The Ballarat Royals have won their second straight game in the Geelong Baseball Association A-grade competition after downing the Deakin Blues by eight-runs at home.
After giving up one run to the Blues at the top of the first innings, Ballarat came alive, driving in six runs to take a commanding early lead.
Royals outfielder Scott Kerr had a terrific game, registering three hits and four runs-batted-in, while pitcher Jordan Isbister struck out three opposing batters and drove in two runs of his own.
After extending their lead to 9-2 at the end of the second inning, the deficit was too much for Deakin to overcome, ultimately going down in seven innings 14-6.
Despite the win, the Royals remain on the bottom of the six-team ladder due to poor percentage. Every team in the competition currently sits with three wins and three losses.
Ballarat will be on the road for their next game against the first placed Bellarine Bears who are coming off a 3-0 loss to the East Belmont Saints.
The Royals lower grade teams also enjoyed success with their A-reserves team winning 10-8 against Deakin and B-reserves side overcoming East Belmont Saints Black 13-11. Ballarat's C-grade team were not as fortunate, falling to the North Western Titans 13-2.
Alfredton did not play their B-grade match-up against Bacchus Marsh due to the downpour over Thursday and Friday.