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.


Bulldogs Blank Merchants 3-0, Maddogs-Blue Sox End in 2-2 Tie

Andrew Moccia tossed five innings of two-hit shutout ball, and Jack Theriault and Max Mardany each struck out the side respectively in the sixth and seventh innings, when the Reading Bulldogs shutout the Wakefield Merchants 3-0 at Morelli Field. Tyler Cedeno led the Bulldogs offense with a couple of hits that included a triple and two RBI’s. Zac Talis and Brandan McDonald chipped in with two singles each while Darren Hartwell drove in the Bulldogs third run. Moccia (1-0) struck out seven and Mardany picked up the save as the trio of Reading pitchers recorded 13 strikeouts. Greg Johnson (0-2) worked 5.1 innings but took the loss.

The Malden Maddogs and Lexington Blue Sox battled to an eight inning curfew shortened tie. The Bulldogs tied the game in the top of the seventh on a single, an error, and a pinch-hit squeeze bunt by Pet Maltzan. The Blue Sox took a 2-0 lead into the seventh inning on RBI singles by Anderson Jimenez and Kyle Adie.

The Melrose Americans host Alibrandis at Morelli Field at 7:30 PM in the only ICL game that is scheduled for Friday.

Reading Wins Big, Alibrandis Beats Royals Behind Costa’s 13K Effort

Mike Taylor had four hits, and Darren Hartwell, Cooper Marengi and Chris Webster drove in two runs each, when the Reading Bulldogs knocked off the Wakefield Merchants 12-1 at Walsh Field. Gabe Van Emon (1-0) didn’t allow a hit and struck out five in four innings to get the win. Zac Talis contributed three hits to the Bulldogs’ 15 hit offense. Joseph Maguire (3-1) suffered his first loss of the season for the Merchants.

Alibrandis scored three times in the bottom of the sixth inning, breaking a 1-1 tie, and went on to defeat the Somerville Royals 4-1 at Victory Field. Chris Costa (1-0) struck out 13 batters and allowed just two hits to grab the complete game win. Jake Miller had a double and two RBI’s and Dave Lightbody added two hits for Alibrandis. Jonathan Richard (1-3) allowed only five hits in six innings but took the loss.

On Thursday, the Bulldogs and Merchants are at it again in a 7:30 PM makeup game at Morelli Field and the Blue Sox host the Malden Maddogs in Lexington at 8:00 PM.


Chiefs Win, Alibrandis-Wakefield Suspended in 2nd, Game at Trum PPD

Newcomer R.J. Libby turned in a four hit and three RBI performance in his ICL debut, and Andrew Caulfield and Matt Nuzzo hit back to back fourth inning homers, when the Andre Chiefs held off the Malden Maddogs 11-8 on Tuesday night at Maplewood. Tim Dunphy (3-0) picked up the win for the Chiefs while David Kerns recorded his fourth save. Derek Bauer hit a two run homer for the Maddogs.

The Wakefield Merchants-Alibrandis game at Victory Field was suspended in the top of the second inning due to rain while the Melrose Americans-Somerville Royals game at Trum Field was postponed.

On Wednesday the Reading Bulldogs travel to Wakefield to meet the Merchants at 6:00 PM and Alibrandis hosts the Royals at Victory at 7:45 PM.

Monday Night Wins for Chiefs & Blue Sox

Zach Kirby (2-1) spun a one-hitter, striking out 11 batters, to pitch the Andre Chiefs past the Melrose Americans 10-0 at Maplewood on Monday night. The former Framingham State righty allowed only a single to Elias Varinos leading off the top of first. Ben Waldrip led the Chiefs at the plate going 3 for 3 with a two-run homer and five RBI’s. Manny Cabral added a pair of doubles for the Chiefs who had seven extra base hits. Chris Mitchell (1-2) took the loss.

In Lexington, Matt Karis (1-0) got his first win of the season when the Blue Sox beat the Reading Bulldogs 5-2. Anderson Jimenez, Jeff Costello, Julian Alvarez, and Kyle Adie each drove in and scored a run for Lexington. Tyler Cedeno had three hits, an RBI,  and stole a base for the Bulldogs. Kyle Wollman (1-1) suffered his first loss of the season.

On Tuesday, Wakefield visits Alibrandis at Victory and the Malden Maddogs meet the Chiefs at Maplewood in 7:45 PM starts. At 8:30 PM the Somerville Royals will play host to the Americans at Trum Field.

ICL has a great Day of Baseball

2019 Day of Baseball

By Bruce Hack, Intercity League correspondent

Lexington – The Jerie DeAngelis Memorial Day of Baseball featured four good baseball games that saw comebacks in two of the games and history in the first game of the day.

