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"Proud To Be An American"

Welcome to the Melrose Americans Baseball Club

The Melrose Americans compete in greater Boston's Intercity League and play their home games on Morelli Field in Melrose, Massachusetts. 

The Americans enter each season intent on giving Melrose residents and fans from neighboring cities and towns, a team they will be proud to embrace, and a team that fulfills great expectations, making Morelli Field on game nights the favorite destination for a loyal following of baseball enthusiasts and their families. 
We wish to extend our utmost thanks to team founder, Eddie DiGiacomo, for his generous, invaluable and continued support of the Melrose Americans Baseball Club, and to the residents and governing body of the City of Melrose for welcoming the team into their city.   
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Americans Reign Over Thunder

July 19, 2015


Steve Passatempo hit his league leading third home run, drove in two and scored once, Vin Scifo was three for three with a double and three RBI, Austin Masel had two doubles, two runs scored and two RBI, and Harry Smoske had two hits including a double and scored twice to pace the Melrose attack in a 11-6 win over Somerville at Morelli Field. The Americans exploded for 13 hits in the game. Dan Cacciola, John Jennings, Mike LaRovere and Mike Addesa, who doubled, also recorded hits for the winners.


Passatempo answered a three run Thunder first and reversed the momentum when he hit a three run homer in the bottom of the inning to tie the score. The Americans put the game away with a six run third before adding single runs in the fifth and sixth.


Mike Peters (1-1) earned the win for Melrose giving up five runs on seven hits and a walk over five innings. Kyle Autilio worked the sixth, allowing a run on three hits and a walk. Mike Andrews struck out a pair in a perfect seventh to end it.

Bulldogs Take Third Straight From Americans

Reading's Sean O'Neill (2-3) tossed a complete game, three hit shutout at Endicott College to lead the Bulldogs over the Americans 3-0. The win marked the third time in three tries that the Bulldogs have beaten the Americans this season. 


Reading got all the runs they would need in the first inning when they took advantage of early wildness from Melrose starter Alejandro Lopez-Wheeler (0-1). After getting the first two outs in the inning Lopez-Wheeler surrendered two runs on two singles and three walks. He was almost perfect for the next three innings, allowing only one base runner over that span, a leadoff walk in the second inning. 


The Bulldogs got things going in the fifth. With one out, a double followed by a single put runners at the corners. A double steal attempt was thwarted when Melrose shortstop John Jennings cut down the lead runner at the plate for the second out. 


Brendan McDonough was summoned from the bullpen and was greeted by a run scoring double that upped the Reading lead to the final score of 3-0 before he recorded the final out on a ground ball to second.


Lopez-Wheeler struck out 5 over 4.2 innings. Dan Cacciola had two hits for the Americans and Harry Smoske had the third.

Americans Win Some, Lose Some

July, 16, 2015


Corliss Shutout Leads Americans Over Chiefs


Dillon Corliss pitched a complete game shutout to lead the Americans to a 3-0 victory over the Andre Chiefs at Morelli Field. Corliss allowed 6 hits, struck out five, walked two and hit two batters while improving his record to 2-3. He was aided by a pair of double plays and wiggled out of a bases loaded, two-out jam in the sixth. He brushed off a two-out error in the seventh with a strikeout to end the game and preserve the shutout. The Chiefs' Matt DiCato (3-1) matched Corliss with a complete game, but with the Chiefs' offense held in check, he took the hard luck loss.


Offensively, Brian Carney led the way with a two-run double in the fourth. Ian Steckel had two hits for the Americans and Harry Smoske singled and drove in the game's first run with a sacrifice fly in the opening frame. Austin Masel, who has hit safely in five of six games since joining the team in early July, singled for the fifth Melrose hit.



July, 15, 2015


Americans Drop Second Straight To Blue Sox


The Blue Sox completed a sweep of the home and away, two game series with the Americans, leaving Morelli Field with an 8-3 win. The Americans answered a three-run Lexington first inning with one of their own but the three runs would be all Melrose could muster while Blue Sox tacked on two more in the second and one each in the third, sixth and seventh to pull away for the win.


Mike Andrews (1-3) did not have his best stuff this night and got tattooed for six runs on eight hits, to go with two walks and two hit batters, over 2.2 innings. Gianni Esposito fared better, allowing just one run over 3.1 innings. Kyle Autilio, making his Intercity League debut, surrendering the final Lexington run in the seventh. 


