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.

Americans Win in 8th, Reds’ Dama Fires Shutout, Chiefs Beat Blue Sox

The Melrose Americans scored three times in the top of the eighth inning, to break a 3-3 tie, and went on to beat the Wakefield Merchants 6-4 at Walsh Field. Dan Cacciola had two hits and two RBI, Anthony Licciardello had two hits and an RBI, and Austin Masel with two hits, including a triple, led the Americans at the plate. Shawn Smegiln (1-3) went 7.1 innings to get the win and Kyle Autilio recorded the save. Lou Tarrantino had two hits with an RBI for the Merchants.

Watertown’s Aric Dama (5-1) got his ICL best fifth win when he shutout the Reading Bulldogs on three hits, 1-0 at Victory Field. Justin Forman, who had two doubles in the game, drove in Sean Callahan-Montague with the Reds’ run in the bottom of the fourth inning. Dama struck out five and didn’t issue a walk. Jack Burke (4-2) pitched well for Reading but took the loss.

At Maplewood, brothers Matt (3 innings) and Mike (4 innings) DiCato handled the pitching duties and Juan Portes hit a three run homer to lead the Andre Chiefs to a 6-4 win over the Lexington Blue Sox. Mike DiCato (4-1) got the win while Jimmy Hill (1-2) was tagged with the loss. Peter Copa had an RBI double and Steve Gamable had two hits and an RBI for the Chiefs. Justin Silvestro had two hits and an RBI for the Blue Sox.

There are no ICL games on Thursday.

Reds & Blue Sox Prevail in Tuesday’s ICL Action

The Watertown Reds got two home runs from Will Brennan on the way to beating the Melrose Americans 10-3 at Morelli Field. Bill Sullivan (4-0) picked up the win for the Reds.

At Trum Field, Tony Annino (2-1) threw 5.1 strong innings of relief, striking out 10, to lead the Lexington Blue Sox to a 6-1 win over the Somerville Royals. Thomas Russo and Frank Frias each had a two run single for the Blue Sox. Wyatt Stanley (1-2) took the loss.

Blue Sox & Chiefs in Monday Wins

Justin Silvestro’s two run single in the bottom of the fifth inning was the key hit when the Blue Sox edged the Reading Bulldogs 3-2 in Lexington. Matt Karis (1-1) went six strong innings to get the win and Chris Law recorded his fourth save of the year. Mike DeDonato had an RBI triple and Kyle Devin added two hits for the Bulldogs. Wayne Lundgren (3-2) took the loss.

At Maplewood, the Chiefs scored three times in the bottom of the fifth inning to break a 1-1 tie and beat the Trojans 4-1. Mitchell Clegg (3-3) outdueled Evan Walsh to get the complete game win. Mike Burgoyne led the Chiefs’ offense with two hits, including a two RBI double, and two runs scored.

On Tuesday, the Americans host the Watertown Reds at Morelli Field in Melrose at 7:30 PM and the Blue Sox visit the Somerville Royals at Trum Field at 8:15 PM.

Sunday Recap: Reds Sweep, Bulldogs, Sox & Royals Win

The Watertown Reds swept a doubleheader against the Wakefield Merchants at Walsh Field, taking the first game 9-2 and then winning the nightcap 11-4.

In Reading, the Bulldogs rallied for five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to come back and beat the Andre Chiefs 8-7. Mike DeDonato had two hits and two RBI’s for Reading and Peter Copa hit a three run homer for Andre.

The Lexington Blue Sox shutout the Americans 5-0 in Melrose.  Borja Jones Berasaluce (2-0) got the win for the Blue Sox.

At Trum Field, Jake Cintolo went four for four, including two doubles, and Cal Carroll (1-0) picked up the win, when the Somerville Royals beat the Arlington Trojans 8-5.

Blue Sox Win on Thursday, Bulldogs & Trojans Chalk Up Friday Scores

Jeff Vigurs had four hits, including two doubles, to lead the Blue Sox to a 9-4 win over the Arlington Trojans on Thursday night in Lexington. Justin Silvestro and Kevin Davis each added two hits as Drew Leenhouts (3-1) picked up the win.

On Friday, Kyle Devin had two RBI’s, Mike DeDonato two doubles, and Harry Oringer two hits, to help get the Reading Bulldogs past the Melrose Americans 6-4 at Endicott College. Mike Curtis (2-0) got the win with 3.1 innings and Zac Levine was credited with his first save.

Also on Friday, the Somerville Royals edged the Trojans 4-3 at Summer Street Field.

There are no ICL games on Saturday.

