Slate, Bell Lead Indians To Win Over Lions

The Stephens County Indians used strong pitching from Josh Slate and a good offensive game from catcher Logan Bell to beat the Franklin County Lions 4-1 Monday in Carnesville.

Stephens County jumped ahead early when Franklin County’s Jesse Thomas booted a ground ball hit by Slate.

Then, Bell gave the Indians the lead for good with a two-out, two RBI double in the top half of the second inning.

Slate was stellar on the mound, pitching 5 1/3 innings of no-hit baseball.  He recorded 13 strikeouts and walked just two.

Mason Long came on to record the final five outs for the Indians.

For the game, Bell went 2 for 3 with a double, single, three RBIs, and a stolen base.

Also, Davis McCall reached base safely in three of his four plate appearances and Mason Long added two hits for the Indians

Stephens County improves to 4-1 on the season with the win.

The Indians will look to take the season series from Franklin County Wednesday when they host the Lions at the Reservation.

First pitch Wednesday is scheduled for 5:55 p.m. and air time on AM 630 WNEG and is set for 5:45 p.m.