The Danbury Westerners were dismantled 7-1 by the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks at the Shark Tank.
Vineyard’s (23-15) offense had twelve hits to go with a four run bottom of the sixth inning while Danbury (20-18) hitters struck out 17 times against Sharks pitchers.
The Sharks scored first on a two-out bases loaded walk from Collin Shapiro in the bottom of the second. An inning-ending groundout followed to strand the bases full into the third inning.
John Anderson tied the game at one apiece with a line drive home run to right center field in the top of the third.
Jadyn Jackson regained the lead for the Sharks with an RBI single to bring in Jorge Corona and make the score 2-1 Sharks.
Eight of nine Martha’s Vineyard Sharks came up to bat in the bottom of the sixth where four more runs scored. AJ Shaver had a two-RBI single up the middle, Ryan Hernandez had an RBI double and Haydyn McGeary had an RBI single of his own.
Tommy Seidl brought in one more run with a sac fly to center field before the game concluded in a 7-1 Sharks victory.
Ryan Ramsay got the win for the Sharks while Renn Lints got the loss in two and a third innings of relief of Westerners starter Kyle Roche.
The Danbury Westerners return to Rogers Park on July 29 to take on the Newport Gulls (19-17) at 6:30 PM. The game will be livestreamed on the NECBL Network.