THE JEFFERSON baseball team (4-3) rallied for three scores in the sixth inning Wednesday night to beat Lumpkin County 6-5 on the road.
Satchel Turpin tied the game at four with an RBI double, and Jefferson picked up two more runs in the inning off Lumpkin County errors as the Dragons completed a two-game sweep of the Indians.
“It was a good ball game, back-and-forth all night,” Dragon coach Tommy Knight said. “It was good to come from behind and score some runs late. That’s the kind of game you want to play in your non-region schedule.
Lumpkin County got an RBI double from Will Anderson in the bottom of the seventh to cut the Dragons’ lead to one run, but Matt Bowen struck out Cole Walden to preserve the win.
Turpin went 1-for-1 at the plate with his RBI, while Kevin Ross went 1-for-4 with an RBI and Andy Nicolas was 1-for-2 with an RBI. Max Ford enjoyed a multi-hit game, going 2-for-3.
Dragon reliever Ryan Johnson took over for Jefferson starting pitcher Micah Carpenter in the fifth inning and pitched an inning and a third for the win. He allowed one hit and no walks while striking out two. Bowen pitched to four batters in the seventh, allowing a hit and a run while striking out two to earn the save.
Jefferson trailed 3-0 after three innings but rallied for three runs in the top of the fourth with an RBI double from Nicolas, an RBI off a walk from Tyler Cole and an RBI single from Ross.
Lumpkin County regained the lead temporarily with a run in the bottom of the fifth.