Rosati (Americans), Dama (Reds) & Clegg (Chiefs) Pitch Respective Clubs to Wins

Christian Rosati (1-1) fired a neat four-hitter, striking out eight, when the Melrose Americans scored single runs in the third and fourth innings to come from behind and nip the Arlington Trojans 2-1 at Morelli Field on Wednesday night. Harrison Engstrom had a single and a solo homer and Mike Addesa added two hits for the Americans. Richie Cardillo (0-1) pitched well for the Trojans despite taking the loss.

Aric Dama (3-0) threw six shutout innings, allowing just four hits, when the Watertown Reds blanked the Somerville Royals 5-0 at Victory Field. Mike Samko led the Reds’ seven hit offense with two hits and an RBI. Jake Cintolo had two of the Royals’ four hits in the game.

At Maplewood, the Chiefs erased a 2-0 lead and went on to beat the Blue Sox 6-3. Jordan Pallazolla hit his second homer of the year and Danny DiMare had a triple for the Chiefs. Dorian Rojas put Lexington in the lead with a solo homer in the second. Mitchell Clegg (2-0) went 6.2 innings to record the win and Anthony Sullivan picked up the save. Aidan Freeberg (2-1) took the loss.

Blue Sox Beat Americans, Royals Top Chiefs in Tuesday Action

Alex Voitik and Julian Alvarez each had a couple of hits to lead the Blue Sox to a 3-1 win over the Melrose Americans in Lexington. Jimmy Hill (1-1) struck out seven in five innings to record the win. Borja Jones-Berasaluce each worked a scoreless inning for the Sox. Zack Kirby (1-0) took the loss despite surrendering just five hits.

At Trum, three Royals pitchers (Kevin Sinatra, Wyatt Stanley & Cal Carroll) combined on a four-hitter when Somerville beat the Andre Chiefs 6-2. James McConville, Adam Johnson and Wagner Gomez led the Royals attack with two hits each. Steve Gambale had two of the Chiefs’ four hits. Mike DiCato (1-1) got the loss

Bulldogs & Chiefs Win, Americans-Reds Play to 4-4 Tie

The Reading Bulldogs jumped out to a 6-0 third inning lead before going on to beat the Arlington Trojans 8-3 on Monday night at Endicott College. Johnny Hayes hit a two-run homer and Rosario Missiti had a couple of RBI’s for the Bulldogs. Mike Curtis (1-0) went five innings to get the win.

Jared Freni (2-0), fired a 12 strikeout two-hitter when the Andre Chiefs shutout the Wakefield Merchants 4-0 at Maplewood. Peter Copa and Mike Andre each had an RBI single for the Chiefs and Dan Monagle had a seventh inning triple for the Merchants. Joe Westerman (1-2) allowed only six hits but took the loss.

The Melrose Americans and Watertown Reds played to 4-4 tie at Bentley University. Dillon Corliss and Matt Horan each went five innings respectively. Zeke Berg and Nick Herzog had two hits each for the Americans. Liam O’Connor (three hits, double, RBI), and Jon Barber, Dan Chaisson, and Justin Forman recorded two hits for the Reds.

Two ICL games are on the schedule for Tuesday. The Blue Sox host the Americans in Lexington at 8:00 PM and the Chiefs will visit the Royals at Trum Field in Somerville in an 8:15 PM start.

Royals, Trojans & Bulldogs Prevail in Father’s Day Action

Ryan Covelle (2-0) went six innings, allowing only four hits and striking out seven, when the Somerville Royals beat the Wakefield Merchants 4-2 at Walsh Field on Sunday. Luke Ronchi led the Royals at the plate with a double and triple and George Crowley had two hits and an RBI. Wyatt Stanley struck out two in the seventh to record the save. Jonathan Pierce had two of the Merchants hits.

In Arlington, John Smokovich (1-0) threw 6.1 innings to get the win as the Trojans beat the Watertown Reds 7-3.  Kyle Hood, Ben Johnson, and Kyle Bourdrias had two RBI each and Ryan Hood added a couple of hits for Arlington. Jonathan Bishop (1-2) took the loss. Will Brennan had two of the Reds’ seven hits.

