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Ringwood show some strength to beat a powerful Monty line up.

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Saints solid start to 2016

By Sally Heppleston

RINGWOOD have scored an impressive away game win against GMBC in round two of the Melbourne Winter Baseball League season.

Ringwood Coach Adam Bright said the club was at the end of a rebuilding phase after a tough two years, and was really excited about where they were at.

“We lost a lot of players the past few years, but now we have some young players who are really stepping up. Wes de Jong pitched five innings and did really well today,” Bright said.

After a 13-13 draw against Heathmont last week, Bright said it was disappointing the club wasn’t sitting at 2-0.

“It was a game both clubs could have won. It was really topsy turvy,”Bright said.

“In these early days of the season, that could have really set us up.”

Returning GMBC coach Scott Dawes, who had a period of time away from the job, said it was a tough game to lose at home.

“We were very confident going in,” he said.

He said Ringwood were able to get away to an early lead and even though his team were able to claw their way back, they couldn’t hold on.

GMBC got off to a solid start in round one with a 12-2 win over Greensborough.

“It will take us a couple of weeks to get our line up settled,” Dawes said.

He said Andy Tierney, playing his first game of the season, was solid with three hits and that Evan Brisentine, normally a summer player and new recruit for the club, was strong starting the pitching duties.

Ringwood are at home to Essendon next week and GMBC are away to Research.