Saturday, June 30, 2012

Beverly - 8, Rowley - 1

The Beverly Giants (7-5) beat the Rowley Rams (5-7) by the score of 8 to 1 Friday night.  The Giants scored four runs in the first inning and didn't look back.

Josh Levesque allowed 1 run over 6 innings for the victory. Lucas Shatford pitched a scoreless seventh inning. Ty Besse (2 for 4, 2R, SB), Kevin Harutunian (2 for 4, 2R, 2B, SB), Jeff Barricelli (1 for 3, 2RBI, 2B), and Levesque (1 for 3, 2R, 2B, SB) paced the offense.

For Rowley, D'agastino took the loss.  Silva was 1 for 2 with 2 walks, a run scored, and 3 stolen bases.

Beverly hosts Topsfield Sunday at Cooney Field and travels to Rowley Thursday.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Generals Win in Extras

Generals 4 Mariners 3 (8 innings)
Hamilton pulled out a dramatic extra-inning victory on Thursday night at Patton Park on the strength of a Avon Stewart III walk-off homer leading off the bottom of the eighth.  Manchester/Essex led 2-1 in the bottom of the fifth when Justin Tilley tied the game with a RBI double for Hamilton.  The Generals threatened to take the lead in the bottom of the sixth, but Ryan Marques was able to record back-to-back strikeouts with runners at second and third to end the inning.
Mike Cain led off the top of the seventh with a solo HR, putting the Mariners back on top, 3-2.  In the bottom of the seventh, Jim Maloney doubled with one out and Hamilton's hopes rested on the shoulders Matt Greeke, who had entered the game late as a defensive replacement.  With two outs, Greeke fouled off several two strike pitches and was able to eventually deliver a base hit up the middle, scoring Maloney, to tie the game at 3-3. Mike Drinkwater entered the game and shut down the Mariners in the top of the eighth, setting the stage for Stewart.  Big Brother then came through by launching a towering fly ball to leftfield that left the yard, ending the game in dramatic fashion.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Mariners 3 - Townies 2

The Mariners came from behind on Wednesday night to defeat the Rockport Townies in a make up game at Memorial Park in Essex. It was a pitcher's duel all night between Rockport's Matt Sharon and M/E's Brandon Bell & Mike Cain. Cain ended the game with a solo home run to left center field for the win.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Beverly - 5, Topsfield - 1

The Giants won 5 to 1 behind Steve Palladino's 6 shutout innings. Beverly scored 4 in the first inning and led the whole way. Erik Drown was 2 for 3 with a 3 run homer to lead the offensive attack. Ty Besse was 2 for 3 with a steal and a run scored. Derek Scialdone and John Boyle were each 1 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored.

Rowley - 6, Ipswich - 1

Rowley beat Ipswich 6-1 behind 6 solid innings from Tim Moore. OFlynn took the loss for Ipswich. Rowley had multi hit games from Dimitri Hunt and Cam Dagastino while Montecalvo and Curran had hits for the Chiefs. Rowley plays Friday @ Beverly and Ipswich is off until Monday when they host Manchester/Essex.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

HW @ M/E postponed tonight.

Game in Essex tonight has been postponed due to weather.  Makeup TBD.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Field Change

The Friday, June29th Rowley at Beverly game is being moved from Cooney Field to Balch Park due to a scheduling conflict

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Beverly - 6, Ipswich - 2

The Beverly Giants (5-5) beat the Ipswich Chiefs (5-4) by the score of 6 to 2 Sunday night at Cooney Field. The game was tied at 2 in the bottom of the 6th when the Giants scored 4 runs to take the lead. Frankie Messina earned the win allowing only 2 runs over 6 innings while striking out 6. Erik Drown pitched a scoreless seventh to preserve the victory. Ty Besse was 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Jeff Barricelli was 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored. Paul Drinkwater knocked in 2 runs. Ipswich's Chris Doucette was 2 for 3 with a homerun. Conor McCarthy gave up 2 runs in 5 innings for the Chiefs.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Ipswich - 10, Beverly - 1

The Ipswich Chiefs held a 4 to 1 advantage when they erupted for 6 runs in the bottom of the 6th inning to put away the Beverly Giants. Kevin Michael allowed 1 unearned run in 6 innings for the win. Matt Small was 2 for 3 with a homerun to lead the offense. For Beverly, Josh Levesque fell to 2-1 with the loss allowing 4 runs over 5 innings. Ty Besse was 2 for 3 with a run scored.

