Four time ICL Pitcher of the Year Jared Freni threw his third career no-hitter when the Andre Chiefs beat the Melrose Americans 3-0 at Morelli Field on Wednesday. Freni struck out 14 and did not allow a ball to leave the infield. The Chiefs scored all of their runs in the top of the fourth inning when Mike Gedman and Peter Copa had RBI singles. Kyle Autilio (0-1) allowed only four hits, all in the Chiefs’ fourth, in his six innings of work, Freni, who now has a career 62-12 ICL record, previously threw no-hitters on June 12, 2013 in a 2-0 win against the Watertown Reds at Victory Field and on June 2, 2015 in a 3-0 win vs the Reading Bulldogs at Endicott College.
In Wakefield, the Merchants got two hits each from Bobby Losanno, Scott Searles, and Chris Butler on the way to an 8-5 win over the Reading Bulldogs at Walsh Field, Butler recorded three RBI’s and Losanno added a triple. Greg Johnson (2-0) picked up the win with Joseph Maguire chalking up his first save. Mike DeDonato went a perfect 4 for 4 and Darren Hartwell had three hits for the Bulldogs.
The Lexington Blue Sox host the Arlington Trojans at 8:00 PM in the only ICL game that is scheduled on Thursday.