Chiefs Baseball Buries Benjamin

Matthew Leto, Sports Editor

Preseason baseball opened up Tuesday night, and the Chiefs slugged the Benjamin Buccaneers 11-3. The Chiefs were pumped and ready to open up the season. Senior Malik Lissone started the game and pitched three innings giving up no hits and striking out 3 batters.

Lissone was lights out on the mound, and Seniors Sebastian Campos and Kyle Swaters pitched well in relief and held the game in check. Campos surrendered all three runs in three’s innings pitched, while Swaters closed the door in the top of the 7th, ending the game on a pick-off to second.

The Chiefs broke the game open in the bottom of the third when Juniors Bradley Terry and Matthew Restivo got on base to begin the inning. Junior A.J. Orrico drove in both players to jump out to a 2-0 lead.

The Chiefs’ offense didn’t stop there. They scored 5 in the 4th inning, started by Swaters who drew a walk, and proceeded to steal second and third and went on to score the first run in the inning.

The Chiefs also scored 4 more runs in the 6th inning, totaling 11 runs against a stout Benjamin team.

Junior Bradley Terry shed light on his two run single in the 4th inning.

“The hit felt amazing, to know know that my teammates can count on me,” Terry said. “There’s nothing better than knowing I can deliver clutch hits.”