Published in the June 19, 2015 edition


Major League. 

Indians 4, Tigers 6. Pitchers’ duel for the bragging rights at Horace Mann School when Drew Harrington faced Dom Drago. Both teams were tied at 4 going into the bottom of the 6th and Drew Harrington hit a two run walk off home run to end the game. Drew pitched 5 2/3 innings letting up 2 runs and striking out 4, Brady Pitcher came in for relief and pitched 1 1/3 innings with 3 strike outs letting up 2 runs. Eight different Tigers had hits over the course of the game, but Liam Gage had homered to tie it up at 2-2. With a lead off single by Mason White followed by a walk by Andrew Izzi, Tommy Bergin hit a single to score two more to take the lead. Indians were able to tie the game in the 6th with some tough bounces on the Tigers. Brady pitcher was able to settle the team down and strike out the last batter for the final out.

White Sox, 8 Red Sox 8. There was an exciting game between the first place Churchill American Little League White Sox and the Churchill American Little League Red Sox last Saturday morning. The Red Sox got strong pitching from Michael Maher and Matthew Whelan. The Red Sox got the fielding play of the year from Jackie Merullo with sliding catch in foul territory. The Red Sox got hits from Max Kirby, Matthew Whelan, Matthew Fox, Michael Maher, Joey DiMare, Anthony DiMare, Jackie Merullo and Colin Bakey. The Red Sox were up early in this game. The White Sox rallied back with hits from Chris Gerety, Trevor Botto, Jen Connolly and Alec Taitano to tie the game up. The game went extra innings. At the end of seven innings the game ended in a tie.

Tigers 9, Dodgers (N) 5. The Tigers had timely hits with lots of great base running to to get out in front of the Dodgers and stay in the lead. Doubles by Mason White and Liam Gage help move the runners along. Brady Pitcher, Shea Fogarty, Drew Harrington, Mason White, Andrew Izzi, and Tommy Bergin all crossed the plate for the Tigers. Tommy Bergin had a solid performance on the mound for 4 2/3 innings striking out 6 Dodgers and letting up 3 runs. Liam Gage threw the next inning and struck out 2. Brady Pitcher finished off the Dodgers with an impressive 1,2,3 inning.

Red Sox 7, Nationals (N) 6. There was an exciting game between the first place Melrose National Little League Nationals and the Churchill American Little League Red Sox on Saturday morning. The Red Sox got strong pitching from CJ Maher, Anthony DiMare and Joey DiMare. The Red Sox got strong fielding from Matthew Whelan at shortstop who contributed two outstanding plays. The Red Sox got hits from Max Kirby, Matthew Whelan, Michael Maher, Joey DiMare, Colin Bakey, and Anthony DiMare. Zach Federico spent a month on the disabled list and returned to contribute two huge hits. Jack Merullo got a huge hit in the bottom of the 6th. Matthew Fox led the Red Sox with 4 hits and a walk off hit in the bottom of the 6th. The Red Sox won 7 to 6.

Minor League

Bees 3, Bandits 6. Bees vs. Bandits inner league battled again game 4 of their mini series. Superior on the mound by Tyler Muse, Jack Lavery and Atticus Beasley for the Bees and Jake Bird, Chris Gill and Jamey Bergeron for Bandits. Catchers Joey Zama-Lenfest of Bandits and Ryan Dolan of Bees who took complete control behind the plate with Ryan Dolan hitting a tag creating a buzz for the Bees. Lots of action in the field with end of season baseball heads up, superstar fielding and smart base running by both teams. Bandits’ Jake Bird commanded attention at bat going 3-3 sending the ball for a ride every time. Youngsters Dylan Harrington and Quinn Mathews held their own with 2-2 and 3-3. all around nice bandits bats making consistent contact with 27 out of 31 at bats. Kodak moment plays by Matt Ormond and Joe Denton to end Bees chance to recover. Bandits took home winning 6-3 top of 6

Bees 13, Mets (N) 10. The Bees and Mets played a great Saturday afternoon game at Conant Park with the Bee’s coming back to win 13 – 10 in the 6th inning. Ryan Dolan pitched 4 strong innings and Amir Lahkiky closed out the Mets with some masterful pitching in the 6th. Pitch Counts Bee’s Tyler Muse – 23 Ryan Dolan – 65 Amir Lahkiky – 19 Mets Derek – 45 Jessi – 45 Tyler – 7

Padres (N) 9, Bandits 9. Pitch counts Bandits. Jake Bird 17; Chris Gill 20; Jamey Bergeron 16; and Joey Zama-Lenfest 67 Padres: Colin 53; Mikey 47; CJ. 47

Federal (Kid Pitch)

Athletics 9, Angels 5. It was another great matchup as the A’s took a hard-fought win over the Angels who staged an great 4th inning rally. All Star Mikey O’Leary struck out the side on 9 pitches in the first, and Gus Paulson and Chris Sullivan each scored big runs

Red Sox 6, Athletics 6. It was a battle for the ages as the A’s rallied for 2 runs in the bottom of the 4th for a 6-6 draw. The A’s were led by Chris Sullivan who pitched 3 and a half innings of 1 hit ball, and hit a game saving double. Chris Neil and Johnny Burke also had big hits. The Red Sox were led by Chris Repici and Max Betts who had a huge hits and a strong game by Jackson Orlandella on the mound.