Saturday, June 29, 2013

Friday: Rowley - 8, Beverly - 2

Nick Liguori pitched 6 strong innings for the win.

Rockport 11 Topsfield 4

Townies over Tories

Friday, June 28, 2013

Mariners 2 Generals 0

Ryan Marques outdueled Matt Greeke in a 2-0 Mariners win Thursday night in Hamilton.  Marques went the distance giving up six hits, striking out nine.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Beverly at Topsfield Rained Out

The Wednesday night Beverly at Topsfield game was rained out.  This marks Beverly's 5th rainout of the season.  The first of those makeup games will be played as part of a doubleheader with Topsfield on Sunday starting at 3PM.  Prior to that Beverly will host Rowley while Topsfield hosts Rockport on Friday night (weather permitting).

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Mariners Over Generals

M/E Mariners defended their home field last night with a win over the Hamilton Generals.  The two teams meet again at Patton Park this Thursday for a re-match.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Mariners 4 - Rams 3 (Friday 6/21)

The Manchester-Essex Mariners erased a 3 run deficit in the bottom of the 7th to beat the Rowley Rams 4-3.
The Rams built a 3-0 lead through 5 innings on hits by Hunt and D'Agistino.
In the 7th the first 2 Mariner batters reached via walk then a hits batsmen loaded the bases with no outs. The next batter reached on an infield error which brought the score within 2. Brett Cahill then walked making it 3-2 with no outs and bases loaded. The next batter hit an infield fly for the first out, then Mike Cain delivered a huge game tying single to left. The winning run was scored on a bases loaded walk to Ian Buckley.

Ryan Marques (7ip 2er 9k 0bb) recorded the win.
D'Agistino pitched 6 scoreless innings for the Rams allowing just 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 5.

Ipswich Sweeps Beverly

Friday:  Ipswich 10 to 2

Sunday:  Ipswich 6 to 4

Details to follow...

Rockport 2 Hamilton 1

Townies defeated the Generals 2-1 on Sunday evening in Rockport.  Derek Macdowell outlasted Luke Painchaud on the mound for the win.  Macdowell went the distance and scored the go ahead run in the bottom of the 6th after getting on base with a 1-out triple. 

Rockport improves to 2-6 and Hamilton is now 4-4.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Friday, June 21, 2013

Topsfield 4 Hamilton 2

Topsfield rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh to defeat Hamilton by a score of 4-2 on Thursday night at Patton Park.  Chris Costa went the distance, striking out nine for the win.  Matt Greeke went 6.1 innings for Hamilton and fanned 11 Tories, but was the tough luck loser.
The Tories took a 1-0 lead in the 4th.  BJ Weed led off with a single, was balked to second and scored on a single by Nahigian.  The Generals answered in the bottom half.  Jim Maloney led off with a double to the gap in left-center.  Bryan Vitale advanced the runner with a good piece of two-strike hitting that resulted in a ground out.  With two outs, Mark Ruggiero muscled a flair into right-center to tie the game.  After a passed ball advanced Ruggiero, Mike Chandler pounded a double to right-center to put the Generals up by a run.
The 2-1 score held steady as Greeke cruised through the first six.  In the seventh.  Costa led off with a single.  Max Travers sacrificed Costa to second and the throw to get Costa at second was thrown away, putting runners at second and third with nobody out.  Andrew Dyer then hit a dribbler down the third base line to tie the game, which he also beat out for a hit.  After Heath walked to load the bases and a strikeout was recorded, Weed had the biggest hit of the night as he dropped a two-run single into left to give the Tories a 4-2 lead and ultimately the win.
Weed, Nagigian and Costa each had two hits for Topsfield.  Chandler had two hits for Hamilton.  The two teams play again Friday night at the Proctor School.

Rowley - 3, Beverly - 0

The Rams used a strong complete game pitching performance from Nick Liguori to move their record to 5-2-1. Levesque was the tough luck loser for Beverly (2-3). Rowley travels to Essex tonight while Beverly is at Ipswich.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Beverly Makeup Dates

The Opening Day rainout versus Topsfield will be played as part of a doubleheader starting at 3PM on Sunday, June 30th at Cooney Field in Beverly.

The June 5th postponement versus Rockport will be played July 18th at 5:45PM at Cooney Field in Beverly.

Beverly has two road rainouts versus Rowley and Hamilton that will also be rescheduled.

