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Freni, Chiefs Strike Down Americans

Posted by Kevin Burgoyne at Jun 5, 2013 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Andre Chiefs starting pitcher Jared Freni (1-0) walked Mike Burgoyne leading off the first and then struck out eleven consecutive batters, leading the Chiefs to a 8-1 victory over the Americans Wednesday night at Morelli Field. Freni, who finished with fifteen K's, carried a no-hitter through six and one third innings before fifty year-old pinch hitter and Melrose Rams legend, Mike Kalfopoulos, doubled over the head of Tony Serino in centerfield to spoil the no-hit bid. Matt DiCato took over on the mound for the Chiefs following the hit. After an infield error, DiCato allowed a single to James McConville that scored pinch runner Connor Columbo with the only Melrose run before striking out the final two Americans to preserve the Chiefs' win.

Freni, the 2012 Intercity League Pitcher of the Year and Playoff MVP, was in complete command all the way, issuing just one base on balls to go with the one hit. Serino and Tony Deshler led the Chiefs offensive attack with two hits each.

Jeff Rowan (0-1) took the loss for the Americans. He battled to overcome finger numbness on his pitching hand but couldn't find his control, walking two batters and hitting four others with pitches in his two and one third innings of work. He was touched for four runs, one earned, and surrendered five hits. He was lifted in favor of Ryan McNiff, who tossed three and two thirds innings of effective relief. McNiff gave up four unearned runs on three hits while striking out two and walking two. Both Rowan and McNiff were victimized by defensive miscues, as the Americans were charged with five errors in the game. Andy Padarat gave up a lead off double to Juan Portes before settling down to pitch a scoreless seventh for Melrose.

The loss was the second straight for the Americans (1-2), who fell to the Reading Bulldogs 4-3 Tuesday in a game that featured just one Melrose hit.

The Americans hope to jump start the offense when they travel to Lexington on Tuesday night, June 11 to take on the Blue Sox. Making his first Intercity League start will be Suffolk University southpaw Steve Chamberland. They remain on the road Wednesday night with a trip to Walsh Field in Wakefield where they will face the Merchants for the second time this season. Bates College righthander, Connor Columbo, will be on the mound for Melrose.

Wed, 5 June, 7:15PM, at Morelli Field Andre Chiefs 8, Melrose Americans 1 

  Summary | Box Score
Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Andre Chiefs 1 0 3 0 3 1 0 8 9 1
Melrose Americans 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 5
 
W: J Freni (1-0), L: J Rowan (0-1)


Andre Chiefs AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
Hal Landers 3 2 0 0 0 0 .000
Tony Deshler 4 0 2 0 1 0 .500
Juan Portes 4 1 1 0 1 0 .250
Pete Copa 3 1 1 1 0 2 .333
   Paul Yanakopulos  1 0 0 0 0 0 .000
   Mike DiCato  0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Mike Andre 3 1 1 1 2 0 .333
   Rob Caggiano  0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Chad Conner 3 1 0 0 0 2 .000
   Matt Boleski  2 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Tony Serino 4 1 2 2 0 0 .500
Nick Leva 3 0 1 0 0 0 .333
Mike  Barbati 2 1 1 1 1 0 .500
Totals 32 8 9 5 5 4 .281
 
2B: Juan Portes, Pete Copa
RBI: Pete Copa, Mike Andre, Tony Serino 2, Mike  Barbati
SB: Hal Landers, Tony Serino
E: Juan Portes


Melrose Americans AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
Mike Burgoyne 2 0 0 0 1 2 .000
Steve Burke 2 0 0 0 0 2 .000
   Chris Murphy  1 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Manny Powers 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000
   Mike Kalfopoulos  1 0 1 0 0 0 1.000
Mike Addesa 3 0 0 0 0 1 .000
James McConville 3 0 1 1 0 1 .333
Nick Powers 3 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Joe Barrera 3 0 0 0 0 3 .000
John McGonagle 2 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Paul Ardizzoni 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 24 1 2 1 1 15 .083
 
2B: Mike Kalfopoulos
RBI: James McConville
SB: Mike Burgoyne
E: Steve Burke, James McConville, Paul Ardizzoni, Jeff Rowan 2


