Games like Friday night’s 7-5 Bedford win over Cambridge are why baseball is timeless.
The two teams in the under-15 Lou Tompkins League battled to a 4-4 tie over six innings at historic St. Peter’s Field. Bedford scored three times in the top of the seventh and held on to go 2-0 on the summer season.
Sam Campbell struck out six over six and two-thirds innings. Ryan Capobianco got the final out from the mound. Campbell and Chris Randazzo each drove in two runs.
Last Tuesday under the lights, after three rainouts, Bedford outlasted Waltham, 23-16.
Pacing the offense, Aiden LaCamera and Cian O’Donnell each had three hits. LaCamera drove in five runs and O’Donnell added three RBI. Bedford totaled 13 hits and seven players stole at least two bases each.
Will Hickey pitched almost four innings, giving up just one hit and striking out six. Grant Bouchard pitched two and two-thirds innings of middle relief, allowing just three hits. Capobianco finished the game with a relief appearance in the seventh.
The team has four games scheduled next week, as the postponements piled up.
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Thursday evening the Bedford “White” team in the 12-and-under league defeated Waltham, 9-7.
Paul Stewart led the parade of 13 hits with a double and two singles and two RBI. Kai Slusher and Ryan Nelson each went two-for-three—Slusher stole three bases and Nelson drove in three runs.
Nolan Borella led the successful efforts of four Bedford pitchers with two scoreless, hitless innings, striking out three. Jack Allen threw two innings and allowed but one hit.
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The Bedford entry in the Middlesex Senior Babe Ruth League won its second game of the summer on Thursday, as Dylan DiGangi pitched a complete-game, two-hit shutout for the win.
DiGangi, who struck out eight, was backed by outstanding defense, particularly from outfielders Matthew Carluccio and Chris Venuti and infielders Jack Venuti, James Brosgol, and Sean Kenehan. Andrew Sullivan caught the complete game behind the plate and added a hit.
The night before, Bedford bowed to Lynnfield, 5-3. Brosgol threw five innings and allowed just two earned runs. Carluccio, leading off, doubled and scored two runs. Panayiotis Kapanides flashed the glove at shortstop with some great fielding plays. Nick Solitro added to the hit total.
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