Horton No-Hits Indians in Bulldogs Win

Hart County pitcher Trey Horton fired a no-hitter and struck out nine as the Bulldogs beat Stephens County 5-1 in the first of a three game region 8-AAA series Tuesday evening at The Reservation.

The Indians actually took the lead in the bottom of the first inning on a walk and two Hart County errors.

Hart County answered with a run in the second inning on no hits, and three runs in the top of the third on three singles and an error. The Bulldogs picked up an insurance run in the top of the seventh.

Both teams endured a thirty minute lightning delay after three innings.

The delay didn’t seem to faze Horton who retired 19 of the last 20 batters he faced.

Cruz Mullinix pitched the first three innings, giving up four runs on four hits and striking out four. Ayden Garmon came in after the lightning delay and finished out the game, going four innings, giving up just one run, and striking out four

The Indians are now 8-14 on the season and 2-8 in Region play. Hart County, who has been rated by two sources as the #1 AAA baseball team in the state, goes to 18-5 and 8-2 in the region.

The two teams meet Friday in Hartwell for the series ending double-header, starting at 5 P.M. Air time on WNEG Friday afternoon will be 4:45 P.M.