CHS Baseball Team Ends Four-Year Drought With 13–6 Victory
The Chelsea High baseball team ended four years of frustration last Friday afternoon at Carter Field, emerging victorious with a 13-6 triumph over Excel Academy.
The win was a total team effort by coach Mike Lush’s crew, with every Red Devil in the starting lineup reaching base and scoring:
— Elijah Rivera went 2-for-3 with a single, a double, two stolen bases, two runs scored, and two RBI;
— Yared Rodriguez went 2-for-3 with a single and double, scored a run and had an RBI;
— Xavier Santiago went 1-for-3 with a single and a walk and scored two runs;
— Leudy Sanchez walked and scored;
— Greandoll Oliva walked and scored;
— Jesse Castillo drew four bases on balls and scored twice;
— Josh Alvarado walked twice and scored twice;
— Emmanuel Rodriguez-Vega walked three times and scored one run; and
— Leonardo Perez walked three times and scored a run.
Rivera was the starting pitcher for Chelsea and went the entire six-inning route (the contest was called after six frames because of darkness). Elijah yielded just two hits and fanned 15 opponents (of the 18 Excel outs) to earn the “W.”
The Red Devils came up short in a loss to Revere this past Saturday. Highlights for Lush’s squad included Jesse Castillo getting his first hit of the season. Yared Rodriguez went 1-for-2. Elijah Rivera drew two walks from Revere pitchers and scored once. Emmanuel Rodriguez-Vega also walked and scored.
In an 11-0 loss to Somerville last Wednesday, errors and miscues proved costly for the Red Devils.
“The outfield had a hard time reading the ball off the bats of the Somerville hitters,” noted Lush.
Elijah Rivera played stellar defense at shortstop. In the third inning, Elijah made an excellent diving stop to prevent the ball from getting into the outfield. Not only did the grab prevent the Highlander base runners from scoring, but he made an excellent throw to get the runner out at first to end the inning.
Xavier Santiago got the only hit on the day for the Red Devils.
“Some of our hitters are making solid contact, but others aren’t,” noted Lush.
Lush and his crew are scheduled to travel to Charlestown tomorrow (Friday) and to Medford next Wednesday.
CHS softball tops
Excel for first win
The Chelsea High softball team posted its first victory of the season with a 14-12 triumph at Excel Charter school this past Friday.
Starting pitcher Ada Figuero struck out seven opponents and Julianna Hassel came on in the seventh inning to close out the game with two strikeouts.
Jailene Artica, Hazel Martinez, and Yareliz Gonzalez delivered key hits at the plate for the Lady Red Devils to contribute to the win.
Coach Gena Restiano and her crew will host Roxbury Prep tomorrow (Friday) at Carter Park and will travel to Revere on Monday. They will return to Carter next Wednesday to host Medford.
Warsame Wins Three Events in Everett Meet
The Chelsea High boys outdoor track and field team received a number of strong individual performances in its meet last week with Greater Boston League (GBL) opponent Everett in which the Red Devils fell short by a score of 82-54.
Ali Warsame won three events to tally 15 points for the Red and Black. Ali captured the triple jump with a final landing of 42’-6.5”, the 100 meter dash with a sprint of 11.5, and the 200 dash in a time of 23.3, as he continues to rank among the top performers in the GBL this season.
Nate Nadow won the 400 hurdles with a clocking of 1:01.6 and grabbed second in the 400 dash (53.9) to score eight points on the day.
Kevin Flores won the mile with a time of 5:21.5.
Adding three points for Chelsea with second-place performances were: Ariel Aracena in the shot-put (37’-3.5”); Theodore Joseph-Seale in the discus (99’-2.5”); Emerson Melgar in the javelin (101’-5”); Austin Freeman in the 800 (2:17.5); and Jose Hernandez in the two-mile (12:42.7).
Scoring single points with third-place finishes were: Theodore Joseph-Seale in the shot-put (37’-0.5”); Emerson Melgar in the discus (93’-8”); Alexander Cano in the javelin (91’-8”); Herman Mendez in the 100 dash (12.3); Ivan Irias-Padilla in the 800 (2:23.2); and Kyle Leong in the mile (5:37.9).
Coach Cesar Hernandez and his squad are scheduled to travel to GBL foes Malden tomorrow (Thursday) and Revere next Thursday.
Girls Track Falls to Everett, 84-41
Although the Chelsea High girls outdoor track and field team came out on the short end of an 84-41 decision to Greater Boston League (GBL) rival Everett last week, a number of Lady Red Devils turned in fine performances for coach Cesar Hernandez’s squad.
Giselle Olivar won the 400 hurdles with a clocking of 1:23.5 and the 110 hurdles in a time of 18.1 to score 10 points for Chelsea.
Kiara Ramirez won the shot-put with a toss of 30’-3.75” and took third in the discus with a spin of 69’-7.5” for six points on the day.
Anais Artica won the javelin with a throw of 70’-3”.
Contributing three points to the CHS scoresheet with second-place finishes were: Keiri Hernandez in the triple jump (26’-2”); Dhalia Christmas in the discus (75’-10”); Lauren Nadow in the 400 hurdles (1:26.7); Emily Singh in the 400 dash (1:16.7); and Reina Moreira in the two-mile (16:28.5).
Adding single points with third-place efforts were: Marcaylla Louis Jean in the long jump (12’-9.5”), the triple jump (25’-2.5”), and the 100 dash (14.8); Dhalia Christmas in the shot-put 29’-2.5”); and Keiri Hernandez in the 200 dash (27.3).
Hernandez and his squad are scheduled to travel to GBL foes Malden tomorrow (Thursday and Revere next Thursday.
CHS Volleyball Wins Three Contests
The Chelsea High boys volleyball team won three of its four contests in the past week.
Coach Gabriel Morales’s squad defeated Greater Boston League rivals Lynn English (3-0), Lynn Classical (3-1), and Everett (3-1). The lone setback during the stretch was a 3-0 loss to Somerville.
Morales and his crew, who now stand at 5-5 on the season, were scheduled to take on Malden yesterday (Wednesday) and Revere on Monday. They will travel to Pioneer Charter on Tuesday and to Medford next Wednesday.