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The 2020/21 VSBL Division 1 season recommenced after the break with exciting matchups as teams look to get the year started right. Cheltenham, Sunshine and Blackburn are the teams to beat in the Division 1 Firsts with 10 games to go.

Division 1 Firsts - Round 6 (Midweek Games)

Cheltenham Rustlers 11 v Berwick City Cougars 8

Cheltenham has climbed to the top of the ladder with a big win over Berwick, made possible by early runs and a late eight-run rally in the fifth.

The Rustlers opened with two in the first as Berwick got one back in the second. The third was scoreless before Cheltenham scored once more in the third, just to give up four to Berwick. The Rustlers powered back with their eight-spot in the final frame, and while the Cougars got three of their own, they fell just short.

Andrew Campbell threw three innings for Cheltenham, giving up seven hits, two walks, one HBP and four earned runs with two strikeouts. Conor Myles threw two innings with five hits, three walks and four earned runs while striking out five.

Berwick had Aaron Ouwehand on the mound for 4.33 innings. He gave up six hits and two walks with one strikeout as seven runs scored - three of them earned. John King threw 0.66 innings with four hits, one walk, and four earned runs allowed.

Myles and Dante Caruso had two hits apiece for Cheltenham. Both singled and doubled as Caruso knocked in three runs and Myles recorded an RBI. Ben Fierenzi doubled while Jack Daniels and Andrew Gribbin had RBI singles. Sam Michael and Mack Turley had two RBIs while Michael Leslie had one.

Aidan Willis had two doubles and a single with a walk and three RBIs. Nick O'Shea had a pair of singles and an RBI while John King had two base hits and Matthew Homfray doubled and walked. Cain Bumpstead, Marcus Graham, Craig Barnett and Andrew Gibbens also had contributions at the plate.

Berwick is in ninth place with a 2-4 record ahead of a game at Upwey Ferntree Gully, while first place Cheltenham takes a 5-1 record into a home game at Waverley.

Geelong Baycats 2 v Essendon Bombers 1

It was a close matchup but the Baycats prevailed with a late run. Essendon took a one-run lead in the third but Geelong tied it in the fifth before bringing home the winning run in the top of the seventh.

Geelong had six hits with two apiece to Ryan Darcy and Kelli Zablan. Darcy had three quality at-bats while Tyler Luther-Wilson had two. Essendon's two hits came off the bats of Jack Giles and Cody Rodwell.

Essendon's Gareth Formisano threw five innings, giving up four hits, four walks and one run with three strikeouts. Michael Formisano pitched two innings, also giving up a run with two hits, two walks and a strikeout.

Sam Gibbons threw four for Geelong with two hits, a walk, an unearned run and a pair of strikeouts. Zablan handled three scoreless innings on the mound with no hits, just one walk and three strikeouts.

Essendon is now 3-3 in eighth place as the Bombers look to return to their fine form from a 16-2 win over Melbourne in round five. Their next game is at home v Fitzroy while 3-2 Geelong heads to Sandringham sitting sixth.

Sunshine Eagles 11 v Fitzroy Lions 0

The Eagles bounced back from a 12-2 loss to Waverley on the weekend in this shutout win. Sunshine scored once in the first, three times in the third and five times in the fourth before tacking on a final two runs in the sixth, all while keeping Fitzroy off the board.

Billy Parsons struck out seven and gave up just one hit in his five-inning start, while Jeremy Young recorded a pair of strikeouts with no hits or runs in his inning of work. Cam Deeble also threw a scoreless inning.

Five of Sunshine's runs were unearned against Warwick Purchase as he handled four innings on the mound for Fitzroy and Brock Pawley covered three. Ryan Mitchell had Fitzroy's only single of the game while Sunshine's 11 hits were spread up and down the lineup. Bryce Aldridge had three singles, Allan de San Miguel had a double, two walks and two RBIs, and Adam Irons plated two two singles and a double. Allister Lovelock collected three hits and four RBIs and Young doubled.

Sunshine was at the top of the ladder after the first four rounds but is now second behind Cheltenham. The Eagles take a 4-1 record into a game at Malvern while Fitzroy needs a win at Essendon.

Malvern Braves 7 v Melbourne Demons 4

The Braves recorded their first win in Division 1 this season with a solid performance at Melbourne, led by Jarryd Dale, Chris Burke and Ryan Othen at the plate. They all had two hits apiece including a triple for Burke and doubles to Dale and Othen. Mitchell Kennedy brought in two runs on a double while Henry Hayman, Geoff Holland and Gavin Woolger also had hits.

