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AWC2019 Day 6 Recap

Baseball Victoria
19 April 2019

Day 6 action was a jam-packed one, with a total of eight matches being played across the Youth and Open #AWC2019 tournaments on Good Friday. Check the daily recap for each Victorian game below.


New South Wales stormed to a convincing 13-1 win when they came up against Victoria in the Youth tournament.

The result looked settled early on, as NSW amassed 12 runs in the first two innings.

Olivia Bonello opened the scoring for New South Wales, following a Tallulah Lewis line drive double.

The scoring of NSW’s runs was evenly spread right throughout the team, with Emma Wallace, Taylor Napier, Rosalie Marcus, Michaela Bonser and Taylor Toni all adding two each.

Victoria’s sole run of the match came at the top of the second innings, when Madeleine Thiel grounded out, yet still allowed Chelsea Stewart to cross home plate.

After both finishing on top of the Youth tournament standings with a 7-1 record, New South Wales and Queensland will battle it out on Saturday for the Gold Medal.


In what was another one-sided game, Victoria put on a clinical performance against Western Australia.

Victoria sprung out to a 15-0 lead after the first two innings, making it difficult for WA early on.

Keeley Harrison ran in the first of the game for the Vic’s, opening the scoring following a wild pitch from Western Australian Ava Dixon.

Victoria then added another ten runs in the first innings and four more in the second.

Harrison and Maddi Weller were the most influential performers for Victoria, contributing three runs each to the team total.

Western Australia’s only run came in the third inning when Mia Davis scored, following a walk to teammate Amity Collins.

Victoria and Western Australia will once again face off at 9am in tomorrow’s Bronze Medal match.

Victoria finished the Youth pool play third on the standings with a 3-5 record, while WA finished just behind them with a record of 2-6.





After their loss earlier in the day to South Australia, Queensland were glad to get back on the winners list when they came up against a threatening Victoria White side.

Despite Queensland adding the first runs of the match in the second innings, Victoria White came out firing at the top of the third, piling on six quick runs.

Vic White’s key performers in the game were Amanda Torrington and with two runs, three hits and two RBI’s and Annette Curnow with two runs.

However, in Queensland’s fourth innings they crunched seven runs to take an 11-8 lead.

The Queenslander’s then added a further four runs in the sixth innings to put the game to bed.

Queensland had a fair spread of run scorers with Shiori Hoshino collecting three, while Madison Tough, Keely Henderson, Luisa Gauci and Courtney Low all added two each.



In what potentially could be the Gold Medal match-up on Sunday, Victoria Blue’s and New South Wales’ clash definitely didn’t disappoint.

Although the score line appears to have blown out, they game was neck and neck for the majority, with Victoria Blue holding a slender 3-2 advantage heading into the sixth inning before they hit an incredible 13 runs in the final innings of the game.

Victoria Blue coach, Dean Anglin, was incredibly impressed with his side’s performance and the ability to add a lot of runs in minimal time.

“It’s obviously huge for us to be able to score bunches of runs in piles” said Anglin during his post-match interview.

Following the win, Victoria Blue are now undefeated in the Open Women’s tournament, winning eight games from as many starts and are the first team to have booked themselves in Sunday’s Gold Medal match.

The key performers for Victoria Blue in the match include; Abbey Kelly with two runs, four hits and two RBI’s, Emily Devine with one run, two hits and four RBI’s and Leslie Anglin with three runs and two RBI’s.

New South Wales two runs came from the likes of Ticara Geldenhuis and Shai-lee Reeves.

Victoria Blue and New South Wales will both face Western Australia tomorrow in what will be their only game for the day.

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