Giroir’s solid performance on the mound paces Riverside to victory

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 4, 2005


Sports Editor

FISHER-To the baseball purists of the world, they will tell you that good pitching beats good hitting 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

That saying held true Thursday afternoon for the Riverside Rebels.

Behind a solid performance on the mound by Jonathan Giroir, the Rebels defeated Fisher on the road 4-2.

With the win, the Rebels improve to 13-7 overall on the season and 2-1 in district 10-2A.

Lee Haldel was the star at the plate for the Rebels as he finished the game 1-2, however his one hit was a solo homerun on the very first pitch of the game.

Overall pleased with the win, Riverside Head Coach Steve Stropolo said his team played well.

“Jonathan pitched the ball really well,” Stropolo said. “We hit the ball the times that we had to. We also turned a big double play in the fifth inning which was really pivotal because the next batter hit a homerun and it was only a solo because of the double play we were able to turn.

“I like how we played. We probably played as best as we can. We didn’t make any mistakes and seem to do everything right.”