Chiefs Eliminated in Deciding Semifinal Game, 3-0
(MELROSE, MA). – The 2022 season came to an abrupt end this evening as the Chiefs fell to the Middlesex Expos, 3-0 in the deciding game three of the Intercity League semifinals. The Expos will move on to play the Lexington Blue Sox for the crown starting on Monday at 7:45 PM at Morelli Field.
It was a hard-fought contest between the two clubs as the score was 0-0 entering the bottom of the fourth. That is when the Expos belted two home runs, a solo shot from Ryan Stellato and a two run opposite field homer from Idelson Tavares, which accounted for all the scoring.
Chiefs’ starter Evan Walsh kept the them in the contest with five innings of work allowing all three runs on seven hits and striking out four. Paul Frisoli spun a scoreless 1-2-3 sixth with two strikeouts. Offensively, the team saw both leadoff hitter Juan Parra and Tyler Ferdinand each collect two base hits as the team left nine runners on base in the contest.
Expos starter Matt Josselyn went the distance with a complete game shutout, striking out nine.