Americans, Merchants & Reds Win, Royals-Alibrandis Play to 3-3 Tie

John Jennings (pictured) hit a walkoff home run in bottom of the 7th inning to give the Melrose Americans a 2-1 win over the Lexington Blue Sox at Morelli.  The Americans tied the game in the sixth on Will Shackleford’s RBI single, scoring Dan Cacciola. Lexington took a 1-0 lead in the first on an RBI single by Julian Alvarez that brought in Thomas Russo, who had doubled.  Kyle Autillo pitched seven strong innings, scattering eight hits and striking out two to get the win.

Ryan Collins had three hits and Dillon Koster and Paul McGunigle had two RBI’s each to lead the Wakefield Merchants past the Malden Maddogs at Walsh. Joseph Maguire (3-0) went four innings in relief to pick up his third straight win of the season.

At Maplewood, the Watertown Reds broke open a close game, scoring six runs in the top of the seventh to send the Andre Chiefs down to their fourth straight defeat 11-4. Worth Walrod (3-0) went six innings to get the win while Jared Freni (3-1) took the loss.

The Somerville Royals and Alibrandis played to a 3-3 nine inning tie at Trum Field.

Thursday’s Reading vs. Alibrandis game, that was scheduled in Lexington, has been postponed due a field conflict.

Maddogs, Blue Sox & Reds Take Tuesday Wins

Kennedy Wilson’s bases loaded double in the first inning proved to be enough when the Maddogs beat the Andre Chiefs 3-1 in Malden. Blaine McLean (1-0) picked up the win and Ricky Alexy got the save. Josh Desai (0-1) and Tim Dunphy faced the minimum 17 batters over the last 5.2 innings despite taking the loss. Leivi Ventura hit his second homer of the year for the Chiefs.

Taylor Ferguson went 4-for-4 with 3 RBI and two runs scored to pace the Lexington Blue Sox to an 8-3 win over the Somerville Royals at Trum Field. Richie Burgos hit his second home run in as many nights and had three hits. Julian Alvarez (2 RBI) and Derlin Tejada each added two hits for the Blue Sox. Matt Karis (1-0) pitched five innings for his first win of 2018. He struck out six and scattered six hits. Rob Caggiano had a solo homer for Somerville and Nick Valdoro and Andrew Ashworth each had an RBI single.

Mike Samko had three hits, that included two doubles, and four RBI’s to lead the Watertown Reds over the Wakefield Merchants 8-4 at Bentley University. Matt Horan (4-0) stayed perfect on the year going the distance and striking out nine. Dillon Koster had three of the Merchants’ seven hits.

On Wednesday, the Merchants host the Maddogs in Wakefield at 6:00 PM, the Blue Sox visit the Americans at Morelli at 7:30 PM, the Chiefs and Reds meet at Maplewood at 8:00 PM, and Alibrandis and the Royals battle at Trum Field in Somerville at 8:15 PM.

Lexington Blue Sox

Blue Sox Win 9-7, Other ICL Games Suspended or PPD on Monday

Richie Burgos had two hits, scored three runs, and added four RBI’s, that included his first home run of the year, to lead the Lexington Blue Sox to a 9-7 victory over the Andre Chiefs in a rain delayed game at Maplewood. The Blue Sox received 12 walks and a hit batsman with eight of them either scoring or driving in a run. Ben Waldrip had two solo homers and Johnny Welch and Juan Portes also had home runs for the Chiefs. Drew Leenhouts (2-1) picked up the win while Evan Walsh (0-1) took the loss.

The Wakefield Merchants-Albrandis game in Lexington was suspended due to rain in the third inning with no score.

The Reading Bulldogs at Melrose Americans game, scheduled for Morelli Field, was rained out.

On Tuesday, the Merchants visit the Watertown Reds at Bentley University at 6:00 PM and the Malden Bulldogs will meet the Chiefs at Maplewood in a 7:45 PM start.

ICL Annual Raffle is Set for June 29th in Waltham

We are reaching out to everyone to let you know the league is having a event on June 29th at the Son’s of Italy in Waltham at 6:00 PM. This is the first year that the event will be held in Waltham. For the past several years the raffle was held at the Son’s of Italy in Woburn.

We will be raffling off $10,000 and we want you to be part of it.     
If interested in participating, a raffle ticket is $100.00 to enter and we will get you a ticket.
You do not need to be present for the raffle, but if you are one the final 10 tickets left, you will be called.
Lets hope you get the call!!!
We will provide Chinese food as well and many other money prizes and raffles.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
For information please contact:
Orazio Azzarello
Fundraising Chairman
Intercity League Baseball

Blue Sox Edge Reds 2-1, Alibrandis Beats Royals at Trum 5-1

Andrew Selima’s pinch-hit double in the bottom of the sixth scored Richie Burgos with the winning run when the Blue Sox edged the Watertown Reds 2-1 in Lexington.. Burgos reached on an error that allowed Taylor Ferguson (HB) to score the tying run.
Cassey Bussone improved to 2-0 with a complete game five hitter. He struck out five and walked one. Nate Beck (0-1) gave up six hits, two unearned runs and struck out nine in the complete game loss.

In other Friday night action, Alibrandis beat the Somerville Royals 5-1.