Steve Passatempo had two hits and an RBI for the Americans and Chris Sharpe singled and drove in a run. Austin Masel, Mike Addesa, Ian Steckel and Chris Lanzilli, who also made his Intercity League debut against the Blue Sox, all hit safely for Melrose.


Ross Curley was the big gun for Lexington. Among his three hits was a home run leading off the sixth. He also walked and scored in the first.


He wasn't sharp (4 hits, 4 walks, 2 hit-batters in 4 innings), but Aidan Freeburg (4-1) was good enough to pick up the win for Lexington.



July 15, 2016


Americans Resign McGlinchy


Former Atlanta Brave Kevin McGlinchy has rejoined the Americans to shore up the back end of the bullpen. McGlinchy pitched for the Braves in the 1999 and 2000 seasons. He appeared in 74 games, compiled a record of 7-3 with and ERA of 2.75 and struck out 76 batters in 78.2 innings. In 1999, at the age of 22, the Malden native and Malden High School alum, appeared in the NLDS, the NLCS and the World Series. 


McGlinchy pitched for the Americans in 2012 as a starter, getting 5 wins in the regular season and another in his only playoff start. 



July, 15, 2016


Singleton Signs With Futures League Navigators


Americans' All-Star second baseman Mac Singleton has been signed by the North Shore Navigators of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League. Singleton, the 2014 Intercity League Rookie of the Year who hit .338 his rookie season, had proven to be one the league's all time best defensive second basemen in his year and a half in the league, an observation with which those who saw him play on a regular basis over that time will surely agree. Mac's departure is a huge loss for the Americans but his teammates and coaches wish him nothing but the best in his Futures League career. The Navigators are lucky to have him.



July, 13, 2016


Lexington Puts Brakes On Melrose


The Blue Sox broke open a 2-2 tie in the sixth inning when four runs crossed the plate without a hit being recorded to defeat the Americans 6-2 at Lexington in the first of back to back, home and away games between the two clubs. 


The hitless, four run sixth was made possible by four walks, two errors, a couple of fielder's choices and a sacrifice fly. Mike Peters (0-1), who pitched very well through five innings, fell victim in the sixth, but with walks to the first two batters and an error on a subsequent sacrifice bunt, much of it was his own undoing.


The Americans answered a first inning Blue Sox run with a run of their own in the second and took a 2-1 lead with a run in the top of the third before Lexington tied it back up with a run in their half of the inning. It remained tied until the sixth when the Blue sox put the game away.


John Jennings led the way with two hits and a third inning RBI for Melrose. Mac Singleton, Chris Sharpe, Steve Passatempo and Harry Smoske had the other Melrose hits. Austin Masel drove in Passatempo with the first Americans' run on a ground out in the second inning.



July 10, 2015


The Americans placed six players on the Intercity League All-Star team that will play in the Eastern Massachusetts All-Star Classic Sunday, July 12 at Campanelli Stadium in Brockton. The Classic features All-Star teams from the Intercity League, the Boston Park League, the Yawkey League and the Cranberry League in the single elimination tournament.


Representing the Americans on the Intercity League team will be 1B/3B Mike Addesa, RHP Mike Andrews, C John Jennings, SS Vin Scifo, 3B/OF Chris Sharpe and 2B Mac Singleton.  



July 10, 2015


Americans Sweep Up Reds


The Americans banged out twelve hits to complete a home and away sweep of the Watertown Reds with a 8-4 win at Morelli Field. Austin Masel swung the biggest American stick with a three for three, one double, one RBI, one run scored night. John Jennings with two hits, a walk and two runs scored, Mac Singleton with a pair of hits, a run, an RBI and a stolen base and Chris Sharpe with two hits, including a double, and a run scored played key offensive roles for the Americans as well. Mike Addesa, Steve Passatempo and Harry Smoske also hit safely.


Gianni Esposito (2-1) allowed three runs, two earned, over 4.2 innings to get the win for the Americans. Christian Rosati gave up one run over 1.1 innings before Mike Andrews slammed the door with a perfect seventh inning that included two strikeouts.

Wednesday, July 8
Corliss/Andrews Shut Out Red

Dillon Corliss kept the hard-hitting Watertown nine off the board while leading the Americans to a 2-0 victory over the Reds at Victory Field. Corliss tossed four hit ball at the Reds over 6.2 innings. He tired and walked a pair of Reds in the seventh, but Mike Andrews came out of the bullpen to strike out the final batter, secure the win and record his first save. 


