Americans, Maddogs & Merchants Win, 3-3 Tie at Victory

Chris Mitchell (2-2) went the distance, striking out seven, when the Melrose Americans beat the Blue Sox in Lexington 5-4.  Josh Bohn, Nick Cordeau and Ian libby each had an RBI and Charlie Huegi scored twice and drove in a run for the Americans. Nate Espelin (1-1) took his first loss of the season.

The Malden Maddogs walked off with a 4-3 eight inning win over the Andre Chiefs at Maplewood. Logan Gillis led the Maddogs’ offense with a double and triple. Peter Maltzan knocked in Gillis with the walk-off single. Elias Fhagen Smith (1-0) worked the top of the eighth to get the win. Blaine McLean allowed only one run for the Maddogs over the first six innings. Evan Walsh (2-1) went the distance, striking out ten, but took the loss.

Jake Nardone went 4-4 and Bobby Losanno and Anthony Cecere drove in two runs each to lead the Wakefield Merchants to a 6-0 win over the Royals in Somerville. James McNamara (3-2) tossed 6.2 innings of five -hit shutout ball to gain the win.

The Reading Bulldogs and Alibrandis played to a 3-3 tie at Victory Field.

Andre Chiefs Intercity League

Kirby’s 11 K’s Pitches Chiefs Past Americans 5-1

Zach Kirby (3-3) tossed a complete game five-hitter, striking out 11, when the Andre Chiefs beat the Melrose Americans 5-1 at Maplewood. Nate Witkowski hit a solo homer and Tony Serino had two hits to lead the Chiefs offense. Ian Libby had two of the Americans hits.

It was the only ICL game on Monday.

A full slate of ICL games is on tap for Tuesday. The Chiefs play the Malden Maddogs at Maplewood and Alibrandis hosts the Reading Bulldogs at Victory Field in 7:45 PM starts. At 8:00 PM, the Americans visit the Blue Sox in Lexington and at 8:30 PM the Wakefield Merchants and Somerville Royals tangle at Trum Field.

Bulldogs in Sunday Sweep, Merchants & Royals Get Wins

The Reading Bulldogs took both ends of a doubleheader from the Malden Maddogs on Sunday afternoon at Morton Field. The Bulldogs won the opener 3-2 and then stormed back to win the nightcap in walkoff fashion 4-3.  Kyle Wolman went 6.2 innings in game one, allowing just four hits, to even his record at 2-2. Darren Hartwell, Tyler Cedno and Zac Talis had two hits each and Cooper Marengi had a solo homer to lead the Bulldogs. Garrett Siegel (1-1) took the loss.  In the second game, Chris Webster delivered a walk off single in the bottom of the seventh, when the Bulldogs scored twice, to take the come from behind 4-3 win. Cedeno and Talis had three hits each to lead the Reading 13 hit offense. Max Mardany struck out four over the last 1.2 innings to grab the win.

In Wakefield, Chris Johnson (1-2) tossed a complete game three-hitter, striking out nine, to lead the Merchants to a 7-0 shutout win over the Andre Chiefs at Walsh Field.  Bobby Losanno, Mike Sorrentino, Tyler Lyne and Kevin Lucey each had a couple of hits for the Merchants. Tim Dunphy (3-1) took his first loss of the season.

Joe Ward homered and Graham Smith, Nick Valdario and Sean Harrington added two hits each when the Somerville Royals beat Alibrandis 7-5 at Victory Field. Mike Goodin (1-0) went the distance to gain his first win of the year. Matt Horan (1-2) was tagged with loss.

The Chiefs host the Melrose Americans at Maplewood at 8:00 PM in the lone ICL game that is scheduled on Monday.

Intercity League drops Eastern Mass opener

By Bruce Hack, ICL correspondent

Lexington – The Intercity League All-Stars found themselves on the wrong side of history as the Boston Park League won 2-1 in the opening game of the 2019 Eastern Mass Amateur Baseball Classic.

On a beautiful day for baseball, one that would have made Ernie Banks happy, the Park League won its first ever game in the eighth year of the Classic. The Park League lost the championship game 5-4 to the Yawkey League later in the day.

The opening game was scoreless through the first four and a half innings until the ICL scored a run in the bottom of the fifth.

