Sabertooth Expos

Expos Sweep Americans, 7-1

The Sabertooth Expos broke open a 1-1 game, scoring six runs in the top of the seventh inning, and went on to defeat the Melrose Americans 7-1 on Wednesday night at Morelli Field.  With the win the Expos sweep the semi-final series 2-0 and will now move on to meet the Andre Chiefs in the best of five Intercity League Championship Series.

The Expos’ Dan Shaw and the Americans’ Jordan Gottesman engaged in a brilliant pitchers’ duel for the first six innings with the score tied at 1-1 heading into the seventh.

Ian Libby gave Melrose a 1-0 lead with an RBI single in the bottom of the fourth.

The Expos tied the game at 1-1 in the top of the sixth on an Idleson Tavares two out double.

Ryan Cloutier’s two RBI single put the Expos in front 3-1 in the seventh. Angelo Colucci, Tavares and Cloutier all had two RBI’s for the Expos while Andrew Mazzone added two hits.

Shaw went the distance and allowed just four hits. Gottesman went 6.1 innings surrendered five hits and struck out nine before giving way to Nick Colucci in the seventh.