Indians Score 11 in 4th to Pull Away, Beat Lumpkin Co.
The Stephens County Indian baseball team is still undefeated in region play after using an 11-run fourth inning outburst to break open a tie game and defeat Lumpkin County Friday 12-1 in five innings.
With the game tied at 1 through three innings, the Indians sent 14 men to the plate in the top of the fourth inning and scored 11 runs on six hits.
Ben Cleveland provided the big blows, hitting two monster three-run home runs in the inning, one to left field and the other to right-center field, to knock in six of the runs.
Josh Slate added a two-run single in the inning, while Logan Bell and Davis McCall each had RBI singles and Mason Long got an RBI by drawing a bases loaded walk.
Tristen Powell made the big inning stand up, scattering one run and five hits over four innings to pick up the win for the Indians.
McCall pitched a one-two-three fifth inning to finish off the Stephens County win.
Joel Crotzer gave up five runs in 3 1/3 innings to take the loss for Lumpkin County.
Lumpkin’s lone run came in the bottom of the first when a Timmy Summersett RBI single gave them a 1-0 lead.
Stephens County tied it at one in the top of the third on a McCall RBI sacrifice fly, setting the stage for the 11-run fourth.
Stephens County is now 10-2 overall on the year and 3-0 in Region 8-AAAA.
Lumpkin County falls to 8-4 overall and 1-2 in the region.
The two teams will face off again Monday at the Reservation.
First pitch is set for 5:55 p.m. and air time on AM 630 WNEG and wnegradio.com is set for 5:45 p.m.