Hector Roman Jr. and two time Batting Champion Derek Bauer had three hits each to lead the Malden Maddogs to a 9-5 opening night win over the Andre Chiefs at Maplewood.
It was the only ICL game played.
Juan Parra, Dave Lightbody, and Kyle DeRoma all had two hits for the Chiefs while Andrew Caulfield added a solo homer. Rob Carrillo (1-0) went four innings to get the win with relief help from Brian Pelrine. Lefty Jonathan Richard (0-1) took the loss as Anthony Delprete (4 innings) and Bryan Saffelle (2 innings) also worked for the Chiefs. Each team banged out 10 hits but Chiefs’ pitching issued 9 walks.
Games in Lexington and Melrose were both rained out.
ICL action continues tonight with the Blue Sox and Bulldogs meeting at Lexington High at 8:00 PM and the Chiefs visiting the Middlesex Expos at Brandeis University at 8:15 PM.