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.

Bulldogs & Blue Sox Take Monday Wins

The Reading Bulldogs scored single runs in each of the first three frames and Jack Wallace (2-1) struck out eight in five innings in a 3-2 win over the Melrose Americans at Morelli Field. Zac Tallis and Chris Bosco each had two hits for Reading while Darren Hartwell and Chris Webster both had RBI’s. Jack Theriault worked a scoreless sixth and Max Mardany struck out the side in the seventh to register his second save. Jackson Stanton drove in both of the Melrose runs with a fifth inning single. Shawn Smeglin (0-3) surrendered just one earned run in five innings but took the loss.

The Blue Sox came from behind, scoring a run in the third then adding four more in the fourth, on the way to a 6-3 win over the Andre Chiefs in Lexington.
Ross Curley had a double and a single along with two RBI’s to lead the Blue Sox. Jake Vesling (1-0) went five innings to get the win and Manny Delcarmen picked up his third save. Steve Passatempo and Ben Waldrip each smacked solo homers for the Chiefs. Zack Kirby (2-3) took the loss despite allowing just two earned runs and striking out eight.

On Tuesday, the Bulldogs host the Wakefield Merchants at Morton Field in Reading at 6:00 PM, Alibrandis entertains the Americans at Victory Field in Watertown and the Blue Sox visit the Malden Maddogs at Maplewood both at 7:45 PM.

The Chiefs-Somerville Royals game at Trum Field has been postponed and rescheduled for July 31 due to a field conflict. There is an ongoing Babe Ruth Tournament at the Somerville diamond this evening.

Blue Sox Edge Bulldogs 3-1 as ICL Play Resumes after Holiday Break

Drew Leenhouts, Borja Jones-Bersaluce and Manny Delcarmen combined on a four-hitter when the Lexington Blue Sox scored three times in the fourth inning and went on to beat the Bulldogs 3-1 in Reading. Leenhouts (1-0) got his first win of the season while Delcarmen chalked up his second save. Andrew Moccia (1-1) took the loss in relief of Gabe Van Emon for the Bulldogs who also allowed only four hits.

On Monday, the Americans host the Bulldogs in Melrose at 7:30 PM and the Andre Chiefs visit the Blue Sox at Lexington High at 8:00 PM.

Alibrandis, Bulldogs & Blue Sox Take Tuesday Wins

Matt Horan (1-1) went six strong innings to get win when Alibrandis beat the Andre Chiefs 6-2 at Victory Field. Juan Parra reached base three times and Dave Lightbody had a double and scored twice for the winners. R.J. Libby had a solo homer for the Chiefs while Jack Fargo (0-2) took the loss,

Darren Hartwell, Mike Taylor, Chris Webster and Matt DeBenedetto each drove in two runs when the Reading Bulldogs knocked off the Malden Bulldogs 10-7 at Maplewood. Jack Wallace (1-1) went four innings and picked up the win.

In Lexington, the Blue Sox erased a 2-0 fourth inning deficit and went on to beat the Somerville Royals 4-2. Dom Zaher’s two RBI double was the big hit when the Sox took the lead with three runs in the fifth. Matt Karis got the win while Manny Delcarmen recorded the save. Somerville jumped out to an early lead in the second inning on a two RBI double by Joe Ward.

Americans, Merchants & Blue Sox Kick-Off July with Wins

Ian Libby homered and had three RBI’s to lead the Americans to a 5-3 win over the Reading Bulldogs in Melrose. Mike Peters (1-0) went five innings to get the win. He had bullpen help from Shawn Smeglin and Chris Mitchell who worked 1.2 innings to record the save. Charlie Huegi added a double and a single while Josh Bohn and Dennis Crowley drove in the Americans’ other runs. Tyler Cedeno and Brendan McDonald each had two hits for the Bulldogs. Kyle Wollman (1-2) took the loss.

At Maplewood, the Wakefield Merchants got a two run homer from Bobby Losanno on the way to beating the Andre Chiefs 5-2. James McNamara (2-2) went 6.1 innings to get the win. Jon Luders added two hits including a double and an RBI and Chris Butler chipped in with a double and a single. Ben Waldrip gave the Chiefs a 1-0 lead in the first inning with his second homer of the year. Zach Kirby (2-2) took the loss despite striking out 13 batters in six innings while Mitchell Clegg struck out the side for the Chiefs in the seventh.

The Blue Sox made six runs in the third inning stand up in a 6-1 win over the Malden Maddogs in Lexington. Ross Curley led the way at the plate with a double and a single. Anderson Jimenez, Kyle Adie, Morgan Brown, Mitch Schroeder and Dom Zaher all drove in single runs for the Sox. Mike Geannelis (2-0) worked five innings and struck out seven to gain the win. Zak Levine (2-2) was tagged with the loss.

On Tuesday the Chiefs visit Alibrandis at Victory Field in Watertown and the Bulldogs meet the Maddogs at Maplewood, both at 7:45 PM. The Blue Sox host the Somerville Royals at Lexington High at 8:00 PM.


Alibrandis Beats Wakefield in Only Sunday Game Not PPD

Alibrandis beat the Wakefield Merchants 6-3 in a rain shortened five inning affair on Sunday at Walsh Field. It was the only ICL game that survived the torrential downpours. All other games, including the second game of the doubleheader at Walsh, were washed out. Jake Miller knocked in three of the runs while Brian Saffelle (1-0) got the win.

Three games are scheduled on Monday. The Melrose Americans host the Reading Bulldogs at Morelli at 7:30 PM, the Andre Chiefs play host to the Merchants at Maplewood at 8:00 PM, and the Malden Maddogs and the Blue Sox tangle in Lexington, also at 8:00 PM.

Alibrandis Beats Americans 3-1 in Lone Friday Game

Ryan Corriveau (3-1) tossed a complete game five-hitter, striking out eight, when Alibrandis edged the Melrose Americans 3-1 on Friday night at Morelli Field. Jake Miller paced the offense with two doubles and an RBI and Juan Parra had an RBI and reached base three times. Alibrandis tallied single runs in each of the last three innings to gain the win.

It was the only ICL game that was played on Friday. There are no ICL contests scheduled for Saturday.