Chiefs Clinch Regular Season Pennant, Merchants-Americans in 2-2 Tie

The Andre Chiefs got a two out seventh inning double from Tony Deshler to come from behind to beat the Blue Sox 4-3 in Lexington on Tuesday night. With the win, the Chiefs clinched the 2016 pennant as well as the number one seed in the upcoming playoffs.

Anthony Sullivan (1-0) picked up the win in relief of Sam Kasten, who worked the first 5.1 innings. A Steve Gambale fielder’s choice and a Juan Portes solo homer gave the Chiefs a 2-0 third inning lead. The Blue Sox took a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the sixth on a Jeff Vigurs single, a hit batsman, and two walks.

In the Chiefs seventh, Steve Gambale singled and the Chiefs were down to their last strike when Tony Serino went down 0-2 in the count,with two outs, before drawing a walk to bring Deshler to the plate for his heroics.

The Blue Sox threatened in the bottom of the seventh with singles from Josh Hassell and Tom Russo but couldn’t score.

In other action, the Wakefield Merchants and Melrose Americans played to a nine inning 2-2 tie. Mark Poli had two hits and a homer and Scott Searles three hits for the Merchants. Dave Center had a three hit game for the Americans.

Clegg Fires 1-Hitter for Chiefs, Burke Gets 6th Win for Bulldogs

Mitchell Clegg (5-3) fired a one-hitter, facing the minimum of 21 batters, when the Andre Chiefs shutout the Watertown Reds 4-0 at Maplewood on Monday night. Clegg had a perfect game through five innings and allowed just two baserunners, a lead-off single by Jon Barber in the sixth, and a walk to Kyle LaVigne in the seventh. Both runners were erased on inning ending doubleplays. The game was scoreless for 4 ½ innings until the Chiefs scored two runs in the fifth and added two more in the sixth. Juan Portes, Peter Copa, and Tony Deshler had the Chiefs RBI’s. Aric Dama (5-2) was outstanding over the first four innings for the Reds.
In Lexington, the Reading Bulldogs came from 3-1 down to beat the Somerville Royals 6-4 in the continuation of a game that began last week at Trum Field in Somerville but was halted due a power failure. Mike DeDonato had two hits and two RBI’s, Harry Oringer two hits, including a double and an RBI, Corey DiLoreto a couple of hits and two RBI’s, and Kyle Devin recorded two singles, to pace the Bulldogs’ 11 hit offense. Jack Burke (6-2) got the win with six innings of work. Wagner Gomez (3 RBI) had three hits, including a double and a homer, and James McConville had two hits to lead the Royals.
On Tuesday, the Wakefield Merchants travel to Morelli Field to meet the Melrose Americans at 7:30 PM and the Lexington Blue Sox host the Andre Chiefs at Lexington High in an 8:00 PM start.

Beck, Chaisson lead Reds to 3-1 Win in Sunday’s Only Game

Nate Beck fired a two-hitter, and Dan Chaisson hit his league leading fourth home run of the year, to lead the Watertown Reds to a 3-1 win over the Reading Bulldogs on Sunday at Victory Field. Will Brennan and Mike Samko added two each for the Reds. Beck (2-0), struck out eight and walked three. Wayne Lundgren (3-3) allowed just six hits and struck out seven, but took the loss.

All other ICL games were postponed by rain on Sunday.

On Monday, the Bulldogs and Somerville Royals will resume their game that was suspended last week. The game will be re-started at Lexington High at 8:00 PM. The Bulldogs are batting in the top of the second inning with the Royals leading 3-1.

Also on Monday, the Andre Chiefs host the Reds at Maplewood Park in Malden starting at 8:15 PM.

 

Bulldogs Beat Trojans in Friday’s Only ICL Contest

Veteran Steve Busby had a single, a homer, and four RBI’s, to lead the Reading Bulldogs to a 15-5 win over the Arlington Trojans on Friday at Summer Street Field. The game was the only ICL game on the schedule. Zac Talis and Corey DiLoreto each had three hits, and Hank Oringer, Johnny Hayes, and Rosario Missiti, added two each to lead the Bulldogs’ 16 hit offense.  Jack Burke (5-2) picked up the win in relief of Tim Woods.

There are no ICL games scheduled for Saturday.

Bulldogs-Royals Suspended Game will Resume on Monday in Lexington

Tuesday night’s Reading Bulldogs vs Somerville Royals game, that was halted due to a power failure, will be resumed on Monday night, August 1 at Lexington High at 8:00 PM.

The game will be picked up at the spot when the field went into darkness. Somerville was leading 3-1 with Hank Oringer at the plate for the Bulldogs. There was a 1-0 count on Oringer with Reading runners at first and third with two outs.

Americans Win, Sullivan Throws Shutout for Reds, Chiefs Edge Royals

Christian Rosati went the distance and evened his record at 3-3 when the Americans nipped the Merchants 4-3 on Wednesday at Walsh Field. John Jennings, Dave Center, and Nick Herzog had two hits each to lead the Americans at the plate. Jake O’Rourke had three of the Merchants hits nine hits and Joe Barry added a two hits, including a double. Rosati struck out six and didn’t walk a batter.

