Bulldogs, Expos Behind Cloutier, Get Tuesday Wins

Todd Stawiecki (2 RBI) had a triple and three hits and Evan O’Rourke (2 RBI) homered when the Reading Bulldogs knocked off the Malden Maddogs 10-4 at Maplewood on Tuesday night. Andrew Croteau and Joe Cacciatore each drove in two runs for the Bulldogs. Madison Dina (1-1) picked up his first win of the year in relief of starter Griffen Cofsky.

In other action the Middlesex Expos banged out 19 hits on the way to beating the Blue Sox in Lexington 10-1. Ryan Cloutier led the way with four hits and Kebler Peralta and Richie Williams added three each. Leon Paulino drove in three runs. Cloutier (2-1) also got the pitching win striking out three in three innings. Jack Schwartz (1-2) got the loss.

A full slate is on tap for Wednesday. The Andre Chiefs visit the Melrose Americans at Morelli Field at 7:30 PM, the Bulldogs and Maddogs meet again at Maplewood at 8:00 PM, and the Expos and Blue Sox have a rematch in Lexington also at 8:00 PM.

Chiefs & Blue Sox Grab Monday Wins

Andrew Caulfield hit his third homer of the season, and had two RBI’s, and the Chiefs took advantage of eight walks to edge the Melrose Americans 6-5 at Maplewood on Monday night. Tim Dunphy (5-2) went six innings to get his fifth win of the season. Ryan Joyce (1-2) took the loss. Four Melrose pitchers allowed only two hits in the game. Pat Costigan had three of the Americans’ eight hits. Gabriel Valdez picked up his first save when he worked a scoreless seventh inning.

At Brandeis, Pete John, Matt Chatelle, Jesse McCullough and Ernie Little had two hits each to lead the Lexington Blue Sox to a 7-4 win over the Middlesex Expos. Eric Lopes (2-0) got the win and Nick Godfroy the save. Roland Mendez (2-2) struck out six in four innings but took the loss. Idelson Tavares and Ryan Cloutier each had a couple of hits for the Expos.

Tonight the Expos and Blue Sox meet again in Lexington and the Malden Maddogs host the Reading Bulldogs at Maplewood. Both games will start at 8:00 PM.

Middlesex Expos, Intercity League

Expos Get Win Over Americans at Morelli, 5-4

Dan Shaw (2-0) went six innings in relief of Emmanuel Saint Hilaire to get the win when the Middlesex Expos held off the Melrose Americans 5-4 on Sunday afternoon at Morelli Field. Americans’ starter Greg Johnson (0-1) struck out three in three innings but took the loss. Leadoff man Pat Costigan had three hits, including a triple, for Melrose.

It was the only game on the ICL’s Sunday schedule.

On Monday, the Americans visit the Andre Chiefs at Maplewood starting at 8:00 PM and the Expos host the Lexington Blue Sox at Brandeis University in Waltham at 8:15 PM.

Lexington Blue Sox

Blue Sox Edge Americans 7-6 in Lone Friday Game

The Blue Sox broke a 6-6 tie and when they scored a run in the bottom of the sixth inning on the way to a 7-6 win over the Melrose Americans on Friday night in Lexington. Ernie Little reached on a bunt single to start the sixth. He stole second and took third on an infield out and came home on a throwing error with the winning run. Lexington scored six runs over the first three innings for a 6-4 lead. The Sox got RBI from Julian Alvarez and Andrew Selima in the first, Josue Feliciano in the second, and Matt Chatelle and Chris Aufiero drove in runs in the third. Aidan Freeburg (1-0) pitched a 1-2-3 sixth for his first win since 2016. Brendan King earned his first save.
Aidan Barry doubled in two runs in the third to give Melrose a 4-3 lead. Jack Beverly and Scott Serles drove in the runs in the fifth for the Americans to knot the game at 6-6. Nick Colucci (1-2) took the loss in relief.

The Americans-Blue Sox tilt was the only ICL game on the Friday schedule. The league is off on Saturday. Play will resume on Sunday at 4:00 PM when the Americans host the Middlesex Expos at Morelli Field.

Middlesex Expos, Intercity League

Expos Walk-Off Blue Sox in Extra Innings, 6-5

Jose Paulino’s ground ball with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning proved to be the difference when the Middlesex Expos edged the Lexington Blue Sox 6-5 on Thursday night at Brandeis University. The Expos pitching duo of Junior Montero (4 innings) and winner Ryan Cloutier (4 innings) allowed just one hit but walked seven Blue Sox as the Expos committed three errors. Montero and Cloutier (1-1) struck out six batters each. Gavin Dauer (2-2) took the loss in relief of Jake Vesling, who went the first five frames, and Aidan Freeburg, who worked the sixth.