In addition to the four hits, Corliss (1-3), issued four walks and hit a batter on the night. Watertown got a runner on base in every inning except the third, but Corliss was able to pitch his way out of trouble each time. 


Mike Addesa drove in both Americans runs in the third with a two-out double that scored Austin Masel and Mac Singleton, both of whom had singled. John Jennings had two hits for the Americans, while Chris Sharpe, Vin Scifo, Masel and Singleton had one.

Monday, June 22
Americans Fall Twice

The Americans' bats remained dormant as they lost to the Watertown Reds Wednesday at Bentley University by a score of 5-0 and 4-1 Thursday night to the Andre Chiefs at Morelli Field. 


Dillon Corliss (0-2) took the loss against Watertown, allowing five runs on seven hits and five walks in 4.2 innings. As usually happens, the walks hurt. Two walks in the first, including a free pass to the leadoff hitter, led to a Watertown run. Two more in the fourth, again including one to the leadoff hitter, resulted in three more runs. Another in the fifth kept a two-out inning alive long enough for a single to drive in the final run. By contrast, Reds' starter and winner, Aric Dama (2-0), didn't walk a batter. He scattered five hits in six innings before giving way to JJ Branch in the seventh. Branch allowed two hits in the inning but left the runners stranded to preserve the shutout.


Brian Carney had three singles in three trips to the plate against Watertown. Mattt Brown had two hits including a double. Colby Maiola and John Jennings had the other two American hits. 


The lack of hitting and the issuing of bases on balls continued against the Chiefs. The Americans with six hits in the game had two more than the Chiefs, but they were unable to string much together off Chiefs' starter and winner Jared Freni (4-0), even though he was uncharacteristically wild, walking five. Americans' starter Gianni Esposito (1-1) surrendered just two hits through five innings but he, too, walked five batters, three in the Chiefs' four run fourth, unlike Freni, Esposito didn't get away with it.


In the third, the Americans took a 1-0 lead. Dan Cacciola led off with a single to right. He stole second, moved to third on a Mac Singleton base hit and scored when Mike Addesa hit a double play grounder to second.


With the help of a double play grounder to end the third, Esposito had allowed one single and had faced the minimum heading into the fourth. The wheels fell off for the Americans in the inning when the Chiefs scored four runs on just one base hit. A leadoff walk to Tony Serino started things off. He stole second and moved to third on a wild pitch before Mike Burgoyne struck out. With the infield in, Billy Mottram blooped a hit behind second base to score Serino and tie the game 1-1 with Mottram taking second on a throwing error. Mike Gedman then hit a one-hopper back to the mound. With Mottram trapped between second and third, Esposito inexplicably threw to second and Mottram easily took third. With runners at the corners, Pete Copa hit a sacrifice fly to center for the second out that scored Mottram, making it 2-1. Mike Andre then walked, putting runners at first and second. Nate Witkowski also walked to load the bases. Both free passes came back to haunt the Americans when a Mike Barbati ground ball to shortstop Vin Scifo was booted, allowing both Gedman and Andre to score and push the Chiefs' lead to the final score of 4-1.


Cacciola, Singleton, Addesa and Harry Smoske all had one hit for the Americas against the Chiefs. Matt Brown added two. Mike Peters sparkled out of the bullpen in both games. He threw 1.1 innings of hitless, shutout relief against the Reds and 2 innings of two-hit, shutout relief at the Chiefs.


The Americans were rained out of Sunday's game against Arlington. They host the Wakefield Merchants Monday at Morelli Field and the Watertown Reds Wednesday at Morelli Field. Both games begin at 7:30.




Wednesday, June 17
Americans' Lumber Slumbers

A brilliant pitching performance from Melrose starter Mike Andrews (1-1) was wasted Tuesday night at Endicott College when the Americans' offense fell silent in a 1-0 loss to the Reading Bulldogs. Andrews tossed a complete game three hitter for Melrose, striking out three without walking a batter. He was perfect through three and two thirds before Darren Hartwell reached on a two-out bunt single in the fourth. Reading starter Tim Woods (1-0) matched Andrews pitch for pitch, allowing only four hits on the night to earn the win with seventh inning relief help from Jack Burke.


