Middlesex Expos take down BlueSox, win 1st Intercity league championship!

On August 19th, 2021 the Middlesex Expos first year in the ICL came to an end at the hand of a championship series defeat by the Lexington Blue Sox.

Fast forward 357 days, the Middlesex Expos completed their revenge capturing the 2022 Intercity League Championship, and defeating the team that ended their 2021 season, the Lexington BlueSox.

The Expos would dominate the majority of their post season run on the way to their ICL title. The Expos were led by their pitching staff who would finish the postseason with a 1.43 ERA. The Expos pitching staff combined for three (3) complete game shutouts, and in game 4 of the finals was just two outs away from a fourth (4) shutout, in only 7 games played!

The Expos offense was led by catcher Dionys Quezada (.391avg 9H, 2HR, 6RBI), Leftfielder Mike Golankiewicz (.375avg 6H, 2HR, 4RBI, .524OBP), and Centerfielder Idelson Taveras (.286avg, 6H, 2-2b’s, 2HR, 5RBI). Other key contributors included Kebler Peralta and Leon Paulino.

The Expos began their playoff run in the semi-finals defeating the Andre Chiefs in 3 games, then moved on to defeat the Lexington BlueSox in 4 games.

This team was full of character, Talent and grit that helped mesh the vets with the rookies, with the outcome being a 2022 ICL championship.

This team is enjoying the celebration, but is hungry for much more and will turn the page to next year soon and look to come back even stronger!



Middlesex Expos Clinch two seed in ICL playoffs, host Andre Chiefs in 1st round!

On August 19th, 2021 the Middlesex Expos first year in the ICL came to an end at the hand of a championship series defeat by the Lexington Blue Sox.

Fast forward to August 3rd, 2022 and the Middlesex Expos will begin their playoff run with the quest to win a championship in their 2nd season in the league.

The Expos will open up the semi finals against the Andre Chiefs, at Morelli Field in Melrose at 8pm on Wednesday August 3rd.

Come on down and watch some great amateur baseball!


Middlesex Expos gear up for another season in the ICL!

The Middlesex Expos are gearing up for their second season in the Intercity Baseball League. The expos are coming off of a second place finish in 2021 and are hungry to get back to the Championship series and close it out this time.

The Expos bring back a strong core, with plenty of fresh new faces. Key returners include, Jose Paulino, Michael Oliveira, Bret Samboy, Matt Ferro, Shane Rhuda, Dionys Quezada, Zach Kirby, Shawn Carlson, Dan Shaw, Andrew Mazzone, and David Kerns.

With a handful of strong additions spread across the field and in the pitching staff, the Expos look to repeat a strong regular season campaign.

The Expos will call Brandeis University home for 2022 and beyond.

First pitch of the season is scheduled for 8:00pm at Lexington High School as the Expos take on the team who ended their season in the championship, the Lexington Blue Sox.


Ethan Gofstein Wins “Star of the week” honors for Merrimack Valley Expos!

Ethan Gofstein got the bat going early and often on Sunday afternoon in a double header versus the Mill City Mustangs, the Expos went on to sweep both games!

In game 1 of the double header Ethan would go 3-5 2R, 3RBI, HR and a Stolen base. The key hit in this game from Ethan came in the 4th inning, when he hit a two-run homerun that has still not landed. This would put the Expos up 4-0 and that is all the offense the Expos pitching staff would need.

In game 2 of the double header Ethan would go 2-4 with a triple and 4 RBI. With the game tight in the 4th inning and the Expos leading 3-2, Ethan stepped up to the plate with runners at 2nd and 3rd and delivered a big 2-run single.

On the day Ethan went a combined 5 for 9 2R, 3b, HR, SB, 7RBI.

Expos move to 5-1 on the young season and take sole possession of first place.


Zack Kirby Wins “Star of the week” honors for Merrimack Valley Expos!

On the Evening of May 5th, at World Series Park in Saugus, RHP Zack Kirby was bringing the heat.

Kirby was dominant all night long, tying the league record with 20 Strikeouts, and only allowing 1 hit!

Kirby moved to 2-0 on the season with an overall ERA of 0.45 with 15.2 innings pitched and a total of 36 strikeouts for a 2.30 strikeout ration per innings pitched.


Jose Paulino Wins “Star of the week” honors for Merrimack Valley Expos!