The game was called for darkness after 6 innings.

 Ipswich travels to Beverly for a rematch on Sunday.

Tories over Generals

Rogers pitched six innings to earn the win.  Weed allowed a one-out double in the seventh, but recorded a strikeout and fly out with the tying run in scoring position to earn the save.  Drinkwater went the distance for the Generals, allowing only one earned run in taking the loss.
Weed led off the top of the seventh with a single, stole second and third, and scored the winning run with two outs when a groundball was booted by Hamilton.  Hittinger had a key RBI double for the Tories in the fourth.  Maloney had three doubles for Hamilton.  The two teams play again tonight in Topsfield.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Beverly - 3, Rowley - 1

Steve Palladino improved to 2-1 allowing only 1 run over 6 innings for the win.  Erik Drown pitched a perfect 7th for his first save.  Derek Scialdone's 2 run double in the third was the only scoring Beverly would need.  Drown was also 2 for 3 with a walk, steal, and two runs scored.  Jeff Barricelli contributed 3 hits and a run scored.

Rowley's Hunt was 3 for 4 with an RBI and a stolen base.  Foster took the loss. 

Rams, Mariners Split

After dropping a 3-1 decision in Essex on Tuesday, the Rams earned the split with a 3-2 victory Wednesday night @ Eiras Field.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Hamilton - 10, Beverly - 5

Cam Charette pitched a complete game for the win.  Brian Vitale (2-for-3, HR, 5RBI, 2R) and Matt Greeke homered for Hamilton.  Reggie Maidment was hit by 3 pitches and doubled scoring 4 runs out of the leadoff spot.  For Beverly, Kevin Harutunian homered and doubled knocking in 3 runs.  Paul Drinkwater also homered.
Vitale put the Generals up 2-0 in the first with a two-run homer.  In the third, he had a two-run single, on which a third run came home on a throwing error.  Matt Greeke followed with his first career ITL homer to push the Generals' lead to 7-2.  The Generals tacked on two more runs in the fourth on a Maloney (1-for-2, HBP, BB, 2RBI) bases loaded walk and a Vitale fielder's choice.  Maloney rounded out the scoring on the night with a RBI single in the sixth.
Kevin Hartunian (2-for-2, 2B, HR, 3RBI) and Paul Drinkwater (solo HR) provided the offense for Beverly.  Hamilton's Reggie Maidment (1-for-1, 3HBP, 2B, 4R) had yet another strong game from the leadoff spot, reaching base all four times and scoring four runs.  The Duval brothers and Austin Michelle had a nice showing for Hamilton in their ITL debuts.  Hamilton's offense created an early cushion for Charette, who allowed only five hits while striking out 11.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

ITL Featured on MSO Radio

The ITL has a great opportunity to be featured on MSO internet radio.  Check out the first interview with ITL President Terry Poste Mansfield.

We'll keep you updated as they are planning to feature weekly ITL interviews and news as well as a few live broadcasts of games.

Makeup Announced

Rockport at M/E
Memorial Park in Essex
5:45pm start time
Wednesday June 27th

Monday, June 18, 2012

Ipswich takes two

Ipswich over Rockport 7-3 on Sunday night in Rockport.  Tonight, Ipswich beat Rockport 4-3.

