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.

Blue Sox Beat Americans, Chiefs Edge Expos

Eli Perez’ two-run single in the sixth inning broke open a 2-2 tie and led the Blue Sox to a 5-2 win over the Melrose Americans in Lexington on Thursday night. Pinch-runner Ernie Little and Alex Voitik scored on Perez’ single.
Jake Vesling started for Lexington and pitched 5+ innings, giving up two hits, an unearned run, and struck out three. Despite giving up a run, Borja Jones-Berasaluce (2-0) picked up the win in relief. Manny Delcarmen closed out the seventh for his fourth save. Scott Searles and Jack Beverly drove in the Melrose runs.

At Brandeis, Teddy Dziuba had two hits, including a double, and drove home two runs to lead the Andre Chiefs past the Middlesex Expos 5-4. Andrew Caulfield added a couple of hits and Juan Parra and Ryan Noone both had RBI’s for the Chiefs. Paul Frisoli chalked up the win with four innings of six strikeout, two-hit relief. Frisoli (1-0) came on for Chiefs’ starter Cal Carroll who worked the first three innings.

The Reading Bulldogs meet the Blue Sox in Lexington at 8:00 PM in tonight’s only game.

Dunphy 3 Hits Bulldogs in 3-1 Chiefs Win, Maddogs Edge Expos at Brandeis

Tim Dunphy tossed a complete game three-hitter when the Andre Chiefs beat the Reading Bulldogs 3-1 on Wednesday night at Maplewood. Andrew Caulfield (RBI) and John Baptista led the Chiefs with two hits each and Nick Valdario had a RBI triple. Aidan Vining (0-2) took the loss despite striking out eight in his 4.1 innings. Dunphy raised his record to 4-2 on the year with the win.

Brian Pelrine (1-0) got the win with two innings of scoreless relief when the visiting Malden Maddogs edged the Middlesex Expos 5-4 at Brandeis. Hector Roman Jr (double) had two hits and two RBI, Conor Hanlon a two RBI double, and Mike Pratte added a triple to pace the Maddogs.

On Thursday, the Melrose Americans visit the Blue Sox in Lexington at 8:00 PM and the Chiefs and Expos meet at Brandeis at 8:15 PM.