Lexington wins big over the Chiefs

By Bruce Hack
Lexington – The Blue Sox won their fourth straight game Monday night with a 10-1 win over the Andre Chiefs at Lexington High School.

The Sox broke open a 4-1 game with a six-run sixth to improve to 17-6-0 for 34 points and keep hold of first place.

Lexington took a 4-0 lead after three innings. In the second Drew Michaud drove in both runs with a double. Dahiandy Johnson’s 2-run single drove in the two runs in the third.

Lexington starter Pat McGowan was the beneficiary of the offense as he improve to 5-0 and struck out a season-high 14 batters. McGowan set down 10 of the first 11 Chiefs, seven on strikeouts.

The Chiefs lone run came in the fourth. With one out Ryan Noone doubled to left. Andrew Caulfield singled to bring in Noone and it was 4-1. Caulfield had two of the Chiefs four hits in the game.

In the sixth the first six Blue Sox batters reached base on four hits and two errors. Michaud drove in his third run of the night with a single and Gage Gaunt doubled to drive in a run. Luke Hall and Peyton Heisner finished off the scoring with a sacrifice fly each.

Michaud finished with two hits and three RBI to pace the Lexington offense. Johnson had 2 hits, 2 RBI.
Chiefs starter Tommy Leone (0-1) pitched five plus innings giving up nine hits, walking three and striking out three. Jared Frohne came in from the bullpen and finished off the game.

Lexington closes out the regular season on Thursday night when they play Alibrandis in Lexington with an 8:00 PM start.

The Chiefs play Alibrandis tonight at 8:30 PM at Maplewood.

Expos and Blue Sox Grab Sunday ICL Wins

Michael Oliveira (2), Andrew Mazzone, and Dionys Quezada had the RBI’s when the Middlesex Expos beat the Reading Bulldogs 4-1 on Sunday afternoon at Morton Field. Three Middlesex pitchers, Ryan Qualey (4 innings, 2 hits, 4 K’s), Dan Shaw (2 innings, 2 hits, 1 K) and Shawn Carlson (1 inning, 2 hits, 2 K’s) combined on six-hitter for the Expos. Shaw (2-1) picked up the win while Carlson picked up his first save of the season. Jose Paulino added two hits for Middlesex while Joe Miller had a double and single for Reading. Jack Wallace (2-1) took the loss for the Bulldogs.

In Lexington, the Blue Sox walked off with a 5-4 win over Alibrandis. (See separate story by Lexington’s Media Director Bruce Hack)

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

Blue Sox walk off win over Alibrandis

By Bruce Hack
Lexington – Gage Gaunt doubled to center to score Jose Feliciano from first and deliver a 5-4 walk off win for Lexington over Alibrandis in ICL action Sunday night.

Down 4-3, Joe Cacciatore started off the seventh reaching on an error. Alibrandis hurler Paul Frisoli tried to pickoff Cacciatore and threw the ball away allowing Cacciatore to go to third. After an out, Feliciano laid down a bunt on the first base side that Frisoli could not field cleanly allowing Cacciatore to score the tying run and Feliciano to reach safely. Thus setting up Gaunt for his game-winning heroics.

Alibrandis had taken a 3-0 lead after scoring a run in each of the first three innings.
Teddy Dzuiba scored in the first and third innings on RBI singles by David Lightbody and Steve Rizzuto. Juan Parra singled to drive in Joe Boushell in the second.

The Blue Sox cut the lead to 3-2 in the bottom of the third. Brendan Jones and Cacciatore began the inning with singles. Manny Delcarmen sacrificed to move both runners up. Feliciano singled to drive in Jones. Cacciatore scored on a wild pitch.

Charlie Auditore started the sixth for Alibrandis reaching second on an error. He scored on Boushell’s RBI single for a 4-2 lead. Lexington came right back in the bottom of the inning to make it 4-3. Alex Voitik and Alex Krylov had back-to-back doubles with Krylov getting the RBI.

Robbie Cobb pitched 3.1 innings in relief for Lexington. He retired the first seven Alibrandis batters he faced, two on strike outs. He gave up an unearned run in there sixth, but his effort allowed Lexington to stay in the game.

Paul Frisoli, 3-3, started and went the distance for Alibrandis. He started strong setting down the first six Lexington batters. He scattered nine hits, walked none and struck out five.

Borja Jones-Berasaluce, 1-0, picked up the win pitching a scoreless seventh with a strikeout.

Mazzone & Kirby Leads Expos, Krylov (2) & Blue Sox Hit Five Homers in 14-5 Win

Andrew Mazzone hit a pair of solo homers, his fifth and sixth of the season, and Matt Costanza had an RBI double, when the Middlesex Expos beat the Melrose Americans 3-1 at Trum Field on Friday. Zach Kirby (6-1) fired a sharp complete game three-hitter while striking out a dozen. Scott Searles provided all of the Melrose offense with a second inning home run. Chris Mitchell (2-3) allowed just five hits in 5.1 innings but took the loss.

At Maplewood, the Lexington Blue Sox banged out five home runs on the way to a 14-5 win over the Malden Maddogs. Alex Krylov went 4-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI’s to pace the 17 hit attack. Gage Gaunt singled twice, tripled, and hit a two-run homer and Brendan Jones and Ryan Grace each had a round-tripper for the Blue Sox. Logan Gillis and Mac Harris each had a two-run home run for the Maddogs in the bottom of the third inning. Jack Swartz (2-1) picked up the pitching win.

Ten homers were hit in the two games played on Friday night.

