Righty Zach Kirby (1-0) went the distance, scattering three hits and striking out eight, when the Andre Chiefs beat the Wakefield Merchants 6-4 on Monday night at Maplewood. Tony Serino had a two RBI single in the second inning and Steve Passatempo, Mike Gedman and Matt Nuzzo drove in a run each for the Chiefs. The three hits Kirby allowed were all doubles from Dillon Koster, Ryan Collins and Jake Nardone. James McNamara (0-1) worked into the sixth inning and took the loss.
In Lexington, Dave Center had two hits and three RBI’s, Elias Verinos chipped in with two RBI’s, Dennis Crowley added a couple of singles, and Austin Masel, Nick Cordeau and Nick Rath all doubled when the Melrose Americans beat the Blue Sox 6-4. Ronnie Luke (1-0) went 5.1 innings to get the win while Anthony DeSouza picked up the save. Sean Mahan (0-1) went four innings but took the loss for Lexington.
On Tuesday, the Reading Bulldogs travel to Maplewood to meet the Malden Maddogs at 7:45 PM and the Somerville Royals host the Chiefs at Trum Field starting at 8:30 PM.