Indian Baseball Beats Lanier

Senior Austin Lord won his sixth game of the year on the mound and drove in five runs at the plate as the Stephens County Indians drilled the Lanier Longhorns 12-2.

The game was called after six innings because of the 10-run rule.

Lord gave up a run in the first inning and a run in the sixth inning. He allowed only four hits and struck out four.

Max Thomas started the Indians’ scoring with a grand slam home run in the bottom of the first inning. Lord then drove in a couple of runs with a double in the third. Josh Slate drove in a run in the fifth inning and Lord sent everyone home in the sixth with a bases loaded double.

For Lanier, junior Kameron Doster lost his first game of the year, going five innings.

Stephens County runs its record to 11-3 overall and 6-1 in Region 8-AAAA. Lanier is 11-4 overall and 4-1 in region play.

The two teams play again Wednesday, this time at Lanier. First pitch Wednesday is set for 5:55 p.m. with air time on AM 630 WNEG and set for 5:45 p.m.

Meanwhile, AM 630 WNEG and will be broadcasting Stephens County’s junior varsity game this evening at home against the Madison County JV squad. First pitch tonight is 5:55 p.m. and airtime on AM 630 WNEG and will be 5:45 p.m.