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Weekly Rundown: 2019 Futures League Week 3

WEYMOUTH, Mass. – Another week has gone by in the Futures League 2019 season and, as always, it did not disappoint. We saw a great mix of everything. From explosions of offense and power to low-scoring pitchers duels, this week was full of amazing baseball for the fans to see.

Monday, June 10th

Nashua 7, Westfield 2

The Nashua Silver Knights scored six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to secure the 7-2 victory over the Westfield Starfires. Kyle Sandstrom lead the way for Nashua going 2 for 4 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Westfield’s Thomas Joyce was the highlight of their lineup going 3 for 4 with a run scored.

On the Mound:

Nashua Silver Knights: Danny Gracia (Wilmington, Mass.) (W, 2-0): 6 IP | 5 H | 2 R | 2 ER | 0 BB | 2 SO

Nashua Silver Knights: George Welch (Derry, N.H): 2 IP | 0 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 0 BB | 4 SO

Westfield Starfires: Chase Jeter (West Hartford, Conn.) (L, 1-1): 5 IP | 6 H | 4 R | 4 ER | 3 BB | 3 SO

 

Tuesday, June 11th

North Shore 4, Bristol 2

The North Shore Navigators held the Bristol Blues to just two runs and held on for the 4-2 win in a fairly low-scoring game Tuesday night. Dominic Freeburger shined for the Navigators going 2 for 5 with a run scored and an RBI. Brandon Miller was one of the only bright spots in the Bristol lineup going 2 for 3 with an RBI.

On the Mound:

North Shore Navigators: Arlo Marynczak (Bethlehem, N.Y.) (W, 1-0): 2.1 IP | 2 H | 1 R | 1 ER | 2 BB | 6 SO

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

Bristol Blues: Ryan Lauk (Mullica Hills, N.J.) (L, 0-1): 5 IP | 6 H | 3 R | 3 ER | 2 BB | 5 SO

 

Pittsfield 11, Nashua 5

The Pittsfield Suns had a great offensive performance and put up 11 runs on 15 hits for the 11-5 victory over the Nashua Silver Knights. Mark Coley had a monster performance for the Suns going 3 for 5 with two home runs, a triple, four runs scored, and five RBIs to lead the team. The Silver Knights had a tough day at the plate but Billy Butler had a good day finishing 1 for 1 with a run scored and two RBIs.

On the Moud:

Pittsfield Suns: Mike Nocchi (Manasquan, N.J.) ( W, 1-0): 5 IP | 2 H | 2 R | 0 ER | 2 BB | 4 SO

Nashua Silver Knights: Daniel O’Connor (Townson, Md.) (L, 0-1): 4 IP | 5 H | 3 R | 3 ER | 2 BB | 4 SO

 

Wednesday, June 12th

Brockton 10, Nashua 8

The Brockton Rox hit four home runs and scored 10 runs to outscore the Nashua Silver Knights 10-8 in Brockton Wednesday morning. Mitch Donofrio had a great day for the Rox finishing 3 for 4 with two home runs, three runs scored, and three RBIs. Gabe Giosso had a good day at the plate for the Rox going 3 for 5 with a home run, a run scored, and two RBIs. Kyle Sandstrom lead the way for the Silver Knights going 2 for 6 with three RBIs.

On the Mound:

Brockton Rox: William Gallagher (Kingston, Mass.) (W, 2-0): 0.2 IP | 0 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 2 BB | 2 SO

Brockton Rox: Owen Langan (Easton, Mass.) (SV): 0.2 IP | 1 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 0 BB | 1 SO

Nashua Silver Knights: Evan Christopulos (Andover, Mass.) (L, 1-2): 3.1 IP | 4 H | 5 R | 4 ER | 3 BB | 3 SO

 

Pittsfield 7, Westfield 3

The Pittsfield Suns continued their offensive hot streak on Wednesday as they defeat the Westfield Starfires 7-3. Kyle Cronk and Andrew Fernandez both went 3 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI for the Suns. Matt Malcom also had a good day going 1 for 2 with a run scored and two RBIs. Westfield’s Devin Kellogg had three of the team’s five hits in the game finishing 3 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI.

