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National Youth Championship Day 5 Recap

National Youth Championship Day 5 Recap

Author: Baseball Australia Media/Tuesday, 10 January 2017/Categories: News, Events, NYC

U16 – Victoria White 10-9 Australian Capital Territory (F/9)

It was the ACT’s second consecutive extra innings ballgame, but they unfortunately fell short again, as Victoria White claimed a 10-9 victory after two extra innings. Henry Hayman had three clutch RBI down the stretch for Victoria White, while Chris Nielsen had a long relief outing in trying conditions, striking out five and only conceding two earned runs in six innings. Stuart Tharle and Trent Buchanan had great days with bat in hand for the ACT, each picking up three RBI. Both teams scored runs in the first extra frame, however Vic White managed to claim three in the 9th inning to defeat the ACT.


U16 – South Australia 11-6 New South Wales Country

In a back and forth ballgame between SA and NSW Country, some timely late hitting and a solid relief outing saw them home with an 11-6 victory. Sam McLean continued his great form at the tournament, with another three hits and two RBI. McLean also legged out a double and a triple in warm conditions. Bailey Van Leeuwen also claimed two RBI, while Max Bramble nailed two hits. Joe Gluyas had a massive day at the plate for SA with a double, a triple and four RBI. Callum Park and Carey McLeod had three hits each, while a crucial relief outing from Tyson McKee (1.2IP, 1H, 0ER, 4K) kept the Country NSW bats at bay late.


U16 – New South Wales 8-6 Victoria Blue

A big third inning from New South Wales proved the difference as they defeated Victoria Blue 8-6. Dante Caruso had a great day at the plate, going 3-for-3 with a walk, two doubles and an RBI, while Chris Burke was the only Victorian to claimed two RBI on the night. Liam McCallum was one of NSW’s best with bat in hand, claiming three hits and an RBI, while Thomas Horne and Ky Jackson each picked up an RBI. Seb Mathews threw the only two scoreless innings of the ballgame for New South Wales in only 18 pitches, only giving up the one hit.


U16 – Queensland 11-6 Western Australia

Queensland scored early and survived a late Western Australian comeback to claim the final game on Diamond 1, 11-6. Evan Perera was the only WA player to claim multiple hits, with a double, two singles and an RBI. Dylan Walsh and Calvin Eissens combined to throw the final 2.1 scoreless innings for WA, with both claiming a strikeout each. The Natale brothers proved difficult for WA to get out, with Angelo going 4-for-4, scoring twice and driving in three runs, while Franco claimed two RBI. Jack Waters squashed a Western Australian comeback, striking out five in 2.1 innings of relief to end the ballgame.


U18 – Queensland 14-4 Australian Capital Territory

The ACT and Queensland played out a tight ballgame on Diamond 1 until Queensland pulled away late to record a 14-4 win.  Nick Hosie and Mitch Edwards had two RBI each for the ACT, while Mark Zhang was the other ACT player to claim multiple hits. Ethan Elliott and Kodey Wilford combined for 4.1 innings of scoreless relief, neither allowed a hit in their time on the mound for QLD. Dermot Fritsch had two hits and three RBI on the day, while Ryoto Kusomoto had two RBI. Conor Laverty had one of his best games of the tournament so far, with four hits and three runs leading off for QLD.


U18 – South Australia 11-10 New South Wales Country

South Australia trailed 8-0 against New South Wales Country in the bottom of the sixth, but pulled off a stirring comeback to walk-off NSW Country 11-10. South Australia scored all 11 of their runs in the final four innings as Nick Platten worked a bases loaded walk to claim an unlikely victory. Hits were shared for NSW Country, with Jake Amos, Rixon Wingrove and Thomas Holland all claiming three, one of Wingrove’s hits saw him take Jack Stead deep for a three run home run. Mason Clavell claimed three hits for SA, while Griffin Weber and Tyson Arnold had two RBI apiece. Morgan Ruchel kept Country NSW quiet late, with 1.2 innings of perfect relief, enabling SA’s bats to get the job done in the final frame.


U18 – Victoria White 10-9 New South Wales

Victoria White bounced out of the blocks to lead 7-0, and survived a comeback from New South Wales to claim a tight 10-9 victory. Jacob Krkovski and Flynn Stallworthy had three RBI each for NSW, while Blake Brown made his only hit of the day count, driving in two runs. Hits were shared for Victoria White, with Rhys De Highden and Lachlan Medew picking up three each, while Sam Drummond had two RBI to go with his two hits. Kyle Morrison had a great day on the mound, striking out four and only giving up two hits in three innings on the mound for Victoria White.

U18 – Western Australia 3-1 Victoria Blue

Western Australia threw exceptionally well to hold a potent Victoria Blue lineup to one run, as they claimed a 3-1 win on Diamond 3. Aiden Willis claimed the only RBI of the game for Victoria Blue, while Jack Dunn and Cooper Goodman claimed the other two hits for Victoria Blue. Alex Hall had a great day at the plate for WA, with the Perth Heat representative claiming three hits and a walk. Dawson Summers picked up two RBI for WA, while on the mound, Frazer Brice (5IP, 2H, 1ER, 4K) and Ryan Nuttall (4IP, 1H, 0ER) were near untouchable, leading the WA boys to their fourth win of the tournament.

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