The Jefferson baseball team’s pivotal tilt with first-place North Oconee ends tonight (Friday, April 9) when the Dragons aim for a series win against the Class AAAA No. 1-ranked Titans. The game begins at 5:55 p.m.
This three-game set is knotted 1-1 after the Dragons (17-7, 11-3 Region 8-AAAA) fell to North Oconee 12-4 Wednesday (April 7) on the road.
The Titans broke the game open with a six-run inning in the bottom of the fourth, extending a 4-1 lead to 10-1.
North Oconee collected 14 hits off Dragon pitching. Jefferson finished with seven hits, led by Bowman Horn who went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Landon Richards went 2-for-3.
Jefferson opened the series Monday (April 5) with a 3-2 home win over North Oconee in eight innings. J.J. Rapp provided the game-winning hit in the bottom of the eighth inning, scoring Coleman Watkins.
North Oconee (19-3) leads Region 8-AAAA with a 10-1 record. Jefferson is two games behind the Titans with three region losses. Flowery Branch sits in third with an 8-4 record, though the Falcons took two of three against Jefferson.