Tyler Dale threw three scoreless innings with two hits, one walk and one strikeout, while Simon Pole handled 2.66 innings, giving up six hits, a walk and four runs - two unearned -with a strikeout. Kennedy pitched for less than an inning.

Malvern stays in 10th place with the win as the 1-4-1 team hosts second-place Sunshine. Melbourne also faces a challenge with reigning premiers Blackburn coming to Surrey Park on Saturday.

Waverley Wildcats 8 v Upwey Ferntree Gully Tigers 5

The Wildcats proved too good for the Tigers on Tuesday night with a flurry of runs in the fourth inning.

The first two frames were quiet before both sides scored two in the third. Waverley broke the tie with five runs in the fourth and another in the sixth. The Tigers stayed in it with one run in the fifth and two more in the sixth, but it wasn't enough to catch up.

Darcy Longstaff pitched three innings for Waverley two hits, four walks and two runs allowed. He struck out three. Luke Papanicolaou covered two innings with three hits, two walks, one run and one strikeout. Andrew Russell recorded one hit, two walks and two runs - one unearned - in his inning of work.

Sean Meldrum threw three innings for the Tigers, giving up three hits, a walk and two runs with three strikeouts. Keeley Ronalds-Greatbatch threw 0.33 innings and Jarrod Turner handled 2.66 innings with two hits, a walk and two strikeouts.

Damon Hill and Mitchell Homfray had two hits apiece for Waverley, with the latter recoding 3 RBIs. Reece Longstaff plated two with a single as did Jacob Sheldon-Collins. Finn Weichard had an RBI single too.

Three singles and two RBIs came off the bat of Wade McConnon, while the Tigers also had a pair of singles from Riley Light and one by Donavon Hendricks. McConnon had two RBIs and Staci Rogers had one.

Fifth-place Waverley takes a 4-2 record into round seven at Cheltenham with the fourth-place Tigers playing Berwick at home.

Sandringham Royals 1 v Blackburn Orioles 1

A pitcher's duel between Sandringham's Grant Irving and Blackburn's Rowan Johnstone resulted in a midweek draw.

Blackburn scored in the first and Sandringham in the fourth, but otherwise these offences were uncharacteristically quiet as the pitchers and their defence took centre stage.

Irving allowed seven hits, three walks and one HBP with eight strikeouts across six innings. Johnstone gave up seven hits, two walks and a run with one strikeout in four innings. Charlie Collins took the mound for two scoreless innings with one single, one walk and one HBP.

Nick Rossell had a pair of singles for Blackburn while David Dicker doubled and other base hits went to Steven Bookluck, Jacob Evans, Liam Hopkins and Ben Leslie. Bookluck knocked in the team's only run of the night.

For Sandringham, Declan Croker recorded an RBI single while Irving and Declan Ferguson had two hits apiece. Jack Wills doubled while Tim Lane and Zak Skinner singled.

Third-place Blackburn visits Melbourne hoping to improve on a 4-1-1 record while as seventh-place Sandringham hosts Geelong as the Royals search for a fourth win.

Division 1 Firsts - Round 5 (Weekend Games)

Geelong Baycats 4 v Berwick City Cougars 8

The Baycats took a 1-0 lead in the third and added another in the fourth before Berwick picked up the pace with four runs.

Both sides scored once more in the sixth before Geelong tacked on another in the seventh. Berwick scored two in the bottom frame and one in the eighth to get far enough in front.

Berwick had 14 hits total while Geelong had nine. Starting pitcher Rudy Jaramillo gave up eight hits, one walk, one HBP and five earned runs while striking out seven in his six innings on the mound. He also went 3-for-4 at the plate with two RBIs. Hayden Peoples gave up six hits with two strikeouts in two innings of relief work. He also homered while teammates Tyler Luther-Wilson, Kelli Zablan, Samuel Thomas and Lewis Weldon recorded hits.

Berwick's offence was led by three RBIs from Andrew Gibbens on a pair of singles, as well as three base hits for Craig Barnett and a double by Cain Bumpstead. Marcus Graham, Brad Kmet and Nick O'Shea recorded RBIs with hits also to John King and Aidan Willis.

