News and Announcements
Wednesday night’s Reading Bulldogs at Chiefs game, that was scheduled for Maplewood at 8:00 PM, has been postponed due to heavy rain.
No makeup date has been as yet scheduled.
As of 5:40 PM, all games that were scheduled in the ICL for Wednesday have now been RAINED OUT.
Malden, MA- The Malden Maddogs broke a 3-3 tie and walked off with a 4-3 eight inning win over the Chiefs at Maplewood on Tuesday night.
The Maddogs took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the third on a Derek Bauer double. The lead went to 3-0 in the fourth on a Sean Doherty double and Logan Gillis triple.
The Chiefs climbed back to 3-1 in the top of the sixth on an Andrew Caulfield triple and a Nate Witkowski RBI single. They knotted the game in the top of the seventh with a hit batsman, an infield error, and singles from Tony Serino and Ben Waldrip.
A Gillis double and a Pete Maltzan single won it for the Maddogs in the bottom of the eighth.
Evan Walsh (2-1) took the loss for the Chiefs despite striking out ten.
Chiefs Chatter….. The now 8-8 Chiefs face the Reading Bulldogs on Wednesday at 8:00 PM at Maplewood….
Malden, MA- Zach Kirby tossed a complete game five-hitter to get the Chiefs past the Melrose Americans 5-1 on Monday night at Maplewood.
With the victory the Chiefs get back into the win column snapping a five game losing streak that was the second longest in franchise history. The team lost seven in row from June 6-20 in 2006.
Shawn Smeglin and Kirby matched zeros in the first inning before Nate Witkowski gave the Chiefs a 1-0 lead when he led off the bottom of the second inning with a solo homer.
The Americans quickly knotted things up in the top of the third on an RBI single from Kyle Cortese.
The Chiefs pulled ahead for good with two runs in the bottom of the inning when Tony Serino walked, Ben Waldrip singled, and Andrew Caulfield reached on an error to give them a 3-1 advantage.
The lead went to 5-1 in the bottom of the fifth on consecutive singles from Mike Burgoyne, R.J. Libby and Serino (2 RBI’s).
Kirby threw 108 pitches and struck out 11. He evened his record at 3-3 on the season and now has an ICL best 64 K’s in just 40 innings.
Smeglin allowed only six hits but fell to 0-4 on the year.
Chiefs Chatter… The Chiefs will send southpaw Evan Walsh (2-0) to the bump when they take on the Malden Maddogs on Tuesday at Maplewood at 7:45 PM. On Wednesday at 8:00 PM the Chiefs entertain the Reading Bulldogs, also at Maplewood, at 8:00 PM….
Wakefield, MA- Greg Johnson tossed a three-hitter, striking out nine, when the Merchants shutout the Chiefs 7-0 at Walsh Field in Wakefield on Sunday afternoon.
The Merchants took a 2-0 lead off Chiefs’ starter Tim Dunphy in the bottom of the second on a double from Tyler Lyne and singles from Mike Sorrentino, Jake Nardone and Kevin Lucey.
Singles from Bobby Losanno and Sorrentino, and an infield error, made it 3-0 in the third. Wakefield picked up a couple of more runs in the fifth keyed by doubles by Lyne and Losanno and added two more in the sixth on two walks, an error, and a sacrifice fly from Steve Rizzuto.
Johnson improved to 1-2 with the win. Dunphy (3-1) went five innings and took his first loss of the season. Jack Fargo began the sixth and worked 2/3’s of an inning before giving way to Tony Serino who got the last out.
Gino DeSimone, Nick Leva and Serino had the only Chiefs hits.
Chiefs Chatter…. The now 7-7 Chiefs play at Maplewood the next three nights. They begin that run against the Melrose Americans on Monday at 8:00 PM, the Malden Maddogs on Tuesday at 7:45 PM, and the Reading Bulldogs on Wednesday at 8:00 PM…..
Lexington, MA- Five Chiefs have been named to the 2019 all-star team. The ICL stars will participate in the 8th annual Eastern Massachusetts Baseball Classic on Saturday.
Once again the Eastern Mass Amateur Baseball Classic will be broadcast live by Local Sports Productions. Sam Feeley and his team will be live streaming all of the action. To view the action, go to the following link
The All-Star tournament now in its 8th year, features teams from Intercity League, Boston Park League, Cranberry League and the Yawkey League. All games will be played at Lexington High School.
Game 1: 11:00 AM Boston Park League vs Intercity League
Game 2: 2:00 PM Cranberry League vs Yawkey League
Championship Game 5:00 PM Game 1 Winner vs Game 2 Winner
The Chiefs named to squad include shortstop Nate Witkowski (Melrose MA/Bentley) pictured, outfielder Tony Serino (Saugus, MA/UMass-Amherst), third baseman Andrew Caulfield (Malden, MA/Northern Essex) and pitchers Tim Dunphy (Cambridge MA/Brandeis) and Evan Walsh (Arlington, MA/Bentley)