Chiefs, Americans, Reds, & Bulldogs, Gain Sunday Wins

Joe Saia (1-0) went the distance, picking up his first ICL win, and Matt Nuzzo had a four for five afternoon with two doubles and four RBI, when the Chiefs handed the Merchants a 14-5 loss in Wakefield. Johnny Welch (3-5, 2 RBI’s), Shane Stande (2-3, 2 RBI’s), Nate Witkowski (2-4, 2 RBI’s), Mike Burgoyne (2-4, 2 RBI’s) and Mike Barbati (2-4) led the Chiefs 16 hit offense. Anthony Cecere had two RBI’s for the Merchants.

In Melrose, the Americans scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take a come from behind 6-4 win over the Arlington Trojans at Morelli Field. Nick Herzog had a huge day at the plate for the Americans going 3-4 with a homer, a double, and four RBI’s. Malcolm Nachmanoff backed Herzog’s effort with a 3-4 day of his own that included a double and an RBI. Aran Hamilton-Grenham (1-0) picked up the win with 1.2 innings of relief.

Jonathan Bishop (1-0) picked up his first win of the season, going five innings and scattering eight hits, to lead the Reds to a 3-0 blanking of the Somerville Royals in Watertown. Will Brennan, Dan Chaisson, and Kevin Kelley, drove in the runs for the Reds. Kyle LaVigne had a 2-2 day at the plate and scored two runs. Sean Mahan recorded the two inning save.

The Reading Bulldogs scored three times in the bottom of the sixth inning, erasing a 4-3 Lexington lead, to beat the Blue Sox 6-4 at Endicott College. Mike DeDonato led the Bulldogs with a 2-4 evening that included a homer and three RBI’s. Colby Morris (2-1) went six innings to pick up the win and Jack Theriault threw a hitless seventh to get the save.