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Weekly Rundown: 2019 Futures League Week 2

WEYMOUTH, Mass. – Week 2 of the Futures League has concluded and we saw some amazing baseball games throughout the league. The week was chalked full of standout performances and games that gave kept the fans on the edge of their seats. Here’s how the week went down.

 

Monday, June 3rd

Westfield 7, Pittsfield 4

The Westfield Starfires made more history Monday night as they recorded their first ever win as a Futures League franchise over the Pittsfield Suns 7-4. Elijah Dale shined for the Starfires going 2 for 4 with two RBIs and a run scored. It was a team effort for the Starfires offense as five different players had at least one RBI and six different players crossed the plate at least once. Mark Coley went 3 for 3 for the Suns with two runs scored in the loss.

 

On the Mound:

Westfield Starfires: Chase Jeter (West Hartford, Conn.) (W, 1-0): 5 IP | 4 H | 4 R | 2 ER | 2 BB | 2 SO

Westfield Starfires: Pat Hannon (Willington, Conn.) (SV): 1 IP | 0 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 1 BB | 1 SO

Pittsfield Suns: Michael Portela (Chesapeake, Va.) (L, 0-1): 4 IP | 10 H | 7 R | 5 ER | 1 BB | 5 SO

 

North Shore 4, Worcester 3

The North Shore Navigators defeated the Worcester Bravehearts by a score of 4-3 in a nail biter. The Navigators scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 6th inning to take the 4-3 lead as they held on for the victory. Sean Lawlor of the Navigators went 1 for 3 with a two-run double while Dominic Freeburger went 2 for 4 with an RBI. CJ McKennitt stood out for Worcester going 2 for 5 with a run scored.

 

On the Mound:

North Shore Navigators: Hunter Wilichoski (Hamilton, Mass.) (W, 3-0): 2.2 IP | 0 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 1 BB | 1 SO

North Shore Navigators: Beau Dana (Marblehead, Mass.) (SV): 1 IP | 0 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 0 BB | 2 SO

Worcester Bravehearts: Ethan Teixeira (Millbury, Mass.) (L, 0-1): 0.1 IP | 1 H | 1 R | 1 ER | 2 BB | 0 SO

 

Brockton 7, Nashua 2

The Brockton Rox scored two in the third inning and three in the fourth inning to propel them to a 7-2 victory in Nashua over the Silver Knights. Mitch Donofrio had an amazing day at the plate for the Rox going 2 for 5 with four RBIs and two runs scored. Andrew Marra and Marc Goulart also tacked on an RBI each for Brockton. One of the only bright spots for the Silver Knights was Ben Irvine who went 2 for 2 with a run scored.

 

On the Mound:

Brockton Rox: Nick Sinacola (North Attleboro, Mass.) (W, 1-0): 5 IP | 3 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 3 BB | 9 SO

Brockton Rox: Jake Sanderson (Burlington, Mass.) (SV): 2 IP | 3 H | 1 R | 1 ER | 1 BB | 2 SO

Nashua Silver Knights: Alex Shafer (Baltimore, Md.) (L, 0-1): 4 IP | 5 H | 5 R | 5 ER | 4 BB | 5 SO

 

Tuesday, June 4th

Worcester 9, Pittsfield 8

With the game tied at 8 after the eighth inning, the Worcester Bravehearts scored the game winning run in the top of the ninth to squeak by the Pittsfield suns 9-8. Tyler Becker lead the offense going 3 for 5 with two RBIs and two runs scored. The Suns also had a good day at the plate with four players with multiple hits. Jack Culumovic went 2 for 3 with two RBIs and two runs scored and Nate Cormier went 2 for 4 with a run scored and three RBIs in the Pittsfield loss.