Americans take 12-6 Comeback Win, Royals Beat Maddogs 5-1

The Americans sent 11 men to the plate in the fifth inning, scoring seven runs, on the way to a 12-6 comeback win over the Andre Chiefs at Morelli Field. Chris Hopkins had a homer and two doubles, John Jennings three hits and two RBI’s, and Dave Center two hits that included a two-run homer.
Peter Copa and Leivi Ventura had home runs to help the Chiefs build a 6-2 third inning lead. Aran Hamilton-Grenham (1-0) got the win while Shawn Smeglin recorded his second save of the year.

At Trum Field, Brady Chant had two hits and James McConville two RBI’s to lead the Somerville Royals to 5-1 win over the Malden Maddogs. Paul Covelle (1-0) allowed just two hits in five innings, striking out seven, to get the win.

Alibrandis and the Maddogs will meet at East Boston Stadium on Thursday at 8:00 PM in the lone ICL game on the schedule.

Chiefs, Blue Sox & Reds in Tuesday Win Column

Jared Freni allowed three singles and struck out 13 to lead the Chiefs to a 2-0 shutout win over the Somerville Royals at Trum Field. Shande Stande and Mike Burgoyne had the Chiefs RBI’s. Freni (pictured left) went to 3-0 with the win while Ryan Covelle (1-1) took the loss.

In Malden, the Lexington Blue Sox got three innings of shutout relief from Drew Leenhouts (1-1) to beat the Maddogs 6-2. Julian Alvarez homered for the Blue Sox while Ethan Harris hit his second homer of the year for Malden.

The Watertown Reds moved to 5-1 on the season when they edged Alibrandis 5-4 in a contest that was played at Lexington High.

On Wednesday, the Reading Bulldogs visit the Wakefield Merchants at Walsh Field at 6:00 PM, the Chiefs and Americans meet at Morelli Field in Melrose at 7:30 PM, and the Royals host the Maddogs at Trum Field at 8:15 PM.

Americans Win, Merchants & Bulldogs Play to 5-5 Tie

Chris Mitchell (2-0) went five innings to grab the win, and Shawn Smeglin retired the last six batters of the game in a row to get the save, when the Melrose Americans knocked off the Andre Chiefs 4-1 at Maplewood on Monday night.  Charlie Huegi with a couple of doubles had two of the Americans five hits. Tony Serino accounted for two of the Chiefs’ five hits. Tim Dunphy (0-1) took the loss.

At Endicott, the Wakefield Merchants and Reading Bulldogs played to a 5-5 nine inning deadlock. Dillon Koster had two hits and a couple of RBI’s and Bobby Lossano two doubles for Wakefield. Darren Hartwell led the Bulldogs with two hits and an RBI.

On Tuesday, the Lexington Blue Sox visit the Malden Maddogs at Maplewood at 8, the Watertown Reds and Alibrandis will now meet at 8 at Lexington High, in a game switched from Ferullo Field, and the Chiefs and Somerville Royals play at Trum Field at 8:15 PM.

Blue Sox, Bulldogs & Reds Take Sunday Wins

The Lexington Blue Sox got six strong innings from Tony Annino (pictured) to beat the Merchants in Wakefield 7-2. Annino (1-0) who struck out seven and allowed six hits, got offensive support from Richie Burgos (3 hits, 2 RBI), Aaron Barbosa (3 hits, RBI) and Thomas Russo and Gary Goolsby who had two hits each. Dillon Koster and Paul McGonigle each had RBI singles for the Merchants. Mike Andrews (1-1) took the loss.

At Endicott, the Reading Bulldogs needed nine innings to walk off with a 4-3 over the visiting Somerville Royals. Jack Theriault (1-0) got the win allowing just one hit in three innings in relief of Alex Mandrus. Joey Hodapp and Jonathan Rodriguez had two hits each and Jeff Roy added a triple for Reading. Ryan Noone had three of the Royals’ six hits and Nick Valdario had two RBI’s.

In Watertown, the Reds moved to 4-1 on the season with a 5-2 win over the Melrose Americans.  Worth Walrod (2-0) went six innings to get the win while Pat Maher chalked up the save. Kyle LaVigne, Logan Gillis, Blake Miller, Blaise Cormier and Ben Johnson had RBI’s for the Reds. Charlie Huegi had two of the Americans’ seven hits. Jamie Weiss (0-1) took the loss.

The Americans visit the Chiefs at Maplewood and the Bulldogs host the Merchants at Endicott on Monday night. Both games start at 8:00 PM.

Tony Annino -Lexington Blue Sox

Malden Maddogs

Malden Maddogs Get First ICL Win in Lexington

Ethan Harris’ solo homer in the top of the eighth inning produced the winning run when the Malden Maddogs won their first ICL game in a 3-2 extra-innings win over the Blie Sox in Lexington.  It was the only game on Friday’s schedule.

Pete Maltzen’s two RBI single in the first inning gave the Maddogs an early 2-0 lead.
The Blue Sox tied the game on a fifth inning John Putress single and a Richie Burgos sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh.

Joe Klingensmith (1-0) picked up the win while Nick Godfroy (0-1) was tagged with the loss.

There are no games scheduled on Saturday.