Roadrunners season still alive

Research get over Ringwood to stay in touch

By Sally Heppleston

RESEARCH have bounced back after a disappointing loss to Watsonia last week, defeating second placed Ringwood 2-0 in round 7 of the Melbourne Winter Baseball League A grade competition.

The away game win for Research leaves them in fifth place, only just outside the top four on percentage.

Research coach Tom Dicker said it was tight all day with only two runs scored for the whole match.

He said Andy Jones was very strong for Ringwood on the mound while Kyle Bedford and Steven Berka pitched well for Research.

“It was a very important win for us. It keeps us with the main group. Next week we have Greensborough and regardless of where they are on the ladder, it’s always a good game against them,” he said.

Ringwood coach Adam Bright said the game wasn’t a great spectacle, being so low scoring but he said pitching from both sides was all class.

“It was probably the best game I’ve ever seen Andy Jones play,” he said.

“We were very stiff to cop the loss. We threatened more than they did with the bat and in three innings we had opportunities to score and we failed. The only innings they threatened they scored and that was the difference,” Bright said.

Ringwood are still hanging on to second place after Watsonia lost on the weekend to in-form team Forest Hill.

Ringwood will get their turn when they travel to Forest Hill next week.