Mike Taylor had four hits, and Darren Hartwell, Cooper Marengi and Chris Webster drove in two runs each, when the Reading Bulldogs knocked off the Wakefield Merchants 12-1 at Walsh Field. Gabe Van Emon (1-0) didn’t allow a hit and struck out five in four innings to get the win. Zac Talis contributed three hits to the Bulldogs’ 15 hit offense. Joseph Maguire (3-1) suffered his first loss of the season for the Merchants.
Alibrandis scored three times in the bottom of the sixth inning, breaking a 1-1 tie, and went on to defeat the Somerville Royals 4-1 at Victory Field. Chris Costa (1-0) struck out 13 batters and allowed just two hits to grab the complete game win. Jake Miller had a double and two RBI’s and Dave Lightbody added two hits for Alibrandis. Jonathan Richard (1-3) allowed only five hits in six innings but took the loss.
On Thursday, the Bulldogs and Merchants are at it again in a 7:30 PM makeup game at Morelli Field and the Blue Sox host the Malden Maddogs in Lexington at 8:00 PM.