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2 SHARKS IN TOP 500 MLB COLLEGE PROSPECTS

The Martha’s Vineyard Sharks are proud to announce their first two top 500 Major League Baseball college prospects who played for the Sharks during the inaugural 2011 season. Prior to the start of the 2011 season, the Sharks also had two players drafted off the original roster by the St. Louis Cardinals and the Atlanta Braves, but never made it to the Vineyard. Baseball America has listed 2011 Sharks & FCBL MVP, Robbie Zinsmeister, along with Sharks & FCBL All-Star, Jeramy Matos, in the top 500 college prospects for the 2012 Major League Baseball draft that takes place in June. Zinsmeister is a shortstop/outfielder from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Zinsmeister led the Sharks offensive attacked in 2011, hitting a robust .326, including 9 home runs and 26 RBI’s. Matos, a corner outfielder from Central Florida University, was the summer collegiate home run king, blasting 13 home runs and driving in 34 RBI’s.

The Martha’s Vineyard Sharks are a summer, wood-bat, collegiate baseball team, operated by Carminucci Sports Group, who own and operate the Brockton Rox (Can-Am League). The Sharks play in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League Of New England. The Sharks strive to provide its fans, sponsors, and partners with the very best in competitive baseball and affordable entertainment in a family-friendly atmosphere. The team is comprised of amateur, college baseball players from across New England, and country showcasing their talents in front of Major League Scouts.

FCBL ANNOUNCES POST SEASON ALL-STARS


Martha’s Vineyard Sharks have four players on the All-Stars team.

The Post Season All-Stars were announced Monday and the league named a 13 man All-Star team consisting of one player at each infield and outfield position, a catcher, a right and left-handed pitcher, a designated hitter, a relief pitcher, and a utility player.

Catcher: Anthony Corona, Martha’s Vineyard (CW Post)
First Base: Mark Sanborn, Nashua (UMass Lowell)
Second Base: Logan Gillis, Nashua (Bentley University)
Shortstop: Robbie Zinsmeister, Martha’s Vineyard (Indiana University in Pennsylvania)
Third Base: James Katsiroubas, Nashua (UMass Lowell)
Outfield: Matt Jacobs, Nashua (UMass Lowell)
Outfield: Rich Graef, Torrington (UMass Amherst)
Outfield: Jerico Weitzel, Seacoast (Clarion)
DH: Jeramy Matos, Martha’s Vineyard (Univ. of Central Florida)
RHP: Gavin McCullough, Torrington (Fairfield)
LHP: Eric Perrault, Nashua (Keene State)
Relief Pitcher: Dylan Maki, Nashua (Northeastern)
Utility Player: Eric Jensen, Martha’s Vineyard (Wheaton)

The Post Season All-Stars were determined by a vote from each team and the umpiring crew.

Of the 13 named to the Post Season All-Star team there were four unanimous choices. League MVP Robbie Zinsmeister of the Sharks, Silver Knights outfielder Matt Jacobs, Sharks outfielder/DH Jeramy Matos, and Silver Knights lefty Eric Perrault were unanimously selected after their outstanding seasons.

Pictures by Carol Christopher.

Sharks Fighting for the Playoffs!

It was a great 2 days at the ballpark this week, as the Sharks win both home games against the Torrington Titans. Starting pitcher Jay Swinford (Georgia) went 7 innings allowing only one run. Eric Jensen (Wheaton College) lead the attack going 1-4 with 2 RBI’s. Sharks now trail the 2nd place Torrington Titans as the idle Nashua Silver Knights move into 1st place! Final score, 4-1 Sharks!

Join us back at Vineyard Baseball Park tonight as we take on the Nashua Silver Knights! There are only 4 home games left this season at Vineyard Baseball Park! July 28th, July 31st, August 2nd, and August 3rd.

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Photo by Carol Christopher

SHARKS HOME RUN IN 8TH WINS BIG GAME

A Robbie Zinsmeister home run in the bottom of the eighth inning broke a tie and gave the Sharks a 3-2 win over the Titans on Tuesday night.

With the win, the Sharks (20-16) trail Nashua Silver Knights (24-14) by 3 games (2 on the lost side) for final playoff spot in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League and trail the first place Titans by 3 games (3 on the lost side). The two teams square off again today at 5 p.m. in Vineyard Baseball Park. The Sharks then play three straight huge games against Nashua in a string of seven games in 7 days to end the regualr season. Only the top two teams make the playoffs.

The Titans fell behind early as the Sharks put up two quick runs in the bottom of the first off of starting pitcher Conner McMahon, who pitched a complete game.

Zinsmeister (2-for-4), led off the inning with a double on the eighth pitch of the at-bat. The next batter, Eric Jensen, singled to put runners on the corners with nobody out.

Three-hole hitter Anthony Corona (2-for-3) hit a deep fly ball to center to plate Zinsmeister, while also moving Jensen to third. After a strikeout to Jeremy Matos, Anthony Boix drove in the second run with an RBI single.

