The Jefferson baseball team had no trouble taking a double header on the road Friday night, winning 17-1 and 16-1 against Social Circle in run-rule shortened games.
In the opener, Christian Hutch and Max Ford both enjoyed three-hit games. Hutch went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and three runs scored. Max Ford was 3-for-4 as well with a double and two RBIs and two runs scored. Other leading hitters were Micah Carpenter (2-for-3, two doubles, three RBIs), Jake Franklin (2-for-4, two RBIs) and Trent Sorrells (2-for-4, double, three RBIs).
Jefferson built an 8-1 lead after five innings and then struck for nine runs in the top of the sixth. The game ended after the sixth inning when the run rule came into effect.
Carpenter threw six innings for the win, allowing three hits and one earned run while striking out nine.
In the night cap, Trent Sorrells (1-for-1, four RBIs) hit a three-run homer in the first inning and Alex Gaba (1-for-3, four RBIs) hit a grand slam during a seven-run second inning. Ford enjoyed another three-hit game, going 3-for-4 with three RBIs.
Ethan Garner threw three innings for the win, allowing two hits, no runs and no walks while striking out seven. Chandler Thompson threw one inning, surrendering no hits, no runs and two walks. He struck out one batter.
With Jefferson up by 15 runs after four innings, the game was called due to the run rule.
Dragons rally past Union Co. to stay unbeaten in region play
Jake Franklin went 2-for-4 with a homerun, double and three RBIs as Jefferson (10-3, 4-0) rallied to beat region foe Union County 6-4 on the road Wednesday night.
The Dragons, trailing 3-1, plated five runs in the top of the seventh to avert their first region loss.
Micah Carpenter, who went 1-for-3, had an RBI single in the seventh. Franklin had a two-run double in the final inning, and Hanon Price, who went 2-for-4, had an RBI double in the seventh as well.
Jefferson won despite committing seven errors.
Dragon starting pitcher Max Ford pitched six and two-third innings, surrendering six hits, four runs, one earned run and one walk while striking out 12 batters. Carpenter relieved Ford and recorded the last out of the game.