Andre Chiefs IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Jared Freni (W 1-0) 6.1 1 1 1 1 15 1.11
Matt DiCato 0.2 1 0 0 0 2 0.00
 
WP: Matt DiCato


Melrose Americans IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Jeff Rowan (L 0-1) 2.1 5 4 1 2 2 3.00
Ryan McNiff 3.2 4 4 0 2 2 0.00
Andy Padarat 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
 
WP: Jeff Rowan 3
HB: Jeff Rowan 4
Weather: Partly Cloudy

 

 

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Reading Bulldogs Top Americans

Posted by Kevin Burgoyne at Jun 4, 2013 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Zach Levine and Sean Boyle combined on a one-hitter Tuesday night to lead the Reading Bulldogs to a 4-3 win over the Melrose Americans at Endicott College. The Americans, who failed to take advantage of eight Reading walks, fell to 1-1 on the season with the loss. 

Rob DiFranco worked the first four innings for the Americans. He was reached for two unearned runs on just four hits and struck out six while walking one. Steve Chamberland (0-1) took over in the fifth and took the loss. In one inning of work, Chamberland allowed two earned runs on two hits and a walk. Nick Powers finished up, throwing an inning of scoreless relief. He didn't allow a hit while striking out two and walking two. 

Melrose took a 2-0 first inning lead when, with one out, Steve Burke walked and Mike Adessa followed a strikeout with a walk of his own. A shortstop error on a James McConville grounder plated Burke with the first run before Manny Powers doubled to deep right to drive home Adessa with the second.

Reading got one back in the bottom of the inning when leadoff hitter Steve Buitkus doubled and moved to third on a wild pitch. With one out Colin Sitarz walked to put men on the corners. Sitarz stole second and the ball was thrown into centerfield when the shortstop failed to cover, allowing Buitkus to score from third.  

The Americans scored their third run in the fourth without the benefit of a hit. Andrew Gray walked leading off. Joe Barrera sacrificed and was safe at first on a fielder's choice when the throw to second failed to get Gray. Paul Ardizzoni then laid down a sacrifice bunt to put men at second and third. Mike Burgoyne's sacrifice fly to right brought home Gray.

Reading answered in the bottom of the inning with a run of their own. Hank Oringer doubled to lead off the inning. DiFranco got the next two batters on fly balls to center, but when Zach Conti's line drive to shortstop was misplayed for an error, Oringer scored to cut the Melrose lead to 3-2.

Reading got two in the bottom of fifth to take a lead they wouldn't relinquish. Chamberland walked Buitkus leading off. Nick Conti singled him to third and Sitarz scored Buitkus with a sacrifice fly to left to make it 3-3. After Conti stole second, a Mike Taylor triple to left scored him to make it 4-3 before Chamberland retired the next two hitters to end the inning. Boyle (1-0) set the Americans down 1-2-3 in the sixth and seventh to earn the win in relief.   

Jeff Rowan will be on the mound when the Americans return home to Melrose Wednesday night to host the 2012 Intercity League champion Andre Chiefs at Morelli Field. Game time is 7:15. 


Tue, 4 June, 7:45PM, at Endicott College 
Reading Bulldogs 4, Melrose Americans 3 

  Summary | Box Score
Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Melrose Americans 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 1
Reading Bulldogs 1 0 0 1 2 0 x 4 8 3
 
W: S Boyle (1-0), L: S Chamberland (0-1)


Melrose Americans AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
Mike Burgoyne 3 0 0 1 0 0 .000
Steve Burke 2 0 0 0 2 1 .000
Kevin Davis 4 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Mike Addesa 2 0 0 0 2 0 .000
James McConville 3 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Manny Powers 2 0 1 1 1 0 .500
Andrew Gray 2 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Joe Barrera 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Paul Ardizzoni 1 0 0 0 1 1 .000
Totals 21 0 1 2 8 5 .048
 
2B: Manny Powers
RBI: Mike Burgoyne, Manny Powers
SB: Steve Burke, James McConville
E: Joe Barrera, Paul Ardizzoni


