By Mike Williamson – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Chelsea baseball team dropped its first SEC White league game in the opener of a doubleheader with Tecumseh Monday but bounced back to take the nightcap to improve to 7-1 in the conference.
The Bulldogs rallied late in the opener but could not overcome a five-run deficit, falling 6-5.
Tecumseh benefitted from three unearned runs to take a 6-1 lead after three innings.
Chelsea got one back in the 5th and in the seventh, they loaded the bases with two out. Grant Barrett was hit by a pitch to force home a run and make it 6-3. Carson Robinson then followed with a two-run single to cut the lead to 6-5 and put runners on the corners, but a strikeout ended the game.
Robinson had a hit and two RBI to lead the offense, while Thomas Steele had a hit, RBI, and two runs scored. Barrett took the loss on the mound, allowing six runs, just three earned, and striking out four.
The Indians took an early 1-0 lead with a run in the first of the nightcap, but Nick Christian gave the Bulldogs the lead in the second crushing a three-run homer to left for a 3-1 lead.
Chelsea got some insurance in the fifth on an RBI double by Hunter Neff, a run-scoring single by Robinson, and a two-run single by Parker Shaw. They added one more run in the 7th on a sac fly by Kyle Knight.
Christian earned the win on the mound, allowing four hits and one run in 6 2/3 innings of work.
Shaw finished with two hits and two RBI, while Robinson had two hits and an RBI. Hunter Lay had two hits and three runs scored, and Steele two hits. Christian added the home run and three RBI.