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(Somerville, MA)- The Sabertooth Expos rallied from a 3-0 fifth inning deficit to rally past the Chiefs 7-3 on Friday night at Trum Field in Somerville.

Leon Paulino’s three run homer and Matt Consigli’s two run double keyed the Expos comeback as they scored five times in the bottom of the fifth and then added a couple of more runs in the home half of the sixth inning.

Nick Johnson was dominant after giving up the three first inning runs. He shut the Chiefs down over the final six frames striking out 13 batters and giving up just five hits. Johnson, now 3-0, has struck out 42 batters in 21 innings so far this season.

Chiefs starter Evan Walsh was cruising through the first four innings before the Expos got to him in the fifth. Walsh (1-1) had 11 strikeouts of his own before yielding to Jonathan Chotkowski who worked the sixth for the Chiefs.

Juan Parra, Miles Reid (pictured), and Andrew Caulfield, with a two RBI double, all had a couple of hits each for the Chiefs.

There are no ICL games scheduled on Saturday or Sunday. Play resumes on Monday when the Bulldogs host the Melrose Americans in Lexington at 7:00 PM and the Blue Sox visit the now 5-3 Chiefs at Maplewood starting at 8:00 PM.

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Lexington, MA- It was a night to forget for the Chiefs when then Blue Sox jumped out to 17-0 fourth inning lead on the way to a 20-3 beatdown in Lexington on Thursday night. In the process the Chiefs modest four game winning streak came to a crashing end.

Things got ugly early and often as Dom Zaher’s first inning grand slam and Julian Alvarez’s second inning three run home propelled the Blue to Sox to a 10-0 lead in the second inning.

Steven Bangs (1-0) picked up the relief win for Lexington while Chiefs starter Christian Rosati (0-1) took the loss.

Andrew Caulfield’s fifth inning two run homer, Jonathan Rodriguez’s two hits, and Joe Bova’s (pictured) two hits off the bench, were the bright spots for the Chiefs 11 hit offense.

The loss was the Chiefs worst since July 1, 1992 when the Augustine A’s scored a hard to believe 20 runs in the first inning and beat the Chiefs 24-5 at Devir Park in Malden. The Chiefs entered that game on an ICL record eighteen game unbeaten streak to start the season. They went on to lose the next night to Powderhouse Pub but finished the regular season with only three losses in 32 games on the way to the 1992 ICL title.

The Chiefs are back in action on Friday when they visit the defending champion Sabertooth Expos at Trum Field in Somerville starting at 8:00 PM.

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Malden, MA- Andrew Caulfield drove in three runs and Juan Parra scored three runs and reached base four consecutive times to lead the Chiefs to a rain delayed 7-2 win over the Sabertooth Expos on Wednesday night at Maplewood.

Caulfield (pictured) had a single and double and Parra had three singles and drew a walk to pace the offense.

Miles Reid chipped in with two hits and a couple of runs scored and Nate Witkowski had a double for the Chiefs.

Manager Anthony Perry used five pitchers in the game. Starter Bryan Saffelle went two innings and allowed the two Expos runs before giving way to Jonathan Chotkowski (1-0) who picked up the win. Chotkowski, Shai Cohen, Diego Bravo and Jon Matos held the Expos scoreless over the final six frames while surrendering just one hit.

It was the fourth consecutive win for the Chiefs who raised their record to 5-1 on the young season. The club begins a two- game road trip on Thursday when then travel to Lexington to meet the Blue Sox at 8:00 PM. On Friday, the Chiefs visit the Expos at Trum Field in Somerville also starting at 8:00 PM.

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(Malden, MA)- Teddy Dziuba (pictured) reached base three times, scored two runs, and drove in another, and Nick Valdario had two hits and an RBI when the Chiefs beat the Melrose Americans 7-4 at Maplewood on Monday night.

Lefty Tim Dunphy (2-1) picked up his second win of the season working the first five innings and allowing just two runs. Shai Cohen, Jon Chotkowski, and AJ Rourke, who worked a scoreless seventh and picked up the save, all pitched for the Chiefs.