Barnett threw seven innings with eight hits and a walk given up for four runs - three of them earned. He struck out four and was supported by Aaron Ouwehand's two solid innings with just one hit and a walk allowed.

This game puts Berwick at 2-3 and Geelong at 2-2 going into games v Cheltenham and Essendon, respectively.

Malvern Braves 5 v Upwey Ferntree Gully Tigers 15

The Tigers had a late flurry of runs to seal the deal on their fourth win of the season.

The game was tied at 1-1 after two before the Tigers started pulling ahead. It was a 3-2 ballgame in Upwey's favour after five, but Malvern took a very brief lead in the sixth by scoring three. The bottom of the frame is when Upwey's bats really came alive, scoring eight in the bottom half. Four more runners came home in the bottom of the seventh as the game finished early due to the 10-run margin.

Upwey's Wade McConnon scored two on a sixth-inning double while Staci Rogers had an RBI single in the first. Jordan Elliot recorded three RBIs with a single, triple and a walk as Hendricks and Riley Light doubled.

Geoff Holland, Ryan Othen and Henry Hayman recorded RBIs for Malvern. Jack Hangar and Gavin Woolger had two singles while Mithc Kennedy and Henry Jones also got on base.

Holland, Simon Pole, Eddie Gibbs and Tyler Dale all contributed on the mound for Malvern while Hendricks held things down for the Tigers. Upwey's starting pitcher gave up 11 hits, a walk and a HBP but managed to keep the Braves to five runs - two of them unearned.

After this game Upwey is 4-1 and Malvern is 0-4-1 going into games v Waverley and Melbourne.

Sunshine Eagles 2 v Waverley Wildcats 12

The Eagles faltered in their first game back as Waverley ran wild on the base paths. A six-spot in the second and three more unanswered runs put the game out of reach, although Sunshine did get on the board with two in the sixth. Waverley scored three more in the bottom frame to wrap things up.

Sunshine's four pitchers gave up 15 hits between them while the Eagles collected eight hits. Joshua Byrne, Earl Byrne, Adam Irons and Griffin Weir pitched for Sunshine and Kynan Jones and Jamie Papanicolaou threw for Waverley. Jones gave up three hits, a walk and a HBP for two runs in two innings of work while Papanicolaou allowed five hits in five scoreless innings with a walk and three strikeouts.

Sunshine's Bryce Aldridge had two singles while Byrne had one. Nathan Gatt recorded two RBIs with a single and a double as Allister Lovelock, Jason Tutt and Irons also got hits on the day.

Mitchell Homfray knocked in three Waverley runs two singles, a double and a walk. Damon Hill also singled twice and doubled once while Ben Aslett and Jordan ley each had a pair of base hits. Jacob Sheldon-Collins doubled and walked twice as Finn Weichard collected two RBIs with a single and a double. Mitchell Wilhite recorded a hit too.

This win put Waverley at 3-2 and Sunshine at 3-1-1 heading into games at Upwey Ferntree Gully and Fitzroy.

Cheltenham Rustlers 12 v Fitzroy Lions 1

The Rustlers built on a 2-1 lead after the first with three in the third, one in the sixth and six in the seventh. The Rustlers managed to keep the Lions off the scoreboard for the rest of the game thanks to strong pitching from Russell Ferguson.

In seven innings of work, Ferguson gave up five hits, two walks and one HBP with eight strikeouts. Fitzroy's hits came courtesy of Riley Hill, Gavin Juchnevicius, Ryan Mitchell and Warwick Purchase, with Hill recording the RBI.

Cheltenham's Ben Fierenzi led the way with a single and a triple for three RBIs, while teammate Dante Caruso knocked in two on a single. Jack Daniels had two walks and an RBI for quality at-bats while Andrew Gribbin had an RBI single. Michael Leslie doubled and walked, Sam Michael singled and walked three times for two RBIs, and Conor Myles had a pair of singles with an RBI. Dylan Trevorah singled twice while Mack Turley walked twice and had a base hit for an RBI.

Cheltenham took a 4-1 record after this game with the next game at Berwick while Fitzroy hosts Sunshine.

Essendon Bombers 16 v Melbourne Demons 2

The Bombers put their bats to hard work on Sunday, scoring five in th first and three in the second to get things going.

Melbourne scored a lone run in the fourth and one more in the sixth while Essendon tacked on four apiece in both the fifth and the sixth to finish the game.

