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DATE - 08/15/2017

Lexington Blanks Somerville to take a 2-0 lead

Somerville – Behind the bat of Jeff Costello (Lexington/Northeastern) and the strong right arms of Ryan Filipowicz (Yardley, PA/Holy Cross) and Bill Christopher (Winchester/Union) Lexington is a win away from advancing to the finals with a 9-0 win over Somerville Tuesday night.

The Blue Sox scored all the runs they need in third inning. Number 9 hitter Josue Feliciano (Randolph/MCLA) walked on a 3-2 pitch. Costello walked on four straight pitches and there were Sox on first and second. Both runners moved into scoring position on a sacrifice bunt by Thomas Russo (Weston/Holy Cross). Feliciano scored on an RBI single off the bat of Ross Curley (Lexington/Bentley) with Costello moving to third. He trotted home when Somerville starter Jonathan Richard balked and a 2-0 lead.

Filipowicz, making his first playoff start of 2017 and third in his second season with Lexington. He recorded two 1-2-3 innings in his six innings of work and pitched out of trouble in the other four innings with some assistance from his defense.

The Royals struck quickly getting singles by Jake Cintolo and Brian Campbell to start the first. John Collette hit a ground ball to shortstop Curley that he turned into a 6-3 double play.

In the third, Curley turned another double play, this one ending the inning. With one out and the Royals Greg Speliotis on second (walk, sacrifice hit), Curley caught a line drive by Cintolo and doubled up Speliotis.

Costello increased the Blue Sox lead to 5-0 with a two-run double in the fourth, driving in Alex Voitik (Shorewood, IL/Holy Cross) and Feliciano. In the sixth, he made it 8-0 with his second double that drove in Justin Silvestro (Waltham/Wheaton (MA)). Costello finished the game 2-for-2 with a run, three RBI, 2 walks, and two doubles.

Joining Costello with two hits were Voitik, who went 2-for -3 with 2 runs and an RBI. Curley had two singles and an RBI. Silvestro also had two singles, scored once and drove in a run.

Blue Notes – The shutout was the second straight postseason shutout at Trum Field and the fifth overall at Trum in the playoffs. The other three were against Cassell in 2007 (2) and 2008. It was the 15th postseason shutout for Lexington since 2006. The Blue Sox have been shut out seven times.

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