Giants 5-0 to start season

Jon Lowe heads for first

It’s been the dream start for the Werribee Giants in the Baseball Victoria state league 1 season.

The Giants have started their season with an untarnished record after the first six rounds of the season.

“We’ve been playing pretty well, we’re pretty happy,” coach Andrew Christou said.

“We’re hitting well and we’re pitching well, haven’t lost yet.

“We just beat the team that was in third place last weekend, so we’re pretty happy with that.”

The Giants destroyed St Kilda last weekend, 10-0, in what Christou said came off the back of good pitching.

“[Cameron] Wilson started and he pitched really well,” he said.

“Pitched seven innings, didn’t give up a run and we scored 10 and the game was basically over from there.”

The Giants haven’t been tested too much to start the season, scoring 37 more runs than their opposition.

“We’ve felt pretty confident heading into each game,” Christou said.

“The game last weekend was our biggest game, against another finals team and it was good to have a good win and put it to them a little bit, which was nice.”

The Giants enjoyed a well earnt bye on the weekend, which Christou said came at a good time for his squad.

“There’s a few older guys going around with a few injuries,” he said.

“So we’ll get a week off and then get back at it for a couple more games before Christmas.”

There have been many people who have helped get the Giants to where they are now, but Christou said he has been most impressed with the efforts of Simon Hibbert.

“Simon Hibbert’s been really impressive so far,” he said.

“He hits towards the bottom of the order and has been hitting over .400 (on base percentage) and he’s been hitting really, really well.”

Now, the Giants are ready to go again as they face Cheltenham on Saturday afternoon.

“It should be a pretty close game,” Christou said.

“We’re expecting a pretty competitive game, they’re a pretty experienced team over there so it should be a good one back after having a rest.”

For the rest of the season, Christou is hoping his team can march forward, deep into the postseason.

“From here we’re looking to secure a top two finish and have some momentum heading into finals and take it from there,” he said.

“We don’t want to get too ahead of ourselves, just take it one game at a time and get to the end of the season and hopefully we get a chance.”

Harper Sercombe