Indians Drop Doubleheader in Baseball to Oconee

The Stephens County Indian baseball team dropped both games of a double header on Friday night in Watkinsville against Region 8-AAA opponent Oconee County.

In the first game, Ayden Garmon pitched six strong innings, allowing just two runs and striking out six. However, the Indians could only score one run as the Warriors won Game 1, 2-1.

After Stephens County scored first in the top of the second inning when Garrett Burgess came home when Nick Randall got hit by a pitch, Oconee County tied at 1 in the bottom of the third on a Landon Tate sacrifice fly.

A Kyle Strickland sacrifice fly brought home the winning run for the Warriors in the bottom of the fifth, as the Indians’ Colby Fowler was stranded at third base when the final out was made in the top of the seventh.

Meanwhile in Game Two, Oconee County sent 17 men to the plate over the first two innings, scoring four runs each in the first and second innings and adding three more in the third on the way to a 12-2, six inning win. Kyle Strickland had a two-run home run for Oconee County in the second game.

Trailing 11-0 in the fourth, Colby Fowler got the Indians on the board with a two-run home run to make it 11-2. However, Oconee County ended the game on a bases load double in the bottom of the sixth to put the 10-run rule into effect.

Stephens County is now 7-11 on the year and 0-6 in region play, while Oconee County is 12-5 overall and 6-0 in the region.

The Indians return to the road Tuesday to visit East Jackson. First pitch is scheduled for 5:55 p.m. with air time on WNEG and set for 5:45 p.m.