Greenville wins 12-inning marathon over Stebbins

Green Wave plates five runs in top of 12th inning to win first of two conference games with Stebbins Indians

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Braeden Wills hits for Greenville in MVL matchup with Stebbins. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

DAYTON – The Greenville Green Wave traveled to Dayton for a MVL Monday night baseball matchup with the Stebbins Indians only to have the game suspended at 3-3 in the top of the 10th inning of play with darkness setting in and no lights at the baseball field. The game resumed Tuesday at Greenville’s Sater Heights Park with the Green Wave plating 5-runs in the top of the 12th to earn an 8-3 conference victory.

“When you’re around the game of baseball long enough you’re going to have those days where everything will go right up until you need that one hit to spring things open a little bit,” said Greenville coach, Adam Eberwein. “This game seemed to be one of those deals where every time we get runners in scoring position the things that we needed to happen weren’t happing. It didn’t make a difference how things went, it just wasn’t going to fix its self – it was just one of those days.”

Greenville’s Lance Greer takes a turn at the plate in game vs Stebbins Indians. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“That’s a league win, it’s important,” Eberwein added. “It shows the kids don’t quit and that is a positive we’ve seen all year. There is no quit behind these guys.”

Greenville took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third-inning bringing Stebbins to the plate to do damage over the next three-innings.

Jackson Eberwein knocks a ball for Greenville in MVL game with Stebbins. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Stebbins plated runs in the bottom of the third, fourth and fifth-innings grabbing a 3-1 lead after five-innings of play before the Wave battled back with single runs in the sixth and seventh innings sending the game to extra innings.

Brock Short connects at the plate for Greenville in win over Stebbins Indians. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“When we did get opportunities to score, we did score and the real positive to everything was when we had to come back the next day it took us a second to get going,” Coach Eberwein stated. “We started timing up some timely hits and started playing the way we should at the plate and ended up winning in 12-innings.”

Greenville pitching kept Stebbins off the board while plating 5-runs in the top of the 12 th earn the marathon victory.

Greenville head varsity baseball coach, Adam Eberwein watches his Green Wave earn a MVL win. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“We did a decent job of getting the out when they came to us,” noted Eberwein. “We pitched fairly decent, we just didn’t put the ball in play when we needed to.”

With the win, Greenville improves to 4-1 overall and in conference play.

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001 001 100 005 8 9 3 Greenville

001 110 000 000 3 4 1 Stebbins