Teddy Dziuba (Alibrandis) started off the rally with a walk. Wakefield’s Jon Luders went into run for Dziuba. A single by Bobby Losanno (Wakefield) put runners on first and second with no outs. Until Dzuibas’ walk, Park League pitchers had retired 11 straight ICL batters from the first through fourth innings.

Andrew Caulfield (Chiefs) popped up a bunt attempt for the first out. Lexington’s Josue Feliciano reached on a fielder’s choice, but shortstop Jhonny Felix (Boston Padres) errant throw allowed Luders to score for a 1-0 lead.

The Park League responded in the top of the sixth. Maynel Fuentes (Boston Padres) and Jose Toledano (Palmer Club) reached on singles off of the Merchants’ James McNamara to begin the inning. After a fly out, Joe Stackhouse (Mass Envelope) reached on a bunt single that hugged the third base line and just stayed fair, to load the bases. Jorge Geronimo (Boston Padres) hit a slow roller towards McNamara, who scooped the ball and threw home in one motion, but his throw was late and Fuentes slid home to tie the game at 1-1. Tim Noone (TJO Sports) hit a sacrifice fly to center to bring home Toledano with the go-ahead run for a 2-1 lead.

Nick Cordapatri (Palmer Club) and Bobby Tramondozzi ((ADSL),  also the closer the UMass-Boston, a NCAA Division 3 World Series team, set down the ICL in the final two innings. Lexington’s Ross Curley doubled with one out in the sixth, but was stranded at third. Tramondozzi pitched a 1-2-3 7th for the save and the Park League had its first win.

The game was the lowest scoring game in Classic history and had the fewest runs scored by a winning team. The previous lowest score was a pair of four run games. A 4-0 win by the Cranberry League over the Yawkey League in the 2014 championship game. The other four run game was a 3-1 Cranberry victory over the Yawkies in a 2016 first round game played at Morelli Field in Melrose. In three games the winning team had scored three runs. The previous mentioned Cranberry League win. Also a pair of 3-2 wins. The first in 2013 by the Cranberry League over the Park League and the second an ICL victory over the Yawkey League in 2018.

Despite giving up the only ICL run, Garrett Siegell (Boston Athletics) earned the win for the Park League. The Merchants McNamara took the loss for the ICL.

The Park League pitchers held the ICL to two hits. Losanno’s single in the fifth and Curley’s double in the sixth. The two hits is the fewest by a team, breaking the previous low of four hits by the Yawkey League in a 2016 game against the Cranberry League.

 

In the second game of the day the Yawkey scored six runs in the sixth and seventh innings to win 7-4 over the Cranberry League.

The Yawkies took advantage of wild pitching from the Cranberries as they walked five and hit three Yawkey batters in the final two innings. Liam Moreno (Brighton Braves) doubled to score Colin Rooney (Al Thomas A’s) and give the Yawkey League the 5-4 lead in the seventh. Raul Martinez (East Boston Knights) earned the win with two solid innings of work. He struck out five, including the last four Cranberry batters he faced.

Plymouth Brewer Mitch Lundholm drove in two runs, the first and third, for the Cranberry League and scored the fourth run.

 

The Yawkey League was powered to the championship in a 5-4 win over the Park League as Liam Moreno hit a Classic-game record two home runs and drove in all five runs, also a record, to give the Yawkey League its third EMABC title. Moreno hit a three-run shot to center in the second for a 3-1 Yawkey lead. He added a two-run blast to left center in the sixth for a 5-1 lead. His two-run home run was big as the Park League rallied for three runs in the seventh only to fall short.

Jhonny Felix singled to start off the seventh. After two Park League batters reach on errors, Kyle Boudrais (ADSL) drove in both runners with a single to center to cut the lead to 5-4. Garrett Siegell (Boston Athletics) pinch ran for Boudrais, but was stranded at first as Eric Mah flied out to Moreno in center for the last out of the day and securing the championship for the Yawkey League.

Moreno was named MVP of the tournament for his record –setting day.

Intercity League Losses EMABC game

The Intercity League lost an historic 2-1 Eastern Mass Amateur Baseball Classic game to the Boston Park League in the opener of the 2019 tournament.

Check out the full story and a recap of the other two games in the full stories section.

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LSP to Broadcast EMass Classic Live on Saturday

Once again the Eastern Mass Amateur Baseball Classic will be broadcasted by Local Sports Productions. Sam Feeley and his team will be live streaming all of the action.

