Chiefs Win Coinflip to Get #3 Seed, Face Expos in Semi-finals Starting on Wednesday
(Melrose, MA) The Melrose Americans beat the Reading Bulldogs 5-2 in the ICL Regular Season final on Sunday at Morelli Field.
With the Melrose win, the Chiefs and Americans finished with identical 12-12-1 records. The first two tiebreakers, number of wins and head to head (the teams were 2-2-1 against each other in 2022) failed to break the tie.
A coinflip was used and the Chiefs won and received the #3 seed and will face the #2 Middlesex Expos in a best of three series starting on Wednesday at 8:00 PM at Morelli Field in Melrose. Game Two will be played at Maplewood on Thursday at 8:00 PM. If a Game Three is needed, it will be played back at Morelli on Friday starting at 8:00 PM .
The #4 Americans will now host the #5 Bulldogs in a play-in game on Tuesday at 7:30 PM at Morelli Field. The winner of that game will advance to play the #1 Lexington Blue Sox in Lexington on Wednesday at 8:00 PM.
The ICL’s best of five Championship Series will be played next week with all games at Morelli Field starting at 7:45 PM.