A's pitchers perfect in Little League win
Athletics' pitchers Jack Sayre and Liam Weiland paired up to throw a perfect game Saturday, leading the A's to an 11-0 victory over the Cardinals.
The tandem dominated the Redbirds, combining for 12 strikeouts. Nick Fiore went the distance behind the plate.
Both pitchers also did damage with their bats. Sayre slugged a two-run homer, his third of the year. Weiland recorded his first ever home run in style by hitting a grand slam.
In other major league action on Saturday, rookie Chris Ferry hit a walk-off single to drive in Zack Moreis as the Cubs beat the Tigers 4-3.
Aidan Aliberti and Dillon McAndrews kept the Cubs close, allowing six hits and two walks. McAndrews collected three hits and Jacob Gundersen had two for the Cubs.
Mitchell Chaves bashed a home run and added a double to pace the Cats. Tigers pitcher Ricardo Andrade held the Cubs to four hits over four innings in his first majors start.
The Pirates closed out a busy Saturday with a double-header sweep of the Red Sox.
In game one, the Bucs bats came alive, and Jack Sierputoski pitched a three-hit shutout in an 11-0 win. The Pirates laced out nine hits. Sam Bresnick hit a three-RBI triple and added a single. Theo Gallagher doubled and singled. Grant Pertile had two hits, and Curtis Fournier doubled.
Game two was a pitcher's duel between Sox hurler Jake Howell and the Pirates big righthander, Curtis Fournier. Jake pitched one-hit ball over five innings and surrendered three runs. Curtis gave up three hits through four innings as the Bucs won 3-2.
Sam Bresnick hit a clutch two-run single in the third as the Pirates built a 3-0 lead.
Graham Lewis led off the Sox fourth with a stinging double down the left field line. Willson Slayton then singled to cut the Bucs lead to 3-2.
Sam Bresnick pitched perfect innings in the fifth and sixth to gain the save and preserve the victory for the Pirates.
Junior league baseball
In varsity (14-15 year-old) play on Sunday, the Vineyard White Sox split a double header with the host Wareham Bears.
In the first game, Andrew Wiley threw a complete game one-hitter as the Sox won 4-2. Jack Slayton and Kevin Cleary played solid defense. Silas Berlin went 3 for 3 at the plate.
Wareham got even with a 3-2 win in game two. Curtis Farrell got the start and gave up one earned run in three innings of work. Mike Mussell pitched four shutout innings of relief.
On Saturday in Bourne, the White Sox beat the Bourne Dodgers 5-1.
Tucker McNeely pitched no-hit ball for six and a third innings and finished with a complete game two-hitter. He got solid defensive help from Silas Berlin,
Jack Slayton, Mike Mussell, and Emerson Mahoney. Tim Roberts drove in two runs. Andrew Wiley had a pair of hits and an RBI.
In Babe Ruth (13-14 year old) action, the Astros blasted their way to three wins over the weekend.
Sunday at Keith Field in Sagamore, the 'Stros blanked the Bourne Rockies and Bourne Mariners by scores of 11-0 and 7-0.
Against the Rockies, Jeffrey Cimeno pitched four innings and struck out seven. Chris Mayhew closed out the win with two solid innings of his own. Lead-off man Joe Davies went 3 for 4 with an RBI double to spark the offense. Tristan Araujo was 2 for 2 with two RBI's.
In game two, Aksel Cooperrider held the Mariners at bay for six innings, striking out eight. Due to innings limits he could not finish, and Jonas Lukowitz sealed the win with a 1-2-3 seventh.
Cameron Maciel was 3 for 3 and drove in two runs. Nicholas Vukota was 2 for 3, with an RBI.
On Saturday, the Astros beat the Wareham Lions 13-3. Jacob Cardoza struck out seven through three scoreless innings and went 3 for 3 with three RBI's. Nainoa Cooperrider excelled behind the plate and went 2 for 3 with two RBI's.
The Brewers traveled to Marion on Sunday, where they lost to the Indians and tied the Bulldogs. Jack Reagan and Jeremy Mercier each reached base four times. Pete Engley pitched strong in relief, and Oliver Silberstein was stellar behind the plate.
Kimballs win second straight gold ball
Mas and Sue Kimball of Oak Bluffs outlasted Julie Barish and Arnie Resnick 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 on May 3 to win the finals in the 120-year combined age group of the Clay Court Nationals tennis tournament, played in Charlotte, N.C.
The Kimballs prevailed after playing for three grueling hours in 90-degree heat to secure their second straight title and the gold ball trophy.
Girls youth lacrosse
The Martha's Vineyard girls Under-15 youth lacrosse team hosted Falmouth this weekend. M.V. rallied in the second half to win 7-5.
Lee Hayman netted a hat trick. Erin Hill, Sara Poggi, Amanda Bernard, and K.C. Wallace each scored once. Goalie Sam Hargy kept the Islanders in the game with ten big saves.
The U-13's also played against the tough Clippers, but ended up on the short end of a 10-6 score. Audrey McCarron scored twice. Kanika Datta, Addy Hayman, Julia Regan, and Alana Morris, notched a goal apiece. Kazara Aldeborgh played well in net and made nine saves.
The girls travel to take on Old Rochester next Sunday.
Rainy Goodale of the Martha's Vineyard Masters competed, April 26-29, in the 2012 US Masters Spring Nationals Championship at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, N.C., where she swam in four individual events and two relays.
Ms. Goodale placed 4th in the 50 and 100 breaststroke, 8th in the 100 Individual Medley, and 3rd in the 200 breaststroke. With her teammates, Rainy placed 6th in the 200 freestyle relay and 2nd in the 200 Individual Medley Relay.
More than 1800 swimmers from across the country participated.