On the Mound:

Pittsfield Suns: Matt Clarkin (Fairfield, Conn.) (W, 1-0): 5 IP | 3 H | 3 R | 2 ER | 1 BB | 4 SO

Westfield Starfires: Tyler Coppo (Fitzwilliam, N.H.) (L, 0-2): 0.2 IP | 0 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 1 BB | 1 SO

 

Bristol 3, Worcester 0

The Bristol Blues scored three runs on just two hits to shutout the Worcester Bravehearts 3-0. Although the Bravehearts had more hits with three, it was an Anthony Donofrio two-run double in the second inning that seemed to be the difference for the Blues. Donofrio finished 1 for 2 with a run scored and two RBIs. Worcester had a tough day at the plate with one hit from Mariano Ricciardi, Jakob Sessa, and Paul Coumoulos.

On the Mound:

Bristol Blues: Mark Faello (Plainview, N.Y.) (W, 2-0): 7 IP | 3 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 2 BB | 5 SO

Bristol Blues: Will Nowack (South Windsor, Conn.) (SV): 1 IP | 0 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 0 BB | 3 SO

Worcester Bravehearts: Jeremy Adams (Seminole, Fla.) (L, 0-1): 6 IP | 2 H | 2 R | 2 ER | 4 BB | 3 SO

 

Thursday, June 13th

Brockton 10, Bristol 6

The Brockton Rox exploded for 14 hits and 10 runs to defeat the Bristol Blues 10-6 Thursday night. Andrew Marra lead the Rox offense going 2 for 4 with two runs scored and three RBIs. Casey O’Laughlin had a good day as well for the Rox going 2 for 5 with a run scored and two RBIs. Danny Roth stood out for the Blues going 2 for 4 with a run scored and two RBIs.

On the Mound:

Brockton Rox: Nick Sinacola (North Attleboro, Mass.) (W, 2-0): 5.2 IP | 4 H | 2 R | 2 ER | 2 BB | 10 SO

Bristol Blues: Cam Van Hoorebeke (West Chester, Penn.) (L, 0-1): 4 IP | 6 H | 4 R | 4 ER | 4 BB | 5 SO

 

Friday, June 14th

North Shore 3, Westfield 1

The Westfield Starfires had 10 hits but only one run to show for it as the North Shore Navigators outscore them 3-1. Tyler MacGregor lead the way for the Navigators going 2 for 4 with and RBI. The Starfires had multiple players with multiple hits but could only get one run. Tommy Quinn got the RBI and finished 2 for 4 with an RBI for the Starfires.

On the Mound:

North Shore Navigators: Matt Bergeron (Salem, N.H.) (W, 2-0): 7 IP | 10 H | 1 R | 1 ER | 1 BB | 3 SO

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

Westfield Starfires: Jack Fox (Los Angeles, Calif.) (L, 1-2): 7 IP | 6 H | 2 R | 1 ER | 1 BB | 9 SO

 

Nashua 9, Bristol 2

The Nashua Silver Knights put up nine runs Friday night to beat the Bristol Blues by a score of 9-2. Kyle Sandstrom lead the way for Nashua going 2 for 2 with three RBIs. Joe Bramanti also had a good day at the plate for going 2 for 3 with two runs scored. Brandon Miller shined for Bristol going 2 for 3 with a run scored in a tough offensive day for the Blues.

On the Mound:

Nashua Silver Knights: Patrick Harrington (Bedford, New Hampshire) (W, 1-1): 5 IP | 5 H | 1 R | 1 ER | 2 BB | 1 SO

Bristol Blues: Jack Moore (Peachtree City, Georgia) (L, 0-1): 3 IP | 6 H | 6 R | 6 ER | 4 BB | 1 SO

 

Worcester 6, Brockton 5

The Worcester Bravehearts took the lead in the bottom of the sixth inning and held on to defeat the Brockton Rox 6-5 in a close game. Mariano Ricciardi lead the way for the Bravehearts going 2 for 3 with two runs scored and an RBI. J.P. Knight stood out in the Rox lineup going 1 for 3 with two RBIs.

