Senior League Action
White Sox 12, Cubs 11
The Rogers and Hutchins Funeral Home White Sox stuck it out to beat the Belmont Savings Bank Cubs 12-11. John Smokovich started and left with a lead after three innings. The Cubs fought back, but Clark Ewen pitched the next four innings and picked up the win. After missing the first 10 games with an ACL injury, John Vaglica returned BIG time. Vaglica was on base all four times he was at bat going 3-4. His return was highlighted with a long bomb that landed in the air on the basketball courts at North Union for a home run. Vaglica also played solid in the field and had his coaches asking, "What injury?" Rookie Chip Daley also had three hits and could have had four, if it weren't for a jumping catch by the Cubs third baseman. Tyler Hanlon and Andrew Cunningham also had multiple hit games with two each. John Rideout, Matt Laurendeau and Peter Ammondson also had hits.
Giants 6, White Sox 4
The Rogers and Hutchins Funeral Home White Sox fell behind early as the D’Agostino Deli Giants took advantage of a White Sox error that ultimately led to a couple of unearned runs. The White Sox fought back in the fifth and sixth innings to tie the game. In only his second game back from the DL, John “Big Papi” Vaglica hit another bomb into the parking lot. This homer sparked the White Sox, and in the sixth, some clutch hitting by Tyler Hanlon drove in the tying run. John Smokovich had another two-hit night, and aside from Vaglica's home run, the only other hit was by John Rideout. Smokovich also played a fantastic second base making some plays that helped keep the Giants off the bases. We can't forget the pitching and tonite we got a fantastic performance from Andrew Cunningham who went all seven and deserved a lot better result.
The Giants were led offensively by Justin DeMarco (3 hits, 3 RBIs), Jake Ryan (2 hits), Paul Chioccariello (2 hits) and Joshua Wong, Colin Keyes, Nick Carvello, Johnny Piggott, Emmit Rojo, Christian Reenstierna and Danny Slebodnick all added hits. Carvello, DeMarco, Chioccariello, Wong and Ryan all worked on the mound for the Giants as they improved to 10-1 on the year.
Cardinals 8, Cubs 7
The Touchdown Club Cardinals stole one from the Belmont Savings Bank Cubs. In the bottom of the seventh inning, Pat McCune led off with a double. He then proceeded to steal third. With two outs and a 3-0 count on Matt Cohen, Cohen squared around to fake bunt and the ball got by the catcher to the back stop -- that's when McCune scored the winning run.
There was also a great pitching performance by Brendan Griffin and Matt Wesoloski.
Really a great team effort as the Cards, after an 0-8 start, are 3-1-1 in their last five games as they try to make a move to get into the playoffs.
Senior League Scoreboard
ABA Indians 10, Touchdown Club Cardinals 5
ABA Indians 18, Sports Etc. Phillies 2
Intermediate League Action
A’s 12, Braves 3
The Got Books A’s defeated the Foodmaster Braves 12-3. Cooper Gould had three hits and Mike Largenton’s two hits paced the A's to another W under the lights at Arlington High School. Largenton also pitched three innings while giving up only two runs. Anthony DiFranco pitched a scoreless fourth and also had a hit. A determined Michael Lynch came in for the fifth and struck out the side to close it. Taio Yamaguchi and Matthew Beirne had the other two hits for the A's, and Jackson Elmore turned in a strong dancing performance at second base. The Braves offense was led by Connor Farrell, who had three hits. Stephen Vaccarello also had a hit and scored a run, and Garth Hull-Mcsweeney and Anthony Kellerman rounded out the scoring for the Braves. For the first two innings, Jonathan Alves kept his team in it and held the A's to two runs. Adam Deakin, Farrell and Vaccarello collectively closed the game out for the Braves.
Red Sox 14, Rockies 9
The Arlington Chiropractic Red Sox faced off against the Harris Plumbing and Heating Rockies under the lights at Summer Street and came out with a 14-9 victory to improve to 6-1 on the season.
The Red Sox where lead by the great pitching of JJ Hassler who pitched three innings allowing two hits and striking out four Rockies while not allowing a run. Dylan Madden came in for relief in the fourth and had a hard time finding the strike zone allowing six walks and eight runs to score on just two hits. Alosha Kuznetsov recorded the third out of the fourth Inning and closed it out in the fifth preserving the win for Hassler. The Red Sox bats where hot collecting eight hits of which Tom Maloney had two deep doubles and Alosha Kuznetsov with one deep double to center.
