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1- SHANE STANDE (C)
Shane Stande

Hometown: Brockton, MA College: Westfield State
Shane came to the Chiefs and the Intercity League at the start of the 2017 season after spending five summers as the starting catcher for the Palmer Club of the Boston Park League......Hit an overall .290 last summer, including .316 in the regular season, while starting 27 games behind the plate....Veteran appeared in 172 games for Palmer from 2012-2016......Hit an overall .271 with 46 RBI's during his tenure......Was part of two championship teams with Palmer in 2014 & 2015.......Hit a career best .314 in 2013 when he was named as a Boston Park League all-star......Is currently on the coaching staff of the Brockton High baseball team......Was a former goaltender for the Boxers during his high school playing days and won the Boston Bruins annual Sportsmanship Award in 2005.......Played baseball at Westfield State College.....

 



3- TONY SERINO (OF)
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Hometown: Saugus, MA College: UMass-Amherst
Tony begins his sixth year in a Chiefs uniform in 2018......Had an outstanding 2018 campaign, leading the team in several offensive categories.....Hit an overall .358 (34-95) with a team best 25 runs scored....Started 34 games in centerfield in 2016 and had 30 hits, 27 walks, 7 stolen bases, and 10 RBI while batting an overall .294.....Leadoff hitter started 27 games in 2015 and batted .284 with 11 RBI and 11 stolen bases....Started 32 games in centerfield for the 2014 championship edition team and batted .324....... In 2013, he appeared in 34 games and led the Chiefs in hits (35) and stolen bases (10), while hitting .321…....Played four seasons at UMass-Amherst before graduating in 2013.......Was formerly a member of the North Shore Navigators of the Futures League in 2012.......Played in the Intercity League in 2010 & 2011 as an outfielder with the Testa Corp. Bombers......At UMass, he started all 44 games in the outfield as a junior and batted .287, accumulating a team high 50 hits along with 25 RBI, 20 runs scored, and 12 stolen bases. Tony also led the Minutemen with16 multi-hit games .....Played four seasons at Malden Catholic under Head Coach Steve Freker ... Helped the Lancers reach the Division I State finals during his senior season ...... He set the Malden Catholic record for career runs scored (107) and stolen bases (74) .....Batted .422 with 30 stolen bases and 45 runs scored during his senior campaign and held a .500 on-base percentage ... Also played hockey at MC and earned all-conference honors in 2009...



4- MIKE BURGOYNE (OF)
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Hometown: Medford, MA College: Keene State
Mike came to the Chiefs in 2014 and won his first ICL championship after spending a decade playing in the Intercity League with the Medford/Melrose Americans……Hit an overall .222 last summer in 32 games with 11 RBI.....Appeared in 28 games in 2016 and stole a team leading 12 bases and added 12 RBI's and was named to the ICL all-star team.....Hit .256 in 2015 with 11 RBI and 11 stolen bases.......Well seasoned Intercity League veteran holds a career .254 average......Mike has appeared in 340 ICL games including the post season in 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015 & 2016 …Speedy outfielder with great range and dangerous speed has stolen 103 bases in his ICL career while only being caught stealing 10 times..... Has a stolen base/caught stealing percentage of.912……Was second in the ICL in stolen bases in 2011 when he swiped 13 without being caught…..Had a career high 14 thefts in 2007…...Hit .303 in his first Chiefs' campaign in 2014 and drove in eight runs.....Enjoyed his best Intercity League season at the plate in 2012 when he hit .333, going 29 for 87 with eight extra base hits and 10 RBI…...Hit .325 in 2007 for the Americans, appearing in 30 games with 11RBI…..Began his collegiate career at Division II powerhouse Franklin Pierce before transferring to Keene State in New Hampshire where he graduated from in 2010......Played at Medford High in the mid 2000’s, graduating in 2006….....Hails from the same Little League (North Medford, MA) as Chief Mike Andre and the two maintain a near lifelong friendship that dates back over two decades…...Is the son of Paul and Jan Burgoyne of Medford, MA……Has one younger sibling, Ryan….


7- MATT NUZZO (IF)
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Hometown: Everett, MA       College: Brown             Professional: Toronto Blue Jays
One of the best all around athletes to ever come out of Everett MA High, Matt was a 24th round draft pick of the Toronto Blue Jays in 2009 after enjoying a stellar career at Brown University......Hit .323 during the 2017 regular season adding an overall eight doubles and three home runs along with 23 RBI's....Can play all infield positions but spent the majority of his collegiate career as a shortstop.....While at Brown, he was selected as all-Ivy League for three consecutive seasons......Finished his four years at Brown with a .317 average in 168 games and added 20 home runs and 124 RBI's......Was the Bears team captain in 2009.....Spent three seasons in the Blue Jays organization as a second and third baseman after signing in the spring of 2009......Appeared in 141 games as a professional and had six home runs and 34 extra basehits in 458 at bats with a career average of .258......Played for three seasons in the Cape Cod League, first for the Falmouth Commodores in 2006 & 2007 and then the Hyannis Mets in 2008......Matt quarterbacked the Everett Crimson Tide to three state Division I championships.....Winningest quarterback in Massachusetts high school football history....He was a three time all-scholastic and the Boston Globe and Boston Herald 2004 Massachusetts Division I Player of the Year....Is the son of former Chief Frank Nuzzo who played for the team in the late 1960's and early 1970's before being signed by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1973....



