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The Harcher Perth State League season is off to a flying start with Morley and Gosnells both at 3-1, although seven teams are hot on their tail with two wins.
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Braves 2, Wanneroo 1
Both teams were strong on the mound Friday, but Braves defeated Wanneroo 2-1. Braves pitchers allowed just four hits to the Giants.
Tucker Smith was the winning pitcher, throwing two and a third innings of scoreless baseball with six strikeouts and no walks. Flynn McGahan threw two-thirds of an inning in relief out of the bullpen.
Frazer Brice took the loss for Wanneroo. The pitcher allowed seven hits and two runs over four innings, striking out three and walking one.
Daniel Schmidt started the game for Braves. The lefthander went four innings, allowing zero runs on two hits, striking out three and walking zero.
Braves racked up eight hits on the day. Josh Kennelly and Daniel Choi had two hits apiece.
Gosnells 10, Wembley 3
Wembley Magpies fell 10-3 to Gosnells Hawks on Saturday.
Gosnells pulled away for good with four runs in the fourth inning. Robin Adamson hit a solo homer, Lee Wisby drew a walk, scoring one run, and Jarrod McKay drew a walk, scoring another.
The Hawks scored four runs in the seventh inning with RBIs from Jamie White, Taj Varga, McKay, and Maclin Berry.
Jameson Kruger was the winning pitcher for Gosnells. The hurler allowed three hits and three runs over six innings, striking out 11. Berry threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.
Lukas Bickel took the loss for Wembley. Bickel lasted four innings, allowing two hits and four runs while striking out seven.
Bickel, Henry Kellen, and Nick Alexiou each collected one hit to lead the Magpies.
Gosnells had seven hits in the game including multiple for Adamson and Eli Von Garsen.
Gosnells 5, Wembley 3
Saturday's game against Gosnells Hawks was a heartbreaker for Wembley Magpies, as they lost the lead late in a 5-3 defeat. The game was tied at three with Gosnells batting in the top of the seventh when Louis Scaramella homered on a 1-1 count, scoring two runs.
The Hawks got their offense started in the first when Scaramella singled on a 2-1 count, scoring one run.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, Wembley tied things up at three when Jacob Davila grounded out, scoring one run. Gosnells pulled away for good with two runs in the seventh inning.
Patrick Frezza got the start for the Hawks. The righty lasted six innings, allowing seven hits and three runs while striking out four.
Michael Albertini was on the hill for Wembley. Albertini surrendered three runs on six hits over two innings, striking out three. Nick Alexiou and Davila entered the game from the bullpen, throwing six innings and one inning respectively.
Bradley Tate led Wembley with two hits in four at-bats.
Gosnells tallied ten hits in the game. Scaramella, Jamie White, and Taj Varga each racked up multiple hits. Scaramella went 3-for-5 at the plate to lead the team.
Vic Park Belmont 5, Morley 4
Victoria Park Belmont Reds defeated Morley 5-4 after taking the lead late in the game. The Reds were down 3-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning when an error scored two runs.
Riley Marsh led the Reds to victory on the pitcher's mound. Marsh surrendered one run on two hits over two innings, striking out one and walking zero. Corey Brown threw two-thirds of an inning in relief out of the bullpen.
Adam Millson took the loss for Morley. Millson surrendered four runs on four hits over four and two-thirds innings, striking out four.
Andrew Hurrelbrink started the game for Victoria Park Belmont. The fireballer allowed five hits and three runs over four and a third innings, striking out one.
Joshua Cosgrove, Lachlan Ballantyne, Zac Meloncelli, Chris Dawson, and Josh Paull had one hit apiece for the Reds.
Kieran Chapman and Ulrich Bojarski had multiple hits as Morley collected seven total.
Swan Districts 13, Rockingham 0
Rockingham Rams fell behind early and couldn't come back in a 13-0 loss to Swan Districts Swans on Sunday. The Swans scored on a double by Anthony Daniele in the first inning, followed by a double by Michael De Gasperis, a groundout by Dan Carter, and a stolen base by De Gasperis in the second inning.
A single by Luke Turner in the second inning was a positive for Rockingham.
Trent Daniele earned the victory on the pitcher's mound for Swan Districts. The hurler went six innings, allowing zero runs on two hits with a strikeout.
