Worth Walrod, Pat Maher, and Dan Haverty combined on a two-hit shutout when the #3 Watertown Reds beat the #2 Wakefield Merchants 13-0 on Monday night at Morelli Field. With the win the Reds take the best of five semifinal series 3-1. The Reds now move on to the Intercity League’s Championship Series against either #4 Alibrandis or the #1 Lexington Blue Sox.
The Reds scored nine times in the bottom of the second inning and unleashed a 14 hit attack led by Dan Chaisson’s three hits, four RBI, and second home run of the postseason. Walrod picked up the win, going four innings in the game.
The now 22-12 Reds will be making the third trip in franchise history to the ICL finals and will be looking for their first championship. They last appeared in the finals in 2010 when they lost to the Blue Sox. In 2006 they were defeated by the Cassell Club in three games after beating the Blue Sox in the semifinal round.
The first game of the best of five championship series is expected to be played on Thursday. Once the Reds opponent is determined the days and times of the finals will be posted here.
Albrandis and the Blue Sox will play game five of their series tonight (Tuesday) in Lexington at 8:00 PM.