9- STEVE GAMBALE (IF)
Steve Gambale

Hometown: Medford, MA College: University of Maine
Steve returned to the Chiefs and the Intercity League for the first time in 2016 since the 2003 season......Saw action in only seven games in 2017 due a nagging arm injury...Appeared in 26 games in his comeback season of 2016 and batted an overall .297, including a lofty .385 in 18 regular season games....Previously played with the Chiefs for three seasons from 2001-2003.....Became the youngest starter in team history when he won the starting shortstop position as a 17 year old in the summer of 2001......Was a career .311 hitter for the Chiefs while appearing in 102 games over his three year stint with the club.....Hit a career best .329 in 2003 with 36 hits, including 10 extra base hits......Went on to play college ball at the University of Maine where he became the starting shortstop as a freshman.......Excelled at Medford High where he was a three time Greater Boston League all-star.....Can play all infield and outfield positions and was also known as a fireballing right-hander in his high school days.....34 year old continues to bring a veteran presence to the 2018 squad....



11- MIKE ANDRE (3B-DH)
Mike Andre 2014 Roster

Hometown: Medford, MA College: Merrimack College
The Chiefs’ veteran third baseman/designated hitter will begin his 13th ICL season in 2018.....Mike is quickly ascending the team's all-time career leader list in many offensive categories.......Begins the upcoming campaign fourth all-time in hits with 344, trailing leader Justin Crisafulli and ICL Hall of Famers Mike Langston and Mike Barnes on the prestigious list. He is also third in career RBI's with 205…...Had an outstanding 2017 campaign hitting .323 in the regular season with an overall 16 RBI in 30 games....Appeared in 29 games in 2016 and had eight RBI's...Eight time ICL all-star batted .310 during the 2015 regular season..... .Hit .346 and won his second ICL crown as a player in 2014, good for sixth best in the ICL and was fourth league-wide in RBI's with 20.....Was the starting DH in the 2014 and 2017 ICL all-star games.....Hit an overall .314 (33-105) in 2013, which included a .385 clip in the postseason….. Hit .293 in the championship season of 2012 while delivering many clutch game winning hits, including the walk off game winner in game two…..Started all 45 games in the 2011 season while hitting an overall .271 (38-140) with four homers and a team leading 28 RBI…. ..Has nine career ICL homers, including a dramatic 10th inning walk off grand slam in the 2011 championship series…...Mike completed his four year stint at Division II Merrimack College in 2009 where he was co-captain and is among the Warriors all-time career leaders.... Has appeared in 386 games for the Chiefs dating back to the 2006 campaign....  Finished the 2008 Merrimack season in the Northeast's Top 20 in batting average, hitting .316 with two home runs and 11 extra base hits........Named as the ICL's Rookie of the Year in 2006 when he hit a career best .403……Was a former Greater Boston League all-star third baseman and co-captained Medford High in 2005 where he also played four years of football as a quarterback and linebacker…



12- DANNY DIMARE (OF)
DiMare

Hometown: Medford, MA College: Santa Fe
Speedy outfielder with range and a strong arm begins his fifth season on the Chiefs' roster......Missed the majority of 2017 due to a wrist injury......Played in 15 games in 2016 and batted .346 with 15 RBI's and was named to the 2016 ICL all-star team.....Appeared in 20 games in 2015 and hit an overall .333 (6 for 18) in limited plate appearances.......Was also with the team during spring training of 2014.........Spent his high school days at Malden Catholic.......Attended Seminole State Junior College in Sanford, Florida in 2015.......Took his gear and headed to Division II St. Leo University in Western Florida and played for the Lions and former Lexington Blue Sox closer and head coach Sean O'Connor. Appeared in 22 games for the 28-21 in 2016 and batted .293........Transferred to Sante Fe in 2017......Currently resides in Medford, MA........Danny's Uncle Don DiMare was the longtime shortstop for the ICL's old Medford Mustangs in the 1970's.......Hails from a family of athletes, including his dad John, who was a multi-sport athlete at Medford High.......Older brother Rich will join him on the Chiefs' roster this summer....Recorded his first ICL hit and first ICL RBI on June 13, 2015, in a 6-0 win over the Arlington Trojans......



13- PETER COPA (IF)
Peter Copa Roster 2014

Hometown: Malden, MA     College: UMass-Amherst       Professional:California Angels
Veteran first baseman returns to the Chiefs for his tenth season in 2018......Ht a team best .357 during the 2017 regular season with two homers and an overall 16 RBI's... Appeared in 33 games in 2016 with two homers and 22 RBI's .....Had a great year in 2015, hitting a lofty overall .398 with three homers and 16 RBI...Batted an overall .277 in 2014 with a homer and 12 RBI's in 26 games while battling through a few injuries.....Led the Chiefs in hitting during 2013 with an overall .326 average while starting 35 games and knocking in a team high 20 runs…Made his return to the Chiefs in time for the 2012 championship after spending the majority of 2011 in the California Angels organization.....Was signed by the Angels on July 1, 2011, after hitting a lofty .476 for the Chiefs during the first half of the ICL season.....Completed a great career at UMass-Amherst in 2011 and was named to the NEIBA D-1 all-star squad..... Over four years with the Minutemen, Copa played in 140 games and hit .319 (149-for-467) with 119 runs scored, 106 RBI, 29 doubles, six triples, and 24 home runs. His home run total ranks tied for sixth on the UMass career all-time list....Holds a career .331 Chiefs average, including playoffs, in nine seasons....Hit .366 in 2010 with 17 RBI....Was the Chiefs' batting leader in 2009 with an overall average of .329... Can play many positions but is primarily a first baseman... On the all-time Chiefs' career list he is currently 9th in RBI with 123 and 11th in hits with 208..... Was a three-year letter winner as an infielder for Malden Catholic….Captained MC his senior season and lead his team to a 15-7 record while accumulating a .385 BA and 18 RBI….Son of Pedro and Anna Copa of Malden, MA...



