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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Tecumseh baseball loses two

  • The Savages lost to Seminole and Newcastle at home on Saturday.
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  • TECUMSEH – The Tecumseh Savages lost a pair of games at home on Saturday, falling to Seminole 7-4 in their first contest before losing a slugout with Newcastle 14-11 in their second game.
    The Savages (10-19) were down to the Chieftains before they even got to bat for the first time as Seminole (17-8) scored four in the top of the first inning. The Chieftains took advantage of two errors, two walks and a hit batter.
    The Savages bounced back with three runs of their own in the bottom of the inning. Rylan Pierce and Micah Sanchez started things off with base hits before Tecumseh took advantage of two errors to plate three runs and get back in the game.
    Seminole added a run in the fourth, but Pierce singled, advanced on a wild pitch, and scored on a base hit by Easton Marrs made it 5-4 after five innings.
    Seminole’s Doc Harvey added the knockout blow for the Chieftains in the top of the sixth, driving in two with a double to left field for the final margin.
    In the loss to the Pacers Tecumseh pitching issued eight walks and hit a pair of batters, falling behind early for their 10th loss in their last 12 games.
    Pierce had a solo home run and a single, while Jeffrey Shafer went 3-for-4 with three RBIs for the Savages. The Pacers scored five runs in the second and built an 8-2 lead after four innings.
    The Savages came back with five in the fifth and four more in the sixth before Newcastle scored four in the seventh to finish things.
    In the other game of the day the Pacers scored eight runs in the second inning of a 12-0 run-rule win over Seminole.
    Tecumseh will host Meeker at 4:30 Monday with the J.V. game played first followed by Senior Night festivities.

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