Juan Parra, Andrew Caulfield and Nate Witkowski all had RBI’s in the game for the Chiefs.

Mike Nestor had two hits and a couple of RBI’s for the Americans.

Ronnie Luke (0-1), the first of five pitchers the Americans used in the game, took the loss.

For the now 4-1 Chiefs it was their third straight win. They are back in action on Wednesday when they meet the Sabertooth Expos at Maplewood on Wednesday at 8:00 PM.

Walsh, Chiefs Beat Maddogs on Saturday, 6-3

Posted by Chiefs Baseball at Jun 10, 2023 6:36PM PDT
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By Bruce Hack
Lexington Blue Sox Media Relations Director

Lexington, MA – On a day that was supposed to have the Intercity League displaying all its talent in one spot, the storm clouds interrupted the action and allowed only one game to be played Saturday at Lexington High School’s Center One Field.

The Chiefs and Malden Maddogs were the only teams that managed to play and the Chiefs came away with a 6-3 win over Malden.

The host Blue Sox and Sabretooth Expos were rained out in the top of the first in game two. The Expos had sent four batters to the plate before the skies opened up and the field quickly turned into a collection of puddles. The third game of the day, the Bulldogs vs. Melrose was also postponed by the rain.

In the first of what was supposed to be the three games, the Chiefs used a pair of three-run innings to improve to 3-1 on the young season. In the bottom of the first Joe Bova capped off the inning with a two-out, two-run single to give the Chiefs a 3-0 lead. Luis Tejeda walked with the bases loaded to bring in the first run. Malden starter Quinton Copeland was helped by his defense in the first when second baseman Joe Colucci made a nice leaping catch to take a hit away from Chiefs’ Miles Reid.

Malden scored in the top of third when with two outs Matt Travisano walked. Conor Hanlon drove a 1-1 pitch to centerfield that scored Travisano as Halon slid into third with an RBI triple.

The Chiefs wasted no time in answering with their second three-run inning in the bottom half of the third.

Reid started the frame with a walk. He moved to second on a wild pitch and then scored on an RBI single by Teddy Dzuiba. Dzuiba moved to second when Gordie Gronkowski reach on an infield error. Tejada singled to center and Dzuiba scored on an error for a 5-1 lead. Gronkowski came home on a wild pitch for the 6-1 advantage. Malden’s defense again came through turning an unassisted double play by third baseman Lawrence Tang, who caught a line drive and easily doubled up Tejeda.

Chiefs starter Evan Walsh (pictured) recorded his first win of the season on a Herculean effort. He went the distance throwing 130 pitches. He retired nine straight Maddogs in the third through sixth innings, five by strikeout. The lefty finished with 10 K’s, 6 hits, 3 runs and five walks in his first start of 2023.

The Maddogs got to Walsh in the top of the seventh to make the final score 6-3. They opened the inning with three straight singles with Cole Tully driving in Cal Jacey with Malden’s second run. Ben Croteau scored on a fielder’s choice with the final Maddogs run.

Rain came in the top of the seventh and caused what was possibly the shortest rain delay in ICL history. Play was halted with a 1-0 count on Travisano and resumed two minutes later as the rain stopped and the sun came out.

Malden starter Copeland (0-1) pitched three innings and gave up 5 hits and 6 runs, while walking 4 with 2 strikeouts. Ryan Rametta relieved Copeland in the fourth quickly gave up two hits, then retired the final eight batters he faced on 20 pitches.

Malden returns to action on Sunday as it travels back to Lexington for a 5:00 pm contest against the Bulldogs. Melrose, who has had three games rained out all ready, resumes play on Monday with an 8:00 pm game at Maplewood against the Chiefs.

The Blue Sox take on the Bulldogs in Lexington in an 8:00 pm contest Tuesday night while the Expos resume play on Wednesday hosting the Chiefs at Maplewood.