Alibrandis & Royals Both Sweep, Merchants Win 1-0

Alibrandis took both ends of a doubleheader in Reading 7-5 & 2-1. Teddy Dziuba had three RBI’s and Juan Parra, Mike Maguire and Jake Miller had two hits each in the opener. Ryan Corriveau (5-1) went five innings to get the win. In game two, Matt Horan (2-3) went the distance and struck out nine as Mark Addesa and James Cramphin drove in the runs.

The Royals swept the Melrose Americans 12-1 & 4-1 at Trum Field. Martin Marintchev homered and Josh Desai (3-0) picked up the win in game one. In the nightcap, Paul Covelle (2-2) struck out 14 batters in six innings complete the Royals sweep.

In Wakefield, James Maguire (5-2) outdueled Evan Walsh (2-2) when the Merchants edged the Andre Chiefs 1-0. Jon Luders fifth inning single drove home Ryan Collins with the game’s only run. Maguire struck out nine and allowed only four hits.