Indians Sweep Lumpkin, Still Undefeated in Region Baseball

Senior left hander Josh Slate won his fifth game of the year as the Stephens County Indians beat the Lumpkin County Indians 8-2 Monday night at the Reservation.

Slate gave up two runs in 5 1/3 innings, striking out four and walking four.

Mason Long had three hits in the game, including a triple, and drove in a couple of runs.

Long also pitched in relief, getting out of a bases loaded jam in the sixth inning.

Freshman Kooper Briley had two RBIs without a hit, walking with the bases loaded in the second inning and hitting a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning.

With the win, Stephens County goes to 11-2 on the season and 4-0 in Region 8-AAAA play.

The Indians will travel to Calhoun on Friday for a non-region game.  Calhoun is the top team in the state in AA baseball.

First pitch on Friday in Calhoun is set for 6 p.m.  Air time on AM 630 WNEG and is set for 5:45 p.m.