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GMBC starting to string some wins together

GREENHILLS Montmorency Baseball Club were too strong in the local derby against Greensborough in round 10 of the Melbourne Winter Baseball League A grade competition.

Played at GMBC’s home ground Malcolm Blair Reserve, GMBC got off to an early lead before Greensborough snatched it back off them.

But in the end GMBC were far too strong and secured a 13 to 6 victory.
Both teams are sitting outside the top 4.

GMBC coach Scott Dawes said after a tussle for the lead then the scores being tied, his side scored seven runs “behind some well-executed bunts and a grand slam by Ryan Booth”.

“He then hit a three run home run in his next at bat,” Dawes said.

“While we gave up a few runs in the middle of the game following a pitching change, Warwick Purchase, who is 17, settled to stop the flow of runs from continuing. He handed the ball over for the final inning to David Phillips who closed out the

game.”

Greensborough coach Jarrod Hodges said GMBC were far too strong on the day and won quite easily.

“Jarrod Belbin played his first game for us and as a young player looks to have a bright future ahead. We will look to bounce back next week against Essendon,” he said.

GMBC are away to Ringwood next week.

In other A grade results, Essendon defeated Forest Hill, Ringwood were too good for Heathmont, Watsonia beat Knox and North Balwyn and Research drew.