Reading got to Andrews in the fifth for the games' only run. Josh Drew lined a single to left leading off the inning. Corbin Hyde then stepped in and the lefty lined a triple down the right field line that scored Drew. Andrews got out of the inning without further damage by getting John Halsey to ground out to short with Hyde holding at third, inducing a Burton Deady ground ball to third that cut Hyde down at the plate and retiring Cody Hall on a fly out to right. Andrews completed his gem by setting down the Bulldogs in order in the sixth.


Offensively, the Americans had numerous chances to score off Woods, but they proved to be their own worst enemy. In the first, leadoff hitter Vin Scifo singled to center. Mac Singleton followed and was hit by a pitch. Number three hitter Harry Smoske then lofted a long fly ball to right that allowed Scifo to tag up and move to third. However, on the throw from right, Singleton attempted to move up a base, but he was easily cut down on the throw from the third baseman to the second baseman. That gaffe came back to bite the Americans when Mike Addesa followed with a long fly to left that would have been a sacrifice fly scoring Scifo but instead resulted only in the third out. 


In the second, Melrose again threatened but came up empty. Chris Sharpe led the inning off with a single to center and stole second a pitch later. John Jennings worked a walk to put runners at first and second but Woods pitched out of it, getting Ian Steckel on strikes, Dave Center on a pop out to second and a ground out to first off the bat of Dan Cacciola. In the third, Singleton walked with one out and stole second. But that was as far as he got as Smoske popped out to first and Addesa lined out to left. 


Another chance to score went by the boards in the fifth. Woods walked Center leading off. Cacciola, sacrificing, beat out the bunt for a base hit, pushing Center to second. Scifo was asked to sacrifice but he failed to execute in three attempts, striking out on a foul on the third try. A Singleton grounder to short forced Cacciola at second. Smoske worked a walk to load the bases but Woods got Addesa to line to the shortstop for the third out. 


In the seventh, the Americans once again failed to execute and added another base running gaffe and it again cost them. Burke came on to close out the game for Woods and promptly walked leadoff pinch-hitter Colby Maiola. Cacciola was called upon to bunt him to second but he, too, failed to execute and struck out. With Scifo at the plate, Maiola attempted a steal of second and had the bag stolen, but his momentum on the turf slid him past the bag and he was tagged out by the shortstop. That also came back to bite the Americans when Scifo lined a single to center before Burke got Singleton to hit into a force out to end the game and earn the save.


With the loss, the Americans fall to 2-3 on the young season. They travel to Bentley University Wednesday for a 6:00 game with the Watertown Reds. Dillon Corliss will be on the mound for Melrose. On Thursday, the Andre Chiefs will be the opponent as the Americans return to Morelli Field at 8:00 for their second home game of the season. The Chiefs beat the Americans last week at Maplewood Field by a score of 4-3. 



Tue, 16 June, 8:00PM, at Endicott College 
Reading Bulldogs 1, Melrose Americans 0 

  Summary  Box Score
Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Melrose Americans 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Reading Bulldogs 0 0 0 0 1 0 x 1 3 0
W: T Woods (1-0), L: M Andrews (1-1), S: J Burke (1)

Melrose Americans AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
Vinny Scifo 4 0 2 0 0 2 .500
Mac Singleton 3 0 1 0 0 0 .333
Harrison Smoske 2 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Mike Addesa 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Chris Sharpe 3 0 1 0 0 0 .333
John Jennings 2 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Ian Steckel 3 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Dave Center 1 0 0 0 1 0 .000
   Colby Maiola  0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Dan Cacciola 3 0 1 0 0 1 .333
Totals 24 0 5 0 4 4 .208
SB: Mac Singleton 2, Chris Sharpe

Reading Bulldogs AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
Cam Farnham 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Harry Oringer 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Darren Hartwell 3 0 1 0 0 1 .333
Zac Talis 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000
   Mike Taylor  0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Josh Drew 2 1 1 0 0 1 .500
Corbin Hyde 2 0 1 1 0 0 .500
John Halsey 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Burton Deady 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Cody Hall 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 21 1 3 1 0 3 .143
3B: Corbin Hyde
RBI: Corbin Hyde
SB: Darren Hartwell

Melrose Americans IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Mike Andrews (L 1-1) 6 3 1 1 0 3 1.17

Reading Bulldogs IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Tim Woods (W 1-0) 6 4 0 0 3 2 0.00
Jack Burke (S 1) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0.00
HB: Tim Woods
Weather: Partly Sunny


Monday, June 15
Americans Split Pair of Weekend Games

The Melrose Americans split a pair of games over the weekend, losing 11-3 to the Reading Bulldogs Saturday before rebounding to defeat the Wakefield Merchants 3-2 Sunday.


