EVAN SIMONEAU drove home one of two runs scored on sacrifice flies for Wakefield in a 2-0 win over Watertown on Sunday morning. (File Photo)

WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield High baseball team needed a quality start from an ace on Sunday morning at Walsh Field.

They got it from senior Luke Ickes.

The Warriors were entering the game having conceded a combined 14 runs in their last two outings, losses to Freedom Division foes Stoneham (6-2 final) and Burlington (8-7).

With his team hungry for a win against another divisional opponent (Watertown), Ickes delivered with a complete game shutout, allowing just two hits and striking out nine in seven innings.


LUKE ICKES pitched Wakefield to a 2-0 win over Watertown on Sunday morning at Walsh Field, throwing a complete game shutout (7IP, 2H, 0ER, 9K). (Dan Pawlowski Photo)


Wakefield’s offense did just enough to secure the win, scoring both runs on productive outs.

A sac fly from senior Evan Simoneau scored junior John Porter and senior captain Nick Knowles later followed with another sac fly to score fellow senior captain Zack Kent.

That’s all Ickes would need as he cruised to the finish line.

The win improved Wakefield’s record to 4-5 on the season. The Warriors are 4-4 in Middlesex League play, 2-1 against the Liberty Division and 2-3 against Freedom squads.

Wakefield is scheduled to host Belmont tomorrow, 4:15 p.m. at Walsh Field. That will be their first of three straight games against the Liberty Division.