Saturday, July 30, 2011

HR Derby Today!

The Annual ITL HR Derby will be today at Patton Park starting at 1pm. All ITL players are welcome to participate. Hope to see everyone there.

Generals Mariners Tie

Generals 5 Mariners 5

Manchester/Essex rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh to salvage a 5-5 tie Friday night in Hamilton. Luke Painchaud of the Generals and Brandon Bell of the Mariners both went the distance for their clubs.

Hamilton took a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the third. Two walks sandwiched around a Reggie Maidment HBP loaded the bases with nobody out. After a fielder's choice cut down a run at the plate for the first out, Jim Maloney and Jered Stewart contributed back-to-back two run doubles to put the Generals up by four.

The Mariners got a run back in the fourth on an Adam Philpot RBI groundout, but the Generals answered with a run in the fifth with courtesy of a Tim O'Leary two-out RBI single. Nate Bertolino (3-for-4, 2B, HR, 3RBI) cut the Hamilton lead to 5-2 in the sixth with a titanic blast to left.

In the seventh, Whit Graham started the rally by drawing a one-out walk. Bryan Lafata then reached on a chopper between third and short that was misplayed. Rory Gentile followed with a single to center to load the bases with out one. After Rogers flew to right for the second out, Brett Cahill hit a hot shot back to Painchaud that bounced away allowing a run to score, cutting the Hamilton lead to 5-3. Bertolino then tied the game with a hard groundball up the middle into center. Hamilton advanced a runner to second in the bottom of the seventh, but the Rogers made a nice play ranging up the middle to end the game.

Rockport over Topsfield

Rockport slaughtered Topsfield Friday night at Proctor by a score of 16-3. Everyone in the Townies starting nine had hits as Topsfield displayed an embarrassing defensive effort.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Generals over Mariners

Hamilton defeated Manchester/Essex by a score of 8-5 Thursday night at Patton Park. Matt Greeke pitched a complete game for the Generals to get the win and Mike Cain also went the distance for the Mariners.

Hamilton fell into an early 4-0 hole, but scored one in the second and tied the game in the third on a three-run HR by Jered Stewart. After Manchester/Essex re-took the lead, Hamilton added two runs in the bottom of the fifth on a few defensive miscues by the Mariners to take a 6-5 lead. Hamilton tacked on two more in the sixth highlighted by a Reggie Maidment solo-HR to account for the 8-5 final. Provost had two hits for Hamilton and McFarland had three for Manchester/Essex.

The two teams play again Friday night at Patton in a makeup game.

Beverly - 9, Rockport - 8

The Giants came back from a 6 to 1 deficit to beat the Townies 9 to 8 Thursday night at Cooney Field. Nick Adams allowed 2 runs over the final 3 innings for the save while also hitting 2 doubles. Joe Gill pitched a scoreless inning of relief for the win. Derek Scialdone's 3 run homer was the big blast for Beverly.

For Rockport Brent Currier had 2 homeruns including a 2 run homer in the top of the seventh that cut the lead to 1.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Topsfield 7 Beverly 6

The Tories defeated the Giants this past Wednesday in Topsfield by a score of 7-6. Both teams got great pitching efforts from Joe Gill and Zack Lamkin who got the Win in a complete game. The Giants went up early from a few home runs including a bomb to left center from Paul Drinkwater. The Tories came back to tie the game in the bottom of the seventh, pushing the game to extra innings. Lamkin worked quickly in the eighth throwing only 6 pitches. Max Travers started off the bottom half with a solo walk off to right field ending the game. The two teams will meet once more on Wednesday August 3rd in Topsfield.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Rockport 18 Topsfield 0

Rockport drubbed Topsfield 18-0 on Tuesday evening in Rockport. Matt Sharon went the distance for a complete game, three hit shutout. Sharon took a no hitter into the sixth inning.

Rockport was paced offensively by five home runs off of the bats of Brent Currier, Dan Greel, Conor Ressel, Jeremy Spittle and Scott Noble. Tom Robertson went 5 for 5.

Rockport travels to Beverly on Thursday. Topsfield plays Beverly tonight.

