Indian Baseball Opens Playoffs Today

May 3, 2013

The Stephens County Indian baseball team will open play in the state AAAA tournament later today.

Stephens County will host Alexander High School in a best-of-three first round baseball playoff series that starts with a doubleheader this afternoon.

The Indians enter the game as the second seed from Region 8-AAAA with a record of 18-5 overall and 13-3 in the region. Stephens County tied for the region title with Eastside, but lost out on the top seed on a tiebreaker.

Alexander High School finished the season as the third seed out of Region 5-AAAA, with an overall record of 17-8 and a region record of 10-4.

Game 1 of the best-of-three series is today at the Reservation. It starts at 4 p.m. and Game 2 will follow about 20 minutes after the end of the first game.

If the two teams split today’s doubleheader, Game 3 is scheduled for Saturday at noon at the Reservation.

AM 630 WNEG will be on the air with today’s doubleheader beginning at 3:45 p.m. You can also listen to Indian baseball online at

The winner of this series will play either Region 7-AAAA champion Northwest Whitfield or Region 6-AAAA fourth-place team Grady in the second round.

In other state playoff baseball action involving Region 8-AAAA, top seed Eastside is hosting Troup County, third seed Walnut Grove is at Carrollton, and fourth seed Lanier is at Columbus.

Elsewhere in the area, Franklin County is hosting a first-round AAA state baseball playoff series today against Sonoraville. Franklin County finished second in Region 8-AAA.

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