Zach Kirby tossed a four-hitter, striking out 11, to get the Andre Chiefs a 4-1 win over the Blue Sox in Lexington. Steve Passatempo led the Chiefs with a two run homer and Andrew Caulfueld had an RBI double. Kirby (4-3) allowed only an unearned run in the third inning. Aaron Barbosa had two of the Blue Sox hits and scored their only run. Mike Geanellis (3-1) took his first loss.
Gabe Van Emon (2-0) struck out 10 in 4.2 innings, and combined with Anthony Sapenza and Jack Theriault on a one-hitter, when the Reading Bulldogs blanked the Royals 6-0 in Somerville. Brendan McDonald led the Bulldogs offense with a pair of doubles and three RBI while Darren Hartwell chipped in with a couple of hits and an RBI. The trio of Reading pitchers struck out 13.
Mike Maguire scored twice and had a three hits including a triple, and Teddy Dziuba drove in two runs, to lead Alibrandis to a 3-1 win over the Melrose Americans at Victory Field. Brian Tanguy (1-0) went four innings to record the win and combined with Nate Beck, Bryan Saffelle and Anthony Delprete, who all threw a scoreless inning, on a four-hitter. Josh Bohn had a triple and a single and scored the Americans’ run in the second inning.
The Malden Maddogs-Wakefield Merchants game was postponed due to wet grounds at Walsh Field.
ICL action continues on Thursday night with two games. The Americans host the Chiefs at Morelli Field in Melrose at 7:30 PM and the Merchants and Blue Sox tangle in Lexington at 8:00 PM.