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Baseball Victoria
19 January 2019

There's only one more day of pool play remaining in the 2019 Australia Youth Championship presented by Beastwear! We were treated to some incredible ballgames today, check out a recap of all eight below.

U16: New South Wales 12-2 Victoria White | BOX SCORE

New South Wales scored four in the first and never looked back, as they maintained a perfect record in the U16s.

Jaxon Forbes picked up where he left off yesterday, allowing only one hit in his three inning start.

Nick Chappell doubled and tripled for NSW, while shortstop Jimmy Nati continued his strong tournament, going 4-for-5 with three RBI.

Each member of the NSW starting nine reached base in a solid team performance.

Tim Liersch proved an impossible out for NSW, as the Vic White left fielder claimed a single and two walks from his three trips to the plate.

NSW finish pool play with a matchup against WA, while Vic White take on Vic Blue on day nine.

U16: Victoria Blue 5-2 Western Australia | BOX SCORE

Victoria Blue kept their hopes for a gold medal alive with a three run win over Western Australia on Diamond 2.

Vic Blue shot out of the blocks, plating five in the first inning. Bronson Neave lead Vic Blue with two RBI, while Hayden Peoples and Keeley Ronalds-Greatbatch kept WA’s bats quiet in the first five innings.

Despite allowing five runs in the first, Maddux Stivey regained his composure, tossing 4 2/3 shutout innings after that.

WA loaded the bases in the final inning, but James Lynch held his nerve on the mound, securing Vic Blue’s first win in pool play.

Vic Blue take on Vic White tomorrow on Diamond 2, while WA face NSW on Diamond 1.

U18: Victoria Blue 6-3 Western Australia | BOX SCORE

Victoria Blue scored the last five runs of the ballgame to maintain their perfect record at the championship.

Damon Hill, Reece Longstaff and Conor Myles all drove in RBIs in a four-run eighth inning, as Victoria Blue completed a gripping comeback.

Hill lead the way for Vic Blue with three hits, while Liam Evans and Lachlan Hockey kept the WA offence in check.

Evans allowed three runs in 7 1/3 innings, while Hockey held his nerve late, claiming the final five outs of the ballgame.

Will Sherriff threw well for WA as he only allowed one run through five innings, while second baseman Scott Cornish lead the way with three of WA’s seven hits.

Victoria Blue finish pool play with a matchup against New South Wales, while WA face off with SA.

U18: New South Wales Country 8-7 Victoria White | BOX SCORE

Victoria White launched a stirring comeback, but NSW Country held on for their second narrow win in as many days.

Country exploded out of the blocks to lead 6-1 after three innings, but five late runs kept things close.

Luke Socic scored in the bottom of the seventh to make it a one run ballgame, but Country’s Josh Smith held remained composed on the hill, recording the final two outs of the ballgame.

Kai McIntosh-Walsh went 2-for-3 with two RBI for Country, while Tristan Watts reached base four times thanks to a double, two walks and a hit-by-pitch.

Harvey Mitchelhill and Mason Wray drove in two runs apiece for Vic White, while Mitchell Homfray and Connor Hickey both tripled at the top of the Vic White lineup.

Country conclude pool play with a matchup against Queensland, while Victoria White take on the ACT.

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