Richard 4-Hitter Gives Royals 4th Straight, Merchants Top Americans

Jonathan Richard (3-4) spun a four-hitter, retiring 15 of the last 16 batters he faced, when the Somerville Royals erased a 1-0 sixth inning deficit to beat the Andre Chiefs 4-1 at Maplewood. It was the fourth staright win for the Royals. John Collette and Wagner Gomez delivered big hits in both the sixth and seventh as the Royals scored two runs in each inning to take the win. Mitchell Clegg (2-1) worked six innings for the Chiefs and allowed two runs.

In Wakefield, the Merchants scored three times in the bottom of the sixth inning to take a 5-3 win over the Melrose Americans. Bobby Losanno led the way for the Merchants with a perfect 3-3 night. Mark Webber, Mike Sorrentino, Ryan Collins, and Dillon Koster, had RBI’s for Wakefield and John Jennings hit a homer for the Americans. Joseph Maguire (3-2) went the distance for the Merchants to get the win.

Desai Throws 2-Hitter for Chiefs, Brzozowski Wins for Blue Sox

Josh Desai (4-0) threw a complete game two-hitter, striking out nine and facing only 23 batters, in a 7-0 Chiefs shutout win over the Arlington Trojans on Tuesday at Pine Banks. Matt Nuzzo and Tony Serino each had two RBI’s for the Chiefs.

At Morelli, Drew Brzozowski (1-0) got the win, and the Lexington Blue Sox got home runs from Jake Willsey, Alex Voitik, and Taylor Ferguson, on the way to a 10-2 win over the Melrose Americans.

The Wakefield Merchants at Somerville Royals game was postponed due to wet grounds at Trum Field.

On Wednesday, the Merchants host the Americans at Walsh Field in Wakefield at 6:00 PM and the Royals visit the Chiefs at Maplewood/Malden Catholic at 8:15 PM.

Monday Games at Lexington, Maplewood & Endicott all Postponed

UPDATED-MONDAY, JULY 24 at 4:55 PM
Rain has caused the postponement of all scheduled Intercity League games tonight.

The Wakefield Merchants at Lexington Blue Sox game at Lexington High, the Melrose Americans at Andre Chiefs tilt at Maplewood Park, and the Arlington Trojans at Reading Bulldogs game at Endicott College, have all been rained out.

Royals Win Two, Merchants, Blue Sox & Reds Take Sunday Games

Soren Hanson threw a one-hitter, striking out 11, to lead the Somerville Royals to a 10-0 win over the Melrose Americans. John Collette, Rob Caggiano, and Jake Cintolo all homered for the Trojans. In the second game of a three team doubleheader at Trum, the Royals beat the Arlington Trojans 5-1 behind the pitching of Rob Gilbride. George Crowley and Brian Campbell had three hits each for Somerville.

In Wakefield, the Merchants overcame a 5-2 Chiefs lead and went on to an easy 13-6 win. Brandon Barlett (1-0) went six innings to get the win. Bobby Losanno, Dillon Koster, Paul McGunigle and Anthony Cecere, each had two hits for Wakefield.

In Arlington, Kelvin Guzman (3-0) got the win and Sal Frelick and Jake Willsey each homered in the Lexington Blue Sox 11-2 win over the Trojans.

Nate Beck (3-1) got the win with a four-hitter, and Logan Gillis drove in three runs, to give the Watertown Reds a 5-2 win over the Reading Bulldogs at Endicott College.

Trojans Blank Chiefs, Reds Edge Merchants on Friday

Southpaw Andrew Hamel allowed just three hits in six innings to lead the Trojans to a 4-0 shutout win over the Andre Chiefs at Summer Street. Ryan Hood, Brendan Rocha, Kyle Boudrias, Kyle Dembroski, and Aaron Wilson, had the five hits for Arlington. Nate Witkowski had two of the Chiefs four hits and Peter Copa and Mike Andre had the other two. Hamel (1-0) struck out four before giving way to Matt Wesolowski, who allowed one hit in a scoreless seventh. Joe Saia (1-1) took the loss.

In Watertown, the Reds edged the Wakefield Merchants 7-6. Bill Sullivan (3-0) went the distance to get the win. Justin Forman had two hits, including a triple and three RBI’s, and Mike Samko also had two hits and a triple and drove in a couple to lead the Reds’ offense. Mike Sorrentino and Mark Webber each had a double and two hits for the Merchants.

There are no ICL games on Saturday.

Chiefs, Blue Sox, & Royals Pick up Wins on Thursday Night

Mitchell Clegg tossed a two-hitter, and Johnny Welch with a homer and 2 RBI’s and Mike Andre with a triple and 3 RBI’s, led the Chiefs to a 8-0 win over the Reds in Watertown. Mike Barbati added three hits and Shane Stande had two more for the Chiefs. Dan Chaisson and Cal Christofori had the Reds hits. Clegg 2-0, struck out eight. Matt Horan (4-1) took his first loss of the year.

