Oconee County picked up its ninth straight win with a 7-6 win against Stephens County on Monday afternoon.
It was the first Region 8-AAAA game of the season for the Warriors, who improved to 10-3 overall this season.
After leading 6-1 through four innings, the Indians began to chip away at the Oconee lead. Stephens County trailed 6-3 after the top of the fifth inning and tied the game in the top of the sixth inning.
The Warriors got the leadoff batter on to start the bottom of the sixth inning but a sacrifice bunt resulted in a double play when the ball was lined to the Stephens County pitcher, who caught it and threw to first for the two outs.
In the bottom of the seventh inning, Conner Tate reached base to start the inning and Kole Faulkner was hit by a pitch.
Tate was picked off of second base for the first out of the inning. Josh Miller then came into run for Faulkner and he advanced to second on a wild pitch. Jordan Eberhardt was hit by a pitch, bringing up Cam Conglose.
Conglose hit a fly ball to left-center field and Miller came around to score the game-winning run.
The Indians led 1-0 after the top of the first inning but the Warriors responded with two runs in the bottom of the first on a two-run home run by Conner Tate.
The Warriors added four more runs in the bottom of the third inning. A single by Faulkner scored Austin Alesi for a 3-1 lead. A wild pitch scored Cole Tate and Conner Tate scored on a ground ball to shortstop.
Faulkner scored on a groundout to third base for a 6-1 lead.
The Warriors travel to Toccoa on Wednesday for the second game of the three-game region series. The final game of the series is Friday at Arrowhead Park. Both games start at 5:55 p.m.