Americans Win in 8th, Reds’ Dama Fires Shutout, Chiefs Beat Blue Sox

The Melrose Americans scored three times in the top of the eighth inning, to break a 3-3 tie, and went on to beat the Wakefield Merchants 6-4 at Walsh Field. Dan Cacciola had two hits and two RBI, Anthony Licciardello had two hits and an RBI, and Austin Masel with two hits, including a triple, led the Americans at the plate. Shawn Smegiln (1-3) went 7.1 innings to get the win and Kyle Autilio recorded the save. Lou Tarrantino had two hits with an RBI for the Merchants.

Watertown’s Aric Dama (5-1) got his ICL best fifth win when he shutout the Reading Bulldogs on three hits, 1-0 at Victory Field. Justin Forman, who had two doubles in the game, drove in Sean Callahan-Montague with the Reds’ run in the bottom of the fourth inning. Dama struck out five and didn’t issue a walk. Jack Burke (4-2) pitched well for Reading but took the loss.

At Maplewood, brothers Matt (3 innings) and Mike (4 innings) DiCato handled the pitching duties and Juan Portes hit a three run homer to lead the Andre Chiefs to a 6-4 win over the Lexington Blue Sox. Mike DiCato (4-1) got the win while Jimmy Hill (1-2) was tagged with the loss. Peter Copa had an RBI double and Steve Gamable had two hits and an RBI for the Chiefs. Justin Silvestro had two hits and an RBI for the Blue Sox.

There are no ICL games on Thursday.