"Island Glove" helps housing
The cause was affordable housing on the Island. The game was baseball. In the first round of the "Island Glove" baseball tournament, the Up-Island team defeated the Tisbury team
behind the effective pitching of the Kurth brothers, Matt and Ryan. The Tritowners got an early boost from hits by the Jon Nelsons, father and son, both of whom served behind the plate. The Up-Islanders jumped off to a 7-0 lead and were never threatened despite multiple hits by Tisbury's Jordan Hoehn and Jared Stobie.
Tourney organizer Sam Berlow reports the score as 9-4.
The second game called for Edgartown to take on Oak Bluffs. O.B. had some trouble with pitcher Walter Jackson's looping curve balls, but the Crossland brothers, Kyle and Keith, led a charge that put their team ahead to stay. Jeremy Scheffer went 4-for-4 for Edgartown and took a turn on the mound slowing the Oak Bluffs assault but the die was cast and O.B. won handily.
Sunday's final game between Oak Bluffs and Tritown was a nail-biter. Billy Panek started on the mound for the Bluffs, Matt Kurth for Tritown. O.B. grabbed a 4-0 lead in the first inning powered by Crossland brothers hits. Tritown loaded the bases in their half but a double play and strike out saved Panek who kept the Up-Island team off the board for the next three innings.
Down 7-0, Tritown scored three in the fifth on a Ben Gunn hit with bases loaded. The game ended, 7-6, with Tritown base runners in scoring position.
Sam Berlow promises another "Island Glove" tournament next summer, perhaps at the new field, and plans to add men's and women's softball to the mix.
Pat Manning of the Island Affordable Housing Fund expressed delighted gratitude for the event's boost of some $21,000.
Creamers, Snaps win
Tuesday evening, at Veterans Park, the Creamers shaded the Shady Ladies, 8-4, while the Snaps were charging the Late Fees, 13-9. (The Late Fees were coming off a major upset of the Creamers.)
Also Tuesday, for lack of players, the Drillers had to forfeit to the Honeys and at the West Tisbury school field the Swingers topped the Toppers.
Friday's games promise excitement as the Honeys and Swingers (both 7-4) face off and the Snaps challenge the Shady Ladies for a place in the sun.
Women's Softball standings
Mocha Motts Creamers 10-2
Summer Shades Shady Ladies 7-4
Dairy Queen Swingers 7-4
Wharf Pub Honeys 7-4
Long & Meehan Snaps 7-5
Island Entertainment Late Fees 5-6
Dockside Dentistry Drillers 2-9
Edgartown Pizza Toppers 0-11
Tony is a Tiger
A not-so-funny thing happened to Tony Grillo of West Tisbury as he set out to defend his title as Massachusetts Junior Golf Champion at Crumpin-Fox Club in Bernardston, Tuesday. His first round of 76, four over par, put him back in the pack, seven strokes behind the leader, Ian Thimble, who set a torrid pace with a three under par 69.
But on the second day Tony led the field, blistering the course with a four under 68 and moved into a first-place tie with Josh Salah of Bass Rocks. Go, Tony!
The eighth annual Richie Madeiros softball tournament will be held this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, at Tisbury's Memorial Park. Tourney impresario Ray Tattersall has lined up a dozen teams to compete including clubs from Rhode Island, Falmouth, and Bridgewater. The Vineyard Treds, Highlanders, Brewhas, and Wildcats are also scheduled to play.
Richie, the popular Oak Bluffs shellfish constable, drowned in a tragic accident. Funds raised by the annual tournament go to the Richie Madeiros Children's Fund.
Bloweth where it
Sunday's much-anticipated Chappy Rendezvous was canceled due to lack of wind. Seven boats reported to the starting line. The race started in light air at 10:15. But the wind died and fleet Captain Harry Duane signaled an end to the race.
