Saline Sweeps Chelsea, Improves to 32-3

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 05/28/2017 - 18:14
Saline senior Jake Finkbeiner drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh as Saline defeated Chelsea 2-1 in the second game of Friday's doubleheader.

Saline swept a doubleheader from Chelsea Friday, 5-1 and 2-1. Saline improved to 32-3.

The Hornet pitching was strong in both games.

Paul Kiyabu was the winning pitcher in the opener. He went four innings, giving up four hits and two walks while striking out two. He gave up one run. Kellan Huang pitched three scoreless innings for the save. Huang gave up three hits and struck out four.

Saline had nine hits off Chelsea’s two pitchers. Sean Millspaugh (2-for-3) and Jake Finkbeiner (2-for-4) lead the attack. Sean O’Keefe had an RBI double and Cole Daniels drove in two runs with a hit.

Saline scored two runs in the first inning and never looked back.

In the second game Ted Eppinga gave Saline six strong innings on the hill. He gave up no runs, no walks and one hit. Reliever Justin Flanagan got roughed up a little bit in the top of the seventh, but giving up a run on two hits, but he was credited with the win.

Jake Finkbeiner singled home Tristan Marian in the bottom of the seventh to win the game for Saline.

Saline led 1-0 in the second when Cole Daniels led off with a homerun to right field.

Ryan Foley (2-for-4) was the only Saline batter with two hits.

Saline hosts the district 13 baseball tournament this week. At 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Saline will play the winner of the Pioneer-Belleville game. Ypsilanti will take on Huron or Lincoln in the other district semifinal. The championship game will be played that day.

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