Reading Bulldogs AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
Steve Buitkus 2 2 1 0 2 0 .500
Nick Conti 4 1 2 0 0 1 .500
Colin Sitarz 2 0 0 1 1 0 .000
Mike Taylor 3 0 1 1 0 2 .333
Hank Oringer 3 1 1 0 0 0 .333
Darren Hartwell 3 0 1 0 0 0 .333
Dante Padovani 3 0 1 0 0 1 .333
Zach Conti 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000
   Bill Cataldo  1 0 1 1 1 0 1.000
John Halsey 3 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Totals 25 4 8 3 4 7 .320
 
2B: Steve Buitkus, Hank Oringer, Dante Padovani
3B: Mike Taylor, Darren Hartwell
RBI: Colin Sitarz, Mike Taylor, Bill Cataldo
SB: Nick Conti 2, Bill Cataldo 2
E: Nick Conti, Colin Sitarz, John Halsey


Melrose Americans IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Rob DiFranco 4 4 2 0 1 6 0.00
Steve Chamberland (L 0-1) 1 3 2 2 1 0 14.00
Nick Powers 1 0 0 0 2 2 0.00
 
WP: Rob DiFranco, Nick Powers


Reading Bulldogs IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Zach Levine 4 1 3 1 7 2 1.75
Sean Boyle (W 1-0) 3 0 0 0 1 3 0.00
 
Weather: Clear

 

 

 

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Americans Top Wakefield in Morelli Opener

Posted by Kevin Burgoyne at Jun 2, 2013 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Playing their first game at their new home, the Melrose Americans opened the 2013 season with an 8-3 win over the Wakefield Merchants Sunday afternoon at Morelli Field.

Aided by a pair of timely double plays, Suffolk University lefthander Jonathan Richard (1-0) earned the victory with five solid innings of work. He allowed two earned runs on eight hits, while walking and striking out one. 

Bates College's, Connor Columbo, finished up, pitching the sixth and seventh. The first batter he faced, Merchant 1st baseman Ryan Gendron, welcomed the Americans' righthander to the Intercity League with a home run to left. Centerfielder Bobby Lossano and DH John Davison followed with singles to put runners at the corners with nobody out, but Columbo settled down to strike out the next two hitters and get the third on a ground ball to first. He struck out two more Merchants in a scoreless seventh to secure the victory.

The Americans were led offensively by Bates College's Kevin Davis. Picking up where he left off after an impressive 2013 rookie campaign with the Americans, the third baseman doubled home a run in the first, hit a towering two-run homer to left center in the fourth and singled in the sixth. His ground out in the second drove in another run.

Former Testa Corporation Bomber shortstop, Mark Adessa, who along with brother Mike (3B/1B), a veteran ten-year Bomber, signed with the Americans following the East Boston based franchise's folding, added three hits, two runs scored and an RBI for the Americans. Mike singled in the second run and scored the third in Melrose's three run first inning.

Centerfielder Mike Burgoyne had two hits, including a double, and scored a run. Rightfielder Manny Powers of Framingham State, doubled to left center to drive in the Americans' third first inning run. Leftfielder Andrew Gray and catcher Joe Barrera, two runs scored, also hit safely for the Americans on opening day.

Endicott College will be the venue Tuesday night when the Americans travel to Beverly to take on the Reading Bulldogs at 8:00. Getting the start on the mound for the Americans will be Bates College and native Melrose righthander Rob DiFranco. 


Sun, 2 June, 4:00PM, at Morelli Field 
Melrose Americans 8, Wakefield Merchants 3 

  Summary | Box Score
Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Wakefield Merchants 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 3 11 1
Melrose Americans 3 1 0 4 0 0 x 8 12 2
 
W: J Richard (1-0), L: D Bisso (0-1)


Wakefield Merchants AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
Louis Tarantino 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Scott Searles 4 0 2 0 0 1 .500
Josh Band 4 0 2 0 0 0 .500
Ryan Gendron 4 2 2 2 0 1 .500
Mike Sorrentino 3 1 2 0 0 0 .667
Bobby Losanno 4 0 2 0 0 0 .500
John Davison 3 0 1 1 0 0 .333
Joe Barry 3 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Nick Murry 3 0 1 0 0 1 .333
Totals 32 3 12 3 0 5 .375
 
2B: Ryan Gendron, Mike Sorrentino
HR: Ryan Gendron
RBI: Ryan Gendron 2, John Davison
E: Josh Band


