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(Waltham, MA) The Middlesex Expos opened their 2022 season with a 3-1 win over the Chiefs at Brandeis University on THursday night.
Righty Zach Kirby (1-0) tossed a neat four-hitter, striking out 12, to get the win. The Expos scored all their runs in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Cal Carroll (0-1) took the loss despite Chiefs’ pitching allowing just three hits. Carroll worked the first 3.2 innings, allowing just three hits, before giving way to Gabriel Valdez (1.1 innings,) and Tommy Leone ( 1 inning) who combined to hold the Expos hitless over the last 2.1 frames.
Ryan Noone gave the Chiefs a brief lead and accounted for all of their offense with a solo homer in top of the fourth.
Teddy Dziuba (pictured) and Anthony Perry each had two hits for the Chiefs.
The Expos and Chiefs will meet in a rematch on Saturday at 12:00 noon at Lexington High.
(Malden, MA) Hector Roman Jr. and two time Batting Champion Derek Bauer had three hits each to lead the Malden Maddogs to a 9-5 opening night win over the Chiefs at Maplewood.
It was the only ICL game played.
Juan Parra, Dave Lightbody, and Kyle DeRoma all had two hits for the Chiefs while Andrew Caulfield added a solo homer. Rob Carrillo (1-0) went four innings to get the win with relief help from Brian Pelrine. Lefty Jonathan Richard (0-1) took the loss as Anthony Delprete (4 innings) and Bryan Saffelle (2 innings) also worked for the Chiefs. Each team banged out 10 hits but Chiefs’ pitching issued 9 walks.
Games in Lexington and Melrose were both rained out.The Chiefs will look to break into the win column when they visit the Middlesex Expos at Brandeis University tonight at 8:15 PM.
(Malden, MA) The Chiefs will open their 2022 season when they meet the Malden Maddogs on Wednesday night at Maplewood Park.
The game will mark the debut of new Chiefs’ manager Anthony Perry who has taken the reins for the 2022 campaign.
The first pitch is scheduled for 8:00 PM.
The Chiefs will travel to Brandeis University on Thursday night at 8:15 PM to visit the Middlesex Expos. On Saturday, they will again meet the Expos at Lexington High at 12;00 Noon in the first game of the annual Jerie DeAngelis Memorial Day of Baseball. The Lexington Blue Sox and the Maddogs will tangle at 2:30 PM with the Melrose Americans and the Reading/Lexington Bulldogs contesting the nightcap at 5:00 PM.
MEDFORD, MASS. – The Andre Chiefs of the Intercity League will have a new manager in the dugout this summer as longtime local amateur baseball standout, Anthony Perry has agreed to skipper the Chiefs in 2022. The announcement was made by Chiefs’ President and General Manager, Chuck Andre as the club shuffles around the front office with last year’s manager, James McConville, moving into his Assistant General Manager role.
“I am thrilled and thankful to Chuck Andre for the opportunity to lead this outstanding organization.” Perry said excitedly upon accepting the offer. “Throughout my career, I’ve been blessed to be a part of historic, tradition rich amateur baseball teams that continue to thrive both on and off the field. The Chiefs name is well-known around local amateur baseball here in Greater Boston, just like the Alibranids, and I am looking forward to continuing that winning atmosphere in both 2022 and beyond.”
Perry becomes the organization’s eighth manager in the illustrious 65 year history of Chiefs baseball. The Chiefs name and outstanding baseball tradition have been synonymous since 1957 as the Hosmer Chiefs (1957-1984) before becoming the Andre Chiefs in 1989. The organization has maintained a consistent atmosphere of professionalism and winning, including capturing 19 championships across the Suburban Twilight League and Intercity League while only missing the league playoffs in three of the past 50 seasons.
No stranger to winning, Perry brings a wealth of knowledge and rings with him into the Chiefs’ dugout. As a manager, Perry has led the Metrowest Royals of the Boston Men’s Baseball League’s to four championships since 2016. He was also a member of the coaching staff by committee that helped the Somerville Alibrandis of the Yawkey Baseball League (YBL) capture the 2017 title with a 30-1-1 regular season record. As a player, Perry was a part of four YBL championship teams with the Alibrandis from 2014-17 and in college, helped Fisher College win four consecutive Sunrise Conference and NAIA Region X tournament championships from 2005-08.
