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Region action on tap

Team off to a good start

POSTED: March 11, 2014 4:35 p.m.
Ryan Coker Dawson Community News /

Pitcher Logan Burt pitches during a recent game. Dawson County defeated Gilmer last week to run the team’s record to 5-0 on the season.

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The Tigers picked up their fifth straight win with no losses following a come from behind 5-2 win over Gilmer County in Ellijay on March 5.

The win over the Bobcats was the last tune-up before beginning Region 7-AAA play this week.

Dawson County will travel to Oakwood today to face West Hall and then on Friday the Tigers will play a game at White County.

Today's game is set to begin at 5 p.m., while on Friday the first pitch will be at 5:55 p.m.

Logan Burt started the game on the mound for Dawson County.

The senior pitched five innings and struck out 12 Bobcats. He walked five and gave up just two hits. Only one of the two runs Burt gave up was earned.

Levi Whitmire came on in relief for the final two innings and picked up the win. Whitmire shut down Gilmer. He allowed no runs over the last two innings with three strikeouts.

Burt also had a great day at the plate. He went 2-3 with an RBI. Zach Buchan was 2-4 batting with two RBIs and Brody Chester was 1-3 with two RBIs.

"It's nice to get off to a good start, but we have many areas to improve with the region schedule beginning this week," said Head Coach Thad Burgess. "Our guys will play every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the rest of the year."

Burgess said the team must improve their batting in order to see success in region play.

"Our pitching and defense has been good, but we must hit better to have a chance in the region," he said.

 

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