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Dawson County handles East Hall in six innings
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First baseman Connor Bearden holds East Hall runner on first during last weeks home win over the Vikings. - photo by Amy French Dawson County News

The Dawson County Tigers varsity baseball team put away the East Hall Vikings in six innings last week during the first game of their series and then they beat them twice more.

Junior Jacob Gloeckner had three hits and six RBIs including a two-run homerun during the sixth inning of the March 22 outing at home.

The Tigers won 14-3.

"Jacob Gloeckner came up big again last night," said Head Coach Dwayne Sapp. "He has been having a great season so far."

Gloeckner was not the only one with significant success at the plate.

Junior Kolton Brumbelow ended the night with three RBIs, a double and a homerun.

First baseman Connor Bearden also had success at the plate-sort of. Bearden was hit by a pitch four separate times by two different pitchers.

"I am not sure I have ever had a player get hit four times in a game," Sapp said. "That has to be a first for me."

The Tigers offense geared up in the fourth inning when they scored four runs on Brumbelow's homer and two singles. They led the rest of the way racking up a total of 10 hits on the night.

In the third inning, the Tigers' defense was able to hang up a runner trying to steal home. It was a wild chase that ended with the runner out.

In the top of the fourth, left fielder Austin Young made a diving catch to start the inning.

Pitcher Brise Henson finished the side with two strikeouts. Henson took over pitching for Noah Davis during the second inning and got the win with 4.2 innings pitched, seven strikeouts and one earned run on two hits.

The series continued March 25 in a double header at Fannin where the Tigers won 13-5 in the first game and 6-2 in the second.

In the first game, the Tigers scored five runs in the fourth inning on an RBI single by Brody Chester, an RBI double by Noah Davis and a two-run single by Austin Young and an error.

Gloeckner had another big game hitting with three RBIs on two hits. He hit a triple in the fifth and a double in the seventh.

Even though Palmer Sapp allowed five runs in the seven innings, he came away with the win including striking out five.

During the second outing, Tucker Maxwell went 2-2 at the plate including a single in the first and a double in the fifth.

Bearden pitched eight strikeouts and allowed no earned runs from the mound over seven innings.

Brumbelow singled in the seventh and Sapp came up with two RBIs the inning.

The Tigers moved to 12-2 overall and 6-0 in region play. They are second in the region 7AAA behind Franklin County.

The team will face Franklin County in a doubleheader at 5 and 7:30 p.m. at home on Friday.