Unknowns get past Slappers in Twi League action...

Jun 22, 2018 by

Published in the June 22, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — The Unknowns kicked off their 34th year of existence in the Twi League with a bizarre 6-2 win over the Slappers at Moulton Park on Wednesday. Adam Chanley went the distance for the Orange, allowing five hits and two runs over seven innings, while striking out seven. Slappers’ hurler Brian Tartarini was the hard-luck losing pitcher only allowing three hits while striking out six. The young Slappers jumped out to the early lead in the first inning. Ryan DiBenedetto reached second base on an infield error. Ben Tomsyck then stroked a base hit to left field scoring DiBenedetto, to make the score 1-0 Slappers. Both starting pitchers settled down through the middle of the game, shutting down both offenses until the bottom of the fifth...

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Merchants send Maddogs home angry...

Jun 21, 2018 by

Improve to 4-3-1; meet Reading on Sunday Published in the June 21, 2018 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Merchants hosted the Malden Maddogs last night at Walsh Field for their second matchup of the year. The Merchants crushed the Maddogs, 18-0 in Malden on June 1, but the newcomers to the Intercity League rode into Wakefield following a 3-1 win over the always talented Andre Chiefs on Tuesday. The Merchants scored three runs in the first, added three more throughout the game and shut down the Maddogs for the final five innings to pick up the win. “Good win,” said Merchants manager Dave Ellegood. “Malden is playing better. They just beat Andre yesterday and Lexington last week. We had some clutch hits tonight, put the ball in play and they made some...

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Wakefield baseball celebrates season at banquet...

Jun 20, 2018 by

Published in the June 20, 2018 edition LYNNFIELD — The WMHS baseball team celebrated their season and handed out awards on Monday at their banquet at Spinelli’s in Lynnfield. The Warriors finished 10-12 and made an appearance in the Div. 2 North Tournament after winning their final game of the season, 20-18 against Manchester-Essex to get their deciding 10th win. Wakefield head coach Kevin Canty led the Warriors to a third place finish in the Freedom Division during his first season as head coach. Wakefield beat first-place Burlington (15-8) twice during the regular season. The eight seniors, Jordan Fauci, Cole Kraus, Mike McKean, Tyler Pugsley, Patrick Roche, Robert Shaw and captains Brendan Coughlin and Jake Nardone, were honored at the banquet and thanked for their dedication to Wakefield baseball. Four of the five special...

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