Wednesday’s Recap of ICL Games

Wins by the Somerville Royals, Melrose Americans, Lexington Blue Sox, and Andre Chiefs highlighted Wednesday night’s full slate of four ICL games.

In Wakefield, the Royals banged out 15 hits, led by Wagner Gomez who had a 3-3 evening with a homer and a couple of RBI’s, on the way to an 8-5 win.  Rob Caggiano, Luke Ronchi, B.J. Neil, and Curtis Tirone each had two hits for Somerville. Wyatt Stanley (1-1) got the win.

Austin Masel and Tom Petry had three hits apiece and Dave Center and Isiah Berg each homered when the Americans unleashed a 15 hit attack of their own in an 11-3 win over the Trojans at Morelli Field. Kyle Autilio (1-1) went six innings to record the win.

The Lexington Blue Sox got five strong innings from Aidan Freeburg (3-1) and beat the Watertown Reds 4-1 at Victory Field. Alex Voitik hit his third homer of the season to pace the Blue Sox offense. Aric Dama (4-1) suffered his first loss of the season in a complete game effort. Chris Law picked up his third save of the year when working a scoreless seventh for the Blue Sox.

At Maplewood, the Chiefs were down to their last out before a Nate Witkowski game tying single and a Mike Barbati game winning double gave them an 8-7 win over the Reading Bulldogs. The Chiefs erased Reading leads of 4-1, 5-3 and 7-6 to record the comeback win. Witkowski led the Chiefs with three hits, and Ryan Sonberg and Barbati each added two hits. Kyle Devin, Zac Talis, and E.J. Martinez, had two each for the Bulldogs. Mike DiCato (3-1) got the win for the Chiefs in relief of Anthony DeSouza.

Reds & Royals Gain Tuesday Night Wins

Bill Sullivan (3-0) allowed just four hits when the Watertown Reds came from behind to beat the Blue Sox 6-3 in Lexington. Will Brennan had four hits and Mike Samko two hits to lead the Watertown offense. Both Brennan and Samko each had a double in the Reds’ three run seventh inning. Taylor Ferguson drove in two of Lexington’s runs with a fourth inning single.

In Somerville, the Royals rode the pitching of Chuck Gibson (1-2) and Cal Carroll on the way to knocking off the Andre Chiefs 3-1. Jake Cintolo went a perfect 3 for 3 at the plate, including a triple, for the Royals.


Lundgren Gets Win for Bulldogs, Chiefs Walk Off in the 9th

Wayne Lundgren (3-1) threw six innings of one-hit, six strikeout ball, and Cody Hall got the save, to lead the Reading Bulldogs to a 3-1 win over the Wakefield Merchants at Endicott College. Kyle Devin, with a solo homer, and Nick Berno, with an RBI single, led the way for the Bulldogs at the plate. Mike Sorrentino drove in Josh Band (triple) with the Merchants only run in the top of the seventh.

At Maplewood, Nate Witkowski’s single with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Chiefs a 6-5 walk off win over the Americans. The Americans took a 5-1 lead in the game on an Isaiah Berg three run homer. Tim Dunphy (3-0-1) got the win with 6.1 innings of relief pitching.

Two ICL games are scheduled on Tuesday. The Watertown Reds and Blue Sox battle in Lexington at 8:00 PM and the Chiefs visit the Somerville Royals at Trum Field in an 8:15 PM start.

Bulldogs Sweep, Blue Sox Win in 9th, Kirby 3-Hitter Wins for Americans

The Reading Bulldogs swept a doubleheader from the Somerville Royals 7-1 and 10-1 at Endicott College in Beverly on Sunday. Tim Woods (1-0) threw a complete game five-hitter in the opener. Zac Talis had four hits, including a double, and Nick Berno added three hits for Reading. George Crowley accounted for the only Royals’ run with a solo home run.  In the nightcap, Anthony Dally (2-0) allowed just four hits in six innings to get the win. Kyle Devin led the way at the plate with three hits.

In Arlington, the Lexington Blue Sox scored six times in the top of the ninth on the way to a 7-1 extra inning win over the Trojans. Alex Voitik had a two run triple and Jeff Blount pitched two innings of one-hit baseball to get the win.

Zack Kirby (2-1) allowed just three hits and struck out ten when the Melrose Americans beat the Watertown Reds 4-2 at Victory Field.  Austin Masel had a triple and two RBI’s for the Americans. Christian Rosati and Nick Herzog drove in the other Americans’ runs.

There are two ICL games scheduled on Monday. The Bulldogs host the Wakefield Merchants at Endicott College at 8:00 PM and the Americans visit the Andre Chiefs at Maplewood/Malden Catholic at 8:15 PM.