Richard 4-Hitter Gives Royals 4th Straight, Merchants Top Americans

Jonathan Richard (3-4) spun a four-hitter, retiring 15 of the last 16 batters he faced, when the Somerville Royals erased a 1-0 sixth inning deficit to beat the Andre Chiefs 4-1 at Maplewood. It was the fourth staright win for the Royals. John Collette and Wagner Gomez delivered big hits in both the sixth and seventh as the Royals scored two runs in each inning to take the win. Mitchell Clegg (2-1) worked six innings for the Chiefs and allowed two runs.

In Wakefield, the Merchants scored three times in the bottom of the sixth inning to take a 5-3 win over the Melrose Americans. Bobby Losanno led the way for the Merchants with a perfect 3-3 night. Mark Webber, Mike Sorrentino, Ryan Collins, and Dillon Koster, had RBI’s for Wakefield and John Jennings hit a homer for the Americans. Joseph Maguire (3-2) went the distance for the Merchants to get the win.