By SALLY HEPPLESTON
REIGNING premiers Heathmont have made light work of Watsonia with a 19-1 thrashing in round six of the Melbourne Winter baseball league.
Played at The Iceberg at Heathmont Reserve, the undefeated reigning premiers smashed five home runs and only gave up one run for the day, and remain on track to take the title for the third year in a row.
Coach Matthew Gourlay said it was an outstanding team effort.
“I’m really rapt with the way it turned out today,” Gourlay said.
He said first time pitcher Matthew Wilson, who has come across from the Baltimore Orioles in the US, pitched the first three innings without allowing Watsonia a hit.
Heathmont also hit five home runs with two coming from Daniel Mack, a grand slam from Josh Hendricks and one each to Nick Rossell and Hayden Dingle.
“The last couple of weeks it wouldn’t have mattered who we were facing, we’ve been hitting the ball so hard,” Gourlay said.
“It’s been very impressive.”
The undefeated Heathmont travel to Westgarth next week and Watsonia, who now sit at 1-5, are at home to North Balwyn.
Watsonia coach Leo Vivona was unavailable for comment after the match.
It seemed that big wins were the order of the week with A grade results throwing up very one sided games,
North Balwyn made light work of Knox winning 12-0, Research showed their talent beating Westgarth 22-1.
Closer results saw GMBC defeat last years runner ups Ringwood 6-5, and new to A Grade Essendon edged out Greensborough 4-3