Indians Season ends at GAC

The baseball season came to an end Thursday night for the Stephens County Indians falling in a doubleheader 13-1, and 17-5 at Greater Atlanta Christian in Atlanta.

Both games were decided by the 10 run rule after five innings.

In game one, the Indians got on the board first in the top of the 2nd when Mason Roberts reached on an infield single, moved to second on Craig Thurmond’s walk, to third on a wild pitch, and scored on a passed ball.

The Spartans tied the score in the bottom of the inning on an Aaron Hobson home run.

The game fell apart for the Indians in the 3rd when the Spartans scored six runs aided by four Stephens County errors. The Spartans added six more runs in the 4th inning including a Grand Slam home run by pitcher Rhett Wells. Eli Durnell also had a home run for the Spartans.

Wells went all five innings and allowed only two Indians hits to pick up the win. Garrett Pless got the loss for the Indians.

In game two, Greater Atlanta Christian scored 17 runs on 15 hits including another home run by Wells, and 4 RBI’s from leadoff man Collin Helms to roll to the 17-5 victory.

The bright spot for the Indians came in the 2nd inning. Trailing 9-1, the Indians loaded the bases on three straight walks and all would cross the plate on Carson Worley’s Grand Slam home run.

Graham Stogner went all five innings and allowed just 4 hits to pick up the win for for the Spartans. Ayden Garmon took the loss for the Indians.

Greater Atlanta Christian improves to 23-8 on the season and advances to the 2nd round.

Stephens County’s season ends at 11-18. It was the final game at SCHS for eight seniors: Mason Roberts, Jacob Grafton, Issac McCollum, Hank Arrowood, Seth Jameson, William Rudeseal, Ian Rumsey, and Carson Boyd.

Two Region-8 teams advanced in the playoffs: Franklin County swept Westminster, and Hart County swept Redan. Oconee County was eliminated in two games by Sandy Creek.