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Lady Tigers remain undefeated

POSTED: August 26, 2014 3:23 p.m.
Pam Jacobs Dawson Community News/

Catcher Katelynn Simpson applies a tag on a Fannin County runner at the plate.

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After seven games the Lady Tigers softball team remains undefeated.

Coach Jimmy Pruett's squad played three games last week with wins over Chestatee and Fannin County.

Wednesday's home game with White County was stopped after four and a half innings because of inclement weather. The score was tied 4-4 when play was halted. As of press time the White County game may not be rescheduled.

Dawson County 10, Chestatee 1

In Monday's home game with Chestatee the Lady Tigers got off to a slow start in the first two innings. But in the third inning Dawson County's bats came alive scoring 4 runs on four hits. The hits came off the bats of Sydney McGinnis, Joy Hunsucker, Tabitha Morrison and Katelynn Simpson.

Pruett's team added a single run in the fifth inning. Dawson County put the game away with 5 runs in the sixth inning.

Joy Lewis notched her sixth win from the pitchers circle by striking out nine while only allowing five hits.

Dawson County picked up nine hits in the contest.

Dawson County 11, Fannin County 4

The Lady Tigers fell behind 4-3 after three innings of play in Blue Ridge to Region 7-AAA foe Fannin County on Thursday.

Things were looking dim for Dawson County until a seventh inning rally that plated eight runs for the Lady Tigers.

The inning started with a collision at first base. McGinnis collided with Lady Rebel first baseman Tori Welch jarring the ball loose. It was ruled a hit and the momentum turned in the Lady Tigers favor.

After the dust settled, Dawson County was in front on 11-4 on six hits.

The big blow was a blast by clean-up hitter Morrison that sailed over Lady Rebel center fielder Bailey Jones that scored two runs. Dawson's bench erupted with Morrison on third base with a triple.

"When I hit the ball it felt really good," said Morrison. "I thought for a moment it might be a home run."

Morrison had a big day at the plate going 3-for-4 with two triples, two runs, and three RBI's.

Also joining in the hit parade for Dawson County were Natalie Glass with two hits, two runs, and a RBI; Heather Brady with two hits, two doubles, and three RBI's; and McGinnis with three hits and a run.

The Lady Tigers pounded out 16 hits with four walks in the contest.

"We can't keep falling behind like this," Pruett said. "Our players have got to do a better job of getting themselves ready before the game begins. If we don't preparing ourselves it will cost us later."
Once again, Joy Lewis was great pitching. Lewis had eight strikeouts while only giving up seven hits. Lewis now has 37 strikeouts on the season while running her pitching record to 7-0.

Dawson County boasts a 7-0 overall record and the team is 3-0 in Region 7-AAA play.

The Lady Tigers will play a region game at home with Banks County tomorrow. First pitch should be at 5:55 p.m.




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