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Weekly Rundown: 2019 Futures League Week 10

The final week of the regular season proved to be a great one as there were many runs scored and some amazing pitching performances. On top of that, we saw an extremely close race for first place in the standings and every game mattered to these teams. There were a lot of games that had many playoff implications and a playoff feel to them. It was definitely a fun week of Futures league baseball as we head into the playoffs! 

 

Monday, July 29th

 

Westfield 5, Pittsfield 1 (Game 1 of Double Header)

The Westfield Starfires took Game 1 of their double header with the Pittsfield Suns by a score of 5-1 Monday night. Westfield’s Thomas Joyce led the offense going 2 for 3 with a run scored and two RBIs. Jeff Boggess led the struggling Pittsfield offense going 1 for3 with a run scored and the team’s only RBI.

 

On the Mound:

 

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

 

Pittsfield Suns: Mike Nocchi (Manasquan, N.J.) (L, 3-2): 5.1 IP | 10 H | 5 R | 4 ER | 1 BB | 7 SO

 

Pittsfield 14, Westfield 5 (Game 2 of Double Header)

The Pittsfield Suns came out swinging in Game 2 of their double header with the Westfield Starfires and earned the 14-5 victory. Matt Valente had a monster day for the Suns going 4 for 5 with three runs scored and six RBIs. Pat Galvin led the Westfield offense in their losing effort going 1 for 2 with a run scored and an RBI. 

 

On the Mound:

 

Pittsfield Suns: Alex Price (Ridgefield, Conn.) (W, 2-1): 5 IP |7 H | 5 R | 5 ER | 2 BB | 6 SO

 

Westfield Starfires: Vincenzo Camera (East Haven, Conn.) (L, 0-6): 1.2 IP | 8 H | 9 R | 8 ER | 2 BB | 0 SO

 

Worcester 10, North Shore 6

The Worcester Bravehearts put up 13 hits and 10 runs to outscore the North Shore Navigators 10-6 Monday night. Ben Rice led the Worcester offense with an extremely productive performance going 4 for 4 with three runs scored and five RBIs. North Shore’s Sean Lawlor led the Navigators’ offense going 3 for 5 with a run scored and two RBIs. 

 

On the Mound:

 

Worcester Bravehearts: Troy Klemm (Land-O-Lakes, Fla.) (W, 3-0): 1 IP | 1 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 0 BB | 1 SO

 

North Shore Navigators: Griffin Green (Chelmsford, Mass.) (L, 0-1): 1.2 IP | 3 H | 3 R | 3 ER | 1 BB | 3 SO

 

Brockton 3, Bristol 2

The Brockton Rox scored just three runs Monday night but it was enough to earn the 3-2 victory over the Bristol Blues. Andrew Marra shined in the Brockton lineup going 2 for 3 with two runs scored and an RBI. Zeke Diamond led the Bristol lineup going 2 for 4 with an RBI. 

 

On the Mound:

 

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

 

Bristol Blues: Tommy Hughes (Newington, Conn.) (L, 0-2): 0.2 IP | 1 H | 1 R | 1 ER | 1 BB | 0 SO

 

Tuesday, July 30th

 

Bristol 7, Brockton 4

The Bristol Blues held the Brockton Rox to just five hits and four runs and went on to outscore them by a score of 7-4 on Tuesday. Kasey Bass led the Blue’s offense going 2 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI. Andrew Marra led the Rox lineup in their losing effort going 1 for 3 with two runs scored and three RBIs. 

 

On the Mound:

 

Bristol Blues: Mark Faello (Plainview, N.Y.) (W, 6-0): 6 IP | 3 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 3 BB | 5 SO

 

Brockton Rox: John Mikosz (Southington, Conn.) (L, 1-3): 5 IP | 5 H | 3 R | 2 ER | 2 BB | 3 SO

 

North Shore 11, Westfield 3

The North Shore Navigators exploded for 17 hits and 11 runs to outscore the Westfield Starfires 11-3. Sean Lawlor led the Navigators’ offense going 4 for 6 with a run scored and two RBIs. Jeremiah Vargas and Sean Murphy led the Westfield offense as they both went 2 for 4 with a run scored in their losing effort. 

 

On the Mound:

 

North Shore Navigators: Cedric Gillette (Andover, Mass.) (W, 1-3): 6 IP | 8 H | 2 R | 2 ER | 0 BB | 2 SO

 

Westfield Starfires: Mason St. Pierre (Westfield, Mass.) (L, 1-5): 4 IP | 9 H | 9 R | 9 ER | 2 BB | 1 SO

 

Pittsfield 6, Nashua 1

The Pittsfield Suns held the Nashua Silver Knights to just one run on four hits to earn the 6-1 victory Tuesday night. Matt Valente shined for the Suns going 2 for 4 with a run scored and four RBIs. Luis Atiles was one of the only bright spots for Nashua as he went 1 for 3 with an RBI. 