Reading jumped out to an 11-0 lead Saturday and held the Americans hitless through five innings. Dan Cacciola broke up the no-hitter with a bunt single leading off the sixth. In the seventh, the Americans finally broke through for three runs on four hits, including a two-run Cacciola double, to avert the shutout.


Suffolk University righty, Chuck Gibson, took the loss for the Americans, surrendering six runs on ten hits in 3.2 innings. Ryan Colbert relieved Gibson and didn't fare any better, allowing five runs on five hits in his 1.1 innings of work. Brian Carney finished up, throwing two scoreless innings. Cacciola had two hits for Melrose. John Jennings, Ian Steckel and Anthony Licciardello had the other Melrose hits, with Jenning's single driving in a run. 


Sunday at Wakefield, the Americans held on in extra innings to secure the 3-2 victory. Anthony Dally made his first Intercity League start a memorable one as he tossed 5.2 innings of hitless ball before being lifted after hitting a batter and issuing his sixth walk of the game in the sixth. He gave up a run in the fifth when he hit Wakefield hitter Bobby Losano leading off. Running on the pitch, Losano went from first to third on a ground out to third, before Mike Sorrentino drove him in with a sacrifice fly to center. Gianni Esposito (1-0) relieved Dally and earned the win, going 2.1 innings and allowing one unearned run on three hits. 


The Americans got on the board in the second. With two men out, Ian Steckel singled and stole second. He scored on a Colby Maiola single to make it 1-0. Wakefield tied it at 1-1 on the Sorrentino sacrifice fly in the fifth. The Americans, who crushed the ball all day with little to show for it, played small ball to take the lead in the top of the eighth. Mac Singleton led off with a single and Harry Smoske reached on an error by Wakefield pitcher Jarrod Marchesi. Melrose cleanup hitter, Mike Addesa, laid down a perfect sacrifice bunt to move the runners to second and third. Chris Sharpe then lined a single to right that scored Singleton and Smoske to make it 3-1. 


Wakefield refused to quit and put a rally of their own together in the bottom of the inning. With one out Esposito hit Joe Barry with a pitch. Dom Sorrentino was up next and he hit what appeared to be a double play ground ball to shortstop Vin Scifo, but the ball took a bad hop, hitting Scifo in the face, and both runners were safe. Pinch hitter, Jon Davison, grounded to first for the second out with the runners moving up to second and third. A subsequent Bobby Losano ground ball back to the mound was booted, allowing Barry to come home with the second Wakefield run, but Esposito regrouped and got Scott Searles to ground out to Scifo to end it. 


The Americans' offense was led by Maiola, who had three hits and an RBI, Steckel, who had two hits, and Sharpe, who also had two hits, along with a pair of RBI.


With the weekend split, the Americans even their record at 2-2. They play three games this week, starting with an 8:00 road game rematch against Reading Tuesday night at Endicott College. They are again on the road Wednesday against the Watertown Reds in a game being played at Bentley University at 6:00. Thursday at Morelli Field they host the Andre Chiefs, who this past Wednesday edged the Americans 4-3 at Maplewood Field.


Saturday, June 13
Americans Host Reading at Lexington High School Field Saturday

The Americans will be the home team Saturday when they play the Reading Bulldogs at 3:30 in game three of the "Day of Baseball" at Lexington High School Field.

The eight Intercity League teams will play four games at Lexington Saturday. The first game between the Watertown Reds and the Wakefield Merchants starts at 11:00. Game two pits the Andre Chiefs against the Arlington Trojans at 1:30. Following the Americans game versus the Bulldogs, game four between the Lexington Blue Sox and Somerville Thunder will start at 5:45.

Suffolk Ram righthander, Chuck Gibson, will be on the mound for the Americans making his first Intercity League start. 

Thursday, June 11
Chiefs Play Longball, Americans Fall 4-3

Dillon Corliss pitched a complete game 7 hitter for the Americans against the Chiefs at Maplewood Park in Malden Tuesday night. Unfortunately for the Melrose righthander, two of those hits were third inning home runs off the bats of Billy Mottram and Pete Copa that propelled the Chiefs over the Americans 4-3. With the win, the Chiefs improve to 4-0 on the season and with the loss the Americans even their record at 1-1. Corliss, who didn't walk a batter while striking out 3, fell to 0-1 on the season. 

