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Ladies improve to 11-5

Blanks West Hall 16-0

POSTED: September 17, 2013 4:36 p.m.
Ryan Coker Dawson Community News/

Brooke Wende catches a pop-up at first base in a 16-0 win over West Hall Sept. 10.

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The Dawson County High School varsity Lady Tigers softball team improved its overall record to 11-5 with three Region 7-AAA victories last week.

The team is currently 7-1 in region play, just behind defending State Class AAA champion Buford High School.

The team scored 36 runs in the three-game period, while giving up just five runs.

Head Coach Jimmy Pruett's talented group of ladies picked up their first of three wins last week, all at home, with a 3-inning rout of West Hall, 16-0, on Sept. 10.

Pitcher Martie Rogers pitched a complete game no-hitter, her second of the year. She struck out seven batters, while walking four.

Dawson County opened the game by scoring 10 runs in the first inning and adding six more runs in the second to take the win.

Collecting multi-hit games were Brittany Phillips, Natalie Glass and Rogers. Emily Hunsucker was the star of the offense, picking 6 RBIs.

On Sept. 11 the Lady Tigers offense was still on fire. Pruett's team picked up 15 hits in a 9-3 decision over East Hall.

The Lady Tigers scored runs in every inning except the sixth.

Hunsucker opened the bottom of the first with a double, Tabitha Morrison walked and picked up two stolen bases after Hunsucker was forced out.

Lewis followed with a single that drove in Morrison. Lewis stole second base and reached home on consecutive singles by Rogers, Katelynn Simpson and Glass that gave Dawson a 2-0 lead.

The Tigers never let up and cruised to a big win.

Lewis had a perfect day at the plate. She went 4-for-4 with three RBIs, a double and three runs scored.

The first five hitters in Dawson County's lineup were a collective 12-for-20 with six RBIs and three doubles.

Simpson also had a big day going 3-for-4 with an RBI.

Hunsucker and Rogers had two hits each. Both Lady Tigers collected a run, RBI and a double.

Rogers picked up her second win in as many days with a complete game, five-hit performance. The senior had seven strikeouts, three walks, while giving up one earned run.

Lewis took the mound for the Sept. 12 game against North Hall. Lewis pitched a complete game and gave up one hit in a 5-inning, 11-2 victory.

Lewis collected seven strikeouts in the contest.

Pruett's team opened up the scoring with four runs in the first inning.

Crossing the plate were Hunsucker, Morrison, Lewis and Rogers. The big hit came off the bat of Glass, as she picked up 2 RBIs in the inning.

The Lady Tigers picked up three more runs in the second inning on singles by Hunsucker, Morrison, Simpson and Heather Hensley to run away with the win.

Morrison hit a home run in the third inning that drove in two runs to build a 9-1 lead. Morrison was perfect on the day. She went 4-for-4 at the plate with three runs scored, four RBIs, a triple and the big third-inning homer.

Hunsucker also had two hits in four attempts with four runs scored.

The team picked up nine hits in the contest.

The Lady Tigers will be back in action Thursday as they travel to East Hall.

First pitch will be at 5:55 p.m.

 

 

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