Somerville Clinches 6th Playoff Spot, Blue Sox & Merchants Win

The Somerville Royals beat the Melrose Americans 10-0 at Trum Field to clinch the sixth and final playoff spot. Rob Caggiano, John Collette, Wagner Gomez, and George Crowley had two hits each for the Royals. Jonathan Richard (2-4) went the distance to get the win while scattering six hits. Tom Petry had a couple of the Americans hits.

The Lexington Blue Sox got a double and single from Justin Silvestro on the way to beating the Arlington Trojans 7-2. Drew Leenhouts (4-1) threw four innings to record the win.

Chris Barber’s single in the bottom of the eighth inning drove home Scott Searles with the winning run when the Wakefield Merchants edged the Andre Chiefs 3-2. Searles had three hits for the Merchants and John Russolillo (3-2) allowed just five hits for the win.

The ICL Playoffs will begin on Monday.