Blue Sox Clinch, Merchants & Maddogs Win

The Lexington Blue Sox clinched the regular season pennant and a first round bye with a 4-3 win over the Watertown Reds at Bentley University. (see separate story by Bruce Hack).

The Wakefield Merchants got a three run homer from Ryan Collins and five solid innings from Domenic Nardone (2-3) to beat the Andre Chiefs 8-2 at Pine Banks. Chris Butler had three hits, including a triple, and Bobby Losanno and Joe Barry each had two hits for the Merchants. Jared Freni (3-3) took the loss.

Derek Bauer drove in the winning run when the Malden Maddogs walked off with a 4-3 win over the Reading Bulldogs at Maplewood. Bauer had two hits and drove in all four of the Maddogs’ runs. Nick Berger (1-0) got the win. Dan Baker had a couple of the Bulldogs’ six hits. Mike Rainone (0-1) took the loss in relief of Alex Mandrus.