The Reading Bulldogs edged the Lexington Blue Sox 5-4 at Endicott College. Wayne Lundgren (1-1) struck out six in six innings and Colby Morris picked up his first save. Kyle Devin and Mike Taylor led Reading with three hits and Jordan Roper added two more to the Bulldogs’ twelve hit offense. Drew Leenhouts (0-1) was tagged with the loss.

On Monday, the Melrose Americans and the Reds meet at Bentley University at 6:00 PM, the Trojans visit the Bulldogs at Endicott College at 8:00 PM, and the Chiefs host the Merchants at Maplewood/Malden Catholic in an 8:15 PM start.

Chiefs, Royals, Reds & Blue Sox Win in annual Jerie DeAngelis Day of Baseball

Offense was the theme of the day as five of the eight ICL teams hit double digits in the annual Jerie DeAngelis Memorial Day of Baseball that was played in Lexington on Saturday.

In the opener, the Andre Chiefs rung out 15 hits on the way to a 10-4 win over the Wakefield Merchants. Tim Dunphy (2-0) went the distance to pick up the win. Danny DiMare had two hits and three RBI’s and Peter Copa had two hits and two RBI’s to lead the Chiefs’ offense. Steve Gambale added three singles and Tony Serino, Mike Burgoyne, and Mike DiCato, chipped in two hits each. Scott Searles and Josh Band picked up two hits apiece for the Merchants.

In the second game of the day, Sean McPhee drove in four runs and Wagner Gomez added three more RBI when the Somerville Royals came back to edge the Arlington Trojans, 11-10.  Somerville jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the top of the third only to see Arlington put up a half dozen runs of their own in the bottom of the inning.  The Trojans led heading into the seventh 10-8 before the Royals rallied for three runs to take the win. Paul Pollano (1-0) picked up the win in relief of Mike Masuli. Rob Caggiano added two hits and two RBI for the Royals. Mark Webber had a 4 for 5, 3 RBI game, and Morgan Brown recorded two hits and two RBI’s for Arlington.

The Watertown Reds exploded for 10 runs in the fourth inning, and broke open a close game, before going on to beat the Reading Bulldogs 16-1 in the third game. Bill Sullivan (2-0) went five innings and picked up his second win of the season. Along with Dante Padovani, the Reds’ pitching duo scattered seven hits and struck out six Reading batters in the game.

In the nightcap, Aidan Freeburg, Alsis Herrara, Elvin Florentino, and Bill Christopher, combined on a two-hitter, with 12 strikeouts, when the Lexington Blue Sox shutout the Melrose Americans, 10-0. Herrara (1-0) was credited with the win and Freeburg struck out seven in just three innings. The Blue Sox had 13 hits in the game led by Alex Voitik and Josh Hassel who each had three hits and two RBI’s.

 

Burke Gets 3rd Win for Reading Bulldogs

In Thursday’s lone game, Jack Burke became the first ICL pitcher in 2016 to get his third win when the Reading Bulldogs knocked off the Arlington Trojans 7-1 at Endicott College in Beverly. Burke, who raised his record to a perfect 3-0, went six innings, struck out nine, and allowed six hits. Johnny Hayes had a couple of RBI and Zac Talis had two hits and an RBI to lead the Bulldogs, who jumped out to a 4-0 first inning lead and never looked back.

There are two games on Friday’s agenda. The Chiefs travel to Summer Street Field in Arlington to visit the Trojans at 7:00 PM and the Bulldogs are right back at Endicott for an 8:00 PM date with the Wakefield Merchants.

 

Chiefs, Reds & Blue Sox Win on Wednesday

Mitchell Clegg threw six innings of two-hit baseball, striking out seven, when the Chiefs held on to beat the Trojans 3-2 at Maplewood. Mike Andre, Danny DiMare, and Ryan Sonberg had RBI singles for the Chiefs. Mike Burgoyne had a single and a triple and Jordan Pallazola had two doubles. Mark Webber had both hits off Clegg for Arlington.

In Melrose, Aric Dama picked up his second win of the year to pitch the Watertown Reds to a 6-3 win over the Americans at Morelli Field. Dan Chaisson and Will Brennan each had a homer for the Reds and Justin Forman added a couple of hits. Lemarre Rey recorded his second save.

