M.V. baseball edged by Valley Tech

Tim Roberts fires one to the plate against Blackstone Valley Tech. — Photo by Ralph Stewart

Tim Roberts threw a four-hitter, struck out four, walked none, doubled, tripled, and scored Jack Slayton in the third inning, but it wasn’t enough as Blackstone Valley Tech left Vineyard Baseball Park Monday with a 2-1 win.

The Vineyarders (2-3) carried a 1-0 lead into the sixth inning. The Beavers loaded the bases with no outs and scored the decisive runs on a two-run double.

Jack Slayton was 2 for 3 on the day. Jacob Cardoza had two steals and was hit by a pitch.

“We got great pitching, but we lacked offense,” Vineyard coach Gary Simmons said. “The kids played well. We’re just missing that third phase of the game — driving runners in. We need to get better at that.”

April 9, the Vineyarders lost their home opener, 10-3, against Bishop Stang in an Eastern Athletic Conference contest. Tim Roberts was 2 for 3 with two RBIs. Emerson Mahoney batted in one more.

“We made some uncharacteristic mental mistakes that kind of bit us in the backside,” Coach Simmons said. “We couldn’t hit enough to make up for it.”

The Vineyarders play at Somerset Berkley on April 17 and host Bourne Friday at 3:15 pm.