In Watertown, Bill Sullivan improved to a perfect 5-0 on the season when the Reds shutout the Blue Sox 3-0 at Victory Field. Sullivan struck out five and allowed five hits in his route going effort. Mike Samko’s two RBI single in the second inning, when the Reds scored all of their runs, was the big hit in the game. Aidan Freeburg (3-2) look the loss for Lexington.

Jordan Pallazola had two doubles and three RBI, and Mike Andre drove in a run with a single, when the Chiefs edged the Royals 4-3 at Maplewood. Mike DiCato retired all six batters he faced in the sixth and seventh innings to save it for Tim Dunphy (4-1-1). John Collette had a perfect 3 for 3 night and Wagner Gomez added two hits and a couple of RBI’s for Somerville.

There are no ICL games scheduled for Thursday.

Chiefs & Blue Sox Win, Power Failure Halts Game at Trum

Sam Kasten (2-1) got the win and Anthony Sullivan recorded the save, by striking out the side in the seventh, when the Chiefs edged the Americans 5-4 at Morelli Field. Juan Portes had a double and single and three RBI’s, and Tony Serino three hits to lead the Chiefs.  Christian Rosati had three hits and an RBI for the Americans.

In Lexington, Drew Brzozowski picked up the win when the Blue Sox beat the Merchants 4-2. Julian Alvarez hit his third homer of the season and drove in two runs to pace the Blue Sox. Jake O’Rourke had two of the Merchants four hits in the game. Chris Law recorded the save.

The Bulldogs at Royals game at Trum Field was suspended in the top of the second inning due to a power failure. The Royals were leading 3-1 and the game will resumed with the Bulldogs batting. The date that the game will be resumed will be determined.

Samko’s 6 RBI’s Lead Reds, Bulldogs’ Hall Throws 2-Hitter, Chiefs Beat Merchants

Mike Samko had a double, two singles, and six RBI’s, to lead the Watertown Reds to a 13-1 win over the Arlington Trojans at Bentley University. Will Brennan had a perfect 3 for 3 night with two RBI’s, and Sean Callahan-Montague and Mac Jacobson had a couple of hits each to lead the Reds 13 hit offense. Jonathan Bishop evened his record at 3-3 when he picked up the win in the darkness shortened five inning affair.

In other Monday night action, the Reading Bulldogs got a complete game two-hitter from Cody Hall and defeated the Somerville Royals 3-1 at Endicott College. Rosario Missiti led the Bulldogs with two hits and an RBI, and Hank Oringer (triple) and Mike DeDonato (double) drove in the other Reading runs. Hall, now 3-1, struck out three.

Mitchell Clegg and Mike DiCato, combined on a four-hitter when the Andre Chiefs scored eight times in the bottom of the fifth inning on the way to a 10-2 win over the Wakefield Merchants at Maplewood. Jordan Pallazola, Ryan Sonberg, and Mike Burgoyne, each had two RBI’s for the Chiefs. Clegg (4-3) struck out nine in his five innings of work.

On Tuesday, the Chiefs visit the Melrose Americans at Morelli Field at 7:30 PM, the Lexington Blue Sox host the Merchants at Lexington High at 8:00 PM, and the Bulldogs and Royals meet again at Trum Field in Somerville in an 8:15 PM start.

Americans, Merchants & Reds Record Sunday Wins

John Jennings, Christian Rosati, and Tom Petry had two hits each to back six shutout innings thrown by Kyle Autilio (2-1) when the Americans shutout the Arlington Trojans 3-0 at Summer Street Field. Brendan McDonough picked up his first save.

In Wakefield, Nick Napoli had a homer and three RBI’s, Scot Searles three hits and a double, and Lou Tarrantino a couple of hits and an RBI, when the Merchants beat the Reading Bulldogs 9-5.  Steve Keskinidis (2-3) got the complete game win. Mike DeDonato, Johnny Hayes, and Rosario Missiti, each had two hits for the Bulldogs.

In other Sunday action, the Watertown Reds beat the Somerville Royals 5-3 at Victory Field.

On Monday, the Reds host the Trojans at Bentley University at 6:00 PM, the Royals visit the Bulldogs at Endicott College at 8:00 PM, and the Merchants and Andre Chiefs meet at Maplewood Park in Malden at 8:15 PM.

Merchants Beat Trojans in ICL’s Lone Friday Game

The Wakefield Merchants beat the Arlington Trojans 7-2 at Summer Street Field in the only ICL game that was scheduled on Friday evening. Joe Barry and Jake O’Rourke had two hits each to lead the Merchants offense and John Russolillo (2-2) went the distance to record the win.

There are no ICL games on Saturday.

On Sunday, the Trojans host the Melrose Americans at Summer Street at 4:00 PM, the Reading Bulldogs visit the Merchants at Walsh Field in Wakefield also at 4:00 PM, and the Somerville Royals and Watertown Reds meet at Victory Field in Watertown at 5:30 PM.