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Ringwood get the win they needed

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By SALLY HEPPLESTON

 

RINGWOOD came away with a solid 5-2 win over Watsonia at Proclamation Park on Saturday in round nine of the Melbourne Winter Baseball League B Grade competition.

Ringwood coach and pitcher Adam Bright said it was a great win for the club, who were still rebuilding themselves after a disastrous season last year where they fought off relegation after almost winning the grand final the year before.

“We’ve had a bit of a disappointing season again and we’re middle of the road with three wins and six losses but today was a great win,” Bright said.

“We were very unfortunate to lose a few games. We were leading a few and just couldn’t close them out,” Bright said.

Bright said pitcher Luke Papanicolou was “on song all day” with good defence behind him. Bright said it would be Papanicolou’slast game for a while before going to the US to try out.

Bright, who has only pitched a few innings this season, closed out the game.

Watsonia President Tim Frost said he was pleased with how his team had performed so far in 2015 but that it was disappointing to lose.

“Their pitchers pitched really well today and Bright closed which was not surprising. We just didn’t do enough with the bat,” Frost said.

“We’re at five (wins) and four (losses) and just outside the top four.”

Frost said he hoped his team could make amends when they took on Essendon at home next week.