Chelsea tops Talladega in area contest

Chelsea High School junior Alex Dean throws to first base in the Hornets' 13-3 win over Talladega in a Class 5A, Area 7 contest March 22. (Contributed/Cari Dean)

FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Chelsea High School baseball team bounced back from its offensive struggles in the Lake Martin Classic by beating Talladega 13-3 in Class 5A, Area 7 action March 22.

Chelsea jumped out to an early lead by scoring nine runs in the top of the first inning. The Hornets, who improved to 3-0 in Class 5A, Area 7, added four runs in the second inning. Talladega scored one run in the first inning and two runs in the fifth inning.

Tripp Hobbs threw only 52 pitches in his fifth complete game of the season, giving up two earned runs on four hits with 7 strikeouts.

Eli Bashour led the Hornets at the plate as he finished 3-for-3 with two doubles. Bashour drove in six runs in the victory.

Hunter Picklesimer finished 2-for-3 and drove in four runs. Alex Dean went 2-for-3 with a double and drove in a run.

Jake Campbell finished 1-for-3 with a double and drove in a run. Joey Mock went 2-for-4 and scored a run.