By SALLY HEPPLESTON
KNOX completely outclassed 2013 runners up Ringwood in round 3 of the Melbourne Winter Baseball League season.
Knox coach said if he could name all his players as best players in their 13-0 win, he would
“It was just a fantastic effort. Adrian Rice only gave up three hits for the day, he just kept the ball in the zone, it was outstanding,” Ayers said.
He said relief pitcher Nick Rice was also strong as well as Davie Tierney with the bat and Winton brothers, Ash and Mark, who both scored home runs.
“It was just an all around great game of baseball.”
Knox lost in round one to Westgarth before bouncing back with a strong win against Greenhills Montmorency last week. Next week they take on Research, who have had a slow start to the season.
“We’re going to really try and ride the highs when we can this season,” Ayers said.
Ringwood coach and star pitcher Adam Bright, who is this year sidelined with a knee injury, said it wasn’t a great day for the club.
“We didn’t pitch, we didn’t play defense and we didn’t hit and you really need to string all three of those things together to win a game of baseball,” he said.
“Nothing in the game came together for us today.”
Bright said he was missing several players due to state commitments and that other key players from their fantastic season last year were also missing from the line up.
“We’re a young and developing club this year and we have a few really good juniors coming up. I’m proud of the kids and the talent we’ve got coming through.
“We are going to do it tough this season, but hats off to Knox, they smashed it today,” he said.
Ringwood take on Watsonia next week.
In other A Grade results, Heathmont beat North Balwyn 5-0, Essendon beat Westgarth 7-4, GMBC beat Watsonia 15-1, Research beat Greensborough 9-6