Sunday’s Merchants-Maddogs Game is Postponed

Sunday’s rain has caused the postponement of the Father’s Day makeup game that was scheduled between the Malden Maddogs and the Wakefield Merchants at Walsh Field.

Two ICL games are on the Monday calendar. The Americans host the Merchants at Morelli Field in Melrose at 7:30 PM and the Somerville Royals visit the Andre Chiefs at Maplewood at 8:00 PM.

Americans & Blue Sox Take Week Ending Wins

Dave Center blasted a homer and Ian Libby had three RBI’s to lead the Melrose Americans past the Somerville Royals 10-3 on Friday night at Morelli Field. Chris Mitchell (1-1) went five solid innings to pick up the win. Elias Varinos and Nick Cordeau chipped in with two hits each for the Americans. Luke Gustavson (1-1) took the loss.

In Lexington, Dom Zaher’s bases clearing double in the bottom of the second inning was the difference when the Blue Sox beat the Wakefield Merchants 4-1. Mike Geanellis (1-1) earned his first win of the season striking out six in five innings. Junior Pena picked up the save. James McNamara (0-2) had six K’s in 5.2 innings but suffered the loss.

There are no ICL games on Saturday.

On Sunday, the Merchants and Malden Maddogs meet at Walsh Field in Wakefield in a 3:00 PM makeup game.

Chiefs-Americans Thursday Game is PPD, Merchants Win on Wednesday

Thursday night’s Chiefs-Americans game that was scheduled for Morelli Field in Melrose has been rained out.
It was the only contest on the ICL slate.

Last night the Merchants beat the Somerville Royals in Wakefield behind the pitching of Joseph Maguire (2-0). Maguire scattered four hits and struck out five in five innings. Jake Nardone, Kevin Lucey, Colin Jaena and Bryant Dana each knocked in a couple of runs for the Merchants.

On Friday the Americans host the Royals at Morelli Field at 7:30 PM and Merchants visit the Blue Sox in Lexington at 8:00 PM.

Maddogs Beat Chiefs on Monday, Lose to Blue Sox on Tuesday

The Malden Maddogs split a couple of games over the last two nights in the only ICL games that were played.

On Monday, the Maddogs rode the strong pitching of Zak Levine (1-0) to hold off the Andre Chiefs 6-4 at Maplewood. Jared Beniers’ two RBI triple and Ricky Alexy’s solo homer provided the majority of the offense.

The Maddogs took on the Lexington Blue Sox last night and fell to the defending champs 6-1. Nate Esplein (1-0) scattered four hits and struck out nine in five innings to get the win. Josue Feliciano went 3-4 and Ross Curley had a couple of RBI’s for the Blue Sox. Logan Gillis’ solo homer provided all of the Malden offense.

On Wednesday, the Somerville Royals meet the Wakefield Merchants at Walsh Field at 6:00 PM.

Bulldogs Sweep DH in Melrose, Alibrandis & Maddogs Grab Sunday Wins

The Reading Bulldogs took a pair of dramatic games from the Melrose Americans on Sunday at Morelli Field. In game one, the Bulldogs scored three times in the bottom of the seventh inning to take an 8-7 walkoff win. Brendan McDonald had a double and three RBI’s and Kyle Hawes had three hits to lead Reading. Kyle Wollman (1-0) picked up the win in relief.  The Bulldogs went the come from behind route again in the nightcap, scoring twice in the bottom of the sixth to take a 3-2 win. Hawes stayed hot and hit his first homer of the season to back the pitching of Sean O’Neill and Jack Theriault (1-0) who picked up the win.

In Wakefield, Alibrandis scored four runs in both the third and seventh innings on the way to an 11-3 win over the Merchants at Walsh Field.

The Malden Maddogs evened their record at 1-1 with a 4-2 win over the Royals in Somerville.

The Maddogs visit the Andre Chiefs on Monday at Maplewood in the only ICL game on the schedule.

 

Doubleheader at Morelli, Games at Wakefield & Trum on Sunday Schedule

Intercity League action continues on Sunday highlighted by a doubleheader at Morelli Field where the Reading Bulldogs meet the Melrose Americans. First pitch for game one is slated for 5:00 PM.

At 3:00 PM the Wakefield Merchants host Alibrandis at Walsh Field and at 5:00 PM the Malden Maddogs and Somerville Royals tangle at Trum.

On Monday, the Andre Chiefs host the Maddogs at 8:00 PM at Maplewood/Malden Catholic in the only game on the ICL schedule.

 

Merchants, Chiefs & Alibrandis Take Wednesday Night Wins

Two time ICL MVP Bobby Losanno and Kevin Lucey had two RBI’s apiece when the Merchants came from behind and walked off with a 4-3 win over the Melrose Americans at Walsh Field in Wakefield. Joseph Maguire (1-0), in relief of Mike Andrews (5 innings, 8 hits, 1 K) and Robert Shaw (1 inning, 1 K), picked up the win by working the top of the seventh. Ian Libby and Nick Rath had two hits each for the Americans. Dave Center and Rath had the Melrose RBI’s.

