Lexington, MA– Lefthander Evan Walsh set an all-time Intercity League record when he struck out 20 batters in a 7-0 Andre Chiefs win over the Reading Bulldogs on Saturday at Lexington High. Walsh’s gem included a nine pitch, three strikeout “immaculate inning” to close the game out in the bottom of the seventh. The only hit Walsh allowed was a centerfield single to Tyler Cedeno with two outs in the bottom of the third inning.

It was the first of four games played in the ICL’s annual Jerie DeAngelis Memorial Day of Baseball.

The previous strikeout record was set by Chiefs’ righty Jared Freni who struck 17 batters on August 6, 2010 in a 3-0 win over Mooney Dental at Ferullo Field in Woburn.

The Chiefs gave their southpaw a 2-0 lead in the second inning. Veteran catcher Nick Leva, making his first appearance of the year, singled home rookies Gino DeSimone (single) and Evan Reynolds (error).

The lead doubled to 4-0 in the top of the fifth. Leva walked, Walsh reached on an error, and Tony Serino drew another walk to load the bases. Reading starter Anthony Sapenza (0-1) took a big step to escape the jam when he got Andrew Caulfield to bounce into a 1-2-3 doubleplay. Matt Nuzzo saw to it that the Chiefs wouldn’t come away empty handed when he plated both Serino and Walsh with a two run double.

The Chiefs added three more runs in the top of the seventh against Brandon Mullarkey on consecutive doubles by Serino and Caulfield, that followed a Leva walk and a throwing error.

Walsh allowed four baserunners on the day. Cedeno’s single in the third and walks in the second, fourth and sixth. He threw 107 pitches, 70 for strikes. The former Bentley standout raised his season record to 2-0. He went six innings to get the win against the Bulldogs on June 5. In that game he allowed four hits and struck out 10.

Walsh, an Arlington MA native, began his career with 2014 ICL Championship edition of the Chiefs fresh out  of Arlington Catholic. Following the 2015 season, when he made nine appearances and posted a 3.50 ERA in 16 innings, he moved on to play for the Arlington Trojans in both the 2016 & 2017 campaigns. Walsh returned to the Chiefs last season when he went 4-3 in eight starts with an ERA of 2.46. He graduated from Bentley University in 2017. While pitching for the Falcons he recorded an 11-17 record in 48 appearances (27 starts) during his college career.

Annual Jerie DeAngelis Memorial Day of Baseball Starts Today at 11:00 AM


The Lexington Blue Sox annually host the Jerie DeAngelis Memorial Day of Baseball. Jerie was and will always remain a vital part of the Blue Sox organization. In recognition and honor of Jerie, the annual Day of Baseball will feature eight Intercity League teams this year.

Jerie DeAngelis’ imprint is evident, and her unconquerable spirit continues to exist and flourish, throughout the Blue Sox Baseball Program. The design of the uniforms, hats, sweatsuits, windbreakers, tee shirts, team bags, and other gear are Jerie’s creation. The Blue Sox logos, for which there are many, were designed by Jerie with precision. The Blue Sox’s 1998 Intercity league Championship Rings bear her unique imprint. Since the inception of the Blue Sox in 1995, Jerie produced the Blue Sox game programs for all home games.

More importantly, Jerie cared about and helped the Blue Sox players off the diamond. She assisted and advised players with their career decisions, she fed players at planned and impromptu dinners and hosted team parties. Friendships were formed between Jerie and players’ wives, mothers and girl friends. Those bonds will never be broken.

In addition to her significant and meaningful work with the Blue Sox, Jerie had a passion for amateur athletics in Lexington. She was a Lexington High School Basketball and Baseball Booster and was instrumental in the Lexington Babe Ruth program. Jerie was also a Trustee of Curry College. She assisted numerous high school athletes with their college plans and financial aid decisions. In 1998 she was the recipient of the Lexington High School Basketball Boosters Award in recognition of her outstanding support of that program. Curry College also awarded Jerie an honorary Doctor of Education degree at its 1998 Commencement.

In 1995, the Blue Sox set out to put together an organization which would represent the Town of Lexington in a first class manner in the competitive Intercity League. That goal was achieved thanks in large part to Jerie’s work and concern. Her graphic designs, advice and counsel evidence her commitment to the Town. Along with Dick Perry, Larry Kohler, Nick Santosuosso and Rick DeAngelis, Jerie was an important part of the efforts to improve the Center Field Baseball facility. Jerie was a key contributor to the Lexington Lights Project at the center Field Diamond.

ICL Reschedules Raffle Drawing Date

Lexington, MA– There is still time to get your ICL raffle tickets!!!

Due to the number of recent postponements because of rain, the ICL has decided to reschedule the drawing of the winner of the 2019 raffle until after July 1.

The rescheduling of the raffle will give ICL supporters additional time to purchase tickets and players more time to return them. Many teams have experienced numerous rainouts over the last few weeks. Many players have not had the opportunity to meet with their respective teams and return their tickets.

A new date for the raffle drawing will be announced next week.

The ICL’ s Board of Directors thanks our fans for their ongoing support.

Thursday’s Reading at Lexington Game has been Postponed

Lexington, MA– Today’s heavy rain has caused the postponement of the Reading Bulldogs at Lexington Blue Sox game that was scheduled for Lexington High at 8;00 PM.

It was the only game on the ICL schedule.