Generals 7 Mariners 4

Generals 7 Mariners 4
Hamilton (10-9) pulled above the .500 mark by pulling out a come from behind win Tuesday night in Essex. The Generals trailed 4-2 entering the top of the 7th, but rallied for five runs to earn a huge victory. With one out, Bryan Vitale started the rally by drawing a walk. Tim O'Leary then beat out a dribbler to put the tying run on base. Up next, Devin Keller hit a grounder to shortstop and the attempt to force O'Leary at second was thrown away into rightfield allowing Vitale to score and putting runners on second and third. Mark Ruggiero (2-for-4, HR, 3RBI) then delivered the biggest hit of the night by lining a 1-2 curveball into left-center to score two runs giving the Generals a 5-4 lead. Two batters later Reginald J. Maidment (3-for-3, 2B, HR, HBP, 2RBI) provided some breathing room with a two-run job to center. Connor Sullivan (7IP, 7H, 4R, 3ER, 1BB, 4K) retired the Mariners in order in the bottom of the 7th to nail down the victory.

Ryan Marques pitched a complete game for Manchester/Essex striking out five. The Mariner offense was highlighted by a mammoth solo-HR in the second inning by Rory Gentile.

Ipswich 4 - Rowley 3

Ipswich increased their winning streak to 6 games with a thrilling 4 -3 win in 9 innings last night at Bialek Park. Kevin Michael was impressive with a nine inning complete game win, notching 12 K's and surrendering 2 earned runs. Rowley pitching was equally strong as Sloban silenced the Chief's hot bats for 6 full innings. Finally, Greg Doucette, who led Ipswich's offense with two big hits including a 6th inning triple, put the Chiefs up two going into the seventh. Rowley battled back however, scratching two runs across to tie the game. After 1.5 scoreless extra innings Andy Knox sliced a 2 strike single into center with the bases loaded to give the Chiefs their second walk-offf win in three games.

More details to follow...

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Make-Up Games

Friday, July 29th - Manchester/Essex @ Hamilton - 5:45pm start

Monday, August 1st - Hamilton @ Rowley - 5:45pm start

Thursday, August 4th - Ipswich @ Hamilton - 5:45pm start

Friday, August 5th - Ipswich @ Rowley - 5:45pm start

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Ipswich - 14, Beverly - 13

The Ipswich Chiefs had a come from behind 14 to 13 win in a wild game on a very hot night at Linebrook Field. The game was tied at 10 heading into the 6th and final inning. Beverly struck for 3 runs in the top of the 6th. Mike Freni singled in two and Brian Chirco singled in one. In the bottom of the 6th Cash doubled in a run and Knox singled in a run to cut the lead to one. With the bases loaded and one out Michael was hit by a pitch to tie the game. Knox then scored on a wild pitch to win the game.

For Ipswich, Cadogan was 2 for 4 with 4RBI, Michael was 2 for 4 with 2RBI, Cash was 2 for 3 with 3 runs and 2RBI, Montecalvo was 2 for 4 with an RBI, and Knox was 2 for 4 with an RBI.

For Beverly, Erik Drown was 4 for 4 with a 3B and 3RBI. John Boyle was 2 for 3 with 3 runs and 2RBI. Kevi Harutunian and Mike Freni each had 2 hits and 2 RBI.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Generals 15 Tories 3

Hamilton defeated Topsfield by a score of 15-3 in six innings Friday night in Topsfield. Luke Painchaud went five innings for the win. BJ Weed pitched a complete game for Topsfield in taking the loss.

Jered Stewart put the finishing touches on a six run third inning for Hamilton with a grand slam to left-center. Jim Love showed he possesses a bear-like combination of strength and speed in clubbing his first career ITL HR in the sixth to round out the scoring on the night. Love, Jim Maloney and Mark Ruggiero had multi-hit games for the Generals while Weed, Max Travers and Doug Hittinger had RBI hits for the Tories.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Generals 5 Tories 4

It was not pretty, but the Hamilton Generals scratched out a win in a must-win game against the Topsfield Tories on a 98 degree Thursday night at Patton Park. Hamilton plated two unearned runs in the bottom of the sixth to retake the lead and Matt Greeke (7IP, 4H, 4R, 3ER, 3BB, 7K) retired the Tories in order in the top of the 7th to preserve the win. Matt Rogers pitched a fine game for Topsfield going six innings and yielding only three earned runs, but was charged with the loss.

Hamilton got on the board first in the third inning when Jim Maloney (2-for-2, 2BB, 2R, SB) led off with a single to left-center and advanced to third on a ground-rule double to left by Bryan Vitale (2-for-4, 2R). Two batters later rookie utilityman Devin Keller (2-for-4, RBI) continued his hot hitting with a single to center to give the Generals a 1-0 lead. Mark Ruggiero (1-for-3, 2RBI) followed with a sacrifice fly to right to plate a second run. Hamilton attempted to add another run later in the inning, but Topsfield centerfielder Andrew Dyer (2-for-4, RBI, SB) gunned down a runner at the plate for the final out.

