Monday, July 27, 2015

Rowley - 5, Ipswich -3

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Ipswich at Beverly Rained Out

The Ipswich/Beverly game was rained out in the bottom of the first inning with the Chiefs leading 2-0. The game will likely be made up Friday if necessary.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Playoff Picture in Final Week

The playoff picture is becoming clearer heading into the final week.

Manchester, 31pts with 3 games remaining.  Manchester has clinched a playoff spot and leads Rowley by 2 games for the #1 overall seed.

Rowley, 27pts with 3 games remaining.  Rowley has clinched a playoff spot.

Rockport, 23pts with 5 games remaining.  Rockport clinches a playoff spot with one more win.  They could clinch by taking one game in a doubleheader versus Topsfield on Sunday.

Beverly, 20pts with 2 games remaining.  Beverly is in fourth place but does not control its own destiny.  Beverly's Magic Number versus Hamilton is "3" meaning even if the Giants finish 2-0 they still need Hamilton to drop one of their remaining games this week.

Hamilton, 19pts with 3 games remaining.  Hamilton controls its own destiny and would clinch a playoff spot by beating Manchester twice and Rockport once.  Otherwise, they would need to get help from a Beverly loss or two.

Ipswich, 14pts with 3 games remaining.  If Ipswich wins out, and Hamilton and Beverly lose out, Ipswich could force a tie for 4th place.  So, their playoff hopes are alive, but just barely.

Topsfield, 9pts with 5 games remaining.  Topsfield is eliminated as they can only finish with 19 points if they win out.

Mariners Townies Rained out

The game was called in the bottom of the 1st.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Beverly - 11, Ipswich - 3

ITL Ipswich Chiefs falls 11-3 at the hands of the Beverly Giants
 
The Beverly Giants beat the Ipswich Chiefs on Friday 11-3 at Linebrook Field in five innings. The Giants scored five runs in the fourth.  The Giants scored in the fourth on a hit by pitch, a two-run single by Andy Brown, a wild pitch, and a groundout by Conor Walsh.

Eric Messina got a hit in each of his three at bats. He singled in the second, fourth, and fifth innings.
 
Kevin Michael went a perfect 2-2 at the dish for Ipswich. He doubled in the first inning and singled in the third inning.

 
The Giants were sparked by Jeff Barricelli and Messina, who teamed up for four hits and three RBIs.
 
Jake Greaney couldn't get it done on the bump for Ipswich, taking a loss. He allowed 10 runs in four innings, walked two and struck out two.
 
The Giants jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the top of the second. The Giants' threat began with a double by Conor Walsh. Then moved Conor Walsh from second to third. Dan Cashman singled, scoring Conor Walsh. The Giants pushed more runs across when Cashman scored on an RBI single by Sean Martin and Chirco scored on a fielder's choice.

Generals Sweep Tories, 8-4 win

ITL Hamilton Generals defeats ITL Topsfield Tories 8-4

ITL Hamilton Generals beat ITL Topsfield Tories 8-4 in seven innings on Friday at Proctor School 60 Main st topsfield ma behind Drew Taylor, who had two extra base hits.  He doubled in the first and third innings and singled in the fifth inning.
Troy Bunker boosted his batting average thanks to a perfect 2-2 day at the plate to pace ITL Topsfield Tories. He singled in the second and fifth innings.
Jack Clay got the win for ITL Hamilton Generals. He allowed four runs over 6 1/3 innings. He struck out six, walked four and surrendered six hits.  Cam Borrelli, Taylor and Luke Wendt helped lead ITL Hamilton Generals. They combined for eight hits and six RBIs.
Spencer Aguiar ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. He allowed six runs in 3 2/3 innings, walked three and struck out three.
ITL Hamilton Generals closer Matt Greeke put away the final two outs to record the save.  ITL Hamilton Generals never surrendered the lead after the first inning, scoring one run on an RBI double by Cam Borrelli.  ITL Hamilton Generals increased its lead with two runs in the third. Luke Wendt started the inning with a single, scoring Taylor.
ITL Hamilton Generals piled on five more runs in the top of the fourth. A bases loaded walk scored Andre Painchaud to get ITL Hamilton Generals on the board in the inning. That was followed up by Luke Wendt's single, bringing home Clay and Jim Love.
A two-run fifth inning helped bring ITL Topsfield Tories within six. An RBI single by Bunker and an RBI single by Ben Panunzio sparked ITL Topsfield Tories' rally. Finally, Clay induced an inning-ending strike out from Erik Larsen.
After pushing across one run in the bottom of the sixth, ITL Topsfield Tories faced just a 8-3 deficit. An RBI single by Zack Lamkin gave ITL Topsfield Tories life. Finally, Clay got Alan Nahigian to fly out to end the threat.
After pushing across one run in the bottom of the seventh, ITL Topsfield Tories faced just a 8-4 deficit. An RBI single by Tom Cadmus triggered ITL Topsfield Tories' comeback. ITL Hamilton Generals' Matt Greeke induced a Aguiar fly out to close things out.