In Lexington, Drew Leenhouts scattered six hits over four innings to get the win when the Blue Sox beat the Reading Bulldogs 8-2. Ross Curley led the Lexington offense with two doubles and Jeff Costello had a 2 for 2 night at the plate. Chris Law, Rob DiFranco, and Bill Christopher all threw a scoreless inning for the Blue Sox. Kevin Marciano, Mike DeDonato, and Rosario Missiti all had a couple of hits for the Bulldogs.

The Somerville Royals overcame a 3-0 fourth inning lead to get a 7-3 comeback win over the Melrose Americans at Trum Field. Jonathan Richard (2-4) went the distance to get the win. The left-hander allowed just four hits and struck out six. Rob Caggiano and Nick Valdario both homered, Wagner Gomez had a triple and two RBI’s, and John Collette went 3-3 for the Royals.

On Friday, the Chiefs visit the Trojans at Summer Street Field in Arlington at 7:00 PM and the Wakefield Merchants and the Reds meet at Victory Field in Watertown at 7:45 PM.

Chiefs, Merchants & Reds Pick-up Wednesday Wins

Jared Freni (5-2) struck out 12 in six innings, and Tim Dunphy picked up the save, when the Andre Chiefs took a 4-2 win over the Lexington Blue Sox at Maplewood. Tony Serino had a two RBI single and Johnny Welch hit a solo homer for the Chiefs. Ross Curley and Thomas Russo each had an RBI and two hits for the Blue Sox.

In Wakefield, Joseph Maguire (2-2) went the distance, striking out eight, when the Merchants beat the Arlington Trojans 6-2 at Walsh Field. Mark Webber had a big night at the plate going 3-3 with two doubles, two runs scored, and two RBI’s. Bobby Losano added a solo homer for the Merchants.

At Morelli, the Watertown Reds erased an 8-4 seventh inning lead, scoring 11 runs in the top of the seventh, to get a 15-8 win over the Melrose Americans. Will Breenan, Dan Chaisson, and Cal Cristofori, all had homers for the Reds. Nate Beck (2-1) picked up the win.

The Reading Bulldogs-Somerville Royals game that was scheduled to be played at Lexington High School was postponed due to a light failure.

Rain Continues to Hamper ICL Schedule, Tuesday’s Game at Trum, PPD

Late day thunderstorms and downpours continue to put a damper on the 2017 ICL schedule.

It was no different on Tuesday night when early evening thunderstorms hit Trum Field once again, causing the postponement of the Arlington Trojans at Somerville Royals game that was scheduled for 8:15 PM.

It was the only game on the ICL schedule.

Americans & Chiefs Record Monday Night Wins

Chris Hopkins, Matt Hosman, and John Jennings each had doubles and two RBI to lead the Melrose Americans to 7-1 win over the Reading Bulldogs at Morelli Field. Chris Mitchell (4-2) went 5.1 innings to get the win with help from Aran Hamilton-Grenham, who pitched the last 1.2 innings to record the save.

In Malden, Josh Desai threw a complete game four-hitter, and Peter Copa belted a grand slam, when the Andre Chiefs scored seven times in the fourth inning to beat the Wakefield Merchants 9-2. Mike Andre and Mike Burgoyne each had two hits for the Chiefs. Mark Webber drove in both of the Merchants runs with a third inning triple and a fifth inning single. Desai, now 3-0, struck out seven.

On Tuesday, the Somerville Royals host the Arlington Trojans at Trum Field at 8:15 PM in the only ICL game on the schedule.

Royals-Reds Split Doubleheader, Reds & Americans Win on Sunday

The Somerville Royals and Reading Bulldogs split a doubleheader on Sunday with the Royals winning the opener 8-7 and the Bulldogs taking the nightcap 4-2. In the first game, Sean Cameron, Sean Harrington, and Adam Johnson, had two hits each to back the pitching of Toby Stern (1-0), who went three innings to pick up the win. Zac Talis had a homer and three RBI’s for the Bulldogs. In game two, Alex Mandrus (1-0) threw 6.1 innings to get the win, and Zac Levine closed things out to get the save, in the Bulldogs’ victory. Chris Seidl had two RBI’s and Steve Busby and Cory DiLoreto each had a couple of hits.

In Wakefield, Shawn Smeglin tossed a neat four hitter when the Melrose Americans defeated the Merchants 5-1. Malcolm Nachmanoff and Matt Hosman each had two hits and an RBI for Melrose.

In other Sunday action, the Watertown Reds beat the Arlington Trojans 4-2 at Summer Street Field.

On Monday, the Americans host the Bulldogs at Morelli Field in Melrose at 7:30 PM and the Merchants visit the Andre Chiefs at Maplewood/Malden Catholic starting at 8:15 PM.