(MELROSE, MA) – The Middlesex Expos beat the Andre Chiefs 3-0 in the deciding game three of the Intercity League semifinals on Friday night at Morelli Field. The Expos will now move on to play the Lexington Blue Sox, who beat the Melrose Americans 6-2 for the ICL crown starting on Monday at 7:45 PM at Morelli.
Expos starter Matt Josselyn went the distance with a complete game shutout, striking out nine.
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, accounting for all the scoring.
Chiefs’ starter Evan Walsh kept the visitors in the contest with five innings of work allowing 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.
It will be the second straight year the Expos and Blue Sox will meet in the ICL Championship Series.