Evan Walsh struck out ten and allowed just four hits in six innings to lead the Andre Chiefs to a 3-2 win over the Reading Bulldogs at Maplewood. Walsh (1-0) allowed a couple of runs in the top of the first inning on a two RBI double form Brendan McDonald then slammed the door over the next five frames. The Chiefs scored all of their runs in the bottom of the third against Jack Wallace (0-1) on singles from Michael Nestor, Tony Serino, Steve Passatempo and Kyle Dembrowski. David Kerns picked up his second save of the year in the seventh.

In a late game, Alibrandis knocked off the Somerville Royals 7-5 at Trum Field.

There are no ICL games now scheduled for Thursday night. The Alibrandis at Lexington game was postponed due a field conflict as Lexington High is hosting a high school tournament game at 6:00 PM.

ICL play resumes on Sunday with three games on the schedule.

Bulldogs Win Opener 6-3, Chiefs Edge Royals 2-1

Northern Essex standout Kyle Hawes (Lynnfield, MA) went 2-4 with a double and three RBI’s to lead the Reading Bulldogs to an opening night win over the Malden Maddogs 6-3 in an all canine battle at Maplewood Park in Malden. Mike Taylor and Mark DeBenedetto each chipped in with RBI’s as the Bulldogs took advantage of eight walks issued by the Malden pitching staff. Sean O’Neill (1-0) picked up the win for the Bulldogs going the final four innings in relief of Connor Root.

In Somerville, the Andre Chiefs rode the left arm of veteran Tim Dunphy, who went six innings, to turn back the Somerville Royals 2-1 at Trum Field. The Chiefs’ Matt Nuzzo and the Royals’ Brady Chant matched solo homers until the Chiefs pushed across the winning run on a doubleplay ball in the top of the fourth. Dunphy struck out seven on the way to recording his 47th career win for the Chiefs. David Kerns chalked up the save striking out two in the bottom of the seventh. Luke Gustavson (0-1) took the loss in relief of starter Paul Covelle.

Three games are on tap for Wednesday. The Merchants host the Melrose Americans at Walsh Field in Wakefield at 6:00 PM, the Bulldogs and Chiefs battle at Maplewood/Malden Catholic at 8:00 PM, and the Royals visit Alibrandis at Trum at 8:30 PM.

Chiefs & Americans Both Take 6-4 Monday Night Wins

Righty Zach Kirby (1-0) went the distance, scattering three hits and striking out eight, when the Andre Chiefs beat the Wakefield Merchants 6-4 on Monday night at Maplewood. Tony Serino had a two RBI single in the second inning and Steve Passatempo, Mike Gedman and Matt Nuzzo drove in a run each for the Chiefs. The three hits Kirby allowed were all doubles from Dillon Koster, Ryan Collins and Jake Nardone. James McNamara (0-1) worked into the sixth inning and took the loss.

In Lexington, Dave Center had two hits and three RBI’s, Elias Verinos chipped in with two RBI’s, Dennis Crowley added a couple of singles, and Austin Masel, Nick Cordeau and Nick Rath all doubled when the Melrose Americans beat the Blue Sox 6-4.  Ronnie Luke (1-0) went 5.1 innings to get the win while Anthony DeSouza picked up the save. Sean Mahan (0-1) went four innings but took the loss for Lexington.

On Tuesday, the Reading Bulldogs travel to Maplewood to meet the Malden Maddogs at 7:45 PM and the Somerville Royals host the Chiefs at Trum Field starting at 8:30 PM.

Royals, Blue Sox Take Openers, Late Game at Morelli PPD Rain

Alden Park had three hits, including a home run and two RBI’s, to lead the Somerville Royals to a 4-2 opening day win over the Americans in Melrose. John Collette with two hits and a home run and Adam Johnson with three hits paced a Royals’ 13 hit offense that picked up all of its runs in the top of the fourth inning. Dave Center had two hits and drove in both of the Melrose runs. Lefty Jonathan Richard (1-0) went six innings to get the win while Luke Gustavson picked up the save.

The Lexington Blue Sox began their title defense on a high note beating Alibrandis 8-4 at Trum Field in Somerville. The Blue Sox scored five times in the top of the fifth inning to erase a 4-2 Alibrandis lead. Richie Burgos two-run single gave Lexington the lead for good at 5-4. Alex Voitik went 4-4 with a run and RBI and Josue Feliciano scored three runs for Lexington. Jake Miller hit a solo homer to left in the third for Alibrandis. Kelvin Guzman (1-0) chalked up the win.

The Wakefield Merchants-Reading Bulldogs game was washed out due to yesterday’s late day rain.

On Monday the Merchants visit the Andre Chiefs at Maplewood and the Blue Sox host the Americans at Lexington High. Both games will start at 8:00 PM.