Sam Street had a quality start with just two hits and three walks allowed in five innings. He struck out 10 before handing the reigns over to Russell Spear who struck out one in a quiet inning.

Melbourne's Mitchell Bowen gave up nine hits and four walks in four innings. He allowed eight runs and struck out three. Nicholas Cleland pitched three innings, giving up four earned runs on four hits, two walks and one HBP with two strikeouts.

Jarryd Rogers led Essendon offensively with 5 RBIs on two singles and a double. Jack Giles also contributed with 3 RBIs with two big singles and a walk. Ross Bament had two hits and an RBI, Christian Caminiti singled three times with two RBIs, and Kyle Douglass walked once and singled twice for an RBI. Michael Formisano had two base hits and two RBIs as well.

Finn O'Connell had two hits and an RBI for Melbourne with singles from Ethan Scalzo, Kurtis Smith and Harvey Mitchelhill as well.

Essendon improved to 3-2 after this game with the next matchup at home v Geelong. Melbourne hosts Malvern in round six.

Blackburn Orioles 9 v Sandringham Royals 4

The Orioles and the Royals put on a good show but the reigning premiers put the game out of reach, forcing Sandringham to play catchup.

Blackburn scored five in the first, followed by a quiet second inning before the Royals got three back in the third. Blackburn scored two in the fifth and Sandringham put up one. The Orioles scored their final two runs in the seventh, giving them a five-run margin for the win, their fourth of the season.

Blackburn had 13 hits in total while Sandringham wasn't far behind with nine. Liam Hopkins had four singles, a walk and two RBIs for the Orioles while Charlie Collins singled and homered for three RBIs. Luke Hughes took two walks and singled twice with an RBI while Nick Rossell, Steven Bookluck, David Dicker, Cooper Goodman and Ben Leslie also made contributions at the plate.

Sandringham had two singles and an RBI by Jack Wills, an RBI single by Harrison Wills, and a big double from Will Tucker. Zak Skinner homered while Tim Lane, Grant Irving, Declan Ferguson and Genevieve Beacom all recorded hits too.

Declan Croker pitched 4.66 innings for Sandringham, giving up nine hits, five walks and one HBP with seven runs scored - six of them earned - and five strikeouts. Beacom contributed 2.33 innings with three hits and two runs allowed along with a pair of strikeouts. Brandon Stenhouse covered two innings with just one hit and one walk allowed. He struck out three.

Andrew Jones hurled five innings for Blackburn. He gave up eight hits and four runs with six strikeouts. Sam Bucello covered four scoreless innings with one hit, two walks and two strikeout.

This result boosted Blackburn to 4-1 while Sandringham slipped to 3-2 going into another game on Tuesday.

Division 1 Seconds

Geelong Baycats 5 v Berwick City Cougars 10

The Cougars made the most of their scoring chances in this matchup, putting one on in the first, four in the third and five in the fourth. Geelong scored two in the third and three in the fifth.

Geelong's James Renouf picked up three hits, while James Lappin did well in his first start and Jarrod Fraim and Harper Rickard had three quality at-bats. Geelong outhit Berwick 7-5 on the day.

1-2 Berwick sits in eighth place with 22 runs scored and 24 given up while ninth-place Geelong is 1-3 with 26 runs for and 29 runs against.

Berwick plays Upwey Ferntree Gully next and Geelong plays Sandringham.

Malvern Braves 1 v Upwey Ferntree Gully Tigers 22

The Tigers racked up the runs in a high-scoring affair, led by Randy Senn with three hits and four RBIs. Senn singled in the first and fourth and had a sacrifice fly in the fifth.

While Malvern's lone run came in the second, that was the only inning where the Tigers didn't score. They scored six in the first, eight in the third, and four in both the fourth and fifth.

Will Richardson had an RBI single in the first while the big third inning included walks by Ian Geduld, Jordan Gavin, Patrick Gawith, and Geduld. Mark Jones grounded out and Evan Phillips had a fielder's choice.

Mitch John threw five innings, allowing two hits and one run while striking out six and walking zero.

Malvern's starter Steve Dean allowed six hits and six runs over two innings, striking out one. Lachlan Fuda, Tye Wilson, Jack Romanin, and Jonte De Zwart each entered the game in relief.

Out of 15 total hits for the Tigers, Senn and Gawith had three apiece while Phillips, John, and Kaioh Sato all had two.