On the Mound:

Worcester Bravehearts: Christopher Macca (Lakeland, Fla.) (W, 1-0): 1.1 IP | 1 H | 1 R | 0 ER | 2 BB | 1 SO

Worcester Bravehearts: Angelo Baez (Bronx, N.Y.) (SV): 2 IP | 0 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 0 BB | 3 SO

Brockton Rox: Scott Creedon (Braintree, Mass.) (L, 1-1): 4 IP | 4 H | 1 R | 0 ER | 0 BB | 2 SO

 

Saturday, June 15th

Pittsfield 2, Worcester 1

It was a pitching duel in Pittsfield on Saturday night. The Pittsfield Suns scored a run in the bottom of the tenth inning to walk off with the 2-1 win against the Worcester Bravehearts. Mark Coley had a great day at the plate for the Suns going 2 for 5 with the walk-off RBI single in the tenth inning. The Bravehearts had just five hits in the game and Nicholas Martin seemed to find the most offensive success going 1 for 4 with a run scored.

On the Mound:

Pittsfield Suns: Jon Morrison (Hadley, Mass.): 5 IP | 1 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 1 BB | 8 SO

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

Worcester Bravehearts: Bryce Hellgeth (Arlington Heights, Ill.) (L, 1-1): 2.1 IP | 4 H | 1 R | 1 ER | 1 BB | 1 SO

 

Nashua 8, Westfield 1

The Nashua Silver Knights held the Westfield Starfires to just three hits and one run and went on to earn the 8-1 victory. Joe Bramanti had a great day at the plate for Nashua going 2 for 3 with two runs scored and an RBI. Andrew Ciacciarelli found the most success in a quiet day for the Starfires offense going 1 for 4 with a run scored.

On the Mound:

Nashua Silver Knights: Alex Shafer (Baltimore, Md.) (W, 1-1): 7 IP | 2 H | 1 R | 1 ER | 0 BB | 6 SO

Westfield Starfires: Stephen Fleury (Wilbraham, Mass.) (L, 0-1): 2.2 IP | 5 H | 6 R | 6 ER | 2 BB | 2 SO

 

Brockton 5, North Shore 4

The Brockton Rox were outhit 6-5 in the game but managed to hold off the North Shore Navigators for the 5-4 victory. Eddy Hart shined for the Rox going 2 for 3 with a run scored and three RBIs. Colin Wetterau was responsible for all four of the Navigators RBIs as he went 2 for 4 with four RBIs.

On the Mound:

Brockton Rox: Tyler Bell (Abington, Mass.): 6 IP | 3 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 1 BB | 4 SO

Brockton Rox: William Gallagher (Kingston, Mass.) (W, 2-0): 0.2 IP | 0 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 0 BB | 1 SO

Brockton Rox: Jake Sanderson (Burlington, Mass.) (SV): 0.1 IP | 0 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 0 BB | 0 SO

North Shore Navigators: Cedric Gilette (Andover, Mass.) (L, 0-1): 2.2 IP | 2 H | 2 R | 2 ER | 2 BB | 2 SO 

 

All Sunday, June 16th games were postponed due to rain

 

Team W L PCT GB STREAK LAST 10
North Shore Navigators 9 4 0.692 - 1L 6-4
Pittsfield Suns 9 4 0.692 - 5W 6-4
Brockton Rox 10 5 0.667 - 1W 7-3
Worcester Bravehearts 5 6 0.455 3 1L 4-6
Nashua Silver Knights 6 8 0.429 3.5 2W 6-4
Bristol Blues 4 9 0.308 5 2L 3-7
Westfield Starfires 4 11 0.267 6 5L 3-7