Women's Softball League
The three Tuesday evening MV Women's Slow-Pitch Softball games were blowouts. The Honeys swamped the Phoenix in a mercy rule-shortened game, 15-1.
At the same time, the Shady Ladies spotted the Rug Sox a five run lead in the first, then scored five of their own in the bottom of the second. After that the game belonged to the Ladies. They scored in every inning and finished the game on the high side of a 17-6 final score.
The late game under the lights was a one-sided affair for the Creamers. They batted around and then some in the top of the first inning sending 16 batters to the plate and scoring 11 runs.
The Snaps got one back in their half of the first.
After that the game was even. The Creamers scored twice in the fifth and two more in the sixth.
The Snaps posted two in the fourth and single runs in the fifth and sixth. But the horse had left the barn. Final score:
Creamers 15, Snaps 5.
The game was halted at the conclusion of the sixth inning.
It was a rough night for Creamers captain Trisha Jendrick, the team's slingshot-armed shortstop.
Her car was damaged in the parking lot during the third inning. Damage was slight but enough to get the attention of Tisbury's finest who responded to a report of an automobile accident.
Later, in the sixth inning, Trish took a blow to the forehead when a sharply hit ground ball took a weird bounce and caromed off her forehead leaving a bloody gash. Attempts by teammates to stem the flow of blood gave way to another visit by the Tisbury police, first a pair offering first aid and finally the EMT ambulance arrived to transport Trish to the hospital on a stretcher.
Trish was not the only casualty of the evening. Emily Billing of the Rug Sox suffered a broken leg colliding with Anna Baumhofer at first base.
Tonight the Creamers play the Shady Ladies at the West Tisbury School and the Rug Sox go against the Late Fees at the Tisbury Veterans Memorial park.
South Coast Soccer Champs
The Under-13 boys youth soccer team completed its schedule of games on Saturday with a 5-0 trouncing of Barnstable at Tisbury's Veterans Memorial Field.
Nailing first place in the South Coast Soccer League, the boys have earned a team ticket to the Massachusetts Tournament of Champions, Friday and Saturday, at the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Field in Lancaster to compete with winners of the Pioneer Valley League, the Boston Area Youth Soccer League and the Middlesex League.
The Under-15 boys youth soccer team also finished its schedule with a win, defeating Dartmouth, 4-1. At Lancaster the MV U-15s, the South Coast League champs, will compete with winning teams from the Boston Area Youth Soccer League, the Essex League and the Middlesex League.
The boys and their coaches are congratulated and assured that they carry with them to Lancaster their Island friends and neighbors pride and admiration for their accomplishments.
Babes call it a season
The girls Babe Ruth Softball League season came to an end, Thursday, at Tisbury's Veterans Memorial park with the Orioles winning the junior circuit trophies by trouncing the Red Sox, 12-4. The O's scored four in the bottom of the first, third and fifth innings.
The Red Sox crossed the plate twice in the top of the first and added single runs in the third and sixth.
In the senior finals game, the Yankees outlasted the plucky Diamondbacks in a high-scoring contest, 21-17.
The big blow for the 'Backs was a bases-loaded, base-clearing double by Emelia Cappelli.
The teams and their fans enjoyed a generous cookout following the games.
Killers, Wildcats win
Monday evening, at Veterans Memorial Park, Tisbury, the Killers - a new team in the Men's Summer Soccer league - rode a five run first inning to an 8-3 defeat of the Land Sharks.
The Sharks scored twice in the bottom of the third, reducing the Killers lead to three, but the homicides responded with two of their own in the top of the fourth. Both teams dented the plate once in the fifth and that was all she wrote.
In the second game of the double header, the Wildcats came from behind in the bottom of the seventh (final) inning to overtake the Stampede, 13-12.
The Cats scored first. After keeping the Stampede off the scoreboard in the top of the first, the Cats posted a run in the bottom of the inning.
The Stampede put together five hits in the second and took a 3-2 lead. But the wild ones answered with two in their half to lead again, 4-3.
The Stampede scored three runs in the third and added another in the fourth, meanwhile caging the Wildcats.
The score was 7-4, advantage Stampede, heading into the fifth.
The Stampede added a run in the top of the fifth. The Cats scored twice in their half: 8-6. Both teams crossed the plate four times in the sixth inning, 12-10.
The Stampede was held scoreless in the top of the seventh leaving the door open for the Wildcats who took full advantage with a sequence of line drives that added up to three runs and the game.
Last night the Highlanders took on the Brewhas and the Treds tackled the Hurricanes.
Thursday its 'Cats vs. 'Canes and Highlanders at Treds.
Little League logistics
Majors G W L RF RA
Tigers 15 12 3 115 59
Cardinals 16 10 6 95 94
Red Sox 15 10 5 108 55
A's 16 9 7 71 64
Cubs 16 4 12 57 93
Mets 16 2 14 45 126
On Saturday the Cubs surprised the league-leading Tigers and walked away with a 6-1 win. Chase Silvia, Joe Davies and Aidan Aliberti took turns on the mound. The trio issued just one base on balls in six innings; Max Santos led the Cubs offense with two hits. He also scored two runs.
