Americans Win, Alibrandis Walk-Off, Bulldogs Shutout Royals

Kyle Autilio (3-1) tossed six innings of four hit ball, and Jamie Weiss picked up the save, when the Melrose Americans beat the Malden Maddogs 4-2 at Maplewood.  John Jennings led the way for the Americans with three hits while Will Shackelford had two hits and two RBI’s.

Albrandis got a ninth inning single from Juan Parra to walk off with a 3-2 win over the Andre Chiefs. James Cramphin (1-0) got the win with three innings of relief. Mitchell Clegg worked the first eight innings for the Chiefs and struck out 10. David Kerns (0-1) came on in the ninth and took the loss.

In Somerville, the Reading Bulldogs made three fifth inning runs stand in a 3-0 shutout win over the Royals at Trum.  Steve Busby (2 RBI’s) and Darren Hartwell drove in the Bulldogs’ runs. Jack Burke (1-0), Zak Levine, and Ben Gottesman combined on the five hit shutout. Soren Hanson (0-2) took the loss while striking out seven in his six innings of work.