North End Team Wins 11-1/Tied for Top Spot

A convincing 11-1 victory over North Weymouth placed the North End Suburban team in a virtual 4-1 tie with Pembroke in the Region 1 Division.

The game was called due to the slaughter rule after the 4th inning as the North End team led by 10 runs.

Thomas Marchi led off the game with a home run, Nate Wolf doubled and scored on a groundball out by Andrew Olivo.

Fernando Soto doubled and scored on a single by Ariyand Aminpour. Lorenzo Pantaleo capped off the five run 1st inning with a home run.

North Weymouth scored their only run in the bottom of the first on a bases loaded two out single. North End pitcher Tim Martin stiffened and got the third out preventing a possible North Weymouth rally.

Five more runs in the 2nd inning gave the hometown team a 10-1 lead. Marchi, Martin, Wolf, Olivo and Soto picked up RBIs. Martin pitched a scoreless 2nd and 3rd inning.

In the top of the 4th inning the North End team made the final score 11-1 on a single by Olivo scoring Martin.

Olivo came in to pitch in the 4th and struck out the side as the North End team captured their fourth win in a row in the team’s quest to make the playoffs.

North End All Stars lose 6-5

A three run bottom of the 6th inning by Duxbury ended the North End All Star team’s four game winning streak in a 6-5 squeaker.

Thomas Marchi opened the game with a double, stole third and raced home on a Tim Martin groundout.

In the 2nd, Ariyand Aminpour and JC Pezzuto singled placing runners on first and third a hit batsman loaded the bases.

Marchi ripped a grounder toward the shortstop hole the Duxbury third baseman made a diving catch with only one run scoring and a 2-0 North End lead.

A single by Andrew Olivo, a ground rule double by Fernando Soto and a single by Ariyand Aminpour scored both runners for a 4-0 lead for the hometown team in the 3rd inning.

A bases loaded potential double-play ball to third should have been a double play ending the inning scoreless but was mishandled by the first baseman and Duxbury scored two runs starting their come back.

Still leading 4-2, a pass ball gave Duxbury its 3rd run in the 4th.

Lorenzo Pantaleo led off the sixth with a triple, stole home giving the North End a 5-3 lead going into the bottom of the 6th.

Freshman Dodgers win first playoff game but lose second game

The NEAA Freshmen Dodgers baseball team kicked-off  their playoff appearance with a 13-5 victory over the Dorchester Twins.

Dodgers pitcher Jack Dittomassi hurled six strong innings striking out six Twins batters, only walking two batter and giving up four hits picking up the win.

Thomas Marchi, JC Pezzuto and Paul Szulc had hits and Tim Martin drew a walk.

Hitting stars in the game were TJ Shea 2-2 and Jack French 2 hits.

The win sets up the Dodgers with the number one playoff seed and undefeated West Roxbury Nationals.

The Nationals took a 1-0 lead in the first off of starting pitcher Mike Rausseo but kept the Nationals off the board in the second inning.

The Dodgers failed to score in the second, so did the Nationals.

In the third, the Dodgers scored on a two out walk to Robert Pagliuca and a Jake French RBI triple and Mike Rausseo followed with an RBI double for a Dodgers 2-1 lead.

Navide Aminpour singled in French and stole second base, he also stole third and home giving the Dodgers a 4-1 lead.

Aaron Cronin walked, Jack Dittomassi singled setting up a run scoring single by Eli Swab and a 5-1 Dodgers lead.

The Nationals made it a 5-4 Dodgers lead scoring three third inning runs.

The Dodgers upped their lead to 7-4 picking up two runs in the fourth.

The Nationals would score six runs in the bottom of the fourth for a 10-7 lead.

As they did the week before, the Dodgers would go down fighting in the seventh inning.

Aaron Cronin and Jack Dittomassi both walked, Eli Swab singled scoring Cronin and a base hit by Pearse Martin scoring Dittomassi made the score 11-9 with Swab reaching third but Martin was thrown out trying to take second for the second out.

Joe Saliba singled in Swab and the Nationals lead was cut to one, 11-10.

Thomas Marchi reached on an error and he and Saliba pulled-off a double steal with two outs. The final Dodgers batter struck out leaving the potential tying and winning runs in scoring position.

The Dodgers following the one run playoff loss now head to North Adams for the 21st Annual LaFesta Baseball Exchange for a two game series home and away.

North End All Stars win 12-5

The North End All Stars avenged their loss earlier in the week pounding Quincy 12-5 in a Suburban League game.

Getting back in the win column, the North End struck first. A lead-off double by Fernando Soto and two walks loaded the bases setting the stage for Paul Szulc who came through with a 2 RBI single, a double play on a hard hit ball by Ariyand Aminpour ended the inning.

Quincy tied it up 1-1 in the bottom of the first, but the North End took the lead for good in the top of the second.

Bayard Eton walked, a single by Owen Locke and a walk to Jase Cherchi loaded the bases. Soto stepped to the plate and delivered a two-run single. One out later, Thomas Marchi launched a three run homer over the left field fence.

This was the sixth time this season, the North End team scored the maximum runs allowed in an inning (a league rule).

Quincy scored twice in the third cutting the score to 7-4.

The hometown team came right back in the fifth scoring three runs to put the game away.

Soto led off with a double and scored on an Andrew Olivo home run also over the left field fence. Szulc hit a two-out double just missing a home run. JC Pezzuto singled Szulc home for a 10–4 North End lead.

Quincy managed to score only one run with the bases loaded in an attempt to get back into the game.

Two more runs in the sixth inning made the final score 12-5.

Soto hit his second double and fourth hit of the game, barely missing another home run. Olivo followed with a single and stole second base and Marchi’s single scored Olivo.

Pitchers Marchi, Pezzuto and Aminpour shutdown the powerful Quincy offense which scored 13 runs beating the North End the last time they met.