 

On the Mound:

 

Pittsfield Suns: Jon Morrison (Hadley, Mass.) (W, 4-1): 6 IP | 2 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 5 BB | 5 SO

 

Nashua Silver Knights: Evan Christopulos (Andover, Mass.) (L, 4-4): 5 IP | 3 H | 3 R | 3 ER | 0 BB | 5 SO

 

Wednesday, July 31st

 

Nashua 6, Brockton 4

The Nashua Silver Knights defeated the Brockton Rox in a close game by a score of 6-4 Wednesday night. Barry Walsh shined for the Nashua offense going 1 for 3 with a three-run home run. BJ Murray led the way for the Rox as he finished 2 for 3 with two runs scored and two RBIs. 

 

On the Mound:

 

Nashua Silver Knights: Spencer Bergeron (Nashua, N.H.) (W, 2-2): 3.2 IP | 5 H | 4 R | 4 ER | 0 BB | 1 SO

Nashua Silver Knights: Jack Pawloski (Lexington, Mass.) (SV): 2 IP | 1 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 0 BB | 3 SO

 

Brockton Rox: Justin Garcia (Foxborough, Mass.) (L, 1-1): 2 IP | 6 H | 6 R | 5 ER | 3 BB | 3 SO

 

Bristol 12, Worcester 4 (Game 1 of Double Header)

The Bristol Blues took Game 1 of their double header with the Worcester Bravehearts by a score of 12-4. Brandon Miller had a monster day for the Blues offense going 3 for 5 with a run scored and six RBIs. John Thrasher led the way for the Bravehearts in their losing effort going 2 for 3 with a run scored and an RBI. 

 

On the Mound:

 

Bristol Blues: Jagger Duquette (Bristol, Conn.) (W, 1-0): 6 IP | 4 H | 1 R | 1 ER | 0 BB | 3 SO

 

Worcester Bravehearts: Cole Chudoba (Oxford, Conn.) (L, 1-4): 3 IP | 7 H | 7 R | 5 ER | 2 BB | 3 SO

 

Worcester 5, Bristol 1 (Game 2 of Double Header)

The Worcester Bravehearts’ Jack Moynihan threw a no-hitter as the Bravehearts took Game 2 of their double header with the Bristol Blues to split the two-game series. Nicholas Martin led the Worcester offense going 2 for 3 with an RBI. The Blues obviously did not have a hit in the ball game but they did score a run after John Orzechowski crossed the plate after getting on base from a HBP. 

 

On the Mound:

 

Worcester Bravehearts: Jack Moynihan (Taunton, Mass.) (W, 1-0): 7 IP | 0 H | 1 R | 0 ER | 1 BB | 5 SO

 

Bristol Blues: Tyler Boisvert (Oxford, Conn.) (L, 1-1): 5 IP | 3 H | 3 R | 3 ER | 1 BB | 6 SO

 

North Shore 16, Westfield 5

The North Shore Navigators exploded for 19 hits and 16 runs Wednesday night to outscore the Westfield Starfires by a score of 16-5. North Shore’s Keagan Calero hit for the cycle as he finished going 4 for 5 with three runs scored and four RBIs. Andrew Olszak also had a productive day at the plate for the Navigators going 4 for 6 with three runs scored and three RBIs. Sean Moorhouse led the Westfield offense going 2 for 3 with two RBIs.

 

On the Mound:

 

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

 

Westfield Starfires: Aidan Dunn (Westfield, Mass.) (L, 1-2): 3.1 IP | 12 H | 12 R | 9 ER | 0 BB | 1 SO

 

Thursday, August 1

 

Worcester 6, Westfield 1

The Worcester Bravehearts put up 14 hits and six runs to outscore the Westfield Starfires 6-1. Aidan Wilde led the Bravehearts’ offense going 2 for 4 with two runs scored and three RBIs. Nicholas Martin also had a productive day at the plate for Worcester going 4 for 5 with a run scored. Christian Walsh led the struggling Westfield offense going 2 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI. 

 

On the Mound: 

 

Worcester Bravehearts: Evan Moore (Rocky Hill, Conn.) (W, 1-3): 6 IP | 2 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 3 BB | 7 SO

 

Westfield Starfires: Shayne Rice (West Hartford, Conn.) (L, 0-1): 6 IP | 9 H | 5 R | 2 ER | 0 BB | 3 SO

 

Nashua 7, North Shore 6

The Nashua Silver Knights held off a comeback bid from the North Shore Navigators to earn the 7-6 victory Thursday night. Kyle Sandstrom led the Silver Knights lineup going 2 for 4 with a run scored and two RBIs. Phoenix Hernandez and Dylan Jones also had productive days for the Silver Knights as Hernandez went 1 for 2 with two RBIs and Jones went 2 for 5 with a run scored and two RBIs. Keagan Calero stood out in the North Shore lineup going 1 for 2 with a run scored and a three-run home run. 

