Indians Split in Doubleheader

Stephens County’s Ayden Garmon scored on a passed ball with two out in the top of the seventh inning and the Indians came from behind to defeat the Habersham Central Raiders, 3-2, in the second game of a baseball doubleheader on Saturday in Demorest

After taking the lead in the top of the seventh, the Indians had to withstand a late Habersham charge by ending the game on a double play to keep the tying run from getting to third base.

Garmon got the win on the mound for the Indians, going six innings and allowing two runs while striking out eight. Nick Randall got the save. Rhett Addis, the third Habersham pitcher of the game, took the loss.

Also contributing offensively in the first game for Stephens County were Cruz Mullinix and Ian Rumsey, who each had RBI hits.

The win allowed the Indians to split their Saturday doubleheader after Gainesville beat Stephens County in the first game, 7-1.

Gainesville’s four-run fourth inning broke open a close game and the Indians only managed three hits against the Red Elephant pitchers Ethan Payne, who got the win, and Riley Valentine.

The Indians’ only run against Gainesville came when Ayden Garmon hit into a fielders’ choice to score Isaac McCollum. Cruz Mullinix took the loss in the first game for the Indians, pitching 3 2/3 innings and allowing six runs, striking out six.

Following Saturday’s doubleheader split, the Indian baseball team is 2-2 on the season. Stephens County travels to Cedar Shoals for their next game on Monday. Air time on WNEG is set for 5:30 p.m. Monday with first pitch scheduled for 5:45 p.m.