NSW, WA claim medal games on final day of #AWC2018

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Author: Baseball Australia Media/Friday, 6 April 2018/Categories: News, Events, Women’s , Emeralds

A six-run sixth lifted NSW to a thrilling win, while earlier Western Australia secured bronze by beating South Australia.

Check out the full day eight wrap below:

 

Open Women

 Bronze medal game: Western Australia 7, South Australia 1

Rebecca Torpy’s strong start helped Western Australia claim #AWC2018 bronze against South Australia on Diamond 1 at Geelong Baseball Centre.

Torpy gave up just one unearned run in seven solid innings, striking out six and giving up only five hits.

She worked with an early lead as WA piled on three first-inning runs.

Natalie House’s RBI-triple started the scoring, before a wild pitch and Morgan Doty single built a 3-0 cushion.

Torpy provided run support of her own in the fourth, driving in two runs on a double to centre field.

Carly Moore scored SA’s only run on a fielding error in the sixth.

 

Gold medal game: New South Wales 7, Victoria Blue 6

New South Wales produced a stunning comeback to claim gold at the 2018 Australian Women’s Baseball Championships in Geelong on Friday.

A six-run sixth propelled NSW to its first title since 2016, prevailing 7-6 over Victoria Blue on Diamond 1.

NSW started its comeback by scoring on an error and closed to within a run following RBIs from Lauren Donnellan and Elodie O’Sullivan.

Click here for a full report of the gold medal game!

 

Queensland 14, New South Wales Country 8

Karina Connors played a key role in her own retirement party, helping Queensland to a fifth-placed finish at #AWC2018.

Connors went 5-for-5 with five RBIs as Queensland completed its campaign with a 14-8 win over New South Wales Country.

Queensland trailed 5-4 after the first and were level after the second ahead of taking control.

They made sure of victory – and a fifth-placed finish – with a five-run sixth.

Taylah Welch chimed in with four hits while for Country Kirra Hamilton collected three.

 

Victoria White 11, New South Wales Country 3

Victoria White notched its fourth win of #AWC2018 to wrap up sixth spot against New South Wales Country on Diamond 4.

Kristen Bezzina went 3-for-4 with four RBIs in a strong offensive performance from White.

White took an early lead and never trailed as they finished with 17 hits to 10.

Starter Gabby Bevan allowed two earned runs in seven innings, striking out three.

  

Final standings:

1. New South Wales

2. Victoria Blue

3. Western Australia

4. South Australia

5. Queensland

6. Victoria White

7. New South Wales Country

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