Blue Sox and Expos get Friday Night Wins

The Blue Sox beat the Bulldogs 11-4 in an all Lexington battle on Friday night at LHS. V Desai led the Sox with two hits and four RBI’s. Desai tripled in two runs in the first and doubled in two more in the fifth inning. Julian Alvarez had there hits and D.J. Johnson scored and drove in two runs. Pat McGowan (3-2) picked up the win pitching 2/3’s of an inning in relief with two strikeouts. The Bulldogs had four doubles in the game, two by Dylan DiGangi, the first driving in the first Bulldogs run. Bulldogs tied the game at 4-4 in the fifth on Conor Brala sacrifice fly and an error. Trent Balian (0-2) started for the Bulldogs and pitched five innings but took the loss.

At Maplewood, Leon Paulino homered and drove in two runs to lead the Sabertooth Expos to an 8-4 win over the Melrose Americans. Ryan Cloutier (double, 2 Rbi’s), Matt Consigli (RBI), and Jose Paulino, all added two hits each for the Expos. Josh Roberge, in relief of David Kerns, picked up the win while Dan Shaw recorded a three inning save. John Jennings had a homer and two RBI’s for the Americans.

ICL play will resume on Sunday when the Americans host the Bulldogs at Morelli Field starting at 4:00 PM.

Expos Five Run 6th Beats Chiefs, 5-3

The Sabertooth Expos scored five times in the bottom of the sixth inning to rally past the Andre Chiefs 5-3 at Maplewood on Thursday night in a battle for first place.

Chiefs’ starter Paul Frisoli faced the minimum 15 batters through five innings before the Expos took advantage of his sudden wildness and wrestled the game away in the sixth.

The Chiefs jumped out to a 2-0 first inning lead against Expos’ ace Nick Johnson on a walk to Joe Bova, a Miles Reid double, and a sacrifice fly to center from Andrew Caulfield.

The lead went to 3-0 in the third on a Bova leadoff triple followed by a Reid single.

Frisoli was perfect through three innings before the Expos broke through in the bottom of the fourth. Leon Peralta led off with a single but was picked off first after a rundown. George Chava followed with another single but was erased when Anthony Mazzone bounced into a 4-6-3 doubleplay as the Expos sent the minimum 15 batters to the plate through five innings.

Meanwhile, Johnson began to settle in, striking out the Chiefs’ side in the fourth, getting them in order in the fifth with a K, and ended the top of the sixth with another strikeout with Hector Pellot aboard via a walk.

Things unraveled quickly for Frisoli and the Chiefs in the bottom of the sixth inning. Three consecutive walks to Michael Oliviera, Jose Paulino, and Hunter Weissman, loaded the bases with nobody out. Frisoli then struck out Leon Paulino for the first out before a Chava groundout got the Expos on the board at 3-1. Mazzone then delivered an RBI single to make it 3-2. Jon Matos replaced Frisoli and the Expos greeted him with consecutive singles by Leon Paulino, Ryan Cloutier and Angelo Colucci for three more runs and a 5-3 lead. Cameron Breault came on for the Chiefs and ended the inning with a strikeout, keeping it a two run Expos lead heading into the seventh.

Johnson struck out the first two batters of the seventh before the Chiefs got two runners aboard via an error and a walk. Johnson finished in style recording his 12th K of the game to secure the Expos’ win.

Johnson, now 6-0, allowed five hits. He has struck out 96 batters in 49 innings so far this summer and has an ERA of 1.43. Frisoli (0-1) ended up taking the loss. The righty went 5.2 innings, gave up three hits, struck out seven, but allowed three walks that all scored in the sixth inning.

The Blue Sox-Bulldogs game in Lexington was rained out.

ICL action continues on Friday with the Expos hosting the Melrose Americans at Maplewood and the Blue Sox and Bulldogs meeting in an all Lexington battle at LHS. Both games will start at 8:00 PM.

Blue Sox Beat Expos, Chiefs Over Americans

The Lexington Blue Sox had six extra base hits in their four run fourth inning, including a two run homer from Jake Elbeery, that propelled them to an 8-2 win over the Sabertooth Expos on Wednesday night at Maplewood. Ernie Little (triple, 2 RBI’s) added three hits and Austin Masel, Jean Carlos Ramirez, and Eric LeBreault, all contributed two hits each to Lexington’s 13 hit offense. Braham Rosario (1-1) struck out six in five innings, allowing just three hits, to get the win. Ryan Cloutier (0-2) took the loss. Leon Paulino and Angelo Colucci drove in the Expos’ runs.