One game is on the ICL agenda for Friday when the Blue Sox entertain the Melrose Americans at Lexington High starting at 8:00 PM.

Mitchell Gets 5th Win for Americans, Expos Beat Bulldogs

Chris Mitchell went 4.2 innings to get his league best fifth win when the Melrose Americans beat the Malden Maddogs 6-2 at Morelli Field. Aidan Barry led the Americans with two hits and two RBI’s while Gianni Zarrilli chipped in with a couple of hits and an RBI. Mitchell, now 5-1, struck out four and allowed just three hits. Jack McLaughlin (1-3) took the loss.

In Wednesday’s other game the Middlesex Expos knocked off the Reading Bulldogs 9-6.

The Expos host the Lexington Blue Sox at Brandeis University in tonight’s only game starting at 8:15 PM.

Blue Sox and Expos Take Tuesday Wins

Cam Myers drove in five runs, including a three run homer, to lead the Blue Sox to a 12-5 win over the Andre Chiefs in Lexington. John Fritz added three RBI’s as the Blue Sox unleashed a 17 hit offense. Ryan Noone drove home three of the Chiefs five runs. Gavin Dauer (2-1) picked up the win as Lexington sent six different pitchers to the mound. Chiefs’ starter Paul Frisoli (1-1) took the loss.

At Maplewood, the Middlesex Expos used two homers from Leon Paulino and single dingers from Mike Golankiewicz and Dionys Quezada (4 RBI’s) on the way to a 15-5 win over the Malden Maddogs. Dan Shaw (1-1) went five innings and struck out six to gain the win.

On Wednesday, the Maddogs and Melrose Americans meet at Morelli Field at 7:30 PM and Expos host the Reading Bulldogs at Brandeis at 8:15 PM.

Andre Chiefs, Intercity League Baseball

Chiefs Rally to Take 5-4 Walk Off Over Expos

Teddy Dziuba had a third inning solo homer and a game tying two out two RBI double in the seventh inning to lead the Andre Chiefs to a dramatic 5-4 come from behind eight inning win over the Middlesex Expos at Maplewood on Monday night. The Chiefs scored three times in the seventh to erase a 4-1 Expos lead and tie the game at 4-4. They won it an inning later on a Ryan Noone leadoff triple and a Kyle DeRoma sacrifice fly. Veteran righty Anthony Del Prete (1-0), the fourth Chiefs pitcher of the night, picked up the win throwing two innings of one-hit shutout relief. Ryan Cloutier (0-1) took the loss.

On Tuesday, the Chiefs meet the Blue Sox in Lexington and the Expos visit the Malden Maddogs at Maplewood. Both games will start at 8:00 PM.

Melrose Americans

Barry (5 RBI’s), Americans Edge Maddogs 10-9

Aidan Barry had a huge game with a homer, four hits, and five RBI’s to lead the Americans to a wild 10-9 win over the Malden Maddogs on Sunday afternoon in Melrose. Pat Costigan, John Jennings, and Mike Nestor all contributed two hits to the Americans’ 15 hit offense. The Americans took a 4-0 first inning lead only to see the Maddogs put up eight runs in the top of the fifth to move in front 9-5. The furious Melrose comeback started with three runs in the sixth and they added a couple more in the bottom of the seventh when the walked off with the win. Quinton Copeland had three of the Maddogs’ dozen hits. Nick Colucci (1-1) picked up the win with 2.1 innings of scoreless relief.

Lexington Blue Sox

Blue Sox Beat Bulldogs 3-1 in Friday’s Only ICL Game

Dom Zaher’s two-run single gave the Blue Sox a 3-0 lead and led them to a 3-1 win over the Reading Bulldogs on Friday night in Lexington. Eric Lopes (1-0) made his first start for Lexington and responded with five shutout innings and a team season-high 10 strikeouts. A John Fritz line drive single drove in the first Blue Sox run in the fifth. Pat Solomon’s two-out double drove in Josh Garner with the lone Reading run. Greg Gentile (1-1) took the loss in relief for the Bulldogs. In two innings he gave up five hits and three runs. Manny Delcarmen chalked up his fifth save of the season.

There were no other ICL games played on Friday.