Three Vineyard Babe Ruth teams make the playoffs


All three Vineyard entrants in the Gateway Babe Ruth League are headed into the playoffs on winning notes.

In the varsity division, Vineyard Purple is 14-4, and sits in third place after two weekend victories over the Lower Cape Sharks, 8-0 and 6-2.

In the Babe Ruth Division, Vineyard Gray (VG) is 14-2, and sits in first place in the National League. Vineyard Black (VB) finished at 12-4, good for fourth place in the National League

Over the weekend, VB beat the Lower Cape Red 15-4, the Lower Cape Breakers 14-1, and the Carver Crusaders 11-1. The Breakers game saw Summer Cardoza make her pitching debut with four solid innings and a win. Against the Crusaders, Mike O’Brien led the way with two blistering doubles down the left-field line, while Joe Serpa’s deep double down the right-field line ended the game early.

VB picked up three victories against the same three teams by nearly identical scores: Lower Cape Red 11-0, the Lower Cape Breakers 14-1, and the Carver Crusaders 13-3. Against the Red, Hollis Kelly pitched a five-inning no-hitter to pick up his fifth victory of the season. Against the Breakers, Michael Moore led the offense with two hits and three RBIs, while younger brother Cam Moore picked up the victory with four solid innings on the mound. The Carver game saw the pitching debut of Miles Sidoti, who answered the call with four innings and allowed just one run, while striking out seven.

Hunter Cleary and Nick Bischoff will be representing VG during the Gateway All-Star game on June 20 at Spillane Field in Wareham. Sam Cranston and Owen Porterfield will do the same for VB. Phil Regan, manager for VG, has been named the National League Manager.