Carlos Vega yielded just one hit, a single between short and third in the sixth inning, and the Chelsea High baseball team pounded out 10 runs to cruise to a 10-1 victory over Notre Dame of Lawrence under the lights at Chelsea Stadium last Thursday evening.
“Carlos pitched a great game,” said CHS head coach Alan Beausoleil, who noted that the lone Notre Dame run was of the unearned variety.
Chelsea scored five runs in the third inning to break the game open and added two more in the fourth and three in the sixth to put the contest on ice.
Pedro Hernandez proved to be a one-man wrecking crew for the Red Devils at the plate, accounting for six RBI with a two-run double and a pair of two-run singles. Luis Rodriguez also had a two-RBI base hit, while Francisco Rodriguez had a hit, a walk, and two runs scored and Dan Velastegui walked twice and scored twice.
The day before on Wednesday, the Red Devils dropped a 13-5 contest to East Boston. Chelsea grabbed a 1-0 lead in the third when Armando Montes singled, Luis Rodriguez walked, and Jason Pineda singled to bring in Montes.
However, East Boston got to CHS starter Velastegui (who was coming back on just three days rest, after having just pitched on Saturday, because of illness to another CHS pitcher) in the fourth with four runs. The Red Devils got one back in their half of the frame when Vega tripled and scored on a base hit by Hernandez, but Eastie tacked on four more tallies in each of the fifth and sixth frames to pull away.
Nelson Vega had a nice day at the plate with a hit, two walks, and an RBI.
Beausoleil and his crew, who now are 3-4 on the season, were set to host Minuteman yesterday (Wednesday) and will travel to Minuteman Friday for a home-and-home series. They will make the short trip to East Boston Monday and travel to Mystic Valley next Thursday.
CHS girls track team remains undefeated
The Chelsea High girls outdoor track team traveled to Greater Lawrence on Monday and made the long bus ride a worthwhile one as they came home with a runaway 115-19 victory.
Quinnee Valenzona was a triple winner on the day with triumphs in the triple jump, 400 intermediate hurdles, and 100 high hurdles.
Lady Red Devil teammates who also finished first in their respective events were: Stephanie Moni in the long jump; Bahiya Nasuuna in the shotput; Cristal Rodriguez in the javelin; Rebeca Torrento in the discus; Sara Beqo in the two mile run; Mariama Kamara in the 100 meter dash; Arandeni Ramos in the mile; Katherine Cabral in the 400 dash; and Tatyana Almeida in the 800.
The relay teams also brought hone first place points, consisting of the quartet of Mariama Kamara, Steicy Martins, Sarah Bourouis, and Stephanie Moni in the 4 x 100 and the foursome of Katherine Cabral, Yessenia Motta, Sofia Falcon, and Tatyana Almeida in the 4 x 400.
“It was an overall team effort,” said CHS head coach Kim huffer. “We had 25 different team members contribute to the scoring.”
The Lady Red Devils were set to host Mystic Valley yesterday (Wednesday). “Mystic Valley has been our biggest rival the past two years with the winner determined by the last relay,” noted Huffer. “Fortunately, we’ve come out on top in both meets, but the team knows it will be a challenge to remain on top of a strong Mystic Valley program. We look forward to the challenge of facing this solid team as the competition between the two teams tends to bring out our best performances.”
Red Devil tracksters fall to Gr. Lawrence
The Chelsea High boys outdoor track team dropped its first meet of the season by a score of 86-51 top Greater Lawrence 86-51. The Red Devils now stand at 2-1 on the season and were seeking to get back on the winning track yesterday (Wednesday) against Mystic Valley.
Eric Flores captured first place in the high jump with a leap of 5-2. Both of the Red Devil relay teams, the 4 x 100 quartet of Marconi Correa, Jefferson, Josue Thoesmy, and Mohammed Qasim and the 4 x 400 squad of Joseph Arroyo, Chester Rath, Tony Nguyen, and Faisal Nasimi also were victorious against their Greater Lawrence counterparts.
Second place finishers for the Red Devils were: Tony Nguyen in the mile with a clocking of 5:17; Rath in the 800 meter run in 2:17; . Jeffrey Estrada in the 400 intermediate hurdles and in the 110 m high hurdles; Adriel Rodriguez in the 100 meter dash; and Brendan Horn in both the 200 and 400 meter dashes.
Adding single points to the Red Devil scoresheet with third place performances were: Mohammed Qasim in the 100 dash; Brendan Horn in both the triple jump and the long jump; Bryan Jimenez in the javelin with a throw of 106 feet; Joseph Arroyo in the two mile; Marconi Correa in the 200 dash; Faisal Nasimi in the high jump with a leap of 5-0 and in the 800 in 2:23; and Samuel Fernandez in the 400 hurdles.