 

On the Mound:

 

Nashua Silver Knights: Griffin Young (Dover, N.H.) (W, 3-1): 4.1 IP | 1 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 1 BB | 4 SO

Nashua Silver Knights: Kyle Skidmore (Franklin, Mass.) (SV): 3 IP | 2 H |0 R | 0 ER | 0 BB | 3 SO

 

North Shore Navigators: Jake Zoller (Collegeville, Penn.) (L, 2-5): 1 IP | 3 H | 3 R | 3 ER | 1 BB | 1 SO

 

Bristol 6, Pittsfield 4

Despite getting outhit 12-8, the Bristol Blues outscored the Pittsfield Suns 6-4 on Thursday night. Kasey Bass led the way for Bristol going 3 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI. Matt Malcom stood out in the Pittsfield lineup going 2 for 4 with two RBIs. 

 

On the Mound:

 

Bristol Blues: Shane Bogli (Vernon, Conn.) (W, 2-0): 6.2 IP | 9 H | 3 R | 1 ER | 0 BB | 4 SO

Bristol Blues: James Judenis (Wallingford, Conn.) (SV): 1 IP | 1 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 0 BB | 0 SO

 

Pittsfield Suns: Kelvin Sosa (Bronx, N.Y.) (L, 2-2): 5 IP | 4 H | 5 R | 3 ER | 3 BB | 4 SO

 

Friday, August 2nd

 

Brockton 17, Westfield 4

The Brockton Rox exploded for 17 runs on 15 hits Friday night on their way to a 17-4 victory over the Westfield Starfires. Nick Shumski had a monster day for the Rox going 3 for 5 with two runs scored and six RBIs. Evan Sleight also stood out in the Rox lineup going 2 for 3 with four runs scored and two RBIs. Andre Marchessault went 1 for 3 with an RBI in Westfield’s losing effort.

 

On the Mound: 

 

Brockton Rox: Allen Mejia (Boston, Mass.) (W, 2-0): 5 IP | 7 H | 4 R | 4 ER | 2 BB | 6 SO

 

Westfield Starfires: Vincenzo Camera (East Haven, Conn.) (L, 0-6): 1.1 IP | 6 H | 10 R | 10 ER | 5 BB | 1 SO

 

Bristol 11, Pittsfield 8

The Bristol Blues scored 11 runs on 13 hits to outscore the Pittsfield Suns 11-8 Friday night. John Orzechowski led the way offensively for Bristol going 3 for 5 with two runs scored and three RBIs. Dom Hughes shined in the Pittsfield lineup going 2 for 4 with a run scored and two RBIs. 

 

On the Mound:

 

Bristol Blues: Matt Shane (Colchester, Conn.) (W, 3-1): 3 IP | 3 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 0 BB | 4 SO

Bristol Blues: James Judenis (Wallingford, Conn.) (SV): 0.1 IP | 0 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 0 BB | 1 SO

 

Pittsfield Suns: Jared Henry (West Stockbridge, Mass.) (L, 0-3): 1.1 IP | 3 H | 5 R | 4 ER | 2 BB | 3 SO

 

Nashua 5, Worcester 2

The Nashua Silver Knights held the Worcester Bravehearts to just two runs on five hits to earn the 5-2 victory Friday night. Phoenix Hernandez led the Nashua lineup going 2 for 4 with a run scored and two RBIs. Billy Butler also had a productive day for Nashua going 1 for 4 with a three-run home run, which was the difference in this game. Ben McNeill was the only Worcester player with an RBI finishing 0 for 2 with an RBI. Tyler Becker and Ben Rice both went 1 for 3 with a run scored for Worcester. 

 

On the Mound:

 

Nashua Silver Knights: Nolan Collins (Ranchos Palos Verdes, Calif.) (W, 2-2): 7 IP | 5 H | 2 R | 1 ER | 1 BB | 3 SO

Nashua Silver Knights: Joseph Quintal (Bedford, N.H.) (SV): 1 IP | 0 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 1 BB | 2 SO

 

Worcester Bravehearts: Eric Chavarria (Bellflower, Calif.) (L, 3-2): 3 IP | 5 H | 5 R | 5 ER | 1 BB | 4 SO

 

Saturday, August 3rd

 

Worcester 3, Westfield 2 (Game 1 of Double Header)

The Worcester Bravehearts took Game 1 of their double header with the Westfield Starfires 3-2. Jack Gardner led the Bravehearts’ offense going 2 for 3 with a run scored and an RBI. Matt Costanza led the Westfield offense that just could not find a way to get runs going 1 for 2 with a run scored and an RBI. 

