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Watertown, MA- Evan Reynolds had the best night so far in his young ICL career, leading the Chiefs to a hard fought 8-4 win over Alibrandis at Victory Field on Tuesday evening.
Reynolds (pictured) led the 11-hit Chiefs offense going a perfect 3 for 3. He reached base four times, drilled a three-run homer in the second inning, scored twice, and drove in four runs.
Along with Reynolds’ heroics, the Chiefs got a quality pitching effort from rookie Nick Remy who went five innings in his first ICL start. They got closed things out with a stellar two inning relief performance from shortstop turned reliever Nate Witkowski.
The Chiefs fell behind early when Alibrandis put up a two-spot in the bottom of the first inning on five singles from Mike Maguire, Teddy Dziuba, Dave Lightbody, Jake Miller and Anthony Perry.
Reynolds put the Chiefs in front 3-2 in the top of the second when his home run to right-center scored Brian Bessler and Andrew Caulfield in front of him.
Alibrandis tied things up at 3-3 in the bottom of the second on a Lightbody sacrifice fly.
The Chiefs went back in front 4-3 in the top of the fourth when Reynolds singled, Nick Leva sacrificed him to second, and Witkowski plated him with a double.
Lightbody tied the game up once again in the bottom of the sixth with an RBI single.
Caulfield came up huge and delivered a bases loaded and game winning triple for the Chiefs in the top of the seventh, followed by another Reynolds RBI single, that gave the Chiefs an 8-4 lead.
Witkowski closed the game by retiring the Alibrandis side in order in the bottom of the seventh.
Remy worked the opening five innings and didn’t allow a hit after the first. Witkowski (1-0) spelled him to begin the sixth and gave up one hit and one run as he picked up his first win.
Chiefs Chatter…. Remy, from Atkinson, NH, is coming off a fine season for Central Catholic. He made his ICL debut last week striking out four batters in two innings against the Melrose Americans……Reynolds (Everett, MA) hit .279 in 21 games for Pine Manor this past spring….The Remy/Witkowski combo allowed only one hit over the final six innings…. The Chiefs stay busy for the next two nights. They travel to Trum Field to meet the Somerville Royals on Wednesday at 8:30 PM. On Thursday, the Lexington Blue Sox pay a visit to Maplewood at 8:00 PM….
Malden, MA- The Chiefs bats were quiet for the second straight game, this time falling victim to a Chris Costa ten strikeout four hitter, and in the process dropping a 4-1 decision to Alibrandis on Monday night at Maplewood.
The Chiefs wasted the second quality pitching performance in as many days as Zach Kirby struck out ten of his own but got touched up for three fourth inning runs. Evan Walsh allowed only one run and six hits in a 1-0 loss at Wakefield on Sunday.
Costa (2-0) and Kirby (4-4) kept the game scoreless until Alibrandis broke through with the three runs in the top of the fourth. Singles from Bobby Barrett and Juan Parra, a Ryan Leung line hugging double, and a James Cramphin triple, accounted for the runs.
Jake Miller was hit by a pitch and Alibrandis took a 4-0 lead in the top of the seventh when he scored on an infield error.
Mike Gedman (pictured) drilled a solo homer with one out in the seventh that allowed the Chiefs to avert the shutout.
Chiefs Chatter…With the loss the Chiefs dip under the .500 mark at 10-11 for the first time this season. They will look to even things up when they complete the home and home series with Alibrandis on Tuesday at Victory Field in Watertown at 7:45 PM. The Chiefs stay on the road on Wednesday when they visit the Somerville Royals at Trum Field at 8:30 PM. They return to Maplewood on Thursday at 8:00 PM when they meet the first-place Lexington Blue Sox at 8:00 PM….
Wakefield, MA- James Maguire tossed a complete game four-hitter, striking out nine, when the Merchants shutout the Chiefs 1-0 on Sunday afternoon at Walsh Field.
Chiefs lefty Evan Walsh was nearly as good surrendering just six hits.
The Merchants scored the only run of the game in the bottom of the fifth inning when Jon Luders’ single drove in Ryan Collins who had walked.
Tony Serino, who now leads the ICL with a .431 average, had two of the Chiefs hits, including a fourth inning double.
Walsh, now 2-2, struck out five.
Chiefs Chatter…. The Chiefs begin a home and home series with Alibrandis on Monday at Maplewood at 8:00 PM. They then travel to Victory Field in Watertown on Tuesday at 7:45 PM…
Lexington, MA- Alex Voitik’s bases clearing double was the key blow when the Blue Sox rallied for six sixth inning runs to come from behind and beat the Chiefs 6-2 on Friday night.
The Chiefs and lefthander Tim Dunphy were cruising and took a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the sixth before the Sox sent 11 men to plate and banged out eight hits.
The Chiefs took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second on a Tony Serino (pictured) RBI single. The margin went to 2-0 in the third on walks to Mike Gedman and Manny Cabral and an error off the bat of Andrew Caulfield.
Junior Pena (1-0) picked up the win, throwing two innings of scoreless ball, in relief of Pat McGowan. Manny Delcarmen finished things up and blanked the Chiefs in the top of the seventh.
Dunphy retired the Lexington side in order in the first, third, fourth and fifth innings until the sixth inning uprising. The veteran fell to 3-2 on the year with the loss.
Serino (.417) stayed hot at the plate and had two of the Chiefs’ five hits and Gedman scored both runs.
Chiefs Chatter….. The Chiefs return to action in a 3:00 PM start on Sunday at Walsh Field vs the Wakefield Merchants….On Monday they head home to Maplewood to meet Alibrandis at 8:00 PM.
Melrose, MA- Central Catholic rookie pitchers Jack Anthony and Nick Remy (1-0) gave the Chiefs a big pitching boost when they combined on a six-hitter in a 3-1 extra inning win over the Americans on Thursday at Morelli Field.
Anthony, from North Andover, MA, worked the first six innings in his ICL debut. Remy, who hails from Atkinson, NH, blanked the Americans over the last two frames to record his first win.
The Americans took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning on a Nick Cordeau double and a Charlie Huegi RBI single.
The Chiefs were held scoreless by the duo of Mike Peters and Chris Mitchell until they finally tied things up in the top of the sixth on a Nate Witkowski RBI double.
The Chiefs won the game when they scored a couple of runs in the top of the eighth on an error, two walks, and a couple of wild pitches.
Chiefs Chatter…..The Chiefs are back in action on Friday night when they travel to Lexington to visit the Blue Sox at 8:00 PM….On Sunday, they meet the Wakefield Merchants at Walsh Field at 3:00 PM….