Bobby Losanno, Scott Searles and Noah Jankowski all homered when the Americans came from behind to knock off the Reading Bulldogs 5-2 on Wednesday night in Melrose. Mike Andrews (1-0) went the first 5.1 innings, allowing three hits and striking out two, to pick up the win while Bobby Tramondozzi got his first save. Conor Gaughen (1-1) took the loss for the Bulldogs.
The Lexington Blue Sox scored twice in the fifth then added four more runs in the top of the seventh to draw away from the Andre Chiefs 8-1 at Maplewood. Julian Alvarez led the way with a double, single, and three RBI’s while Jose Feliciano and Will Potdevin each had two hits and two RBI for Lexington. Ryan O’Rourke (1-0) allowed two hits and struck out eight in five innings. Evan Walsh (0-1) had nine K’s and surrendered just three hits in four innings but was tagged with the loss.
The Middlesex Expos used a leadoff homer from Jose Paulino and got 4.2 innings of two hit, seven strikeout pitching from Ryan Qualey (1-0), to beat the Malden Maddogs 3-1 at Trum Field. Dan Shaw picked up the seventh inning save.
Two games are on Thursday’s ICL slate. The Blue Sox host Reading in Lexington at 8:00 PM and the Chiefs travel to Trum to meet the Expos in an 8:30 PM start.