14- DAVID KERNS (RHP)
David Kerns

Hometown: Cambridge, MA College: Bridgewater State
Rookie right-hander will make his Chiefs' and Intercity League debut in 2018.....Pitched this past spring for Bridgewater State.....Appeared in five games for the Bears while starting four games on the mound....Struck out 10 batters in 14.1 innings....Made his first college start when he went 4.1 innings vs Hilbert in Vero Beach, FL on March 4.....Had his longest outing of the NCAA season on April 21 going five innings and striking out four against Framingham State....Prior to attending Bridgewater State he pitched for Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School where he was named a Dual County Legaue all-star....Was coached by Nick Leva as a freshman at Cambridge R&L....Played AAU baseabll as a youngster and was coached by present Chiefs Mike DiCato and Jared Freni.....Is a cousin of Chiefs' veteran Juan Portes.....

 



17- LEIVI VENTURA (IF)
Leivi Ventura
Hometown: Santiago, DR College/Pro: New York Mets
Leivi begins his Chiefs' and Intercity League career in 2018 after spending ten seasons in professional baseball.....Started his pro career in the New York Mets organization in 2005.....Spent four seasons with the Mets in Brooklyn, Hagerstown, Savannah and St. Lucie before moving on to Double A Wichita in 2008....Went on to play two seasons for Coastal Bend, four years for Rio Grande Valley, and a season for Lincoln of the American Association.......Appeared in 646 games as pro with 658 hits, 130 doubles, 13 triples, and 83 home runs.....Also drove in 370 runs and stole 34 bases over his career....Hit 24 homers in 2010 and added 20 more in 2011..... Led Hagerstown of the South Atlantic League when he rapped out a team best 11 homers in 132 AB's in 2006....A native of Santiago, Dominican Republic he currently resides in Medford, MA.....


19- KYLE DEMBROWSKI (C-IF)
Dembrowski
Hometown: Natick, MA College: Framingham State
Kyle comes to the Chiefs for the 2018 season......Catcher and corner infileder played this past spring for the Framingham State Rams.....Hit .243 for Framingham in 27 games with two homers and 11 RBI's.....Had multiple hit games in wins against Ficthburg State on April 28 and MCLA on May 3......Appeared in 21 games for the Rams in 2017 as a sophomore and hit .265....Hit .346 as a freshman in 2015.....Played the 2017 Intercity League season for the Arlington Trojans......Was a two sport athlete playing baseball and football at Natick High where he graduated from in  2015.....Is a Sports Management major at FSU.....


25- JUAN PORTES (IF-OF)
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Hometown: Malden, MA Professional: Minnesota Twins
Juan begins his seventh season with the Chiefs in 2018....Played in only one game in 2017 due to a back injury....Came to the club in 2012 after spending seven straight seasons in the Minnesota Twins organization......Had five homers in 2016.....Batted an overall .333 in 2015 with three homers and 22 RBI's....Began the 2015 season on the disabled list before being activated in late June....In 2014, Juan finished fifth in the ICL batting race while hitting .368 and had four homers and 21 RBI and won his second ICL Championship.....Hit .327 in 2013 as the Chiefs shortstop…..Won the ICL's Triple Crown in 2012 with five homers and 27 RBI and hitting an ICL league best .416, leading the Chiefs to the ICL championship......Juan was selected by the Twins in 15th Round of the 2004 MLB Draft.....Played a season of high school baseball at Malden High before being drafted......In his seven seasons with the Twins, he appeared in 666 games, had 634 hits, including 113 doubles, 17 triples and 61 homers......He appeared in 24 Major League games for Minnesota during spring training of 2010 hitting .333 with three homers and nine RBI...... Had six RBI for the Twins against the New York Yankees on March 7, 2010, including a grand slam.....Was a career .264 hitter as a professional with 314 RBI during his time with Minnesota, which included stints in Fort Myers, Elizabethton,TN, Beloit, WI & New Britain, CT..... With the ability to play any position for Minnesota, Juan started 274 games in the outfield, 194 at third base, 121 at second base, and 14 at shortstop.........During his rookie season with the Twins in 2004, he led the Gulf Coast League with eight homers and hit .327.......Had nine home runs for Double A New Britain of the Eastern League in 2010 while starting 127 games.........



26- JOE SAIA (LHP)
Joe Saia

Hometown: Everett, MA College: Eckerd Professional: Watertown Bucks
Hard throwing left-hander began his Chiefs' and Intercity League career in 2017.....Appeared in seven games last saeson with 18 K's in 22.1 innings.....Posted a regular season ERA of 2.41....Pitched professionally in the Can-Am League early last seasn with Trios-Rivieres and spent the 2016 campaign with the Watertown Bucks of the Empire Professional Baseball League in New York.....Pitched a couple of seasons at Suffolk University before heading to Eckerd College in 2014....As a sophomore at Everett High School, went 14-6 and assisted his team in winning the GBL championship…As a junior, compiled a 13-7 record and helped the Crimson Tide to its second consecutive league title...Named a Greater Boston League All-Star as a junior…..Assisted his team to a record setting 18 wins as a senior.....Played in the Futures League for the Wachusett Dirt Dogs in 2013.......Son of Al and Mary Saia of Everett, MA

