The VSBL Division 4 season continued over the weekend as Waverley Black and Monash lead in the East, Fitzroy keeps things under control in the North, Berwick City and Mornington sit atop the ladder in the South, and Essendon Bombers staying undefeated in the West.
Division 4 East
Malvern Braves 1 v Melbourne Demons Red 15
Malvern is still winless this season after Melbourne Red produced a big win against the Braves.
The 0-5 Braves takes on Upwey Ferntree Gully Gold in the next fixture while the Demons are in a nice 2-2-1 position ahead of travelling to Blackburn.
Upwey Ferntree Gully Tigers Gold 3 v Monash University Farmers 11
Monash University scored in the first inning but by the time the bottom of the third rolled around, Upwey Ferntree Gully Gold were 2-1 up.
Monash University scored the next 10 runs - three in the third and seven in the fourth - which left the Tigers with a big ask, down by nine. The Tigers managed just one more run for their score, leading to the Farmers win.
Monash University is second with a 4-0-1 record and will play Waverley White next up while Upwey Ferntree Gully Gold, at 1-2 is at home, hosting Malvern.
Waverley Wildcats Red 9 v Mornington Pirates 11
Waverley Red bolted out of the gates early with seven runs in the first inning and were out to an 8-1 lead heading into the bottom of the third.
Mornington added two more to its score in the third. The Wildcats had one more across the plate in the fourth but at the bottom, it was the Pirates turn to swing the bats, collecting seven runs to take the lead, which they kept until the end, adding one more run in the fith.
Waverley Red sit in the top four with a 3-1-1 record, facing Melbourne Blue next while Mornington take on Waverley Black in search of improving a 2-2-1 record.
Blackburn Orioles 9 v Doncaster Dragons 8
Doncaster wasn't unable to come back to win against Blackburn as the Orioles picked up a one-run win.
Blackburn is 2-2-1 but at the bottom of a pack of four on runs for, hoping to put together some more runs against Melborune Red. Doncaster's next opponent is Upwey Ferntre Gully Black, the Dragons looking to improve a 1-3 record.
Waverley Wildcats Black 10 v Waverley Wildcats White 6
Waverley Black scored consistently in this game against Waverley White and recorded a four-run win.
Wildcats Black scored a run at the top of the first but Wildcats White scored two in the bottom. Waverley Black brought in five runs across the next two innings for a 6-2 lead.
Waverley Red scored the next three runs before two more two-run frames from Waverley Black.
Waverley Black remain undefeated with a 5-0 record this season and host Mornington next while Waverley White is 2-2-1, leading a pack of four with the same record on runs for. Wildcats White face Monash Uni this week.
Division 4 North
Mitchell Majors A 4 v Fitzroy Lions A 7
Fitzroy stormed home late in this clash with Mitchell Majors A, recording six runs in the final two innings for a three-run win. Mitchell Majors A took the first three runs of the game in the first inning with the score 4-1 to the away side after three.
Fitzroy A has a bye this weekend after going 5-0 to start the season while Mitchell Majors A is 4-1 after its first loss, looking towards a meeting with North Coburg A.
North Coburg Rebels B 11 v North Coburg Rebels A 2
North Coburg B left it late but used the final couple of innings to get over the top of North Coburg A.
North Coburg A scored first at the bottom of the second but a four-run fourth saw North Coburg B with the lead, even after North Coburg A scored a second run at the bottom of the fourth.
North Coburg B batted in seven runs at the top of the fifth which was no match for the home team to get close to.
North Coburg B is 2-3, sitting fourth and looking towards a clash with Mitchell Majors B. North Coburg A is a place behind at 1-4 and will be at Mitchell Majors A.
Mitchell Majors B 0 v Fitzroy Lions B 0
Mitchell Majors B is taking on North Coburg B this weekend, sitting third with a 3-2 record this season.
Division 4 South
Bonbeach St Chads Bluejays A 1 v Berwick City Cougars 9
Berwick got things going with seven runs in the first inning with Bonbeach A having a run cross the plate at the top of the third. However, the Cougars added two more runs in the fourth, a margin that stay until the end of the game.
Bonbeach A now host Mordialloc, sitting just outside the top four with a 3-2 record. Berwick is 4-1 and face Bonbeach B this weekend.
Chelsea Dolphins 4 v Mordialloc Ducks 19
Mordialloc set up a three-run lead after two innings before two seven-inning digs gave them a sizeable lead.
Chelsea scored its first run at the top of the fourth before adding three more in the fifth where the Ducks replied with two more of their own.
Chelsea is 1-4 for the season and host Pakenham this weekend. Mordialloc is away to Bonbeach A, sitting nicely with a 3-1 record in third place.
Wheelers Hill Warriors 5 v Pakenham Pumas 12
Pakenham opened the scoring in the first with two runs before each team added two to their scores in the second.
Wheelers Hill evened up the game at the top of the third but the Pumas piled on seven runs at the bottom. The Warriors and Pumas scored a run each in the fourth and final inning.
Pakenham is 2-2 on the season, sitting sixth ahead of a meeting with Chelsea. Wheelers Hill is 1-4 heading into a bye week for the Warriors.
Bonbeach St Chads Bluejays B 12 v Mornington Pirates 2
Bonbeach B started the game with four runs, Mornington able to peg back one run at the bottom. The Bluejays secured another three runs in the second and five in the third as the Pirates could only manage one more in reply.
Bonbeach B sit inside the top four with a 3-1 record while Mornington is 4-1 after suffering its first loss and dropping from first to second. Bonbeach B is at home against Berwick whereas Mornington travel to St Kilda.
St Kilda Saints v BYE
St Kilda had the week off but will be back in action at home against Mornington. Searching for their first win of the season, the Saints are 0-4 this season.
Division 4 South
St Kilda Saints 6 v Berwick City Cougars 7
A walkoff win for Berwick who recorded four runs in the sixth inning, prevailing over St Kilda.
Each side ended the first inning with three runs but the Saints broke through with a run in the third, adding two more in the fifth before the final sixth inning effort by the Cougars.
Division 4 West
Footscray Bulldogs 5 v Essendon Bombers 11
Footscray got out to a three-run lead after its second turn at bat but a five-run effort from Essendon Bombers saw the lead change and be a three-run lead to the home side after three innings.
The Bulldogs put two more onto their score in the fourth before another five-run effort from the Bombers at the bottom.
The Bombers sit first with a undefeated 5-0 record and prepare to host Geelong Blue while Footscray who is second with a 3-2 record are at home to Geelong White.
Essendon Jets 3 v Geelong Baycats White 10
There were three scoreless innings to begin this matchup but by the end of the fourth, each team had scored two runs with Geelong White pulling ahead by one at the completion of five.
The Jets scored once more in the sixth to even the score at three-all but a seven-run inning for the Baycats allowed for a winning margin of the same amount.
The Jets remain without a win this season, sitting at 0-5 as they travel to Newport while Baycats White travel to Footscray to ensure they stay in the top four, currently with a 2-3 record.
Geelong Baycats Blue 0 v Newport Rams 0
Geelong Blue are 3-2 for the season, sitting third and will take on Essendon Bombers next round while Newport, who are fifth and have a 2-3 record host Essendon Jets.