Monday, June 16, 2008

Chiefs Split with The Townies

On an overcast and buggy Monday night in Ipswich the Chiefs and Townies battled it out like the days of old.

Dave Shoreman took to the hill Monday night to earn a complete game win for The Chiefs. It was a full 7 inning battle for both teams. Tied 6-6 until the bottom of the 5th with two down in the home half Matt Lane doubled to right center. With Andy Knox pinch running for Lane that set the table for another comeback player in right fielder Travis Doty. Down 1-2 after fighting off a couple pitches Doty used some opposite field power to hit in into the trees in right field at Linebrook for the Chiefs to take a 8-6 lead.

The Chiefs would take another run in the bottom half of the 6th. In the visitors half of the 7th The Townies scored to cut the lead to 9-8 with one out and runners on second and third. The Chiefs needed to bring the infield in with just one out to try and protect the lead against Brock Currier. Currier lined a ball at shortstop Ryan Montecalvo who quickly threw to Anthony Hernadez covering third for the double play to end it.

The win split the first half series with The Townies. The Chiefs have four days off before defending the Reservation Friday night against Beverly. Game starts at 5:45 hope to see everyone there.