Men’s softball recap

Wildcats' shortstop Chuck Sullivan got upended by Treds base-runner Neal Estrella. Right fielder Jerry Kroup ran in to get a closer look. — Photo by Ralph Stewart

The Treds tromped on the Wildcats, 15-6, Monday, at Veterans Park, Tisbury, in the Vineyard Summer Softball League. The Treds scored five runs in both the fifth and sixth innings to turn a close game into a runaway.

In the second contest, the Brewhas (4-1) blew by the Blazers with four runs in he bottom of the sixth, 10-6.

The Blazers are 3-2 on the season.

A quadrupel header

Four – count ’em – four games were played on Wednesday, July 6, a scheduling attempt by the commissioners to make up for the lack of games played on Independence Day. Three of Wednesday’s games were played at Veterans War Memorial Park and one at Manters in West Tisbury.

The first game at the park pitted the reigning champion Highlanders against the league’s newest team, the Sons of Pitchers. The result was a slaughter rule shortened game won by the Highlanders, 24-8. Nick Billingham’s blast cleared the fence in the first inning for the S.O.P.

The second game was a classic nail biter with the Blazers squeezing by the Treds, 11-10. Both “Ripper” Roy and Shawn Reed homered for the Treds in the bottom of the fourth.

The third contest was a 12-6 win for the Catboats at the expense of the Wildcats. Ronnie Miske slugged one out of the park for the Feral Felines, whose line up included four high school students playing their first games in the men’s league.