Two of the three Vineyard teams participating in the Gateway Babe Ruth League in Wareham are tied for first place. Vineyard Gray and Vineyard Black both own a 4-2 record and sit atop the standings in the Gateway League Central division. Week three brought teams from Rochester and Acushnet to the Vineyard this past Saturday for split doubleheaders.
In game one, Vineyard Gray managed a 3-0 win against undefeated Rochester. Rookie Harold Lawry pitched a seven-inning, one-hit gem. Jeremy Regan, Joe Serpa, and Hunter Cleary all shone with timely defensive plays.
In game two, Vineyard Black made short work of Acushnet by the score of 13-3. Sam Cranston lead the offense with three hits, while Hollis Kelly delivered a solid performance from the mound.
In game three, Vineyard Gray outscored Acushnet by the same 13-3 score. Jared Regan picked up the victory, while Colby Balboni and Benny Binder each had two hits.
In game four, Rochester managed to nip Vineyard Black by the score of 6-5. Peter Burke managed two hits for VB, while Mike Habekost wound up the tough-luck losing pitcher after striking out nine Bulldog batters.
Vineyard Black is off-Island on May 16 for two games against Sandwich, while Gray faces Sandwich for two on-Island on May 17.