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

Thunderstorms PPD Tuesday’s Lexington at Somerville Contest

Heavy thunderstorms in Somerville have postponed Tuesday’s Blue Sox at Royals game that was scheduled for Trum Field 8:15 PM. It was the only game on tonight’s ICL slate. No make-up date has been announced.

Bulldogs, Royals & Merchants Get Monday Night Wins

The Reading Bulldogs scored seven runs in the top of the 6th inning, breaking open a 3-3 game, on the way to a 10-3 win over the Americans in Melrose. Ryan Wolfsberg hit a homer, and Nick Berno, Kevin Marciano, Chris Bosco, Rosario Missiti and Corey DiLoreto each had two hits for the Bulldogs. Kyle […]

Blue Sox Win in Wakefield, Royals Shutout Trojans, Bulldogs Top Americans

Thomas Russo had three hits, Ross Curley and Dorian Rojas two each, and Justin Silvestro and Alex Voitik a couple of RBI’s apiece, when the Lexington Blue Sox beat the Merchants 10-2 in Wakefield. The Blue Sox broke open a 2-2 fifth inning tie by scoring three times in the the sixth and then added […]

ICL’s Annual Jerie DeAngelis Memorial Day of Baseball Starts at 11:00 AM on Saturday

ALL GAMES AT LEXINGTON HIGH ON SATURDAY, JUNE 24 11:00 AM- ANDRE CHIEFS VS READING BULLDOGS 1:15 PM- MELROSE AMERICANS VS ARLINGTON TROJANS 3:30 PM-WATERTOWN REDS VS SOMERVILLE ROYALS 5:45 PM-WAKEFIELD MERCHANTS VS LEXINGTON BLUE SOX The Lexington Blue Sox annually host the Jerie DeAngelis Memorial Day of Baseball. Jerie was and will always remain […]

FEATURED STORIES

Nothing Found

Sorry, no posts matched your criteria