THE JEFFERSON baseball team has run its winning streak to 10 games, and win no. 10 might have been the Dragons’ most impressive yet.
Jefferson (13-3, 7-0) whipped Rabun County 10-0 Tuesday at home with Max Ford throwing a one-hitter.
“I really think this is the best game overall we’ve played all year long,” Dragon coach Tommy Knight said.
Both Jake Franklin (2-for-3, RBI) and Ford (1-for-3, three RBIs) homered despite a steady wind blowing in as Jefferson scored at least 10 runs for the third consecutive game. Alex Gaba had a big evening as well, going 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs. Jefferson scored seven runs in the bottom of the third inning to break the game open.
On the mound, Ford was superb again, throwing six shutout innings, allowing no walks and only the one hit while striking out 11.
Though Jefferson has run its winning streak to 10 games, Knight feels his club is only beginning to realize its potential.
“It’s been a 10-game win streak, but honestly we haven’t played as well as I think we’re capable of probably until tonight (Tuesday),” he said.
Jefferson is off until April 1, which means the Dragons will have been idle for a week when they travel to face Riverside Military Academy next week.
“I hate having a week off, especially when you’re playing good,” said Knight, adding later that the Dragons would still put the days off to good use.
When the team does return, it will face a Riverside team that could certainly threaten the Dragons’ streak.
“They’re a team that scares you,” Knight said. “They’ve got a couple of good pitchers, and Mike Hutch does an excellent job coaching them.”