Upwey Ferntree Gully is undefeated at the top of the ladder with 40 runs scored and just four given up, while Malvern is third at 3-1, having scored 32 and given up 33. The Tigers play Berwick next and the Braves play Sunshine.

Sunshine Eagles 2 v Waverley Wildcats 11

The Wildcats bounced back from a 4-1 loss to the Tigers the round before with a dominant performance over Sunshine.

Waverley scored two in the first, one in the third, five in the fourth and three in the fifth. Sunshine's two runs came in the fourth and fifth.

Waverley is 3-1 in fifth place after this win with 29 runs scored and 13 given up. Sunshine sits seventh with a 1-2-1 record after scoring 19 and giving up 35 so far this year.

Sunshine plays Malvern and Waverley plays Cheltenham next.

Cheltenham Rustlers 17 v Fitzroy Lions 6

The Rustlers ran wild on the bases, racking up their highest run total of the season with a five-run first and a 12-run second.

Fitzroy managed to put one on the board in the third and another five in the fourth but it wasn't enough.

Now Cheltenham has a 3-1 record in second place with 34 runs scored and 18 given up, while Fitzroy is 1-3 with 25 runs for and 35 runs against.

Cheltenham hosts Waverley in round five and Fitzroy visits Essendon.

Essendon Bombers 17 v Melbourne Demons 13

The Demons scored six early runs while Essendon got two back in the top of the second.

Melbourne scored three in the second and four in the fifth while Essendon kept fighting, scoring two in the third, five in the fourth, and eight in the fifth.

Essendon's strong finish improved the team's record to 2-2 with 29 runs for and 33 against. Melbourne has three loses and a draw as the Demons host Blackburn next and Essendon hosts Fitzroy.

Blackburn Orioles 13 v Sandringham Royals 7

The Orioles scored 11 runs to start the game as the Royals had to play catch-up from the get-go, scoring one in the first and another in the second before five final runs came home in the fifth.

Blackburn scored an additional two runs to secure win number three as the team sits fourth with 30 runs for and 16 against. Sandringham is 0-3 as round five sees Blackburn visit Melbourne and Sandringham host Geelong.

Division 1 Thirds

Fitzroy Lions 4 v Cheltenham Rustlers 5

It was a close battle but ultimately the Rustlers prevailed, despite giving up two late runs to Fitzroy.

The game was tied 1-1 after the first but Fitzroy got another in the second. The Rustlers scored next with two in the bottom of the third, with one more in both the fourth and the fifth.

Ninth-place Fitzroy is 1-3 with 27 runs for and 36 against, while Cheltenham also has a 1-3 record. The Lions play Essendon next and the Rustlers play Waverley.

Melbourne Demons 14 v Essendon Bombers 15

This high-scoring affair came down to the wire with the Bombers scoring the go-ahead and winning runs in the bottom of the fifth.

Neither side got on the board in the first but the game was 1-1 after the second. The Demons scored four in the third and another four in the fourth. Essendon powered back with eight in the bottom of the fourth.

The game was tied at nine apiece going into the fifth, as Melbourne scored five but Essendon did one better with six.

The 3-1 Bombers are in third place heading into round five at Fitzroy, with 39 runs for and 21 against. Melbourne sits eighth at 1-3 with 31 for and 33 against. Melbourne visits Blackburn next.

Berwick City Cougars 0 v Geelong Baycats 12

The Baycats enjoyed a huge shutout win, their first of the year, as Cameron Forbes led the way on the mound.

Forbes threw 42 pitches - 31 of them strikes - across three innings while giving up just one hit with three strikeouts. Matthew Sage was next to take the mound, giving up three hits in two winnings with three strikeouts and 24 total strikes out of 41 pitches.

Cooper Rickard and Nick Hau both had two base hits and an RBI, while Sage singled and doubled for two RBIs. Jake Elderfield plate two with a big single as well.

Geelong is now 3-1 in second place with 42 runs scored for and 22 against. Berwick sits seventh with a 2-2 record and 23 runs for v 31 given up. Geelong hosts Sandringham next and Berwick plays Upwey Ferntree Gully.

Sandringham Royals 9 v Blackburn Orioles 1

The Royals scored two early runs and tacked on three in the third. Sandringham scored another in the fourth and three more in the sixth, while Blackburn scored just a lone run to end the game.

