Vineyarders edge Norton on diamond

James Sashin delivers to the plate against Bishop Stang while he was at MVRHS. This summer he'll play with the Sharks. —Ralph Stewart

Sam Bresnick drilled a line-drive single to right field in the bottom of the fourth inning, scoring Chris Mayhew to break a 1-1 tie as Martha’s Vineyard held on for a 2-1 non-league win over the Norton Lancers, Wednesday at Vineyard Baseball Park in Oak Bluffs.

With the win, the Vineyarders (12-7) exacted some revenge over the Lancers, who took the opening game of the season 3-2 in extra innings.

Chris Mayhew knocked in Aidan Aliberti with a line-drive RBI single in the first, singled again in the fourth, and stole a base. Elias Fhagen-Smith started the game with a leadoff single.

Vineyard starter Jonas Lukowitz pitched four innings, allowing three hits and an earned run with four K’s and a walk. James Sashin earned the save, closing out the Lancers with three innings of one-hit shutout ball, striking out three and walking one.