At Morelli Field, the Andre Chiefs got a 16-4 win over the Melrose Americans. Miles Reid lead the Chiefs with a 4-5 performance that included a homer, two doubles, and six RBI. Andrew Caulfield (HR, 3 RBI’s) and Joe Bova (HR, double, 3 RBi’s) each had four hits for the Chiefs. Evan Walsh (4-1) went four innings to get the win. John Jennings homered and drove in three of the Melrose runs.

On Thursday, the Chiefs and Expos meet at Maplewood and the Blue Sox and Bulldogs meet in Lexington. Both games will begin at 8:00 PM.

Melrose Americans

Americans Beat Maddogs 14-5 at Maplewood

Aidan Barry had a homer, double, and five RBI’s to lead the Melrose Americans to a 14-5 win over the Malden Maddogs on Tuesday night at Maplewood. Mike Nestor (single, double) drove in four runs, Pat Costigan went 4-5 with two RBI’s, and Corey Bright had three hits including a triple to pace the Americans’ 15 hit offense. Ronnie Luke (1-1) struck out six batters in his four innings to record the win. Ryan Dolan went the final three innings and allowed just one run. Quinton Copeland hit his first homer of the season for the Maddogs. Rich Carrillo (3-5) got the loss.

The Americans are back in action on Wednesday when they host the Andre Chiefs at Morelli Field in Melrose at 7:45 PM. In Wednesday’s other game, the Sabertooth Expos and Lexington Blue Sox will meet at Maplewood at 8:00 PM.

Tuesday’s Sabertooth-Lexington Bulldogs game. at Lexington High, was washed out.

Blue Sox and Chiefs Get One Run Monday Wins

Ernie Little was hit by a pitch in the bottom of seventh, forcing in the winning run, when the Blue Sox edged the Melrose Americans 3-2 in Lexington on Monday night. D.J. Johnson drove in the first two Lexington runs with a single in the first inning and sacrifice fly in the third. Jack Beverly singled in the first Melrose run in the second inning and Aidan Barry scored the second run on a passed ball. Steve Bangs (4-1) pitched 3.1 innings in relief and got his 4th win. He gave up a hit, walked three and struck out three. Bobby Tramondozzi (0-2) took the loss.

The Andre Chiefs overcame a 6-3 Malden Maddogs lead, scoring five times in the bottom of the fifth inning, to grab a 9-8 win at Maplewood. Ryan Noone with a single and double and two RBI’s led the Chiefs offense. Teddy Dziuba (double) and Joe Bova each knocked in two runs and Nate Witkowski added a couple hits for the Chiefs. Lawrence Tang and Matt Travisano both homered for the Maddogs. Paul Frisoli (1-0) struck out five in the last two innings to get the win.

On Tuesday, the Sabertooth Expos travel to Lexington to meet the Bulldogs at 7:00 PM and the Maddogs will host the Americans at Maplewood at 8:00 PM.

Barry Leads Americans to 10-2 Win, Maddogs Win 4th Straight

Aidan Barry had a homer, double, and four RBI’s, to lead the Melrose Americans to a 10-2 win over the Lexington Bulldogs on Sunday afternoon at Morelli Field. Leadoff man Pat Costigan added a double and three RBI’s and Ian Libby had two hits and scored twice for the Americans. Jordan Gottesman (2-0) fired 5.2 innings, striking out 11 batters, to gain the win.

The Malden Maddogs overcame a 6-4 deficit, scoring three runs in the top of the sixth inning, to beat the Blue Sox 7-6 in Lexington. For the Maddogs it was their fourth consecutive win. Marco Carillo (1-0), in relief of A.J. Ortega, went 3.2 innings to record his first win of the season. Robbie Cobb (0-3) took the loss.

On Monday, the Andre Chiefs and Maddogs meet at Maplewood and the Americans and Blue Sox tangle in Lexington. Both games will start at 8:00 PM.