 

On the Mound:

 

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

 

Westfield Starfires: Jeremiah Vargas (Waterbury, Conn.) (L, 0-1): 0.2 IP| 0 H | 1 R | 1 ER | 0 BB | 0 SO

 

Worcester 11, Westfield 3 (Game 2 of Double Header)

The Worcester Bravehearts completed the double header sweep Saturday night as they took Game 2 by a score of 11-3. John Thrasher led the Worcester offense going 3 for 4 with three runs scored and three RBIs. Matt Costanza led the Westfield offense going 1 for 3 with an RBI in their losing effort.

 

On the Mound:

 

Worcester Bravehearts: Troy Klemm (Land-O-Lakes, Fla.) (W, 4-0): 4 IP | 4 H | 1 R | 1 ER | 1 BB | 4 SO

 

Westfield Starfires: Rory Tettemer (Westfield, Mass.) (L, 0-1): 5.1 IP | 6 H | 9 R | 7 ER | 2 BB | 3 SO

 

Nashua 2, North Shore 1

It was a pitcher’s duel in Lynn as both teams had just four hits and the Nashua Silver Knights came out on top of the North Shore Navigators 2-1. Phoenix Hernandez finished well for the Silver Knights going 1 for 4 with an RBI. Ben Malgeri went 2 for 4 in the North Shore lineup but Logan Bravo had the team’s only RBI as he finished 1 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI.

 

On the Mound:

 

Nashua Silver Knights: Brady McGarry (Billerica, Mass.) (W, 2-1): 1.1 IP | 0 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 1 BB | 2 SO

Nashua Silver Knights: Joseph Quintal (Bedford, N.H.) (SV): 1 IP | 0 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 0 BB | 2 SO

 

North Shore Navigators: Sebastian Keane (North Andover, Mass.) (L, 0-1): 2 IP | 1 H | 1 R | 1 ER | 0 BB | 3 SO

 

Brockton 10, Pittsfield 0

The Brockton Rox only let up one hit and shut out the Pittsfield Suns to earn the 10-0 victory Saturday night. Anthony Calarco led the Rox lineup going 3 for 4 with a run scored and four RBIs. Troy Strack had the only hit for Pittsfield as he finished 1 for 3.

 

On the Mound:

 

Brockton Rox: Jack Rose (Monroe, Conn.) (W, 2-0): 5 IP | 1 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 1 BB | 6 SO

 

Pittsfield Suns: Robbie Cobb (Revere, Mass.) (L, 0-1): 4 IP | 5 H | 5 R | 5 ER | 0 BB | 1 SO

 

Sunday, August 4th

 

Brockton 10, Worcester 2

The Brockton Rox continued their hot streak with a 10-run and 14-hit performance to defeat the Worcester Bravehearts 10-4. Eddy Hart and Tommy Kretzler led the way for the Brockton offense. Hart went 3 for 3 with two runs scored and three RBIs while Kretzler finished the game 4 for 5 with four runs scored and three RBIs. Chris Rinaldi shined in the Worcester lineup going 2 for 4 with an RBI. 

 

On the Mound:

 

Brockton Rox: Brad Marchetti (Wellesley, Mass.) (W, 1-3): 2 IP | 1 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 0 BB | 2 SO

 

Worcester Bravehearts: Jack Steele (Rochdale, Mass.) (L, 1-4): 3 IP | 3 H | 2 R | 2 ER | 2 BB | 6 SO

 

Pittsfield 6, Westfield 4

The Pittsfield Suns held off a late comeback bid from the Westfield Starfires and earned the 6-4 victory Sunday night. Taylor Beckett led the way for the Suns offense going 2 for 4 with a run scored and two RBIs. Tommy Quinn was one of few bright spots for Westfield on the day going 1 for 2 with an RBI. 

 

On the Mound:

 

Pittsfield Suns: Max McDowell (Essex Junction, Vt.) (W, 1-0): 3 IP | 0 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 5 BB | 3 SO

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

 

Westfield Starfires: Jack Fox (Los Angeles, Calif.) (L, 2-7): 5 IP | 8 H | 6 R | 4 ER | 3 BB | 5 SO

 

Bristol 10, North Shore 3

The Bristol Blues put up 12 hits and 10 runs to defeat the North Shore Navigators 10-3 Sunday night. Christian Beal led the way for the Blues’ offense going 2 for 4 with a run scored and three RBIs. North Shore’s Sean Lawlor stood out in the Nav’s lineup going 1 for 3 with a run scored and two RBIs.

 

On the Mound:

 

Bristol Blues: Garrett Coe (Lakeside, Conn.) (W, 2-0): 7 IP | 3 H | 2 R | 2 ER | 0 BB | 6 SO

 

North Shore Navigators: Harry Painter (Manchester, Mass.) (L, 0-1): 1.1 IP | 1 H | 4 R | 3 ER | 5 BB | 0 SO