The Chelsea High baseball team parlayed a complete game effort from pitcher Carlos Vega and timely hitting throughout the lineup to earn a 5-4 victory over Minuteman Regional last week.
Vega turned in a superb performance on the mound. Carlos allowed just two earned runs and struck out 13 enemy batters over the seven-inning route.
Chelsea grabbed a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning when Ramos tripled and came home on a sacrifice fly by Yvad Rosado. After Minuteman struck back with a run in the second, the Red Devils regained the lead with two markers in their half of the frame. Base hits by Orlando Rodriguez, Luis Rodriguez, and Manny Ortiz loaded the bases, setting the table for Abel Araujo, who delivered a two-RBI base hit to make it a 3-1 Red Devil lead.
Chelsea added another pair of runs in the third stanza with a two-out rally. After Thomas Melanson was hit by a pitch and moved to second on an error, Armando Montes singled to bring him home. Another base hit by Orlando Rodriguez sent Montes across the plate for a 5-1 Chelsea lead.
Minuteman closed the gap to 5-4 wit a three-run rally in the fifth, but Vega shut the door on further Minuteman mischief with 1-2-3 innings in the sixth and seventh, including three strikeouts, to close out the victory.
Coach Alan Beausoleil and his crew have a busy week ahead. They host Mystic Valley tomorrow (Friday) and Shawsheen Monday (in a game that was scheduled for today, but was postponed in anticipation of the predicted foul weather). They travel to North Shore Tuesday and to Whittier next Thursday before returning home to host Lynn Tech next Friday.
Lady Red Devil tracksters defeat Lynn Tech, 100-34
The Chelsea High girls track team rolled to its third victory of the season with an impressive 100-34 triumph over Lynn Tech in its last meet that was held before the vacation break.
Jazmin Castellon and Sarah Bourouis were double-winners for Coach Kim Huffer’s squad.
Jazmin took firsts in the shotput and discus and Sarah did likewise in the high jump and the 200 meter dash.
Other first-place finishers for the Lady Red Devils were Wendy Becerra in the two-mile run, Norell Campos in the 100 high hurdles, Mariama Kamara in the 100 dash, Katherine Villagran in the mile, and Gabriela Ramirez in the triple jump.
The Chelsea girls also swept four events, the 200 dash, the 400 dash, the 800 run, and the long jump. In the 200, the CHS trio were led by Bourouis, followed by teammates Joana Arevalo and Steicy Martins. In the 400, the Lady Red Devil sweep was comprised of Owliyo Mohamud, Yessenia Motta, and Abril Bocanegrail. In the 800, the Chelsea girls were Emely Burgos, Melanie Nguyen, and Joy Mejia. The long jumpers were Moni, Melanie Nguyen, and Chimene Agogo.
Chelsea also won the 4 x 100 relay in a time of 54.7 seconds.
Huffer and her crew are set to be back in action today (Thursday) against Presentation of Mary and next Wednesday in a tri-meet with Shawsheen and Notre Dame.