Ryan O’Rourke (6-0) fired a 14 strikeout five-hitter when the Lexington Blue Sox beat the Melrose Americans 4-1 at Morelli Field on Thursday night. Luke Hall drove in two of Lexington’s runs with a solo homer and a sacrifice fly and Will Potdevin had three hits. Bobby Losanno had two of the Melrose hits and Keegan O’Connor drove home Mike Sorrentino for the Americans’ only run with a second inning single. Manny Delcarmen picked up his second save of the year when he worked a scoreless seventh with two K’s. Brendan McSorely (0-2) gave up just two runs in his four innings but took the loss.
At Maplewood, veteran lefty Tim Dunphy (2-2) got the win when the Andre Chiefs defeated the Malden Maddogs 13-1. Ryan Noone had three hits, scored four runs, and added a couple of RBI’s, while Joe Bova had a bases clearing double in the Chiefs’ eight run third inning.
The Reading Bulldogs and Alibrandis played to a 4-4 tie at Victory Field. Paul Frisoli went all seven innings for Alibrandis and struck out 13 while Jack Wallace worked the first five innings for Reading. Dave Lightbody had two doubles for Alibrandis. Andrew Croteau and Zac Willis (2 RBI) each had a single and double for the Bulldogs.
On Friday, the Maddogs host Alibrandis at Maplewood at 7:45 PM and the Middlesex Expos travel to meet the Blue Sox in Lexington at 8:00 PM.