Angelo C. Perna, 74

Ipswich — Angelo C. Perna, 74, passed away at the Masconomet Health Center in Topsfield, on June 17, 2012, after a valiant battle with cancer. He was born February 8, 1938, in Highland Falls, N.Y. He was the youngest and last surviving sibling of 14 children. His parents were Carmine and Maria Perna, both born in villages near Naples, Italy. He served in the U.S. Army in postwar Korea, where he patrolled the DMZ for 13 months with his German shepherd, Klack. After military service, he graduated from SUNY Cortland with a degree in physical education and earned a master's degree in guidance and administration from Indiana State University. He went on to earn more than 60 additional graduate hours. 

Ang moved to Ipswich in 1968, taught physical education at Ipswich High School and started the high school boys soccer team. He was part of the coaching team that led Ipswich to its football Super Bowl championship in 1968. In addition, he also was the head wrestling coach. His 1969 wrestling team placed third in the state. After Ipswich he taught for 28 years in Gloucester schools, where he continued to coach a variety of sports, including soccer and track and field.
Following retirement, he became known as the voice of ACP Sports Videos and was a regular presence at Ipswich sports events. He was also familiar to many in town for lining the soccer fields for Ipswich Youth Soccer. 

He had many passions: his family, sports, dancing, his red Mercury Capri convertible, and his town. He participated in many town committees over the years and spent many volunteer hours improving fields and playing conditions for youth sports. He wrote a Citizen’s Petition to acquire land behind the former high school. Known as “Angie’s Field of Dreams,” it was unsupported by all the boards of Town Government, but Town Meeting voted to approve the purchase. It later proved instrumental in the plan of the present high/middle school. He also played a key role in acquiring funding to remodel the library at the former middle school.

He will be remembered by many as their Little League, Youth Hockey, or Youth Soccer coach. He was not only a great father to his own two sons, he was a father figure to innumerable boys and girls in Ipswich and Gloucester. 

He played varsity soccer, baseball, and lacrosse in college, ran track for the U.S. Army, played ice hockey with the Ipswich Hawks, many years for the Ipswich Chiefs baseball team and later for the Over-30 Softball League. After knee surgery, he gave up the field and became an umpire for the league, making his last call last summer. 

He was honored with induction into the Ipswich High School Sports Hall of Fame this year.
He is survived by his son Christopher Perna and his wife Amy; son Joseph Perna and his wife Jennifer and their three children, Amelia, Keegan, and Addison; his nephew Anthony Hashey of Scarboro, Maine; his companion Virginia Ciolino of Magnolia; his friend and former wife, Beverly Perna, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins across the country. He also will be missed by his friends in the Highland Falls, N.Y., class of 1957 who stayed in touch right to the end.
Bang the drum slowly and play the fife lowly. Those who loved him prayed for extra innings, but he was called up to The Show by the great General Manager. He played hard — he left it all on the field.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral will be held Thursday, June 21, at 9 a.m. from the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High St., Ipswich, followed by the celebration of a 10 a.m. funeral Mass at Our Lady of Hope Church, Pineswamp Road, Ipswich. Relatives and friends invited to attend. Visiting hours are Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Ang’s memory to the ACP Sports Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Institution for Savings, 2 Depot Square, Ipswich, MA 01938. The family requests that anyone who had Ang as a coach or was somehow touched by his life wear their Ipswich or Gloucester colors or team jersey. For directions or to leave a condolence, please visit 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Beverly - 6, Rockport - 2

Josh Levesque pitched a complete game for the victory.  Paul Drinkwater and John Boyle hit home runs to power Beverly's offense.

Chiefs Split with Generals

The Ipswich Chiefs beat the Generals Thursday night @ Patton 4-2.  The Generals threatened multiple times but the Chiefs were able to stop any potential big innings.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Mariners 4 - Tories 0

The Manchester-Essex Mariners defeated the Topsfield Tories 4-0 at Memorial Park in Essex on Tuesday evening. The Mariners were led on the hill with 5 strong innings from Rusty Tucker, and Mike Cain picked up the save with 2 shutout innings

Ipswich Over Topsfield

Ipswich defeated Topsfield 8-2 last Friday.