Topsfield finally got to Greeke in the fifth when they touched him up for four runs. Heath led off the inning with a walk and advanced to third on a booming single to right by Max Travers that just missed leaving the park. Dyer grounded to first bringing in a run and Rogers then reached on an error. That set the table for Zack Lampkin who took Greeke deep to left for a three-run job giving Topsfield a 4-2 lead heading into the late innings.

Tim O'Leary led off the bottom of the fifth with an infield single and scored two batters later on a double down the leftfield line by Ruggiero that missed clearing the fence by inches. Up next, Justin Tilley stroked a single to left and Ruggiero was waved home only to be cut down at the plate on a perfect throw from Doug Hittinger, keeping the Generals down by a run.

With two outs in the bottom of the sixth, Maloney drew a walk putting the tying run on base. Vitale followed with a groudball into the hole at shortstop and the attempt at a force at second was thrown away into rightfield. Maloney came all the way around to score on the play, tying the game, while Vitale hustled to third. O'Leary followed with a groundball that was booted, scoring Vitale, and giving the Generals the 5-4 lead that would be the final score.

The two teams matchup against on Friday night at Proctor School in Topsfield.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

GAME CHANGE: This Sunday's Game between Topsfield/Rockport

Topsfield at Rockport this Sunday has been moved to Tuesday, July 26th at 6:30pm due to a field scheduling issues in Rockport.

Rockport 13 Topsfield 2

Derek Osmond went the distance for Rockport. Tommy Robertson (4-5, 3 2bs) and Brock Currier (2-5) paced Rockport offensively. Rockport plays Topsfield again next Tuesday in Rockport.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Rams - 9, Mariners - 3

A night after a 6-5 loss in Essex, the Rams bounced back with a 9-3 win in Rowley tonight. Joe Katin went the distance for the Rams and settled down nicely after a 3 run first inning. Cain started for Manchester/Essex and took the loss. For Rowley on offense Kyle Mcelroy led the way with 3 hits while Conte, Smith and Barba also added multi hit games. Rowley is off until Monday when they travel to Ipswich while Manchester/Essex is off until Monday when they will take on Hamilton in a makeup game.

Beverly - 6, Hamilton - 4

The Beverly Giants avenged a huge blowout loss with a 6 to 4 win Tuesday night at Patton Park. Erik Drown homered twice knocking in three and also pitched two scoreless innings for the save. Derek Scialdone added a two run homer. Frankie Messina pitched five innings for the win. Hamilton received strong relief pitching from Conor Sullivan but their comeback fell short.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Chiefs win 12-8 and split season series with Townies

Ipswich Chiefs got another strong pitching performance yesterday from Kevin Michael leading the team to a 12-8 victory. After giving up two runs in the first, Michael settled down scattering 4 more earned runs over the next 6 innings mixing in 8 strikeouts for the complete game win. The Chiefs offense was well balanced scoring runs in five of the seven innings with hits from throughout the lineup leading to the 12 runs . Montecalvo led the offense (3-4, 2B, 5 RBI) with Mark O'Flynn and Kevin Micheal chipping in two hits each as well.

Rockport spread out their pitching using four different pitchers throughout the game and as typical with Rockport, they did not make it easy for the Chiefs fighting back and keeping things close right to the end. A two run homer by Osmond in the 6th made it 11-7 and then two runners were left on base in the seventh before Ipswich finally closed it out.

The Chiefs are looking to keep things going with a home and home against Beverly on Friday and Sunday. Hopefully Friday will stay under 100 degrees!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Ipswich 7 Rockport 2

Ipswich Chiefs defeated the Rockport Townies by a score of 7-2 behind Matt Small's complete game. Small struck out nine, walked one, allowing two runs on 5 hits. Matt Sharon got the loss, allowing seven runs on 10 hits, while striking out nine.

Ipswich was paced offensively by Montecalvo ( 3-4, 2b, HR, 4 rbis), M. O'Flynn (2-4), Michael (2b, rs) and Small( 2b, rs, rbi). For Rockport, Greel had two hits, while Robertson, Anderson, Juncker and Noble all contributed a hit.

