Merchants’ Maguire throws 2-Hitter, Desai K’s 14 for Chiefs, Bulldogs Win

Joseph Maguire (1-1)  tossed a two-hit shutout, striking out nine, when the Wakefield Merchants shutout the Americans 4-0 in Melrose. Scott Searles (2-4, double), Bobby Losano, Mark Webber and Vin Nardone, knocked in the Wakefield runs.

In Somerville, lefty Josh Desai (2-0) struck out 14 batters to lead the Andre Chiefs to a 6-2 win over the Royals at Trum Field. Matt Nuzzo and Mike Burgoyne each had two hits and an RBI for the Chiefs. Wagner Gomez had a couple of hits and knocked in a run for the Royals.

The Reading Bulldogs got two hits each from Corey DiLoreto, Chris Bosco, Steve Busby, and Chris Seidl to edge the Watertown Reds 7-6 at Victory Field. Jack Theriault (2-2) picked up the win with 2.2 innings of relief.