Lumpkin County Move to 6-1 in the 7AAA region with 13-0 Win over Gilmer CountyTeam FYN Sports March 22, 2023
The Lumpkin County Indians hosted the Gilmer County Bobcats on Tuesday for a 7AAA regional matchup. The Indians continued to impress as they only needed five innings to beat the Bobcats 13-0. The Indian offense racked up thirteen hits and the pitching staff only allowed three hits.
Alejandro Narvaez took the mound to start the game for the Indians and got his team off to a great start, allowing only one hit and getting an inning-ending double play. The Bobcats went with Austin Zabala to start the game, and the Indians lineup came out swinging. Harper Davenport hit a single to center to start the game, followed by a hit-by-pitch against Narvaez. Davenport and Narvaez attempted and succeeded in a double steal with Peyton Wood at the plate. Wood hit an infield single that allowed Davenport to score to give the Indians a 1-0 lead. Cooper Scott hit into a fielder’s choice to advance Narvaez and Wood to second and third. Adian Rogers hit the ball to second in his at-bat and would reach on an E4 that allowed two runs to come in, extending the lead to 3-0. The Indians would tack on one more run in the inning, thanks to an RBI single by Dakota Bennett, making the score 4-0 at the end of the first.
Narvaez continued to look solid on the mound in the second inning, striking out Noah Gutillo to open the frame. Narvaez lost the next batter, Eli Cooper on a walk and proceeded to hit Carter Jones to set up first and second with one out. Narvaez settled down and struck out the next two batters to end the Bobcat threat. The Indian’s bats went back to work, led by Davenport who got his second hit of the game with a double to right. Davenport would be thrown out during Narvaez’s at-bat trying to steal third for the second out. Narvaez would get on base with a single, followed by Peyton Wood. Zabala would give up a two-out walk to Scott loading the bases with two outs for the Indians. Rogers stepped up to the plate and lined a single to center to bring in two runs, making the score 6-0. Hayden Gilbert kept the scoring going with an RBI single making the score 7-0 at the end of the second inning.
Gilmer’s offense looked to be in business at the top of the third with back-to-back singles by Haden West and Ethan McCollum. Narvaez would not allow any more baserunners as he struck out two Bobcats in the frame and kept the score at 7-0. The Indian’s bats continued to be hot as Tyler Boggs hit a one-out single and then stole second base to get into scoring position for Davenport. Davenport would pick up his third knock of the game with an RBI single to left to make the score 8-0. Zabala got the next two batters out to stop the bleeding and get the Gilmer offense back to the plate in the top of the fourth inning.
Narvaez opened the fourth inning with a strike out of Cooper, followed by a walk to Carter Jones. Jones would be caught stealing during Davis’s at-bat to get the second out. Narvaez then struck out Davis to end the frame. The Indian offense continued to roll in the bottom of the fourth, scoring two more runs thanks to RBI singles by Gilbert and Bennet to extend the lead to 10-0. The Bobcats turned to the bullpen and brought out Hayden Berry to face Mason Hester. Berry struck out Hester to get the first out but then gave up an RBI double to left to extend the lead to 11-0. The Indian’s offense tacked on two more runs before Berry could end the inning, giving the Indians a commanding 13-0 lead.
The Bobcats needed to score at least four runs in the top of the fifth inning to prevent the mercy rule and end the contest. Indians went with Landon Greene to close out the game and he did just that. Greene gave up one hit but closed out the game for the Indians while striking out two Bobcats to end the game.
The Lumpkin County Indians are now 13-2 overall and 6-1 in the 7AAA region. The Gilmer County Bobcats fall to 6-8 overall and 0-4 in the 7AAA region. The Indians will go on the road to face the Bobcats on Thursday for game two of a three-game series between the regional opponents, first pitch is set for 5:55 PM.
Region 7AAA Standings
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