Bulldogs in Sunday Sweep, Merchants & Royals Get Wins

The Reading Bulldogs took both ends of a doubleheader from the Malden Maddogs on Sunday afternoon at Morton Field. The Bulldogs won the opener 3-2 and then stormed back to win the nightcap in walkoff fashion 4-3.  Kyle Wolman went 6.2 innings in game one, allowing just four hits, to even his record at 2-2. Darren Hartwell, Tyler Cedno and Zac Talis had two hits each and Cooper Marengi had a solo homer to lead the Bulldogs. Garrett Siegel (1-1) took the loss.  In the second game, Chris Webster delivered a walk off single in the bottom of the seventh, when the Bulldogs scored twice, to take the come from behind 4-3 win. Cedeno and Talis had three hits each to lead the Reading 13 hit offense. Max Mardany struck out four over the last 1.2 innings to grab the win.

In Wakefield, Chris Johnson (1-2) tossed a complete game three-hitter, striking out nine, to lead the Merchants to a 7-0 shutout win over the Andre Chiefs at Walsh Field.  Bobby Losanno, Mike Sorrentino, Tyler Lyne and Kevin Lucey each had a couple of hits for the Merchants. Tim Dunphy (3-1) took his first loss of the season.

Joe Ward homered and Graham Smith, Nick Valdario and Sean Harrington added two hits each when the Somerville Royals beat Alibrandis 7-5 at Victory Field. Mike Goodin (1-0) went the distance to gain his first win of the year. Matt Horan (1-2) was tagged with loss.

The Chiefs host the Melrose Americans at Maplewood at 8:00 PM in the lone ICL game that is scheduled on Monday.