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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)
Malden, MA- Sean Doherty hit a grand slam in the top of the seventh inning when the Malden Maddogs came from behind to beat the Chiefs 7-5 on Wednesday night at Maplewood.
The Chiefs took a 5-2 lead into the last inning before two walks and a single loaded the bases off reliever Sam Kasten. Ben Waldrip (0-1) came on to face Doherty who deposited his first homer of the year to right center.
Evan Walsh, fresh off his 20K performance, cruised through the first six innings allowing just one earned run and three hits while striking out eight.
The Chiefs scored all their runs in the bottom of the second inning on a R.J. Libby bases clearing triple and a Waldrip two run homer.
Ricky Alexy struck out the Chiefs side in order in the seventh inning to preserve the Maddogs win.
Chiefs Chatter….. The Chiefs will return to action on Sunday at 3;00 PM when they visit the Wakefield Merchants at Walsh Field……Waldrip’s second inning homer was his ICL leading 4th of the season…
Lexington, MA- The Blue Sox erased a 2-0 Chiefs lead, scoring a run in the third then adding four unearned runs in the fourth, to take a 6-3 win at Lexington High on Monday night.
The Chiefs grabbed a quick 1-0 lead in the top of the first against Lexington starter Jake Vesling when Steve Passatempo (pictured) drilled a solo homer to left.
The lead went to 2-0 in the top of the third on consecutive singles from Tony Serino, Passatempo and R.J. Libby. Vesling escaped a big Chiefs inning when he struck out Matt Nuzzo and then got Ben Waldrip to bounce into a 4-6-3 doubleplay.
The Sox broke through against Zach Kirby in the home half of the third when Aaron Barbosa drew a walk and scored on Ross Curley’s RBI double to left.
Lexington pulled in front with the four runs in the bottom of the fourth. Ryan Beradino drew a one out pinch-hit walk and Dom Zaher followed with a single. Barbosa then reached on an infield single that loaded the bases. An infield error off the bat of Anderson Jimenez then tied the game at 2-2. A sacrifice fly from Jeff Costello, a hit batsman, another infield single from Kyle Aide, and a bases loaded walk to Morgan Brown put the Sox up 5-2 after four.
The Chiefs got a run back in the top of the sixth when Waldrip hit solo homer to right off reliever Bill Christopher.
The Blue Sox got that run right back in the bottom of the sixth on a Costello bunt single, a stolen base, and a Curley RBI single.
The Chiefs threatened but couldn’t score against former Red Sox righty Manny Delcarmen in the top of the seventh. Passatempo drew a two out walk and Libby reached on an infield single. Delcarmen ended the night and recorded his third save of the season when he got the dangerous Nuzzo to bounce out to Curley at shortstop.
Vesling (1-0) went five innings to get his first win of the year while Kirby fell to 2-3 with the loss. The former Framingham State righthander allowed just two earned runs, seven hits, struck out eight but walked five.
Chiefs Chatter…. The Chiefs at Somerville Royals game that was scheduled for Tuesday night at Trum Field has been postponed and rescheduled for July 31. The game was postponed due a Babe Ruth Tournament that created a field conflict at the Royals’ home field….. The Chiefs return to action on Wednesday night when they host the Malden Maddogs at Maplewood at 8:00 PM…….Libby has been on torrid pace in his first four games with the Chiefs going 11-16 (.688) with two doubles and six RBI’s…..Passatempo homered in his return to the Chiefs. The former UMass-Lowell star spent the last few weeks in the Atlantic League after signing a pro contract with the High Point Rockies….The Chiefs outhit the Blue Sox 10-7 in the loss…..With the win the Blue Sox go to 11-1-1 while the Chiefs fall to 7-5…..