Andrew Mazzone hit a pair of solo homers, his fifth and sixth of the season, and Matt Costanza had an RBI double, when the Middlesex Expos beat the Melrose Americans 3-1 at Trum Field on Friday. Zach Kirby (6-1) fired a sharp complete game three-hitter while striking out a dozen. Scott Searles provided all of the Melrose offense with a second inning home run. Chris Mitchell (2-3) allowed just five hits in 5.1 innings but took the loss.
At Maplewood, the Lexington Blue Sox banged out five home runs on the way to a 14-5 win over the Malden Maddogs. Alex Krylov went 4-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI’s to pace the 17 hit attack. Gage Gaunt singled twice, tripled, and hit a two-run homer and Brendan Jones and Ryan Grace each had a round-tripper for the Blue Sox. Logan Gillis and Mac Harris each had a two-run home run for the Maddogs in the bottom of the third inning. Jack Swartz (2-1) picked up the pitching win.
Ten homers were hit in the two games played on Friday night.