The Chelsea baseball team handed SEC White leading Tecumseh its first league loss of the season in an 11-inning marathon Wednesday.

The win came after two close losses to the Indians in a doubleheader Monday and improved the Bulldogs to 3-4 in the SEC White.

Chelsea scored four runs in the second with just one hit, thanks to four Tecumseh errors and a hit batter for a 4-0 lead.

Tecumseh answered with three in the third and two more in the fourth to take a 5-4 lead.

Another Tecumseh error plated a run for the Bulldogs to tie the game at five in the fifth.

Tecumseh took the lead with a run in the top of the seventh, but the Bulldogs tied in with an RBI single by Preston Paoletti to score Nate Christian to send the game into extra innings.

The Indians threatened in the 10th, but Luke Anstead picked off the Tecumseh runner at third base to end the inning.

In the bottom of the 11th, Anstead and Jimmy Sciackitano walked to start the inning and Christian reached on an infield single to load the bases with no-one out. A pop out to short left the bases loaded, but Paoletti walked on four pitches to plate Anstead with the winning run.

Paoletti led the offense with two hits and three RBI.

Christian had two hits and two RBI and Anstead two hits and two runs scored. Logan Hoyt-Tracy and Calvin Decker each had a hit and run scored.

Christian earned the win with one inning pitched, striking out two.

The Bulldogs came up short in the opener of the doubleheader Monday, falling to the Indians 3-2.

Tecumseh took a 1-0 lead in the fourth, but Chelsea took the lead with a two-run double by Christian that scored Will McCalla and Decker for a 2-1 lead.

Tecumseh bounced back with two in the bottom of the fifth to retake the lead 3-2.

Chelsea started the seventh with a single, but the runner was picked of first. Sciackitano then singled, but the game ended with a foy out and ground out.

Christian finished with two hits and two RBI, while McCalla and Dexter each had a hit and run scored.

Anstead went the distance, striking out eight and allowing four hits, but took the loss.

The Bulldogs dropped the night-cap 10-8 in a game that was called after six innings.

Anstead had two hits and an RBI, and Paoletti to hits and three runs scored to lead the offense. Hoyt-Tracy added two hits and two runs scored, McCalla a hit and RBI, and Max Herter a hit and run scored.

The Bulldogs are 7-9-1 overall on the season and host Grass Lake in a doubleheader Saturday.

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