Martha's Vineyard baseball (mis)fortunes
Photo by Ralph Stewart
Thursday's baseball game with Falmouth at the Vineyard Baseball Park was a gem of a pitching duel between the Island's Will Stewart and the Clippers' Alex Sodekson. Falmouth prevailed 2-1.
Falmouth jumped off to an early lead when Joe Olsen tripled and scored on a passed ball in the first inning.
MV tied it in the bottom of the first when Ben Ciciora drove in the equalizer.
The winning run crossed the plate in the third inning as Griffen Guerin singled, advanced on a base hit by Andrew Kelly and scored on an error.
Ryan Fisher had two hits for the home team.
Both Guerin and Wyatt Hamilton had two hits for Falmouth.
Falmouth's record improved to 9-7.
Saturday, at Attleboro, the Islanders came in a close second to Bishop Feehan in another nail biter, 1-0.
Starter Andrew Williamson was touched for the game's only run in the second inning. Ryan Fisher relieved and kept the Shamrocks at bay, but Feehan's Gary Trottier pitched shutout ball allowing five hits.
Monday's game at Bourne was as close as it could be, until the fifth inning when the Canalmen scored five times. That was the game, as Bourne pitcher Hunter Silva fanned eight, walked one, and scattered six hits, two of which belonged to Corey Perrotta, for the shutout. MV fell to 4-14 for the season.