Photo: Morley Eagles Baseball Club
Harcher State League is in full swing with six weeks done and dusted. Carine, Braves, Victoria Park Belmont, Wanneroo, and Morley all recorded victories over the weekend.
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Carine 9, Swan Districts 7
Swan Districts Swans fought back after falling down by five runs in the ninth inning. The comeback fell just short though, ending in a 9-7 defeat to Carine Cats on Saturday. The Swans scored five runs in the failed comeback on a single by Ashton Hamilton, a single by Michael De Gasperis, an error, and a wild pitch during Trent Daniele's at bat.
Swan Districts was right in it until Carine walked in the tenth inning.
In the first inning, Swan Districts got their offense started. Brody Clarkson drove in one when Clarkson singled.
Swan Districts evened things up at seven in the bottom of the ninth inning when Cas Silber threw a wild pitch allowing one run across the plate.
After Carine scored one run in the top of the eighth, Swan Districts answered with one of their own. The Cats scored when Olal Carter singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run. Swan Districts then answered when Dan Carter singled on a 3-1 count, scoring one run.
The Swans notched five runs in the ninth inning with RBIs from Hamilton, De Gasperis, Daniel Johnston, and Daniele, who all drove in runs.
Carine scored three runs in the seventh inning. Cooper McDonnell and Chase Mitchell powered the big inning with RBIs.
Silber led Carine to victory on the hill, allowing four hits and five runs over two innings, striking out one. Tarrant Reimers threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Dillian Clarkson led things off on the mound for Swan Districts. The bulldog went six innings, allowing one run on two hits and striking out two. Marshall Shill, Dutin Brown, Daniele, and Aiden Maguire threw one inning each.
Conor Lourey started the game for Carine. The ace surrendered one run on three hits over five innings, striking out five and walking zero.
Swan Districts tallied nine hits on the day, including two apiece for Anthony Daniele, Demias Jimerson, and De Gasperis.
Carine had five hits in the game. Reimers and Carter both managed multiple hits.
Braves 3, Wembley 0
Braves defeated Wembley Magpies 3-0 on Saturday as three pitchers combined to throw a shutout. Tucker Smith struck out Henry Kellen to finish off the game.
The pitching was strong on both sides. Braves pitchers struck out 17, while Wembley pitchers sat down nine.
A single by Riley Spring in the fourth inning was a positive for Wembley.
Flynn McGahan pitched Braves to victory. The righty lasted two innings, allowing one hit and zero runs while striking out three. Smith threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen, recording the last nine outs to earn the save.
Nick Alexiou took the loss for Wembley. The righthander allowed five hits and one run over five innings, striking out seven.
Daniel Schmidt started the game for Braves. The pitcher lasted four innings, allowing one hit and zero runs while striking out eight and walking zero.
Braves racked up ten hits in the game. Kevin Clark, Jordan Dyer, and Josh Kennelly all had multiple hits for Braves as Clark went 3-for-4 at the plate.
Victoria Park Belmont 7, South Perth 6
A walk-off single propelled Victoria Park Belmont to a decisive, dramatic victory over South Perth Souths, 7-6. The game was tied at six with the Reds batting in the bottom of the ninth when Curtis Bacon singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run.
Both pitching staffs had their hands full, frequently dealing with runners on base. Vic Park Belmont collected 11 hits and South Perth had ten.
Vic Park Belmont tallied three runs in the seventh inning. Lachlan Ballantyne and Josh Paull powered the big inning with RBIs.
Riley Marsh earned the victory on the mound for the Reds. The fireballer surrendered three runs on four hits over five innings, striking out seven.
Lucas John took the loss for South Perth. The pitcher allowed five hits and five runs over one inning, walking one.
Andrew Hurrelbrink started the game for Victoria Park Belmont. The pitcher allowed six hits and three runs over four innings, striking out five. Jake Bowey started the game for South Perth, giving up zero runs on two hits over five innings, striking out seven and walking zero.
The Reds tallied one home run on the day. Ballantyne had a four bagger in the seventh inning. Overall the team had 11 hits on the day. Paull and Sean Garratt all had multiple hits for the Reds. Paull led the team with three hits in five at-bats.
South Perth racked up ten hits. Joshua Rawlinson, Haden Keller, and Adam Barbarich all racked up multiple hits for South Perth. Rawlinson went 3-for-5 at the plate to lead the Souths in hits.
Wanneroo 9, Gosnells 4
Gosnells Hawks stayed in it until the end, but Wanneroo Giants pulled away late in a 9-4 victory on Sunday. The game was tied at four with Wanneroo batting in the top of the seventh when Dawson Summers homered on a 1-1 count, scoring three runs.
Wanneroo captured the lead in the third inning as an error scored one run.
The Giants took the lead for good with five runs in the seventh inning. Courtney Jones singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run and Daniel Bourke drew a walk, scoring another.
Jordan Matos took the win for Wanneroo. The righty surrendered two runs on three hits over four innings, striking out six.
Riley Hall took the loss for Gosnells. The righty surrendered five runs on three hits over two-thirds of an inning, striking out one and walking one.
Jameson Kruger started the game for the Hawks. The pitcher went six innings, allowing three runs on five hits and striking out four.
Tom Bailey started the game for Wanneroo. Bailey surrendered two runs on four hits over five innings, striking out four.
The Hawks launched one home run on the day. Louis Scaramella went for the long ball in the sixth inning.
Robin Adamson went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead the Hawks in hits.
Wanneroo totaled ten hits. Jones and Ethan Cooper each managed multiple hits for the Giants as the team didn't commit a single error in the field. Jones had the most chances with ten.
Morley 6, Rockingham 5
Morley Eagles took Sunday's game in dramatic fashion, with a 6-5 walk-off victory over Rockingham Rams. Morley was down 5-4 in the bottom of the ninth inning when Luke Hughes tripled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs.
Morley opened up scoring in the second inning. Jayson Miller drove in one on a triple.
Lachlan Waite took the win for the Eagles, throwing one and one-third innings, allowing zero runs on one hit and walking one. Todd Murphy threw one and two-thirds innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Vinnie Tarantola took the loss for Rockingham. The lefthander allowed three hits and two runs over one and two-thirds innings, striking out two and walking zero.
Adam Millson started the game for Morley. The hurler surrendered three runs on five hits over six innings, striking out three and walking one.
Samuel Sheppard started the game for Rockingham. The pitcher surrendered four runs on seven hits over seven innings, striking out four.
Morley smacked one home run on the day as Aaron Bonomi had a dinger in the fifth inning.
The Eagles scattered ten hits in the game. Cody Holt and Hughes all managed multiple hits for Morley as Holt led the way with three hits in five at-bats.
Rockingham tallied nine hits including multiple for Finlay Duncan, Donnie Stone, and Luke Turner.
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