In Wednesday’s third game, the Lexington Blue Sox knocked off the Somerville Royals 6-2 at Trum Field in Somerville.

On Thursday, the Trojans travel to Endicott College to meet the Reading Bulldogs at 8:00 PM

Arlington Nips Somerville

The Arlington Trojans edged the Somerville Royals at Trum Field 5-4 in the only iCL game played on Tuesday night.
Jake Cintolo had three hits, including a double, for the Royals.

On Wednesday, the Melrose Americans host the Reds at Morelli Field at 7:45 PM, the Royals and Blue Sox meet at Trum at 8:15 PM, and the Trojans visit the Chiefs at Maplewood in Malden, also at 8:15 PM.

Reds Beat Merchants, Chiefs Rally, Voitik Hits 2nd HR in Blue Sox Win

Dan Chaisson, Pete Burgio, and Mike Samko (triple),  had two hits each to lead the Watertown Reds to a 10-4 win over the Wakefield Merchants at Bentley University on Monday night. Mac Jacobson and Ryan Pocock each had a double and two RBI and Will Brennan added a triple for the Reds.  Jonathan Bishop (1-1)  went five innings, struck out seven, and allowed just two hits, to get the win. Chris Hendrix and Matt Horan each tossed a scoreless inning of relief. Scott Searles and Mike Sorrentino both had a couple of hits for the Merchants.

At Maplewood, the Chiefs overcame a 4-0 Melrose lead in the first inning and scored 14 times in the bottom of the sixth to take a 17-5 win. Rookie Anthony DeSouza (1-0) picked up his first ICL win, striking out five in just two innings. Jared Freni had 10 K’s in his five innings of no decision work. Catcher Jordan Pallazola had a big three hit night at the plate which included two doubles, four RBI’s, and his first ICL homer. Mike Burgoyne and Danny DiMare also had three hits each for the Chiefs. Veteran Mike Adessa had two hits for the Americans.

Tony Annino (1-0) got the win and Chris Law chalked up the save when the Lexington Blue Sox held off a seventh inning rally to edge the Reading Bulldogs 4-3 at Endicott College in Beverly. Alex Voitik (pictured above) hit his second homer of the season for the Blue Sox. Hank Oringer and Johnny Hayes had two hits apiece for the Bulldogs. Max Mardany (0-1) took the loss.

On Tuesday, the Somerville Royals host the Arlington Trojans at Trum Field at 8:15 PM.

Bulldogs Edge Reds, Blue Sox Beat Merchants, Johnson Leads Royals to 7-2 Win

Mike Taylor and Darren Hartwell had three hits each to lead the Reading Bulldogs to 9-8 walkoff win over the Watertown Reds at Endicott College. Taylor had two doubles and two RBI’s and Hartwell also stole a couple of bases. Jack Burke (2-0) picked up the win with two innings of scoreless relief. Dan Chaisson and Pete Burgio hit home runs for the Reds.

In other Sunday action, Eduardo Soto hit his first home run in a Blue Sox uniform to lead Lexington to a 3-1 win over the Merchants at Walsh Field. Ryan McCarthy had two hits and scored twice and Josh Hassel had a double and two RBI for the Sox. Aidan Freeburg pitched five innings of one-hit ball to improve to 2-0. Joe Westerman (1-1) took the loss despite striking out eight batters in seven innings. Scott Searles’ sacrifice fly drove in the lone Merchants run in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Adam Johnson had a homer, double, and three RBI when the Somerville Royals beat the Melrose Americans 7-2 at Morelli Field. Sean McPhee and Wagner Gomez added two hits each to pace the Royals’ ten hit attack. Ryan Covelle (1-0) got the win with five K’s in his four innings of work. Kevin Kelley and Harrison Engstrom had the RBI’s for the Americans.

Three ICL games are scheduled for Monday. The Merchants visit the Reds at Bentley University at 6:00 PM, the Blue Sox and Bulldogs tangle at Endicott College at 8:00 PM, and the Chiefs host the Americans at Maplewood (Malden Catholic) at 8:15 PM.