Americans Score 6 in 3rd Inning to Edge Chiefs 6-5

Posted by Chiefs Baseball on Jun 27 2023 at 06:12AM PDT

Malden, MA- The Melrose Americans scored six times in the top of the third inning to grab a 6-5 win over the Chiefs on Monday night at Maplewood.

The Chiefs took a 1-0 first inning lead before Ian Libby’s bases loaded double and RBI’s from Noah Jankowski and Owen Duncan gave the Americans a 6-1 lead.

The Chiefs quickly answered with a four spot in the home half of the third to cut the lead to 6-5 but could not get any closer over the final four innings.

Teddy Dziuba (pictured) had three of the Chiefs’ five hits in the game including a double and an RBI. The veteran catcher/DH is now hitting .526, second in the ICL only to leadoff man Juan Parra’s .533 clip.

Miles Reid, Louis Tejada, Nate Witkowski, and Diego Bravo all added an RBI each for the Chiefs.

Will Gindel (1-0) got the win for the Americans while Bobby Tramomdozzi chalked up his second save.

Southpaw Tim Dunphy (2-2) went 4.2 innings and was tagged with the loss. A.J. Rourke spelled Dunphy in the top of the fifth inning and held Melrose scoreless over the final 2.1 innings. Rourke has not allowed an earned run in the 9.1 innings he has worked so far this season.

The Chiefs drop to 7-4 with the loss. They return to action on Wednesday when they host the Lexington Blue Sox at Maplewood starting at 8:00 PM.