Joseph Maguire (pictured) went the route when the Merchants turned back the Reading Bulldogs 6-4 in Wakefield. Paul McGunigle had a double and three RBI’s and Bobby Losanno added two hits for the Merchants. Zac Talis and Johnny Hayes both had a couple of hits for the Bulldogs. Maguire raised his record to 5-2 on the season. Cam Lanzilli (1-3) went the distance for Reading.
Justin Silvestro and Taylor Ferguson both belted grand slams to lead the Blue Sox to a 12-0 win over the Malden Maddogs in Lexington. Morgan Brown, who had three hits, cleared the bases with a double in the sixth. Mike Geanellis (1-1) went five innings, allowing four hits, to record his first win.
In Melrose, Mitchell Clegg (2-2) went the distance, striking out nine, to get the Andre Chiefs past the Americans 5-3 at Morelli Field. Tony Serino (2), Shande Stande, Leivi Ventura, and Johnny Welch, with a solo homer, had the Chiefs’ RBi’s. Chris Hopkins had three hits and Dave Center, Malcolm Nachmanoff and John Jennings two hits each for the Americans. Chris Mitchell (3-2) allowed only two earned runs in 6.2 innings but took the loss.
Alibrandis scored a couple of runs in the top of the seventh to come from behind and beat the Somerville Royals 5-4 at Victory Field. Sean Sullivan and Lamarre Rey (2-0) combined on the win. Edaurdo Soto and Rob Caggiano had three hits each for the Royals who outhit Albrandis 10-4 in the game. Chris Ramos (0-2) suffered the loss in relief of Paul Covelle who worked the first six innings.