Photo: Swan Districts Baseball Club
It was a successful weekend for Carine, Rockingham, Victoria Park Belmont, Perth, Swan Districts, and Gosnells, all picking up wins in Harcher State League.
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Carine 2, Braves 0
Both teams were strong on the hill, but Carine was just a little bit stronger at the plate in a victory over Braves on Sunday. Tucker Smith started the game for Braves and recorded 18 outs.
A single by Kevin Clark in the second inning was a positive for Braves.
Cas Silber earned the win for Carine, throwing five innings, allowing two hits and zero runs while striking out nine and walking one. Tarrant Reimers threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen, recording the last six outs to earn the save.
Smith took the loss for Braves. The hurler surrendered two runs on two hits over six innings, striking out ten.
Cody Parkinson, Elliott Curtis, Clark, and Jordan Dyer each managed one hit to lead Braves.
Rockingham 3, Gosnells 1
Both teams were strong on the pitcher's mound Sunday, but Rockingham Rams defeated Gosnells Hawks 3-1. Vinnie Tarantola allowed just five hits to Gosnells.
Rockingham got on the board in the first inning when Riley Hall induced Tomas Swinson to hit into a fielder's choice, but one run scored.
Tarantola earned the win for Rockingham, giving up one run on five hits over seven innings, striking out eight.
Hall took the loss for Gosnells. The pitcher surrendered three runs on one hit over two innings, striking out two.
Donnie Stone and Thomas Flynn each collected one hit to lead Rockingham as the Rams didn't commit a single error in the field. David Nichols had the most chances with nine.
Louis Scaramella led the Hawks with two hits in four at-bats.
Victoria Park Belmont 11, Wembley 2
Victoria Park Belmont Reds easily dispatched Wembley Magpies 11-2 on Sunday. Wembley got on the board in the first inning with a Lukas Bickel RBI single.
The Reds tied things up at one in the bottom of the fourth inning. Zac Meloncelli singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.
Vic Park Belmont pulled away for good with three runs in the fifth inning. Josh Paull singled on a 2-2 count, scoring two runs and Cole Jenkins singled on a 2-1 count, scoring one run.
The Reds notched four runs in the eighth inning. Ben Warrington, Jack Smalpage, and Meloncelli each had RBIs in the frame.
Andrew Hurrelbrink earned the win for the Reds after giving up two runs on four hits over five innings, striking out five. Riley Marsh threw four innings in relief out of the bullpen. Marsh recorded the last 12 outs to earn the save.
Chris Crawford took the loss for Wembley. Crawford lasted four and a third innings, allowing two hits and three runs while striking out four.
Meloncelli led Vic Park Belmont with two hits in two at-bats. Hurrelbrink had two of the team’s six stolen bases.
Wembley totaled eight hits as Bickel went 3-for-4 and Jake Willson had multiple hits, too.
Perth 9, South Perth 3
Sunday's game against Perth was a heartbreaker for South Perth as they lost the lead late in a 9-3 defeat. The game was tied at three with Perth batting in the top of the ninth when Jai Hewitt's wild pitch allowed one run to score for Perth.
The Souths captured the lead in the first inning when Jaxon Limpus singled on a 0-2 count, scoring one run.
In the top of the sixth inning, Perth tied things up at three when Matt Sibley singled on the first pitch of the at-bat, scoring one run.
Peter Reyes pitched Perth to victory. The pitcher surrendered three runs on three hits over seven innings, striking out 12. Devon Ramirez-Beaver threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Hewitt took the loss for South Perth. The hurler went two-thirds of an inning, allowing six runs on seven hits and striking out one.
Haden Keller started the game for South Perth. Keller lasted five innings, allowing zero hits and one run while striking out six.
Limpus, Tanner Mccarn, Joshua Rawlinson, and Noah Green all had one hit to lead South Perth.
Perth had 11 hits in the game. Ronnie Sweeny, Jake White, and Edgar Mundarain each had multiple hits for Perth. The team tore up the base paths, as two players stole at least two bases. Ramirez-Beaver led the way with two.
Carine 5, Braves 5
Braves tied the game on a single in the sixth inning for a 5-5 draw with Carine Cats on Sunday.
The Cats got things moving in the first inning, scoring one run when Cooper McDonnell singled.
Braves scattered nine hits in the game. Geoff Kerr and Jack Rigden had two hits apiece.
Carine tallied ten hits on the day. McDonnell, Tarrant Reimers, Joshua Davies, and Sam Kempton all had multiple hits. McDonnell led Carine with three hits in four at-bats.
Swan Districts 5, Wanneroo 3
Sunday's game against Swan Districts Swans was a heartbreaker for Wanneroo Giants as they lost the lead late in a 5-3 defeat. The game was tied at three with Swans batting in the top of the tenth when Demias Jimerson's sac fly scored one run.
Wanneroo got on the board in the first inning when Nick Irwin doubled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.
In the top of the eighth inning, Swans tied things up at three, scoring one run when Dan Carter singled.
Marshall Shill was credited with the victory for Swan Districts. Shill went three innings, allowing zero runs on two hits, striking out five and walking zero.
Tom Bailey took the loss for Wanneroo. The righthander allowed five hits and one run over three innings, striking out five and walking one.
Dillian Clarkson started the game for Swan Districts. The pitcher surrendered three runs on five hits over seven innings, striking out two.
Jay Bullingham started the game for Wanneroo. The righty lasted two and a third innings, allowing two hits and one run while striking out one and walking zero.
Byron Armstrong, Irwin, Dawson Summers, Ethan Cooper, Jacob Santich, Christopher King, and Courtney Jones all had one hit to lead Wanneroo.
Ashton Hamilton went 3-for-5 at the plate to lead Swan Districts in hits.
Gosnells 23, Rockingham 3
Rockingham Rams fell behind early and couldn't come back in a 23-3 loss to Gosnells Hawks on Sunday. Gosnells scored on a double by David Burgess and an error in the first inning.
Gosnells fired up the offense in the first inning, when Burgess doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs.
The Hawks scored 13 runs in the sixth inning. The offense was led by Ryan Smith, Jarrod McKay, Lee Wisby, Louis Scaramella, Jamie White, and Burgess, who each had RBIs in the inning.
Jameson Kruger led the Hawks to victory on the mound. The righthander went five innings, allowing three runs on six hits and striking out three. Wisby threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.
Samuel Sheppard took the loss for Rockingham. The pitcher allowed four hits and nine runs over two and two-thirds innings, striking out four.
Luke Turner went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Rockingham in hits.
Gosnells tallied 14 hits, including multiple for Robin Adamson, Burgess, Smith, and Wisby.
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