Martha’s Vineyard U-14 baseball ends season with 9 game win streak


A day after returning from a series of games in Cooperstown, the Martha’s Vineyard under 14-year old baseball team competed in the Gateway U-14 Regional Tournament and won all nine games.

Martha’s Vineyard beat Dennis/Yarmouth, 4-3, on the first day and then Sandwich, 10-0, in the winner’s bracket and then, 13-0 (mercy rule invoked after 5 innings), after Sandwich won the loser’s bracket for a second chance. MV defeated Bourne, 8-1, Dartmouth, 7-5, and Fairhaven/Acushnet, 9-8, in playoffs. In the second to last game, MV beat Dennis/Yarmouth, 5-3, and moved on to the Championship.

The Championship game was against Maplewood, with both teams undefeated. In a tight game with strong play on both sides, Martha’s Vineyard edged ahead to win, 7-6.

“This team came back all weekend, played great, supported each other, and everyone contributed,” coach Ernie Chaves said in an email to The Times. “We ended the season on a nine-game win streak.”

With Mr. Chaves and assistant coaches David Smith and Chris Scarsella leading the way, the team consisted of Aidan Aliberti, Sam Bresnick, Taber Caron, Mitchell Chaves, Elias Fhagen-Smith, Nick Fiore, Curtis Fournier, Mercer Kelly, Theo Gallagher, Graham Lewis, Zack Moreis, Jack Sayre, and Colby Scarsella.