Photo: Carine Cats Baseball Club
The Harcher State League season continued with six big games this weekend as Morley improved to 4-1. South Perth and Braves aren't far behind at 3-1 with more teams hot on their heels and plenty more baseball action to come.
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Carine 2, Rockingham 1
Carine Cats took the lead late in the game in a 2-1 victory over Rockingham Rams on Friday. The game was tied at one with Carine batting in the bottom of the sixth when Joel Hughes drew a walk, scoring one run.
The pitching was strong on both sides. Tarrant Reimers struck out eight, while Vinnie Tarantola sat down seven.
Rockingham got things moving in the second inning, when an error scored one run. Carine knotted the game up at one in the bottom of the fourth when Samuel Gooch singled. Gooch led the side with two hits in three at-bats
Reimers earned the victory on the hill for Carine. The bulldog surrendered one run on four hits over seven innings, striking out eight and walking zero.
Tarantola took the loss for Rockingham. The hurler lasted six innings, allowing five hits and two runs while striking out seven.
Rockingham was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error as Donnie Stone had the most chances with eight.
Vic Park Belmont 13, Rockingham 3
Zac Meloncelli had a stellar eye at the plate on Saturday, walking four times while leading Victoria Park Belmont Reds to a 13-3 victory over Rockingham Rams.
The Reds captured the lead in the second inning on Josh Paull's sac fly to score a run. They scored two in the third on Curtis Bacon’s RBI single and a wild pitch. Three more scored in the seventh with RBIs from Meloncelli and Bacon.
Andrew Hurrelbrink got the win, throwing five innings, allowing three runs on ten hits, and striking out five. Matthew Martin threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Sheppard took the loss for Rockingham. The bulldog surrendered four runs on three hits over three innings, striking out one.
Bacon went 2-for-5 at the plate to lead the Reds in hits. They tore up the base paths as Joshua Greenham led the way with two.
Rockingham tallied ten hits in the game. David Nichols and Jesse Sequeira collected multiple hits as Nichols led the side with three hits in four at-bats.
Wembley 3, Perth 2
Perth tied things up at two in the fourth when Kaine Newham singled on the first pitch of the at-bat, scoring one run.
Nick Alexiou was the winning pitcher for Wembley. Alexiou allowed one hit and zero runs over five and a third innings, striking out five and walking one.
Peter Reyes took the loss for Perth. Reyes surrendered one run on five hits over six and a third innings, striking out 11.
Bickel started the game for Wembley, throwing three and two-thirds innings, allowing two runs on three hits and striking out three.
Matteo Pizziconi started the game for Perth. The lefthander surrendered two runs on two hits over two and a third innings, striking out two.
Wembley totaled seven hits in the game, including two apiece for Riley Spring and Bickel. Ronnie Sweeny led Perth with two hits in three at bats.
South Perth 6, Swan Districts 4
Swan Districts Swans stayed in it until the end, but South Perth Souths pulled away late in a 6-4 victory on Sunday.
The game was tied at four with South Perth batting in the top of the ninth when Adam Barbarich singled on a 2-2 count, scoring two runs. The Swans lost despite outhitting the Souths eight to six.
Jake Bowey pitched the Souths to victory. The hurler surrendered zero runs on one hit over one inning, striking out one and walking zero. Warwick Saupold threw four innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Demias Jimerson took the loss for Swan Districts. The pitcher allowed three runs on zero hits with one walk.
Haden Keller started the game for South Perth. The bulldog allowed three hits and three runs over four innings, striking out five.
Dillian Clarkson started the game for Swan Districts. The bulldog went six innings, allowing one run on four hits and striking out two.
The Swans collected eight hits on the day. Ashton Hamilton, Michael De Gasperis, and Jimerson had two hits apiece.
Barbarich went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead South Perth in hits.
Morley 15, Carine 5
Morley weathered a scare by Carine in the fourth inning where the Eagles coughed up five runs, but still won 15-5. Joshua Davies, Samuel Gooch, Tom Hartley, and Brannon Hayes all contributed RBIs in the big inning.
Morley pulled away for good with four runs in the fourth inning. Ulrich Bojarski drew a walk, scoring one run and Kieran Chapman singled on a 1-0 count, scoring two runs. An error scored another.
The Eagles added four runs in the sixth inning with RBIs from Zac McMillin, Adam Millson, Bojarski, and Chapman.
Todd Murphy was credited with the victory for Morley. The pitcher lasted two innings, allowing one hit and zero runs while striking out one and walking zero. Cody Holt and Bojarski entered the game out of the bullpen.
Jordan Power took the loss for Carine. The bulldog surrendered eight runs on six hits over four innings, striking out five.
Josh Silvi started the game for Morley. The hurler surrendered five runs on four hits over three innings, striking out three.
Morley tallied ten hits on the day. Daniel Calverley went 3-for-4 at the plate while Aaron Bonomi and Chapman had multiple hits, too. The Eagles were sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Calverley had the most chances with six.
Gooch led Carine with three hits in three at bats.
Braves 4, Gosnells 2
The Braves got their offense started in the third when Jameson Kruger's wild pitch allowed one run to score. The Hawks soon evened it up at one when Taj Varga doubled.
Braves pulled away for good with three runs in the fourth inning. Geoff Kerr's sac fly scored one run and Jordan Dyer doubled on a 3-2 count, scoring two runs.
Flynn McGahan was credited with the victory for Braves. The pitcher lasted one and one-third innings, allowing zero hits and zero runs while striking out two and walking zero. Tucker Smith, Sam Kennelly, and Cameron Lamb all put in work in relief out of the bullpen, steering their team towards the victory.
Kruger took the loss for Gosnells, allowing five hits and four runs over four innings, striking out four.
Daniel Schmidt started the game for Braves. He surrendered one run on one hit over three innings, striking out four and walking one.
Varga went 1-for-3 at the plate to lead Gosnells in hits.
Braves racked up seven hits in the game, including multiple for Elliott Curtis and Joel Beches.
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