NSW stay perfect in Women, Youth gold medal matchup set

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Author: Baseball Australia Media/Saturday, 31 March 2018/Categories: News, Events, Women’s , Emeralds

NSW downed South Australia and Victoria White to improve to 3-0.

Meanwhile, Victoria and New South Wales booked their tickets to Monday’s Youth gold medal game.

Check out the full day two wrap below:

 

Open Women

New South Wales 13, South Australia 2

New South Wales improved its record to 2-0 with a 13-2 victory over previously undefeated South Australia.

NSW opened up a 6-0 lead heading to the bottom of the third before SA tacked on a couple of runs.

Maddison Tabrett collected three hits and Maddison Heath and Natassha McDonnell had multi-RBI games.

 

Victoria Blue 20, New South Wales Country 0

Dominant performances from starter Brittany Cedelland and designated hitter Amanda Asay propelled Victoria Blue to a 20-0 victory over New South Wales Country.

Cedelland was almost perfect in three innings, allowing just a walk and striking out five of 10 hitters she faced.

Asay powered Blue’s offence, driving in seven runs in a 3-for-4 performance.

Victoria Blue scored nine in the first and added the runs at pace to improve to 2-0.

 

New South Wales 22, Victoria White 1

New South Wales collected its third-straight win of the event, led by five RBIs from Claire O’Sullivan and Laura Neads.

NSW fell behind 1-0 before piling on 22 unanswered runs to down Victoria White.

O’Sullivan finished 3-for-5, driving in five runs in a dominant performance.

Laura Neads also drove in five, on four hits.

Starter Jordan Richardson recorded three strikeouts in three innings.

 

Western Australia 10, Queensland 6

Western Australia survived a late Queensland rally to collect its second win of the Open Women’s event.

After WA scored the opening 10 runs, Queensland added the next six.

But it was not enough, with WA’s early burst enough for victory.

Caitlin Eynon finished with three hits and Kaila Borgomastro went 2-for-3 with three runs batted in.

Borgomastro also struck out three in four innings as starting pitcher.

 

Standings

1. New South Wales 3-0

2. Victoria Blue 2-0

3. Western Australia 2-1

4. South Australia 1-1

5. NSW Country 0-2

6. Queensland 0-2

7. Victoria White 0-2

 

Youth Women 

Victoria 24, New South Wales Country 2

Victoria improved to 3-0, scoring big early against New South Wales Country on Diamond 4.

The Victorians scored 12 runs in the first and another 12 in the second before NSW Country got on the board in the third.

Lili Cavanagh, Emily Devine and Brooklyn Hutton each recorded three hits for the winners.

Starter Maddy Patrick struck out four in two innings.

Ebony Van Eynde picked up Country’s sole hit.

 

Queensland 16, Western Australia 13

Queensland rallied from an 8-0 hole in the first to defeat Western Australia in a wild Youth clash on Diamond 4.

WA scored the opening eight runs of the game but their 9-2 lead vanished in the third.

Queensland put up 10 runs in a game-breaking frame.

Mia Bender led the way for Queensland, going 3-for-4.

  

New South Wales 16, Queensland 1

New South Wales booked its spot in the gold medal game – against Victoria – with a 16-1 victory over Queensland.

Caitlin Wilde finished 3-for-4 with two runs batted in and the bottom of the NSW order had a productive afternoon.

Six, seven and eight hitters – Rosalie Marcus, Breanna Green and MacKenzie – each finished with two RBIs.

New South Wales’ win ensured it would play Victoria in Monday’s gold medal game.

 

Standings

1. Victoria 3-0

2. New South Wales 3-0

3. Queensland 1-2

4. NSW Country 0-2

5. Western Australia 0-3 

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