 

On the Mound:

Worcester Bravehearts: Angelo Baez (Bronx, N.Y.) (W, 1-0): 2 IP | 1 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 2 BB | 2 SO

Pittsfield Suns: Shaun Gamelin (West Kingstown, R.I.) (L, 0-1): 1 IP | 1 H | 1 R | 1 ER | 1 BB | 2 SO

 

Nashua 8, Bristol 5

The Nashua Silver Knights held off a late Bristol comeback bid to earn the 8-5 victory on Tuesday night in Nashua. Joe Bramanti went 1 for 4 at the plate with a run scored and two RBIs for the Silver Knights ad Dylan Jones also drove in two runs and scored a run himself while going 1 for 2 on the day. Dylan Reynolds had a day for the Bristol Blues going 2 for 5 with a run scored and two RBIs.

 

On the Mound:

Nashua Silver Knights: Danny Gracia (Wilmington, Mass.) (W, 1-0): 5 IP | 3 H | 2 R | 2 ER | 2 BB | 7 SO

Bristol Blues: Spencer Fox (Manchester, Conn.) (L, 0-2): 3.1 IP | 7 H | 8 R | 8 ER | 3 BB | 2 SO

 

Westfield 4, Brockton 1

The Westfield Starfires won their second game in a row after starting the season 0-4 by defeating the Brockton Rox by a score of 4-1. Almost every player in the Starfires order got a hit in the game but Andrew Ciacciarelli lead the way going 2 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI. The Brockton Rox had just five hits in the game and Eddy Hart had two of them. He finished 2 for 4.

 

On the Mound:

Westfield Starfires: Jackson Harrigan (Acton, Mass.) (W, 1-0): 2.2 IP | 3 H | 1 R | 1 ER | 4 BB | 7 SO

Westfield Starfires: Tyler Coppo (Fitzwilliam, N.H.) (SV): 1 IP | 0 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 2 BB | 2 SO

Brockton Rox: Tommy Kretzler (Albany, N.Y.) (L, 0-1): 6 IP | 5 H | 0 R | 0 ER |0 BB | 8 SO

 

Wednesday, June 5th

Nashua 9, Navigators 6

The Nashua Silver Knights scored nine runs on just five hits to beat the North Shore Navigators 9-6 on Wednesday night. Dylan Jones had a monster day at the plate for Nashua going 3 for 5 with five RBIs. He hit a three-run triple in the sixth inning and a two-run single in the seventh. North Shore’s Tyler MacGregor had a great day as well in their loss going 3 for 5 with three RBIs.

 

On the Mound:

Nashua Silver Knights: Brady McGarry (Billerica, Mass.) (W, 1-0): 0.1 IP | 2 H | 2 R | 2 ER | 1 BB | 0 SO

Nashua Silver Knights: Joe Grassett (Amherst, N.H.) (SV): 2.2 IP | 1 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 1 BB | 4 SO

North Shore Navigators: Jake Gigliotti (Auburn, Mass.) (L, 1-1): 2.1 IP | 3 H | 6 R | 6 ER | 4 BB | 3 SO

 

Bristol 9, Westfield 5

The Bristol Blues scored runs in the first three innings and last three innings to score nine runs and defeat the Westfield Starfires 9-5. Danny Roth lead the Blues offense going 3 for 4 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Will Reiner also added two RBIs for the Blues. Andrew Ciacciarelli had a two-run home run for Westfield in the first inning and Devin Kellogg went 2 for 4 with two runs scored in a losing effort.

 

On the Mound:

Bristol Blues: Ryan Lauk (Mullica Hill, New Jersey): 5 IP | 3 H | 2 R | 2 ER | 4 BB | 7 SO

Bristol Blues: Dominic Niman (West Hartford, Conn.) (W, 2-0): 2 IP | 1 H | 1 R | 1 ER | 2 BB | 2 SO

Bristol Blues: Tommy Hughes (Newington, Conn.) (SV): 2 IP | 3 H | 2 R | 1 ER | 0 BB | 1 SO

Westfield Starfires: Vincenzo Camera (East Haven, Conn.) (L, 0-1): 2.1 IP | 1 H | 1 R | 1 ER | 2 BB | 0 SO

 

Worcester 4, Pittsfield 2

Each run in this game between the Worcester Bravehearts and Pittsfield Suns was scored in the seventh and eighth inning as the Bravehearts outscored the Suns 4-2. Both offenses struggled until late in the game when they both came alive. P.J. Barry lead the way for the Worcester offense going 1 for 3 with two RBIs while Matt Malcom shined in the Suns lineup going 2 for 3 with an RBI.