Melrose Americans AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
Mike Burgoyne 4 1 2 0 0 0 .500
Mark Addesa 4 2 3 1 0 1 .750
Kevin Davis 4 2 3 4 0 0 .750
Mike Addesa 3 1 1 1 1 0 .333
James McConville 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000
   Steve Burke  1 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Manny Powers 3 0 1 1 0 1 .333
Andrew Gray 3 0 1 0 0 0 .333
Joe Barrera 2 2 1 0 1 0 .500
Chris Murphy 3 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Totals 30 8 12 7 2 4 .400
 
2B: Mike Burgoyne, Kevin Davis, Manny Powers
HR: Kevin Davis
RBI: Mark Addesa, Kevin Davis 4, Mike Addesa, Manny Powers
E: Joe Barrera, Chris Murphy


Wakefield Merchants IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Darren Bisso (L 0-1) 4 10 8 8 2 3 14.00
Kevin Flight 2 2 0 0 0 1 0.00
 


Melrose Americans IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Jonathan Richard (W 1-0) 5 8 2 2 1 1 2.80
Connor Columbo 2 3 1 1 0 4 3.50
 
HB: Connor Columbo
Weather: Sunny

 

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Posted by Kevin Burgoyne at Jun 28, 2012 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

 "Proud To Be An American"

 

Friday, June 29

Richard, Burgoyne Lead Americans Over Bombers  

At East Boston Stadium Thursday night, Jonathan Richard ran his record to 2-0, and the Americans improved to 6-7-1 on the season by topping the Testa Corporation Bombers 9-4. Richard went 6 innings to pick up the win. He allowed six Bomber hits, struck out 4 and issued 3 walks. Josh Baldwin finished up, surrendering 1 run in 1 inning of hitless relief and recording 1 base on balls and 2 strikeouts.

The Americans were led offensively by Mike Burgoyne and Joe Sheehan. Burgoyne had two doubles in the game. The first drove home a run in the second inning to tie the game and the second drove in 3 runs and broke the game open with two outs in the top of the seventh. Sheehan had 3 hits and scored a pair of runs for the Americans.

The Americans also received timely offensive contributions from Jake Ohanesian, who had 2 hits, walked once and scored a run, and from Kevin Davis and James McConville, both of whom singled to drive in runs. Davis also worked a two out walk in the first and scored the initial Americans' run on McConville's single. 

Sunday, the Americans return home to Playstead Park to take on cross-town rival Andre Chiefs. Veteran right hander, Ryan McNiff, will be on the mound for the Americans. It will be the third meeting between the two clubs already this season. The Chiefs had their way with the Americans in the previous games, winning the first at Playstead by a 14-4 score, and the second at Maplewood Field in Malden 12-3. 

The Chiefs are in second place in the Intercity League standings with an 8-2-2 record, good for 18 points. The Americans 6-7-1 record finds them with 13 points and in a fifth place tie with the Reading Bulldogs. 

Thu, 28 June, 8:00PM, at East Boston Stadium 
Medford Americans 9, Testa Corp. Bombers 4 

  Summary | Box Score
Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Medford Americans 1 2 1 1 0 0 4 9 9 1
Testa Corp. Bombers 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 6 5
 
W: J Richard (2-0), L: G Misho (0-1)


Medford Americans AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
Mike Burgoyne 5 1 2 4 0 0 .400
Jake Ohanesian 3 1 2 0 1 0 .667
Chris Salvati 5 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Kevin Davis 3 1 1 1 0 1 .333
Joe Sheehan 4 2 3 0 0 0 .750
James McConville 3 0 1 1 0 0 .333
Paul Pollano 4 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Andrew Gray 2 2 0 0 2 1 .000
Dan Gunn 4 2 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 33 9 9 6 3 5 .273
 
2B: Mike Burgoyne 2
RBI: Mike Burgoyne 4, Kevin Davis, James McConville
SB: Mike Burgoyne, Jake Ohanesian
E: Joe Sheehan


Testa Corp. Bombers AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
Mark O'Flynn 4 0 1 0 0 0 .250
Matt Pugh 4 0 2 0 0 0 .500
Josh Klimkiewicz 2 0 2 0 0 0 1.000
Mike Addesa 2 0 1 0 1 0 .500
Devin Perry 3 0 2 2 0 0 .667
   Mark Addesa  3 0 1 0 0 0 .333
Alex Barber 3 0 0 0 0 3 .000
Nick Wosny 1 0 0 0 1 1 .000
Matt Dickey 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 24 0 9 2 2 4 .375
 
