Tops North End in a Lou Tompkins contest
Published in the July 15, 2015 edition
WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Townies 15-16 year old team halted a three-game losing streak last night with a 4-1 win over the North End at Walsh Field in an A Division contest in the Lou Tompkins All Star Baseball League.
Brett Maloney got the win pitching five innings. The right-hander gave up four hits with one walk with four strikeouts.
Jake Nardone saved the contest for the Townies with two scoreless innings.
Wakefield scored one in the first after Robert Shaw singled, took second on an errant pick off throw, stole third and scored on a wild pitch.
The Townies scored their last three runs in the second. Nick Porter reached on an error and Ryan Sullivan walked. Both runners then moved up on a double steal. Tyler Pugsley drove in Porter with a fielder’s choice and Chris Brown scored Sullivan with a sacrifice fly. Mark Benedetto walked, stole second and scored on a Joey Greenwood single.
The Townies have a 3-4 record on the season. They had lost three in a row to the Boston Astros 1 team (9-2), Brookline (5-2) and Reading (6-3) prior to their victory last night.
Wakefield’s next game is Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at Walsh Field when it takes on Cambridge.