 



27- AUSTIN BATCHELOR (RHP)
Austin Batchelor
Hometown: Peabody, MA College: Boston College
Boston College right-hander joins the Chiefs' staff for the 2018 season....Was a four-year starter at Malden Catholic where he was named as a two-time Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Star selection … Was an Under Armour Preseason All-America Third Team and Northeast Division First Team before start of senior year … Led the Catholic Conference in stolen bases and batting average (.426) in 2015 … Also a four-year starter on the basketball team and a two-time Boston Globe and Boston Herald CCL All-Star selection … Austin was the recipient of the Malden Catholic Sportsman of the Year and a four-time Humanitarian and Compassion Award winner … Was a member of the Peabody Western team that played in the 2009 Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., pitching in two of the three games and launching a home run.… One of David and Paula Batchelor’s four sons … has three older brothers, David, Jr., Beau and Bobby … Beau played baseball at Merrimack College and appeared in a game for the Chiefs in 2010....


29- TIM DUNPHY (LHP)
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Hometown: Cambridge, MA College: Brandeis Professional: Namur Angels
Had an outstanding 2017 season going an overall 4-0 with a ERA of 1.83 in nine games....Posted an overall 4-2 record in 2016.....Appeared in 10 games in 2015 and posted a 5-1 record.....Shared the ICL's Outstanding Pitcher of the Year award in 2014 with teammate Jared Freni when he compiled an overall record of 9-2 in 14 games and fashioned an ERA of 1.55 in 76.0 innings....Has been one of the most consistent pitchers in the ICL for the last decade....Begins his ninth campaign for the Chiefs in 2018…Has won 43 games for the club over his first eight years including eight post season victories….Posted a 6-4 record in 2013 with a 2.06 ERA in 78.0 innings…...Compiled an overall 8-1 mark in 2012 on the way to the ICL Championship.…..Was a mainstay on the Chiefs' pitching staff in 2011 with a 7-3 record and led the club in appearances with 16, was second on the staff with 75.0 innings pitched, and posted an ERA of 2.89......Joined the Chiefs following the 2009 season.......Begins this season 4th among the Chiefs' all time leaders in wins (43), 4th with 447 innings pitched, 5th in appearances (93), and 6th in strikeouts with 231......Was part of the former Cassell Club rotation in 2006 when he went 7-1 overall for the ICL champions, throwing 65.2 innings and striking out 56.....Pitched professionally in 2007 for the Namur Angels in Belgium where he posted a 7-7 record and had an ERA of 1.68 in 118 innings......Returned to the ICL in 2008 and compiled a 5-1 record, which included a complete game shutout of the Chiefs on June 26....As a senior at Brandeis University in 2006, Tim went 10-3 for Judges, capping an outstanding collegiate career....Is currently the Head Baseball Coach at Somerville High School....Was presented the Greg Montalbano Award at the 2016 Old Time Baseball Classic.....Resides in Cambridge, MA......



31- JOSH DESAI (LHP)
Josh Desai

Hometown: Shrewsbury, MA College: Suffolk University
Was named the 2017 ICL Pitcher of the Year in 2017 after going a perfect 7-0 with a regular season ERA of just 0.88......Struck out 68 batters in 47.2 overall innings last summer..... Left-handed pitcher formerly pitched for ADSL of the Boston Park League where he had a career 12-7 record in three seasons....Power pitcher struck out 180 batters in just 128.1 innings during his BPL career......Was named as the winner of the Art Nowell Trophy in 2015 as the Park League's outstanding pitcher.....Started 34 games while at Suffolk University and posted a 3.54 ERA in 208.2 innings while playing for former Chief and then Suffolk Head Coach Cary McConnell who has since assumed the role of the Rams' Athletic Director.....Josh pitched the Worcester Bravehearts to the 2014 Futures Collegiate Baseball League Title as the winning pitcher in a series clinching win over the Martha's Vineyard Sharks.....Also played for the North Shore Navigators.....Was an MVP at Shrewsbury High School in 2011 and had a 13 strikeout no-hitter against North Middlesex Regional.......An Everett, MA native, Josh moved to Shrewsbury prior to his high school days.....

 

 



32- EVAN WALSH (LHP)
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Hometown: Arlington, MA College: Bentley University
Evan returns to wear the Chiefs' colors after spending 2016-2017 with the Arlington Trojans.....First came onboard with the team as rookie in 2013.....The lefty played three seasons from 2013-2015 and was part of the 2014 championship sqaud.....Appeared in 17 games for the Chiefs over that span and had a career ERA of 2.59.....Started 14 games for Arlington over the last two summers.....Just graduted from Bentey University where he went 4-3 with a 2.85 ERA, striking out 54 batters in 47.1 innings, for the Falcons in 10 games.....Recorded wins this spring over St. Michael's, American International, Pace, and had a 12 strikeout, one-hit, complete game gem over Nyack in Winter Park, FL on March 5.....Won 11 career games at Bentley while making 47 appearances for former Chief Hall of Famer Bob DeFelice......Before Bentley, Evan starred at Arlington Catholic where he was named a two-time Catholic Central League all-star, finishing up his high school career with 16 wins.....Evan's father Ed played baeball at Eckerd College....


