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Team back on track

Picks up two wins

POSTED: April 1, 2014 3:45 p.m.
Ryan Coker Dawson Community News/

Tiger catcher Colton Chester stops a pitch against Banks County last week.

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The Dawson County High School varsity Tiger baseball team is back on the winning path following two victories last week.

Head Coach Thad Burgess' team defeated Banks County by a 7-1 score on March 24 and 11-5 on March 26.

Friday's game was postponed due to rain.

With the two wins, Dawson County has an overall record of 8-5, but more importantly the team improved to 3-5 in Region 7-AAA play.

The March 24 home game saw senior pitcher, Logan Burt, throw a masterpiece.

Burt went 3.2 innings with eight strikeouts, while allowing only one hit. Teammate Levi Whitmire came on in relief and pitched 3.1 innings, recording three strikeouts and giving up a single base hit.

At the plate, catcher Colton Chester was perfect. He went 3-for-3 with two doubles and five RBIs.

Logan Crumley also had a hot bat. He picked up two hits in three at bats, one of which was a double.

The long trip to Homer didn't seem to bother the Tigers on March 26. Burgess' squad scored 11 runs to dominate the Leopards.

Harley Pruitt led the team offensively. He went 3-for-4 with a double.

Burt, Whitmire and Brody Chester had two hits each in the victory.

On the mound, JT Eggert recorded the win. Eggert allowed one hit over five innings of work. He also struck out six Banks County batters.

"It was nice to get two wins this week," Burgess said. "We are trying to get some momentum going down the stretch."

Burgess added that this week will be tough for the Tigers.

"This is going to be a tough week for us with four games. It's Spring Break at school, but our boys will be playing baseball. We must win all four to have a chance to get back in the playoff hunt," he said.

The team played a doubleheader against Fannin County High School on Monday. Scores were not available at press time.

Today the Tigers will host East Hall before traveling to East Hall on Friday. First pitch for both games will be at 7 p.m.



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