Greenville run rules Stebbins Indians

Win over Stebbins gives Greenville varsity baseball program MVL's best overall winning percentage at .833.

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Bryce Blumenstock logs win for Greenville in MVL run rule win over Stebbins. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GREENVILLE – The Green Wave run ruled visiting Stebbins 18-8 to earn a sweep over the MVL rival Indians baseball team on the heals of a 12-inning 8-3 win. The win gives Greenville varsity baseball the MVL’s top winning percentage overall with an .833 winning percentage.

Greenville enters the stretch of the season with games stacking up pushing its pitching staff to the limit as all pitchers are under a pitch count.

“We’re running into that portion of the season where we’re going to start playing anywhere from four to six games a week,” said Greenville coach, Adam Eberwein. “If you’re struggling with pitching, losing Carson Good that second game of the season, that’s a struggle. That’s a third or fourth pitcher right there that we’re no longer going to have so that’s going to cause some other guys to step up.”

Ricky Heidrich collects a Greenville hit in the team’s MVL Tuesday night win over Stebbins. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

The visiting Indians plated two first-inning runs with Greenville doubling up on Stebbins in the bottom of the opening inning to lead 4-2 with 1-inning in the book.

Stebbins made it a 4-4 game plating 2-runs in the top of the second before the Wave scored two in the bottom of the inning giving Greenville a 6-4 lead after 2-innings of play.

Greenville broke the game open in the bottom of the third sending 13 batters to the plate to push 7-runs across with the big hits coming from a run scoring triple off the bat of Bryce Blumenstock and a Brock Short inside the park 2-RBI home run that went to the wall in deep centerfield giving the Wave a 13-4 lead after three compete.

Brock Short crushes inside park home run deep to centerfield for the Green Wave in MVL win over Stebbins. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“Bryce has been hitting the ball really well and that’s the positive to it,” said Eberwein. “Brock has done such a nice job. It’s not just him, it’s all of them right now.”

The Indians battled back with 4-runs in the top of the fifth while Greenville was putting 3-runs on the board in the bottom of the inning to lead 16-8 after 5-innings of play.

Greenville pushed 2-runs across in the bottom of the sixth with Owen Mcgreevey sliding head first into home to earn a walk off Green Wave run rule win.

Adam Edwards takes a turn at the plate for Greenville in run rule win over Stebbins Indians. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“We brought Adam Edwards up from JV yesterday and he come in a pitched 2.2 innings yesterday at Stebbins,” Eberwein said of his need for pitching. “He came in and did a nice job for us. We gave him a little bone and let him play second base and get some at-bats. He’s a bubble guy, he’s going to have to contribute as a varsity player now as we go through how we handle ourselves later on this season.”

Greenville’s Owen Mcgreevey slides safely home with the winning walk off run to defeat Stebbins Indians. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“Right now I could put quite a few lineups together and feel confident that we’re still going to be able to put the ball in play and give ourselves a chance to win ball games,” continued Coach Eberwein. “My job is to make sure I’m putting the best lineups together that we can every week and make sure that we’re doing our job as coaches evaluating players every week.”

Blumenstock picked up the win on the mound for Greenville.

With the win Greenville improves to 5-1 in MVL play and overall on the season.

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BOX SCORE

123 456 7 R H E

220 040 X 8 10 4 Stebbins

427 032 X 18 13 4 Greenville

Breaden Wills slides safely home for the Wave in MVL win over Stebbins. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Greenville senior, AJ Shaffer makes a safe slide into third in the Wave’s MVL win over Stebbins Indians. (Gaylen Blosser photo)