Chelsea Baseball Rolls Past Tecumseh

The sweep of Tecumseh by the Chelsea baseball team may not have shocked some people, but the way they did it is a bit surprising.

The Bulldogs rolled to a pair of huge SEC White wins, taking down the Indians 12-1 and 8-2.

Chelsea entered the contest ranked seventh in D2, while Tecumseh was third, but it was all Chelsea Monday.

Tecumseh started highly touted pitcher Cameron Wagoner, who has had college and pro scouts looking at him all season.

The Bulldogs were on him from the start, scoring 11 runs, with six hits and the help of four walks in just three innings of work for Wagoner. He was off from the start, giving up three walks in the first inning alone. Two costly errors by the Indian defense helped the Bulldogs as they scored five first-inning runs with just one hit, a leadoff single by Owen Brown.

A Hunter Lay sacrifice fly in the second made it 6-1 and the Bulldogs knocked Wagoner from the mound with five more runs, on a two-run single by Lay, and run-scoring singles by Brown and Joe Taylor.

While the Chelsea offense was putting runs on the board, junior Carson Robinson was doing the job on the mound.

Robinson struck out four and allowed just four hits as the Bulldogs rolled to the five-inning mercy win.

Brown, Gavin Bell, and Parker Shaw had two hits each to lead the offense, while Lay had a hit and three RBI. Quinn Starkey added a hit and two RBI, and Taylor a hit and RBI.

Another big first inning boosted the Bulldogs in the second game as they put four runs on the board for a 4-1 lead after one. Robinson drove in a run with a single and Tecumseh helped with a bases-loaded walk and a two-run error.

Lay drove in a run with a single in the fourth to make it 5-1 and the Bulldogs put the game away with three runs in the sixth.

Robinson was 3-3 at the plate with an RBI to lead the offense. Lay had two hits and an RBI, while Starkey added two hits and Taylor a hit and RBI.

Hunter Neff earned the win with two strikeouts in four innings of work and Brown went the final three innings for the save, striking out three.

Chelsea improved to 13-1 in the SEC White, while Tecumseh dropped to 9-5. The teams will meet for a single game Wednesday in Tecumseh.

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