Royals & Reds Grab Opening Night Wins

The Somerville Royals and Watertown Reds welcomed the league’s two newcomers, the Alibrandi Baseball Club and the Malden Maddogs, to the ICL in an impolite fashion taking 7-2 and 15-0 wins as the circuit kicked off its 69th season on Wednesday night.

The Royals jumped out to a 7-1 fourth inning lead at Ferullo Field led by Brady Chant and Jake Cintolo who each had three hits and combined for five RBI’s. Lefty Jonathan Richard (1-0) went the first five innings to get the win and Soren Hansen added a solo homer for Somerville. Mark Addesa had three of Alibrandis’ nine hits. Brian Tanguy (0-1) took the loss.

In Malden, the Watertown Reds got six innings of one-hit, six strikeout pitching from Matt Horan, and rung out 17 hits, on the way to a 15-0 shutout of the Maddogs.

ICL action continues tonight with four games. Alibrandis travels to Wakefield to meet the Merchants at Walsh Field 6:00 PM, the Maddogs visit the Andre Chiefs at Maplewood (Malden Catholic) at 8:00 PM, the Melrose Americans and Reading Bulldogs open their seasons at Endicott College in Beverly at 8:00 PM, and the Royals host the Reds at Trum Field in Somerville at 8:15 PM.