Johnny Welch’s single in the bottom of the seventh inning scored pinch-runner Erick Ramirez with the winning run when the Chiefs walked off with a 3-2 win over the Somerville Royals at Maplewood. Danny DiMare’s two RBI’s had given the Chiefs a 2-0 lead until a Ryan Hood two RBI double tied the game up in the top of the seventh. Tim Dunphy (2-1) got the win while Chris Ramos (0-3) took the loss.
Chris Hopkins had a homer and five RBI’s and John Jennings hit his fourth round-tripper of the year to lead the Americans to a 8-2 win over Alibrandis in Melrose. Kyle Autilio (4-3) went 4.1 innings to record the win.
In Lexington, veteran Matt Karis (2-1) tossed six innings of shutout relief to get the win when the Blue Sox knocked off the Wakefield Merchants 11-1. Bobby Losanno’s leadoff homer gave the Merchants a 1-0 lead in the first inning.
Chris Bosco’s single scored Joey Hodapp in the bottom of the eighth inning with the game’s only run when the Reading Bulldogs beat the Malden Maddogs 1-0 at Endicott College. Jack Burke (4-0) went the distance and allowed only three hits and struck out 12 batters. Kendall Chaves (0-2-1) was almost as good for the Maddogs giving up just five hits in the tough loss.