Summer League Baseball Covers the Bases With Collegiate Talent

The Martha’s Vineyard Sharks are back in town for the 2014 season with an all-star lineup. The home opener is set for tonight at 7 p.m. at the regional high school field.

Sharks Named Top League Organization

The honors continue for the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks, who earned their first league title in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League last month. Early last week, the team was named Organization of the Year by the league for their dedication to and improvement of the fan experience. In the past year, the Sharks installed new stadium seats and lights at the Vineyard Baseball Park, and nearly tripled average attendance. League commissioner Chris Hall commended the organization for its efforts and success.

Third Season the Charm, Sharks Win League Championship

As Martha’s Vineyard Sharks closer Matt Calamoneri threw warmup pitches to catcher Chris Miller, a cluster of kids gathered around the gate at the third base line, peeking through the wire, a dam waiting to burst if the Sharks won this game. The score was 6-3 and Calamoneri had been lights out all season. If the Sharks won, the second in a three-game series, they would be league champions.

Dream Season Ends With Title for Vineyard Boys of Summer

It was a year of firsts for the Martha's Vineyard Sharks. First stadium seats. First games played at night, under the lights. First time in the playoffs. And now first league title.

Sharks Win First League Championship

There’s a new name on the Futures Collegiate Baseball League championship trophy. With a 6-3 defeat of the Nashua Silver Knights before a cheering home crowd on Thursday evening, the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks earned their first league title. They swept their way through the FCBL playoffs, which began last week, building on a strong 35-18 regular season to bring home the title.

Sharks at Home Tonight in First Try for Championship

The Martha’s Vineyard Sharks rode the postseason wave on Wednesday night, soundly defeating the Nashua Silver Knights 11-2 in New Hampshire in the first of a three-game series to decide the winner of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League.

If they win tonight at home, the Sharks will be crowned league champions for the first time.

Game time is 7 p.m. at the Vineyard Baseball Park. Pitcher Matt Timoney, who plays for Harvard, is scheduled to start.

If necessary, a third game will be played Friday at home.

Martha's Vineyard Sharks Advance to League Championship

The top-seeded Martha’s Vineyard Sharks will go to the championship series of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League after a 7-3 victory against the Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide Monday night.

Sharks Finish Regular Season on Top, Start out Strong in Postseason

The third year is the charm for the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks, as the team enters postseason play for the first time in its three-year existence. Play began Sunday night with a 4-3 defeat of the Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide and continues tonight with an away game against the Raging Tide.

Sharks of Summer Lead the League

The trio of youngsters leaning on the fence of the Vineyard baseball park sported brand-new white Martha’s Vineyard Sharks hats. David Allen and Saul Pink, both from the Washington, D.C. area, had never been to a Sharks game before. Their friend Zachary Elliot had and knew the routine.

Shark All-Stars

Seven players from the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks represented Team Massachusetts in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League All-Star Game, held Thursday in Pittsfield. Pitchers Trevor Breton (Western New England University), Matt Calomoneri (University of Scranton) and Bob Carbaugh (Seton Hill) were named to the squad, as were infielders Dylan Tice (Indiana University of Pennsylvania), Nick Sell (University of Massachusetts - Amherst) and Nik Campero (Seton Hill). Outfielder Ryan Siegel (Mercyhurst) rounded out the Sharks roster.