SCHS Varsity, JV Baseball Both Win
The Stephens County Indians won their fourth game in a row Tuesday by edging Elbert County’s Blue Devils 3-1 at the Reservation.
Elbert County scored first on an RBI single in the second inning by left fielder Alan Bradford.
Meanwhile, Blue Devil starting pitcher Steven Webb did not allow a hit until Davis McCall led off the bottom of the fourth inning with a double. Mason Long knocked him in with a single to tie the game.
Stephens County scored the go-ahead run in the fifth inning without a hit. Luke Gibbs was hit by a pitch, stole both second and third base, and then came home on a groundout by Easton Davis.
Logan Bell drove in the final run in the sixth inning with an RBI double.
Stephens County senior Austin Lord pitched a complete game for the win, allowing just three hits and striking out ten. Lord retired the last 12 hitters he faced.
Webb took the loss for Elbert County, pitching five innings.
Elbert County drops to 6-3 on the season, while the Indians are now 5-1.
Stephens County baseball returns to action Friday when the Indians travel to Ellijay to take on Gilmer County. Game time is 5:55 p.m. with airtime on AM 630 WNEG and wnegradio.com set for 5:45 p.m.
Meanwhile, in JV baseball, Stephens County defeated Cedar Shoals 22-3 Tuesday in three innings. The JV Indians are now 7-1 on the season.