Also Saturday, the Cardinals defeated the Mets, 8-4. Emily Turney started on the mound for the Cards and went four innings giving up three of the Mets four runs. Jonas Lukowitz went 4 for 4 at the plate including a triple. Austin Chandler also tripled for the Cards. The Mets got some timely hitting from Elijah Larue and Pete Engley and escaped a bases-loaded jam by turning a neat 1-2-3 double play.
The third Saturday game was a 4-1 win for the Red Sox over the A's. Both Jack Slayton and Tucker McNeely drove in two Sox runs with doubles.
On Tuesday the Cards shut out the Mets, 7-0 behind Nick Vukota, Monday the A's topped the Cubs, 4-1.
Minors G W L RF RA
Rockies 15 11 4 157 114
Orioles 15 10 5 140 109
Marlins 15 9 6 131 104
Reds 15 7 8 139 155
Rays 15 4 11 88 119
Twins 15 4 11 125 179
In a wildly exciting final game, the Orioles came from behind, scoring five runs in the top of the sixth to catch and pass the Reds at Veira Park, Saturday. Cody Chalifoux cleared the bases with an opposite field double, then scored the go-ahead run on an overthrow.
Lucas DeBettencourt had two hits for the Reds.
Many called, few chosen
Vineyard Youth Tennis (VYT) is pleased to announce that four young tennis players have been chosen to receive full scholarships for one week of tennis camp at Adidas Tennis Camps this summer. Avery Hazell, Brian Donegan, Phoebe Dandeneau, and Ryan Sawyer were selected, chosen on the basis of essays they had written describing their dedication to VYT and their enthusiasm for the game.
The Vineyard Youth Tennis Scholarship and Activities Fund enables young Vineyarders to attend tennis camp and brings guest professionals to the Island for exhibitions and instructional clinics.
The annual Murdick's Fudge Run the Chop five-mile road race will be run on Sunday, July 4, beginning and ending at the Tisbury school.
U-13s beat all
On the weekend of June 12, the Vineyard's Under-13 youth lacrosse team entered and won the Cape Cod Lacrosse Jamboree. They won all three of their games at Falmouth Academy in Osterville.
First to fall was Falmouth, which the Islanders beat, 5-2.
Then it was Old Rochester's turn to bow, 7-3. West Falmouth completed the trifecta, 9-2.
The team's coach lauded the efforts of defenders Lucas DeBettencourt, Ry Brodsky, Jimmy and Andy Dimattia, and Karn and Krishna Datta. Matt Parker manned the final line of defense in goal.
Erin Hill of Edgartown is a member of the Cape Cod Waves Under-10 basketball team which completed its season recently with a 20-5 record placing sixth in the state's Under-10 division.
Next Tuesday, June 29, Roscoe Tanner, once fourth-ranked tennis player in the US, will conduct clinics for youth and adults at Vineyard Youth Tennis. High school aged players are invited to the junior clinic from 9:00 am to 10:30. The women's clinic is from 1:00 to 3:00. Men's clinic is from 3:00 to 5:00.
A cocktail party and question and answer session follows.
Register at Vineyard Youth Tennis. The $35 fee goes to the VYT scholarship fund.
Ping pong gold
Bob O'Rourke of Edgartown entered the Massachusetts Senior Games table tennis competition at Springfield College, June 20, and came away with the first place medal defeating Tom Knatt of Groton in the singles championship match, 11-2, 11-7, 11-7.
The win qualifies Bob to represent Massachusetts in the National Senior Games in Houston, Texas, in June, 2011.
Bob O'Rourke is a member of MV Table Tennis, an Island club that has been playing Mondays and Thursdays, at the West Tisbury School. (See Ongoing Events in the Calendar section of The Times.)
The club must find another home for the summer, as a Book Fair will occupy the space used by the club. Please call Bob O'Rourke with suggestions: 508-627-7902.
In the interim, the club will meet on Saturdays from 11 am to 1 pm, at the Chappaquiddick Community Center, 180 Chappaquiddick Road.
Champions to be decided
Saturday, June 26, the M.V. Little Leagues will play championship games at Oak Bluffs' Veira Park. The Minor League game will begin at 11 am, the Majors' game at 2 pm. All players in the Tee ball, Farm, minor and major leagues will receive awards during the cookout time between championship games.
Over the Hill in style
Last Sunday the Vineyard FC Masters soccer team finished its spring season in the Over-the-Hill Soccer League playoff semi-finals by defeating the Hopkinton Mets, champions of division 6 central, 5-1.
The Vineyard FC Masters will begin the fall season with a game in division 5, on August 29.
Player/Manager Neal A. Sullivan is seeking a few more skilled and fit players to round off the team roster.
If you fit the criteria and will be at least 40 years old by December 31, and can commit 10 Sundays to traveling with the team, call Neal at 508-446-1961.