NEW South Wales holds the top spot in the Arthur Allsopp Australian Under-17 Boys Championships.
New South Wales defeated ACT 10-0 and Tasmania 11-3, thanks to strong batting and solid fielding.
NSW's Aiden Kennedy provided his team with a home run in the second innings when he put a safe hit to right field.
Tight pitching by Callum Beashel, who recorded six strike outs, prevented ACT from scoring a safe hit in the game.
The Tasmanian team should be proud of its performance against the NSW side.
Although beaten, the Tasmanian team set a goal of improving its runs against the top team, and achieved that goal.
A two-base safe hit by Jonathon Todd brought runners over the plate, and the youngest member of the team, Lockie Smart, came on to the diamond to help close the innings.
Tasmanian vice-captain Kyron Wynwood took a spectacular catch at right field, running several metres and judging the flight of the ball to take the catch.
Tasmanian pitcher Dylan Sheehan recorded four strike outs.
Final score for the game was NSW defeated Tasmania 11-3.
In its second game, Tasmania held Victoria scoreless for two innings, then the Victorians came out swinging in the third.
Victoria started with a three- base safe hit by Cory Beswick, who put the ball into right outfield and was assisted around the bases by Steven Garoni.
A great double play between Tasmanians Daniel Giles, Jonathan Todd and Rohan Murfet was the highlight of the match.
Murfet has made second base his, and has been very instrumental in many of the catches.
The final score for the game was Victoria defeating Tasmania 10-0.
Queensland secured a win over the South Australian team, with the final score 12-2.
South Australia struggled to get bat to ball, with Jake Rodda the only player to record a safe hit.
Queensland had many safe batters with home runs, including Brendon Goffer and Luke Tanirao Rhind.
Queensland pitcher Callum McKay recorded six strike outs against the South Australian team.
The first round has now been completed and NSW is a game clear of its opponents leading into the second round.
Tasmania plays South Australia at 1.30pm, and will be looking for its second win of the nationals, and then again at 4pm against Queensland.