Horan Throws No-Hitter for Reds, Game Suspended in 7th Inning in Lexington

Matt Horan threw  a no-hitter when the Reds edged the Arlington Trojans 1-0 in Watertwon. Horan was perfect through 5 and 2/3’s and gave up just one walk on the night. It was the Reds fist no-hitter since Scott Lueders no-hit the Mooney Dental Tanners on June 9th, 2014.
The game was completed in just one hour and 25 minutes. Kyle Lavigne had all three of Watertown’s hits and scored on a groundout by Will Brennan in the first inning. Horan raised his record to 3-0 on the season.

Due to issues with the water sprinkler system in Lexington, Thursday’s Andre Chiefs at Lexington Blue Sox game was suspended.

The game was stopped in the bottom of the seventh inning with the Chiefs leading 4-2. The Chiefs scored three runs in the top of the seventh to take the 4-2 lead.

At the time the game was suspended, Thomas Russo was batting with a 1-2 count, 0 outs, and nobody on base. The game will be resumed at that point at a date to be announced.

Freni K’s 16 for Chiefs, Smeglin Sharp for Melrose, Blue Sox & Merchants Win

Jared Freni struck out 16 batters and fired a two-hitter when the Chiefs beat the Somerville Royals 8-1 on Wednesday at Maplewood. Mike Andre went 3-4 and added four RBI’s, Peter Copa 2-3 with two RBI’s, and Johnny Welch had two doubles for the Chiefs. Freni raised his record to 3-1 with the win.

Kyle Devin drove in Nick Herzog in the bottom of the first inning with the game’s only run when the Americans shutout the Arlington Trojans 1-0 at Morelli. Shawn Smeglin (1-1) allowed just three hits in six innings to record the win. Mike Peters worked the seventh to pick up his first save.

In Lexington, Edaurdo Soto delivered a bases loaded single in the bottom of the eighth inning when the Blue Sox walked off with a 4-3 extra inning win over the Reading Bulldogs. Jeff Blout (1-0) picked up the win in relief of Kelvin Guzman.

The Wakefield Merchants overcame a 7-1 third inning deficit when they scored nine unanswered runs, including eight in the top of the fifth inning, on the way to a 10-7 win over the Reds in Watertown. Bobby Losanno led the way at the plate with three hits while Scott Searles and Dillion Koster added two each. The Reds built their lead on home runs from Dan Chaisson and Chris Lanzilli. Steve Keskinidis (2-0) got the win and Joseph Maguire recorded his third save.


Thunderstorms PPD Tuesday’s Lexington at Somerville Contest

Heavy thunderstorms in Somerville have postponed Tuesday’s Blue Sox at Royals game that was scheduled for Trum Field 8:15 PM.

It was the only game on tonight’s ICL slate.

No make-up date has been announced.

Bulldogs, Royals & Merchants Get Monday Night Wins

The Reading Bulldogs scored seven runs in the top of the 6th inning, breaking open a 3-3 game, on the way to a 10-3 win over the Americans in Melrose. Ryan Wolfsberg hit a homer, and Nick Berno, Kevin Marciano, Chris Bosco, Rosario Missiti and Corey DiLoreto each had two hits for the Bulldogs. Kyle Devin had a home run for the Americans. Max Mardany (2-0) picked up the win.

Jonathan Richard tossed a complete game five-hitter when the Somerville Royals edged the Watertown Reds 2-1 at Victory Field. Chris Esposito and Nick Valdario had the RBI’s for the Royals. Richard (1-2) struck out four.

At Maplewood, the Wakefield Merchants scored six times in the top of the first inning to beat the Andre Chiefs 6-3. Mike Sorrentino had a perfect 3 for 3 night at the plate, Scott Searles added two hits, and Mark Webber and Josh Band each had two RBI’s for the Merchants. Andrew Auld (1-0) went five innings to get the win.

The Lexington Blue Sox visit the Royals at Trum Field in Somerville at 8:15 PM in the only ICL game that is scheduled for Tuesday.

Blue Sox Win in Wakefield, Royals Shutout Trojans, Bulldogs Top Americans

Thomas Russo had three hits, Ross Curley and Dorian Rojas two each, and Justin Silvestro and Alex Voitik a couple of RBI’s apiece, when the Lexington Blue Sox beat the Merchants 10-2 in Wakefield. The Blue Sox broke open a 2-2 fifth inning tie by scoring three times in the the sixth and then added five more runs in the seventh. Borja Jones-Berasaluce (1-0) picked up the win in relief of veteran Matt Karis.

In Somerville, Wyatt Stanley (1-0), Paul Pollano, and Soren Hanson combined on a two-hitter when the Royals edged the Arlington Trojans 1-0 at Trum Field. Sean Harrington drove in Brian Campbell in the bottom of the fourth inning with the game’s only run.

