News and Announcements
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…..
Watertown, MA- Alibrandis scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and went on to beat the Chiefs 6-2 on Tuesday night at Victory Field. It was the Chiefs second loss in as many nights as they saw their record fall to 7-4 on the season.
Second year righty Jack Fargo (pictured) kept the Chiefs in the game over the first four frames. The only run he allowed over that span was of the unearned variety in the bottom of the fourth. The depleted Chiefs offense was unable to provide him any support.
Matt Horan (1-1) went six innings to grab the win.
Fargo was relived by David Kerns after walking Juan Parra leading off the Alibrandis four run fifth. A Dave Lightbody double and a Mark Addesa single against Kerns gave the hosts a 5-0 lead.
The Chiefs cut the lead to 5-1 on Brian Bessler’s RBI double in the top of the sixth, scoring Manny Cabral who had singled. Alibrandis got that run right back in the bottom of the inning on Teddy Dziuba’s RBI groundout. They inched a bit closer in the seventh when R.J. Libby drilled his first homer of the year to right with two outs to account for the 6-2 final.
Libby and Bessler both ended up with two hits on the night as the Chiefs outhit Alibrandis 7-6 in the loss.
Chiefs Chatter.… The ICL’s annual Fourth of July Break begins today. The Chiefs return to action next Monday when they travel to Lexington to meet the Blue Sox at 8:00 PM….
Malden, MA- Despite Chiefs’ pitching striking 16 batters the Wakefield Merchants used a two-run homer from Bobby Losanno and took advantage of some sloppy defense to take a 5-2 win at Maplewood on Monday night.
Zach Kirby’s 13 K’s in 6 innings and Mitchell Clegg, who was making his 2019 debut, striking out the side in the seventh was not enough to hold off the Merchants.
The Chiefs took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning when Ben Waldrip (pictured) hit his second homer of the year off Merchants starter James McNamara.
Wakefield erased that lead and took the lead for good in the top of the third on a Jon Luders single and Losanno’s two run shot.
The Merchants’ margin went to 4-1 in the top of the fourth on a Chris Butler double, a Kirby error, and a RBI fielders’ choice grounder from Kevin Lucey. They padded the lead in the top of the sixth when Bryant Dana reached on an error and came around to score on a Luders double.
The Chiefs picked a run in the bottom of the seventh on a R.J. Libby RBI double, scoring pinch-hitter Gino DeSimone who had walked.
McNamara evened his season mark at 2-2 with the win. He went 6.1 innings, allowed six hits, and struck out three. Joseph Maguire came on in the seventh and closed the game with two strikeouts.
Kirby dropped to 2-2 with the loss. He allowed five runs, two earned, and gave up seven hits around his 13 strikeouts. Clegg gave up a leadoff single to Losanno in the seventh before getting the next three batters on strikeouts.
Chiefs Chatter.… The Chiefs fall to 7-3 with the loss. They travel to Victory Field in Watertown tonight to take on Alibrandis in a 7:45 PM start…..
The Chiefs will be looking to improve on their 7-2 record as they prepare for their final two games before the ICL’s annual Fourth of July Break.
The club will host the Wakefield Merchants at Maplewood/Malden Catholic on Monday at 8:00 PM before travelling to Victory Field in Watertown to visit Alibrandis at 7:45 PM.
Following the break, the Chiefs will return to action on Monday, July 8 when they meet the Blue Sox in Lexington at 8:00 PM.