The SEC White softball title will be decided Friday afternoon when the Bulldogs travel to Monroe to take on the SEC Red champion Trojans in a crossover game.
The Bulldogs will need a win to clinch a share of the SEC White title with Tecumseh after splitting a pair of games in a doubleheader Thursday.
Chelsea bats were booming in a wild first game a the Bulldogs blew past the Splitters 15-8.
Lincoln took a 1-0 lead in the first, but a two-run home by Maddie Vasquez and run scoring single by Maddie Kemp made it 3-1 Bulldogs.The Splitters answered with six runs in the bottom of the third to retake the lead 7-3.
The Bulldogs bats came to life in the fourth with Vasquez smacking a two-run homer to make it 7-6. Peighton Root made it back to back jacks with a sol shot to tie the game at seven and Chelsea was not done. A Kemp single, Allison Hale double and walk loaded the basses and Kiersten Anstead cleared them with a grand slam to make it 11-7. The Bulldogs reloaded the bases and Root drove in a run with a single and Kemp drove in two with a hit to make it 14-7 after the 11 run inning.
Things would settle down and Chelsea would claim the 15-8 win.
Root led the offense with four hits and three RBI, while Kemp had three hits and three RBI. Vasquez finished with the two home runs, giving her 14 on the season and four RBI. Anstead added two hits and four RBI, Sydnee Liedel, Hayley Townsend, and Hale two hits each. Kemp struck out four and earned the win in the circle.
After falling behind in the second game the Bulldogs battled back to tie the game at three, but four unearned runs cost the Bulldogs as Lincoln pulled out a 7-3 win.Kemp led the offense with three hits and Maddy Scheese a hit and RBI.
The Bulldogs improved to 17-2 in the SEC White. They will need to defeat Monroe Friday to claim at least a share of the title with Tecumseh (17-2). The Indians still have a game with Skyline.