As Andover strikes alongside this season, it’s proving to be a prime Div. 1 contender.
Chase Lembo fired an entire sport, permitting three earned runs whereas additionally connecting on a key two-run triple as Andover defeated Chelmsford, 8-4, on Friday afternoon at Ayotte Field.
Andover (8-3) has now defeated Central Catholic, Lawrence, and the Lions to take management within the MC Large.
“Great team effort all around today,” Andover coach PJ Farnham mentioned. “We just played a good team and that’s a great pitcher in Braydon Gray we faced.”
After Chelmsford (7-3) grabbed the lead, 3-2, within the backside of the fourth on a Jack Blaine sacrifice fly Andover took management.
In the highest of the fifth the Golden Warriors answered for 2 runs as Tyler Walles drilled a two-run single to provide Andover a 4-3 lead.
After Lembo got here by means of with shutdown fifth and sixth innings, Andover gained separation. A stroll and error ended Gray’s day, and Braeden Archambault related on an RBI single to place Andover on prime 5-3.
Lembo then dealt the massive blow, launching a two-run triple to place Andover on prime 7-3.
Evan Brenner capped off the Andover offensive barrage with an RBI single, his third hit of the day.
“Chase was a great competitor for us today,” Farnham mentioned. “Evan stepped up with some huge hits. Overall just happy with the way we played.”
In addition to Brenner, John Bessette and Walles additionally collected multiple-hit video games for Andover.
For Chelmsford, the sport represented a setback. The Lions had received 5 straight within the lead-up to Friday’s matchup, together with sweeping the MVC Small its first time by means of the division.
Andover has now received seven of its final eight video games, with its solely defeat approaching Tuesday to rival North Andover.