Jared Berardino hit his second homer of the season and C.J. Barrett, Zak Levine (1-0), and Dylan Sbordone combined on a three-hitter when the Malden Maddogs broke into the win column with an 11-1 win over the Melrose Americans at Morelli Field on Wednesday night. The Maddogs banged out a dozen hits as Jason Giangrande (1-1) took the loss.
The Blue Sox tallied seven times in the bottom of the fifth inning on the way to a 9-1 win over Alibrandis in Lexington. Ryan O’Rourke (2-0) struck out 12 in six innings to gain the win. Dom Zaher and Brendan Jones each drove in a couple of runs to lead the Lexington offense. Paul Frisoli (1-2), in relief of Yohandry Perez, took the loss.
In Somerville, Zach Kirby (2-1) gave up just four hits and struck out 12, in his six innings of work, when the Middlesex Expos beat the Reading Bulldogs 13-1 at Trum Field. Andrew Mazzone led the Expos at the plate with a 3-4 night that included a homer, double and four RBI’s.
On Thursday the Andre Chiefs and the Maddogs hook up at Maplewood (Malden Catholic) in the lone ICL game on the schedule.