Indians Stay Hot with Eighth Win in a Row after 5-3 Victory over White County 3/8 – LumpkinTeamFYNSports March 10, 2023
The Lumpkin County Indians Win their Eighth Game in a Row with a 5-3 Victory over the White County Warriors.
The Lumpkin County Indians traveled to Cleveland to take on the White County Warriors in game two of a three-game series between the two 7AAA regional opponents. Lumpkin came out to an early lead but White County would come back in the third to take the lead. Lumpkin would later tie it in the fifth inning before taking a two-run lead in the sixth. Lumpkin would hold onto the lead and win their eighth game in a row.
Mark Daniels started the game for the Warriors and was met with back-to-back singles by Harper Davenport and Alejandro Narvaez who then successfully committed a double steal to put two in scoring position for Peyton Wood. Wood hit the ball on the ground to bring home Davenport to give the Indians the early 1-0 lead. Narvaez would come home to score on a wild pitch later in the inning to make the score 2-0. Daniels would give up two more hits before settling in and getting the final two outs. On the other side, Adian Rogers was on the bump and made quick work of the Warrior lineup, allowing two hits but not giving up any runs in the frame.
Daniels was able to slow down the Indian bats in the top of the second, sending them down in order with the help of the defense behind him. In the bottom of the frame, Daniels helped his cause with a single to right but would be thrown out in the next at-bat on a fielder’s choice. Mason Gee would step to the plate with one out and hit a line drive snagged by Hayden Gilbert at first who quickly stepped on first for the inning-ending double play.
Daniels continued to work in the third, getting a clean inning while striking out two Indians in the frame. The bottom of the third is when Rogers and the Indians got into trouble with the Warrior offense. After recording the first out, the Warriors got two back-to-back infield singles by Kyler Mayo and Nate Bray. The Warriors got their first run thanks to an RBI single to left by Ryan Fowler to make the score 2-1. With runners at second and third, a hard ground ball hit by Devin Norton would sneak through the infield bringing in two runs to give the Warriors a 3-2 lead. Rogers contained any further damage getting the next batter out to end the inning.
Daniels took care of the Indians in order in the top of the fourth, recording two strikeouts and keeping the 3-2 lead. The Warrior’s offense tried to keep their momentum for the third inning, with Gee getting things going with a 1-out single to left. Kanaan Cleveland then advanced Gee with a fielder’s choice hit to second. Mayo kept the line moving with an infield single setting up first and third with two outs. Thanks to a lineout to center field, Rogers would get out of the inning without allowing a run to score.
Mason Hester hit a single off Daniels to begin the fifth inning who would later steal second. Narvaez then hit a two-out infield single, allowing Hester to score from second to tie the game at three a piece. Daniels would then strike out Wood to end the inning, his third in the frame and his seventh of the game. Freeman went to work against Rogers in the bottom of the fifth and got on with a leadoff single, but would then be picked off to get the first out. Rogers then got Fowler to pop out to first and struck out Norton to end the fifth.
Cooper Scott hit a lead-off double to start the sixth for the Indians followed by a single by Rogers to set up first and third. Daniels responded by striking out the next two batters, leaving Hester at the plate with two outs. Hester hit a single that bounced around in right field allowing two runs to score, and giving the Indians a 5-3 lead. Hester was thrown out trying to go to second, but not before he picked the 2 RBIs. Rogers came back to the bump for his sixth inning of work and gave up a leadoff single to Daniels. After striking out Roberts in the next at-bat, Gee hit a single to left field to bring Cleveland to the plate. Cleveland hit into a fielder’s choice, getting thrown out at first but moving the runners to second and third. The threat would end on a soft comebacker to Rogers off the bat of Mayo to end the inning.
Bray came on to pitch the top of the seventh, looking to keep the deficit at only two runs. Bray got Harder to ground out to short for the first out but then gave up consecutive walks to Davenport and Narvaez. Bray would settle in and get the next two batters out to give the Warrior bats one more shot at tying or winning the game. Rogers came on for the bottom of the seventh inning, looking to finish a complete game for the Indians. Rogers did just that, finishing the Warrior lineup off in order to get the win at a final score of 5-3.
The Lumpkin County Indians have now won two out of the three-game series against White County and their eighth in a row. The Indians now move to 8-1 on the season and 2-0 in their region. White County is now 4-6 on the season and 0-2 in the region. The Indians will go for the series sweep at home on Friday against the Warriors, first pitch is set for 5:55 PM.
Now with a week full of 7AAA regional games, let’s take a look at the standings;
Team: Record Regional Play
Lumpkin 8-1 2-0
Dawson 5-4 1-0
Wesleyan 4-4 1-1
Pickens 8-3 1-1
White 4-6 0-1
West Hall 5-4 0-0
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