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Ladies start season with region wins

Team is currently 3-2 overall for the year

POSTED: August 27, 2013 2:40 p.m.

Dawson County High School Head Softball Coach Jimmy Pruett's Lady Tigers team has opened up the season with two Region 7-AAA wins.

Both wins have come in exciting fashion, with Dawson County scoring four runs in the seventh inning to beat North Hall 11-7 two weeks ago. Then last week, Dawson took Banks County to extra innings before pulling away with a 5-4 victory.

The team traveled to Homer Aug. 20 for a game with a tough Banks County team.

"Our girls just don't quit playing," Pruett said. "We could have easily folded, but our girls just wouldn't let down."

Dawson County is currently 3-2 overall and 2-0 in region play.

Pruett's team opened the top of the first inning with a run to take a brief 1-0 lead. Katelyn Simpson reached first base with a walk and was knocked in following an RBI hit from Tabitha Morrison.

Banks County answered with two runs of its own in the bottom of the inning to hold a 2-1 advantage.

The Lady Tigers exploded in the third inning with three runs. Scoring for Dawson County High School were Emily Hunsucker, Joy Lewis and Morrison. Brooke Wende had an RBI in the inning.

Dawson County led 4-2.

The Lady Leopards tied the score with runs in the fifth and sixth innings.

The game went to extra innings where Dawson County's Martie Rogers was placed on second base due to the international tie-breaker rule, Rogers was the last out of the seventh inning.

Morrison laid down a perfect sacrifice bunt that sent Rogers to third base. Wende stepped to the plate and singled Rogers in from third base to pick up her second RBI of the game.

Rogers picked up her third win of the season. The senior Lady Tiger had six strikeouts and only two walks in the complete 8-inning victory.

Dawson County managed six hits in the contest.

Wende led all Lady Tigers with two hits. Emily Hunsucker, Lewis, Rogers and Morrison had singles in the game.

The Lady Tigers had a game with East Hall on Thursday, but it was canceled due to the weather. The game is tentatively rescheduled for Sept. 11.

Dawson County will play host to White County at 6 p.m. tomorrow.

 

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