The 8-AA region softball tournament ended late last week and the Dawson County High School Lady Tigers walked away with a second place finish.
The team got off to a great start on Monday and Tuesday of last week with big wins over Elbert and Banks counties.
The girls really responded to hosting the opening nights of the tournament, coach Jimmy Pruett said. We had a great home field advantage.
The Lady Tigers also picked up wins against North Oconee and Fannin counties. DCHS dominated in its four wins during the tournament, outscoring opponents 32-4.
Our pitching was really strong throughout the tournament, said Pruett. Our bats really came alive too and it really took some pressure off of our defense.
Basically everyone that got in the game made an impact offensively, he added.
Both DCHS losses came at the hands of Union County.
The second place finish in the region tournament means that the Lady Tigers will be hosting the first round of the state tournament, which begins today.
Today the team will host two games against Lakeview Fort Oglethorpe High School at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. The series will be a best two out of three. The third game will be held Thursday at 4:30 p.m., if necessary.
LFO (Lakeview Fort Oglethorpe) finished third in a very strong softball region and traditionally they are one of the better programs in the state, Pruett said, were going to have to play our best to win the series.