Lumpkin baseball finishes summer league season strong with win

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The Lumpkin County Indians baseball team closed their summer league season with an 8-5 win over White County at home yesterday.

This game was a bounce-back for the Indians, who lost 6-0 the day before in a home game against the Chestatee War Eagles.

Lumpkin County broke out with a four run lead in the bottom of the first. A single by Andrew Segars and Caleb Childs each along with a triple by Harris Taylor assured the Indians a comfortable lead early on.

The Lumpkin County Indians finished out their summer league season with an 8-5 victory over the White County Warriors on Thursday.

Dalton Caldwell started on the hill for the Indians, and closed out two innings before the Warriors got two runs on the board in the top of the third.

Those two runs were from a deep drive out to center field by Warrior Kyler Mayo, earning him two RBIs and the first runs of the day for White County.

Lumpkin got the bases loaded in the top of the fifth, thanks to another single by Segars and a double by Nick Turner. From there it was a matter of getting runners across the plate, and singles from Harris Taylor and Caleb Childs brought the score up to 8-2.

The White County Warriors fell to the Indians 8-5 on Thursday at Indian Park.

White County brought in three more runs in the top of the sixth, but in the end the Indians triumphed to finish out the summer.

“Today was a big confidence builder for these guys,” said Head Coach Jonathan Gastley. “We gotta just keep working and doing the little things that we’re doing.”

 

 

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White County releases approved 2018 football schedule

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The White County Warriors had an impressive 2017 football season. Coming off an abismal 1-9 season in 2016, the Warriors came out swinging and scored some big wins early in 2017; defeating Franklin (33-0), Lumpkin (66-14) and Habersham Central (24-21) before dropping a tough loss to Rabun County (49-26).

The Warriors came back the following week and knocked down North Hall (28-18), who’s only other loss to a AAAA power came in the final seconds against Pickens County (42-35) where the Trojans marched down the field and came up just short as time expired.

In 2018, the Warriors will once again have an exciting schedule to kick off the season, and there’s no doubt they’ll be looking to duplicate and even improve upon their 7-4, 2-2 season from last year.

With games at Lumpkin County and then home against Habersham Central, the Warriors kick the season off much like they did in 2017.  However, put a big red circle around the Sept 7 game at Pickens County, where PHS head coach Chris Parker is likely reloading rather than rebuilding this season.  The game pits two quality AAAA programs against each other in non-region play, with White representing Region 7-AAAA and Pickens representing Region 6-AAAA.  Both teams were eliminated early in post-season play last year, but both teams proved to be fearsome opponents on the gridiron regardless of home/away.

After the Pickens game, the Warriors schedule doesn’t let up.

The Warriors enjoyed a 10-pt victory over North Hall last season, but the Trojans played much better football as the season continued, and was the #TeamFYNSports Most Improved Team in Region 7-AAA last season.  The Warriors will look to defeat the Trojans (9/14), before taking the drive over to Marist for their first game in region play.  Marist, as the whole world is aware, is the defending region champion in Region 6.  What’s interesting about Marist is although they won their region, defeating rival Blessed Trinity 25-24 early in the season.  Two months later, the two teams met again in the State Championship and Blessed Trinity defeated the War Eagles 16-7.  Undoubtedly, Marist will look to return to the final in 2018, but they will have to go through White County first.

Perhaps the best part of the Warriors’ schedule this year is the break between facing Marist (9/21) and Blessed Trinity (11/2), although the Warriors will need to defeat Flowery Branch, West Hall, Denmark and Chestatee during the interim.

How will the 2018 season fare for the Warriors of White County?  It’s too early to tell.  Rest assured the team will be preparing accordingly and TeamFYNSports looks forward to reporting on the 2018 season from the sidelines this fall.

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