SCHS Baseball Loses To Hart, JV Baseball Sweeps Banks

The second Stephens County Indians’ baseball game of 2013 did not go quite as well as the season opener.

Hart County scored in four of the five innings to cruise to a 14-2 win over Stephens County in varsity non-region baseball action Friday at the Reservation.

The Bulldogs, who were looking for their first win of the season after four losses, pounded out 12 hits.

Meanwhile, Stephens County could only manage three hits for the game. Two of those hits went to Ryan Cleveland. The senior first baseman drove in a run with a single in the first inning and homered to lead off the third inning.

For Hart County, Catcher Matt Boy had three RBIs and senior Jon Carpenter knocked in two runs to lead the offense.

The Indians used four pitchers for the game. Sophomore Tristan Powell started and went two innings. Powell was followed by Josh Slate and Max Thomas. Thomas finished the last 1 and 1/3 innings with three strikeouts.  Mason Long also pitched for Stephens County.

Dustin Gibson pitched the first two innings for Hart County, while Brady Graham finished out and pitched the final three frames.

Hart County is now 1-4 on the season, while the Indians are 1-1.

Stephens County returns to action Thursday night in Carnesville against Franklin County. Thursday’s game is the first of a three-game set between the Lions and Indians. Thursday and Friday’s games will be in Carnesville with the series finale taking place Saturday at the Reservation in Toccoa.

First pitch Thursday is scheduled for 5:55 p.m. from Carnesville with airtime scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on AM 630 WNEG and

Meanwhile in JV baseball, Stephens County took two from Banks County, winning both games by ten-plus runs Saturday in a doubleheader at home. The scores are 16-1 and 16-6.