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(Malden, MA) – Wednesday’s game between the Lexington Bulldogs and the Chiefs will be broadcast live on Local Sports Productions at 8:00 PM with Sam Feeley calling the action.
Click on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqXSYg6PbAU to tune in.
(Malden, MA)- Tim Dunphy (4-2) tossed six innings of shutout ball to lead the Chiefs to a 4-0 win over the Lexington Blue Sox on Monday night at Maplewood.
Dunphy (pictured) allowed just four hits, struck out three, and threw just 56 pitches on his way to picking up his fourth win of the campaign.
The Chiefs got all the runs they would need in the bottom of the first inning. Lexington starter Steve Bangs (3-1) struck out leadoff man Juan Parra but the third strike got by catcher Joe Auger and Parra advanced to first. Miles Reid and Parra then executed a perfect full count hit and run when Reid singled through the vacated second base hole with Parra taking third. Reid stole second before Teddy Dziuba delivered the Chiefs’ first run with an RBI groundout to first. When Andrew Caulfield followed with a single to center, scoring Reid, the Chiefs had a 2-0 lead.
The Chiefs doubled their lead in the bottom of the third. Ryan Noone led off with a single and scored when Joe Bova delivered his first homer of the year, a two-run shot to left-center for a 4-0 advantage.
Dunphy sailed through the next three frames, retiring the last eight batters he faced in a row.
Paul Frisoli came out of the bullpen to make his first appearance of the year to start the seventh inning. The righty set down the Lexington side in order to secure the Chiefs’ fourth straight win.
Chiefs Chatter……The replay of Monday’s game can be watched in its entirety by clicking on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2q74XyW98M……. The Chiefs take the season series from the Blue Sox 4-1. Their only loss came in a 20-4 Blue Sox demolition back on June 15th in Lexington…..Dunphy recorded his 63rd career win in Chiefs’ colors. The former Brandeis standout passed Ari Koufos to move into third place on the Chiefs’ all-time strikeout list with 330. The lefty still trails former aces Jared Freni (908) and Dave Martsters (778) by a wide margin…Caulfield solidified his lead in the ICL’s RBI race with his 25th of the season in the first inning….The July 10th rainout against the Sabertooth Expos has been rescheduled for Monday, July 31st at Maplewood at 8:00 PM….Last Sunday’s washout against the Americans at Morelli Field has yet to be scheduled…..The now 14-5 Chiefs are off on Tuesday and will return to action on Wednesday when they host the Lexington Bulldogs at Maplewood starting at 8:00 PM. The game will broadcast live on LSP with Sam Feeley at the microphone. Go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqXSYg6PbAU
(Meltose, MA) Sunday’s scheduled game between the Chiefs and the Melrose Americans has been postponed due to heavy rain.
The Chiefs will return to action on Monday at 8:00 PM when they host the Lexington Blue Sox at Maplewood at 8:00 PM.
(Lexington, MA) Evan Walsh (pictured) tossed a complete game and the Chiefs rallied from a 5-2 deficit, scoring twice in the top of the sixth then adding three more in top of the seventh, to come away with a 7-5 win over the Blue Sox in Lexington on Thursday night.
The Chiefs staked Walsh to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning off Blue Sox starter Pat McGowan. Juan Parra singled, Miles Reid walked, and Teddy Dziuba singled to load the bases. An Andrew Caulfield sacrifice fly to right scored Parra with the first run before a Ryan Noone RBI groundout scored Reid with the second.
The Blue Sox quickly answered in the home half of the first and tied the game at 2-2 on Julian Alvarez’s two run homer.
Walsh and McGowan cruised through the next three frames until the Blue Sox made it a 5-2 game on Jean Carlos Ramirez’s three run pinch hit homer in the bottom of the fifth inning.
The Chiefs came right back to make it 5-4 in the top of the sixth inning facing reliver Robbie Cobb. Doubles from John Baptista and Nick Valdario, sandwiched around a walk to Nate Witkowski and an RBI fielder’s choice from Chris Klein, accounted for the runs.
Walsh set the Blue Sox down in the home of the sixth setting up the seventh inning dramatics. Things started innocently enough when Borja Jones-Berasaluce got Reid to fly to left for the first out. Dziuba got the rally going with a single and when Caulfield doubled the Chiefs suddenly had the tying and go ahead runs in scoring position. The Blue Sox then intentionally walked Noone to load the bases and Dziuba scored the tying un on an infield error off the bat of Baptista. Jones Berasaluce struck out Witkowski for the second out before consecutive walks to Klein and Valdario pushed across two more runs to give the Chiefs a 7-5 lead.
Walsh never left the issue in doubt as he struck out the Lexington side in order in the bottom of the seventh to secure the win.
With the win Walsh goes to 2-1 on the season. The lefty allowed eight hits, four earned runs, and struck out seven.
The 13-5 Chiefs are off on Friday and Saturday. The club returns to action on Sunday at 4:00 PM when they meet the Melrose Americans at Morelli Field.
(Malden, MA) Andrew Caulfield had a homer and double, driving in four runs, when the Chiefs held off the Lexington Bulldogs 9-7 at Maplewood on Wednesday evening.
The Chiefs opened up a 7-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. The Bulldogs came roaring back to tie things up at 7-7 with a single run in the second and six runs in the fourth inning.
Veteran Lefty Jonathan Richard tossed three scoreless innings, in relief of starter Josh Desai and reliver Jon Chotkowski, to get his second win of the season. Desai went the the first 3.2 innings before giving way to Chotkowski who got the final out of the fourth inning to keep the game tied at 7-7. Richard struck out two and allowed just three hits.
Teddy Dziuba and Miles Reid each had three hits and drove in a run, and John Baptista hit a solo homer to bolster the Chiefs’ 11 hit offense.
Caulfield (pictured) now has three homers on the year and leads the ICL with 23 RBI’s.
The 12-5 Chiefs are right back in action on Thursday when they travel to Lexington to meet the Blue Sox at 8:00 PM.