The Blue Sox scored twice in the bottom of the sixth inning to come from behind and beat the Wakefield Merchants 5-4 in Lexington. Ross Curley reached on a fielders choice to bring home Anderson Jimenez with the tying run before Curley scored the winning run on an error. Bill Christopher (1-0) got the win and Manny Delcarmen recorded his fifth save. Joseph Maguire (4-3) took the loss. Jake Nardone drove in two of the Merchants runs.
In Melrose, Central Catholic rookies Jack Anthony and Nick Remy (1-0) combined on a six-hitter when the Andre Chiefs beat the Americans 3-1 in eight innings. Anthony went the first six innings while Remy struck out four batters over the last two frames to pick up his first win. Nate Witkowski led the Chiefs offense with a couple of doubles. Charlies Huegi had two hits as well as the Americans’ RBI. Nick Colucci (0-2) took the loss in relief of Mike Peters and Chris Mitchell.
The Americans visit the Malden Maddogs at 7:45 PM at Maplewood and Blue Sox entertain the Chiefs in Lexington in the two ICL games on the Friday night schedule.