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National Youth Championship Day 7 Recap

National Youth Championship Day 7 Recap

Author: Baseball Australia Media/Thursday, 12 January 2017/Categories: News, Events, NYC

U16 – Queensland 13-0 Australian Capital Territory

Queensland swung the bats early and often as they defeated the ACT 13-0 to end the first round of the National Youth Championships on a high. Brock Wollin and Jaiden Holly combined to only give up two hits in five innings of work for Queensland. Every Queensland hitter reached base in a complete performance, with leadoff man Liam MacDonald going 2-for-2 with a triple and three RBI. Tim Preston and Josh Healy picked up the ACT’s two hits.


U16 – New South Wales 10-0 Victoria White

New South Wales had one of their most complete performances of the tournament so far, defeating Victoria White 10-0 on Diamond 2 this morning. Seb Mathews and Aidan Torpey both had two hits each, while Luke Livian legged out a triple. NSW used their pitching sparingly, with none of their four pitchers throwing more than 28. Liam McCallum struck out two and only gave up one hit in his outing. Mitch Homfray and Jed Woodger claimed Vic White’s two hits. 


U16 – Victoria Blue 15-2 New South Wales Country

A mammoth first inning from Victoria Blue set them on their way to a 15-2 victory over New South Wales Country. Every Vic Blue hitter notched at least a hit and an RBI, with Zak Skinner picking up three hits and an RBI, while Tim Reid claimed three RBI from his hit. Four Vic Blue pitchers combined to give up only four hits on the day for NSW Country. Daniel Willings, Tristan Watts, Josh Banks and Mitch Vickery all had hits for NSW Country, while Ethan Keane threw well in relief, striking out three in 2.2 shutout innings of relief.


U16 – Western Australia vs. South Australia

It was a classic encounter between two of the top teams in the U16 division and it took a Carter Dowling double to walk off SA 11-10.  Western Australia trailled 10-6 with three outs left in the ballgame, but came back to record a stunning victory. Dan Carter had another three RBI, while Matt Martin drove two runs in for WA. Calvin Eissens had a solid relief outing, only giving up the one run in 2.2 innings. Liam Bull had one of his better games of the tournament, with three hits, two RBI and three runs, Ethan Badcock also picked up a pair of hits and an RBI. 


U18 – New South Wales 10-0 Queensland

New South Wales’ pitchers were impressive, and some hot bats backed them up as they defeated Queensland in a state of origin battle 10-0 on Diamond 2 today. Kyle Glogoski struck out six and only gave up one hit in three innings of work, while Mitchell Driver had another strong relief outing to finish the job for NSW, not giving up a run in four relief innings. Driver swung the bat well too, finishing with a pair of RBI. Luke Passmore, Ismail Adra and Matt Martinson had two hits each, while Alex Brook had two RBI. Callum Pike had two hits for Queensland, with Rory Spletter and Luke Turner each picking up one hit each.


U18 – Victoria Blue 7-6 Victoria White (F/10)

Despite giving up a pair of early runs, Victoria Blue mounted a comeback and eventually scored the winning run in the bottom of the 10th 7-6 against Victoria White. Hits were shared for Victoria Blue, while Luke Cartwright played the role of the hero, with a walkoff double to right field sealing the victory. Josh Meyer and Mitch Wilcox combined for four innings of relief for Vic Blue as they kept the Vic White bats at bay in the late innings. Sam Drummond did his best to lead Vic White home, with four hits and three RBI on the day. Liam Madden struck out three and only gave up one earned run in his four innings of relief for Vic White.

U18 – New South Wales Country 13-4 Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales Country picked up five runs in the first two innings and never looked back, downing the ACT 13-4 to end their round robin play on a good note. Alex Osborne was exceptional in his start for NSW Country, striking out four and only giving up two hits in 3.1 innings. Jake Amos again impressed with bat in hand, going 2-for-3 with three RBI. Rixon Wingrove also hit well, picking up three hits and driving two runs in. Ricky Deeble had one of his best games for the tournament with two hits and two RBI.


U18 – Western Australia vs. South Australia

Western Australia came back to take a lead in the seventh inning, however South Australia just snuck home 13-11 in extras to take a win and top seed heading into the second round. Griffin Weber came up big in the final frame, nailing a three-RBI double to tack on three extra innings runs for SA. Mason Clavell had another three hits to add to his strong tournament, while Blayke McMillan had two RBI. For WA, Mason Talbot had a great day at the plate, going 2-for-3 with three RBI. Jake Taylor drove in a pair of runs for WA, while Josh Greenham had two hits.


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