Sandringham sits atop the ladder with three wins and a draw. The Royals have scored 31 and given up 15 so far. The Orioles are in sixth place with two wins, two losses and 25 runs for v 21 given up.

Sandringham visits Geelong next as Blackburn plays Melbourne.

Upwey Ferntree Gully Tigers 7 v Malvern Braves 2

The Tigers led 3-1 going into the third, although Malvern did get one back in the bottom frame. The Braves wouldn't score for the rest of the game, while Upwey Ferntree Gully managed one in the fifth and three in the seventh.

The Tigers sit fourth with three wins and a loss, having scored 37 runs and given up 19. The Braves have one win and three losses with 18 runs for and 30 runs against. Upwey Ferntree Gully hosts Berwick next and Malvern plays Sunshine.

Waverley Wildcats 15 v Sunshine Eagles 0

The Wildcats racked up the runs in their second victory of the year and highest-scoring game so far.

Waverley just kept chipping away, scoring two in the first and four in the third. One more run came around in the fourth, with two in the fifth and a final six in the sixth.

Waverley sits fifth with a 2-1-1 record and 45 runs scored v 30 given up. Sunshine sits tenth at 1-3 with 20 runs for and 42 against.

Waverley hosts Cheltenham and Sunshine hosts Malvern for round five.

Division 1 Fourths

Sandringham Royals 0 v Blackburn Orioles 10

The Orioles just needed two innings to get their runs on the board, with three in the first and seven in the fifth.

After this convincing win, Blackburn sits fifth with two wins, a loss and a draw. The team has scored 23 and given up 18. Sandringham is in ninth place with a 1-3 record and 18 runs for and 37 runs against.

Sandringham plays Geelong next and Blackburn hosts Melbourne.

Berwick City Cougars 11 v Geelong Baycats 12

The Baycats enjoyed a walk-off win after a crazy day of offence on both sides.

The score was 5-4 to Berwick after the first, but the Cougars powered back with seven in the second. Geelong kept it going with three in the second and the tying and go-ahead runs in the third.

There were more than 20 walks spread across the two teams and 12 hits total, including eight for Geelong. Lucas Ash singled and doubled, while Jackson Viney and Kyle Robinson both plated three with a pair of base hits. William Fitzgerald took three walks for the team.

Geelong sits in sixth place with two wins and two losses. The team has scored 39 runs and given up 47. Berwick is a few places above in fourth with a 2-1-1 record and 36 runs for v 18 runs against.

Geelong hosts Sandringham and Berwick plays Upwey Ferntree Gully next.

Upwey Ferntree Gully Tigers 2 v Malvern Braves 17

The game was tied 2-2 after the first but from there it was all Malvern, as the Braves scored six in the second and six more in the third. Two additional runs scored in the fourth and one final run in the fifth.

Malvern moved up three spots to eighth place with one win and three losses. The Braves have scored 30 runs and given up 38. The Tigers have the same record but have scored less runs, with 14 for and 43 against.

Upwey Ferntree Gully plays Berwick next and Malvern plays Sunshine.

Fitzroy Lions 9 v Cheltenham Rustlers 3

The game was tied at one after the first before Fitzroy took off, scoring six in the second while giving up just two in Cheltenham. The Lions tacked on two more runs in the fifth.

Seventh-place Fitzroy has two wins and two losses with 36 runs for and 28 against.

Fitzroy hosts Essendon and Cheltenham plays Waverley next.

Melbourne Demons 9 v Essendon Bombers 8

Essendon fought till the end but ultimately Melbourne came away with a fourth straight victory.

The Bombers opened with one in the first but the Demons came back with eight in the second. Essendon kept working away, with the game at 8-4 Melbourne's way after four. The fifth inning was quiet while the sixth saw Melbourne score one and Essendon score four.

The 4-0 Demons have scored 46 runs for and 16 against, while third-place Essendon has a 3-1 record with 49 runs for and 17 against.

Melbourne looks to go 5-0 against Blackburn and Essendon plays Fitzroy.

Waverley Wildcats 6 v Sunshine Eagles 3

Sunshine took an early 2-1 lead, but four Waverley runs in the fourth turned the game around for the Wildcats. Each team scored once more as Waverley stayed undefeated.

The 4-0 Wildcats are just behind Melbourne with 37 runs for and 15 runs against. The Eagles are 1-3 in tenth place with 15 runs for and 42 against.

Waverley plays Cheltenham while Sunshine hosts Malvern in round five.

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