The Chelsea High baseball team enjoyed a productive week, winning two of its three games against Commonwealth Athletic Conference opponents.
The Red Devils defeated Lynn Tech last Friday, 10-4, thanks principally to the Urbaez Bros., who pitched (Odanys) and batted (Adonys) Lynn Tech into submission.
Odanys went six innings on the mound and allowed just five hits while fanning nine enemy hitters. After yielding two runs in the opening frame, Odanys settled down nicely the rest of the way.
At the plate, twin bro’ Adonys accounted for five RBI, including a three run, inside-the-park homer in the fourth inning that broke open a tight 6-3 contest and propelled the Red Devils into a comfortable 9-3 advantage. Adonys also singled in two runs in the bottom of the first inning to overcome the initial 2-0 Tech lead and added a triple in the second frame that accounted for another CHS tally.
Eli Ortiz was a thorn in Tech’s side throughout the game, as he had a hit, walked twice, stole two bases, and scored three runs. Manny Ferrer contributed a double and an RBI to the Chelsea attack.
Jose Pineda came on in the final frame and put Tech away with a 1-2-3 inning.
Monday saw the Red Devils come away with a well-played 4-2 victory over one of their archrivals, Northeast Regional Vocational. Ortiz went the entire way on the mound, yielding just four hits and whiffing nine N.E. Voke hitters. Eli carried a shutout into the sixth when N.E. reached him for two runs, but he came back strong in the seventh to end the game with a strikeout.
Ortiz also belted a triple in the opening inning and scored on a ground out. The Red Devils added three more markers in the fourth, thanks to a hit batsman and a couple of N.E. errors. The only Chelsea hit of the rally was a big one however, a single by Pineda that delivered two teammates across the plate.
However, as the saying goes, “You can’t win ’em all,” and thus on Tuesday the Red Devils were no-hit as they dropped a 4-0 decision to Greater Lowell, which is the top team in the Large School Division of the CAC.
CHS head coach Alan Beausoleil and his charges, who sit atop the CAC Small School Division with an 8-4 overall record and a 6-2 mark in the CAC (6-0 against Small Div. opponents), were set to take on Mystic Valley yesterday (Wednesday), host Minuteman on Monday, and travel to Shawsheen next Wednesday.