– Allison Goldsberry
Medford’s Andre Chiefs baseball team took a step closer to defending their Intercity League title from last year with a one run win over the Lexington Blue Sox on Friday.
The win forces a game five in the best of three playoff series. Both the Chiefs and Lexington have two wins.
The Chiefs’ Jared Freni pitched out a shutout while Tony Deshler delivered the game-winning run in the sixth inning.
More details on the Chiefs’ win is available on the team website.
The Chiefs will host Lexington for Game 5 at Malden Catholic on Sunday at 8PM.
Sunday’s game at Malden Catholic will be the third consecutive season that the Lexington and the Chiefs have gone the distance to a fifth game to determine the Intercity Championship. The Blue Sox won in 2011 by a 10-0 score and the Chiefs came back to take the title last season, 3-0.