Martha’s Vineyard Sharks have one-game lead in FCBL

Harvard sophomore Matt Timoney throws to the plate in Tuesday night's 7-4 home loss to North Shore. — Photo by Ralph Stewart

Despite a 7-4 loss to the North Shore Navigators Tuesday night at the Tank in Oak Bluffs, the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks stood at 22-11, atop the Futures Collegiate Baseball League standings, one game ahead of two-time defending champion Nashua, heading into Wednesday night’s game in Brockton.

The Sharks split a double-header with Nashua on July 11, losing the opener, 6-4, and winning the nightcap, 2-1, behind the one-hit pitching of Trevor Breton and Matt Calamoneri.

The Sharks followed up Saturday with an 11-4 win in Pittsfield. Justin Meier, Donnie Cimino, and Ryan Uhl each had 2 RBIs, while Vineyarder Tad Gold was 2 for 4 with two runs scored hitting from the lead off spot.

After Tim Holmes of the Seacoast Mavs (Portsmouth, N.H.) silenced the Sharks’ bats with a 2-0 four-hit gem on Sunday, the locals rebounded Monday in Leominster with a 10-1 romp over the Wachusett Dirt Dawgs. Bob Carbaugh of Seton Hill University (Greensburg, Penn.) pitched a three-hitter, with seven K’s and two walks to earn the win. The big righthander is 6-0, just one win shy of the FCBL consecutive wins mark to start a season.

The Sharks open a four-game home stand Thursday night at 6:45 against the Seacoast Mavericks. M.V. hosts Brockton at 11 am on Friday, closing the quartet with 7 pm starts against Pittsfield on Saturday and Nashua on Monday.