Torrington came right back with a run of its own in the top of the second off Sharks starter Adam Cherry. Cleanup hitter Kyle Murphy started things off with a single and catcher Ryan Plourde laced another hit, putting runners on first and third. A Cole Harrison sacrifice fly brought Murphy home, cutting the Martha’s Vineyard lead to one.

Cherry settled down but allowed the Titans to score the tying run in the fifth. The trio of J.D. Dickinson, Kyle Contino and Ryan Morris (his 8th save for the season) shut down the Titans to secure the win for the Sharks.

There are only five home games left to the season; July 27, July 28, July 31, August 2, and August 3.

Sharks beat Mavericks! Bark at the Park Sunday July 17th!


It was a defensive game up in Seacoast New Hampshire as the Sharks take it home 1-0. Kody Kasper (Niagra University) pitched a wholesome 8.1 innings, allowing 6 hits but no earned runs. Eric Jensen (Wheaton College) ran in the lone run in the 2nd inning, taking advantage of an error by the Seacoast pitcher Dennis Torres (UMass Amherst).

This is a strong moral booster that was needed after the Sharks lost 2 for 2 during the doubleheader vs. the Torrington Titans that was played in Connecticut earlier this week.

The Sharks return to Vineyard Baseball Park tomorrow at 5pm to take on the Seacoast Mavericks once again. DON’T FORGET tomorrow will be our second Bark in the Park! Bring your dog and get in free!! Gates open at 4pm

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Sharks Fighting to Stay on Top


A pair of home runs by Ronnie Rosario (Weatherford College) and Robbie Zinsmeister (Indiana University of PA) were not enough to fend off the Seacoast Mavericks yesterday evening. The Sharks were in the lead until the top of the 8th inning, when the Mavericks gained 4 runs and took a 6-5 lead. Zinsmeister’s long ball tied it in the bottom of the eighth, forcing the first extra inning game at Vineyard Baseball Park this season. It was tied 6-6 until the 11th inning, when Brian Maynard (College of St. Rose) scored after a triple by Tommy Chase (Notre Dame). The Sharks have a big double header this afternoon in Torrington and are home Thursday, July 14th against the Brockton Dirtdogs.
Everyone come to Vineyard Baseball Park to have a great time and support your boys of summer!
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-Photo by Benjamin Zack

AN AWESOME INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND WITH THE SHARKS

It was a fantastic weekend at the Sharks games where we celebrated our Nations independance day with a bang. American Idol Contestant William Hung performed at Vineyard Baseball Park alongside the Vineyard Sound, it was surely a day that will not be forgotten. The Sharks split the weekend, blowing out the Seacoast Mavericks on July 3rd, but losing to the Nashua Silver Knights on July 4th. The Sharks are on the road until Friday July 8th where they return to Vineyard Baseball Park for the weekend. They face off against the Silver Knights again on Friday, and the Torrington Titans on Saturday, both start times at 5pm…

See all you Sharks fans there!

Photo by Benjamin Zack

SHARKS COMPLETE WEEKEND SWEEP


Sharks pick up their 3rd win of the weekend bringing our record to 7-3. The score was 7-3, Kody Kasper (Niagra University) picked up his second win, pitching 6 innings and earning 0 runs. The Sharks are taking a well deserved break tomorrow, returning back to Vineyard Baseball Park on Tuesday July 28th to face off with the Torrington Titans. Come watch the Sharks as we keep this hot streak going!!

MAKE SURE YOU COME TO VINEYARD BASEBALL PARK FOR A JULY 4TH WEEKEND EXTRAVAGANZA. On July 3rd, American Idol contestant William Hung will be our special guest as he joins us to sing the songs that made him an instant international sensation. Additionally, the renowned Vineyard Sound acapella group will be performig the national anthem, a performance that should surely not be missed. For July 4th, we have something very special planned, STAY TUNED!

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SHARKS ARE 2-0 FOR THE WEEKEND, LET’S MAKE IT 3!


In a fantastic game at Vineyard Baseball Park, the Sharks took down the Seacoast Mavericks 5-3. Jay Swinford (University of Georgia) pitched for the win, completing 6 innings with 2 earned runs. The Sharks are now 2-0 for the weekend and with another game slated for tomorrow, Sunday the 26th, the Sharks are going for a weekend sweep!

Join us tomorrow at Vineyard Baseball Park as we take on the Nashua Silver Knights… Let’s go SHARKS!!!

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SHARKS GOING FOR WEEKEND SWEEP

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The Sharks smashed through the Titans 8-7 behind a 7 run 4th inning, lead by Robbie Zinsmeister’s (Indiana University) 2 run Home Run.

Zach Rafferty (Anna Maria College) picked up his 3rd win of the season with 6 innings pitched, and Ryan Morris (Presbyterian) notched his 3rd save.

Join us this evening (June 25) and Sunday night (June 26) at home when we take on the Seacoast Mavericks, and then the Nashua Silver Knights at Vineyard Baseball Park both starting at at 5pm!!!

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