On a beautiful Spring afternoon the 2-5 Chelsea baseball team played host to the 5-3 Tecumseh Indians. Senior Collin Steinhauer started on the mound for the Bulldogs and he set down the first batter he faced with 3 straight strikes. But the Indians took advantage of a few miscues and quickly jumped to a 3-0 lead. Chelsea answered back at the bottom of the inning when Thomas Steele reached first on a single and was able to advance and eventually score on a fielders choice.
Neither team would score again until the third when Tecumseh had 6 hits which led to 3 more runs. Evan Hafley then took the mound for the Bulldogs and kept the Indians off the board but then the Indians added 3 more runs off 5 hits in the 5th inning to take a 9-1 lead. Try as they might the Chelsea bats just couldn’t get anything going.
Senior Matt Kimball finished the game on the mound for the Bulldogs and kept the Indians off the board. With a few minor substitutions in the bottom of the 7th the Bulldogs were able to get some base runners but were not able to take advantage.
Aaron Luci pitched the entire game for the Indians and finished with a 9-1 victory while only allowing 1 run on 2 hits and had 3 strikeouts while giving up 5 walks. Tecumseh host Onsted on Friday.
Chelsea’s only hits of the game came from Steele and Jake Rhodes who had a double. The 2-6 Bulldogs look to get back on the winning track at a quad meet this Saturday at home on Field 3 at 10 a.m.