Sharks fall to Waves in twin bill


After a series of rainouts, the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks got back on the diamond for a doubleheader against the Ocean State Waves Monday afternoon and evening at the Tank.

In the first of the seven-inning games, the visitors from Rhode Island raced out to a 7-0 lead heading into the bottom of the fifth. The Sharks fought back with four unanswered runs, but the rally fell short in a 7-4 loss.

With two outs in the Sharks’ fifth, Collin Shapiro singled and came home to score after Will Duff and Spencer Bramwell reached base on consecutive Ocean State errors. A pair of walks to Ryan Hernandez and Jake Berger brought Duff home, and Tommy Seidl singled to knock in Bramwell.

The Sharks got their final run across in the sixth after Grant Norris came home on a Collin Shapiro grounder to second.

The Waves completed the sweep with a 6-1 win in game two. Hayden McGeary doubled in the first inning, and Grant Norris homered in the third, while Levi Usher, Trey Leonard, and A.J. Shaver each singled as the Sharks fell to 11-8 in the New England Collegiate Baseball League Southern Division standings, 1.5 games behind the Newport Gulls.

Tuesday’s game at Mystic was postponed by more inclement weather. After a scheduled home date with Danbury on Wednesday night, the Sharks hit the road for four games, Friday, Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday at Holyoke (Valley Blue Sox), Bristol, Newport, and Bristol again, before returning to the Tank to play the Blue Sox on July 14 at 7 pm.