“Surrounding yourself with good quality baseball people is a recipe for success.” Perry continued when asked about his time with the Alibrandis. “I was lucky and fortunate to have smart veteran guys like David Lightbody, Ted Dziuba, Anthony Del Prete, and Juan Parra to bounce ideas off of and coordinate to help run the franchise to three playoff appearances in our three years of ICL Baseball and our last YBL championship.”
During his collegiate career, Perry played in 177 games for the Falcons under Head Coach Scott Dulin before signing a contract to play for the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs of the independent Atlantic League and former Boston Red Sox player and Manager, Butch Hobson. His run in amateur baseball dates back to 2006 with the YBL’s Chelsea Royals before becoming a fixture with the Malden Bulldogs (2007-2013). Last season, Perry was the manager for the Alibrandis Baseball Club of the ICL that finished fourth overall and fell in the first round of the playoffs to the Chiefs. He also helped coach the Alibrandis to the 2019 ICL finals and 2018 ICL semis, both ended in series losses to the Blue Sox.
Currently, Perry is the Assistant Athletic Director at Fisher College; a role he began in January of 2021 after previously serving as the Sports Information Director and Head Baseball Coach at Rivier University. While at Rivier, Perry spent nine seasons (2012-2020) as the leader of the Raiders, leading them to conference tournament appearances in 2015 & 2016 while departing as the program’s all-time leader in wins as a Head Coach. Prior to his time in Nashua, Perry was an assistant for Fisher from 2009-11 as they captured three more conference titles and advanced to the NAIA post-season.
A native of Andover, Mass. and a 2004 graduate of Andover High, Perry earned his bachelor’s degree in management from Fisher in 2008 and is expected to finish his Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Sports Administration in May of 2022.
By Bruce Hack
Lexington,. MA – Blue Sox starter Robbie Cobb made his first start for Lexington a memorable one as he pitched Lexington into the finals with a 7-1 win over the Chiefs Sunday night.
Cobb, a former Nichols College pitcher, set down the first six Chiefs on 13 pitches. He retired 11 of the first 13 batters he faced through the fourth. In the third and fourth innings he was helped out by his defense. Lexington center fielder Dom Zaher, brought the third inning to a close with a Sports Center Top Ten Plays worthy catch. Zaher raced to his right and after a long run made a diving catch. In the fourth Zaher again flashed the leather making a running catch coming in for the first out of the inning. With one out and Nick Valdario on first Brendan Jones ended the fourth by turning a double play.
Meanwhile the Lexington offense finally got into high gear after two games. In the first two games of the series the Blue Sox had scored eight runs on eight hits. Tonight they scored seven runs on 13 hits, all singles.
For the third straight game the Blue Sox scored in the first inning and quickly took a 1-0 lead. With one out Gage Gaunt reached second on a throwing error. Luke Hall delivered a single up the middle and Gaunt easily scored the first run.
Lexington added two more runs in the third. Alex Voitik and Dahiandy Johnson each had two-out RBI singles that drove in Josue Feliciano (fielder’s choice) and Gaunt (single).
The Chiefs scored their lone run in the fifth. Adam Johnson singled and went to second on a throwing error. After taking third on an infield out Johnson scored on Joe Bova’s ground out to first. Kyle DeRoma walked and that brought an end to Cobb’s night. Borja Jones-Berasaluce came in and finished the inning with a strikeout.
In getting his first playoff win, Cobb pitched 4.2 innings, giving up 2 hits, an unearned run, walked two and struck out two.
Adding two runs in the fifth and sixth innings the Blue Sox took a 7-1 lead going into the seventh.
Lexington closer Manny Delcarmen pitched the seventh and quickly brought the game to an end as he struck out the side.
Chiefs starter Tim Dunphy, in his second start of the playoffs, pitched 5+ innings giving up 11 hits, 6 runs, 3 earned, walked one and struck out one.
Johnson drove in three runs for Lexington on run-producing singles in the third and fifth innings. At the top of the order Feliciano and Gaunt each scored two runs with Gaunt adding an RBI. Voitik and Zaher each scored and drove in a run. All nine Lexington starters had at least one hit, with four of them, Johnson, Alex Krylov, Jones and Zaher each getting two.
Lexington will be making its 14th consecutive appearance in the finals. All of the games will be played at Melrose’s Morelli Field with 7:45 start times. The action can all be watched on You Tube at Beyond Sight Sports.
First game of the Championship Round is Tuesday, August 17.