Wakefield Shuts Out Chiefs 7-0 on Sunday
Wakefield, MA- Greg Johnson tossed a three-hitter, striking out nine, when the Merchants shutout the Chiefs 7-0 at Walsh Field in Wakefield on Sunday afternoon.
The Merchants took a 2-0 lead off Chiefs’ starter Tim Dunphy in the bottom of the second on a double from Tyler Lyne and singles from Mike Sorrentino, Jake Nardone and Kevin Lucey.
Singles from Bobby Losanno and Sorrentino, and an infield error, made it 3-0 in the third. Wakefield picked up a couple of more runs in the fifth keyed by doubles by Lyne and Losanno and added two more in the sixth on two walks, an error, and a sacrifice fly from Steve Rizzuto.
Johnson improved to 1-2 with the win. Dunphy (3-1) went five innings and took his first loss of the season. Jack Fargo began the sixth and worked 2/3’s of an inning before giving way to Tony Serino who got the last out.
Gino DeSimone, Nick Leva and Serino had the only Chiefs hits.
Chiefs Chatter…. The now 7-7 Chiefs play at Maplewood the next three nights. They begin that run against the Melrose Americans on Monday at 8:00 PM, the Malden Maddogs on Tuesday at 7:45 PM, and the Reading Bulldogs on Wednesday at 8:00 PM…..