Bravehearts Sink Sharks
Worcester wins, looks for help to clinch a first round bye
Worcester, MA - Fighting for a first round bye, Worcester was able to come away with a 5-1 victory against Martha’s Vineyard on Tuesday night.
David Tiskevics got the win for Worcester, going 4 innings giving up one hit, no walks, no runs in relief.
Mariano Ricciardi and Edward Haus started off the bottom of the first with infield singles. After a Michael Dellicarri pop-out and Dustin Harris fielders choice to second, Brett Coffel ripped a single into center, scoring Ricciardi for the first run of the game.
After the Vineyard tied the game up in the second, Worcester jumped ahead again in the fourth inning. Coffel led off the inning with a single and was brought home by a Paul Gozzo double. Worcester struck again in the fifth after Ricciardi led off with a double. The second basemen advanced to second on a wild pitch and then tagged on a sacrifice fly to go to third before scoring on a second wild pitch. Michael Dellicarri added a solo home run in the seventh to increase the lead to 4-1.
Worcester added another insurance run in the eighth, when Tyler Becker grounded out to score Paul Gozzo who reached on an error earlier in the inning.
The Bravehearts will head to Brockton tomorrow to take on the Rox looking to clinch a first round-bye. First pitch will be at 6:35 pm.
Depending on the result of tonight’s Bristol and Pittsfield game, Worcester will either clinch a bye, or bring the magic number down to one. If Pittsfield wins, Worcester will have clinched a bye for the first round of the playoffs.