 

On the Mound:

Worcester Bravehearts: Eric Chavarria (Bellflower, CA): 7 IP | 2 H | 1 R | 1 ER | 2 BB | 10 SO

Worcester Bravehearts: Bryce Hellgeth (Arlington Heights, Ill) (W, 1-0): 2 IP | 3 H | 1 R | 0 ER | 0 BB | 1 SO 

Pittsfield Suns: Matt Clarkin (Fairfield, Conn.): 6 IP | 1 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 1 BB | 2 SO

Pittsfield Suns: Ryan Langford (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) (L, 1-1): 1.1 IP | 4 H | 4 R | 1 ER | 0 BB | 4 SO

 

Thursday, June 6th

Westfield 6, Worcester 1

The Westfield Starfires won their third game of the season while only letting up three hits to defeat the Worcester Bravehearts 6-1. Westfield’s Christian Walsh went 2 for 3 on the day with two runs scored and three RBIs to lead the Starfires offense. The Bravehearts had a tough day at the plate but Craig Corliss hit a double in the eighth inning to drive in a run. He would finish 1 for 3 on the day.

 

On the Mound:

Westfield Starfires: Jack Fox (Los Angeles, Calif.) (W, 1-1): 5 IP | 2 H | 2 R | 2 ER | 3 BB | 4 SO

Pittsfield Suns: Jack Steele (Rochdale, Mass.) (L, 0-1): 5 IP | 2 H | 2 R | 2 ER | 3 BB | 4 SO

 

Brockton 4, Bristol 2

The Brockton Rox scored three runs in the seventh inning to take the lead and never looked back as they defeated the Bristol Blues 4-2. Gaby Cruz went 1 for 3 for the Rox with a run scored and two RBIs. Nolan Cloutier stood out for the Blues going 3 for 4 with an RBI in their loss.

 

On the Mound:

Brockton Rox: Matt Svanson (Hawthorn Woods, Ill.) (W, 2-0): 5 IP | 3 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 1 BB | 4 SO

Bristol Blues: Ben DeLaubell (Cheshire, Conn.) (L, 0-1): 1.2 IP | 2 H | 2 R | 2 ER | 1 BB | 4 SO

 

North Shore 7, Pittsfield 4

The North Shore Navigators put up seven runs on 11 hits to outscore the Pittsfield Suns 7-4 on Thursday night in Lynn. Louis Olivieri had three RBIs for the Navigators finishing 1 for 3 with a run scored and three RBIs. Ben Malgeri also had a great game at the plate going 2 for 3 with a run scored and two RBIs for the Navigators. Dom Hughes had himself a good day at the plate for the Suns going 2 for 3 with two runs scored.

 

On the Mound:

North Shore Navigators: Hunter Wilichoski (Hamilton, Mass.) (W, 3-0): 1.2 IP | 0 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 0 BB | 1 SO

North Shore Navigators: Beau Dana (Marblehead, Mass.) (SV): 1 IP | 1 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 1 BB | 2 SO

Pittsfield Suns: Brodie Altiere (North Adams, Mass.) (L, 0-1): 1 IP | 1 H | 2 R | 2 ER | 1 BB | 0 SO

 

Friday, June 7th

Pittsfield 5, North Shore 3

The Pittsfield Suns and North Shore Navigators both had nine hits Friday night but the Suns were able to outscore the Navigators 5-3 at Wahconah Park in Pittsfield. Matt Malcom went 2 for 4 for the Suns with a run scored and two RBIs to lead the offense. North Shore’s Sean Lawlor went 2 for 4 with an RBI in their loss.

