Blue Sox Shutout Americans 9-0 in Friday’s Only ICL Game

Drew Brzozowski (2-0) tossed six shutout innings of two-hit baseball to the lead the Blue Sox to a 9-0 win over the Melrose Americans in Lexington. Jeff Costello, Dorian Rojas, and Jake Willsey each had three hits and Taylor Ferguson had two hits and three RBI for the Blue Sox. For Lexington, it was their ninth straight win.

It was the only ICL game played on Friday.

Blue Sox Win 8th Straight, Chiefs Beat Bulldogs, Reds Edge Americans

Matt Karis (2-0) got the win, and Dan Graham hit his first homer of the year, when the Blue Sox beat the Wakefield Merchants 6-3 in Lexington. It was Lexington’s eighth win in a row.

At Endicott, Mitchell Clegg (3-1) tossed a four-hitter to pitch the Chiefs past the Bulldogs 7-1. Mike Andre had two RBI’s and Shane Stande had two hits, an RBI, and scored three runs for the Chiefs. Mike Taylor had a triple and a double for Reading.

In Watertown, the Reds scored three times in the bottom of the fifth, and the Melrose Americans responded with six runs to take a 6-3 lead in the sixth, only to see the Reds come back and tally four more times in the home half of the inning to take a wild  7-6 win at Victory Field. Mike Samko had three hits and three RBI’s and Dan Chaisson added a triple for the Reds. Charlie Huegi had two hits, including a double, and a couple of RBI’s for the Americans. C.J. Barrett (1-0) recorded the win and Sean Mahan chalked up his second save of the season.

The Americans visit the Blue Sox at Lexington High at 8:00 PM in the only ICL game scheduled on Friday.

Coach Steve Calabresi to now be Remembered on Tuesday, August 8th at Morelli

Longtime Chiefs’ Coach Steve Calabresi, who passed away suddenly in April, will now be remembered on Tuesday evening, August 8 in an on-field ceremony at Morelli Field in Melrose. The event was originally scheduled for this past Wednesday but was rained out.

“Coach Cal” will have his number 38 retired prior to the Chiefs-Americans make-up game which will be played at 7:30 PM.

Steve had served the Chiefs as their Bench Coach since 1989. He also was an Assistant Coach at Arlington Catholic and served for over a decade on the M.I.T. baseball staff under Head Coach Fran O’Brien.

Many of Steve’s family and friends are expected to attend the ceremony which is scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM.

Merchants Outlast Americans 15-11, Chiefs & Blue Sox Gain Monday Wins

In a game that featured 26 runs and 33 hits, the Wakefield Merchants survived an eight run seventh inning to beat the Melrose Americans 15-11 at Morelli Field. Dillon Koster (homer, two doubles, and four RBI’s) and Mike Sorrentino, each had four hits each for the Merchants. Bobby Losanno and Joe Barry added three hits apiece to lead Wakefield’s 19 hit offense. Malcolm Nachmanoff hit two solo homers for the Americans.

At Endicott College, Jared Freni (6-2) spun a 10 strikeout four-hitter, and the Chiefs got a solo homer and double from Johnny Welch, to beat the Reading Bulldogs 6-1. Tony Serino (2), Mike Andre, Nate Witkowski, and Matt Nuzzo had the other Chiefs’ RBI’s. Kevin Marciano had two of the Bulldogs’ four hits.

The Blue Sox scored eight times in the bottom of the fifth inning, erasing a 5-1 Somerville Royals lead, on the way to a 9-5 win in Lexington. Justin Silvestro and Jeff Vigurs delivered the big hits for the Blue Sox in the inning. Wagner Gomez’s three run homer built Somerville’s early lead. Chris Law (1-1) worked two innings of relief to record the win.

On Tuesday, the Arlington Trojans host the Merchants at Summer Street Field at 6:15 PM, the Bulldogs and Chiefs meet again at Pine Banks at 8:00 PM, and Royals and Blue Sox play a rematch in Lexington at 8:00 PM.