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Burra stay in touch after another strong showing

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By SALLY HEPPLESTON

 

GREENSBOROUGH has continued on their winning ways, defeating Knox in round five of the Melbourne Winter Baseball League A Grade season.

Greensborough got off to a good start before Knox clawed their way back to go up 5-2. But Greensborough were able to steady and came away with the close 6-5 win, played at their home ground, Elder Street Reserve.

Greensborough coach Jarrod Hodges said pitcher Hayden Godbold was able to shut Knox down after Jamie Lethborg started on the mound.

He also said Ben Lethborg continued his good season with the bat, scoring another home run.

He said Tim Sullivan had a good game, playing strongly at short stop.

“I’m fairly pleased with where we’re at now, three and two. We’ll be up towards the top four now,” Hodges said.

“We’ve got Watsonia next week and they’re in the top four so that will be a good challenge to see where we’re at,” he said.

Knox president Phil Wilcock said his team was struggling due to players they had lost since last season.

“We’ve got seven out from our side from last year, so we’re letting some young guys strut their stuff this season,” Wilcock said.

“It was a good game and we were up 5-2 but we couldn’t hold on.

“We just have to consolidate and get better each week to avoid relegation and get wins when we need them. We’ll take each week as it comes, but there is a short supply of pitchers, and we’ve got guys on the mound who aren’t normally on the mound”.

Greensborough take on Watsonia at Watsonia next week and Knox face reigning premiers Heathmont at Knox.