SCHS Indians drop double-header against Hart County on Friday

The Stephens County Indians dropped a double-header to the Hart County Bulldogs Friday evening.  The first game was close, the second game…not so much.

Stephens County jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning of Game 1 after loading the bases.  Jacob Pruitt singled in a run and William Roush doubled in two more to give the Indians the lead.

That lead held until the sixth inning when Hart County started the inning with three straight singles.  One run scored on a wild pitch.  Two more scored on an infield error.  Neither team scored in the seventh inning leading to extra innings.

Paul Davis walked to lead off the top of the eighth for the Bulldogs.  One out later, catcher Riley Posey doubled to center field, driving in Davis for the tie-breaking run.

Hart County reliever Jake Dombrowsky struck out the side in the bottom of the inning to preserve the game.

Ayden Garmon pitched seven innings gave up four runs and struck out six in the loss.  Left hander Tyler Ayers got the win for Hart County.

In the nightcap, Nolan Dean scattered five hits as the Bulldogs blanked the Indians 6-0.  Craig Thurmond had two singles and a walk to lead Stephens County.

The loss gives the Indians a 3-9 record in the region and 11-14 overall.  Hart County gets over the .500 mark with a 13-12 record and 7-5 in region play.

The highlight of the evening was the recognition of members of the 1972 Stephens County Indians baseball team that was 8-AA East Champions that year, and finished the season 19-2 and after going 18-0 during the regular season.

The Indians will play host to Monroe Area this evening at 5:55PM.  Air time on WNEG Radio will be 5:45PM.