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JV Tigers split with Gilmer County

POSTED: March 31, 2009 3:44 p.m.
Photo/Pam Jacobs/

Junior Varsity Tiger catcher Tyler Thurmond tags out a runner at the plate. Thurmond collected two hits, and a win on the mound, as the Tigers split a doubleheader with Gilmer County last Tuesday.

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Head Coach Mark Ragsdale and his Dawson County High School Junior Varsity Tiger baseball team split a doubleheader with Gilmer County High School last Tuesday in Dawsonville.


The Bobcats took the first game, 5-3, but Dawson rebounded in the second game to take an 8-3 win.


Miscues led to the Tiger loss in the first game. Dawson gave up four unearned runs, three of those in the top of the fourth inning, in the 5-3 loss.


Offensively, Tyler Thurmond was 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored, Cody Smith was perfect collecting a hit with an RBI and two walks, and Scott Parker was 1-for-2 with an RBI.


In the second game, Thurmond was the winning pitcher in the 5-inning affair. He also had an RBI with a hit.


Also contributing at the plate were Hunter Wehunt with two hits, including a double and an RBI and Scott Parker with an RBI single.


The JV doubleheader with Gilmer County that was scheduled for Saturday was cancelled due to the weather.


The next scheduled game for the junior varsity team is today at Buford..


While the junior varsity got in a game last week, varsity head coach Jimmy Pruett’s team was idle.


After losing 8-1 to Rabun County on Friday, March 20 the team has been working to correct some fundamentals before attempting to return to action.


“Our game at Union was cancelled on Thursday due to rain. It has given us a chance to work on hitting and just some key fundamentals,” Pruett said.


“Chase Gilreath is having a good year on the mound and at the plate. Chase Williams is playing solid at first, and has had some big hits. Olin Bearden is playing well in center, and Kaleb Holbrook has been good at third with a steady bat all year,” Pruett said about what he has seen from his team so far.


The varsity Tigers should return to action Wednesday at Rabun County.


First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m.


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