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Malden, MA— Manager Anthony Perry and Pitching Coach Dave Caiazzo took an unconventional approach, using seven pitchers who all tossed an inning each, when the Chiefs turned back the Lexington Blue Sox 8-2 on Monday evening at Maplewood.
Cal Carroll, Shai Cohen, Jonathan Richard, Relfin Jiminez, A.J Rourke, Jon Matos, and Cameron Breault all threw an inning each and combined to strike out 11 batters. Richard (1-0), who pitched the third inning, picked up the win.
The Chiefs overcame a 2-1 Lexington lead in the bottom of the third when they tallied three times and then went on to add a four spot in the home half of the fifth inning.
Catcher Ryan Noone (pictured) with two hits and three RBI’s, Juan Parra ( 3 hits, 3 runs scored), Tyler Ferdinand (2 RBI single) and Andrew Caulfield, with a couple of RBI’s on two sacrifice flies, led the Chiefs offense. For Caulfield it was his league leading 13th and 14th RBI’s of the season.
The Lexington runs came off Cohen in the top of the second inning. Both runs were unearned.
Robbie Cobb (0-1), the first of four pitchers that worked for the Blue Sox in the game, went 2.2 innings and took the loss.
The 6-3 Chiefs are back in action on Wednesday when they host the Malden Maddogs at Maplewood starting at 8;00 PM.
(Somerville, MA)- The Sabertooth Expos rallied from a 3-0 fifth inning deficit to rally past the Chiefs 7-3 on Friday night at Trum Field in Somerville.
Leon Paulino’s three run homer and Matt Consigli’s two run double keyed the Expos comeback as they scored five times in the bottom of the fifth and then added a couple of more runs in the home half of the sixth inning.
Nick Johnson was dominant after giving up the three first inning runs. He shut the Chiefs down over the final six frames striking out 13 batters and giving up just five hits. Johnson, now 3-0, has struck out 42 batters in 21 innings so far this season.
Chiefs starter Evan Walsh was cruising through the first four innings before the Expos got to him in the fifth. Walsh (1-1) had 11 strikeouts of his own before yielding to Jonathan Chotkowski who worked the sixth for the Chiefs.
Juan Parra, Miles Reid (pictured), and Andrew Caulfield, with a two RBI double, all had a couple of hits each for the Chiefs.
There are no ICL games scheduled on Saturday or Sunday. Play resumes on Monday when the Bulldogs host the Melrose Americans in Lexington at 7:00 PM and the Blue Sox visit the now 5-3 Chiefs at Maplewood starting at 8:00 PM.
Lexington, MA- It was a night to forget for the Chiefs when then Blue Sox jumped out to 17-0 fourth inning lead on the way to a 20-3 beatdown in Lexington on Thursday night. In the process the Chiefs modest four game winning streak came to a crashing end.
Things got ugly early and often as Dom Zaher’s first inning grand slam and Julian Alvarez’s second inning three run home propelled the Blue to Sox to a 10-0 lead in the second inning.
Steven Bangs (1-0) picked up the relief win for Lexington while Chiefs starter Christian Rosati (0-1) took the loss.
Andrew Caulfield’s fifth inning two run homer, Jonathan Rodriguez’s two hits, and Joe Bova’s (pictured) two hits off the bench, were the bright spots for the Chiefs 11 hit offense.
The loss was the Chiefs worst since July 1, 1992 when the Augustine A’s scored a hard to believe 20 runs in the first inning and beat the Chiefs 24-5 at Devir Park in Malden. The Chiefs entered that game on an ICL record eighteen game unbeaten streak to start the season. They went on to lose the next night to Powderhouse Pub but finished the regular season with only three losses in 32 games on the way to the 1992 ICL title.
The Chiefs are back in action on Friday when they visit the defending champion Sabertooth Expos at Trum Field in Somerville starting at 8:00 PM.
Malden, MA- Andrew Caulfield drove in three runs and Juan Parra scored three runs and reached base four consecutive times to lead the Chiefs to a rain delayed 7-2 win over the Sabertooth Expos on Wednesday night at Maplewood.
Caulfield (pictured) had a single and double and Parra had three singles and drew a walk to pace the offense.
Miles Reid chipped in with two hits and a couple of runs scored and Nate Witkowski had a double for the Chiefs.
Manager Anthony Perry used five pitchers in the game. Starter Bryan Saffelle went two innings and allowed the two Expos runs before giving way to Jonathan Chotkowski (1-0) who picked up the win. Chotkowski, Shai Cohen, Diego Bravo and Jon Matos held the Expos scoreless over the final six frames while surrendering just one hit.
It was the fourth consecutive win for the Chiefs who raised their record to 5-1 on the young season. The club begins a two- game road trip on Thursday when then travel to Lexington to meet the Blue Sox at 8:00 PM. On Friday, the Chiefs visit the Expos at Trum Field in Somerville also starting at 8:00 PM.
(Malden, MA)- Teddy Dziuba (pictured) reached base three times, scored two runs, and drove in another, and Nick Valdario had two hits and an RBI when the Chiefs beat the Melrose Americans 7-4 at Maplewood on Monday night.
Lefty Tim Dunphy (2-1) picked up his second win of the season working the first five innings and allowing just two runs. Shai Cohen, Jon Chotkowski, and AJ Rourke, who worked a scoreless seventh and picked up the save, all pitched for the Chiefs.
Juan Parra, Andrew Caulfield and Nate Witkowski all had RBI’s in the game for the Chiefs.
Mike Nestor had two hits and a couple of RBI’s for the Americans.
Ronnie Luke (0-1), the first of five pitchers the Americans used in the game, took the loss.
For the now 4-1 Chiefs it was their third straight win. They are back in action on Wednesday when they meet the Sabertooth Expos at Maplewood on Wednesday at 8:00 PM.