Jennings & Costigan Lead Americans 13-12, O’Rourke Paces Blue Sox

John Jennings and Pat Costigan combined for 10 RBI’s when the Melrose Americans outlasted the Andre Chiefs 13-12 in a nine inning slugfest at Maplewood on Thursday night. Jennings (3-4) had two homers and six RBI’s and Costigan (3-6) had a single, double, triple, and four RBI’s. Noah Jankowski (3-5) chipped in with a single, two doubles, and an RBI. Andrew Caulfield smacked two homers, Mitch Schroeder connected for his second round tripper of the year, and Ryan Noone had a 4-6 night with two doubles for the Chiefs. Bobby Tramondozzi (2-0), the sixth Melrose pitcher of the night, worked the final three innings to get his second win of the campaign.

It was the Ryan O’Rourke show in Lexington when the Blue Sox blanked the Malden Maddogs 18-0. On the mound O’Rourke raised his season record to 7-0 striking out 13 batters and allowing just three hits in six innings. At the plate O’Rourke paced the offense with a 4-5 performance that included a double and three RBI’s. Josue Feliciano hit his second home run of the season and Dahiandy Johnson enjoyed a 3-3 evening to lead Lexington’s 22 hit offense.

On Friday, the Blue Sox and Maddogs meet again, this time at Maplewood at 8:00 PM, and the Americans visit the Middlesex Expos at Trum Field at 8:30 PM.

Andre Chiefs, Intercity League Baseball

Gustavson Pitches Chiefs Past Alibrandis 2-1

Tufts University’s southpaw Lucas Gustavson (1-0) went six innings to get the win when the Andre Chiefs edged Alibrandis 2-1 on Wednesday night at Howard Park on the Malden Catholic campus. The Chiefs erased a 1-0 Alibrandis lead when they scored their two runs in the bottom of the second inning. An error and singles from Miles Reid, Graham Smith, Kyle DeRoma, and Nick Valdario accounted for the runs. Teddy Dziuba had two of Alibrandis six hits. Sean Sullivan (1-2) took the loss.

On Thursday, the Chiefs host the Melrose Americans at Maplewood at 8:00 PM and the Malden Maddogs visit the Blue Sox in Lexington also at 8:00 PM.

Chiefs-Bulldogs Suspended in 4th, Games at Maplewood & Victory Postponed

Rain once again played havoc with the ICL schedule on Tuesday night.

The Melrose Americans at Alibrandis game at Victory Field and the Middlesex Expos at Malden Maddogs contest at Maplewood were both rained out by the heavy thunderstorms.

The Andre Chiefs and Reading Bulldogs got underway early at Austin Prep and played into the fourth inning when the game was suspended with the Chiefs in front 5-1. The game will be resumed at the point it was stopped on a date to be determined.

Om Wednesday, the Chiefs host Alibrandis at Howard Park on the Malden Catholic campus at 8:00 PM.

Alibrandis and Blue Sox Pitch Monday Shutouts

Anthony DelPrete tossed a complete game five-hitter when Alibrandis blanked the Reading Bulldogs 6-0 at Austin Prep on Monday evening. The veteran righty struck out six and raised his record to 2-0 on the season. Teddy Dziuba led the Alibrndis offense with three RBI’s which included a two-run homer, his third of the season. Michael Maguire added two hits and an RBI for Alibrandis. Max Tarlin (1-4) allowed just two hits in five innings but took the loss.

In Lexington, Pat McGowan struck out nine in six innings to pitch the Blue Sox past the Melrose Americans 3-0. McGowan upped his season record to 4-0 and got seventh inning help from Borja Jones-Berasaluce who picked up his second save. Luke Hall singled to drive in Dahiandy Johnson with the first Blue Sox run in the second. Cory Bright, Josh Bohn, and Pat Costigan each had two hits for the Americans. Colin Jaena (2-2) gave up just four hits in 4.2 innings for Melrose.

On Tuesday, the Andre Chiefs visit the Bulldogs at Austin Prep at 6:45 PM, the Americans and Alibrandis meet at Victory Field at 7:30 PM, and the Malden Maddogs host the Middlesex Expos at Maplewood at 7:45 PM.

Maddogs and Expos Win on Sunday

Eathan Harris had a single, double, and triple to lead the Malden Maddogs to a 6-5 win over the Reading Bulldogs on Sunday at Morton Field. Dan Baker hit a grand slam in Reading’s five run bottom of the fifth inning which tied the game at 5-5 before the Maddogs won it with a single run in the sixth. Zak Levine (2-1) got the win with two innings of scoreless relief.

At Morelli Field, Cam Monagle (3-0) struck out nine batters in five innings when the Middlesex Expos beat the Andre Chiefs 6-2. Jose Paulno (3 RBI’s) and Andrew Mazzone both homered to pace the Expos 12 hit offense.

On Monday, Reading hosts Alibrandis at Austin Prep at 6:30 PM and the Melrose Americans and Lexington Blue Sox meet in Lexington at 8:00 PM.

Alibrandis and Expos Get Friday Wins

Juan Parra went 3 for 3, Charlie Auditore had a homer and a single and two RBI’s, and Teddy Dziuba had two RBI’s, when Alibrandis beat the Malden Maddogs 9-1 at Maplewood on Friday night. Colin Velis (1-0) struck out four in four innings to get the win.

In Lexington, Andrew Mazzone had a homer and four RBI’s to lead the Middlesex Expos to a 8-2 win over the Blue Sox. Leadoff man Kebler Peralta added three hits and a couple of RBI’s for the Expos. Zach Kirby (5-1) struck out 13 batters in five innings to get the win as Expos pitching combined on a 17 strikeout performance.