Intercity Baseball League

INTERCITY LEAGUE CANCELS 2020 SEASON DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS

(July 6, 2020) The Intercity League has officially announced that its 2020 season has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

The ICL made the announcement on Monday morning after conducting the latest in a long series of remote meetings that was held with the Board of Directors on Sunday evening.

The ICL released the following statement: “After exploring every avenue for months, the ICL has made the extremely difficult decision to cancel the 2020 season. The Intercity League has enjoyed an outstanding and continuous tradition in Massachusetts amateur baseball since 1950 and we look forward to coming back stronger than ever in 2021. We make this decision out of an abundance of caution and after careful consideration of all factors. The safety of our players, their families, managers, coaches, umpires, administrators, and fans, remained paramount in all of our discussions. This was an exceedingly difficult choice, but we felt it was the best decision at this time. Given the ongoing situation and the ever-growing time constraints, we felt the window to conduct a meaningful ICL season this summer has become too narrow.”

Although the ICL season has been cancelled, players that choose to do so, may participate in a memorial tournament that is being organized by the Lexington Blue Sox. The tournament is being named after two former Blue Sox players that have passed away. Known as the PF-3 and DA-41 Tournament, it will honor Pete Frates, who lost a courageous battle with ALS in 2019 and Dave Ahern who died in 2016.

The ICL joins the Cape Cod League and the NECBL in the cancellation of their 2020 campaigns.

Details on the PF-3/DA-41 Tournament, and how players, teams or groups that choose to do so can participate, will be announced this week. Those interested can email Rick DeAngelis at fjdeangelis1@comcast.net.

Please stay safe.
ICL Board of Directors

INTERCITY LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES

Merchants Even Series in 12 innings 2-1, Game 3 Tonight at Victory 7:30PM

Mike Sorrentino’s single knocked in Scott Searles with the game winner when the Wakefield Merchants walked off with a 12 inning 2-1 win over Alibrandis on Thursday night at Morelli Field. With the win, the Merchants evened the best of three series at 1-1. The deciding game three will be played tonight (Friday) at Victory […]

Lexington sweeps Andre with a 9-6 win

Malden – What a difference a day makes! In a game that was the opposite of the first game’s pitcher’s duel, Lexington outslugged Andre for the 9-6 win and a sweep of their semifinal series at Pine Banks Park Thursday night and advance to the finals. Ross Curley’s grand slam in the top of third […]

Alibrandis Takes Series Lead Over Wakefield, 9-0

Watertown, MA- Matt Horan tossed a complete game four hitter to get Alibrandis a 9-0 win over the Wakefield Merchants in game one of their best of three semifinal series at Victory Field on Wednesday night. Alibrandis took early command scoring six runs in the bottom of the second inning. Teddy Dziuba led the way […]

Lexington wins game one, 1-0 over the Chiefs

Lexington – Lexington scored the only run of the game in the fifth and held on for a 1-0 win over the Andre Chiefs Wednesday night. The victory gives the Blue Sox a 1-0 lead in the best of three semifinal series. Mitch Schroeder started the rally with a one-out opposite-field single to right. Morgan […]

FEATURED STORIES

Nothing Found

Sorry, no posts matched your criteria