IT WAS more business as usual for the Dragon baseball team Friday.
Jefferson (16-3, 10-0) extended its winning streak to 13 games by winning both ends of a doubleheader 11-0 against visiting region foe Washington-Wilkes.
“We did what we should have done,” coach Tommy Knight said. “We played well and took care of two wins in the region.”
In the first game, Max Ford pitched five innings for the win and also ended the game in the bottom of the fifth with a walk-off, two-run single that brought the run rule into effect.
Ford set down the last 10 batters he faced after allowing two hits in the second inning. He finished with seven strikeouts and no walks issued. At the plate, Ford went 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Christian Hutch and Hanon Price both went 2-for-3 with an RBI and Tristen Jackson went 1-for-2 with two RBIs. Trent Sorrells hit a two-run homer in the second inning.
Jefferson built a 5-0 lead after four innings and put up a six spot in the fifth inning to end the game early.
In the second game, Ethan Garner threw a run-rule shortened one-hitter, striking out seven batters and issuing just one walk.
Jefferson led 7-0 after three innings, scoring three times in the first inning, one in the second and three more in the third. The Dragons then scored four more runs in the fourth to bring the run rule into effect in the fifth inning.
Jake Franklin went 3-for-3 with three doubles and an RBI, and Price went 3-for-3 with a double and three RBIs.
Micah Carpenter was 2-for-2 with a double, triple and an RBI. “We hit the ball a little bit better earlier in the second ball game early,” Knight said. “We hit well and played good defense. I don’t think we had an error in the second game at all.”