Greenville defeats Versailles baseball

Ricky Heidrich pitches complete game to lead Greenville baseball over Versailles 7-1

VERSAILLES – Greenville defeated Versailles 7-1 in a non-conference matchup of MVL and MAC schools from Darke County.

“We finished up our league this week,” said Greenville coach, Adam Eberwein. “We have been struggling to score runs when we have baserunners on and it was nice for us to come over here to Versailles and get the bats out and play some good baseball again.”

Versailles took an early first-inning 1-0 lead that would hold up until Greenville came to plate to score two run taking advantage of back-to-back opening singles of the bats of Ricky Heidrich and Hayden Bush. Heidrich scored the Wave’s first run with a Seth Delk sacrifice bunt and Bush raced home on a Tigers’ error to lead 2-1.

“The first inning we had a couple situations there that could have gotten away from us,” Eberwein said. “They had bases loaded with one out and we were able to get two outs for Ricky. Ricky pretty well controlled the game from there. It was nice to see everybody have his back out in the field. We did a real nice job of getting outs when the ball was hit to them.”

Greenville took a 3-1 lead in the top of the fifth by way of a Mathew Edwards double to left and scoring on an error.

The Green Wave opened the seventh with six consecutive hits; singles from Brock Short, Edwards, Alex Kolb, Heidrich, Delk, a Hayden Bush double and a RBI Alex Baumgardner bunt to round out Greenville scoring.

“We were able to run the base paths a little today,” Eberwein noted. “In the MVL we have some pretty solid catchers back there and it makes it difficult to be able to run.”

Ricky Heidrich went the distance on the mound for Greenville allowing 1-run, 3-hits, 2-walks while striking out seven. Versailles used four pitcher in the game.

“When you’re hitting the strike zone consistently and you’re ahead in the count you can work the count the way you want to work it and not get behind in the count,” said Eberwein. “It was nice for Ricky to control the game.”

Edwards, Heidrich and Hayden Bush each had two hits for Greenville and Carson Bey collected two hits for Versailles.

“It was a great team win for everybody that was out there playing today,” Coach Eberwein concluded.   “We did our job all the way through the lineup putting the ball in play.”

000 210 4   7 9 2 Greenville

100 000 0   1 3 5 Versailles

Gaylen Blosser / Editor

Gaylen Blosser is a sports enthusiast and has covered high school sports for nearly 20 years in Southwest Ohio. Gaylen has been a media sportswriter while most recently serving as Sports Editor for the local newspaper and will now serve as editor of Darke County Now while continuing to cover athletics. Gaylen is an accomplished photographer who has captured thousands of athletes in action over the years and is the recipient of the OHSAA Friends of Athletes Award and OHSAA Respect the Game State Award. Contact Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@darkecountynow.com or 937-459-9547.

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