The Jefferson baseball team won its 16th consecutive game with a 11-2 road victory over Rabun County Wednesday evening, clinching the Region 8-AA title.
The Dragons (19-3) are 12-0 in region play with only two region games remaining. Second-place Oglethorpe County — which the Dragons face in a doubleheader Saturday — has three losses.
Max Ford picked up the win Wednesday, throwing five innings, surrendering seven hits, two unearned runs and striking out nine. Jake Franklin threw two scoreless innings to finish the game. He walked one and struck out three.
Jefferson pounded out 15 hits, and several Dragons enjoyed multi-hit games including Taylor Wilkes (3-for-4, double, RBI, two runs), Christian Hutch (2-for-3, three runs), Micah Carpenter (2-for-4, double, three RBIs, two runs), Ford (2-for-3, four RBIs), Hanon Price (2-for-4, double, triple, two runs) and Andy Nicolaus (2-for-4).
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