Mariners-0, Rams-0

After completing 9 full inning scoreless, the 2 teams had to settle for the tie. Pitching was the name of the game as Rusty Tucker went 7 full innings giving up 1 hit with 15 strikeouts and Dylan Maki pitched 2 scoreless in relief. For Rowley Joe White went 5 giving up 2 hits and 2 BB, Mike Soban 3IP, 3K 0H and Ryan Browner 1IP, 1K 1BB, 0H. Ingraham and Esposito had the hits for Rowley while Gentile and Maki  had the hits for Manchester/Essex. Rowley moves to 4-2-1 and Manchester/Essex 5-0-1. Rowley hosts Beverly tonight and plays in Essex Friday night in a make up of Tuesdays rain out.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Makeup Dates

Friday June 21
5:45pm game time
Rowley Rams at Manchester/Essex Mariners
Memorial Park in Essex

Ipswich @ Hamilton
Tuesday, July 2nd
5:45pm start
@ Patton Park

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Tuesday 6/18 - Rowley at Manchester/Essex PPD

Tuesday (6/18) night's game between the Rams and Mariners has been postponed due to the inclement weather. 

The two teams are attempting to reschedule this game ASAP (potentially Friday 6/21) and will make the announcement shortly.

The Rams and Mariners do meet for a regularly scheduled game on Wednesday June 19th at Eiras Park for a 5:45pm start.

Beverly at Hamilton Postponed

Tonight's game in Hamilton has been rained out.

Chiefs take two from the Townies.

The Ipswich Chiefs were able to squeak out a couple wins against Rockport this week in two hard fought games.  Sunday night's game was a back and forth effort throughout the first 5 innings and continued when Rockport took the lead by one in the bottom of the sixth.  Greg Doucette then hit a 2 run homer to deep center field for Ipswich in the seventh to reclaim the lead.  It was the third hit of the night for Greg, and along with two more hits from his brother Jeff, it was a solid night for the Doucette family.  Rockport threatened again in the final frame, but Kevin Michael closed the door stranding a runner at third and preserving the win for the Chiefs.
Monday nights game was more of the same back and forth scoring, with the added bonus of two rain delays and pretty sloppy conditions.  Ipswich had the lead through most of the game until Rockport mounted a comeback in the 5th and tied the game.  Then, after a one out double by Matt Small in the sixth, Greg Doucette was the hero again with a RBI double to left field to drive in the winning run.  The game was called due to darkness after six complete innings.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Beverly - 1, Rockport - 0

Beverly (2-2) beat Rockport (1-4) 1 to 0 in 8 innings Friday night at Evans Field. Erik Drown earned the win with two innings of scoreless relief. Josh Levesque threw 6 shutout innings before giving way  to Drown.

The games only run scored in the top of the 8th. Paul Drinkwater led off with a single. Pat Cullen pinch ran. Brian Chirco moved Cullen to second with a sac bunt. Levesque then walked.  Jeff Barricelli singled to load the bases with 1 out. Chris Brewer then walked, pushing the to ahead run across. The next batter grounded into a 1-2-3 double play to end the inning.

In Rockport's half of the 8th they threatened but could not score. Tupper led off with a single and stole 2nd. After a strikeout, Brian Lentz singled to center but a strong throw from John Boyle held the runner at third. Lentz stole second moving the winning run into scoring position. Drown then got a strikeout and pop out to end the game.

Beverly only had 4 hits but totaled 9 walks on the night. Rockport's Lentz was the game's only multiple hitter going 2 for 2 with a walk, a hit by pitch, and a steal. McDowell pitched 7 shutout innings, striking out 8. Nelson was charged with the loss in relief.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Ipswich @ Hamilton Postponed

Today's game at Patton Park is postponed due to the weather.  Makeup date TBD.

Beverly @ Rowley Rained Out

Tonight's game has been postponed due to weather. Makeup date TBA.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Rowley-8, Rockport-5

Trailing 8-0 after 5, Rockport scored 3 in the 6th and 2 in the 7th but Rowley held on for the 8-5 win. Joe White earned the win with 5 scoreless innings. Rowley plays Beverly tomorrow in Rowley, while Rockport hosts Beverly Friday.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Tories at Mariners - Tue 6/11 Game PPD

Tuesday Night's game between the Topsfield Tories and Manchester/Essex Mariners has been canceled due to unplayable field conditions and the forecast for more showers later tonight.

The 2 teams meet on Friday night (6/14) at Proctor Field in Topsfield (5:45), and a make up date will be set soon for tonight's cancelation.

Generals 3 - Ipswich 2

Hamilton trailed 2-1 going to the top of the seventh Monday night at Linebrook Road, but plated two runs to record a 3-2 come from behind victory over Ipswich.  Jimmy Parr walked to start the inning.  After a fielder's choice, Jim Maloney worked a walk after a ten pitch at-bat, setting the table for Bryan Vitale.  Vitale then split the gap in left-center with a double that scored both runners, giving the Generals the lead.
Luke Painchaud gave up two runs (one earned) in six innings to earn the win.  Cam Charette pitched a perfect seventh, striking out the side, for the save.  Alex Ministeri went five innings for Ipswich, giving up only one run, but did not figure in the decision.  Avon Stewart had a RBI single in the first for Hamilton and Tom Radzim hit a two-run HR in the second for Ipswich to account for the game's other runs.  The two teams play again Thursday night at Patton Park.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Rowley-9 Rockport-2

Rowley beat Rockport Sunday night 9-2 behind 5 scoreless innings from Mike Sloban. The two teams meet again Wednesday night in Rowley.

