Merchants’ Maguire throws 2-Hitter, Desai K’s 14 for Chiefs, Bulldogs Win

Joseph Maguire (1-1)  tossed a two-hit shutout, striking out nine, when the Wakefield Merchants shutout the Americans 4-0 in Melrose. Scott Searles (2-4, double), Bobby Losano, Mark Webber and Vin Nardone, knocked in the Wakefield runs.

In Somerville, lefty Josh Desai (2-0) struck out 14 batters to lead the Andre Chiefs to a 6-2 win over the Royals at Trum Field. Matt Nuzzo and Mike Burgoyne each had two hits and an RBI for the Chiefs. Wagner Gomez had a couple of hits and knocked in a run for the Royals.

The Reading Bulldogs got two hits each from Corey DiLoreto, Chris Bosco, Steve Busby, and Chris Seidl to edge the Watertown Reds 7-6 at Victory Field. Jack Theriault (2-2) picked up the win with 2.2 innings of relief.

ICL all-stars to Compete in Eastern Mass. Classic on Saturday

The 6th Annual Eastern Massachusetts Amateur Baseball Classic will be Saturday, July 8th at Monan Park at UMass Boston.  This event will feature All Star teams from each of the four amateur baseball leagues in the Boston area: Boston Park League, Cranberry League, Intercity League, Yawkey League. The tournament will be a one day event battling for the Louis T. DiTullio Memorial Trophy.

Monan Park is one of the top field-turf facilities in all of  baseball.  An exact replica of the historic Fenway Park, Monan Park features its own Green Monster, which stands 27 feet high, and stretches the entire length of left field.  The field turf allows play in almost any type of weather. The pitcher’s mound is the same red clay used at Fenway Park, and is maintained by a professional trained staff.  The stadium seats up to 500 fans and features a full working press box.  The entire stadium is painted green just like its big brother Fenway, and is truly the gem of New England baseball.

The address of Monan Park, which is located adjacent to BC High and UMass-Boston, is:
150 William T. Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA

The schedule for the tournament will be:

1:00 PM – Intercity League @ Cranberry Baseball League

4:15 PM –  Yawkey Baseball League @ Boston Park League

7:30 PM – Championship Game

Blue Sox, Reds, Merchants & Royals Get Wednesday Wins

Matt Karis threw six shutout innings and Jeff Costello had four RBI’s when the Blue Sox shutout the Arlington Trojans 11-0 in Lexington.

At Maplewood, Matt Horan raised his record to 4-0 when the Watertown Reds blanked the Andre Chiefs 10-0. Dan Chaisson had two doubles, and Justin Forman and Mike Samko had two hits each, for the Reds.

In Wakefield, Bobby Losano, Mark Webber, and Mike Sorrentino had three hits each when the Merchants beat the Reading Bulldogs 7-4. Steve Xirinachs (2-1) picked up the win.

Wagner Gomez and Luke Ronchi both hit homers and Jake Cintolo added three hits in the Somerville Royals 9-3 win over the Melrose Americans. Soren Hanson (1-0) recorded the win.