The Stephens County Indian baseball team dropped the opening game of its two-game series with Lanier Wednesday, falling 7-5 to the Longhorns in Sugar Hill.
The Longhorns rallied from a 5-4 deficit in the bottom of the sixth, scoring three runs. The big hit was a two-run triple by Lanier’s Matthew Ramsey.
Indian starting pitcher Kain Hewitt picked up a no-decision, allowing four runs and six hits in five innings, striking out four.
Lanier starter Kam Doster went the distance to pick up the win, striking out eight and walking three while allowing five runs on eight hits.
Evan Rumsey had two hits and two RBIs for the Indians. Matthew Henson added an RBI single.
The Indians fall to 14-4 overall with the loss and 7-2 in the region.
Lanier is 13-6 overall and 7-3 in region play.
The two teams play again Friday in Toccoa at 5:55 p.m.
Air time on AM 630 WNEG and wnegradio.com is set for 5:45 p.m.