Manchester - 5, Beverly - 4

Manchester trailed 4 to 1 after 4 innings.  In the fifth, the Mariners busted out for 4 runs to take a 5 to 4 lead.  The big blow was a two out 3 run homer off the bat of Ian Buckley.  Ryan Marques, who went the distance, shut the Giants down over their next three at bats to clinch the victory.

For Beverly, Frankie Messina was 3 for 3 at the plate and pitched 2 scoreless innings in relief.  Josh Levesque gave up 1 unearned run in 4 innings on the mound.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Mariners at Townies - Rained Out Friday 6/7

Tonight's game at Evans Field between the Manchester-Essex Mariners and Rockport Townies has been rained out.  A make up date will be announced later.

Generals defeat Rams @ Patton

Hamilton bounced back from an ugly loss the previous night by defeating Rowley by a 7-4 score Thursday night at Patton Park.  Matt Greeke went five innings for the win and Cam Charette pitched two perfect innings for the save.  Greeke allowed just one run through the first four innings, but tired in the fifth due to his heavy early season workload.  Moore took the loss for Rowley.  Newall pitched two scoreless innings of relief.
Rowley scored an unearned run in the top of the first, but Hamilton answered with three in the bottom half.  Back-to-back walks to Jimmy Parr and Jim Love started the game and Jim Maloney followed with an RBI single to left to tie the game.  Mark Ruggiero would later add an RBI fielder's choice and Mike Chandler delivered a sacrifice fly.  The Generals stretched the lead to 5-1 in the second.  Austen Michel walked, Parr reached on an error and both came in to score on a Love two-run double to right.  In the fourth, Maloney led off the inning with a walk and then Ruggiero got the pipes extended and deposited a two-run job into the willow tree.
The Rams got to Greeke in the fifth.  After the leadoff man reached on an error. Conte walked and Dagastino delievered a RBI single.  Koby Thibault then came through with a two-run single to cut the gap to 7-4, which would be the final score.  Dagastino and Thibault had two hits apiece, as did Avon Stewart for Hamilton.
Rowley next plays on Sunday at Rockport while Hamilton will travel to Ipswich on Monday night.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Mariners 11 - Townies 1 (Tuesday 6/4)

Essex - The M/E Mariners defeated the Rockport Townies 11-1 on Tuesday night in Essex. With the win the Mariners improve to 4-0. Rusty Tucker picked up his 2nd win of the season, striking out 11 over 5 innings. Brandon Bell and Rory Gentile threw a scoreless 6th and 7th, respectively. Alex Ray (2B, 2RBI), Nate Bertolino (4RBI), and Mike Cain (2-2B, RBI) all had 2 hits while Bertolino and Tucker went deep.

Jordan Pallazola, Mike Emerson and Ty Watkins had the hits for Rockport (1-2). The Townies play tonight in Beverly before the two teams meet again on Friday night in Rockport, first pitch slated for 6:00 PM.

Rams-7, Generals-1

Rowley defeated Hamilton 7-1 Wednesday night in Rowley. The two teams will meet again on Thursday in Hamilton.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

M/E Defeats Rockport 11-1

The Mariners defeated the Townies 11-1 last night.

Ipswich gets First win over Topsfield

Ipswich 7  Topsfield 0
Alex Ministeri, Greg Doucette combined on a no hitter as the Chiefs cruised to their first victory of the season.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Beverly - 5, Rowley - 0

Three Beverly (1-1) pitchers combined on a 2 hit shutout against Rowley (1-1).  Frankie Messina earned the win giving up just one hit and one hit batter over 4 innings. Rocky Pisa allowed a hit and walk in his 2 innings of relief. Sean Martin pitched a perfect 7th.

The Giants did all of their scoring in the fourth inning keyed by a Paul Drinkwater solo home run.  Drinkwater and Brian Chirco had 2 hits apiece. Jeff Barricelli and Abel Hernandez had RBI singles.

For Rowley, Joe White pitched three scoreless innings. Koby Thibault and Andy Fecteau had the hits.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Rockport 3 Hamilton 2

Rockport bounced back from Thursday's loss to win 3-2 over Hamilton at Evans Field on Sunday night.

Tom Robertson (2b, rs), Mike Tupper (2-3, rs) and  Brent Currier (1b, rbi, rs, 2 bb's) paced the Townie offense.  Rob Nelson picked up the win going 3 1/3 innings of strong relief for the Townies.  For the Generals, Jim Maloney (2-for-3, BB, 2RBI, 2SB) and Avon Stewart (2-for-2, 2BB) paced the offense, while Greeke took the loss in relief.

Rockport faces Manch-Essex on Tuesday, while Hamilton faces off against Rowley on Wednesday.