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Round 10: Watsonia v Forest Hill

By SALLY HEPPLESTON

WATSONIA look to have edged Forest Hill out of the top four with an impressive 3 to 2 win against them in round 10 of the Melbourne Winter Baseball League A grade competition on Saturday.

The exciting game played in true wintery conditions was locked at two all deep in to the match before Watsonia was able to score the winning run.

Watsonia coach Jarryd Rogers said it was a real pitcher’s duel.

“Luke Abels and Michael Formisano got the job done for us,” he said.

He said thankfully the rain held off in what was a low scoring and tight tussle.

“This is really a big win for us at this stage of the competition,” he said.

Watsonia will face Research in an away game next week.

Forest Hill coach Adam Blackley said it was disappointing the game got away from them.

“Mitch Ley pitched well for us and Damon Hill got a big hit to score a couple of runs. We hit the ball hard today for not much reward,” Blackley said.

Blackley said it was disappointing the loss meant they may drop out of the top four.

Forest Hill are home next week against Melbourne University.