The Reading Bulldogs scored single runs in each of the first three frames and Jack Wallace (2-1) struck out eight in five innings in a 3-2 win over the Melrose Americans at Morelli Field. Zac Tallis and Chris Bosco each had two hits for Reading while Darren Hartwell and Chris Webster both had RBI’s. Jack Theriault worked a scoreless sixth and Max Mardany struck out the side in the seventh to register his second save. Jackson Stanton drove in both of the Melrose runs with a fifth inning single. Shawn Smeglin (0-3) surrendered just one earned run in five innings but took the loss.
The Blue Sox came from behind, scoring a run in the third then adding four more in the fourth, on the way to a 6-3 win over the Andre Chiefs in Lexington.
Ross Curley had a double and a single along with two RBI’s to lead the Blue Sox. Jake Vesling (1-0) went five innings to get the win and Manny Delcarmen picked up his third save. Steve Passatempo and Ben Waldrip each smacked solo homers for the Chiefs. Zack Kirby (2-3) took the loss despite allowing just two earned runs and striking out eight.
On Tuesday, the Bulldogs host the Wakefield Merchants at Morton Field in Reading at 6:00 PM, Alibrandis entertains the Americans at Victory Field in Watertown and the Blue Sox visit the Malden Maddogs at Maplewood both at 7:45 PM.
The Chiefs-Somerville Royals game at Trum Field has been postponed and rescheduled for July 31 due to a field conflict. There is an ongoing Babe Ruth Tournament at the Somerville diamond this evening.