Stephens Co. Baseball Advances in State Playoffs

Dawson Sorrells pitched a complete game 4-hit shutout and Dylan Huff was instrumental in all three of Stephens County runs leading the Indians to a series clinching 3-0 win over the Luella Lions Saturday evening in Locust Grove, Georgia.

Sorrells was dominant throughout striking out four, and not allowing a walk. No Lion runner reached second base in the game.

Huff led the offensive attack going 2-2 with a RBI, and two runs scored.

Stephens County Head Baseball Coach Greg McCall said Sorrells, though just a sophomore, is his best in these situations.

“He’s a big game pitcher. That’s his 10th win and for a high school pitcher that is pretty remarkable,” said McCall. “He was in control all day. We just got him a couple of runs and he did the rest.”

Huff led the offensive attack going 2-2 with a RBI, and two runs scored. Kooper Briley also had two hits and an RBI.

Stephens County got their first run in the top of the third inning when Huff led off with a single, was sacrificed to second by Sorrells, and then scored on a Kooper Briley base hit. The Indians added a run in the fourth inning when Bryson Fowler doubled, was replaced on the bases by Griff Pruitt, Chaz Bridges bunt single put runners on the corners, and a Huff Sacrifice Fly to deep left scored Pruitt. The Indians scored their final run in the sixth inning when Huff singled, and was doubled home by Sorrells.

McCall said it is doing the little things that win these games.

“Small ball is big, sacrifices are big. Just going from point A to point B. Get them on, get them over, and get them in, and we did that today,” said McCall.

McCall said that this team has a lot of fun together so it is great to keep it going.

“They bond together really well. They pick each other up. They have just as much fun on bus rides down, at practice, and games,” said McCall. “That’s what it’s all about finding that bond, it has meshed for this team, and it shows on the playing field.”

The Indians are now one of just eight teams left in the State AAAA Playoffs and will now travel to Lagrange for a best two out of three series with a doubleheader scheduled for Wednesday. Lagrange is undefeated so far in the playoffs sweeping Chestatee, and Northside, Columbus. The rest of the Class AAAA State Playoff Bracket quarterfinals include Marist at Region-8 Champion Madison County, Hardaway at Heritage, and West Laurens at Blessed Trinity.