By SALLY HEPPLESTON
GREENHILLS Montmorency Baseball Club have jumped to second on the ladder after a 6 to 1 win over Watsonia on Saturday in round 13 of the Melbourne Winter Baseball League A grade competition.
Despite miserable weather, GMBC were able to get runs on the board early.
Coach Dave Tierney said Slade Squire helped the scoreboard tick over, setting up a two run double.
“Sam Street had a really solid four inning start on the mound, only giving up one run and Mitch Ellis closed the game.
“We added another run in the last on a solo home run from Slade Squire again. Sam Kennelly was great with the bat also contributing two doubles.”
Tierney said it was a danger game for the club, and that it was great to come away with the win.
“It gives us a bit of breathing room inside the top four. We have a couple of tough ones coming up in Forest Hill and North Balwyn so hopefully we can keep playing well,” Tierney said.
Watsonia coach Jarryd Rogers said there were not many highlights for his club on the day.
“Luke Abels started pitching for us but he’s a little bit injured so it was not a good decision in the end. Michael Formisano then came on to relieve and held GMBC to no runs for a few innings. He kept us in the game,” Rogers said.
Watsonia, who are now sitting third on the ladder, will be looking to bounce back next week against Ringwood, Rogers said.