Thursday evening, 14 boats raced in what was described as a Leeward-Windward race, twice around a four-mile course. Finishing in first place was Mary Worrell in a Sonar. Bobby Jewett was second in Andiamo, followed by Roger Becker in Gloria. Then came (4) Nick Loberg, (5) Bow VanRiper, (6) Jerry Goodale, (7) Phil Hale, (8) Dan Culkin, (9) Don Cohan, (10) John Amabile, (11) Tom and Laurie Welch, (12) Jeff Gibson, (13) Mike Oliviera, and (14) Woody Bowman.
Little League all-stars
In the 16-team Little League tourney at Sandwich, Friday, the Island all-stars defeated Brewster, 6-3, behind pitchers Alec Tattersall and Andrew Hakala. M.V. collected nine hits, including a homer by Jack Roberts.
Saturday, Stuart Hersh homered but the Islanders lost to Milton, 10-4. Later that day, M.V. outscored a Yarmouth B squad, 9-6. Roberts and Mike Montanile homered. On Sunday the Islanders bested Yarmouth B again, 9-4. Mike deBettencourt provided a home run. The win put the Vineyard in the final eight.
Rehoboth was next on the list, but the game was rained out to be played Tuesday evening.
Wednesday, the Islanders lost to top-seeded Rehoboth, 7-4.
Congratulations to the boys and their coaches. It's been a long and marvelous ride.
North-south winners at the Bridge Club of M.V., Saturday, were Theodore and Gloria Manning. Betty Morris and Regina McDonough were runners up.
At east-west, top scorers were Art Flathers and John Crowley. Betty Dixon and Eleanor Hughes were second.
There were six tables in play.
Photo by Ralph Stewart
Last Wednesday Broadway topped Shirley's Hardware, 3-1 on goals by Becky Brown, Daniel Vignolo, and Eduardo DaSilva. Erly Pinheiro scored for Shirley's.
Also Wednesday, Lath & Plaster edged Coop de Ville, 2-1. Scott Surface and Rinchen Khampa applied the plaster. Russell Hodson cooked for the Coop
Thursday, Shirley's Hardware had to forfeit to the Atlantic Football Club and Sports Haven played Coop de Ville to a 2-2 tie. Will Miner and Bill Sprayregan had the Haven's goals. Matthew D'Hont and Rinchen Khampa counted for Coop de Ville.
Standings as of Tuesday
Team G W L T Pts GF GA GD
Atlantic Football 9 7 2 0 21 15 3 12
Coop de Ville 10 6 2 2 20 22 14 8
MV Lath & Plaster 9 5 3 1 16 13 13 0
Sports Haven 9 4 2 3 15 15 12 3
Broadway 10 2 7 1 7 9 19 -10
Shirley's Hardware 9 0 8 1 1 6 19 -13
Catcher Kelly Silvia took a well-deserved place on the 21-player Cape Cod Times all-star softball team. Jackie Panek and Julie Perry were honorably mentioned.
None of the MVRHS baseball team made the CCT all-star squad but Tad Gold and Adam Herman were mentioned.
Chris Edwards was one of 12 to be named to the CCT all-star sailing team. Conor Lodge and Emily Reich were mentioned with honors.
Tim McHugh, Andrew McHugh, Dylan Hutchinson, and Daniel Han all made the Times honorable mention list for boys tennis. Ali Flake earned a mention for girls tennis.
The annual Scoops 5K road race from the Farm Institute at Katama to South Beach and back will begin at 9 am, this Sunday, August 5. The 5K will be preceded by a kids' 1/2K fun run at 8:45 am. Pre race registration is $12. Day of race registration is $15, $5 for the fun run. There are tee-shirts for the first 300 runners/walkers and free ice cream certificates for all fun runners.
Using the odd-numbered white tees and the even-numbered blues, a format friendly to low scoring, Jake Gifford shot a round of 56, one over par, nipping Dwight Kaeka by one "stroke" and John Tate by two.
Overall Gifford heads the leader board pursued by (2) Dwight Kaeka and (3) Steve Butman.
In the Amateur 2 division Dennis Kaeka moved into first place overall with a 13 over par round of 67, Junior Brazil was right behind at 68.
The Times erred in reporting the outcome of the Ladies B Flight at Farm Neck last week. In fact, Maureen Molinari was the winner.