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Morley remains on the top of the Harcher State League ladder but Braves, Wanneroo, and Perth aren't far behind. Catch up on the latest GameChanger recaps below and view fixtures HERE. Follow BWA on Facebook and Instagram for the latest news as we head towards finals.
Perth 11, Wembley 1
Eight runs in the third inning led Perth past Wembley Magpies 11-1 on Wednesday. The offensive onslaught was led by Carlos Salas, Jordano Vivona, Devon Ramirez-Beaver, Ronnie Sweeny, and Steve Wrigglesworth, who all had RBIs in the inning.
Perth opened up scoring in the first inning as Brayden Moyle's sac fly scored one run.
Perth added eight runs in the third inning with RBIs from Salas, Vivona, Ramirez-Beaver, Sweeny, and Wrigglesworth.
Matteo Pizziconi was Perth's winning pitcher. Pizziconi allowed zero hits and zero runs over one inning, striking out one and walking zero.
Lukas Bickel took the loss for Wembley, allowing seven hits and seven runs over two innings, striking out two.
Guillaume Dupont-Duguay started the game for Perth, throwing four innings, allowing one run on four hits with five strikeouts.
Perth tallied 11 hits including two apiece for Kaine Newham, Brady Oliphant, and Vivona.
Jacob Davila went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead Wembley in hits.
Morley 7, South Perth 6
Morley Eagles took their victory in dramatic walk-off fashion to topple South Perth Souths. The game was tied at six with Morley batting in the bottom of the seventh when Zac McMillin was hit by a pitch, driving in a run.
South Perth scored five runs in the seventh inning, but Morley still managed to pull out the victory. Jaxon Limpus, Max Wheeler, Jake Bowey, Haden Keller, and Cameron Landy all drove in runs in the frame.
Adrian Blount earned the win for Morley. The pitcher allowed zero hits and zero runs over one-third of an inning, striking out one and walking zero. Todd Murphy, Koskei Parkington-Hopes, and Riley Franklin all put in work in relief out of the bullpen, steering their team towards the victory.
Caleb Goodwin took the loss for South Perth. The pitcher lasted one-third of an inning, allowing three hits and six runs while striking out one.
Kodai Hamaya started the game for Morley. The hurler surrendered one run on three hits over four and two-thirds innings, striking out nine.
Warwick Saupold started the game for South Perth. The hurler lasted four innings, allowing three hits and zero runs while striking out four and walking one.
Kieran Chapman went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead Morley in hits. The Eagles didn't commit a single error in the field as Luke Hughes had 13 chances, the most on the team.
Vic Park Belmont 6, Wembley 1
Wembley Magpies fell behind early and couldn't come back in a 6-1 loss to Vic Park Belmont Reds on Sunday. The Reds scored on a single by Jack Smalpage and a groundout by Zac Meloncelli in the first inning.
The Reds fired up the offense in the first inning, when Smalpage singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.
Matthew Martin led the Reds to victory on the hill. Martin surrendered one run on five hits over seven innings, striking out six.
Chris Crawford took the loss for Wembley. The bulldog allowed eight hits and five runs over five innings, striking out six.
Lukas Bickel went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Wembley in hits.
The Reds tallied nine hits on the day. Smalpage went 3-for-4 and Cole Jenkins had multiple hits, too. The Reds were sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error as Smalpage made the most plays with ten.
Wanneroo 4, Swan Districts 1
Swan Districts Swans stayed in it until the end, but Wanneroo Giants pulled away late in a 4-1 victory on Sunday. The game was tied at one with Wanneroo batting in the top of the ninth when Byron Armstrong singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.
Wanneroo got things moving in the second inning, when Dawson Summers's sac fly scored one run.
Swan Districts tied things up at one in the bottom of the third when Maverick Hamilton's sac fly scored one run.
Tom Bailey earned the victory on the mound for Wanneroo. The pitcher went eight innings, allowing one run on two hits, striking out six and walking one. Yuichi Shiota threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen. Shiota recorded the last three outs to earn the save for Wanneroo.
Marshall Shill took the loss for Swan Districts. The pitcher lasted eight and two-thirds innings, allowing ten hits and four runs while striking out four.
Hamilton, Demias Jimerson, and Ashton Hamilton each managed one hit to lead Swan Districts.
Wanneroo tallied ten hits on the day, including multiple hits for Courtney Jones and Ethan Cooper.
South Perth 3, Perth 2
Both teams were strong on the mound on Sunday, but South Perth was just a little bit stronger at the plate in a 3-2 victory over Perth. Guillaume Dupont-Duguay started the game for Perth and recorded 21 outs.
Perth fired up the offense in the second inning, when Steve Wrigglesworth singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run.