Generals Win over Tories 5-2

Avon Stewart helps ITL Hamilton Generals down ITL Topsfield Tories 5-2

Avon Stewart had two extra base hits as ITL Hamilton Generals took home a 5-2 victory over ITL Topsfield Tories in seven innings at Patton Park 43 Asbury St, MA 01982 on Thursday.  He doubled in the third inning and homered in the fifth inning.

Larry Torres kept contact to a minimum, striking out six ITL Topsfield Tories batters. Larry Torres allowed one earned run, three hits and four walks over six innings.  ITL Hamilton Generals was sparked by Stewart and Drew Taylor, who teamed up for four hits and three RBIs.

Zack Lamkin was charged with the loss. He lasted just six innings, walked one, struck out two, and allowed five runs.

The bottom of the first saw ITL Hamilton Generals take an early lead, 2-0. ITL Hamilton Generals' rally started when Taylor doubled. A single by Luke Wendt then moved Taylor from second to third. ITL Hamilton Generals added more runs when Wendt scored on an RBI single by Jeff Brown.  ITL Hamilton Generals stayed on top until the final out after taking the lead in the fifth, scoring three runs on a three-run home run by Stewart.

Rowley -4, Rockport -3

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Rowley -5, Manchester/Essex -0

Tim Moore gets the complete game shut out. Peter Clark takes the loss.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Hamilton - 5, Beverly - 2

Drew Taylor drove in the go-ahead run to give ITL Hamilton Generals the lead in the sixth inning, as ITL Hamilton Generals hung on to beat the Beverly Giants 5-2 on Tuesday.

With the score tied at two in the sixth inning, Taylor came to the plate and singled, bringing home Avon Stewart.  It was a good day at the plate for the Generals' Taylor. Taylor went 3-4, drove in one and scored one run.

Matt Greeke pitched lights out for ITL Hamilton Generals. Greeke held the Beverly Giants hitless over two innings, allowed no earned runs, walked three and struck out three.

A bright spot for the Giants in the defeat was Dan Cashman, who allowed only one run while striking out five.  Eric Messina was the game's losing pitcher. He lasted just one inning, walked two, struck out one, and allowed four runs.

The top of the second saw the Giants take an early lead, 1-0. Conor Walsh started the rally for the Giants with a single. A groundout by Josh Levesque then moved Conor Walsh from first to second. Brian Chirco singled, plating Conor Walsh.

It didn't take long for Hamilton to answer as it scored one run of its own in the fifth. Hamilton scored on an RBI single by Austen Michel.

The Generals didn't give up the lead after the sixth inning. Additional runs came from a two-run single by Luke Wendt.

Mariners 3 Rams 2

Topsfield @ Rowley Makeup

Topsfield @ Rowley (from 7/1) will be played:
Tuesday, July 28th @ Rowley
5:45pm start

Rockport @ Rowley (from 7/15)

Rockport @ Rowley (from 7/15) will be played:
Thursday, July 23rd in Rowley
5:45pm start

Monday, July 20, 2015

Rockport 2, Ipswich 3

Chiefs travel to Evans field and pick up the win over Rockport, 3-2.

Hamilton @ Rockport Makeup Game

Hamilton @ Rockport (from 6/21) game will be played:
Wednesday, July 29th @ Rockport
6pm Start