The Middlesex Expos built on a fourth inning three run homer from Brett Samboy, breaking a scoreless tie, and went on to beat the Melrose Americans 7-2 on Sunday night at Morelli Field. With the win the Expos take the best of three semifinal series two games to one.
Samboy led the way with two hits and Michael Oliveira added two hits and a pair of RBI’s. The Expos took advantage of nine walks issued by Melrose pitching.
Scott Hall picked up the win for Middlesex going six innings and allowing just three hits while striking out six. The Americans touched up reliever Ryan Qualey for both runs in the top of the seventh on an RBI single from Pat Costigan and a wild pitch.
The Expos will now move on to meet the Lexington Blue Sox in the best of five Championship Series beginning on Tuesday night at 7:45 PM.