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

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.