Senior League Action
Giants 16, Cubs 2
The D’Agostino Deli Giants defeated the Belmont Savings Bank Cubs 16-2. Jake Ryan picked up the victory pitching four innings allowing one run on two hits while striking out eight. Harry Theodore pitched one inning allowing one run on two hits. Danny Slebodnick was the offensive star for the Giants with three hits, while driving in three runs. Nick Carvello also had three hits and drove in two runs, Paul Chioccariello and Emmit Rojo had two hits and Johnny Piggot and Theodore also had hits.
George West, Dan Shaw, Ryan Hood and Louis Doherty had the hits for the Cubs.
White Sox 2, Cardinals 1
The White Sox bats looked they were still away for the holiday, as they found it tough going against the Cardinals lefty Pat Curran over four innings. Clark Ewen started and pitched two innings giving up the lone run (unearned). John Smokovich followed Ewen throwing two scoreless innings and giving up one hit. Chip Daley came in for two and picked up the win. Fellow rookie, Matt Laurendeau, came in to close it down and picked up the save. John Rideout had two hits and Smokovich had the only other hit. Andrew Cunningham reached on an error and scored the winning run on Smokovich RBI double.
Giants 7, Indians 6
The D’Agostino Deli Giants and the ABA Indians battled it out in the forest at North Union. With the high grass it would take line drives to create any offense on this cool night. Justin DeMarco led the Giants offensively with three hits including two doubles, Johnny Piggott, Jake Ryan, Christian Reenstierna, Harry Theodore, Paul Chioccariello, Emmit Rojo and Michael Lojacono all managed to drive balls through the 6-inch grass infield.
The Indians were led offensively by Patrick Keveney who launched two doubles that would still be rolling if not for the high grass and Will Martin, Colin Hanley and Matthew Hart also added hits. Martin also gunned down two Giants base runners attempting to steal.
White Sox 10, Phillies 0
Congratulations to the Rogers and Hutchins Funeral Home White Sox who after a 0-2 start of the season, secured second place in the league with a 10-0 victory over the Sports Etc. Phillies. The White Sox will begin their championship run with their first game against the Indians at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Summer St.
Tonight’s win featured Tyler Hanlon's Babe Ruth pitching debut, and he got the win pitching three innings allowing only two hits. Sam Jennings came in for the next two innings to secure the shutout allowing only one hit.
Clark Ewen's bat was alive tonight with two bombs that ended up as doubles. Ewen also had a single and scored three times. John Smokovich had two hits, as did John Vaglica. One of Vaglica's hits was a bomb to deep center, which turned out to be a triple. Chip Daly got one hit and walked three times. Other hits came off the bats of Hanlon and Jennings.
Senior League Scoreboard
Belmont Savings Bank 11, Touchdown Club 4
Indians 7, Sports Etc. 2
Intermediate League Action
Rockies 6, A’s 5
The Harris Plumbing and Heating Rockies prevailed in a closely fought and well played seven-inning game, 6-5 over the Got Books A’s. Jackson Foster pitched five for the Rockies, and David O'Brien pitched two strong innings in relief for the save.
Benjamin Colety consistently threw strikes for the A's, giving up just one run in his three innings pitched.
Among the defensive highlights were catches by Colety on a liner back to the pitcher by Marcus Messuri, and Zach Clark grabbing a hard liner to third off the bat of Myles Goldstein.
The Rockies took the lead with five runs in the fifth off Michael Lynch. The rally was sparked by a series of singles by Seamus Holden, Foster and Ryan Ahern. In the sixth, Lynch rapidly dispatched the Rockies pushing the game into the seventh by sending them down 1-2-3 with just a handful of pitches.
In the seventh, Rory Liddy's single started things off for the A's, but O'Brien shut the door retiring three of the last four batters. The game ended with a grounder to short--Foster's low throw was scooped out of the dirt by Holden for the final out.
Rockies 4, Braves 3
The Harris Plumbing and Heating Rockies defeated the Foodmaster Braves 4-3 in a game that featured strong defense by both teams. David O'Brien pitched four solid innings for the Rockies, and Jackson Foster pitched three for the save. Foster also scored two runs and went 3-4 including a double, and made a number of plays at short. Zach Clark hit a clutch two-out, two-run double in the third to bring in the Rockies' third and fourth runs.
Garth McSweeney consistently threw strikes for the Braves, and gave up four runs. Jonathan Alves pitched four scoreless innings in relief. McSweeney played impressively at shortstop catching a number of pop-ups and throwing out several runners at first.
The game ended on a long drive by Alves to center field which was hauled in by Rockies' outfielder Jarett Karp.
Intermediate League Scoreboard
Red Sox 8, Braves 3
A's 10, Marlins 2