 

On the Mound:

Pittsfield Suns: Jon Morrison (Hadley, Mass.) (W, 2-0): 4 IP | 4 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 1 BB | 7 SO

Pittsfield Suns: Henry Leake (Burbank, Calif.) (SV): 1 IP | 0 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 0 BB | 3 SO

North Shore Navigators: Trystan Sarcone (Greenwich, Conn.) (L, 0-1): 2 IP | 3 H | 2 R | 1 ER | 1 BB | 2 SO

 

Nashua 4, Westfield 0

The Nashua Silver Knights shutout the Westfield Starfires by a score of 4-0 on Friday night at Holman Stadium in Nashua. Kyle Sandstrom went 1 for 4 for the Silver Knights with two RBIs. The Starfires had a tough day at the plate with just four hits. Devin Kellogg, Christian Walsh, Danny Crossen, and Andrew Selima each had a hit for the Starfires.

 

On the Mound:

Nashua Silver Knights: Evan Christopulos (Andover, Mass.) (W, 1-1): 5 IP | 4 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 1 BB | 5 SO

Nashua Silver Knights: Joshua Roberge (Chelmsford, Mass.) (SV): 4 IP | 0 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 0 BB | 4 SO

Westfield Starfires: Justin Butz (McKinney, Texas) (L, 0-2): 3.1 IP | 3 H | 2 R | 1 ER | 4 BB | 5 SO

 

Brockton 7, Bristol 5

The Brockton Rox scored three runs in the first and four runs in the seventh inning to defeat the Bristol Blues 7-5. Eddy Hart found success at the plate going 2 for 3 with two RBIs and Gaby Cruz also added two RBIs and a run scored while finishing 1 for 4. Bristol’s Brandon Miller went 1 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI on the day.

 

On the Mound:

Brockton Rox: Brad Marchetti (Wellesley, Mass.) (W, 1-0): 4.2 IP | 1 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 2 BB | 5 SO

Bristol Blues: Ben DeLaubell (Cheshire, Conn.) (L, 0-2): 0.2 IP | 2 H | 4 R | 2 ER | 2 BB | 1 SO

 

Saturday, June 8th

North Shore 12, Nashua 7

The North Shore Navigators outscored the Nashua Silver Knights 12-7 Saturday night in a high-scoring matchup at Fraser Field. The Navigators scored eight runs in the seventh inning. Ben Malgeri went 2 for 5 with two runs scored and four RBIs to lead the Navigators offense. Dylan Jones had a good day at the plate for Nashua as he went 2 for 4 with two runs scored and three RBIs.

 

On the Mound:

North Shore Navigators: Bobby Cliché (Stratham, N.H.) (W, 1-0): 3 IP | 3 H | 2 R | 2 ER | 2 BB | 2 SO

North Shore Navigators: Beau Dana (Marblehead, Mass.) (SV): 1.1 IP | 0 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 1 BB | 2 SO

Nashua Silver Knights: Jarod Norcross Plourde (Auburn, Maine) (L, 0-1): 0.2 IP | 2 H | 3 R | 0 ER | 1 BB | 0 SO

 

Westfield 10, Bristol 9

The Westfield Starfires scored five runs in the bottom of the ninth in an exciting walk-off win over the Bristol Blues. Anthony Clark hit the walk-off single in the ninth to clinch the victory and finished 2 for 5 with an RBI. Westfield’s Sean Murphy went 1 for 1 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Four different Bristol Blues players had two RBIs in their devastating loss. Austin White, Brandon Miller, Kasey Bass, and Griffin Schneider all had two RBIs for the Blues.

