Kelton Harre bats during the first game of the Hornets double header against Chester on July 11. The Hornets won the first game, but dropped game two.
The Nashville Hornets summer baseball team finished up their summer schedule by splitting a double header at home against Chester on July 11. The Hornets took the first game 12-2 in the first game, before the bats went cold in an 8-0 loss in the second game.
In game one the Hornets used a huge third inning to put away Chester 12-2 in five innings. Nashville got on the board quick with three runs in the first. After a scoreless second inning by both teams, Chester got on the board with a run in the top of the third to cut Nashville’s lead to two runs.
That would be as close as Chester would come the rest of the way as Nashville exploded for eight runs in the bottom half of the third. Terry Pelczynski, Kelton Harre, Cameron Parker, Todd Jahnke, and Pierce Paszkiewicz each had at least one RBI in the inning.
After Chester and Nashville each added a run in the fourth the game would head to the fifth with the Hornets ahead 12-2. In the fifth, Chester would get a runner on second with two outs, but Carson Parker made an unbelievable catch in center field to end the game, giving Nashville the 12-2 win.
Jahnke pitched the entire game for Nashville, racking up eight strikeouts in the win. At the plate, Carson Parker finished the game 3-3 with two runs scored and a hit by pitch. Harre and Cameron Parker each finished with two hits and a run scored. Paszkiewicz Jahnke, Alex Wuebbles, Brendan Baum, and Pelczynski each had a hit in the win. Jacob Rounds reached base via the walk.
In game two, Nashville’s bats went completely silent as they managed just four hits in an 8-0 loss in five innings. Chester scored in every inning, putting up two runs in the first second and third innings, and one run apiece in the fourth and fifth innings.
Harre, Patrick Combs, Jahnke, and Wuebbles had the lone hits in the game for Nashville.