By SALLY HEPPLESTON
HEATHMONT’S slow start to the season has continued with the champions from the past three seasons recording their fourth loss in a row in the Melbourne Winter Baseball League A Grade competition.
The reigning premiers this went down to Greensborough 11-8 at Heathmont Reserve on Saturday.
Heathmont coach said the high scoring game was dominated by good hitting and poor defence.
“We were outhit today and we made too many errors,” he said.
“We have to be a bit concerned with where we’re at now.
“We need to be realistic about things and reassess – take things one week at a time.
“We had a American import fly back home and that’s been a big out for us. We’ll blood some new young players,” Edwards said.
Edwards praised Chris Nicholas who found form with the bat and Nick Rossell who pitched for the first time.
Greensborough Jarrod Hodges said his team got off to a good start but were challenged in the middle part of the game by Heathmont who scored six runs in one inning.
“We were up 4-0 but the bounced back and were up 6-4. We made a pitching change and brought Jamie Lethborg on and he was able to contain them. It was also a credit to our hitters,” he said.
Greensborough now sit at two wins and two losses and Hodges said it gave his team a solid platform to build on.
“We can really have a crack now,” he said.
“We’ve got Knox at home next week so it will be a good opportunity for us to try and push up the ladder. We’ll take some confidence in to next week,” he said.