Stage set for Youth finals after day three #AWC2018 action

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Author: Baseball Australia Media/Sunday, 1 April 2018/Categories: News, Events, Women’s , Emeralds

Country downed Western Australia to advance to the bronze medal game against Queensland.

Victoria and New South Wales will meet in the gold medal game at 1pm local time.

The gold medal game will be broadcast live on the Baseball Australia Facebook page.

Check out the full day three wrap below:

  

Open Women

Victoria Blue 16, Queensland 2

Victoria Blue claimed its third-straight win, topping Queensland 16-2 on Diamond 2.

Blue raced to a 9-0 lead in the top of the third and despite Queensland getting on the board were never troubled.

Bronwyn Gell and Abbey McLellan each drove in three runs for Victoria Blue.

Brittany Cedelland picked up the win, tossing two scoreless innings.

Taylah Welch batted in both of Queensland’s runs.

 

New South Wales 14, New South Wales Country 1

New South Wales continued its perfect tournament with a 14-1 win over New South Wales Country on Diamond 1.

Elodie O’Sullivan, Claire O’Sullivan and Laura Neads powered New South Wales, each notching three hits.

Neads drove in four runs, while starter Amy Collins allowed one run in three innings.

The win improved New South Wales’ record to 4-0

 

Victoria White 5, South Australia 4

Victoria White broke through for its first win of #AWC2018, completing a walk-off win over South Australia.

White trailed 4-2 entering the bottom of the seventh, but produced a thrilling comeback to record its first win of the tournament.

Emma Davenport’s two-run single paved the way for White to seal a thrilling win.

Baylin Rousell was the hero, singling to drive in the winning run.

 

Queensland 18, New South Wales Country 8

Queensland collected its first win of #AWC2018, led by a 5-for-5 outing by Taylah Welch.

Welch starred, driving in four runs for Queensland, while Courtney Murphy plated three.

Queensland scored eight runs in the bottom of the first ahead of the teams trading five runs each in the second.

Lauren Hughes drove in three runs for New South Wales Country.

  

Victoria Blue 20, Western Australia 4

Victoria Blue overpowered Western Australia to improve its record to 4-0 after Day 3.

WA took a second inning lead before Blue took control, building a 6-1 advantage in the bottom of the second.

After WA cut the lead to two runs, Blue added 14 runs across the next two innings.

Amanda Asay drove in a game-high six runs, going 3-for-4.

Leslie Anglin also recorded three hits.

  

Standings

New South Wales 4-0

Victoria Blue 4-0

Western Australia 2-2

South Australia 1-2

Victoria White 1-2

Queensland 1-3

New South Wales Country 0-4

  

Youth Women

Queensland 8, New South Wales Country 4

Queensland confirmed its spot in Monday’s Youth bronze medal game after triumphing 8-4 against New South Wales Country.

Country took a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the second before Queensland tallied the final five runs of the contest.

Hannah Marshall and Charlotte Johnson each collected three hits for Queensland, which improved its record to 2-2.

Starter Kya Foxwell recorded four strikeouts in two innings, while reliever Isabella Ramirez did not allow a run in four relief innings while punching out four.

 

New South Wales Country 10, Western Australia 1

A stunning 11-strikeout performance by starter Ebony Van Eynde lifted New South Wales Country into tomorrow’s Youth bronze medal game.

Van Eydne’s gem was enough for Country to pick up its first win of the event, prevailing 10-1 over Western Australia.

The right-hander allowed one run on a hit and four walks while striking out 11 in a dominant display.

 

Victoria 15, New South Wales 7

Victoria prevailed over New South Wales in a preview of Monday’s Youth gold medal game.

In the final pool game of the Youth tournament, Victoria used an eight-run third to break the game wide open.

They took full advantage of 12 hits and 11 walks, scoring 15 runs.

Hanami Camptelli drove in three runs.

New South Wales finished with 10 hits, led by two each from Jorja Lyberopoulos, Lianna Davidson and Caitlin Wilde.

 

Standings

Victoria 4-0

New South Wales 3-1

Queensland 2-2

New South Wales Country 1-3

Western Australia 0-4

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