Indian Baseball Drops Pair of Games on Saturday

The Stephens County Indian baseball team will look to bounce back this week following a tough day over the weekend at Habersham Central.

Saturday, the Indians dropped both games of their doubleheader in Demorest, losing to Gainesville 8-7 and Habersham Central, 11-2.

In the first game, the Indians fell behind 6-2 before scoring three runs in the fifth inning and two more in the sixth inning to take a 7-6 lead. Garrett Burgess had a pair of two-run doubles in the comeback and Patrick Murray added an RBI single. However, Gainesville scored twice in the top of the seventh and held on for the 8-7 win.

Cruz Mullinix took the loss in relief, while Anthony Lugo picked up the win for the Red Elephants.

In the second game, Habersham batted around in the second inning to wipe out an early Indian lead. The Raiders scored six runs to turn to a 1-0 deficit into a 6-1 lead they would not relinquish. They added another five runs in the sixth inning on their way to the 11-2 win.

Ayden Garmon and Colby Fowler had RBI hits for the Indians in the second game. Garmon took the loss on the mound, while Hunter Tatum picked up the win.

Stephens County is now 0-3 on the young baseball season. The Indians will look to pick up their first win on Tuesday when they travel to Gainesville. Air time is 5:45 p.m. with first pitch scheduled for 5:55 p.m. on WNEG and