Americans Beat Blue Sox and Chiefs Handle Maddogs in 5-1 Scores

Chris Mitchell (3-0) fired six innings of one-hit ball to lead the Melrose Americans to a 5-1 win over the Lexington Blue Sox at Morelli Field. Nick Giangregorio had two hits, including a homer, leadoff man Pat Costigan had a double among his three hits, Noah Jankowski (RBI, double) recorded two hits, and John Jennings banged out two hits and a RBI, to lead the Americans’ 11 hit offense. Ernie Little drove home the Lexington run. Mitchell struck out six. Ryan O’Rourke (0-1) took the loss.

At Maplewood, Cal Carroll (1-2) and Jonathan Chotkowski combined on a three-hitter when the Andre Chiefs defeated the Malden Maddogs 5-1. Carroll went three innings while Chotkowski worked the final four frames. Chris Klein (2 RBI) and John Baptista both had triples, Juan Parra added a double and RBI, and Ryan Noone two hits to pace the Chiefs. Matt Tyman (0-3) suffered the loss for the Maddogs.

On Thursday, the Americans visit the Reading Bulldogs at Lexington High at 7:00 PM and Maddogs host the Middlesex Expos at Maplewood at 8:00 PM.

Middlesex Expos, Intercity League

Expos Beat Maddogs 7-2

Roland Mendez (1-0) and Junior Montero combined on a four hitter when the Middlesex Expos beat the Malden Maddogs 7-2 on Tuesday Night at Maplewood in the only ICL game played. Mike Golankiewicz had a homer for the Expos. Rob Carrillo (2-2) took the loss.

On Wednesday, the Melrose Americans host the Lexington Blue Sox at Morelli Field at 7:30 PM and the Maddogs tangle with the Andre Chiefs at Maplewood at 8:00 PM.

Chiefs-Americans Deadlock, Bulldogs Walk in Off in 8th, Monday’s ICL Slate Washed Out

The Andre Chiefs and Melrose Americans played to the ICL’s first tie of the season in a nine-inning 3-3 deadlock at Morelli Field on Sunday afternoon. The two teams used seven pitchers in the game. Christian Rosati (5.1 inn), Paul Frisoli (1.2 inn), and A.J. Rourke (2 inn) worked for the Chiefs while Ryan Joyce (4.1 inn), Christian Loescher (0.2 inn), Nick Colucci (1 inn), and Bobby Tramondozzi (3 inn) pitched for the Americans. Andrew Caulfield, with two hits including a double and RBI, and Ryan Noone, who had two hits and a couple of RBI’s led the Chiefs. Aidan Barry hit a two run homer, Corey Bright had a double and single, and Gianni Zarrilli drove in a run for the Americans.

In Lexington, the first place Reading Bulldogs edged the Malden Maddogs 6-5 in an eight inning back and forth walk-off affair. The Maddogs broke a 2-2 tie to take a 3-2 lead with a run in the top of the seventh. The Bulldogs came right back to knot the game at three all in the home half of the inning. The Maddogs retook the lead, scoring twice for a 5-3 advantage heading for the home half of the eighth before the Bulldogs put up a three spot to walk away with the dramatic win. Todd Stawiecki hit a two run homer to tie the game up at 5-5 for the winners before hits from Andrew Croteau and Dylan Arnold, driving home Max Garner with game winner, gave Reading the win. Joe Cacciatore had three hits for the Bulldogs while Conor Hanlon recorded two doubles and drove in a run for the Maddogs.

Both the Lexington Blue Sox vs. Chiefs at Maplewood and the Middlesex Expos-Americans at Brandeis University games scheduled for Monday have been rained out.

Andre Chiefs, Intercity League Baseball

Walsh Pitches Chiefs to 5-2 Win Over Blue Sox

Southpaw Evan Walsh (1-0) tossed a complete game five-hitter to give the Andre Chiefs a 5-2 win over the Blue Sox in Lexington on Friday night. Walsh struck out five and threw six shutout innings before allowing a couple of runs in the Blue Sox seventh. Nick Valdario had three hits, stole two bases, scored twice, and drove in a run to lead the Chiefs’ offense. Juan Parra added two hits and Jackson Duffy had a triple for the visitors. Michael Finch (single, triple) had two of the Lexington hits while Andrew Selima and Jesse McCullough drove in the seventh inning Blue Sox runs. Starter Steven Bangs (0-1), Sean Mahan, Ryan O’Rourke and Manny Delcarmen all worked for Lexington.

ICL action resumes on Sunday with the Chiefs visiting the Americans at Morelli Field at 4:00 PM and the Malden Maddogs meeting the Reading Bulldogs at 5:00 PM in Lexington.

Reading Bulldogs

Bulldogs Beat Chiefs 3-1

Ryan Boyle hit a two run homer and Brendan Albert and Andrew Croteau had doubles when the Reading Bulldogs knocked off the Andre Chiefs 3-1 in Lexington on Thursday night. Starter Brendan Flynn (1-0) got the win while Greg Gentle went the final three innings to record his second save. Tim Dunphy (2-2) took the loss. Nick Valdario had three of the Chiefs eight hits.