On the Evening of April 30th, at Fraser field in Lynn, Expos Short Stop Jose Paulino was being inducted into the Fisher College Athletics HOF.  The next day,  May 1st,  Jose was back out on a baseball field helping the Merrimack Valley Expos earn their second victory of the season, while earning “Star of the week” honors for April 25th – May 1st.

Paulino was 2 for 3 at the plate scoring a run, along with 2 big RBI’s.  Paulino is off to a strong start in the first two games of the season, with a .333AVG and a .429OBP. 

Paulino will look to keep a hot bat going against the Black Sox on Thursday May 5th, as the Expos head to take on the Sox at World Series Park in Saugus!


Merrimack Valley Expos set out to defend their back to back titles in 2022!

On Sunday April 24th, the Merrimack Valley Expos will take on the North Shore Giants as they set out to defend their back to back titles. Just like any other season, the expectation is championship or bust, and the players wouldn’t have it any other way.

The Expos hope to hit the field with an improved team, revamping the lineup and adding to the pitching staff, to go along with a key core group of returning players from the 2020 and 2021 championship teams. After winning back to back titles both against the Malden Marlins, now is not the time to take the foot off the gas and be complacent. Returning starting players include Jose Paulino, Ethan Gofstein, Matt Ferro, Cam Plank, Shane Rhuda, Mike Bailey and Michael Oliveira. Shawn Carlson and Zach Kirby will also return to anchor the pitching staff.

New comers to the Expos lineup Include right handed hitter Chris Dowd, and Right handed hitter Thomas Crowley. Chris Dowd adds an impact bat in the middle of the Expos lineup, someone who is very hard to strikeout and always makes solid contact. Thomas Crowley will join the expos after he finishes up his division 1 college season in May. Crowley is another bat who will rarely strikeout and shoot the ball gap to gap.

New additions to the pitching staff, are not actual new Expos but are returning players from the first championship team in 2020. Those pitchers include RHP’s Dan Shaw, and David Kerns. Kerns, some will remember pitched the deciding game 3 back in 2020 to help secure the Expos first league championship by pitching a complete game victory.

The MV Expos are excited about the 2022 season and hope to defend their title come playoff time!

Go Spos’!


Expos take out Al Thomas in 1st scrimmage of spring 11-2!

Expos took the field for the first time this year, battling the Al Thomas A’s of the Yawkey Baseball League. The Expos would come out on top 11-2 winners in a rain shortened game.

Players of the game in this one was Chris Dowd (3-4 1R, 3b, 3RBI), and Ethan Gofstein (2-2 1R, 2bb, 2b, 3RBI), and on the Mound Dan Shaw (2IP, 1H, 1BB, 1SO).

Baseball is Back!!


Middlesex Expos’ Mazzone Selected as Conference Player of the Week at Dickinson College!

Expos players keep winning player of the week for their respective colleges, next up……Andrew Mazzone.

Mazzone, a native of Belmont, Massachusetts, had a huge week hitting .500 (9-18), while slugging 1.111 and posting a .550 on-base percentage in a 2-2 week for the Red Devils. He recorded at least one hit in every game, headlined by a 5-for-5, three-homer, seven-RBI performance against Neumann last Wednesday. He also added a triple in Dickinson’s 18-15 victory. Mazzone tied the conference record for the most home runs in a single game, becoming the 14th player in Centennial history to accomplish that feat.


Matt Josselyn Named MASCAC Baseball Pitcher of the Week

Middlesex Expos RHP is having a great graduate season for Bridgewater State University, well tack on one more accomplishment for this year. Matt Josselyn has been selected as the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Baseball Pitcher of the Week.

Josselyn tossed seven scoreless innings in the Bears’ 18-0 MASCAC win over MCLA last week. The Hanson, Massachusetts product scattered seven hits, walked three and fanned a season-high nine batters in the victory over the Trailblazers.

In five appearances on the mound for the Bears this season including four starts, Josselyn is 2-1 with 24 strikeouts and a 1.88 earned run average over 24 innings of work. Opponents are also batting just .209 against him.

Josselyn currently ranks fourth in the MASCAC in ERA and seventh in strikeouts per nine innings pitched (9.00). He is also tied for sixth among the conference leaders in wins, and tied for tenth in both games started and innings pitched.