Raiders win Figawi
Barnstable, a newcomer to the annual Figawi High School Invitationals off Nantucket Boat Basin won half of the eight regatta races and finished in first place with 17 points. Dartmouth was second at 21. Then came (3) Nauset, (4) Nantucket's A boat, and (5) Martha's Vineyard with Connor Lodge and Chesley Wiseman aboard. Then came Dennis-Yarmouth, Nantucket B, Sandwich, Chatham, Harwich and Falmouth.
The winning team from the Virgin Islands takes a traditional plunge. Photo by Louisa Gould
Light breezes limited the number of races, Saturday and Sunday, for the Baker Trophy and the National High School Team Racing championship.
The Antilles team from the Virgin Islands, which had already won the fleet racing championship, took the gold again winning all seven races it sailed.
Lack of wind Saturday reduced the number of qualifying races from 66 to 30. Sunday races, scheduled to begin at 7:15 am, did not start until 10 am. Antilles raced with the second place Severn School of Annapolis. Antilles won seven and lost none during the two-day regatta.
The order of finish: (1) Antilles (2) Severn (3) Point Loma, San Diego, Cal. (4) Lakewood, Fla. (5) Hotchkiss, Lakeville, Conn. (6) Tabor Academy, Marion (7) Newport Harbor, Newport Beach, Cal. (8) Bainbridge Island, Wash. (9) St. George's, Middletown, R.I. (10) Loyala Academy, Wilmette, Ill. (11) Corona Del Mar, Newport Beach, Cal. (12) Jesuit, New Orleans, La.
Eagles, Blazers divide the spoils
Edgartown claimed the Island interscholastic baseball title by defeating Oak Bluffs, 11-5, in the playoff finals behind Dickie McAuliffe's 9K hurling and 3-for-3 batting, including a home run.
His efforts were all but matched by Ben Ciciora who fanned six in three innings and was also 3-for-3 with a homer. William Stewart relieved for OB in the fourth and was touched for five runs in the final three innings.
Oak Bluffs claimed the softball title and trophy by trouncing Edgartown, 7-2, avenging an earlier 11-5 spanking by the Eagles.
The Men's Summer Softball (slo-pitch) League opens its season Monday at Tisbury's Veterans Park, Wildcats vs. Treds, Riptide vs. 'Canes. Eight teams are entered. There will be many familiar faces but some in different combinations. The Boilers, Hurricanes, Brewhas, Treds, Wildcats and Riptide should look pretty familiar but the Loose Canons and Highlanders will replace the Batdogs and Makos.
Dan Sharkovitz and Ray Tattersall will serve again as co-commissioners.
Babe Ruth softball
The Braves took solid hold of first place with wins over the A's and Diamondbacks last week. Caroline Davey, Phoebe Kelleher, and Julie Pringle were effective on the mound. Katie Hines, Taylor Perrotta, and Kelsey DeBettencourt were hot with the bat.
The Diamondbacks have been led by Brittany Devaney, Leanne Jackson, Jill McHugh, Collete Jordan, and Jessica Willoughby.
The struggling A's are getting consistent strong play from Emma Frizzell, Emily Alosso, Emma Forbes, and Andrea Metell.
The Devil Rays found the winning track, defeating the A's and Yankees by comfortable margins; they're led by Jamie Forend, Kia Minor, and Lauren and Sarah Williston.
The Yankees, still searching for their first win, are improving, especially Eva Fabre, Molly Ciciora, and Holly Robinson,
May 29 Standings: Braves, 8-1; Diamondbacks, 5-2; A's, 3-5; Devil Rays, 2-5; Yankees, 0-5.
In the Lower Softball League. The Phillies crushed the Dodgers, 13-2. Samantha Valley pitched for the Dodgers, Kat deBettencourt for the Phillies. K.J. Johnson scored three times and Isabelle Wadleigh stroked a bases-loaded triple in the fourth inning.
It was a good week for the Phillies who topped the Orioles, 10-2. Kendall Robinson pitched and was credited with the win. Katie Stewart doubled twice Both Alex Mazza and Callie Jackson had two hits.
In Wednesday's Red Sox/Orioles game, Devon Webster hit a grand slam for the Sox.
Little League action
Last week the Cubs took two from the Mets, 3-2 and 13-5. The Dodgers and Red Sox split, the Sox winning at Veira 3-2 and the Dodgers at Nunes, 7-3.
The Tigers beat the A's twice.
In the Little League Minors last week, the Twins ran away from the Devil Rays, 17-9; the Orioles beat the Marlins, 12-8; the Rockies rocked the Reds, 12-6; and the Twins' Colin Cameron shut out the Indians, 6-0.
G W L
Twins 11 10 1
Blue Jays 9 8 1
Marlins 10 6 4
Rockies 7 4 3
Indians 9 4 5
Orioles 8 3 5
Reds 10 2 8
Devil Rays 10 0 10
The MVRHS girls lacrosse team, 9-5-2, is seeded sixth in Division 2 behind (1) Cohasset, 13-2-1; (2) Hopkinton, 16-3; (3) Duxbury, 12-4-1; (4) Medfield, 11-5; (5) Norwell, 12-6-1.
The Islanders were home to 11th seeded Hingham, Wednesday at 4:30 pm.
The 10th seeded MVRHS boys lacrosse team, (12-6), defeated the 23rd seed, Central Catholic of Lawrence (11-8) in the preliminary round, Tuesday, 11-5.
The Islanders spotted the Raiders of Central Catholic a couple of goals in the first half of the first quarter, but by the end of the period the score was tied at two.
A minute and a half into the second period the Vineyard took its first lead. But late in the quarter the Raiders evened the count again only to have the Purple retake the lead that they would not relinquish. At the half, it was 4-3 Vineyard.
In the third quarter the teams traded goals in the first three minutes, but then MV took off, scoring four unanswered goals to lead 9-4 going into the final quarter.
Edison Parzanese and Pete Ferrini led MV scorers each with three goals and an assist. Tim Scott scored twice and assisted once. Taylor Pierce had two goals. Mike O'Donohue also scored and Duncan Meyst had an assist.
Alex Avakian and Tyler Hathaway were lauded by their coach for their effective work on defense.
The Islanders tackle 7th seeded Winchester (13-6) at Winchester, Friday, 16-5 victors over Pentucket in the prelims.
HS softball season closers
The MVRHS girls softball team ended its season with a defeat of Carver, overcoming a 4-0 deficit to win, 5-4 last Wednesday, and a 3-1 loss to Fairhaven the very next day.
Kelly Silvia was 3-for-4 at the plate and scored twice in the Carver game. Kathryn DeBettencourt and Brittany Stone drove in runs.
With the score tied 4-4 in the bottom of the fifth inning, Julie Perry singled and went to second on an error. Cayla Morris went in to run and scored the winning run on a wild pitch.
Pitcher Brielle Leonard fanned six and walked none and gave up one earned run to Fairhaven. Kelly Silvia scored the MV run, driven in by Brielle Leonard.
Three Island girls were honored by the South Coast Conference. Brielle Leonard was named an All-Star, and Kelly Silvia and Kathryn DeBettencourt were honorably mentioned.