The Chiefs opened the scoring with an unearned run in the third. Copa led off with a single to center. With two outs, Americans' shortstop Vin Scifo made a rare error on a ground ball from Mike Barbati putting runners at first and second. Chad Connor made the error hurt when he lined a single to right center to score Copa and give the Chiefs a 1-0 lead.

The Americans answered right back with an unearned run in the top of the third to tie the game 1-1. Chris Sharpe led off and reached on an error by Chiefs' shortstop Nate Witkowski. With Sharpe running, Anthony Licciardello lined a base hit through the vacated second base hole pushing Sharpe to third. Chiefs' starter Mitch Clegg injured his side throwing the pitch and left the game in favor of Matt DiCato who walked Scifo to load the bases. Mac Singleton got the run home when he hit into a fielder's choice that erased Scifo at second. Matt Brown grounded out to end the threat.

The Chiefs retook the lead in the top of the fourth. Mottram homered to center leading off the inning. John Welch then lined a double to the left center field gap. With one out Copa feasted on a hanging Corliss curveball and deposited it deep over the left field fence to make it 4-1. From that point on Corliss was nearly perfect, allowing just one single the rest of the way but the damage had been done.

The Americans cut the lead to 4-2 in the fifth. With one man out, Scifo walked and Singleton singled him to third. After Brown struck out, Mike Addesa drilled a a shot to left center that scored Scifo and would have scored Singleton but the ball took a big bounce, hit the top of the outfield fence and fell over it for a ground-rule double, forcing Singleton to hold up at third. DiCato escaped the inning by striking out Harry Smoske for the third out.

In the sixth, the Americans cut the deficit to one. Brian Carney walked leading off. DiCato got the next two hitters but pinch hitter John Jennings wouldn't let him off the hook, lining a double to right center to score Carney. Jennings was stranded at second when DiCato struck out Scifo.

After Corliss set the Chiefs down in order in the bottom of the sixth the Americans had one more chance. Southpaw Evan Walsh relieved eventual winner Matt DiCato and got the out he was asked to get, striking out the left handed hitting Singleton leading off. Mike DiCato was summoned from the pen to try to close the game out. He got Brown to ground to second for out number two. Addesa kept the Americans' hopes alive by blooping a single into left. He was replaced by speedy pinch-runner Dan Cacciola, but DiCato ended the contest and earned a save when he got Smoske to pop out to second.

The Americans are back at it this weekend with a pair of games. On Saturday, they play host to the Reading Bulldogs at 3:30 in a game being played at Lexington High School Field. The eight Intercity League teams will be playing a total of four games at Lexington Saturday as part of a "Day of Baseball" held every year at Lexington. The games are regular season games and count in the standings. Suffolk University righty Chuck Gibson will make his Intercity League debut on the mound Saturday against Reading. Sunday, the Americans visit Walsh Field in Wakefield to take on the Merchants in a 4:00 start. Northern Essex portsider Anthony Dally will make his first Intercity League start in that one.

Wed, 10 June, 8:15PM, at Maplewood 
Andre Chiefs 4, Melrose Americans 3 

  Summary  Box Score
Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Melrose Americans 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 3 6 2
Andre Chiefs 0 1 3 0 0 0 x 4 7 2
W: M DiCato (2-0), L: D Corliss (0-1), S: M DiCato (1)

Melrose Americans AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
Vinny Scifo 2 1 0 0 2 1 .000
Mac Singleton 4 0 1 1 0 1 .250
Matt Brown 4 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Mike Addesa 4 0 2 1 0 0 .500
Harrison Smoske 3 0 0 0 1 1 .000
Brian Carney 2 1 0 0 1 2 .000
Chris Sharpe 3 1 1 0 0 0 .333
Colby Maiola 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000
   Steve Passatempo  1 0 0 0 0 1 .000
   Ian Steckel  0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Anthony Licciardello 2 0 1 0 0 1 .500
   John Jennings  1 0 1 1 0 0 1.000
Totals 28 3 6 3 4 9 .214
2B: Mike Addesa, John Jennings
RBI: Mac Singleton, Mike Addesa, John Jennings
E: Vinny Scifo, Chris Sharpe


