Baseball: Swan Districts hope to return to winners’ circle


Swans’ new clubrooms are coming along.
Swans’ new clubrooms are coming along.

SWAN Districts will be hoping to return to the winners’ circle when they take on Victoria Park-Belmont Reds in Baseball WA State League action this Sunday.

Swans are coming off a thrashing at the hands of the West Stirling Indians and a close loss to Perth.

The losses have left them a game behind the Reds and four games out of the top five in a season in which they are building new clubrooms in Middle Swan.

The Indians beat Swans on Sunday 13-1 at Charlie Hodder Field in seven innings.

The Indians scored four runs in the fifth on a run-batted-in single by Nathan Herbert, an RBI single by Aaron Walpole, and a two-run single by Jalen McGee.

McGee racked up three RBIs on four hits for West Stirling, reported the Indians’ website.

Ben Macpherson shut down Swans while he was on the hill. Macpherson held the Black Ducks hitless over one inning, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out three.

Simon Fisch got the win for the Indians. He allowed one run over five innings.

Fisch struck out none, walked two and gave up three hits.

Nick Gillies could not get it done on the bump for Swans, taking a loss. He allowed 11 runs in 5 2/3 innings, walked two and struck out three.

West Stirling never surrendered the lead after the first inning, scoring two runs on a sacrifice fly by Cam Russ and an RBI single by Reece Thompson.

The Indians brought home one run in the third inning, and matched that run total in the fourth. In the third, West Stirling scored on an RBI single by Reece Thompson, plating Russ.