As summer heats up, so have the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks. The collegiate baseball team continued its late-season winning ways over the weekend, earning a 3-1 playoff victory over the Torrington Titans Sunday night.
The best-of-three series continues tonight at home on the Vineyard. First pitch is at 7 p.m. If the Sharks win, they will lock up a spot in the second round of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League playoffs.
The team has its sights set on repeating as league champions. Last year, they won the league title for the first time.
And the Sharks roster is well-poised to stake its claim once again. The late-season signing of infielder Luke Bonfield, a New York Mets draft pick, has bolstered the team offense, while the Sharks pitching remains as strong as it was last year. On Sunday, Matt Quintana pitched into the eighth inning, striking out eight and allowing just two hits.
The team closed out the regular season with a 30-23 record, putting them in first place in the east division and second place overall in the league.