Shaw Blanks Blue Sox for Expos 3-0, Maddogs Beat Bulldogs for 3rd Straight Win

Righty Dan Shaw fired a complete game shutout when the Sabertooth Expos beat the Lexington Blue Sox 3-0 on Thursday night in Lexington. Angelo Colucci provided what proved to be the game winner with a solo homer in the top of third inning. Shaw, now 2-1, allowed just five hits and struck out nine batters. Austin Masel had two of the Lexington hits. Braham Rosario (0-1) struck out eight in his four innings but took the loss.

At Maplewood, the Malden Maddogs won their third straight game of the week knocking off the Lexington Bulldogs 9-1.

Expos and Chiefs Get Wednesday Shutout Wins

Nick Johnson fired a complete game four-hit shutout to lead the Sabertooth Expos to a 7-0 win over the Melrose Americans on Wednesday night at Morelli Field. Dionys Quezada had two hits, including a double, and drove in three runs to lead the offense. Matt Consigli added three hits and an RBI and Andrew Mazzone had a couple of singles for the Expos. Johnson, now a perfect 5-0, struck out 13 batters. He now has struck out 84 in just 42 innings. Shawn Nestor had two of the Americans’ four hits in the game.

At Maplewood, Lefty Evan Walsh upped his record to 3-1 on the year with a two-hit, 10 K, five inning outing to give the Andre Chiefs a 10-0 win over the Lexington Bulldogs. Andrew Caulfield had a three run homer, Luis Tejada a two-run shot, and Teddy Dziuba chipped in with two RBI’s for the Chiefs. Graham Seed had all three of the Bulldogs hits in the game, including a fifth inning double.

On Thursday, the Bulldogs visit the Malden Maddogs at Maplewood and the Expos meet the Lexington Blue Sox at Lexington High. Both games will start at 8:00 PM. The Expos-Blue Sox game can be seen live on the Blue Sox Baseball Network. Click on:

Blue Sox Beat Americans, Maddogs Over Expos 16-9

Josue Feliciano’s single to right drove in Pat Casserly with the go-ahead run in the fourth as the Lexington Blue Sox defeated the Melrose Americans 5-2 on Tuesday night in Lexington. Julian Alvarez (double) and D.J. Johnson (single) drove in runs in the first inning for a 2-0 Blue Sox lead. Jake Elbeery in the fifth and Eric LeBreaux in the sixth closed out the scoring with solo home runs for the Blue Sox. Americans Cory Bright and Aidan Barry had RBI singles in the third to knot the score at 2-2. Pat McGowan (2-2) earned his second win with a five inning, eight strikeout outing. Harper Flint (1-1) started for Melrose and took the loss. Flint went 4.1 innings, gave up eight hits, four runs and struck out four.

In Tuesday’s other game, the Malden Maddogs beat the Sabertooth Expos in a 16-9 slugfest at Maplewood. More info on the this game soon.

On Wednesday, the Americans host the Expos at Morelli Field at 7:30 PM and the Lexington Bulldogs and Andre Chiefs play at Maplewood at 8:00 PM. The Bulldogs-Chiefs game will be broadcast live on LSP. Click on to watch the game.

Dunphy, Chiefs Blank Blue Sox, Maddogs Beat Bulldogs

Veteran lefty Tim Dunphy (4-2) tossed six innings of four-hit ball to lead the Andre Chiefs to a 4-0 shutout win over the Lexington Blue Sox at Maplewood on Monday night. First inning RBI’s from Teddy Dziuba and Andrew Caulfield and Joe Bova’s third inning two-run homer provided the evening’s offense. Dunphy, who recorded his 63rd win in a Chiefs’ uniform, struck out three and threw only 56 pitches in his six innings. Paul Frisoli made his season debut and in the seventh and got the Blue Sox side in order. Steve Bangs (3-1) suffered his first loss of the season. V Desai had two of  Lexington’s four hits.

In Monday’s other game, the Malden Maddogs beat the Bulldogs 8-5 at Lexington High. More on this game soon.

On Tuesday, the Sabertooth Expos meet the Maddogs at Maplewood and the Blue Sox host the Melrose Americans in Lexington at 8:00 PM. The Americans-Blue Sox game can be seen live by clicking on