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National Youth Championship Day 6 Recap

National Youth Championship Day 6 Recap

Author: Baseball Australia Media/Wednesday, 11 January 2017/Categories: News, Events, NYC

U16 – New South Wales 18-2 South Australia

New South Wales took an early lead against South Australia and never looked back, claiming an 18-2 victory on Diamond 3 to begin the day. Every player in the New South Wales starting lineup claimed either a hit or an RBI in a complete offensive performance. Jack Lee and Hayden Lyberopoulos had three RBI each, while leadoff hitter and third baseman Daniel Bannon had two RBI to go with his three hits. New South Wales only gave up three hits on the day, with Cody Godbold, Kobe Kunce and Luke Livian combining for three shutout innings after SA tacked on a pair of runs in the second. Zac Heintze-Unger, Zac Stroud and Jasper Clark claimed South Australia’s three hits.


U16 – Victoria Blue 12-11 Victoria White

Victoria White skipped out to a 9-3 lead, but couldn’t hold on against their Victorian counterparts, as Victoria Blue snuck home 12-11. Henry Hayman continued his solid tournament thus far with another three hits and an RBI, while Damon Hill and leadoff man Mitch Homfray had two RBI each. Zac Skinner had a monster day at the plate for Vic Blue, going 3-for-4 with four RBI. Reece Longstaff chipped in with a pair of RBI, while Fraser Smith claimed two hits. River Stevens-Dobby was solid in his starting role, striking out four and only conceding two earned runs in his four innings.


U16 – Queensland 9-2 New South Wales Country

Queensland made their presence felt early, and New South Wales Country couldn’t quite string enough hits together as they fell 9-2 to the Bandits. Patrick Day struck out four and only gave up the one earned run in his four innings of work for Queensland, while with bat in hand, Angelo Natale proved a tough out for the second day in a row, going 3-for-4 with two RBI. Shortstop Seth McClelland also hit well, with two RBI to go with his two hits. Tom Newbold was the only NSW Country hitter to claimed two hits, while Lachlan Dean picked up the team’s only RBI of the ballgame.


U16 – Western Australia 14-2 Australian Capital Territory

Western Australia scored early and often, and kept the ACT at bay, recording a 14-2 win on Diamond 3 to end the day. Bailey Curtis picked up two hits for the ACT, while Hamish Lambert and Matt Teague drove in the two ACT runs. Caiden Nicoletto had a perfect day at the plate, going 3-for-3 with two RBI and a triple. Dan Carter also had a triple for WA to go with his 2RBI. Both Nick Riley and Byron Armstrong had great days on the mound for WA, with Riley not giving up a hit in his two innings.


U18 – Victoria Blue 11-1 Australian Capital Territory

Victoria Blue kept the scoreboard ticking over against the ACT, as they eventually ran out 11-1 winners in the opening game on Diamond 1 today. Jarryd Dale became the first player at the tournament to hit a home run on Diamond one, while each player in the Victoria Blue lineup claimed a hit. Jackson Boyd again showed his quality, with five strikeouts and only one earned run in his 3.2 innings. Julian Paramanov had three hits on the day for the ACT, while catcher Mitch Edwards had two. Mark Zhang drove in the ACT’s only run of the ballgame in the fourth.


U18 – Queensland 19-9 New South Wales Country

Queensland’s early scoring was capped off by an eight run fourth inning as they defeated New South Wales Country 19-9 in the first game on Diamond 2 this morning. James Franco and Ryota Kusomoto each had outstanding games with bat in hand, claiming five hits and a mammoth seven RBI between them. Luke Turner had another four RBI as he continued his good tournament. For Country New South Wales, two talented hitters both showed their worth as Rixon Wingrove and Jake Amos both had three RBI. Minami Matsumoto had two hits and two RBI, while Josh Wingrove was strong on the mound, only giving up one earned run from his three innings of relief.


U18 – South Australia 11-6 New South Wales

South Australia were up early and never looked back, defeating New South Wales 11-6 on Diamond 2. John Inglis threw strongly in relief for South Australia, striking out one and not giving up any runs in his 3.2 innings on the bump. Mason Clavell and Jarrod Miller each nailed big triples for SA, while Clavell and Curtis Mead both had two RBI. Rhys Dewick was the only player to claim multiple hits for NSW, while Mitch Drive picked up two RBI.


U18 – Victoria White vs. Western Australia

In the final game of the night, Western Australia took an early lead but couldn’t maintain it, as Victoria White came back to claim a 5-1 win. Huge Leropoulos was fantastic on the mound for Vic White, throwing five relief innings of shutout baseball and keeping Vic White in the ballgame. John-Paul Callil hit well again, claiming two hits and an RBI for Vic White while Kyle Morrison and Liam Madden drove in a run each. Jess Williams, Jett Wright and Josh Greenham all had two hits each for WA, while David John claimed the only RBI of the night. 


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