35- MIKE GEDMAN (OF-1B)
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Hometown: Framingham, MA       College: UMass-Amherst     Professional: Can-Am 
Mike returned to the Chiefs last summer after missing the 2016 season and appeared in 21 games with a homer and seven RBI's......Hit an overall .306 in 2015 with two homers and 20 RBI's....Also made six mound appearances and struck out 24 batters in just 21 innings...Had a major role in the Chiefs' 2014 ICL championship hitting .275 with four homers and 15 RBI in 29 games.....Also had a 0.00 ERA for the Chiefs in three appearances on the mound......Spent three summers (2011-2013) in the professional Can-Am League playing for the Worcester Tornadoes and the Rockland Boulders before finishing up the 2013 campaign with the Newark Bears……Lefty can pitch, play the outfield and first base.…..As a professional pitcher, Mike appeared in 58 games while being used primarily out of the bullpen…..Threw 137.2 innings and made a dozen starts while posting a 5-8 record……Also appeared in 149 games as positional player and has nine career homers as a pro…..Played for the Chiefs in 2010 and hit .344 in 19 games while adding eight RBI’s….Completed his college career at UMass-Amherst in 2010 after spending his freshman year at Le Moyne…..Was a career .312 hitter in three seasons at UMass and had 13 homers and 59 RBI…..Also had 25 mound appearances for the Minutemen and posted a 5-2 record…..Head Coach at Framingham State and led the Rams to a 26-17 season in 2014, a 27-19 record along with an ECAC finals appearance in 2015, and a 21-19 mark in 2018…..Is the son of former Boston Red Sox catcher Rich Gedman……Resides in Framingham, MA…….



36- JOHNNY WELCH (IF)
JWelch
Hometown: Medford, MA College: St. Anselm Professional: Can-Am/Frontier
Made a welcomed return to the Chiefs' lineup in 2017 after missing the entire 2016 season due to injury....Hit a team best and overall .386 last season with seven homers and 21 RBI's...Johnny hit .393 in 2015 with four homers and 18 RBI's...Was named the ICL MVP and Outstanding Hitter in 2014 when he led the Chiefs offensively to the 2014 ICL championship with an overall .430 average (46-107), that included leading the circuit in both home runs with nine and RBI's with 46 in just 34 games..... Spent seven seasons (2007-2013) playing professional baseball in both the Can-Am and Frontier League…Started his pro career with the North Shore Spirit of the Can-Am League in 2007…..Was with the Spirit prior to moving on to the Brockton Rox in 2008 before spending the next three seasons playing for Florence, KY of the Frontier League…...Returned to the Can-Am League in 2011 and had stints with Pittsfield, the Worcester Tornadoes, and the Rockland Boulders….Hit 75 homers as a pro and knocked in 262 runs in 461 games…...Had double digit home run seasons five times during his pro career....... Hit 15 round-trippers twice in both 2011 & 2012 and added 14 HR’s in 2010, 13 in 2009 and 10 in 2008……Hit a career best .303 for Florence in 2010 and followed that up with a .302 average in 2011 with 46 RBI's.......Knocked in 51 runs in 2009 and was among the Frontier League leaders.......Is currently 5th on the Chiefs all-time home run list with 20....One of the best power hitters to ever come out of the Greater Boston area, Johnny starred at Malden Catholic before heading north to take his talents to St. Anselm’s in New Hampshire…


37- MITCHELL CLEGG (LHP)
Clegg

Hometown:Woburn, MA College:UMass-Amherst  Professional:Washington Nationals
Posted a 4-1 record during the 2017 regular season with an ERA of 1.09.....Struck out 46 batters in 44.2 overall innings.....Led the pitching staff in virtually all categories in 2016 and recorded six win in 67.2 innings and struck out 65 batters while making 11 starts.....Faced the minimum of 21 batters in a one-hitter at Victory Field on August 1, 2016....Posted a 3-1 regular season record in 2015 with a miniscule 0.37 ERA while appearing in 10 overall games.....Tossed a no-hitter against the Watertown Reds with 7 K's on July 29, 2015......Overcame an early season injury in 2014 and emerged a key member of the Chiefs' starting rotation in time for the championship run, finishing up his first year with the Chiefs with an overall 4-1 record and an ERA of 2.29 in five starts....Threw a complete game three-hitter to lead the team to a key win in Game Three of the 2014 championship series.....Is currently 9th on the Chiefs all-time win list with 18....Mitchell was selected by the Washington Nationals in the 21st Round of the 2009 Major League draft…….Pitched five seasons in the professional ranks (2009-2013) and holds a career 28-26 record with an ERA of 4.46 in 461.1 innings……Appeared in 102 games as a pro while starting 73 times….Won nine games in three separate seasons for Vermont and Gulf Coast in 2010, Single A Hagerstown in 2011, and Double A Sioux Falls in 2012….Made 16 starts for Sioux Falls in 2013 while posting a 4-5 record in 79.1 innings before an injury cut his season short……Completed his college career at UMass-Amherst in 2009 where he posted an 11-6 record after transferring from the University of Maine where he made 22 appearances for the Black Bears…Struck out a career high 12 batters for UMass against St. Bonaventure on May 1, 2009…..  Before UMass and the University of Maine, Mitchell was a two-time all-conference selection while pitching for the Arlington Catholic Cougars……Also pitched for two summers with the Pittsfield Dukes of the NECBL……6’5 lefty was born in Winchester, MA and currently resides in Woburn, MA…..



