Merchants, Blue Sox & Alibrandis Take Wednesday Wins

Bobby Losanno, Tyler Lyne, Anthony Cecere and Bryant Dana had two hits each, and Scott Searles added a double and two RBI, when the Merchants held off the Malden Maddogs 8-6 in Wakefield. The Maddogs made things interesting when they scored six times in the top of the seventh. Joseph Maguire stayed perfect at 3-0 throwing five innings of three hit ball with six K’s.

In Melrose, the Lexington Blue Sox pulled away from the Americans 9-3 at Morelli Field. The Sox got homers from Ross Curley, Julian Alvarez and Zach Stevens to pace their 16 hit attack. Borja Jones-Berasaluce (1-0) picked up the win. Dave Center stayed hot for the Americans going a perfect 3-3 with a double.

Alibrandis erased a 2-0 Andre Chiefs lead to take a 4-2 win at Maplewood. Sean Sullivan (2-0) picked up the win while Brian Tanguy chalked up his second save. Juan Parra and Teddy Dziuba each had two hits and an RBI for Alibrandis. Zack Kirby (1-1) took the loss for the Chiefs despite striking out 13 batters.

The Blue Sox host the Reading Bulldogs at Lexington High in the only game on the Thursday ICL schedule.

Alibrandis Take 6-3 Road Win Over Maddogs

Chris Costa and Ryan Corriveau combined on a five-hitter, striking out eight, to get Alibrandis past the Malden Maddogs 6-3 at Maplewood. Alibrandis scored three times in the top of the sixth inning to gain the win. Blaine McLean struck out six in four innings for Malden while Ben Burke (0-1) took the loss.

Both the Chiefs-Blue Sox game in Lexington and the Bulldogs-Royals contest at Trum Field were washed out.

On Wednesday, the Maddogs meet the Wakefield Merchants at Walsh Field at 6:00 PM, the Americans host the Blue Sox at Morelli Field at 7:30 PM, and Alibrandis visits the Chiefs at Maplewood at 8:00 PM.

Americans & Chiefs Gain Monday Wins

Ronnie Luke and John Witkowski combined on a five-hiiter when the Americans beat the Wakefield Merchants 5-1 in Melrose on Monday night. Charlie Huegi, Nick Cordeau and Jackson Stanton each had two hits for the Americans. Luke (1-0) went four innings to get the win while Witkowski worked the final three frames to record the long save. Greg Johnson (0-1) took the loss for the Merchants.

At Maplewood, the Andre Chiefs got a solo homer from Matt Nuzzo and a two RBI triple from Ben Waldrip on the way to a 4-2 win over the Somerville Royals. Lefty Tim Dunphy (2-0) scattered seven hits in six innings to pick up his second win of the season. Closer David Kerns worked a hitless seventh to chalk up his third save. Ryan Noone picked up two hits and a RBI for the Royals. Seattle Mariners product Paul Covelle (0-1) was tagged with the loss despite striking out seven in five innings.

Three ICL games are on the Tuesday night  schedule. Alibrandis travels to Maplewood to visit the Malden Maddogs at 7:45 PM, the Chiefs meet the Blue Sox in Lexington at 8:00 PM and the Royals host the Reading Bulldogs at Trum Field at 8:30 PM.

Sunday’s Merchants-Maddogs Game is Postponed

Sunday’s rain has caused the postponement of the Father’s Day makeup game that was scheduled between the Malden Maddogs and the Wakefield Merchants at Walsh Field.

Two ICL games are on the Monday calendar. The Americans host the Merchants at Morelli Field in Melrose at 7:30 PM and the Somerville Royals visit the Andre Chiefs at Maplewood at 8:00 PM.

Americans & Blue Sox Take Week Ending Wins

Dave Center blasted a homer and Ian Libby had three RBI’s to lead the Melrose Americans past the Somerville Royals 10-3 on Friday night at Morelli Field. Chris Mitchell (1-1) went five solid innings to pick up the win. Elias Varinos and Nick Cordeau chipped in with two hits each for the Americans. Luke Gustavson (1-1) took the loss.

In Lexington, Dom Zaher’s bases clearing double in the bottom of the second inning was the difference when the Blue Sox beat the Wakefield Merchants 4-1. Mike Geanellis (1-1) earned his first win of the season striking out six in five innings. Junior Pena picked up the save. James McNamara (0-2) had six K’s in 5.2 innings but suffered the loss.

There are no ICL games on Saturday.

On Sunday, the Merchants and Malden Maddogs meet at Walsh Field in Wakefield in a 3:00 PM makeup game.