Samuel Sheppard took the loss for Rockingham. Sheppard allowed five hits and six runs over three innings, striking out five.
David Nichols and Turner each collected one hit to lead the Rams.
Swan Districts totaled 11 hits in the game. De Gasperis, Conor Parry, Brody Clarkson, and Daniele had multiple hits.
Morley 17, Vic Park Belmont 1
Victoria Park Belmont Reds watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in a 17-1 loss to Morley Eagles on Sunday.
Morley got things moving in the first inning. Kieran Chapman singled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run.
The Eagles scored ten runs in the third inning. Morley's big inning included singles by Chapman, Cody Holt, Brandon Migro, and Jayson Miller, walks by Aaron Bonomi, Ulrich Bojarski, and Luke Hughes, a sac fly by Zac McMillin, and a double by Hughes.
Josh Silvi led things off on the mound for Morley. The pitcher lasted three innings, allowing four hits and one run while striking out three and walking one.
Cole Jenkins pitched for the Reds, allowing five hits and seven runs over one and two-thirds innings, striking out one. Curtis Bacon and Jesse Brown entered the game from the bullpen, throwing two and two-thirds innings and two-thirds of an inning respectively.
Sean Garratt led the Reds with two hits in two at-bats.
Morley tallied 12 hits, including multiple hits by Miller, Hughes, Chapman, and Bojarski. The Eagles were sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Daniel Calverley had the most chances with seven.
Perth 3, Wanneroo 2
Wanneroo Giants fell behind early and couldn't come back in a 3-2 loss to Perth on Sunday. Perth scored on a single by Edgar Mundarain in the first inning.
The pitching was strong on both sides. Perth pitchers struck out nine, while Wanneroo sat down 11.
Peter Reyes earned the victory on the pitcher's mound for Perth. The pitcher lasted eight innings, allowing five hits and two runs while striking out nine and walking one. Devon Ramirez-Beaver threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen. Ramirez-Beaver recorded the last three outs to earn the save for Perth.
Jordan Matos took the loss for Wanneroo. Matos lasted five innings, allowing three hits and three runs while striking out five and walking one.
Nick Irwin, Ethan Cooper, Daniel Stephenson, Dawson Summers, and Daniel Bourke all had one hit to lead Wanneroo.
Mundarain went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead Perth in hits.
Swan Districts 6, Rockingham 5
Sunday's game against Swan Districts Swans was a heartbreaker for Rockingham Rams, as they lost the lead late in a 6-5 defeat. The game was tied at five with the Swans batting in the top of the eighth when Luke Turner induced Michael De Gasperis to hit into a fielder's choice, but one run scored.
Swan Districts opened up scoring in the second inning. Trent Daniele singled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run.
Rockingham tallied three runs in the third inning with RBIs from Finlay Duncan and Donnie Stone.
Aiden Maguire pitched Swan Districts to victory. The fireballer surrendered zero runs on one hit over three innings, striking out three and walking one.
Zander Goodwin took the loss for Rockingham. Goodwin allowed three hits and two runs over two and a third innings, striking out four.
Vinnie Tarantola started the game for Rockingham. The bulldog went five innings, allowing four runs on five hits with four strikeouts. Dillian Clarkson started the game for Swan Districts. The pitcher allowed seven hits and five runs over six innings, striking out five.
Rockingham racked up eight hits on the day. Duncan and Jesse Sequeira had two hits apiece.
Swan Districts also had eight hits, including multiple for Dan Carter and De Gasperis.
Carine 3, South Perth 2
Both teams were strong on the pitcher's mound on Sunday, but Carine was just a little bit stronger at the plate in a victory over South Perth. Haden Keller started the game for the Souths and recorded 15 outs.
The Cats got on the board in the second inning as an error scored one run. The Souths knotted the game up at two in the bottom of the third inning, when Adam Barbarich doubled on a 0-1 count, scoring two runs.
Carine pulled away for good with one run in the fifth inning, scoring again on an error.
Conor Lourey pitched Carine to victory. The hurler went five innings, allowing two runs on three hits and striking out six. Jordan Power threw four innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Keller took the loss for South Perth, throwing five innings with three runs on two hits and seven strikeouts.
Barbarich led the Souths with two hits in four at-bats.
Carine didn't commit a single error in the field. Joshua Davies had the most chances with 13.
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