The Sharks seed second overall, but have played and won all six games with the first seed Bravehearts.
The Martha’s Vineyard Sharks dropped the first game of the double-header against the Wachusett Dirt Dawgs 11-1. Cooper Bailey (Alvin CC) took the loss for the Sharks in his first pitching assignment, while Mike Lundin (Franklin Pierce) pitched all 7 innings in the shortened double-header and picked up the win after striking out 14 Sharks.
Martha’s Vineyard was down 3-0 early after Mike Corin (URI) blasted a 3 run shot in the bottom of the 1st. Will Toffey (Vanderbilt) was able to score the only Sharks run of the game off a solo shot in the top of the 2nd. Wachusett continued to pile on the runs throughout the game. The scoring was highlighted by a Brendan Skidmore (Binghamton) 3-run homer in the 3rd inning and the final tally ended at 11-1.
See the box score at: http://mvsharks.bbstats.pointstreak.com/boxscore.html?gameid=228981
The Martha’s Vineyard Sharks rallied in the second game of the double-header against the Wachusett Dirt Dawgs to win 2-1 off an extra innings home-run from Luke Bonfield (Arkansas). Jacob Lamb (Richmond), Matt Binder (Millersville), Scott Stonestreet (Delgado CC), and Patrick Nicholson (Stonehill) all pitched brilliantly for the Sharks but it was Stonestreet who picked up the eventual win. Ryan O’Shea (Central Michigan) took the loss for the Dirt Dawgs after giving up the late run in the shortened game.
Wachusett jumped on the board first after Kurtis White (Franklin Pierce) scored on a passed ball. The Sharks tied up the game in the 4th on a RBI single from Tim Bickford. Neither team was able to score for the remaining regulation innings but in the 8th inning the Sharks were able to capitalize. Luke Bonfield continued his hot-hitting with his 6th homer of the summer.
Martha’s Vineyard takes a day off to recuperate before the playoff’s begin on Sunday for a two out of three-game series that begins off island against the winner of the preliminary round on Sunday. The Sharks return home on Monday (8/11/14) for the 2nd game of the series with the possibility of game 3 on the Vineyard, if necessary.
Player of the Game: Luke Bonfield, Arkansas
Pitcher of the Game: Scott Stonestreet, Delgado CC
See the box score at: http://mvsharks.bbstats.pointstreak.com/boxscore.html?gameid=228982
All games this playoff season will be @ 7:00 PM.
Written by Sharks intern Alex Berman, Wellesley College ’16