39- KYLE MUSCO (RHP)
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Hometown: Walpole, MA College: Quinnipiac
Right-hander missed most of 2017 with an injury and was limited to just one appearance, a scoreless and hitless inning at Arlington on July 21... Pitched for the Palmer Club of the Boston Park League in both 2015 & 2016......Won a Park League championship in 2015 when he pitched Game One of the championship series as well as the clinching game five, a one-hit, six inning effort, that beat ADSL 9-0..... Named BPL Playoff MVP in 2015 with 16 innings pitched and a 0.88 ERA while pitching Palmer to the title......Had a career 8-4 record in the BPL with 67 strikeouts in 81.1 innings while appearing in 19 overall games.....Was a Park League all-star and the starting pitcher for the loop against the Intercity League in the 2016 all-star game.....Had a 0.72 ERA and a 2-0 record as an all-star for the Cranberry League champion and Stan Musial Amateur World Series runner-up Braintree White Sox in 2012.....Pitched for the league champion Monmouth Monarchs of the Atlantic Baseball Confederation Collegiate League in 2013......Graduated from the Salisbury School in 2012 when he helped his team to a perfect 36-0 record and was an all New England selectee.....Won a Western New England Championship, finishing 7th in the country, before commititng to Quinnipiac.....Made his NCAA debut for Quinnipiac at Duke University on March 13, 2013....Made 10 appearances as a Freshman for the Bobcats....Transferred to Suffolk University before suffering a collarbone injury in 2017 that halted his season....Hails from Walpole, MA...



40- JARED FRENI (RHP)
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Hometown: Malden, MA College: UMass-Amherst
One of the most dominant pitchers in ICL history......Freni is the Chiefs' stopper, ace right-hander, two-time Playoff MVP, four time Pitcher of the Year, and 2013 regular season MVP…..Went 7-2 during the regular season last year and struck out a league best 114 batters in just 70.2 innings...Injuries limited him to career low eight appearances in 2016 but he still went 4-1 and struck out an eye popping 62 batters in just 36 innings.....Went an overall 7-2 in 2015 with 98 K's in 60.2 innings.....Jared led the Chiefs to another championship in 2014 with an overall 11-2 record, including a perfect 3-0, 0.00 ERA, in the playoffs....Clinched the Chiefs' second crown in three years on August 26, 2014 with a 4-0, 9K, three-hitter, in the deciding game five.....Enjoyed one of the best seasons in ICL history in 2013 going a remarkable 13-0 in 90.1 innings with a miniscule ERA of 0.54 while striking out a league leading 140 batters while leading the Chiefs to the regular season pennant…...Pitched the Chiefs to the 2012 ICL Championship with an overall 11-1 record and won game five in Lexington against the Blue Sox…...Was named “Intercity League Playoff MVP” after posting a 3-0 mark in the 2012 postseason…First came on board with the Chiefs as a rookie in 2006…...Is the Chiefs' all-time leader in strikeouts with 850 in 613 innings....Jared is currently second in wins (68), third in appearances (101) and third in innings pitched (613)…Has a career ICL record of 68-14……“Outstanding ICL Pitcher of the Year” winner for four consecutive seasons 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014…...Completed his four year tenure at UMass-Amherst in 2010 where he served as team captain…....Appeared in 47 career games for UMass from 2007-2010 and struck out 174 batters in 237 innings…...Went 2-0 for the Chiefs as rookie in 2006…....Former all-scholastic selection when pitching for Malden Catholic…...When he not wearing the Chiefs' uniform Jared is a Realtor for Re/Max Andrew Realty Services of Medford, MA…Is the son of Donna and Bob Freni of Malden, MA…



41- AARON WILLIAMS (OF)
Aaron Williams 2
Hometown: Brockton, MA College: Framingham State
Aaron begins his Chiefs' and ICL career in 2018......Is coming off two outstanding campaigns for the Framingham State Rams.....This past spring he started 39 games for FSU and led the team with a .378 average, going 56-148 with 23 RBI's and 25 stolen bases in 28 attempts.....Had 11 multiple hit games in 2018.....Hit .244 for Framingham State in 2017 in 42 games with 17 RBI's and stealing 19 out of 21 bases.....Was a multiple sport star at Brockton High graduating in 2015....


42- ERICK RAMIREZ (INF-OF)
Erick Ramirez
Hometown: Boston, MA College/Pro: UMass-Dartmouth

44- NATE WITKOWSKI (SS)
Nate Witkowski Roster

Hometown: Melrose, MA College: Bentley University
The Chiefs' smooth fielding starting shortstop, Nate begins his seventh season in the Chiefs' colors in 2018 and has been part of two championship teams....Played in 27 games last summer with 12 RBI's and hitting .242 in the regular season....Started 28 games in 2017 with a homer and 11 RBI's.....Made 20 starts in 2015 primarily at shortstop.... Was in 17 games in 2014, including two on the mound......Started all 37 games at third base and shortstop in 2013 and batted .247 in 93 at bats......First came onboard with the Chiefs in the championship season of 2012 and appeared in 14 games……Startier at Bentley University in 2013 & 2014……Appeared in 40 games for the Falcons in 2014 and batted .252…..Can play all infield and outfield positions as well as throw some heat from the mound........Nate is a 2009 graduate of Malden Catholic and then prepped at Avon Old Farms School …….At Malden Catholic, played four years of baseball and two years of hockey .........Helped MC to the state tournament all four seasons in baseball which included the EMass semifinals in 2009...... Was a two-time Catholic Conference All-Star in baseball and was the Lancers team MVP as a senior ......Pitched back-to-back no-hitters while at Malden Catholic and will occasionally make a mound appearance for the Chiefs .......Also won the Hobey Baker award in hockey at MC and appeared in the Super 8 semi-finals in 2008 and 2009 ... ...Earned All-Founders League and All-Colonial League honors and was the team MVP in baseball while at Avon Old Farms .........Resides in Melrose, MA…….



