The Sharks were able to use a big 3rd inning to complete the sweep of the Dirt Dawgs 6-4. Once again it was a Sharks reliever who was able to get the win. Max Slade allowed no runs while striking out 3 to get the win, while Jon Silva (Pace) took the loss for Wachusett. Sharks reliever Matt Binder (Millersville) pitched for the 2nd time in one day and was able to strike out 5 out of the last 6 outs.
The Dirt Dawgs were able to score quickly in the top of the 1st off a Mike Corin (URI) sacrifice fly. 2 more runs were added to the Dirt Dawgs lead in the following innings off a Joe Breen (Southern CT.) home-run and Thomas Buonopane (URI) RBI double. In the bottom half of the inning, Steve Buckley (WNEU) knocked in a run for the Sharks to put the score at 3-1. It looked like the Dirt Dawgs might put the game away for good after another run in the 4th, but the Sharks were able to battle back in the bottom half of the inning with 4 runs of their own.
Jon Testani (UCONN) knocked in the first run of the inning off a sac-fly. Jack Roberts (Williams) then was able to knock in 2 more runs with an RBI single, which was followed up by walk to Brendan Cox (Mercyhurst) with the bases loaded. Martha’s Vineyard was able to tack on another run in the 5th with a sacrifice fly from Cox to put the score at 6-4. Binder was able to finish off the game with a stellar 2 innings after striking out 5 batters.
The Sharks take the 4th of July off, followed by another double-header against Nashua at 5 & 7pm on the Vineyard.
Player of the Game: Jack Roberts, Williams
Pitcher of the Game: Max Slade
See the box score at: http://mvsharks.bbstats.pointstreak.com/boxscore.html?gameid=179918
July 5th: Nashua comes to take on the Sharks at 5 & 7pm
July 6th: Sharks try and top off the week with a win against Wachusett
All games this season will be @ 7:00 PM.
Written by Sharks intern Alex Berman, Wellesley College ’16