits. Ashton Hamilton, Anthony Daniele, and Johnston each racked up multiple hits as Conor Parry made the most plays with nine.
Rockingham 3, Morley 2
Both teams were strong on the hill Sunday, but Rockingham Rams defeated Morley Eagles 3-2. Rockingham pitchers allowed just six hits to Morley.
Rockingham evened things up at two in the bottom of the fourth inning, scoring one run when Finlay Duncan singled.
Rockingham pulled away for good with one run in the fifth inning. Adam Millson induced Thomas Flynn to hit into a fielder's choice, but one run scored.
Vinnie Tarantola got the win for Rockingham, allowing five hits and two runs over seven innings, striking out seven. Tomas Swinson threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen, recording the last six outs to earn the save.
Millson took the loss for Morley. The pitcher surrendered three runs on seven hits over five innings, striking out two.
Rockingham tallied eight hits in the game, including two apiece for Duncan, Flynn, and David Nichols. Rockingham didn't commit a single error in the field as Donnie Stone had the most chances with ten.
Braves 22, Wembley 5
Wembley Magpies watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in a 22-5 loss to Braves on Sunday.
Braves scored on a walk by Kevin Clark, a walk by Cody Parkinson, a single by Lochlann Varian, and a double by Jack Rigden in the first inning.
Daniel Schmidt led things off on the hill for Braves, allowing one hit and zero runs over three innings, striking out four and walking one.
Michael Albertini was on the pitcher's mound for Wembley. The bulldog went two-thirds of an inning, allowing seven runs on two hits and striking out two.
Magpies smacked one home run on the day. Matic Lesnjak went for the long ball in the fifth inning.
Lesnjak, Jake Willson, and Henry Kellen each managed one hit to lead Wembley.
Braves scattered 14 hits in the game. Rigden, Josh Kennelly, and Varian all managed multiple hits as Rigden led the way going 4-for-4. The team was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Parkinson had the most fielding chances with six.
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