The Chiefs are back in Lexington tonight at 8:00 PM to face the Blue Sox in the only ICL game on the Friday slate.

Mitchell Pitches Americans to Win, Bulldogs Beat Blue Sox

Chris Mitchell (2-0) threw 6.1 innings of one-hit ball to lead the Melrose Americans to a 6-2 win over the Middlesex Expos at Morelli. Leadoff man Pat Costigan had a double and three RBI’s and Cory Bright (2 RBI) and Aidan Barry each enjoyed three hit nights for the Americans. Mitchell struck out five before giving way to Bobby Tramondozzi in the seventh. Matt Josselyn (1-1) took the loss for the Expos.

In Lexington, Pat Solomon with a double, triple, 2 RBI and 2 runs scored and Ryan Boyle with 3 RBI, including two on his 5th inning home run, led the Reading Bulldogs to an 8-6 win over the Blue Sox. Cole Veldis (2-2) pitched 6.1 innings with 9 K’s for the win. Julian Alvarez hit his second homer of the year and Jesse McCullough had three hits for Lexington. Jack Schwartz (1-1) suffered the loss.

The Bulldogs are right back in action on Thursday night when they host the Andre Chiefs at Lexington High at 7:00 PM in the only ICL game on the schedule.

Lexington Blue Sox

Vesling Spins 1-Hitter for Blue Sox

Jake Vesling (1-0) tossed a one-hit shutout when the Lexington Blue Sox blanked the Malden Maddogs 2-0 on Tuesday evening at Maplewood. Vesling struck out eight and did not walk a batter. He retired the last 19 Maddogs in a row. Rob Carrillo (2-1) was nearly as good for Malden. He only allowed five hits and K’d 10. Andrew Selima and Moragn Brown knocked in the Lexington runs. Conor Hanlon’s double accounted for Malden’s only hit.

On Wednesday, the Americans host the Middlesex Expos in Melrose at 7:30 PM and the Blue Sox and Reading Bulldogs meet in Lexington at 8:00 PM.

Kirby No-Hits Maddogs, Bulldogs & Americans Gain Monday Wins

Zach Kirby fired a 16 K no-hitter when the Middlesex Expos shutout the Malden Maddogs 3-0 at Brandeis University. Hits were hard to come by in the game as the Maddogs trio of Jack McLaughlin, Mario Fusco and Ryne Rametta allowed just two hits. The Expos scored twice in the top of the fifth inning to secure the win.

Gabe Van Emon (2-0) struck out nine and allowed just two hits in five innings when the Reading Bulldogs edged the Andre Chiefs 3-2 at Maplewood. Van Emon outdueled the Chiefs’ Josh Desai (0-2) who didn’t allow an earned run and also struck out nine in his six innings. Graham Seed had a double and two hits for Reading while Andrew Caulfield and Ryan Noone drove in the Andre runs.

In Lexington, the Melrose Americans got three hits from Cory Bright, and two each from Pat Costigan, Gianni Zarrilli, Jack Beverly and Aidan Barry, to lead a 14 hit offensive and beat the Blue Sox 9-3. Ryan Joyce (1-0, 1.1 innings ) picked up the win. Joyce, starter Joe Maguire (2.2 innings), and Nick Colucci (2 innings), combined to hold the Blue Sox to just three hits. Pete John and Morgan Brown had RBI’s for Lexington. Starter Robbie Cobb (2-1) suffered his first loss of the season.

Reading Bulldogs

Bulldogs Edge Maddogs in Only Friday Game, 5-4

Jack Morin and Christian Oliveira had two hits each and Drew Crowley (1-0) got the win when the Reading Bulldogs edged the Malden Maddogs 5-4 in Lexington High on Friday night.

The ICL is now off until Monday evening.

Blue Sox Beat Maddogs 17-6, Expos Rally to Edge Americans, 5-4

Alex Voitik (2H, 2R, 4 RBI) and Andrew Selima (2H, 2R, 3 RBI) paced the Blue Sox offense in a 17-6 win over the Malden Maddogs on Thursday night in Lexington. Bennett Teceno drove in 3 runs and Julian Alvarez scored 3 runs for the Blue Sox. Lawrence Tang hit his first home run of the season in the 6th. Braden Killen (3R, 2H, RBI) and Isaiah Pinto (2H, R, RBI) led Malden.
Gavin Dauer (1-1) picked up the win.

The Middlesex Expos rallied from a 4-2 deficit in the bottom of the seventh inning, scoring three runs, to walk away with a 5-4 victory over the Melrose Americans at Brandeis.

The Maddogs visit the Reading Bulldogs in Lexington tonight at 7:00 PM in the only game on the Friday ICL schedule.