46- JAMEL VILMONT (OF)
Vilmont

Hometown: Everett, MA College: Framingham State
Outfielder began his Chiefs' career in 2017.....Appeared in 11 games as rookie.....Recorded his first ICL hit against Wakefield on July 23.....Originally played at Malden High before finishing up his high school playing days for the Everett Crimson Tide of the Greater Boston League......Hit .385 in limited playing appearances in 2016 for the Malden Giants of the North Shore Baseball League including two doubles....Hit .258 (16-62) and scored 10 runs in 24 games in 2015 for the McKay Club Beacons of the Yawkey League..... Added two doubles, four multiple hit games, and eight RBI's for McKay......Attended Assumption College in Worcester, MA before transferring and playing for Framingham State during this past spring...
 



47- ANDREW CAULFIELD (UTL)
Andrew Caulfield

Hometown: Malden, MA College: Northern Essex
Hailing locally from Malden, MA, Andrew made his Chiefs and Intercity League debut in 2017...Appeared in six games as a rookie last summer and hit an even .300 with three hits in 10 AB's.... Right-handed hitter previously played for now Malden High School Head Coach Steve Freker and the Malden Bambinos for several summers.......Andrew was part of the Malden Giants of the North Shore League in 2016 where he hit .318 with one home run and 18 RBI's......Has the ability to play almost any position and will be used primarily in a utility role this summer......Earned a trip to the Junior College World Series this past spring with Northern Essex CC....Hit .340 for the Knights with two homers and 15 RBI's while appearing in 17 games.....



48- RICH DIMARE (IF-P)
Rich DiMare
Hometown: Medford, MA College: AI New England
Rich joins his younger brother Danny on the 2018 Chiefs' roster.....Played at Medford High School as a pitcher and second baseman.....Was a producer for Kiss 108 for 14 years for The Matty in the Morning Show and Billy Costa's Top 40 Countdown....He currently is the weekend DJ for Red Sox games at Fenway Park....Always wanted to play with his kid brother Danny and this year he will have that chance as part of the Chiefs' roster......


49- JACK FARGO (RHP)
Jack Fargo
Hometown: Medford, MA College/Pro: UMass-Boston



51- BEN WALDRIP (1B-OF)
Ben Waldrip
Hometown: Medford, MA  College: Jacksonville State  Professional: Colorado Rockies
Ben starts his Chiefs' career in 2018......Was a 10th round draft pick of the Colorado Rockies in 2012.....Starred at Medford High before heading to Cypress Junior College in Irvine,CA.....Played a season at St. Anselm's where he was an all-Region selection hitting a school record .394....Moved on to D-1 Jacksonville State for two years where he batted .337 with 28 homers and 107 RBI's and was named as an all-Ohio Valley Conference first team selection.....Hit 18 homers for Jacksonville in 2012 which was fourth best in all of D-1 ....Played five seasons as a professional appearing in 357 games and hitting 47 homers and had 206 RBI's....Spent the summer of 2011 in the Cape Cod League with the Orleans Firebirds and was named to the CCL's all-star team after finishing second in the loop with six homers.....Played for two seasons in the NECBL where he led the league in many offensive categories and was a teammate of Chiefs' pitcher Jared Freni with the North Shore Navigators....Was also drafted by the Atlanta Braves in 2010 and the Kansas Royals in 2009 but opted for college before signing with the Rockies after graduating....Was the Greater Boston League MVP and also excelled in football while at Medford High...


52- NICK LEVA (C -ASSISTANT COACH)
Nick Leva 1

Hometown: Cambridge, MA College: Southern New Hampshire
Veteran assistant coach and catcher will return for his eleventh season in the Chiefs colors......Hit .294 in 2017 in 17 plate appearances....Missed all of 2016 as a player.....Started 30 games behind the plate in the 2015 campaign......Appeared in 11 games in 2014 and hit .222.....Started 27 games behind the plate in 2013 and hit a healthy .284 …..Was the starting catcher in Chiefs' championship season of 2012, hitting an overall .303 while delivering several late inning clutch hits…..Team player calls one of the best games in the ICL.....Spent his sophomore season of 2011 at Division 2 power Southern New Hampshire of the Northeast-10.....Hit an overall .216 for the Chiefs in 2011 while catching in 29 games…...Was the catcher on the highly successful Eastern Massachusetts Senior Babe Ruth all-star squad that appeared in the World Series after claiming the New England Championship in 2010.....Former Greater Boston League all-star, Nick excelled in both baseball and hockey during his high school career at Cambridge Rindge & Latin.....Is the younger brother of former Chiefs' shortstop and former Bridgeport University captain Nate Leva....Grew up wearing the Chiefs uniform....Nick ascending from a bullpen catcher to a starter in 2012....Will begin his second season in the player/assistant coach role.... 



