Jefferson High School continued its dominance this week, knocking off Oglethorpe County in a double-header at home Tuesday. The games ended 13-2 and 14-2 and both were called after five innings.
Pitchers Jacob Cole and Jake Franklin earned the wins.
In hitting, Page led the team in the first game, going 3-3 with 4 RBI. Hanon Price (2-2, 2 RBI), Max Ford (2-3, 2 RBI), Franklin (2-2, 3 RBI) and Page (3-4, 3 RBI) piled up the hits in the second game.
The Dragons (22-2) planned to meet Commerce (11-12)Wednesday for JHS’ regular season finale and senior night in Jefferson. The Dragons beat the Tigers 4-3 in the teams’ first game this season.
As region champions and the no. 1 seed from 8-AA, JHS will host the first round of the state playoffs.
The format is best two out of three, with a double header planned Friday, May 3 and the if-game slotted for Saturday.
As far as playoff opponents, JHS is to face region 5-AA’s no. 4 seed.
Nothing is final as far as the standings for that region.
Temple (6-12), Heard County (10-13) and Manchester (9-13) are all in the running for the no. 4 position in region 5-AA, with the teams playing region games through the rest of this week.