Monty have first up win against local rival

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GMBC beat Greensborough in traditional first round opener

GMBC V Greensborough
THE Melbourne Winter Baseball Season has kicked off with the traditional round one heritage match between Greenhills Montmorency and Greensborough, with Greenhills Montmorency getting the win, 4 to 2.

GMBC coach Scott Dawes said

“Russ threw seven shutout innings and struck out nine. Scott Couling lead off the game with a solo home run and we were never headed,” Kent said.
He also congratulated Slade Squire on playing his 300th and Xander Barling for his debut.

Greensborough coach Tim Sullivan said the heritage round was always a good match.

“Monty always put on a good day and today was no different. We had a new look team this year with six changes from last years team. Our effort and energy were great and set the benchmark for what is expected for the remainder of the year,” Sullivan said.
He said his three pitchers all “spent time on the mound and blew out the cobwebs”.
“They all pounded the zone and played their role.
“We made a few mistakes both in the field and on the base paths but showed enough to realise our game style will hold up when it matters.  We swung the bats OK but came up against some good pitching,” he said.