Whaler Sports Roundup - May 27, 2023

David Creed •

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There were four teams in action Saturday, May 27 – two at home and two on the road. The girls lacrosse team and softball team each closed their seasons out with blowout victories over Martha’s Vineyard at home. The boys lacrosse team traveled to the Vineyard and won in convincing fashion. The baseball team also traveled to the Vineyard but came up short.

Girls Lacrosse Caps Regular Season Off With 17-2 Win

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The Whalers put an end to their regular season with a 17-2 win over Martha’s Vineyard. They ended the season with a 17-3 record and will be a top four seed in the upcoming MIAA Div. 4 state tournament.

Bailey Lower led the team with five goals and six assists. Cydney Mosscrop had four goals and Emerson Pekarcik had three goals. Dylan Damian, Suz Peraner, Mayson Lower, and Maddie Lombardi each scored one goal.

The Whalers were revealed as the #4 seed in the latest MIAA rankings, which were released on Friday. Nantucket appears to have a comfortable lead over #5 Manchester Essex, which would ensure they get homefield advantage up until the final four of the playoffs.

As the rankings stand now, the Whalers would host #29 Triton Regional High School in the Round of 32. If the Whalers pass Dover-Sherborn and earn the #3 seed they would play the Sturgis West Navigators.

Check back in with the Current for the updated playoff seedings as they become available.

Softball Ends Season With Blowout Win Over Martha’s Vineyard

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The Whaler softball team may not have had the kind of season they were hoping for this year, but on Saturday they blew out Martha’s Vineyard at home 29-8 to end their season on a high note. The win finalized their record at 3-15 this season.

Nantucket allowed three first inning runs to the Vineyard but responded in the bottom half of the inning with 15 runs. It put the game out of reach early and allowed the Whalers to play loose.

The Whalers honored their lone senior – Olivia Scott – after the game. Scott entered this season with big shoes to fill with the departure of Maclaine Willett, who was a four-year starting pitcher for the varsity team.

Scott entered the season with minimal starting pitching experience but gradually improved as the season went along. She finished the season with 110 strikeouts and her best performance was on May 5 when she struck out 18 batters in the Whaler’s 8-2 win over Rising Tide.

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Boys Lax Crushes The Vineyard In Regular Season Finale

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The Whalers ended their season with a 12-6 record following their 17-2 blowout win over the Vineyard Saturday afternoon. Cole Chambers and Jack Halik each scored four goals to lead the way for Nantucket. Chambers, Colby O’Keefe, and Ryan Davis each had three assists.

O’Keefe scored three goals. Michael Culkins scored two goals. Pat Carroll, Sean Murphy, and Davis each had one goal.

In the latest MIAA Power Rankings, the Whalers are slated as the #8 seed in the Div. 4 state tournament bracket. As it stands now, Hull High School would be Nantucket’s Round of 32 opponent. Hull is 10-6 this season.

Check back in with the Current for the updated playoff seedings as they become available.

Baseball Loses To Martha’s Vineyard

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The Whaler baseball team finally manufactured some offense Saturday against Martha’s Vineyard, but they were unable to calm the Vineyard bats en route to a 14-4 loss. Nantucket has one more game to play in their regular season and it will be against the O’Bryant Tigers on a date to be determined.

Looking ahead, here are the scheduled games between now and Monday's Whaler Sports Roundup.

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