In a key SEC White baseball early-season showdown, Chelsea took two of three games from rival Dexter this week.
Both teams entered the week with 6-1 overall records, but it was the Bulldogs who came away with the series win.
The opener saw the arm of Carson Robinson and the bat of Hunter Lay carry Chelsea to victory.
Robinson struck out seven and allowed just three hits in six innings of work to pick up the win.
Lay had two hits, including a home run and drove in four runs to lead the Bulldogs offense.
Chelsea took a 4-0 lead after two innings, but Dexter threatened in the fourth. The Dreadnaughts loaded the bases on an infield single, an error, and a walk with nobody out. Kevin DeVoogd hit into a fielders choice to drive in a run to make it 4-1. Lay made a nice running catch of a pop-up down the left field line for the second out and Robinson got a strikeout to end the threat as he let out a yell on the mound as the inning ended.
Lay’s home run made it 5-1 in the fourth and they would add a run in the fifth and two in the sixth to put the game away.
The nightcap saw Dexter score nine runs in the 5th inning to rally for an 11-5 win. Back to back two-run doubles by Alex Mills and Andy Durand keyed the big inning for Dexter.
Durand finished with four hits and two RBI to lead the Dreads offense, while Mills finished with two hits and two RBI.
Ben Cabana earned the win on the mound for Dexter, striking out three. Hunter Neff, Gavin Bell, and Quinn Starkey each had two hits and an RBI for Chelsea.
The Bulldogs rallied for three runs in the sixth inning to take the rubber match 8-6 Wednesday.
Chase Kemp tied the game with an RBI groundout and Bell followed with a two-run single to give Chelsea an 8-6 lead and the win.
The Bulldogs only had three hits in the game and Dexter four, but the Dreadnaughts committed eight errors and Chelsea four in the game.
Bell earned the win in relief, striking out three had had a hit and two RBI to lead the offense. Mills had two hits and an RBI to lead Dexter.
Chelsea improved to 8-2 overall and 5-1 in the SEC White, while Dexter fell to 7-3 overall and 3-3 in the White.