Rockport visits Ipswich on Monday to close out the regular season series.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Hamilton Defeats Beverly

Hamilton won handily Sunday afternoon in Beverly. Cameron Charette pitched four innings of relief to pickup the win. The two teams play again Tuesday night in Hamilton.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Tories split season series with Mariners

Topsfield took two from Manchester-Essex this past week by scores of 14-11 and 7-6. The first game played in Essex had BJ Weed getting a complete game win for the Tories. Alan Hatfield and Zack Lamkin were among a handful of Tories with multiple hits. Bertolino homered twice for Manchester Essex.

The 7-6 final was played at Proctor this past Friday. Matt Rogers got the win for the Tories. Topsfield jumped out to an early lead and Manchester tied the game in the sixth. The tories got a walk off rbi single from Hatfield.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Rockport - 7, Beverly - 4

Rockport led 7 to 1 heading into the 7th inning. Beverly rallied for 3 runs and had the bases loaded with 1 out but Brent Currier came in and shut the door with two quick outs for the save. Brett Smith earned the win allowing 4 runs over 6 1/3 innings with 5 strikeouts. Offensively, the Townies were led by Tommy Robertson (4 for 4, 2R). Mike Emerson had a long 2 run triple to left center.

For Beverly, Jeff Barricelli and Erik Drown had two hits apiece and Derek Scialdone knocked in a run with a double. Dan O'Connor took the loss.

Ipswich Wins over Generals

Ipswich won big in Hamilton Thursday night.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Rowley- 13, Rockport- 4

Wednesday's game in Rowley started in the rain and ended after 6 full innings due to darkness. Joe Katin got the win for Rowley going 5 innings while Osmond took the loss for Rockport. On offense, the Rams were led by Anthony Conte's 4hits, 4 runs, 3 RBI and a SB from the leadoff spot as well as Jordan Silva(3H,2R,RBI) and Koby Thibault (2H, 4RBI). Chris Esposito, Marco Luisi and Andrew Barba also contributed multi hit games. For Rockport, Anderson had 2 hits while Brock Currier, Greel, Osmond and Smith all had hits. The Rams are off until Tuesday when they travel to Essex to take on the Mariners while Rockport hosts Beverly Friday night in a 7PM start.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Beverly and Rowley Tie 8 to 8

Beverly and Rowley tied 8 to 8 at Eiras Field Tuesday night. Rowley led 8 to 2 after 5 innings but Beverly scratched for 3 runs in the 6th and 3 in the 7th to tie the game. Erik Drown struck out all six batters he faced to finish the game and hold Rowley down long enough for the offense to catch up.

In the top of the 7th with two out and nobody on base Kyle Sewyck and Conor Walsh each walked. Paul Drinkwater then smashed a three run bomb over the left field fence to tie the game. After a scoreless bottom of the seventh the game was called due to darkness.

Beverly's offense was led by Drinkwater (3 for 5, HR, 4RBI, 2R). Derek Scialdone, Erik Drown, Jeff Barricelli, and Sean Mitchell each had two hits.

For Rowley, McElroy had 3 hits and 2RBI. LeBlanc had 2 hits and 3RBI. Conte had 2 hits and 2 runs.

Make Up Dates

Rockport @ Topsfield - July 31st @ 5:45pm Proctor School

Beverly @ Topsfield -August 3rd @ 5:45pm Proctor School

UPDATED Topsfield vs Rockport MAKEUP

The postponed June 19th Father's Day game between Topsfield and Rockport will now be played on Wednesday, July 20th in Rockport with first pitch scheduled for 6:15pm.

Generals Edge Chiefs, 4-3

Generals 4 Chiefs 3
The Hamilton Generals edged the Ipswich Chiefs by a score of 4-3 on a 95 degree Monday evening in Ipswich. Due to a plethora of injuries and absences on the Generals' pitching staff, Jim Love (4IP, 4H, 2R, 0ER, 0BB, 4K) was forced to tough out a spot start while picking up the win. Connor Sullivan (3IP, 2H, 1ER, 0BB, 4K) pitched the final three frames for the save. Kevin Michael (7IP, 7H, 4R, 3ER, 1BB, 9K) pitched well for the Chiefs but was tagged with the loss.

Jim Maloney broke a scoreless tie in the top of the third with a two-out two-run HR off the snack shack of the little league field for Hamilton. Ipswich would tie the game in the bottom half of the inning by plating two unearned runs on an infield error that Hamilton committed with two outs.

