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Forest Hill press for top spot with a win against Waverley

By SALLY HEPPLESTON
FOREST Hill got the better of 2013 runners up Waverley on Saturday with a strong 9-1 at Napier Park in round five of the Melbourne Winter Baseball League season.

Forest Hill coach Phil Bertrand said his team played exceptional baseball, with no errors.

“Everyone contributed today,” he said

“Travis Bass was outstanding. He threw six innings and also hit a home run and Tom Maxfield, our lead out hitter, really set the tone. Ken O’Malley hit the ball strong and Ewan John had two hits and a home run,” he said.

“Everyone hit the ball strongly and we fielded strongly too.”

Forest Hill remains undefeated for the season with four wins and a draw.

“We’ve got a number of young players we’re investing in, coupled with a few veterans. It is not just about how we go this year, but how we go in the future,” Bertrand said.

“We’ve got an outstanding under 15s team, and one of those boys plays in the seconds. This year is about the future of our club and where we’re going to be in two, three, four years.”

Forest Hill play at home against Croydon next week at Billabong Park and Waverley play at home again against Bundoora.

Waverley coach Chris Maurer was unavailable for comment.