Martha’s Vineyard Sharks’ Zinsmeister named league MVP

Martha's Vineyard Sharks' shortstop Robbie Zinsmeister poses with the Futures Collegiate Baseball League Most Valuable Player trophy. From left to right: Bob Tankard (Sharks VP of baseball operations), Jerry Murphy (Sharks GM), Robbie Zinsmeister, Ted Currie (Sharks head coach), and Gary Simmons (Sharks assistant coach). — Photo courtesy of C. Christopher Photography

The Futures Collegiate Baseball League named Martha’s Vineyard Sharks shortstop Robbie Zinsmeister as the league’s most valuable player in a ceremony mid-way through the Sharks’ season finale against the Torrington Titans, Wednesday afternoon at Vineyard Baseball Park in Oak Bluffs.

Zinsmeister, a junior at Indiana University in Pennsylvania, became the new league’s first MVP by hitting .326 with nine home runs, 26 RBI’s, and 56 hits. He also stole 24 bases in 28 attempts.

The Sharks finished their inaugural season with a 23-21 record.