There were some thrilling games during Day 5 of the Australian Women’s Championships, with eight in total! Check out the recaps below for our amazing Victorian representatives. Well done to all players and good luck on Day 6!
Open: QLD 5-2 VICW | Box Score
Queensland started things off on Diamond 2 with a close 5-2 win over Victoria White.
Queensland were first on the board with a Sophie Marriott ground out scoring Humphreys and a wild pitch then allowing Humphreys to cross the plate.
Marriott, Courtney Low and Chloe Humphreys all finished with an RBI each.
An RBI single by Low put Queensland ahead by three after the second innings.
Victoria White got one run on the board at the start of the third when a Claire Costa ground out scored Emma Davenport.
But Queensland got two more runs and closed out the game despite letting Victoria White score a run at the bottom of the seventh.
Taylee Luchterhand was the best pitcher for Queensland, finishing her three innings with two strikeouts and one run from four hits.
Queensland will play South Australia in the first game on Diamond 2 tomorrow.
Open: NSW 0-5 VICB | Box Score
Victoria Blue remain undefeated after an impressive 5-0 win over New South Wales in the first game on Diamond 1.
The Victorians were a little slow to start, but a three-run fifth innings sealed the win for the team.
Victoria Blue starter Morgan Doty was superb on the mound, with an astonishing eight strikeouts and just one hit from her seven innings pitched.
Abbey McLellan was the best with the bat for Victoria Blue, with two runs including an RBI from three at bats.
NSW starting pitcher Brittney Langlais kept Victoria Blue to two runs in the first five innings, with five strikeouts.
A McLellan double allowed Abbey Kelly to cross the plate in the first.
Courtney Foura then singled in the third to put Victoria Blue ahead by two.
Two costly errors by Queensland in the fifth gifted Victoria Blue a 4-0 lead, before Belinda Cannington scored a final run to make it 5-0.
Open: SA 10-3 VICW | Box Score
Six runs in the final innings helped South Australia to a thrilling win over Victoria White on Diamond 2.
With South Australia 4-3 heading into the seventh innings, it was an Ayumi Ikeyama double that kick started the SA offence.
Natasha Strapps and Jenny Dunn also hit RBI singles in the seventh to seal victory for the South Australians.
Strapps finished with a game-high three RBIs, with Carly Moore driving in two.
Victoria White pitcher Amanda Torrington did her best on the mound, pitching all seven innings. She finished with eight hits for ten runs and nine strikeouts.
Earlier, Jasmine Maslin opened the scoring for the South Australians after crossing home plate off a sacrifice fly at the start of the second. Moore hit a double to score Eryn Shipp and give her team a 2-0 lead.
Their score doubled at the start of the third courtesy of a dropped ball and a ground out score by Belinda Stansfield.
Victoria White got three runs at the bottom of the fourth but it was the South Australian team who finished the game strongly and took the win.
South Australia and Victoria White will both play Queensland tomorrow on Diamond 2, with the first game starting at 9am
Open: WA 2-12 VICB | Box Score
Victoria Blue sealed their second win of the day after defeating Western Australia on Diamond 1.
The undefeated team were excellent with the bat, with Shae Lillywhite leading the offence with three RBIs.
A four-run first innings got the Victorian Blue team off to a great start. Abbey McLellan tripled off a fly ball to score Lillywhite, then Belinda Cannington doubled to allow Courtney Foura and Emily Devine to cross home plate.
Western Australia made it a two run ball game at the top of the fourth thanks to a single scoring Caitlin Eynon.
But Victoria Blue put the result to bed in the fifth innings, crossing home plate seven times with Lillywhite, Devine and Abbey Kelly all hitting big singles in the innings.
Victoria Blue play New South Wales on Diamond 1 tomorrow at 1pm.
Youth: QLD 6-2 VIC | Box Score
Queensland gave its hopes of playing in the Youth gold medal game a huge boost with a hard-fought win over Victoria.
A three-run fifth sealed a 6-2 win, Queensland’s fourth of the event, on Diamond 3.
Queensland struck in the first and extending the lead to three runs in the second inning.
Maddi Weller’s RBI-single cut Victoria’s deficit to two before Kira Jansen’s home run made it a one-run ballgame.
Brianna Ragau, Hannah Graham and Samantha Sullivan drove in runs to push out Queensland’s advantage in the fifth.
Reliever Isabella Ramirez struck out four in four innings for Queensland.