NSW down Victoria Blue in battle of undefeated teams

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Author: Baseball Australia Media/Tuesday, 3 April 2018/Categories: News, Events, Women’s , Emeralds

NSW proved too strong for Victoria Blue in a battle of the last two unbeaten sides in the Open Women’s event.

Leslie Anglin’s two-run homer in the sixth made it interesting, cutting the lead to one in the sixth before NSW pulled away for a 9-5 win.

Check out the full day five wrap and standings entering the next round below:

 

Open Women

Queensland 15, Victoria White 1

Queensland finished the opening round of #AWC2018 with a comfortable 15-1 victory over Victoria White on Diamond 1.

Moe Kurihara drove in four runs, going 3-for-5, as Queensland claimed its second win of the opening round.

Starter Olivia Stevens punched out five in 2 1/3 innings.

  

Western Australia 10, South Australia 8

Western Australia wrapped up third seed entering the next stage of #AWC2018, holding off South Australia 10-8 on Diamond 4.

WA scored three runs in the third and fourth to overturn a 5-4 deficit, before surviving a late SA rally.

SA scored three runs in the top of the sixth to cut WA’s lead to one.

Kaila Borgomastro’s RBI-single provided a late insurance run for WA.

WA reliever Natalie House stranded two runners in the bottom of the seventh to secure victory.

Erin Fox and lead-off hitter Morgan Doty both drove in three runs.

The result ensured a third-place finish for WA after the opening round of #AWC2018.

 

New South Wales 9, Victoria Blue 5

New South Wales finished as top seed after the opening round of #AWC2018 following a thrilling 9-5 win over Victoria Blue on Tuesday.

NSW navigated the opening round with a perfect 6-0 record, holding off a late rally from Victoria Blue on Diamond 2.

Blue cut the NSW lead to one run in the bottom of the sixth to set up a thrilling finish.

But NSW added three insurance runs in the top of the seventh of the top-of-the-table clash.

Leslie Anglin’s two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth sparked the Victoria Blue resurgence.

Melinda Latimer went 3-for-4 for NSW, while Maddison Heath drove in three runs.

 

Victoria White 12, New South Wales Country 4

Victoria White closed out day five action with a 12-4 win over New South Wales Country on Diamond 1.

A seven-run fourth for White broke a 4-all tie.

Gabby Bevan went 3-for-5 for Victoria White, while reliever Kristen Bezzina struck out two in three scoreless innings.

 

Standings

1. New South Wales 6-0

2. Victoria Blue 5-1

3. Western Australia 4-2

4. South Australia 2-4

5. Queensland 2-4

6. Victoria White 2-4

7. New South Wales Country 0-6

* South Australia, Queensland and Victoria White ranked by tiebreak rules (runs allowed)

 

Day 6 schedule

Diamond 1

10:15AM – New South Wales vs. South Australia

2:00PM – Victoria Blue vs. Western Australia

Diamond 4

10:30PM – Queensland vs. Victoria White

1:45PM – Queensland vs. New South Wales Country

 

Click here for updated #AWC2018 schedule

 

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