Greenville baseball battles back to defeat Fairborn

We were hitting the ball but we were hitting it right to them ... Coach Adam Eberwein

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Adam Edwards tosses five innings in relieve to earn Greenville win over Fairborn. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GREENVILLE – The Greenville varsity baseball team battled back from a 7-0 deficit after the first two innings and hung on to defeat the visiting Fairborn Skyhawks 9-8 in season-opening MVL action.

“We hit the ball well,” said Greenville coach Adam Eberwein. “We were a little cold at first coming out in the first two innings, we weren’t putting the ball in play at first. We were hitting the ball but we were hitting it right to them.”

Greenville freshman Isaac Kerg handles the catching duties for Greenville in season opening win over Fairborn. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“The first two innings they earned every one of those seven runs,” Eberwein added. “They put the ball in play well. We just weren’t hitting our spots very well pitching. We brought in Adam Edwards and he did a phenomenal job in the middle of the game.”

The Wave tied the score in the bottom of the fourth with a single from Titus Eberwin, a Fairborn error, and a single off the bat of Braeden Wills.

Braeden Wills takes a turn at the plate for Greenville in Wave MVL win over Fairborn Skyhawks. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Greenville took the lead in the bottom of the fifth with Cole Oswalt singling to send a run home followed by a run-scoring Quentin Garner double giving the Wave a 9-7 advantage.

Fairborn tacked on a run in the top of the seventh only to leave men on base and come up a run short in falling to the Green Wave.

GHS freshman centerfielder Titus Eberwein knocks a hit for Greenville in season opening win over Fairborn. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“Fairborn has proven they can hit the ball well so I knew coming into this game we were going to have to pitch well and have solid defense behind it,” Eberwein stated. “We did pretty good with that.”

Adam Edwards pitched five strong innings in relief to earn the win allowing 6 hits, and 1 run while striking out 4 and no walks.

Greenville second baseman Layne Hocker gets the final out of the game giving the Green Wave a 9-8 opening day MVL win over Fairborn. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“We played pretty good defense,” said Coach Eberwein. “Titus had had a heck of a throw from centerfield to get a runner out at home plate, Isaac made a heck of a snag and tag at home.”

Greenville collected nine hits on the night with Trevor Mardin collecting 3 RBIs in the win. Wills and T. Eberwein each had 2 hits on the night. Edwards, Garner, Drew Hamilton, Isaac Kerg, Mardin, and Cole Oswalt each accounted for 1 hit.

BOX SCORE

123 456 7   R  H  E

250 000 1   8 14 3   Fairborn

004 320 x   9   9  3  Greenville