Joshua Rawlinson was the winning pitcher for South Perth. The hurler went seven innings, allowing two runs on five hits, striking out two and walking zero.
Dupont-Duguay took the loss for Perth after giving up seven hits and three runs over seven innings, striking out three.
Perth tallied one home run on the day. Ronnie Sweeny had a four bagger in the sixth inning.
Sweeny led Perth with two hits in three at bats.
South Perth racked up seven hits on the day. Kent Fitzgibbons and Jaxon Limpus had multiple hits as the Souths were sure handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Jake Bowey had the most fielding chances with nine.
Wembley 4, Vic Park Belmont 1
Wembley Magpies beat Vic Park Belmont Reds 4-1 on Sunday.
Wembley got things started in the first inning on a Lukas Bickel RBI single.
Nick Alexiou was the winning pitcher for Wembley. Alexiou allowed six hits and one run over nine innings, striking out 14 and walking one.
Cole Jenkins took the loss for the Reds, allowing one hit and three runs over three innings, striking out three.
Bickel led Wembley with two hits in two at bats. Wembley didn't commit a single error in the field as Matic Lesnjak had 14 chances, the most on the team.
Wanneroo 8, Swan Districts 1
Swan Districts Swans fell behind early and couldn't come back in an 8-1 loss to Wanneroo Giants on Sunday. Wanneroo scored on a fielder's choice by Ben King, a sacrifice fly by Dawson Summers, and a single by Daniel Stephenson in the third inning.
Wanneroo pulled away for good with six runs in the third inning on a fielder's choice, a sacrifice fly, and a Stephenson single.
Frazer Brice was credited with the victory for Wanneroo. The righty lasted six innings, allowing five hits and one run while striking out three. Jordan Matos and Jay Bullingham entered the game out of the bullpen to close things down in relief.
Clarkson took the loss for Swan Districts. The bulldog went three innings, allowing six runs on seven hits and striking out three.
Ashton Hamilton went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Swan Districts in hits.
Wanneroo tallied 14 hits on the day. Nicholas Riley, Stephenson, Jacob Santich, Nick Irwin, and Byron Armstrong each had multiple hits. Wanneroo was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Santich had the most chances with 12.
South Perth 8, Perth 6
Perth stayed in it until the end, but South Perth Souths pulled away late in an 8-6 victory on Sunday. The game was tied at six with South Perth batting in the top of the eighth when Max Wheeler singled on a 1-1 count, scoring two runs.
Perth collected nine hits and South Perth had ten in the high-scoring affair.
Perth got things started in the first inning when Brayden Moyle drew a walk, scoring one run. They tallied four more runs in the seventh inning with RBIs from Jordano Vivona and Devon Ramirez-Beaver.
Lucas John led South Perth to victory on the pitcher's mound. The fireballer surrendered four runs on four hits over four innings, striking out one.
Jake White took the loss for Perth. The righty allowed eight hits and six runs over seven and two-thirds innings, striking out two.
Caleb Goodwin started the game for South Perth. The ace went five innings, allowing two runs on five hits and striking out two.
Perth racked up nine hits on the day. Brady Oliphant, Moyle, Ramirez-Beaver, and Ronnie Sweeny each racked up multiple hits for Perth. Oliphant led Perth with three hits in four at bats.
South Perth tallied ten hits in the game, including multiple for Kent Fitzgibbons and Adam Barbarich.
Rockingham 21, Gosnells 6
Gosnells Hawks fell behind early and couldn't come back in a 21-6 loss to Rockingham Rams on Sunday. Rockingham scored on singles by David Nichols and Stuart Sara in the second inning.
Despite the loss, Gosnells did collect nine hits in the high-scoring affair, although Rockingham had 19 hits on the way to victory.
The Rams got things moving in the second inning. Nichols singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run.
Gosnells put up three runs in the fifth inning. The rally was led by a home run by Jack Burt and a double by Jarrod McKay.
Rockingham scored 11 runs in the eighth inning thanks to singles by Mitchell Field, Joshua Diggins, Donnie Stone, and Vinnie Tarantola, a walk by Field, a fielder's choice by Tomas Swinson, and a double by Diggins.
Tarantola was the winning pitcher for Rockingham. The lefty surrendered two runs on four hits over three innings, striking out four. Swinson threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.
Liam Baron took the loss for the Hawks, allowing seven hits and six runs over four and two-thirds innings.
Aiden Branch started the game for Rockingham. The pitcher surrendered four runs on four hits over four innings, striking out two.
Gosnells socked one home run on the day as Burt put one out in the fifth inning.
The Hawks totaled nine hits. Burt, Eli Von Garsen, and McKay had two hits apiece.
Nichols, Diggins, Stone, Jesse Sequeira, Sara, Field, and Tarantola had multiple hits for Rockingham.
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