The Generals responded with two runs in the fifth to take a 4-2 lead. Justin Tilley was robbed of extra bases by the Ipswich left-fielder, but settled for a sacrifice fly to give the Generals the lead back. Hamilton tacked on an unearned run later in the inning. In the bottom of the fifth, Michael helped his own cause by wrapping a HR around the foul-pole in right to cut Hamilton's lead to 4-3. However, Ipswich would not threaten again as Sullivan mowed down the final seven hitters he faced.

In addition to picking up the win, Love contributed two hits and two stolen bases. Reginald J. Maidment (2-for-2, HBP, 2R, 2SB) had a productive night out of the nine-spot for Hamilton. Cadogen had two hits for Ipswich from atop the order. The teams meet once more this week, on Thursday, in Hamilton.

Due to a scheduling conflict and mix-up at the Rec. Dept. Wednesday's makeup game between Ipswich and Hamilton will have to be moved once again.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Rockport 6 Rowley 4

Rockport defeated Rowley 6-4 on Sunday night in Rockport. Matt Sharon got the win for Rockport going the distance. Sharon allowed 4 runs on 6 hits, while striking out 8 and walking one. Sloban received the loss for the Rams, allowing 6 runs on 9 hits, while striking out 5 and hitting two batsmen.

The Townies were led offensively by Osmond and Brent Currier each had two hits while, Brock Currier, Juncker and Emerson each contributed hits. For the Rams, Thibault and Conte provided all of the offense collecting 5 of Rowley's 6 hits.

Manchester - 11, Beverly - 1

Beverly took a short-lived lead in the bottom of the first when Nick Adams hit a leadoff homerun. Manchester answered by scoring 7 runs in the top of the second for a lead they wouldn't give up. Bell pitched 6 innings allowing just 1 run on 3 hits and one walk while striking out 9. DaSilva pitched a perfect seventh. For Beverly, John Boyle allowed just 1 run in 4 2/3 innings of relief and struck out 8.

Manchester's offense was led by Nate Bertolino (3 for 4, 2R), Mike Cain (2 for 4, RBI, 2R), Bell (2 for 4, RBI, R), and Buckley (3RBI).

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Former Georgetown High star Esposito recuperating after surgery

Former Georgetown High star Esposito recuperating after surgery

Rockport 7 Manch-Essex 6

Rockport Townies came from behind on Friday night to beat the Manch-Essex Mariners 7 to 6 in Rockport.

Ty Watkins went the distance for the win, scattering nine hits, allowing 4 earned runs, while striking out 7. Marques got the start for Manch-Essex lasting five innings, allowing 3 runs on 7 hits, 2 HBP, while striking out 3 and walking 2. DaSilva relieved in the 6th and received the loss.

Manch-Essex jumped out to 3-0 lead thru 4 1/2 innings on some sloppy defense and some heads up baserunning. Rockport scratched two back in the bottom of the 5th to make it 3-2 on two hit batsmen and a single by Juncker (4 for 4, 3rbis). In the 6th inning, Cain (2 for 4, HR, 2rbis) hit a rain-making bomb to straight away centerfield to make it 4-2 heading into the bottom of the inning.

Marques began the 6th, but was quickly relieved by DaSilva after walking Watkins to start the inning. Rockport then quickly struck with three straight doubles to left centerfield by Robertson (2 for 4, 2b, rs), Brock Currier (2 for 3, 2B, 2rbis) and Brent Currier (1 for 2, 2B, 2 rs, rbi). Juncker and Osmond both singled to cap the 5 run outburst putting Rockport ahead 7-4 heading into the top of the 7th.

In the 7th, Watkins got the first out on an infield pop up, then Graham reached on another infield error (Townies committed three), followed by back to back singles by Bertolino (3 for 4, 2b, rbi, 2 rs) and Orlando (2 rbis). Cain then was intentionally walked to force bases loaded with one out. Watkins induced a grounder to second for a force out, but Manch-Essex scored one run to make it a 7-6 with runners at the corners and two outs. However, Watkins got the next batter to fly out to right to end the game.

Rockport improves to 9-5, Manch-Essex drops to 8-4-1. Rockport hosts Rowley on Sunday, while Manch-Essex travels to Beverly.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Rams 10 Generals 5

Rowley rebounded from their first loss of the season on Wednesday by defeating Hamilton on Thursday night at Patton Park. Joe Katin (7IP, 5H, 4ER, 4BB, 15K) turned in a dominant performance in a complete game effort while Rowley’s offense pounded Generals pitching for four HRs.

Rowley jumped out to a 5-1 lead after two innings. Ralph Renzulli deposited a two-run HR into the pond in the first while Barba contributed a two-run HR of his own to left in the second. Hamilton cut the lead to 5-2 in the third on a solo HR by Jim Maloney.

