Diamond woes continue for Martha’s Vineyard baseball team


The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School varsity baseball team’s woes continue. Monday, at Falmouth, the hard-luck Islanders lost their third one-run game of the season, 11-10, to the Clippers.

Ironically, the deciding play in what was otherwise a slugging contest, was a squeeze bunt laid down perfectly by Joe Olsen, scoring Joe Burke in the bottom of the seventh (last) inning.

The Vineyarders had rallied for three runs to tie the score in the top of the seventh. They did not lack for offense. Chris Morris hit safely three times and drove in six runs. Also collecting three base hits were Jack Roberts, Ben Ciciora and Ramon Espino.

The tough-luck loss dropped the Vineyarders to 1-5 on the season.

At home last Friday the Vineyard nine lost to Coyle & Cassidy’s Warriors. The score was 11-2.

Hitless through five innings, the Vineyarders were shut out until the sixth inning when Stuart Hersh drove in Andrew Williamson, who had relieved on the mound to put out the fire in the top of the inning. Williamson had reached on a fielder’s choice after Chris Morris singled. Ben Ciciora drove in the Islanders’ second run.

The loss gave Martha’s Vineyard a 1-4 record, 0-2 in the Eastern Athletic Conference.

The Warrior junior varsity also won their game, 6-2, dropping the Vineyard junior varsity record to 2-3 for the season.