Locals fall short in high scoring 13-6 contest against Blue Sox

Published in the July 13, 2015 edition

LEXINGTON — The Wakefield Merchants had enough offense on Friday night at Lexington High School to win a ballgame. However, the Blue Sox had more.

The Merchants plated six runs but it wasn’t enough as Lexington scored a season high 13 runs in a 13-6 win over Wakefield in an Intercity League contest.

The Merchants dropped to 7-8-1 in the ICL standings while the Blue Sox increased their record to 10-3-0 on the year. Wakefield is in fifth place and Lexington is in third.

Lexington tallied four runs in the first inning, one in the second, four in the third, one in the fourth and three in the fifth. The Merchants, meanwhile, tallied three runs in the third and three in the seventh.

The Merchants had five hits and scored six runs. Earning the five hits were Scott Searles, Bobby Losanno, Mike Sorrentino, Joe Barry and BJ Neil. Sorrentino had one double.

Neil scored two runs, while Louis Tarantino, Searles, Mike Manoogian and Barry each crossed the plate once. Losanno drove in two runs, while Searles and Sorrentino each had one RBI.

Losanno and Neil also drew a walk in the contest.

Christian Ferlan pitched three innings and gave up nine runs (eight earned) on nine hits. The right-hander walked four and struck out three. He also threw two wild pitches.

Brendan DeLeire hurled three innings of relief giving up four runs (two earned) on five hits while striking out one and walking one.

For the Blue Sox, Mike Hart, Ross Curley, Kevin Davis each had three hits for the Blue Sox. Hart drove in three runs, while Kyle Adie and Curley each drove in two.

Alex Voitik had two hits, while Adie, John Pedrotty and Garrett Smith each had one hit.

Hart and Smith had doubles and Hart also hit a triple. Josue Feliciano, Hart and Dan Graham each stole a base.

Scoring the runs were Feliciano (one), Matt Bender (one), Curley (three), Adie (two), Hart (one), Graham (one), Smith (one), Davis (one), Voitik (one) and Chris Ruocco (one). Also driving in runs for the Blue Sox were Pedrotty, Davis and Voitik.

Feliciano, Nick Martinho, Graham, Davis and Ruocco each drew a walk as well.

Matt Karis (2-1) pitched five innings for the win. Karis gave up three runs (one earned) on four hits. He struck out seven and walked none.

Nick Godfrey hurled an inning of relief striking out a batter, walking a batter and throwing a wild pitch.

Bill Christopher pitched the seventh inning giving up three runs on one hit while walking one.

The Merchants face the Watertown Reds tonight at 7:45 p.m. at Victory Field before returning home on Wednesday night to host the Reading Bulldogs at 6 p.m. at Walsh Field.