By Ben Cassidy
After a couple of rainouts earlier in the week, the Somerville Alibrandis looked well rested last Friday night against Brighton, thrashing the Minutemen 11-1 at Trum Field.
Somerville used a consistent offensive attack and dominant pitching to beat the Minutemen. The Alibrandis scored five runs in the fourth inning and three in the sixth, along with single runs in the second, third, and fifth innings. When it was all over, every Somerville batter had collected at least one hit, including Mike Maguire, who belted his first home run of the season and drove in three runs.
The offensive explosion didn’t overshadow starter Jon Morse’s sterling outing. Morse improved to 6-0 by tossing six innings of one-run ball, lowering his ERA to 1.31 this season. His 10 strikeouts were a season-high.
Somerville faces the Malden Maddogs tonight at Trum Field. The Alibrandis were to have played at Rogers Parks against the Brighton Braves yesterday.