Weather permitting, the ICL will try again on Friday when the Somerville Royals will travel to Maplewood Park to meet the Malden Maddogs at 7:45 PM.


Merchants, Blue Sox & Alibrandis Take Wednesday Wins

Bobby Losanno, Tyler Lyne, Anthony Cecere and Bryant Dana had two hits each, and Scott Searles added a double and two RBI, when the Merchants held off the Malden Maddogs 8-6 in Wakefield. The Maddogs made things interesting when they scored six times in the top of the seventh. Joseph Maguire stayed perfect at 3-0 throwing five innings of three hit ball with six K’s.

In Melrose, the Lexington Blue Sox pulled away from the Americans 9-3 at Morelli Field. The Sox got homers from Ross Curley, Julian Alvarez and Zach Stevens to pace their 16 hit attack. Borja Jones-Berasaluce (1-0) picked up the win. Dave Center stayed hot for the Americans going a perfect 3-3 with a double.

Alibrandis erased a 2-0 Andre Chiefs lead to take a 4-2 win at Maplewood. Sean Sullivan (2-0) picked up the win while Brian Tanguy chalked up his second save. Juan Parra and Teddy Dziuba each had two hits and an RBI for Alibrandis. Zack Kirby (1-1) took the loss for the Chiefs despite striking out 13 batters.

The Blue Sox host the Reading Bulldogs at Lexington High in the only game on the Thursday ICL schedule.

Alibrandis Take 6-3 Road Win Over Maddogs

Chris Costa and Ryan Corriveau combined on a five-hitter, striking out eight, to get Alibrandis past the Malden Maddogs 6-3 at Maplewood. Alibrandis scored three times in the top of the sixth inning to gain the win. Blaine McLean struck out six in four innings for Malden while Ben Burke (0-1) took the loss.

Both the Chiefs-Blue Sox game in Lexington and the Bulldogs-Royals contest at Trum Field were washed out.

On Wednesday, the Maddogs meet the Wakefield Merchants at Walsh Field at 6:00 PM, the Americans host the Blue Sox at Morelli Field at 7:30 PM, and Alibrandis visits the Chiefs at Maplewood at 8:00 PM.

Americans & Chiefs Gain Monday Wins

Ronnie Luke and John Witkowski combined on a five-hiiter when the Americans beat the Wakefield Merchants 5-1 in Melrose on Monday night. Charlie Huegi, Nick Cordeau and Jackson Stanton each had two hits for the Americans. Luke (1-0) went four innings to get the win while Witkowski worked the final three frames to record the long save. Greg Johnson (0-1) took the loss for the Merchants.

At Maplewood, the Andre Chiefs got a solo homer from Matt Nuzzo and a two RBI triple from Ben Waldrip on the way to a 4-2 win over the Somerville Royals. Lefty Tim Dunphy (2-0) scattered seven hits in six innings to pick up his second win of the season. Closer David Kerns worked a hitless seventh to chalk up his third save. Ryan Noone picked up two hits and a RBI for the Royals. Seattle Mariners product Paul Covelle (0-1) was tagged with the loss despite striking out seven in five innings.

Three ICL games are on the Tuesday night  schedule. Alibrandis travels to Maplewood to visit the Malden Maddogs at 7:45 PM, the Chiefs meet the Blue Sox in Lexington at 8:00 PM and the Royals host the Reading Bulldogs at Trum Field at 8:30 PM.

Sunday’s Merchants-Maddogs Game is Postponed

Sunday’s rain has caused the postponement of the Father’s Day makeup game that was scheduled between the Malden Maddogs and the Wakefield Merchants at Walsh Field.

Two ICL games are on the Monday calendar. The Americans host the Merchants at Morelli Field in Melrose at 7:30 PM and the Somerville Royals visit the Andre Chiefs at Maplewood at 8:00 PM.

Americans & Blue Sox Take Week Ending Wins

Dave Center blasted a homer and Ian Libby had three RBI’s to lead the Melrose Americans past the Somerville Royals 10-3 on Friday night at Morelli Field. Chris Mitchell (1-1) went five solid innings to pick up the win. Elias Varinos and Nick Cordeau chipped in with two hits each for the Americans. Luke Gustavson (1-1) took the loss.

In Lexington, Dom Zaher’s bases clearing double in the bottom of the second inning was the difference when the Blue Sox beat the Wakefield Merchants 4-1. Mike Geanellis (1-1) earned his first win of the season striking out six in five innings. Junior Pena picked up the save. James McNamara (0-2) had six K’s in 5.2 innings but suffered the loss.

There are no ICL games on Saturday.

On Sunday, the Merchants and Malden Maddogs meet at Walsh Field in Wakefield in a 3:00 PM makeup game.

Chiefs-Americans Thursday Game is PPD, Merchants Win on Wednesday

Thursday night’s Chiefs-Americans game that was scheduled for Morelli Field in Melrose has been rained out.
It was the only contest on the ICL slate.

Last night the Merchants beat the Somerville Royals in Wakefield behind the pitching of Joseph Maguire (2-0). Maguire scattered four hits and struck out five in five innings. Jake Nardone, Kevin Lucey, Colin Jaena and Bryant Dana each knocked in a couple of runs for the Merchants.

On Friday the Americans host the Royals at Morelli Field at 7:30 PM and Merchants visit the Blue Sox in Lexington at 8:00 PM.