Merchants, Chiefs & Alibrandis Take Wednesday Night Wins

Two time ICL MVP Bobby Losanno and Kevin Lucey had two RBI’s apiece when the Merchants came from behind and walked off with a 4-3 win over the Melrose Americans at Walsh Field in Wakefield. Joseph Maguire (1-0), in relief of Mike Andrews (5 innings, 8 hits, 1 K) and Robert Shaw (1 inning, 1 K), picked up the win by working the top of the seventh. Ian Libby and Nick Rath had two hits each for the Americans. Dave Center and Rath had the Melrose RBI’s.

Evan Walsh struck out ten and allowed just four hits in six innings to lead the Andre Chiefs to a 3-2 win over the Reading Bulldogs at Maplewood. Walsh (1-0) allowed a couple of runs in the top of the first inning on a two RBI double form Brendan McDonald then slammed the door over the next five frames. The Chiefs scored all of their runs in the bottom of the third against Jack Wallace (0-1) on singles from Michael Nestor, Tony Serino, Steve Passatempo and Kyle Dembrowski. David Kerns picked up his second save of the year in the seventh.

In a late game, Alibrandis knocked off the Somerville Royals 7-5 at Trum Field.

There are no ICL games now scheduled for Thursday night. The Alibrandis at Lexington game was postponed due a field conflict as Lexington High is hosting a high school tournament game at 6:00 PM.

ICL play resumes on Sunday with three games on the schedule.