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MIKE DICATO (RHP-UTL)
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Hometown: Winthrop, MA College: UMass-Amherst
CURRENTLY INACTIVE
Saw action primarily as a position player in 2017 appearing in 25 games with 5 RBI's....Appeared in a team leading 34 games in 2016 and ed the pitching staff in regular season appearances with 10 and posted a 4-2 record with an ERA of 3.35......Also saw action in an additional 24 games as a positional player in 2016 and batted .333....Led the team in 2015 in overall pitching appearances with 14 and innings pitched in the regular season with 47.2 while posting a 3-2 record including the post season....Mike is a among the longest tenured Chiefs, having made his debut twelve seasons ago along with current teammates Mike Andre and Jared Freni in 2006....Had a big part of the Chiefs' second championship in three years in 2014 and is perhaps the most valuable member of the roster with the ability to play anywhere......Has been a member of the starting rotation, can relieve or close, as well as play all infield and outfield positions…..Made nine pitching appearances in 2014 and had a 2-2 record with an overall ERA 2.10 in 40 innings.....Also played in 16 games as a positional player in 2014 and hit .316 with 6 RBI..... In 2013, was on the mound nine times and compiled a 3-4 record with an impressive 2.00 ERA and also appeared in 21 games as a positional player…..Is among the Chiefs’ all-time career leaders in all pitching categories including; sixth in wins (32), third in appearances (101), fifth in strikeouts (283), and fourth in innings pitched (425)…..Was the Chiefs' first baseman in the championship series of 2012 while filling in for the injured Peter Copa…..Six time ICL all-star in 2006, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015…..Had a nine strikeout no-hitter against Mooney on July 9, 2009.....Went 4-1 in 2010 with an ERA of 2.06 in nine appearances.... Topped the staff in 2009 going 6-4 in 62.1 innings with another good ERA of 2.13.... Completed brilliant career at UMass-Amherst in 2009 appearing in 50 games as a pitcher .....Took a no-hitter into the ninth inning of the Beanpot Championship against Boston College at Fenway Park in 2009…..Two time captain at Malden Catholic and led the Lancers to a D-1 state title in 2003 .....Former Catholic Conference MVP.... Earned All-Scholastic selection in 2005 from the Boston Globe and Boston Herald


ANDREW CHIN (LHP)
Andrew Chin

Hometown: Newton, MA  College: Boston College   Professional: New York Yankees
CURRENTLY INACTIVE
Andrew began his Intercity League career in 2017 appearing in 10 games and posted an 0-2 record.....Pitched for the Boston College Eagles and was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 15th Round of the 2014 MLB draft......Played for two seasons in the Yankees organization and appeared in 21 games....Struck out 34 batters in 38 innings during his professional career with the Yankees.....Pitched for Team China in the 2017 World Baseball Classic then went 1-0 for Triois Rivieres of the Can-Am League earlier this season.....Ranked fourth all-time in career ERA at Boston College....Recorded wins over Clemson, with a complete game two-hitter, North Carolina & Maryland.....Struck out eight batters in 7.1 innings against #1 ranked Florida State.....Was first drafted in the fifth round by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2011 MLB Draft after a stellar career at Buckingham, Browne & Nichols ... Three-time first team All-ISL player from 2008-10 and led the Knights to the Independent School League title as a sophomore and junior.....TPX Second-Team Preseason High School All-American when BB&N went a perfect 20-0 in 2010 ... Was 7-0 with a 0.69 ERA as a junior..... Also pitched in the Cape Cod League for the Chatham Anglers.....Andrew is the youngest of Carol and Vern Chin's three children and lives in Newton, MA....



MIKE BARBATI (IF)
Barbati

Hometown: Melrose, MA College: Endicott College
CURRENTLY INACTIVE
Veteran second baseman will wear the Chiefs colors for tenth time in 2017......Appeared in 25 games last summer primarily at second base.....Started 32 games in 2015.....Mike made his seventh season as Chief in 2014 his best, winning the ICL's batting title with a career high .424 regular season average as well his second league championship in three years.....Has appeared in 274 games for the club since his rookie year of 2008……Hit an overall .247 in 2013 while appearing in 36 games….. Started 25 games at second base in 2012…..Started a career high 41 games in 2011 and was named to the ICL post season all-star team as a second baseman when he hit .260 in 113 at bats with 13 RBI........Delivered big game winning walk off single in game three of the 2011 Championship Series......Hit .200 and .205 in 2009 and 2010.....Mike played a utility role in 28 games for the Chiefs in his rookie year of 2008 hitting .313 .... Former Malden Catholic multi-sport star, he played four years at Endicott College where he graduated from in the spring of 2011……..Has the athletic ability to play any position.....Begins the 2017 season with 167 career hits and 80 career RBI, good for the 16th and 14th positions respectively on the Chiefs' all-time lists.....The Melrose, MA, native comes from a long family line of talented and highly respected athletes and coach
es....



CHAD CONNER (C)
Chad Conner 2017

Hometown: Bristow, OK    College: Texas Tech    Professional: San Francisco Giants
Veteran catcher came aboard with the Chiefs organization way back in 2007….Made his Chiefs' debut on July 5, 2007 against the Wakefield....Has been limited over the last few seasons due to injuries….Missed all of 2016......Was limited to 10 at bats in 2015 and went 3 for 10 with a couple of RBI's.....Appeared in seven games during the championship season of 2014 and had a homer and seven RBI's......Caught ten games for the Chiefs in 2013 and batted .409 (9-22) with five RBI….Caught Rob Machado's no-hitter on June 30, 2011 and also homered in the game vs Reading at Tufts University.....Played at Texas Tech and then spent a few seasons in the San Francisco Giants organization……Chad is baseball instructor, administrator and coach….He served as Director of Baseball Operations at Marshall University in 2009….Spent a few summers coaching in the Cape Cod League with the Brewster….Also involved with Farm Academy Baseball and USA Baseball in 2013….



JACOB MCGILL (IF)
Jacob McHill
Hometown: Derry, NH College: Pinkerton


 
 
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