The Sharks regained the lead in the fourth inning when Dylan Tice tied the game up on a double, scoring Tad Gold (of Endicott College) and Ryan Siegel. Tice then scored from second off a double by Nick Sell to put Martha’s Vineyard up, 5-4.
Andover’s John Hennessey (Boston College) tied the game at 5-5 for the Navs on a RBI single to left field, scoring Andrew Brodbeck from third.
“We need to go out there and execute each game,” noted Cahill, “and we haven’t been successful at that yet. We need to get better.
“When you’re going up against a quality pitcher, it’s difficult to get multiple hits back-to-back. We had the momentum on our side for a little bit after they struck first, but we battled back and forth all game.”
North Andover’s Mike Weisman, a junior at Columbia University, took over the pitching duties for North Shore in the eighth. He allowed four hits, three earned runs and picked up his first loss of the season.
Designated hitter Devin Carter led the offense for the hosts, going 3-for-4 on the day with a run scored and a RBI. Brodbeck, Hennessey and Lynn’s Kyle Devin were the only other Navigators with multiple hits in the loss.
Martha’s Vineyard has won nine of its last 10 games and produced a season-best 15 hits yesterday. The two teams meet again on Saturday for their fifth matchup of the season.