The Stephens County Indian baseball team needed only four innings to dispatch to the Johnson Knights 16-0 Wednesday at Johnson High School in Gainesville.
The Indians picked up their second straight region shutout and third of the season as Kain Dyer-Hewitt pitched three dominate innings, allowing jut one hit while striking out five and walking one. Ryan Cleveland closed the door on the Knights by striking out the side in the last half of the fourth.
Stephens County’s offense scored runs in every inning, but exploded for nine runs in the deciding third inning. The Indians sent 14 batters to the plate and the inning was highlighted by Ryan Cleveland’s three-run home run.
Cleveland and Dyer-Hewitt also led the charge offensively for the Indians. Cleveland went 2 for 4 with his home run and an RBI single. Dyer-Hewitt also hit a two-run homerun and a two-run single. Davis McCall also went 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs.
With the win, Stephens County improves to 9-3 overall and 4-1 in Region 8-AAAA.
The Indians welcome Johnson to the Reservation Friday with first pitch scheduled for 5:55 p.m. Air time on AM 630 WNEG and wnegradio.com is set for 5:45 p.m.