Medal match-ups set after day seven of #AWC2018

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Author: Baseball Australia Media/Thursday, 5 April 2018/Categories: News, Events, Women’s , Emeralds

NSW and Blue picked up wins early on day seven to ensure their path to a gold medal clash, leaving Western Australia and South Australia to battle for bronze.

Check out the full day seven wrap below:

 

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Victoria Blue 17, South Australia 0

Victoria Blue maintained its perfect record in the second round of #AWC2018 with a dominant win 17-0 over South Australia on Diamond 2.

Blue’s offence was too powerful for fourth-seeded SA, collecting 14 hits to two, while starter Amanda Torrington threw five scoreless innings.

Amanda Asay and Abe Rieko drove in three runs each for Victoria Blue, which defeated Western Australia in its opening game of the second round on Wednesday.

Torrington allowed two hits and struck out four in five innings.

  

New South Wales 4, Western Australia 0

Starter Breanna Donnellan’s complete game shutout lifted New South Wales to a 4-0 victory against Western Australia on Diamond 1.

Donnellan struck out five and did not give up a run on six hits scattered across seven innings.

Offensively, Olivia Bannon was the only player to record multiple hits in the game.

  

Western Australia 15, South Australia 5

Western Australia wrapped up its second win of #AWC2018 over South Australia, ahead of a third clash in tomorrow’s bronze medal game.

WA scored four runs in the bottom of the first and pushed the lead out to 10 runs with a seven-run sixth.

Aislinn Morris went 5-for-5, driving in four runs in an impressive display of hitting.

All up WA racked up 16 hits to nine.

Western Australia starter Caitlin Gordon punched out five in three innings.

 

Victoria Blue 8, New South Wales 6

Victoria Blue will take confidence into tomorrow’s #AWC2018 gold medal game after edging New South Wales 8-6 in Geelong today.

Blue will take on NSW again in the gold medal game at 4pm local time tomorrow after topping pool play with a 3-0 record.

A five-run second propelled Victoria Blue to victory in the gold medal game preview on Diamond 1.

Eight of Blue’s nine starters collected a hit as Blue avenged a defeat to NSW on Tuesday afternoon.

Shae Lillywhite drove in two runs in a well-rounded team performance.

Reliever Belinda Cannington allowed just one unearned run in four innings of work.

The gold medal game is on Diamond 1 at Geelong Baseball Centre from 4pm tomorrow, and will be streamed live on ABLtv.com.

  

Victoria White 8, New South Wales Country 7

Victoria White completed its second walk-off win of #AWC2018, scoring two runs in the seventh to top New South Wales Country on Diamond 4.

Rachel Bagley drove in the winning run after Baylin Rousell’s RBI-single pulled White level in the bottom of the seventh.

Country had taken the lead in the top half of the inning, scoring four runs.

Bagley was a standout performer, going 5-for-5.

Emma Cummings went 3-for-3 with four RBIs for NSW Country.

 

Queensland 14, Victoria White 8

Courtney Low drove in five runs and Karina Connors four as Queensland took down Victoria White on Diamond 4.

Queensland jumped to a 4-0 lead after the top of the first and led 8-1 after three following a strong start offensively.

Victoria White hit back though, before Queensland scored four runs in the top of the seventh to record a solid win.

Courtney Murphy fanned three in one inning and Taylah Welch struck out four in two innings out of the bullpen.

  

Day eight schedule

Diamond 1:

11am – Bronze medal game: Western Australia vs South Australia

4pm – Gold medal game: Victoria Blue vs New South Wales

+ The gold medal game will be streamed live on ABLtv.com

 

Diamond 4:

9:30am – New South Wales Country vs Queensland

12.30pm – New South Wales Country vs Victoria White

 

Click here for the updated schedule! 

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