Eastside Out-Slugs Stephens To Sweep Series

The Eastside Eagles defeated the Stephens County Indians for the second night in a row, out-slugging the Indians 16-14 in nine innings Tuesday at the Reservation.

Stephens County trailed by three going into the bottom of the seventh, but rallied to tie it at 13.

Then, Eastside scored three in the top of the ninth to take a 16-13 lead.

Ben Cleveland led off the bottom of the ninth with his ninth home run of the year to cut it to 16-14, but the Indians’ rally ended with the bases loaded.

The two teams combined for 30 runs, 35 hits, and six home runs.

Three of those home runs were by the Indians’ Logan Bell, who drove in a total of six runs.

Cleveland and Kain Hewitt also each added three RBI’s for Stephens County, while Evan Rumsey had three doubles and an RBI.

Drew Buckhault led Eastside with two home runs and five RBIs.

The Indians are now 16-7 overall on the year and 9-5 in Region 8-AAAA.

Meanwhile, Eastside keeps their playoff hopes alive by boosting their region record to 8-6.

Stephens County is back in action tonight on the road against the Johnson Knights.

First pitch is set for 5:55 p.m. from Johnson High School in Oakwood.

Air time is 5:45 p.m. on AM 630 WNEG and wnegradio.com.