Alibrandis Beats Blue Sox 4-1, Bulldogs Sweep Chiefs

Matt Horan (3-3) struck out 11 batters and went the distance to pitch Alibrandis past the Blue Sox 4-1 in Lexington. Bobby Barrett tripled home two runs and Teddy Dziuba and David Lightbody each had RBI singles.

At Maplewood, the Reading Bulldogs took both ends of a doubleheader from the Andre Chiefs 4-0 and 5-1. Anthony Sapenza (1-2) struck out nine and allowed only three hits in the opener. Chris Bosco led the way with three hits, including a double, and two RBI’s. In the nightcap, Andrew Moccia (2-2) surrendered just five hits in six innings to get the win. Chris Bosco, Mike Taylor and Copper Marengi all had RBI’s and Darren Hartwell added two hits for the winners.

Sunday’s ICL Highlights: Bulldogs Win, Merchants Split Three Team DH at Walsh

Zac Talis and Dan Baker both homered when the Reading Bulldogs beat the Soemrville Royals 9-7 in nine innings at Trum. Brendan McDonald added two hits, including a double, and two RBI’s for the Bulldogs. Max Mardany (2-0) struck out four and didn’t allow a hit over the final two innings to grab the win.

In Wakefield, the Merchants split a three team doubleheader, losing to Alibrandis in the opener 5-2 and then came back to beat the Melrose Americans 3-0 in game two.

Stanley DeMartinis had homer and four RBI’s to lead Alibrandis to the afternoon win. Ryan Corriveau (6-1) picked up the win going five innings while Anthony DelPrete chalked up the save.

Joseph Maguire (6-3) fired a complete game five-hitter to lead the Merchants to the 3-0 game two win over the Americans. Jon Luders and Bobby Losanno had two hits each for the Merchants. Ian Libby had two of the Americans’ five hits.

On Monday the Chiefs host the Bulldogs in a doubleheader at Maplewood starting at 6:45 PM and Alibrandis visits the Blue Sox in Lexington at 8:00 PM.

Austin Masel Wins Cape Cod League’s 10th Player Award

Congratulations to Melrose Americans’ Austin Masel who received the Manny Robello 10th player award in the Cape Cod League this summer. The outfielder played with the Falmouth Commodores and batted .371.

Masel began his ICL career with the Americans in 2014 and has appeared in 67 games for the Melrose club over that time span.

Austin is the son of 2013 ICL Hall of Fame inductee Alex Masel.

He will be entering his senior year at Holy Cross this Fall.

Merchants Win 9-4 in Lone Friday Game

Tyler Lyne  had three hits and a couple of RBI’s to lead the Wakefield Merchants to a 9-4 win over the Maddogs in Malden. It was the only ICL game scheduled on Friday. Mike Sorrentino and Jon Luders each chipped in with two hits and Dillon Koster had two RBI’s to pace the Merchants’ 11 hit offense. Mike Andrews (2-1) allowed six hits in six innings to get the win.

Blue Sox Clinch Share of ICL Pennant, Royals Walk off with 4-3 Win

The Lexington Blue Sox moved to 19-4-1, and clinched at least a share of first place, in a 5-2 win over the Andre Chiefs at Maplewood. Junior Pena (2-0) picked up the win allowing five hits and striking out eight in five innings. Jake Vesling struck out four in two innings as the Blue Sox duo combined for a dozen K’s. Julian Alvarez went a perfect 4 for 4 with a double and an RBI and Morgan Brown added three hits and a couple of RBI’s. Tony Serino had three of the Chiefs’ nine hits. Tim Dunphy (3-3) allowed only one earned run in five innings but took the loss.

Blaise Cormier had three RBI’s, and Graham Smith and John Collette had two hits each, when the Somerville Royals walked off with a 4-3 win over the Malden Maddogs in a game that was played at Lexington High. Jonathan Richard (2-5) got the win with two innings of work in relief of starter Cal Carroll. Malden’s Logan Gillis (0-1) was tagged with the loss.

All of Wednesday’s ICL Games Have Been PPD

Torrential downpours have caused the postponement of all three ICL games that were scheduled on Wednesday evening.

The Reading-Wakefeld game at Walsh Field, the Lexington-Melrose game at Morelli, and the Andre Chiefs-Somerville game at Trum have all been rained out.

The Andre Chiefs at Somerville game will be made up on Tuesday, August 6th at Trum Field at 8:30 PM. No dates for the other two rainouts have been announced as yet.