 

On the Mound:

Westfield Starfires: Jackson Harrigan (Acton, Mass.) (W, 2-0): 1 IP | 0 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 1 BB | 2 SO

Bristol Blues: Tommy Hughes (Newington, Conn.) (L, 0-1): 0.2 IP | 1 H | 1 R | 0 ER | 1 BB | 1 SO

 

Worcester 4, Brockton 0

The Worcester Bravehearts let up just three hits and shutout the Brockton Rox by a score of 4-0 Saturday night. Jakob Sessa had a good night at the plate for the Bravehearts going 2 for 3 with a run scored and an RBI. Jack Gardener went 2 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI in another good offensive performance from the Bravehearts. The Rox only had three hits and they came from Eddy Hart, Gabe Giosso, and Marc Goulart.

 

On the Mound:

Worcester Bravehearts: Shawn Babineau (Ashland, Mass.) (W, 2-0): 7 IP | 2 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 1 BB | 10 SO

Brockton Rox: Dominic Rutigliano (Franklin Square, N.Y.) (L, 1-1): 4 IP | 5 H | 3 R | 3 ER | 3 BB | 2 SO

 

Sunday, June 9th

Brockton 5, Nashua 3

The Brockton Rox scored five runs and held the Nashua Silver Knights to just three runs on five hits to defeat the Silver Knights 5-3. Gabe Giosso lead the way for the Rox going 2 for 3 with a run scored and two RBIs. Jared Dupere stood out in the Nashua lineup going 2 for 4 with two runs scored and an RBI.

 

On the Mound:

Brockton Rox: Tyler Bell (Abington, Mass.) (W, 1-0): 6.2 IP | 5 H | 3 R | 3 ER | 2 BB | 1 SO

Brockton Rox: Owen Langan (Easton, Mass.) (SV): 1 IP | 0 H | 0 R | 0 ER |2 BB | 1 SO

Nashua Silver Knights: Spencer Bergeron (Nashua, N.H.) ( L, 0-1): 2 IP | 4 H | 2 R | 2 ER | 0 BB | 1 SO

 

Pittsfield 18, Worcester 6

The Pittsfield Suns exploded for 18 runs and 15 hits in an 18-6 victory over the Worcester Bravehearts Sunday night. Five different players had multiple RBIs for the Suns. Jackson Petersen lead the way for the Suns going 3 for 5 with three runs scored and five RBIs. Mariano Ricciardi stood out for the Bravehearts going 3 for 5 with two runs scored and an RBI.

 

On the Mound:

Pittsfield Suns: Jake Kodros (Matawan, N.J.) (W, 2-0): 5 IP | 6 H | 2 R | 2 ER | 1 BB | 4 SO

Worcester Bravehearts: Jakob Barker (Wesley Chapel, Fla.) (L, 0-2): 1 IP | 3 H | 4 R | 4 ER | 2 BB | 0 SO

 

North Shore 14, Westfield 2

The North Shore Navigators exploded for 14 runs of offense on 18 hits while holding the Westfield Starfires to just two runs for the 14-2 victory. Logan Bravo lead the way going 2 for 4 with two runs scored and four RBIs for the Navigators. Danny Crossen was one of just two Westfield Starfires players with an RBI as he finished going 1 for 3 with an RBI.

 

On the Mound:

North Shore Navigators: Gavin Sullivan (Swampscott, Mass.) (W, 1-0): 5 IP | 6 H | 2 R | 2 ER | 1 BB | 3 SO

Westfield Starfires: Vincenzo Camera (East Haven, Conn.) (L, 0-2): 2.1 IP | 7 H | 6 R | 3 ER | 3 BB | 2 SO

 

Team W L PCT GB STREAK LAST 10
North Shore Navigators 7 3 0.700 - 2W 7-3
Brockton Rox 7 4 0.636 .5 1W 6-4
Pittsfield Suns 6 4 0.600 1 2W 6-4
Worcester Bravehearts 4 4 0.500 2 1L 4-4
Westfield Starfires 4 7 0.364 3.5 1L 4-6
Nashua Silver Knights 3 6 0.333 3.5 2L 3-6
Bristol Blues 3 6 0.333 3.5 3L 3-6