By SALLY HEPPLESTON
GREENSBOURGH battled it out for an 8-4 win on Saturday against bottom placed Knox in round 14 of the Melbourne Winter Baseball League season.
Played at Knox’s home ground Gilbert Park, Greensborough, who sit just outside the top four, were able to hold on for the win after going in to the final innings four all.
Greensborough piled on four runs to close the game and get the win.
Coach Jarrod Hodges said Tim Sullivan hit the ball well all day and that Hayden Godbold finished the pitching duties well.
“It was a battle all day but it was good to get on top in the end as that was our first win in a few weeks,” Hodges said.
“We’ve just got to keep winning now to give ourselves every chance to play finals.”
Greensborough are at home next week against Watsonia who are one above them on the ladder.
Knox coach Mark Winton said despite being bottom of the ladder, he was happy with how his team had been playing the last few weeks.
He said the result was much like the last time they played, with Greensborough also getting away with a win late in the game.
He said Adrian Rice was once again outstanding on the pitching mound and that Steve Williams was “red hot” with the bat.
“It was a real team effort today. We’ve really been putting it together the past few weeks. Our losses really have only been coming off home runs. We’ve had a lot of opportunities with runners in scoring positions.
Knox are away next week to Heathmont.