M.V.Sharks in unfamiliar waters


The Martha’s Vineyard Sharks dropped a 7-6, 11 inning decision to the Seacoast Mavericks, Tuesday at Vineyard Baseball Park, despite getting home runs from Ronnie Rosario and Robbie Zinsmeister and ended the week in third place for the first time this season.

The Sharks (12-10) are currently three games behind the Nashua Silver Knights and one game behind the Torrington Titans in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League standings.

Leading up to Tuesday’s contest, the Sharks played the top two teams thrice.

Last Friday’s (July 8) game at the Vineyard Baseball Park had the MV Sharks hosting the Nashua Silver Knights, one of the teams jockeying for the inside track in the FCBL with the Sharks and Torrington Titans

The Sharks scored first, crossing the plate three times in the bottom of the third.

Nashua tied the score with a run in the fourth and two in the fifth.

MV quickly regained the lead with two of its own in the bottom of the fifth. But the Silver Knights dented home plate twice in the top of the seventh making it a 5-5 contest with time running out and a fog bank rolling in.

With two out in the bottom of the eighth and Anthony Boix of Tennessee Wesleyan at the plate, the umpires decided to discontinue play for safety sake (fog, especially in the outfield) to be continued and completed the next time Nashua visits Sharkdom, July 19.

On Saturday, the Torrington Titans came to call. The game was tied after eight innings, but a case of the errors plagued the home team heroes in the final inning, and the Titans walked off with a five-run win.

The very next day, at Torrington, the Sharks turned the tables scoring four times in the ninth, nailing a 7-3 win.

Barnstable’s Matt Hegarty went seven innings, leaving the mound with the score even at 3-3. Jay Dickinson put the Titans down in order in the eighth. Ryan Morris did as well in the ninth and got the win.

Anthony Corona of C.W. Post went 3-for-3 with an RBI. Josh Rouse of Franklin Pierce had two hits and drove in two.

The Oneonta Outlaws visit for a non-league game, today.