Rowley added onto their lead in the 7th with two-run HRs from LeBlanc and Smith. Justin Tilley delivered a two-run double for Hamilton in the bottom half to account for the 10-5 final. Eight of the nine Rowley starters hit safely and Thibault and Smith reached base safely four times. Maloney had three hits for Hamilton while Cam Charette turned in three scoreless and hitless innings of middle relief for the Generals.

Injury Update

It's my pleasure to report that after succesful surgery at Mass General this past Tuesday, Joe Esposito is resting and starting his recovery process. After having 3 plates and 12 screws inserted into his right orbital bone a full recovery is expected. Here's to a speedy and complete recovery for Joe!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Generals 6 Rams 3 (9 innings)

The Hamilton Generals (5-6) handed the Rowley Rams (12-1-1) their first loss of the season Wednesday night at Erias Field by a score of 6-3 in nine innings. The game featured an outstanding pitching duel between Rowley's ace Nick Liguori and Hamilton's Matt Greeke. Liguori went the full nine for Rowley while Greeke pitched seven for Hamilton in his ITL debut. Connor Sullivan notched the win for Hamilton pitching two scoreless innings of relief while Ligouri was the tough luck loser. Jim Maloney delivered the big blow for Hamilton with a solo-HR to centerfield leading off the top of 9th inning to break a 3-3 tie.

Rowley led 3-2 after five innings thanks to poor defense on both sides that accounted in all the game's runs being unearned to that point. In the sixth, Justin Tilley tied the game for Hamilton with a RBI double to right-center, but the go-ahead run was cut down at the plate thanks for a nice relay executed by the Rams. Ligouri and Greeke held the bats scoreless in the seventh and the game headed to extra innings.

Ligouri and Sullivan shut down the offenses in the 8th and the umpires allowed the teams to play a second extra inning with the sun going down. In the 9th, Maloney gave the Generals the lead with his HR, while the Generals would score two more later in the inning on RBI singles by Mark Ruggerio and Jim Love. Sullivan closed out the game for Hamilton, giving the Generals a big victory by putting an end of their three game losing streak.

Barba led the way offensively for the Rams with two hits. Mark Ruggerio was the offensive standout for Hamilton going 4-for-5 while Maloney, Bryan Vitale and Tilley each contributed multi-hit games. Ligouri notched 11 strikeouts in his effort while Greeke did not allow an earned run and fanned five Rams. The two teams meet again Thursday night for a rematch at Patton Park.

Manchester - 4, Beverly - 2

Mike Cain struck out 10 Giants and allowed only 2 runs (1 earned) in a complete game effort for the win.

Beverly struck first with two runs in the top of the first inning. Derek Scialdone led off the game with a homerun. Another run came across on a John Boyle grounder to shortstop. Cain would settle down after that and allow no more scoring for the rest of the night.

Joe Gill held the Mariners scoreless through three innings before they were able to plate two runs in the fourth. The runs scored on a Berkley walk and a Nicastro single.

In the fifth inning Graham led off with a double and was scored by a Bertolino single. Gill gave way to Dan O'Connell but the inherited runner would later score on a sacrifice fly by Hillenbrand. Erik Drown struck out three in a perfect 6th inning.

Cain retired the last five batters of the game to seal the victory.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Manch-Essex 9 Rockport 3

Manch-Essex Mariners defeated the Rockport Townies by a score of 9-3 on Tuesday night in Essex. Brandon Bell went the distance on the mound, scattering 6 hits and allowing 3 runs, while striking out a game high 12 batters. Smith received the loss for Rockport only last 2 2/3 innings.

For Manch-Essex, Gentile paced the offense with a 3 run HR to left center, while reaching base three other times via the free pass. Bertolino, Orlando, Hildebrand and Nicastro all contributed hits. For Rockport, Robertson contributed a HR and 2b, Bro. Currier had a 2b and Brent Currier had a 2b and an rbi.

Manch-Essex travels to Rockport on Friday night to close out the regular season series.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Rowley over Topsfield (Friday July 1st)

The Rams won behind a complete game shutout for Tim Moore in his first ITL start and win. Moore helped himself at the plate with 2 hits including a 3 run Home Run.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Ipswich @ Hamilton MAKEUP

Ipswich will visit Hamilton on Wednesday, July 13th for a makeup game from earlier in the season. Game is at Patton Park with a 5:45pm start time.