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Baseball Tigers 1-1 last week

POSTED: April 24, 2012 4:30 p.m.
Pam Jacobs Dawson Community News/

Tiger pitcher Jeffrey Partington throws to the plate in a game played against East Jackson last week. Dawson County pulled out a 9-5 win.

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Coach Jimmy Pruett's Dawson County High School varsity baseball team split games last.

In Thursday's game at East Hall (7-13) the Tigers lost a high-scoring 16-10 decision.

The team bounced back on Friday for a 9-5 win at East Jackson (2-16).

Against East Hall both teams were hitting the ball.

Dawson managed 9 hits, while the Vikings tallied 8 hits in the contest.

Defense was an issue for the Tigers. Pruett's team committed nine errors that led to nine unearned runs.

The Tigers scored runs in each inning except the second and fifth.

Keaton Toal had a big day at the plate for Dawson County.

Toal was perfect, going 3-for-3 with 3 runs scored and 3 RBIs.

He hit a triple in the sixth inning that drove in teammates Gavin Wilson, hit by pitch, and Scott Parker, reached on an error, as Dawson County scored 3-runs to trim the East Hall lead to 11-10.

Also having a good day at the plate were Colton Chester and Hunter Wehunt. Both drove in big runs for the Tigers. Chester knocked in 3 RBIs, while Wehunt contributed 2 RBIs.

The East Hall Vikings offense scored 5 runs in the sixth on an error, a two-run double by Cameron Davis and a two-run double by Hunter Buffington.

C.J. White also racked up three RBIs on three hits for the Vikings, including a homerun in the first inning and a double in the sixth inning.

On Friday the Tiger bats were still hot.

Dawson County tallied 9 hits in a 4-run win in Commerce against East Jackson.

Pruett's team trailed 2-0 heading into the fifth inning. A leadoff walk to Harley Pruitt by Eagle pitcher Caleb Hardy ignited an 8-run inning.

The Tigers tallied 4 hits and 3 walks along with two errors by East Jackson that led to the huge inning for the Tigers. The Tigers held an 8-2 advantage that the team did not relinquish.

In the fifth inning, Levi Whitmire, Wehunt, Pruitt and a double by Kobe Rogers helped push across the runs.

Whitmire and Rogers each had 2 hits in the game.

Whitmire also had 3 RBIs in the game.

On the mound, Chester was almost untouchable until the fifth inning.

Chester allowed only 5 hits, while striking out 5.

Chester, who normally is the Tigers' catcher, ran out of gas in the fifth inning.

Whitmire came on in relief and allowed just 1 run in the final three innings of play.

The Tigers will play the last regular season game of the year at home on Thursday against Oglethorpe County. First pitch will be at 5:30 p.m.

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