Chiefs-Americans Thursday Game is PPD, Merchants Win on Wednesday

Thursday night’s Chiefs-Americans game that was scheduled for Morelli Field in Melrose has been rained out.
It was the only contest on the ICL slate.

Last night the Merchants beat the Somerville Royals in Wakefield behind the pitching of Joseph Maguire (2-0). Maguire scattered four hits and struck out five in five innings. Jake Nardone, Kevin Lucey, Colin Jaena and Bryant Dana each knocked in a couple of runs for the Merchants.

On Friday the Americans host the Royals at Morelli Field at 7:30 PM and Merchants visit the Blue Sox in Lexington at 8:00 PM.

Maddogs Beat Chiefs on Monday, Lose to Blue Sox on Tuesday

The Malden Maddogs split a couple of games over the last two nights in the only ICL games that were played.

On Monday, the Maddogs rode the strong pitching of Zak Levine (1-0) to hold off the Andre Chiefs 6-4 at Maplewood. Jared Beniers’ two RBI triple and Ricky Alexy’s solo homer provided the majority of the offense.

The Maddogs took on the Lexington Blue Sox last night and fell to the defending champs 6-1. Nate Esplein (1-0) scattered four hits and struck out nine in five innings to get the win. Josue Feliciano went 3-4 and Ross Curley had a couple of RBI’s for the Blue Sox. Logan Gillis’ solo homer provided all of the Malden offense.

On Wednesday, the Somerville Royals meet the Wakefield Merchants at Walsh Field at 6:00 PM.

Bulldogs Sweep DH in Melrose, Alibrandis & Maddogs Grab Sunday Wins

The Reading Bulldogs took a pair of dramatic games from the Melrose Americans on Sunday at Morelli Field. In game one, the Bulldogs scored three times in the bottom of the seventh inning to take an 8-7 walkoff win. Brendan McDonald had a double and three RBI’s and Kyle Hawes had three hits to lead Reading. Kyle Wollman (1-0) picked up the win in relief.  The Bulldogs went the come from behind route again in the nightcap, scoring twice in the bottom of the sixth to take a 3-2 win. Hawes stayed hot and hit his first homer of the season to back the pitching of Sean O’Neill and Jack Theriault (1-0) who picked up the win.

In Wakefield, Alibrandis scored four runs in both the third and seventh innings on the way to an 11-3 win over the Merchants at Walsh Field.

The Malden Maddogs evened their record at 1-1 with a 4-2 win over the Royals in Somerville.

The Maddogs visit the Andre Chiefs on Monday at Maplewood in the only ICL game on the schedule.


Doubleheader at Morelli, Games at Wakefield & Trum on Sunday Schedule

Intercity League action continues on Sunday highlighted by a doubleheader at Morelli Field where the Reading Bulldogs meet the Melrose Americans. First pitch for game one is slated for 5:00 PM.

At 3:00 PM the Wakefield Merchants host Alibrandis at Walsh Field and at 5:00 PM the Malden Maddogs and Somerville Royals tangle at Trum.

On Monday, the Andre Chiefs host the Maddogs at 8:00 PM at Maplewood/Malden Catholic in the only game on the ICL schedule.


Merchants, Chiefs & Alibrandis Take Wednesday Night Wins

Two time ICL MVP Bobby Losanno and Kevin Lucey had two RBI’s apiece when the Merchants came from behind and walked off with a 4-3 win over the Melrose Americans at Walsh Field in Wakefield. Joseph Maguire (1-0), in relief of Mike Andrews (5 innings, 8 hits, 1 K) and Robert Shaw (1 inning, 1 K), picked up the win by working the top of the seventh. Ian Libby and Nick Rath had two hits each for the Americans. Dave Center and Rath had the Melrose RBI’s.

Evan Walsh struck out ten and allowed just four hits in six innings to lead the Andre Chiefs to a 3-2 win over the Reading Bulldogs at Maplewood. Walsh (1-0) allowed a couple of runs in the top of the first inning on a two RBI double form Brendan McDonald then slammed the door over the next five frames. The Chiefs scored all of their runs in the bottom of the third against Jack Wallace (0-1) on singles from Michael Nestor, Tony Serino, Steve Passatempo and Kyle Dembrowski. David Kerns picked up his second save of the year in the seventh.

In a late game, Alibrandis knocked off the Somerville Royals 7-5 at Trum Field.

There are no ICL games now scheduled for Thursday night. The Alibrandis at Lexington game was postponed due a field conflict as Lexington High is hosting a high school tournament game at 6:00 PM.

ICL play resumes on Sunday with three games on the schedule.