Greensborough show good form to beat Ringwood
By Sally Heppleston
GREENSBOROUGH’S impressive run after the mid season break has continued after a solid 3-0 win against Ringwood on Saturday in round 13 of the Melbourne Winter Baseball League A grade competition.
Played on Ringwood’s home diamond at Proclamation Park, Greensborough only gave up one hit for the game, with pitchers Hayden Godbold and Adrian Fittock dominating from the mound.
Greensborough beat top-four side Watsonia last week and coach Tim Sullivan said he knew his players had it in them to turn their disappointing first half of their season around.
“I said a few weeks back if we produced an even two hours of baseball, we’d do well,” he said.
“In this second half of the season we’ve had a draw, an OK sort of loss and two really good wins so you can’t complain about that.”
Greensborough are home next week against Essendon next week which gives them another good chance at staying on the winners list.
“We have to keep playing with that same energy. There’s a lot of the season left so in terms of making finals, I’ve said to the boys why not,” Sullivan said.
Ringwood coach Adam Bright was quick to sing the praises of Greensborough, saying that was the best pitching he’d seen from any club all winter.
“Their pitching was lights out today. Godbold was great and their relief pitcher was very sharp also. We just couldn’t get it going. We threatened there at the end but didn’t do enough,” Bright said.
Ringwood must win every game for the rest of the season now to secure a finals berth. The travel to take on North Balwyn next week.
In other A grade results, North Balwyn were too strong for Watsonia 6-2, Forest Hill beat Essendon 10-3, Greenhills Montmorency were too good for Research 7-3 and Heathmont had the better of Doncaster 5-3.