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At Wakefield, the Reading Bulldogs took on the Somerville Royals Sunday afternoon. In what started as a close back and forth battle to start the game, Somerville had a huge 6 run 4th inning to help seal their 9-4 win.

With the score 2-1 Somerville in the 3rd inning, Reading knotted the game up when Mike DeDonato tripled to right field and Zac Talis brought him home with an RBI single. Heading into the bottom half of the 4th is when Somerville’s bats caught fire scoring 6 runs off 6 hits, 4 of which were doubles, giving them an 8-2 lead.

Reading put two more runs on the board in the 6th inning to pull within 4, but Somerville answered back with a run of their own in the bottom half extending their lead to 9-4, which was the final score of the game.

Jack Theriault started the game for the Bulldogs giving up just two runs, but he had to exit after just one inning with an arm injury. Cody Hall finished off the game for Reading pitching the final 6 innings in relief.

Offensively for Reading DeDonato, Talis, and Steve Busby all recorded one extra base hit. Talis finished the day as the only Bulldog to have two hits.

The Bulldogs will play Arlington twice on Monday night in their last regular season games. The first game of the doubleheader will only be the final two innings of a previously suspended game due to rain with the score 5-3 Reading. The second game will start shortly after the completion game one.

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Chiefs Take Home Win Over Bulldogs

Posted by John Halsey at Aug 2, 2017 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

For the third consecutive game, the Reading Bulldogs played the Andre Chiefs in what would be the final regular season matchup between both teams.

Through 6 innings the Chiefs held a 3-1 lead, but managed to add on 4 more runs in the 7th to pull away and take the 7-1 win. The Bulldogs scored their lone run after Mike Taylor tripled and scored off of a Johnny Hayes fielder’s choice.

In what turned out to be a staff day for the Bulldogs, four different pitchers saw time on the mound. Jack Theriault started the game and went two strong innings before being replaced by Steve Hueston who pitched through the 5th inning. Alex Mandrus came in for a brief inning of work and Mike DeDonato finished it off in the 7th inning with his first pitching performance of the year.

Offensively Bulldogs first baseman, Mike Taylor, had a big day at the plate crushing two balls deep into the outfield for a double and triple.

Reading plays at Wakefield against Somerville Sunday afternoon.

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The Reading Bulldogs traveled to Malden Tuesday night to face the Andre Chiefs on back to back days. Although the Bulldogs outhit the Chiefs twelve to eight, Andre came out on top with the 7-4 win.

Reading started out strong scoring a run in the first off of a Zac Talis single to score Corey DiLoretto. After allowing 4 runs to Andre in the bottom half, the Bulldogs struck again in the 2nd inning when Rosario Missiti hit an RBI triple that scored Mike Taylor from first base.

In the 4th inning, Andre put up 3 more runs pushing their lead to 7-2. The game stayed at this score until the 6th where Reading’s bats started to come alive. They put up 2 runs when Chris Seidl and Rosario Missiti each singled to start the inning and were brought home by a 2 out 2 RBI single from Darren Hartwell, making it 7-4.

The game ended with this final score of 7-4 as the Bulldogs took the loss. Jack Burke started the game for Reading going the first 3 innings and Chris Seidl came into relief to pitch the rest of the game. Tim Dunphy threw a complete game for the Chiefs.

Offensively for the Bulldogs, Mike DeDonato had 3 hits and both Corey DiLoretto and Rosario Missiti had two hits apiece.

The Bulldogs will play Andre for the fourth and final time on Thursday night at Endicott College.

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Andre Beats Reading 6-1

Posted by John Halsey at Jul 30, 2017 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

In a Monday night matchup between the Andre Chiefs and Reading Bulldogs, dominant pitching and key hits helped Andre to a 6-1 win.

Andre’s Jared Freni picked up the win in a complete game effort allowing only 1 run off 4 hits and recording 10 strikeouts. Colby Morris took the loss for Reading as the starting pitcher going 2 2/3 inning. Jack Theriault and Alex Mandrus both came into relief to finish the game and looked sharp giving up only a combined 4 hits and 2 runs.

The Bulldogs scored their lone run in the 4th inning after Chris Seidl led off with a single and a stolen base to put him on second base with no outs. After Seidl moved to third base from a Kevin Marciano single, his second hit of the game, Corey DiLoretto brought in the run with a fielder’s choice. Mike DeDonato also recorded a single in the inning.

The Bulldogs will play on the road against the Andre Chiefs tonight at 8:00pm looking to get back in the win column.

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Watertown Takes Down Reading

Posted by John Halsey at Jul 26, 2017 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

The Bulldogs took on the Watertown Reds again on Thursday night in Watertown and took a tough loss, dropping the game 12-3. The Bulldogs offense got off to a hot start when they scored two runs in the first inning. Corey DiLoreto and Mike Taylor both had RBI base hits to give Reading the early lead. Watertown’s offense fired right back though, when they scored two runs of their own in the bottom half of the first inning. The Bulldogs got their third run of the game in the top of the fourth on a sacrifice fly from Drew Finn.

The Bulldogs swung the bats well on Thursday, collecting eight team hits, but they could not keep up with the Red’s offense that was firing on all cylinders. Alex Mandurs got the start for the Bulldogs and pitched three innings allowing four earned runs and striking out two. Will McFadden made his Bulldogs debut, pitching one inning in relief.

In the loss, Chris Seidl had a big game, collecting two hits and even recording two outs in relief in the seventh inning. John Halsey returned to the Bulldogs and went 1-3 with a double and a run scored.

The Bulldogs will get a few days off and then return to action on Monday night at Endicott College against the Andre Chiefs.