What follows is a recap of games 2, 3, and 4, going in reverse order. The historic outing by the Chiefs Evan Walsh has a separate outing.

Game Four – Lexington 6, Somerville 4

Lexington used a pair of three-run innings to win its fourth straight game 6-4 over Somerville.

In the third the Sox had two outs and no one on base. Aaron Barbosa started the rally with a single to left for the Sox first hit of the game. Barbosa stole second with Anderson Jiminez up and then scored on Jiminez’ single. Jiminez stole second during Kyle Adie’s at bat, who then walked. Both runners scored on a double to center by Julian Alvarez that gave Lexington a 3-2 lead.

The Blue Sox added three more runs in the fourth. They loaded the bases on a double, single and a walk with no outs. The Royals forced Alex Voitik at home for the first out, but the bases were still loaded. Barbosa followed with a two-run single to right and it was 5-2 Lexington. The third run scored on a Royals error.

Somerville took a 2-0 lead in the second as Joe Ward (walk) and Martin Marintchey (double) put Royals on second and third with one out. Patrick Forelli drove in Ward with an infield out and Anibal Peno’s single drove in Marintchey.

The Royals final two runs came in the seventh. Graham Smith led off and reached on an error. He scored on Nick Valdarrio’s double to cut the lead to 6-3. A Ryan Noone single put runners on the corners with no outs. Blasé Cormer hit a foul ball heading toward the bleachers that the Blue Sox third baseman Rory Bordiuk tracked and reached into the stands making the catch for the first out. Ward drove in the final run with a sacrifice fly to left to make the final score 6-4.

Kelvin Guzman started for Lexington and pitched four innings to earn his second win of the season. He gave up three hits, three walks and struck out two. C.J. McKinnit picked up the save with three innings of relief work.

Luke Gustavson pitched a complete game for Somerville in falling to 0-3. He allowed six hits, walked three and struck out two. The lefty had two 1-2-3 innings in the first and sixth innings.


Game Three – Wakefield 3, Alibrandis 1

Chris Butler’s two-run double with one out in sixth gave the Merchants a 3-1 and the win their game against Alibrandis that moved them into a three way tie for third with Malden and Alibrandis.

Joe Barry started the sixth inning rally with a lead-off walk. Bobby Losanno followed with a triple to center to score Barry and tie the game at 1-1. After the first out, Dillon Koster was intentionally walked to set up a double play. Butler ruined that move by lining the first pitch he saw into right field for run-producing double.

The game had a ten minute delay in the middle of the first inning due to rain. Once play resumed the Alibrandis took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Juan Parra walked to lead off the inning. He stole second and moved to third a fly ball to right by Teddy Dziuba. With two outs Dave Lightbody delivered with a single to left to plate Parra.

Alibrandis starter Matt Horan made the lead hold up through five innings. He retired 10 straight Merchants from the second through fifth innings and 11 of 12 batters, including four strikeouts.  In his complete game effort Horan allowed four hits, walked four and struck out eight.

James McNamara earned the win for Wakefield,  also going the distance. He allowed four hits, one run, walked one and struck out two.


Game Two – Malden 7, Melrose 1


The Malden Maddogs used a five run second inning to pull off a the biggest margin of victory of the day with a 7-1 win over Melrose.

The inning started with Jack Whorf being hit by a pitch by Melrose starter Brent Greeley. A walk to Brendan Roach and a single by Steve Shamnoski loaded the bases with no outs. Henry Butterfield walked on four pitches to bring in the first run and give the Maddogs a 2-1 lead. Ethan Harris followed with another walk to make it 3-1 Malden. That walk ended Greeley’s day on the mound and Mike Peters took over for the Americans. Derek Bauer greeted Peters with a single for a 4-1 lead and the bases were still loaded. After an infield out, Cal Christofori drive in the fifth run with a single for a 6-1 lead.

Melrose struck in the first. Elias Varinos reached on a fielding error to start the game. Varinos stole second and eventually moved to third on a wild pitch. Ian Libby walked and stole scored to put runners on second and third with one out. Kyle Cortese brought in Varinos with an infield out for the 1-0 lead.

The Merchants had base runners in every inning but the third and sixth and left five runners in scoring position.

Maddogs starter Eddie Hardiman, 1-0, pitched five innings, scattered four hits and gave up an unearned run. He walked three and struck out two.

Bauer had three hits for Malden and scored and drove in a run. Shamnoski had two hits and scored twice. Christofori drove in two runs.



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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.