NSW and Victoria Blue continue red-hot #AWC2018 form

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Author: Baseball Australia Media/Wednesday, 4 April 2018/Categories: News, Events, Women’s , Emeralds

NSW shut out South Australia in the early game on Diamond 1 ahead of Victoria Blue downing Western Australia.

Check out the full day six wrap below:

 

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New South Wales 11, South Australia 0

New South Wales moved a step closer to booking its ticket to the #AWC2018 gold medal game, shutting out South Australia on Diamond 1 at Geelong Baseball Centre.

Starter Chloe Jones struck out three in three innings and reliever Lauren Donnellan punched out three in two frames as NSW kept SA to two hits.

Offence came easier for NSW, which racked up 13 hits and scored six runs in the second inning to break the contest open.

Shortstop Olivia Bannon went 3-for-4 for top-seeded NSW, while Laura Neads drove in three runs.

NSW plays Western Australia and Victoria Blue in a doubleheader on Diamond 1 tomorrow.

SA is in action against Victoria Blue and Western Australia on Diamond 2.

 

Victoria Blue 8, Western Australia 2

Bronwyn Gell homered early and Victoria Blue used a six-run fourth to top Western Australia at the 2018 Australian Women’s Baseball Championships in Geelong on Wednesday.

Gell pulled Blue level with a solo homer in the bottom of the first after WA opened the scoring.

Victoria Blue found itself trailing once more when Kaila Borgomastro drove in a run in the top of the fourth.

A six-run bottom half of the inning put Blue in control.

All six runs came with two outs as the Victorian team built a 7-2 lead.

Rieko Abe’s RBI-single in the fifth made it a six-run ballgame.

Amanda Asay worked three scoreless innings in relief for Blue.

Victoria Blue faces South Australia and New South Wales tomorrow as it hunts a spot in Friday’s gold medal game.

Western Australia squares off with New South Wales and South Australia.

 

Queensland 11, Victoria White 1

Cate Lessmann finished with six strikeouts in four innings as Queensland completed an 11-1 victory over Victoria White on Diamond 4.

Fifth-seeded Queensland scored in all five completed innings to support a strong start by Lessmand.

After taking a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first, Victoria White hit the scoreboard in the second on an error.

Queensland pulled away from there, scoring the next eight runs.

Karina Connors and Moe Kurihara both drove in two runs.

 

New South Wales Country 14, Queensland 12

New South Wales Country held off a strong Queensland rally to claim its first win of #AWC2018 in a wild encounter on Diamond 4.

Country built a 10-0 lead entering the bottom of the third and led 13-1 heading to the bottom of the fourth.

Queensland fought back, headlined by an eight-run sixth, to force a wild finish.

But Country prevailed in the end to collect its maiden win of the tournament.

Yolanda Rogers drove in a team-high four runs for NSW Country.

Chloe Humphreys went 3-for-5 with four RBIs for Queensland.

 

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