Martha’s Vineyard Little League season opened Monday

In the Red Sox dugout, Nate Story, Atlas Zack, Latham Higgins, and Ben Belisle are ready for the MVLL season opener. — MVLL

Red Sox 14, A’s 1

The Red Sox and A’s opened up the majors season Monday night. The A’s came out strong in the bottom half of the first inning, with the first three batters reaching base. Leadoff hitter Owen DiBiaso would eventually come around to score. Owen also pitched 2.1 innings with 5Ks.

Nick Cranston was sharp on the mound for the Red Sox, pitching four innings with 5Ks and allowing no earned runs. Nick also went 4-4 at the plate, with two doubles and five RBI, with three runs scored.

The two teams meet again this Saturday.

Cubs 9, Cardinals 7

On Tuesday, the Cubs downed the Cardinals 9-7 on a cold, raw evening Tuesday. For the Cubs, Finn Lewis had four hits and made a spectacular play on defense, and Cam Napior pitched four innings of two-hit ball. Silas Stanek played well in his majors’ debut, catching four innings and ripping a single to right field.

The Cards’ Emmett Athearn blasted a homerun to deep right center and lined a triple to left field. Starter Andrew Marchand pitched three strong innings, scattering four hits while striking out six. Redbird rookie Eamon Savard collected his first majors’ hit.

Pirates 8, A’s 7

In a nail biter on Wednesday, the Pirates pulled out an 8-7 victory in their opening game.

Th A’s came roaring out of the gate, scoring 3 in the first inning on a bases clearing double by Matt Moore. In the bottom of the first, A’s starter Jack DeBettencourt struck out 3 Pirates. The A’s scored another in the 2nd to make it 4-0.

The Pirates rallied -Vineyard newcomer Lukas Fernandes notched his first hit for the Pirates, driving in two. Two walks and two singles later, and the score was 4-4.

Pirate Liam Marek pitched 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief for the Pirates, including escaping a bases-loaded no out jam in the 4th.

The Pirates held a 5-4 lead going into the 6th, when the A’s rallied to score 3 on a triple by Parker Ben David, who then stole home when the Pirates weren’t looking. The Pirates then rallied themselves, again, for 3 to seal the win on a big double by Jonathan Norton, and a game-winning walk off single by Tegan Fenner.