Sports highlights


Youth soccer

In South Coast Soccer League play on Saturday, the MV United Under-12 boys team chalked up a 1-0 win at Falmouth. The U-11 boys drew 2-2 with Oceana at Nauset High School in North Eastham. The U-12 girls picked up a 2-1 win on the road at Mashpee. The U-14 girls hosted Freetown-Lakeville at Veterans Park and lost 2-0.

Sunday, the U-18 boys improved to 5-1 with a 7-0 win at Dartmouth. The U-10 boys traveled to Sandwich and left with a 1-1 tie.

The U-13 boys Mass. Premier League (MAPLE) team rebounded from its first loss of the season with a 1-0 win at Veterans Park over Nor’easter SC of Swansea. Gabriel Bellebuono scored the Vineyard goal in the eighth minute.

Over the hill soccer

Skip Dostal scored four goals and Edilson “Pizone” Costa added two more to lead Vineyard Football Club to a 6-0 win on Sunday over hosts Milton United in a New England Over The Hill League match.

VFC played the match, perhaps their best of the season, without a bench to draw from. Only 11 players made the trip due to Mother’s Day commitments.

VFC is currently in second place with a 3-3 record.

Last week, the Islanders lost to the Albania United Veterans, 4-0, at Rotch Park in Boston.

VFC hosts the Foxboro Warthogs, Sunday at 9:30am, at Veterans Park.

Girls youth lacrosse

The Vineyard teams played at Old Rochester in Mattapoisett on Mother’s Day.

The U-13s came away with a 9-4 win. Julia Regan notched a hat trick. Suzanne More-Stratton and Audrey McCarron scored a pair apiece. Sally Caron and Addy Hayman each scored once.

The U-15s lost 7-2, despite some strong goaltending from Sam Hargy and Kylie Hatt. Anna Keenan and Samantha Robinson scored the Vineyard goals.

Junior league baseball

The Astros continued to rocket through the Gateway Babe Ruth schedule with three more wins over the weekend.

The ‘Stros swept the “Island series” with a 10-4 win over the Brewers powered by pitchers Jeffrey Cimeno (three innings), Chris Mayhew (three innings) and Jonas Lukowitz (one inning).

Cody Chalifoux belted a two RBI single for the Astros. Jack Reagan had two hits for the Brew Crew.

Brewers pitcher Colin Hickey kept the game close for the first two innings. Saturday, the Astros swept a double header from the two Wareham teams.

In game one, Jacob Cardoza tossed a five-inning (mercy rule shortened) no hitter, striking out 10 of the 16 batters he faced, while walking only one in a 10-0 win over the Gateway Cubs. Nick Vukota went 2 for 2 with two runs scored and an RBI.The Astros took game two, 9-3, over the Gateway Lions. Aksel Cooperrider threw five solid innings and Chris Mayhew shut the door over the final two, allowing one hit, one walk, and 0 runs. Mayhew and Tristan Araujo were 2 for 2 with a run scored and an RBI. The Astros will host the Dennis-Yarmouth Dolphins Sunday at 4pm in a first place showdown at Vineyard Baseball Park.

In Gateway Varsity League play, the White Sox moved to 4-1 with a 17-4 win on Sunday over the visiting Rochester A’s.

Sox pitchers Silas Berlin and Tucker McNeely fanned eight batters and gave up two earned runs in seven innings.

The offense was led by Mike Mussell (4 for 5, four RBI’s), Tim Roberts (3 for 4, two RBI’s) and AlexanderVukota (2 for 3, one RBI).Andrew Wiley was stellar behind the plate. Jack Slayton, Emerson Mahoney, and Kevin Cleary had multiple hits and played solid defense.

Little league

Four games were on the docket Saturday in a busy day of major league action.

The Pirates started the day with a 12-1 win over the A’s. The Bucs dominated with Strong pitching, good defense and timely hitting.

Jack Sierputoski pitched a three-hitter striking out eight A’s batters and helped his own cause by hitting a bases loaded triple to make it 6-1in the fourth inning. The Pirates put the game away with a six-run fifth. Jack Sayre hit two triples for the A’s.

In the next game, Hunter Cleary ripped an opposite field single to score John Morris in the last half of the sixth as the Tigers nipped the Red Sox 4-3 at Veira Park.

Rookie Richie Barlett tossed three sharp innings for the Tigers and Ricardo Andrade slammed the door by striking out six to get the win.

Hot hitting Graham Lewis and Willson Slayton led the way for the Sox.

Closing out the day was a twin-bill between the Cubs and Cardinals.

The Cubbies swept the Cards 11-0 and 8-6.

In game one, Aidan Aliberti faced 12 batters through four innings and fanned 11 for an abbreviated perfect game. Jacob Gundersen (who drove in five runs in the two games) and Aliberti (3 RBI’s) led a balanced Cub attack.

Game two was a much different contest, as the Cards jumped out to a 6-3 lead after two. Auguste Pizzano, Benny Binder, Otto Osmers and Nick Bischoff each had key hits. Cubs hurler Taber Caron shut down the Cards offense, allowing only one base runner over the final three innings. Bryce Nightlinger and Jacob Gundersen keyed the Cubs comeback with clutch hits.

The Cubs sit atop the standings at 7-0, followed by the Pirates (5-2), Red Sox (3-4), A’s (2-4), Tigers (2-4), and Cards (1-6).