Martha’s Vineyard Sharks could clinch first championship tonight

Sharks starter Trevor Breton deals to the plate in the fifth inning Tuesday night at the Tank against Nashua.
Photo by Ralph Stewart

Sharks starter Trevor Breton deals to the plate in the fifth inning Tuesday night at the Tank against Nashua.

The Martha’s Vineyard Sharks are one game away from a Futures Collegiate Baseball League championship. The Sharks broke open a 4-2 game with six runs in the seventh inning to pull away for an 11-2 win over the Nashua Silver Knights Wednesday night at Holman Stadium in Nashua. The Sharks lead the best of three championship series 1-0 and can clinch the title Thursday night at the Shark Tank in Oak Bluffs. The first pitch is set for 7:05 pm.

After walks to Kevin Foley and Brett Holmgren, Chris Miller, Tad Gold, Ryan Siegel, Nick Sanford, and Dylan Tice all singled in the seventh inning as the Sharks built a 10-2 lead.

Vineyard pitchers Trevor Breton, Jon Dunn, and Kyle Brenner allowed the two-time defending champions only two hits on the night. Breton, the all star from Western New England University went six innings, ceding one hit and striking out six.