The Rockies were down 9-0 entering the bottom of the fourth but rallied back with some timely walks, two hits and a balk by the Red Sox to score eight runs to pull within one of the Red Sox. The Rockies were led by Jackson Foster, who pitched four innings and was relieved by David O'Brien and Griffin Lessell. The Rockies collected two solid hits from Foster and Seaghan Kinneen. Foster had two RBIs on the night.
Braves 12, Rockies 8
The Foodmaster Braves survived a home run by Henry Feinstein and four straight hits by the Harris Plumbing and Heating Rockies in a hard-fought 12-8 victory over the Rockies at North Union on Saturday. Garth McSweeney and Carl Conti took the hill for the Braves, pitching mostly to contact over five innings. Feinstein and Ryan Ahern each had two hits; Connor Wells and Griffin Lessell scored two runs apiece.
For the Braves, McSweeney scored three runs and Conti crossed the plate four times. Adam Deakin and Spencer Hayes each had two RBIs. Antony Kellermann led off the fifth with a base hit, then scored from second on a hit by McSweeney, adding insurance in the final inning. John Dellanno played a great game at third, snaring a line drive, and starting a 5-2-5-1 putout on a rundown.
Red Sox 10, Marlins 3
On a beautiful sunny morning at Summer Street the Arlington Chiropractic Red Sox played the ABA Marlins in a game of great pitching and some amazing hitting. The Red Sox defeated the Marlins 10-3 to improve their record to 7-1.
The Red Sox had Dylan Madden on the mound to start the game that picked up the win after suffering a tough outing the night before. He pitched three innings allowing no hits, one unearned run and striking out four. Matt Denaro in his return to playing full time baseball after suffering a several bruised rib in the opening game of the season pitched three amazing innings striking out seven consecutive batters in a row to silence the Marlins. Denaro went 3-4 on the day with two singles and a double. Alosha Kuznetsov also went 3-4 with two singles and a double. With the monster hit of the day, Billy Davey went 2-3 with a single and a towering triple to left center.
The Marlins got great pitching from Alex Bergeron who pitched three innings striking out nine Red Sox but allowing five hits and four earned runs. Scott Bergeron came on in relief for his brother pitching three innings allowing five hits and six earned runs. The Marlins got two hits one from Branden Sheehan and Michael Morrissette to round out the hits for the Marlins.
Red Sox 4, A’s 1
The first place Arlington Chiropractic Red Sox squared off against the second place Got Books A's at Peirce Field tonight under the lights in a pitching duel that went all seven innings with the Red Sox coming out on top 4-1.
The Red Sox were led by some phenomenal pitching by Alosha Kuznetsov, three innings four hits, one earned run and four strikeouts. Matt Denaro came on in relief and pitched three innings of one-hit baseball, striking out four and no earned runs. Tom Maloney came in for the save in the seventh and allowed one hit and no earned runs. Kuznetsov and Billy Davey both had big doubles to left center that drove in three of the Red Sox four runs. Issac Hiller, Denaro and Nathan Kiernan rounded out the Red Sox hits for the nights. JJ Hassler made an amazing snag down the first base line in the seventh inning to kill a potential rally by the A's.
The A's got some great pitching from Michael Lynch who went five innings and allowed five hits and four earned runs while striking out six, including three in the fifth. Mike Largenton came on in relief in the sixth inning and pitched lights out baseball completely silencing the Red Sox bats in a no-hit, no-earned-runs and five-strikeout performance, striking out the side in the seventh to close it out. The A's got two solid singles from Largenton who also got the RBI for the A's. Lynch went 2-3 on the night with two singles; Cooper Gould and Anthony Buscemi both chipped in with one hit apiece.
It was a great defensively played game by both teams with the some extremely strong pitching.
Braves 14, Marlins 7
For the second straight game, the Foodmaster Braves shook off a tough first inning en route to a 14-7 victory over the Marlins on Sunday night under the lights at Summer Street. The Marlins came out on fire in the top of the first, as the first three batters reached on hits and the first four batters scored to give the Marlins an early 4-0 lead. The Braves responded with six of their own in the bottom half of the inning and never trailed. It was game of big innings, as the Marlins scored four in the first and three in the fourth, while the Braves scored six in the first, four in the second, and four in the fourth.
The offensive star of the night was Teddy Ronayne, who drove in five runs and scored twice. Spencer Hayes and Chris Warren each had two RBIs, while Richard McIsaac reached base three times, had a hit and an RBI. Stephen Vaccarello had four steals.
The Marlins offense was paced by Alex Bergeron, who had two hits and three RBIs. Scott Bergeron had a double and a single, and Keith Acenas reached base three times and had two RBIs.
Garth McSweeney pitched a complete game for the Braves, striking out seven over five innings.