Gabe Van Emon (2-1) threw six innings of five hit ball, and Jack Theriault got the seventh inning save, when the Reading Bulldogs edged the Melrose Americans 3-2 at Austin Prep on Tuesday evening. Andrew Croteau (2 hits), Joe Milar and Patrick Solomon drove in the Reading runs. Pat Costigan had two hits, including a double, and knocked in a run for the Americans. Brendan McSorly (0-1) struck out five in 4.2 innings but took the loss.
The Malden Maddogs-Lexington Blue Sox game was postponed due to heavy thunderstorms in Lexington.
On Wednesday, the Andre Chiefs visit the Americans at Morelli Field in Melrose at 7:30 PM in the only game on the ICL schedule.