Chelsea had no answer for Nathan Dorsey’s pitching brilliance.
The senior kept the Green Dragons off balance all night, throwing a no-hitter while striking out 11 and allowing three walks as Sequoyah ended its 11-game losing streak with an 8-0 home victory Friday night. Dorsey threw 49 strikes on 88 pitches through five innings.
He also notched the biggest offensive play for the Eagles, scoring Elyas Jano and Brett Burks on a 2-RBI triple to right field in the first inning to increase the lead to 3-0. It was the first of two triples for Sequoyah, with Burks hitting one of his own in the fourth, making the score 7-0.
Burks co-led the Eagles at the plate alongside Jano with a 2-for-2 outing that included an RBI double one at-bat before Dorsey’s triple for the game’s opening run.
The Eagles closed the first with a 4-0 advantage after Jagger Dunfee grounded into a fielder’s choice, scoring Dorsey. Jano tacked on another run in the second with a single to center field.
Sequoyah didn’t score in the third but made up for it with three runs in the fourth, two of which came on an error and an RBI groundout from Dunfee.
Paul Smith took the loss for Chelsea, allowing five hits, seven runs and four walks with two strikeouts on 73 pitches through three innings.
The loss stretched the Green Dragons’ losing streak to eight games.
SPERRY 4, SEQUOYAH 2: Although Sequoyah outhit the Pirates by three, it failed to register big plays late.
The Eagles loaded the bases with two outs in the bottom of the seventh on singles from Jesse Razor, Jacob Murray and Trey Burks, but an untimely fly out ended their desperate comeback bid in a 4-2 home loss against Sperry on Saturday. They also committed eight errors compared to the Pirates’ one.
Sequoyah overcame an early 2-0 deficit, tying the score in the third on a Trey Burks sacrifice fly and an RBI single from Jano, but Sperry eventually scored the game-winning run in the fifth when Easton Guest singled in Tobin Brummett. Guest was at it again in the seventh, providing the Pirates an insurance run thanks to an RBI double to center field.
Britton Kirkendoll opened the scoring for Sperry in the first when he drove in Brady Benham with a groundout. Mason Dunn increased that advantage to 2-0 the following frame, scoring Jayden Bridgeman with a double to right field.
Dunn proved troublesome on the mound as well, earning the win with three strikeouts while allowing four hits, no runs and no walks on 51 pitches through four innings.
Razor led Sequoyah, which finished with seven hits, with a 2-for-3 performance at the plate.
Trey Burks struck out five Pirates but took the loss for the Eagles, surrendering three runs on three hits and a walk on 102 pitches through six innings.