RBI: Devin Perry 2


Medford Americans IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Jonathan Richard (W 2-0) 6 6 3 3 3 4 3.50
Josh Baldwin 1 0 1 1  

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Chiefs Rout Americans

Posted by Kevin Burgoyne at Jun 25, 2012 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

alden, MA- Lefty Tim Dunphy went six solid innings to get the win and his mates backed him with a dozen hits as the Chiefs beat the severe weather, as well as the Americans, 12-3 at under the lights at Maplewood Park on the campus of Malden Catholic on Monday night.

Brendan Pyburn (4-4, 2 doubles and 2 RBI), Former Minnesota Twins slugger Juan Portes (2-3, 3 Run Homer, 4 RBI) and Mike Baillargeon (2-4, triple, 3 RBI) led the Chiefs twelve hit attack. Jeff Berume (2-4, RBI), Mike Andre and Tony Deshler drove in the other Chiefs runs.

For Portes, it was his second homer of the season and he raised his RBI total to nine.

Dunphy (2-0-1), the former Brandeis standout, worked six innings, gave up five hits, three earned runs, struck out three, and walked just one. Bentley University’s Nate Witkowski worked a 1-2-3 seventh for the Chiefs.

Kevin McGlinchy (1-4) took the loss for the Americans. The former Atlanta Braves righty worked three innings, surrendered eight runs (all earned), nine hits, struck out five and hit a batter.

Chris Salvati had two hits for the Americans. Kevin Davis singled to drive in a run and James McConville doubled to drive one in for Medford. 

 

Mon, 25 June, 7:45PM, at Maplewood 
Andre Chiefs 12, Medford Americans 3 

  Summary | Box Score
Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Medford Americans 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 3 5 2
Andre Chiefs 1 0 3 3 2 3 x 12 12 0
 
W: T Dunphy (2-0), L: K McGlinchy (1-4)


Medford Americans AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
Mike Burgoyne 2 1 0 0 1 0 .000
Chris Salvati 3 1 2 0 0 0 .667
Kevin Davis 3 1 1 1 0 0 .333
James McConville 3 0 1 1 0 1 .333
Jose Polanco 3 0 1 0 0 0 .333
Jack Davis 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000
   Paul Pollano  1 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Thomas Flores 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Joe Barrera 3 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Luke Pashos 3 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Totals 26 3 5 2 1 4 .192
 
2B: James McConville, Jose Polanco
RBI: Kevin Davis, James McConville
E: Chris Salvati, Jack Davis


Andre Chiefs AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
Jeff Bercume 4 2 2 1 0 0 .500
Hal Landers 4 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Juan Portes 3 3 2 4 1 0 .667
Pete Copa 3 1 0 0 0 1 .000
Brendan Pyburn 4 3 4 2 0 0 1.000
   Mike  Barbati  0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Mike Baillargeon 4 0 2 3 0 1 .500
   Rob Caggiano  0 1 0 0 0 0 .000
Mike Andre 4 0 0 1 0 1 .000
Tony Deshler 3 1 1 1 0 1 .333
   Matt Boleski  1 0 0 0 0 0 .000
   Andy Cavanaugh  0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Nick Leva 2 1 1 0 0 1 .500
   Jon Byrne  0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 32 12 12 12 1 7 .375
 
2B: Brendan Pyburn 2
3B: Mike Baillargeon
HR: Juan Portes
RBI: Jeff Bercume, Juan Portes 4, Brendan Pyburn 2, Mike Baillargeon 3, Mike Andre, Tony Deshler
SB: Jeff Bercume 2, Brendan Pyburn, Mike Baillargeon, Tony Deshler


Medford Americans IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Ryan McNiff 2 2 1 0 0 2 0.00
Kevin McGlinchy (L 1-4) 3 9 8 7 0 5 16.33
Andy Padarat 1 2 3 3 1 0 21.00
 
HB: Kevin McGlinchy


Andre Chiefs IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Tim Dunphy (W 2-0) 6 5 3 3 1 3 3.50
Nate Witkowski 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
 
WP: Tim Dunphy