Ryan Covelle (2-0) went six innings, allowing only four hits and striking out seven, when the Somerville Royals beat the Wakefield Merchants 4-2 at Walsh Field on Sunday. Luke Ronchi led the Royals at the plate with a double and triple and George Crowley had two hits and an RBI. Wyatt Stanley struck out two in the seventh to record the save. Jonathan Pierce had two of the Merchants hits.
In Arlington, John Smokovich (1-0) threw 6.1 innings to get the win as the Trojans beat the Watertown Reds 7-3. Kyle Hood, Ben Johnson, and Kyle Bourdrias had two RBI each and Ryan Hood added a couple of hits for Arlington. Jonathan Bishop (1-2) took the loss. Will Brennan had two of the Reds’ seven hits.
The Reading Bulldogs edged the Lexington Blue Sox 5-4 at Endicott College. Wayne Lundgren (1-1) struck out six in six innings and Colby Morris picked up his first save. Kyle Devin and Mike Taylor led Reading with three hits and Jordan Roper added two more to the Bulldogs’ twelve hit offense. Drew Leenhouts (0-1) was tagged with the loss.
On Monday, the Melrose Americans and the Reds meet at Bentley University at 6:00 PM, the Trojans visit the Bulldogs at Endicott College at 8:00 PM, and the Chiefs host the Merchants at Maplewood/Malden Catholic in an 8:15 PM start.