Martha’s Vineyard misses out on baseball playoffs

Vineyard starter Oscar Hansen fires one to the plate against Bourne Monday at MVRHS.
Photo by Ralph Stewart

Vineyard starter Oscar Hansen fires one to the plate against Bourne Monday at MVRHS.

Coming into the final week of the regular season, Martha’s Vineyard had a 7-9 record and had to win the final two games to make the MIAA state baseball tournament for a second consecutive season. They did not. Worse yet, the Vineyard’s island rivals, the Nantucket Whalers, knocked the Purple and White out of post-season contention with a 7-3 win Sunday at Vineyard Baseball Park.

Nantucket pitcher Will Ferreira struck out 12 Vineyarders and doubled in a four-run fifth inning as the Whalers built a 7-1 lead. Jack Slayton hit a two-run double in the sixth for M.V.

The Vineyarders closed out the season at home Monday with a 4-3 loss to Bourne. The hosts got in a 4-0 hole after three innings and couldn’t complete the comeback. Oscar Hansen pitched a complete game for the Vineyarders, scattering five hits and striking out five. He also had an RBI single.