Photo: Carine Cats Baseball Club
Harcher State League Finals kick off Friday night as Perth and Vic Park face off in an elimination game.
The winner will move on to face the ladder leader Morley on Tuesday night in a best of three series.
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Vic Park Belmont 7, South Perth 0
South Perth Souths fell behind early and couldn't come back in a 7-0 loss to Vic Park Belmont Reds on Friday. The Reds took the lead on a Sean Garratt single in the second inning.
A single by Adam Barbarich in the second was a positive for South Perth.
Daniel Meloncelli got the win for the Reds, allowing two hits and zero runs over two innings, striking out one and walking zero. Riley Marsh and Josh Paull entered the game out of the bullpen to pitch in relief.
Kent Fitzgibbons took the loss for South Perth. The bulldog lasted five innings, allowing eight hits and six runs while striking out one.
Garratt started the game for the Reds, giving up no runs on one hit over two innings, striking out one and walking one.
Jai Hewitt went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead South Perth in hits.
The Reds had ten hits in the game as Jack Smalpage went 3-for-4 and Curtis Bacon also had multiple hits. The Reds didn’t commit a single error in the field as Smalpage had the most chances with ten.
Rockingham 9, Perth 7
Both pitching staffs had their hands full on Sunday in a high-scoring affair where Rockingham Rams bested Perth, 9-7.
Perth fired up the offense in the first inning. Edgar Mundarain drove in two on a single.
Rockingham pulled away for good with three runs in the fifth inning. Thomas Flynn doubled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run and Jesse Sequeira doubled on a 2-1 count, scoring two runs.
Perth scored three runs in the third inning on a home run by Mundarain.
Brock Molloy pitched Rockingham to victory. The hurler lasted five innings, allowing two hits and six runs while striking out three. Stuart Sara threw four innings in relief out of the bullpen, recording the last 12 outs to earn the save.
Kaine Newham took the loss for Perth. The righthander surrendered three runs on two hits over two-thirds of an inning.
Guillaume Dupont-Duguay started the game for Perth. The bulldog went two innings, allowing one run on five hits, striking out three and walking one.
Rockingham tallied 11 hits on the day. Flynn and Sequeira had three hits to lead the team.
Mundarain went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Perth in hits.
Wembley 5, Swan Districts 0
Wembley Magpies defeated Swan Districts Swans 5-0 on Sunday as two pitchers combined to throw a shutout. Nick Alexiou induced a fly out from Anthony Daniele to finish off the game.
Wembley scored three runs in the eighth inning with RBIs from Henry Kellen and Jacob Davila, all sending runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.
A single by Daniel Johnston in the second inning was a positive for Swan Districts Swans.
Chris Crawford led things off on the pitcher's mound for Wembley. The hurler surrendered zero runs on three hits over two and two-thirds innings, striking out one.
Dillian Clarkson started the game for Swan Districts. The bulldog surrendered two runs on six hits over six innings, striking out three and walking one. Dustin Brown threw two innings in relief.
Wembley tallied seven hits in the game, including two hits apiece for Davila and Lukas Bickel.
Wembley didn't commit a single error in the field as Matic Lesnjak had 11 chances, the most on the team.
Swan Districts tallied seven hits. Ashton Hamilton and Demias Jimerson each had multiple hits for the Swans.
Morley 10, Gosnells 0
Gosnells Hawks fell behind early and couldn't come back in a 10-0 loss to Morley Eagles on Sunday.
A double by Robin Adamson in the first inning was a positive for Gosnells.
Morley scored on a single by Cody Holt and a double by Kieran Chapman in the third inning.
Adam Millson earned the win for Morley. The fireballer allowed zero hits and zero runs over two innings, walking zero. A number of pitchers entered the game as relief, with Lachlan Waite, Lochy Southee, Todd Murphy, and Josh Silvi all securing outs and ultimately the victory.
Liam Baron took the loss for Gosnells. The southpaw surrendered one run on zero hits over two and a third innings, striking out three and walking one.
Kodai Hamaya started the game for Morley. Hamaya lasted two innings, allowing one hit and zero runs while striking out one and walking one.
Adamson went 1-for-3 at the plate to lead Gosnells in hits.
Morley had ten hits in the game, including multiple for Jayson Miller, Holt, and Zac McMillin.
Braves 10, Vic Park Belmont 2
Victoria Park Belmont Reds struggled to get their offense going on Sunday, getting easily dispatched by Braves, 10-2.
Braves scored three runs in the seventh inning with RBIs from Ryan Nuttall and Geoff Kerr.
Tucker Smith was the winning pitcher for Braves, allowing two hits and zero runs over six innings, striking out eight and walking zero. Daniel Schmidt and Alex Oehme entered the game out of the bullpen to close things down in relief.
Matthew Martin took the loss for Vic Park Belmont. The hurler allowed five hits and three runs over three innings, striking out one.
Braves socked two home runs on the day. Josh Kennelly and Smith went yard in the fifth inning.
Mikulas Hanus and Sean Garratt each collected one hit to lead Vic Park Belmont.
Braves saw the ball well today, racking up 15 hits in the game. Jordan Dyer, Kennelly, Lochlann Varian, and Kerr all had multiple hits.
Carine 4, Wanneroo 3
Carine Cats beat Wanneroo Giants 4-3 on Sunday.
Jordan Power earned the win for Carine. The pitcher surrendered two runs on one hit over three innings, striking out four.
Tom Bailey took the loss for Wanneroo. The righty went one and two-thirds innings, allowing one run on two hits, striking out two and walking zero.
Jay Bullingham started the game for Wanneroo. Bullingham went two innings, allowing zero runs on one hit, striking out three and walking zero.
Conor Lourey started the game for Carine. Lourey surrendered one run on five hits over six innings, striking out four.
Carine launched two home runs on the day. Olal Carter had a long ball in the third inning and Power went yard in the fourth.
The Cats collected six hits on the day. Tarrant Reimers and Carter had two hits apiece.
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