At Endicott College, Colby Morris (2-1) went six innings to get the win, and Max Mardany picked up his second save, when the Reading Bulldogs topped the Melrose Americans 3-1.  Ryan Wolfsberg knocked in a couple of runs for Reading and Chris Bosco drove in the third run. Kyle Autilio (0-2) pitched well for the Americans but took the loss.

ICL’s Annual Jerie DeAngelis Memorial Day of Baseball Starts at 11:00 AM on Saturday


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 features all  eight Intercity League teams.

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. 

Merchants Edge Royals in 8th, Sox-Reds Tie, Annual ICL Raffle is Tonight in Woburn

The Wakefield Merchants scored a run in the top of the eighth to take a 7-6 extra inning win over the Somerville Royals at Trum Field. Bobby Losanno, Mike Sorrentino, Mark Webber, Chris Butler and Vin Nardone, all had two hits each for the Merchants. George Crowley and Luke Ronchi both had a couple of hits and two RBI’s each for the Royals. Spencer Meyer (1-1) picked up the win in relief of Joseph Maguire.

In Watertown, the Lexington Blue Sox and the Reds played to a 1-1 tie. The game was halted after 8 1/2 innings due to a curfew. Bill Sullivan went the distance for the Reds and allowed eight hits while striking out nine. The Blue Sox trio of Ryan Filipowoicz, Rob DeFranco, and Jeff Blount, surrendered only five hits and struck out seven. Chris Lanzilli gave the Reds a 1-0 fourth inning lead when he plated Will Brennan (single) with a fielder’s choice. The Blue Sox tied the game in the top of the fifth on singles from Thomas Russo, Jeff Costello, and Aaron Barbosa.

There are no ICL games on the Friday schedule due to the annual Raffle/Chinese Food Buffet that will take place at the Woburn Sons of Italy starting at 6:00 PM.


Xirinachs Throws 12K 1-Hitter for Merchants, Chiefs Beat Reds 3-1

Steve Xirinachs (1-1)  threw a one-hitter, striking out a dozen, when the Wakefield Merchants shutout the Arlington Trojans 1-0 at Walsh Field on Wednesday. Mike Sorrentino drove in Bobby Losanno with the only run of the game with a third inning single.

At Maplewood, Jared Freni threw a seven strikeout three-hitter, out dueling Dante Padovani, when the Andre Chiefs beat the Watertown Reds 3-1. Johnny Welch drove in two of the Chiefs runs with a first inning homer. Tony Serino drove in the other run with a RBI single. Will Brennan had two of the Reds hits .

Reading Bulldogs

DeDonato’s 7 RBI’s Lead Reading to 14-2 Win at Trum

Mike DeDonato had a homer, two doubles,  and an ICL season high seven RBI’s, to lead the Reading Bulldogs to a 14-2 win over the Somerville Royals at Trum Field. Darren Hartwell with three hits, and Johnny Hayes and Chris Seidl with two each, led the Bulldogs’ 13 hit assault. Jack Theriault (1-2) went five innings to get the win. George Crowley had a couple of hits, including a double, for the Royals.

On Wednesday, the Arlington Trojans visit the Wakefield Merchants at Walsh Field at 6:00 PM and the Andre Chiefs host the Watertown Reds at Maplewood (Malden Cathoilc) at 8:15 PM.

Americans Walk Off with 7-6 Win, Keskinidis Throws 4-Hitter, Chiefs’ Clegg Beats Blue Sox

Malcolm Nachmanoff had two hits, including a double, and three RBI’s, to lead the Americans to a wild 7-6 comeback win over the Watertown Reds at Morelli Field. The Americans scored four times in bottom of the seventh inning to take the walk off win. The Reds tallied three runs in top of the inning to break a 3-3 tie and take a 6-3 lead. Ronnie Luke (1-0) got the win when he recorded the last out in Reds’ seventh. Hunter Boyce added two RBI’s for the now 4-2 Americans.

At Endicott College,  Steve Keskinidis (1-0) threw a complete game four-hitter to get the Wakefield Merchants past the Reading Bulldogs 4-1.  Bobby Losanno had three hits, including a triple, and Mark Webber had a double and a single, and Mike Sorrentino recorded a double and a couple of RBI’s  for the Merchants. Darren Hartwell had two of the Bulldogs four hits as Colby Morris (0-1) took the loss.

The Chiefs broke open a 1-1 game, sending ten batters to the plate and scoring six fifth inning runs, on the way to beating the Lexington Blue Sox 7-3 at Maplewood. Mitchell Clegg (1-0) scattered three hits and struck out seven in six innings to chalk up the win. Mike Gedman hit a two run homer and Johnny Welch and Mike Andre had RBI’s to lead the Chiefs. Chris Law (0-1), in relief of Drew Leenhouts, took the loss.