Dave Center blasted a homer and Ian Libby had three RBI’s to lead the Melrose Americans past the Somerville Royals 10-3 on Friday night at Morelli Field. Chris Mitchell (1-1) went five solid innings to pick up the win. Elias Varinos and Nick Cordeau chipped in with two hits each for the Americans. Luke Gustavson (1-1) took the loss.
In Lexington, Dom Zaher’s bases clearing double in the bottom of the second inning was the difference when the Blue Sox beat the Wakefield Merchants 4-1. Mike Geanellis (1-1) earned his first win of the season striking out six in five innings. Junior Pena picked up the save. James McNamara (0-2) had six K’s in 5.2 innings but suffered the loss.
There are no ICL games on Saturday.
On Sunday, the Merchants and Malden Maddogs meet at Walsh Field in Wakefield in a 3:00 PM makeup game.