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Bulldogs Beat Chiefs in Extra Innings

Posted by Chiefs Baseball at Jul 7, 2023 3:34AM PDT

(Lexington, MA) Ryan Boyle knocked in the winning run in the bottom of the eighth, breaking a 9-9 tie, to give the Lexington Bulldogs a 10-9 win over the Chiefs on Thursday night in Lexington.

Chris Klein (pictured) led the Chiefs offense going 3-4 with a homer and four RBI’s. Juan Parra stayed hot at the plate with a 3-5 evening. Miles Reid had three hits and Ryan Noone and Luis Tejada each contributed two hits to the Chiefs’ 14 hit offense.

Jon Matos (0-1) worked the final three plus innings for the Chiefs and was tagged with the loss. Chiefs lefty starter Jonathan Richard pitched well in his four innings, allowing no earned runs and just two hits while striking out four. Cameron Breault spelled Richard in the fifth inning and the Bulldogs got to him for seven runs (four earned).

The 10-5 Chiefs return to action on Monday when they host the Sabertooth Expos at Maplewood starting at 8:00 PM.


Melrose, MA- Leadoff man Juan Parra’s remarkable season continued, this time delivering a one out three run homer in the top of the seventh inning, to lead the Chiefs to a come of the mat 4-3 win over the Melrose Americans on Wednesday night at sticky Morelli Field.

The Chiefs staked starter Tim Dunphy to a quick 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Parra (pictured) walked, went to third on a Tyler Ferdinand single, and came home on Teddy Dziuba’s sacrifice fly.

The Americans answered and took a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the second on RBI singles from Owen Duncan, Nick Giangregorio and Shawn Nestor.

It remained a 3-1 Melrose lead heading into the Chiefs’ last at bat against closer Bobby Tramomdozzi. Joe Bova got things started with a leadoff double and Chris Klein followed with a single to put two aboard with nobody out. Ttamdonozzi got Nick Valdario on an infield pop-up for the first out to set the stage for Parra’s one out dramatics.

A.J. Rourke worked out of a two man on, one out scenario in the bottom of the seventh to secure the win. Rourke (2-0) went the final 2.2 innings, in relief of Dunphy, allowing two hits and striking out three batters.

The 10-4 Chiefs will look to continue their winning ways when they pay a visit to the Bulldogs on Thursday in Lexington starting at 7:00 PM.

Chiefs Chatter. … Dunphy moved past Jared Freni and into second place on the all time Chiefs’ career innings pitched list. The veteran lefty has now thrown 657 innings for the Chiefs since he joined the club in 2007. Dunphy and Freni (656 innings) trail only Dave Marsters who tossed 1,028 frames for the Chiefs. Dunphy’s 61 wins is third behind Marsters’ 99 and Freni’s 71 wins….


(Lexington, MA)- Torrid leadoff man Juan Parra (3-4, double, 2 RBI’s), Andrew Caulfield ( 2-3, double, 3 RBI’s) and Teddy Dziuba (2-3, 2 RBI’s) led the Chiefs to a 10-5 win over the Bulldogs in Lexington on Thursday night.

It was an all southpaw effort from the Chiefs pitching staff as Josh Desai (2-0) got the win with relief help from Jonathan Chotkowski (2 innings) and veteran Jonathan Richard, who worked a scoreless seventh. Drew Crowley (1-2) took the loss.

Parra (pictured) raised his ICL best average to .553 (21-38) and leads the circuit in hits (21) and runs scored (17).

The Chiefs enter the 4th of July break with a 9-4 record. They return to action on Wednesday, July 5 when they visit the Melrose Americans at Morelli Field at 7:30 PM.


(Malden, MA}- The Chiefs scored three times in the bottom of the seventh inning, with John Baptista (pictured) delivering the game winner, to come away with a 5-4 walk-off win over the Lexington Blue Sox on Wednesday night at Maplewood.

The game was tied at 2-2 when a 27 minute rain delay stopped play in the top of the third inning. After play resumed, Jake Elbeery’s two RBI single in the top of the fifth gave the Blue Sox a 4-2 lead.

Facing a two run hole in their last at bat, the Chiefs scored three times to take the win. Tyler Ferdinand got things started when he drew a walk from Sox reliever Dawy LeBron and Nick Valdario singled to center. After two unsuccessful bunt attempts. both runners moved into scoring position on a wild pitch. Number nine hitter Cam Cinelli then singled to center, scoring Ferdinand, to cut the lead to 4-3. Juan Parra was next up and he singled to load the bases with nobody out. Miles Reid followed and tied things up at 4-4 with a single to center, scoring Valdario, and leaving the bases loaded with still nobody out. LeBron settled in and struck out Teddy Dziuba and Andrew Caulfield in succession to set the stage for Baptista who singled sharply to left to score Cinelli with the game winner.

Cameron Breault (1-0) picked up the win for the Chiefs, working a scoreless top of the seventh, in relief of starter Evan Walsh (5 innings, 8 hits, 5 K’s) and A.J. Rourke (1 inning, 1 K). LeBron (0-1) took the loss. Lexington starter Chris Winant went four solid innings with three K’s before giving way to lefty Ryan O’Rourke who allowed two hits and struck out a batter in his two scoreless innings.

Austin Masel and Julian Alvarez each had RBI’s for the Blue Sox in the first and second innings. Baptista and shortstop Nate Witkowski added RBI singles for the Chiefs in their two run first inning.

On Thursday, the 8-4 Chiefs travel to Lexington to meet the Bulldogs at 7:00 PM.


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.