Andre Chiefs

Tony Serino 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Billy Mottram 3 1 1 1 0 0 .333
Johnny Welch 3 1 2 0 0 0 .667
Mike Gedman 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Pete Copa 3 2 2 2 0 1 .667
Mike Andre 3 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Nate Witkowski 3 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Mike  Barbati 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Chad Conner 2 0 2 1 0 0 1.000
   Nick Leva  0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 26 4 7 4 0 3 .269
2B: Johnny Welch
HR: Billy Mottram, Pete Copa
RBI: Billy Mottram, Pete Copa 2, Chad Conner
E: Nate Witkowski 2

Melrose Americans IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Dillon Corliss (L 0-1) 7 7 4 3 0 3 3.00

Andre Chiefs IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Mitchell Clegg 2.1 1 1 0 1 2 0.00
Matt DiCato (W 2-0) 3.2 4 2 2 3 6 3.82
Evan Walsh 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0.00
Mike DiCato (S 1) 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
WP: Matt DiCato
Weather: Partly Cloudy



Tuesday, June 9
Americans Win Opener, Silence Thunder 3-0

After three straight rainouts, the Americans finally got their 2015 Intercity League season underway Sunday afternoon at Morelli Field. Mike Andrews, a former Wakefield Merchant making his first start for Melrose, tossed a complete game, 7 hit shutout to lead the Americans over the Somerville Thunder 3-0.

Andrews (1-0), who won 5 games as a member of the Framingham State Rams' rotation during the just concluded college season, walked one and struck out one. He also hit 3 batters, including 2 in the seventh, but was able to pitch around the plunkings and preserve the shutout.

Jonathan Richard (0-2) went 5 innings for Somerville and pitched almost as well as Andrews, but he was victimized by a pair of 3rd inning errors. Americans' shortstop Vin Scifo led off the 3rd and skied a popup to short rightfield that was lost in the sun and dropped by the second baseman. Scifo, hustling all the way, ended up at second on the miscue. After Mac Singleton flied out to left, Harry Smoske lined a single to left scoring Scifo with the game's first run. Matt Brown followed with another single to left pushing Smoske to second. Steve Passatempo then hit a twisting fly ball toward the rightfield line that was misplayed by the rightfielder for the inning's second error, allowing Smoske to score and making it 2-0. Colby Maiola was hit by a pitch to load the bases, but Richard escaped further damage when he got Chris Salvati to hit into a 4-6-3 double play.

The Americans closed the scoring in the 5th. Brown singled leading off. With two outs Salvati walked pushing Brown to second before Brian Carney doubled to drive Brown home with the third and final run. 

Brown and Carney each had two hits for the Americans. Scifo, Singleton, Smoske and Anthony Licciardello, who doubled, each had one. 

The Americans return to action on Tuesday night when they visit Trum Field in Somerville for an 8:30 rematch with the Thunder. Northern Essex Righthander Gianni Esposito will be on the mound for the Americans.



Sun, 7 June, 4:00PM, at Morelli Field 
Melrose Americans 3, Somerville Thunder 0 

  Summary  Box Score
Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Somerville Thunder 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2
Melrose Americans 0 0 2 0 1 0 x 3 8 2


Melrose Americans AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
Vinny Scifo 4 1 1 0 0 1 .250
Mac Singleton 3 0 1 0 1 0 .333
Harrison Smoske 3 1 1 1 1 0 .333
Matt Brown 4 1 2 0 0 1 .500
Steve Passatempo 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Colby Maiola 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000
   Chris Sharpe  0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Chris Salvati 1 0 0 0 2 0 .000
Brian Carney 3 0 2 1 0 0 .667
Anthony Licciardello 3 0 1 0 0 0 .333
Totals 27 3 8 2 4 3 .296
2B: Brian Carney, Anthony Licciardello
RBI: Harrison Smoske, Brian Carney
E: Chris Salvati, Brian Carney


Melrose Americans IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Mike Andrews (W 1-0) 7 6 0 0 1 1 0.00
HB: Mike Andrews 3


Wednesday, June 10
Rained Out Tuesday, Americans Visit Chiefs Wednesday

Tuesday, for the fourth time in their first five games, the Americans were rained out. They travel to Maplewood Park in Malden Wednesday night to face the defending playoff champion Andre Chiefs in an 8:15 start. The Chiefs at 3-0 and the Americans at 1-0 are the only two undefeated Intercity League teams remaining.

Framingham State University righthander, Dillon Corliss, will make his first Intercity League start on the mound for the Americans.