The tournament takes place on Saturday July 13. The Intercity League will take on the Boston Park League at 11:00 AM. The Cranberry League and Yawkey League will meet at 2:00 PM. At 5:00 PM the winners will meet for the Eastern Massachusetts Baseball Classic Championship.

To view the action, go to the following link
https://www.localsportsproductions.com/live/

2019 ICL All-Stars Named, Play in EMass Classic on Saturday

The ICL has named its 2019 all-star team.

The ICL will take on the Boston Park League on Saturday at 11:00 AM at Lexington High. The Cranberry League and Yawkey League will meet at 2:00 PM. At 5:00 PM the winners will meet for the Eastern Massachusetts Baseball Classic Championship.

The 2019 ICL all-star team is below.

Merchants Win Only ICL Game on Thursday

Anthony Cecere had two hits, including a double, and four RBI’s, to lead the Wakefield Merchants to a 9-1 road win over the Americans in Melrose. Mike Andrews (1-1) went the distance for the Merchants to gain the win. Jon Luders, Scott Searles, Ryan Collins and Tyler Lyne all had two hits each to pace Wakefield’s 13 hit offense. Jackson Stanton went three for three and Kyle Cortese had a solo homer for the Americans.

The Malden Maddogs host the Somerville Royals at Maplewood on Friday night at 7:45 PM in the only game on the ICL schedule.

Blue Sox Extend Unbeaten Streak to 13, Maddogs in Comeback Win, 4-4 Tie at Victory

The Lexington Blue Sox extended their unbeaten streak to 13 games with a 7-1 win over the Merchants in Wakefield. Mitch Schroeder and Anderson Jimenez each had a two RBI triple when the Sox scored six runs in the top of the fourth inning. Kevin Lucey tripled to drive in Jake Nardone for the Merchants run.
Mike Geanellis (3-0) went five innings to get the win.

Sean Doherty hit a grand slam in the top of the seventh inning when the Malden Maddogs came from behind to beat the Andre Chiefs 7-5 at Maplewood. The Chiefs scored all their runs in the bottom of the second inning on a R.J. Libby bases clearing triple and a Ben Waldrip two run homer. Ricky Alexy struck out the Chiefs side in order in the seventh inning to preserve the Maddogs win.

In Watertown, the Somerville Royals and Alibrandis played to a 4-4 tie.

The Merchants travel to Morelli Field at 7:30 PM to meet the Melrose Americans in the only ICL game scheduled for Thursday.

Merchants, Alibrandis & Blue Sox in Tuesday Win Column

Joseph Maguire picked up his fourth win of the season when the Wakefield Merchants held on to beat the Bulldogs 5-4 at Morton Field in Reading. Kevin Lucey led the Merchants with a double and three RBI’s and Jon Luders scored three runs and added two hits. Tyler Cedeno went a perfect three for three with a double for the Bulldogs. Maguire (4-1) struck out five in getting the complete game victory. Anthony Sapienza (0-2) took the loss.

Ryan Corriveau also hit the four win plateau, combining with Nate Beck on a two-hitter, in Alibrandis 3-1 win over the Melrose Americans at Victory Field. Corriveau (4-1) and Beck, who recorded the save in the seventh inning, had seven strikeouts. Ian Libby reached base three times for the Americans with a double and two walks, Ronnie Luke (2-2) worked 3.2 innings and was tagged with the loss.

The Lexington Blue Sox exploded for a dozen runs in the first three innings, and 19 total hits, on the way to a 12-2 win over the Maddogs in Malden. Former Harvard standout Morgan Brown had three hits and four RBI’s to pace the Lexington attack. Pat McGowan (1-0) picked up the win and combined with Nick Harper and Eddie Campbell to limit the Maddogs to five hits. Derek Bauer hit his second homer of the year for the Maddogs in the sixth inning.

The Andre Chiefs-Somerville Royals game that was scheduled for Trum Field was postponed due to a conflict with a BRL tournament. The game has been rescheduled for July 31.

Three ICL games are on the Wednesday evening agenda. The Merchants host the Blue Sox at Walsh Field in Wakefield at 6:00 PM, Alibrandis and the Royals hook up at Victory Field in Watertown at 7:45 PM, and the Chiefs host the Maddogs at Maplewood/Malden Catholic at 8:00 PM.