Season Ends For Indians
The Stephens County Indians Baseball season came to an end earlier this afternoon at the Reservation falling to LaGrange 5-3 and losing the AAAA 1st round series 2 games to 1.
The Indians had 7 hits to the Grangers 4, but a big 3rd inning and steady pitching by LaGrange’s Charles Crawford were the difference. Crawford pitched the complete game allowing 3 runs on 7 hits and striking out 4.
Stephens County got on the board first in the top of the 3rd inning when Carson Brock doubled and scored on a Dawson Sorrells single.
The Grangers scored 4 runs in the bottom of the inning on just 2 hits, but took advantage of a walk, hit by pitch, error, and wild pitch.
Stephens County cut the lead to 4-3 in the top of the 4th inning. Cayden Maxwell reached on an error, Davis Swenson doubled home Maxwell, and Ridge Adams singled home Swenson.
LaGrange added a run in the bottom of the inning and that would be all of the scoring.
Gabe White pitched 4 innings allowing 4 earned runs and struck out 3. Josh Henshaw faced the minimum in 2 innings of relief and struck out 2.
The Indians put together a winning streak at the end of the season to finish 2nd in Region-8 and Stephens County head coach Greg McCall praised his team’s resolve down the stretch. “I thought we played well these last two or three weeks. The kids played hard. Our backs were against the wall two weeks ago and ran off 6 straight wins and played this tradition rich program to the wall here.”
The Indians finished the season at 18-13-1 and McCall praised the senior class. “I can’t say enough about the group of seniors. Those 7 kids in their 3 varsity years tallied 60 wins. There are a lot of kids and programs that would love to have 60 wins in 3 years. This team revolved around that group of seven.”
The seven seniors are: Carson Brock, Aaron Chappelear, Ben Hobbs, Cayden Maxwell, Dawson Sorrells, Davis Swenson, and Gabe White.