Pirates edge Cardinals, 3-2
Bucs pitcher Jack Sierputoski outdueled Benny Binder. He also broke open a 1-1 tie with an RBI single, driving in Zander Amaral. Cooper Bennett doubled and tripled for the Redbirds.
Red Sox beat Tigers, 6-4 Monday
The Sox hit four straight singles in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat the Tigers at Veira Park, improving to 5-0. Starter Jeremy Regan gave up three runs and struck out 10 in four and two-thirds innings of work. Jake Howell struck out two Tigers in the 7th to earn the win.
Red Sox roll over A’s, 15-1.
The A’s scored first, but the Sox scored the rest
Tigers beat Pirates, 4-1
Hunter Cleary hit his first career M.V. Little League home run deep over the right field scoreboard at Veira Park to lead the Tigers over the Pirates on Saturday.
Cardinals blank Cubs, 3-0
The Cards took the opener of a double-header thanks to the two-hit pitching of Benny Binder and Nate Packer. Redbird Jack Murray doubled, stole two bases and played stellar defense. The Cubbies also got a two-hitter from pitchers Bryce Nightlinger and Summer Cardoza.
Cubs beat Cardinals, 15-8
The Cubs found their bats in game two and slugged out 16 hits to get the 15-8 win. Cubbies pitcher Keaton Aliberti picked up his first Major League win.
Babe Ruth baseball
The Vineyard White Sox of the Babe Ruth Division split a doubleheader on Sunday. The Sox lost the opener, 3-2, to the host Dennis-Yarmouth White Dolphins. Liam Weiland got the start and pitched five innings, giving up one hit and striking out nine. Augie Pizzano had two hits and an RBI.
The White Sox bats came alive in a 14-3 romp over Barnstable Green in game two. Cody Chalifoux pitched into the fifth inning before surrendering a hit. After Barnstable scored three runs, Taber Caron came on in relief to quell the rally. Elias Fhagen-Smith was 4 for 4, with three RBIs and two runs scored. Lucas Debettencourt, Colby Scarsella and Augie Pizzzano each had a hit with an RBI and two runs scored.
Sunday, at Vineyard Baseball Park, the Brewers defeated the Carver Cavaliers, 11-2. Jack Sayre threw a one-hitter and struck out 14. John Morris went 2 for 3 with a triple and three runs scored.
The Vineyard Angels followed the Brew Crew’s lead and completed the home sweep of Carver with a 15-2 win.
In Varsity Division play, the Astros lost twice on Sunday. The ‘Stros fell to Dennis-Yarmouth Grey in game one, 6-4. Andrew Wiley went 2 for 3 with a double and a two-run homer, while Jeffrey Cimeno pitched three scoreless innings to start the game.
Lower Cape beat the Astros in the finale, 8-2. James Sashin was 2 for 2 with a walk for M.V.
Islanders compete in D.C. half marathon
Beth O’Connor (2:14:23), Jane Taylor (2:15:10), and Meredith Goldthwait (2:21:06) ran in the inaugural Nike Women’s Half Marathon April 28, in Washington, D.C. The event benefited the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
MVCT to hold adult beginners clinic
Martha’s Vineyard Community Tennis (MVCT) will sponsor an adult beginning tennis clinic on Saturday, May 18, on the clay courts of Farm Neck in Oak Bluffs. The clinic is designed for people 18 years of age or older who have never played or have very little tennis experience. This will be MVCT’s third beginners clinic since last spring.
The cost is $15, and lunch is included. Racquets and balls will be provided, but those with racquets should bring them. Participants should bring clothing suitable for outdoor activity, including tennis or running shoes.
Instruction is from 9 to 11 am, followed by lunch and a two-hour round robin session of games to exercise new skills.
The rain date is June 1. Clinic spots are limited. Call 508-687-9032 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a space.
VYT students win
Vineyard Youth Tennis student Kelly Klaren of West Tisbury won the girls 12 and under level 6 tournament last weekend at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. Kelly won her matches by score of 6-0, 6-0 and 6-1, 6-1. Another VYT student, Spencer Pogue of Edgartown won the Boys 12 and under flight at the Sportsmen’s Club in Dorchester, 6-2, 6-1. The outstanding results should key a rise in the New England rankings for both players.