Little League season begins
The Little League season opened unceremoniously on Monday when the Mets caged the Tigers at Veira Park, 5-3. No speeches, no flag raising, no anthem, no celebrity throwing out the first pitch, simply an umpire calling "Play Ball."
Starting pitchers, James Cleary for the Tigers, Morgan Michalski for the Mets, issued a combined total of 18 bases on balls and struck out a like number of batters.
The Mets big inning was the fifth, when four of their runs came across the plate. Catcher Yannick Gonsalves drove in two of them with a triple.
The Tigers did their scoring in the bottom of the third. Kevin Cleary drove in two of the three runs with a single.
Tuesday the Cards squeaked by the Cubs, 4-3.
Minor League games
At Nunes Field, Edgartown, the Rockies and the Marlins played to a 14 to 14 tie. Curtis Fournier of the Rockies homered and tripled. Chace Soulagnet of the Marlins, playing in his first game ever, collected three hits, including two doubles, and drove in four. At Manter Field in West Tisbury, The Indians shot down the Blue Jays 12-10.
Tuesday the Rays topped the Reds, 10-5 despite Michael Habekost's grand slam in the fifth.
Martha's Vineyard Little League President Kris Lukowitz gratefully acknowledges that the league's boys and girls reap the fruits of the good works and generous donations which have improved Veira Park for players, fans, and neighbors: Doug Hoehn, Tashmoo Boatyard, LB Forms, Martha's Vineyard Tennis, Reliable Fence, Wild Violets, Vineyard Gardens, John Keene Excavation, Nick Peters, Marek Tree and Land, Our Market, Your Market, Cronig's Market, as well as anonymous donors.
Tracks to Bridgewater
The high school track and field teams took on West Bridgewater off Island, Tuesday, and came way with a girls' win and a boys' tie.
Kia Minor and Emma Lee Iversen gave the Vineyard wins in the shot put and discus events. Laura Gibson was third in both. West Bridgewater swept the javelin and won the long and triple jumps. HiIary Dreyer and Maddy Penicaude gave Martha's Vineyard first and third points in the high jump.