Maguire & Horan Shutouts Give Merchants and Reds Sunday Wins

Joseph Maguire out-dueled Jamie Weiss when the Wakefield Merchants edged the Melrose Americans 1-0 in eight innings on Sunday at Walsh Field. Maguire (4-2) allowed just four hits and struck out eight. Weiss (0-2) was nearly as good allowing just six hits.  Ryan Collins’ two out RBI in the bottom of the eighth was the difference.

In Watertown, Matt Horan (6-0) stayed perfect on the season, spinning a two-hitter and fanning eight, when the Reds shutout Alibrandis 7-0 at Victory Field. Will Brennan was 2-2, including a triple, and had three RBI’s, while Logan Gillis and Dan Chaisson each had three hits as the Reds unleashed a 13 hit attack.

The Malden Maddogs at Reading Bulldogs doubleheader, that was scheduled for Morton Field, was postponed due to wet field conditions.