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Tigers 10-7 overall

Team goes 2-2 during spring break

POSTED: April 8, 2014 3:28 p.m.
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Kolton Brumbelow takes a lead at second base versus Banks County during a recent game.

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The Dawson County High School baseball team had an up and down week.

On March 31, the Tigers defeated visiting Fannin County in a doubleheader, 5-4 and 15-2, but on Wednesday and Friday Coach Thad Burgess' team lost to East Hall, 15-5 and 8-2.

The Tigers are currently 10-7 overall and 5-7 in Region 7-AAA play.

Logan Burt pitched a gem in last week's first game against the Fannin County Rebels. Burt recorded 16 strikeouts and didn't give up a hit after coming on in relief.

Dawson County had to come from behind against Fannin to secure the 5-4 win. Levi Whitmire had the game-winning hit in the seventh inning. JT Eggert connected on a home run.

In the second game, Dawson County had an offensive explosion at the plate. Burt hit two line drive homers to pace the attack. He also had five RBIs in the contest.

Equally effective was Eggert with a three-run blast.

On April 2, the Tigers had a difficult time with visiting East Hall. Errors and big hits by the Vikings doomed Dawson County's hopes of another region win.

Leadoff hitter, Jacob Cash, for East Hall took the games second pitch and deposited the baseball over the left centerfield fence. It was one of two homeruns for Cash in the five-inning game.

Seven runs in the fifth inning put the 15-5 game away for East Hall.

Friday's game in Rabbittown saw the Tigers score two first-inning runs, but that was all Dawson County could manage on offense in the 8-2 loss.

Colton Chester singled to drive in one run and Eggert had a sacrifice fly for the second run.

"We started the week of really well," said Head Coach Thad Burgess. "We had a come from behind win against Fannin then had our best hitting performance in the second game. We played very poorly against East Hall in all phases of the game."

Burgess added that the upcoming week will not get any easier for the Tigers.

"This will be a difficult week trying to get back on track against No. 1-ranked Buford and then playing No. 8 West Hall. We need to find out who will compete on the mound, hitting and in the field over the next three weeks."




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