Bryan Lambert pitched six strong innings and David Ahern a perfect seventh Wednesday night to lead the Cassell Club to a 7-3 victory over the Americans at Trum Field. With the loss, the Americans fell to 2-1 while Cassell improved to 3-0.
Cassell jumped on Medford starter and loser John Wood for five hits in the third and took advantage of two hit batsmen in the inning to score four runs. The Somerville nine tacked on three more, one earned, in the fourth off American reliever Jeff Keefe. Dan Nugent came out of the bullpen for the Americans in the sixth with two men aboard and struck out the side.
Jeff Paquette, James Likis and Chip Malt had two hits apiece for Cassell. Paquette and Likis each drove in three runs. Mike Burgoyne had two of the American hits. Mark Annese and Steve Panza had the other two. Johnny Welch, Steve Napier and Steve Tahmoush drove in the three Medford runs.
The Americans are off until Monday, June 11 when they travel to Victory Field in Watertown to take on the Watertown Reds. Orazio Azzarello is the scheduled starter for the Americans. Game time is 8:15
The road trip continues Tuesday, June 12 when they visit the Mooney Dental Tanners for an 8:00 game at Ferullo Field in Woburn. On Friday, June 15 at 8:00, the Americans meet the Lexington Blue Sox at Lexington High School Field before returning home on Sunday, June 17 to host the East Boston Bombers, the Intercity League's newest franchise, in a 5:30 affair at Playstead Park.