Rams - 12, Giants - 8

Rowley held on in a game that had the two teams combine for 17 runs in the 5th inning. More details to follow.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Generals Blank Cheifs

Luke Painchaud pitched Hamilton to a 8-0 victory over Ipswich on Monday night on Linebrook Road.  Painchaud was masterful, allowing only four hits and no walks while striking out 11.  Hamilton featured a balanced offensive attack led by Jim Love, Bryan Vitale, Mike Chandler, Avon Stewart and Paul DiMarino, each of whom had two hits.  The two teams will face off again on Thursday night at Patton Park.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Manchester - 10, Beverly - 0

Manchester beat Beverly 10 to 0 Sunday behind 6 shutout innings from Brandon Bell.  More details to follow...

Rockport 10 Rowley 2

Townies defeated the Rams of Rowley 10-2 on Sunday evening in Rockport.  Brett Smith went the distance for his second win on the season.  Smith gave up 2 runs on seven hits, while striking out three and walking one.  Tom Moore received the loss as his control got the best of him.  Moore allowed 7 runs on 4 hits, 4 walks and a few hit batsmen. 

For the Townies, Brent Currier paced them offensively with 2 hits, including a HR, and two runs scored.  Emerson, Noble and Sharon all reached base with a hit and a walk each along with 2 runs scored. 

For the Rams, Bolla and Renzulli (2 runs scored) each had two hits. 

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Rockport 6 M/E 4

Rockport defeated Manch-Essex 6 to 4 on Friday night in Rockport.  Matty Sharon went the distance for his second win on the young season. Sharon struck out 5, while giving up 4 runs on 5 hits.  Rockport hosts Rowley next on Sunday, while Manch-Essex travels to Beverly.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Generals Over Rams 7-0

Hamilton defeated Rowley 7-0 Thursday night at Patton Park behind a Connor Sullivan two hit shutout.  Sullivan looked great on the mound all game, striking out six in his complete game effort.  Hamilton score two runs in the third on RBI singles by Matt Greeke and Jim Maloney.  The Generals then erupted for four more in the fourth with two outs.  Maloney delivered a two-run double which was immediately followed by a Bryan Vitale two-run single.
The Generals were paced offensively by Reginald J. Maidment (0-for-0, 2 HBP, BB, SB, 2R), Maloney (3-for-4, 2B, 4RBI, R) and Vitale (1-for-2, BB, 2RBI).  Hamilton next plays on Monday in Ipswich while Rowley will travel to Beverly on Sunday.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Hamilton 6 Rowley 4

Hamilton 6 Rowley 4
Hamilton picked up its first win of the season on Wednesday night in Rowley by the score of 6-4.  Mike Drinkwater went six innings to earn the win allowing four runs (zero earned) and striking out five Rams.  Cam Charette recorded the save pitching a scoreless seventh, striking out two.  Mike Sloban started for Rowley and took the loss.
Drinkwater put the Generals up 1-0 in the second, helping his own cause with an RBI single.  Hamilton then pushed its lead to 6-0 in the fourth with RBI coming from Drinkwater, Chandler and Maloney.  Rowley attempted to mount a comeback highlighted by a Dagastino two run single in the bottom of the fourth, but the Generals were able to hold on for the win.  Paul DiMarino had two hits for Hamilton in his ITL debut.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Rockport @ Essex Game Postponed

Tonight's (Tuesday) game scheduled in Essex between the Townies and Mariners has been postponed due to weather.  No make up has been scheduled yet.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Rams, Tories Split Opening Series

Rowley won 2-1 last Wednesday night, but Topsfield returned the favor with a 9-8 win on Friday.

Rockport 8 Hamilton 2

Rockport beat Hamilton 8-2 on a windy and drizzly night at Evans Field in Rockport.  Brett Smith went 5 scoreless for the victory.