Joe Walsh Memorial Golf Classic

The Joe Walsh Memorial Golf Classic will be held Monday August 14th at LeBaron HIlls Country Club in Lakeville MA

Joe Walsh was an outstanding baseball coach and an even better person. He touched so many lives through his association with Suffolk University, Harvard University, the Cape Cod Baseball League and amateur baseball throughout New England. To honor Joe’s life, a group of former players have created a scholarship in Joe’s name at his alma mater Catholic Memorial High School. This scholarship will be given annually to a deserving student. To fund the scholarship we are holding the third annual golf tournament on August 14th, 2017 at LeBaron Hills Country Club in Lakeville, MA. We would love to see as many of Joe’s former baseball players as well as his girls basketball players and track / cross country athletes join us for a great day of golf for a great man and great cause. Keeping Joe’s legacy alive through this annual scholarship! We hope to see you at the tournament, but if you cannot make it, please consider some of the other options available to contribute to the cause. For more information please visit





Royals Win Two on Sunday

The Somerville Royals won both ends of a three team doubleheader that was played at Walsh Field in Wakefield on Sunday. The Royals shutout the Wakefield Merchants 8-0 in the opener and then took the nightcap 9-4 over the Reading Bulldogs.

In the first game, the Royals got two hits each from Sean Cameron, Adam Johnson, and Luke Ronchi, to back the six-hit pitching of Soren Hanson (4-0), and lead them to the 8-0 win over the Merchants. Scott Searles and Dillon Koster had two hits each for Wakefield.

In game two, Jonathan Richard went the distance to even his record at 4-4. Brian Campbell and Sean Harrington led the Royals’ offense with three hits each. Zac Talis had two of Reading’s six hits.

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.

Reds-Royals Split, Blue Sox, Americans & Chiefs Win on Sunday

The Watertown Reds and Somerville Royals split a doubleheader at Trum. Soren Hanson (3-0) went the distance in the opener to give the Royals a 4-3 win. Sean Cameron’s fifth inning grand slam erased a 3-0 Reds lead. The Reds came back and took the second game 16-10. Will Breenan led the way with two homers, three hits, and five RBI’s. Mac Jacobson and Cal Christofori each added three hits and three RBI’s for the Reds.

In Wakefield, the Lexington Blue Sox won their fifth straight behind the pitching of Ryan Filipowicz (3-1) over the Merchants 9-1.  Alex Voitik homered in his third straight game and drove in four runs. Taylor Ferguson had two doubles and three RBI’s and Jake Willsey added three hits and scored three runs for Lexington.

The Melrose Americans got three hits and three RBI’s from Malcolm Nachmanoff, and two hits each from Nick Herzog and Charlie Huegi, to get past the Arlington Trojans 9-6 at Summer Street. Ronnie Luke (2-1) picked up the win with three innings of relief.

In the second game of a three team doubleheader at Summer Street, Josh Desai (5-0) threw his second straight shutout, striking out 12 and scattering five hits, to give the Andre Chiefs a 2-0 win over the Trojans. Tony Serino and Shane Stande drove in the Chiefs’ runs.

On Monday, the Merchants visit the Americans at Morelli Field at 7:30 PM, the Reading Bulldogs host the Chiefs at Endicott College in Beverly at 8:00 PM, and the Royals and Blue Sox meet at Lexington High at 8:00 PM.

Blue Sox & Trojans Take Friday Night Wins

The Blue Sox erupted for 17 runs and 20 hits to put an end to the Somerville Royals four game winning streak 17-1 in Lexington. Taylor Ferguson hit two homers for the Blue Sox while Alex Voitik hit his third of the season. Drew Leenhouts (3-0) picked up the win.

In Arlington, the Trojans beat the Melrose Americans 3-1.

There are no ICL games scheduled on Saturday.


Reds Beat Bulldogs at Victory, Chiefs-Blue Sox were PPD

The Reds got three RBI’s from Kyle LaVigne, and two each from Blaise Cormier and Will Breenan, to lead them to a 12-3 win over the Reading Bulldogs at Victory Field. Matt Horan (5-1) allowed six hits and struck out six, in his six innings of work, to record the win. Logan Gillis added a couple of hits and an RBI for Watertown and Chris Seidl had two of the Bulldogs’ hits.

The Andre Chiefs at Lexington Blue Sox games were postponed due to wet grounds in Lexington.

On Friday, the Arlington Trojans host the Melrose Americans at Summer Street Field at 7:00 PM and the Somerville Royals visit the Blue Sox in Lexington at 8:00 PM.

Richard 4-Hitter Gives Royals 4th Straight, Merchants Top Americans

Jonathan Richard (3-4) spun a four-hitter, retiring 15 of the last 16 batters he faced, when the Somerville Royals erased a 1-0 sixth inning deficit to beat the Andre Chiefs 4-1 at Maplewood. It was the fourth staright win for the Royals. John Collette and Wagner Gomez delivered big hits in both the sixth and seventh as the Royals scored two runs in each inning to take the win. Mitchell Clegg (2-1) worked six innings for the Chiefs and allowed two runs.

In Wakefield, the Merchants scored three times in the bottom of the sixth inning to take a 5-3 win over the Melrose Americans. Bobby Losanno led the way for the Merchants with a perfect 3-3 night. Mark Webber, Mike Sorrentino, Ryan Collins, and Dillon Koster, had RBI’s for Wakefield and John Jennings hit a homer for the Americans. Joseph Maguire (3-2) went the distance for the Merchants to get the win.