Indians Come From Behind To Beat Lions In 10

March 6, 2014

A bases loaded throwing error in the bottom of the 10th inning gave the Stephens County Indians a 7-6 win over the Franklin County Lions Wednesday in baseball action at the Reservation.

The Indians had to come from behind twice in the contest, which was the third in a three-game series between the two teams.

Franklin County gained a 3-0 lead by the top of the third inning, but Stephens County tied it in the bottom of the third.

Then, the Lions went ahead 6-4 and carried that lead into the bottom of the seventh inning when Ben Cleveland followed a lead-off error with a home run to center field to tie the game at 6.

Both teams battled through three extra innings of baseball.

Stephens County then loaded the bases in the bottom of the 10th inning when Evan Rumsey’s ground ball was thrown past the first baseman to end the game.

The Indians pounded out 15 hits, while Franklin County had 11.

Mason Long pitched five innings of relief to take the win.

Kain Hewitt started and went five innings for the Indians, striking out seven.

Bryson Cornett took the loss in relief for Franklin County.

Stephens County is now 5-1 on the season after taking two of three from FranklinCounty, who drops to 1-7.

The Indians begin a three-game series with Hart County in Hartwell on Friday.

First pitch is set for 5:55 p.m. with air time on AM 630 WNEG and wnegradio.com set for 5:45 p.m.

 

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