Tribe pounds Bulldogs
Tecumseh’s varsity baseball team swept visiting Chelsea on Thursday, April 27, winning the first game 9-2 and the second 2-0.
Jacob Britt pitched the entire seven innings to pick up the win in game one. He gave up two earned runs on five hits while walking one and striking out 10. He also led the Indians offense with three hits including two doubles and a home run for three RBI.
Brad Vannatter added a pair of hits for Tecumseh and scored two runs while Jared Powell had two hits including a double while also scoring two runs. Eric Eldred added two hits for Tecumseh.
The Indians produced just four hits in game two but they were enough to pick up the sweep. Britt, Michael Skelton, Max Patterson and Nick Cowen each had hits but Vannatter scored both runs after drawing two walks and stealing two bases.
Phil Carey went the complete distance for the shutout, giving up nothing in the way of runs or walks while allowing four hits and striking out two.
“Jacob and Phil did a great job throwing strikes today,” said Bullinger. “We didn’t hit the ball as well that second game, but our defense made plays behind Phil who pitched to contact.”
The Indians improved to 11-2 overall and 3-2 in the Southeast Conference with the wins. Tecumseh’s doubleheader at home against Ann Arbor Huron was cancelled due to wet fields. The Tribe was scheduled to play next at Lincoln on Thursday, May 5.