The Reading Bulldogs scored five times in the top of the eighth inning, breaking a 2-2 tie, and went on to a 7-3 extra inning win over the Melrose Americans at Morelli Field. The Bulldogs got a homer, two hits, and two RBI from Chris Bosco (pictured), and three hits from Tyler Cedeno, to lead the 14 hit attack. Malcolm Nachmanoff homered and Dave Center had three hits for the Americans. Ben Gottesman (2-0) got the win with two innings of relief.
In Thursday’s other game, the Wakefield Merchants edged Alibrandis 7-6 at Ferullo Field in Woburn.