Chiefs, Merchants & Blue Sox Win Tuesday’s ICL Battles

Evan Reynolds went 3-3, including a homer and four RBI’s, to lead the Andre Chiefs to a 8-4 win over Alibrandis at Victory Field. Nate Witkowski (1-0) got the win with two innings of work in relief of starter Nick Remy. Andrew Caulfield supplied the game winner with a bases clearing triple in the seventh. Veteran Dave Lightbody had two of Alibrandis six hits.

The Wakefield Merchants unleashed a 13 hit attack and in the process thumped the Malden Maddogs 13-1 at Maplewood. Chris Butler led the way at the plate with three hits and three RBI’s and Steve Rizzuto added a solo homer. Colin Jaena (1-0) allowed just five hits in six innings to record the win.

At Trum, the front running Lexington Blue Sox improved to 18-4-1 on the season in a 10-4 win over the Somerville Royals. The Blue Sox came up with their biggest inning of the season when the first 10 batters reached base and they scored seven runs in the top of the third inning. Ross Curley had two hits and three RBI’s to lead the Lexington offense, which received 15 walks from Royals’ pitching. Mike Geannelis (4-1) went five innings, striking out ten, to grab the win. Blaise Cormiers had two hits and a couple of RBI’s for the Royals.


Maddogs, Alibrandis & Blue Sox Grab Monday Wins

The Malden Maddogs scored in every inning but the third on the way to a 14-7 win over the Americans in Melrose. Levine Elias Fhagen-Smith (2-0-1) got the win in relief of starter Zak Levine.

Chris Costa (2-0) fired a four-hitter, striking out 10, when Alibrandis beat the Andre Chiefs 4-1 at Maplewood. Juan Parra, Ryan Lueng and James Cramphin had two hits each for the winners. Mike Gedman hit a solo homer for the Chiefs. Zach Kirby (4-4) also struck out ten but took the loss.

The Blue Sox erased a 2-0 deficit, then broke a 2-2 seventh inning tie, and walked off with a 3-2 over the Reading Bulldogs in Lexington. Ross Curley scored the winning run on Julian Alvarez’ fielders choice for the Blue Sox first walk-off of the season. Borja Jones-Berasaluce (4-0) picked up the win with an inning of scoreless relief.

Alibrandis & Royals Both Sweep, Merchants Win 1-0

Alibrandis took both ends of a doubleheader in Reading 7-5 & 2-1. Teddy Dziuba had three RBI’s and Juan Parra, Mike Maguire and Jake Miller had two hits each in the opener. Ryan Corriveau (5-1) went five innings to get the win. In game two, Matt Horan (2-3) went the distance and struck out nine as Mark Addesa and James Cramphin drove in the runs.

The Royals swept the Melrose Americans 12-1 & 4-1 at Trum Field. Martin Marintchev homered and Josh Desai (3-0) picked up the win in game one. In the nightcap, Paul Covelle (2-2) struck out 14 batters in six innings complete the Royals sweep.

In Wakefield, James Maguire (5-2) outdueled Evan Walsh (2-2) when the Merchants edged the Andre Chiefs 1-0. Jon Luders fifth inning single drove home Ryan Collins with the game’s only run. Maguire struck out nine and allowed only four hits.

Americans Win 10-8, Blue Sox Take 6-2 Comeback on Friday

Charlie Huegi went a perfect 4 for 4, with two RBI’s, and Elias Varinos added three hits, including a double, when the Melrose Americans outslugged the Maddogs 10-8 in Malden on Friday night. Jason Giagrande (1-0) picked up his first win in relief of Ronnie Luke.

In Lexington, the Blue Sox scored six times in the bottom of the sixth inning to comeback and beat the Andre Chiefs 6-2. Alex Votik had a three RBI double and Ross Curley, Kyle Adie and Anderson Jimenez all had two hit games for the Blue Sox. Junior Pena (1-0) got the win with two innings of scoreless relief. Tony Serino had two hits and an RBI while Tim Dunphy (3-2) took the loss for the Chiefs.

A single game in Wakefield and two doubleheaders are on tap for Sunday in the ICL. The Chiefs visit the Merchants at Walsh at 3:00 PM while the Reading Bulldogs host Alibrandis at Morton Field in a twinbill beginning at 3:00 PM. In the other doubleheader, the Americans and Somerville Royals meet at Trum Field starting at 5:00 PM.