Indian Baseball Sweeps Hart in Saturday Doubleheader
The Stephens County Indian baseball team swept a doubleheader from the Hart County Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon, winning the games by scores of 2-1 and 7-2.
In the first game, the Indians spotted Hart County a run in the top of the fifth inning.
But after that, Davis McCall started a rally by getting on base by way of an error. That was followed by a wild pitch that moved McCall to second.
Mason Long then singled McCall home and Logan Bell followed by smashing a double to center, scoring Long.
Josh Slate struck out seven in 5 1/3 innings, allowing just two hits. Long followed that with one inning of work and Kain Hewitt got the final two outs to preserve the win.
Moving to the second game, the Indians scored two runs each in the third, fourth, and fifth innings, then picked up an insurance run in the seventh.
Hart County scored both of its runs in the fourth inning off of sophomore Evan Rumsey, who was making his first start of the year.
Tristen Powell came in to relieve Rumsey with one out in the seventh inning and pitched out of a bases loaded jam to preserve the win.
Logan Bell had three hits and two RBIs for Stephens County in Game Two, while Konnor Quick and Kooper Briley each had a hit and an RBI for the Indians.
Stephens County is now 7-1 on the season.
The two teams will play the third game in their series Wednesday in Hartwell.
Game time is 5:55 p.m. with air time on AM 630 WNEG and wnegradio.com set for 5:45 p.m.