Julie Pringle went the distance for Tisbury. Photos by Ralph Stewart
Interscholastic ball games
The interscholastic baseball and softball seasons opened Tuesday.
At Edgartown, the West Tisbury Hawks baseball team edged the Edgartown Eagles, 7-6.
At the same time, the Tisbury Tigers lost to the host Blazers at Oak Bluffs by the same 7-6 margin.
OB scored three times in the final inning to pull out the victory.
At Veterans Field in Vineyard Haven, the Oak Bluffs School softball team smashed its way to a 10-4 win over Tisbury. O.B. scored twice in the first inning, three times in the third, and then added single runs in the fourth and fifth and three more in the sixth.
Tisbury scored three of its runs in the bottom of the fifth.
The Edgartown vs. West Tisbury softball game was played yesterday at Edgartown.
Chris Morris started for the Dodgers.
A's open with a win
The M.V. Little League majors opened their '06 season on a chilly Monday, under grey skies at Veira Park, Oak Bluffs with the A's taking on the Dodgers and posting their first win, 10-6.
Both teams appeared unusually ready for the season. The pitching was crisp, the fielding, while not error-free, at times was outstanding, and few batters failed to take a healthy swing and make contact.
The second inning was the Dodgers' downfall. They gave up seven bases on balls and committed three errors allowing the A's to circle the bases nine times.
After that, the Dodgers settled down, giving up only one more run and scoring four of their own in the fourth and another in both the fifth and sixth innings.
Dodger Coach Bruce Stewart lauded the A's defense for playing tight defense, especially Eli Berlow who was solid at second and made two outstanding plays
Tuesday, at Nunes Field, Edgartown, the Mets caged the Tigers, 10-3. Eric Bryant smashed two home runs, one out of the park, to lead the Mets offense.
Wednesday the A's played the Dodgers again, this time at Nunes, and the Cubs hosted the Sox at Veira.
The Little Leagues, major and minor, are in need of umpires. Try it; you'll like it. I've been doing it in the majors for 15 years. It's fun - almost all of it. Don Lyons.