by Chiefs Baseball, 2019-06-25T19:31:03.000-07:00June 25 2019, at 07:31 PM PDT
Malden, MA- Newcomer R.J. Libby turned in a four hit and three RBI performance in his ICL debut, and Andrew Caulfield and Matt Nuzzo hit back to back fourth inning homers, when the Chiefs held off the Malden Maddogs 11-8 on Tuesday night at Maplewood.
Libby(pictured), who hit .294 this spring in 42 games for Assumption, gave the Chiefs a 2-0 lead with an RBI single in the first, singled in the third, and drove home two more runs with a sixth inning double and a seventh inning single.
The offense moved into high gear when Caulfield and Nuzzo’s consecutive dingers put the Chiefs up 4-3 in the top of the fourth.
They opened up some space scoring five times in top of the sixth to take a 10-3 lead before the Maddogs closed the gap with four runs in the bottom of the inning. Both teams scored single runs in the seventh to account for the 11-8 final.
Nuzzo, Caulfield, Tony Serino and Michael Nestor all had two hits apiece to contribute to the Chiefs’ 12 hit attack.
Lefty Tim Dunphy worked into the sixth inning to raise his record to 3-0 on the season. David Kerns spelled Dunphy and registered his fourth save.
Chiefs Chatter…… The 7-2 Chiefs are now off until Monday when they host the Wakefield Merchants at Maplewood at 8:00 PM. On Tuesday they travel to Victory Field in Watertown to visit Alibrandis at 7:45 PM before embarking for the ICL’s annual Fourth of July Break…..