The Dawson County JV baseball team easily handled Fannin County with solid hitting by the Tigers last week.
The team won 11-1 at home after only six innings of play on March 21. The Tigers then won against Fannin on the road (14-8) on March 23 taking the Tigers to 8-5 on the season.
Eighth grader Hudson Sapp got things started early during the home game with a hard grounder to right field for a single in the first inning. From there the Tigers kept the Rebels on their heels defensively throughout.
Sophomore Nathan Sorrells was able to score on a passed ball after reaching base on a fielder's choice and stealing second.
Sophomore Easton Wright hit a shot to left field that was dropped by the Rebels allowing two RBIs that put the Tigers up 4-0 at the end of the first.
From the mound Sapp struck out five before eighth grader Austin Nix took over in the third.
Sorrells singled in the second to score sophomore Carter Whaley who reached on a walk and was able to steal third on another passed ball at home. Sorrells then got caught up while trying to steal second but was able to elude the defenders and reach second.
In the third, eighth grader T.J. Allen singled on a hard grounder and tagged up to score on a fly out to center by Wright.
Sophomore Joey Flowers led off the fourth with a hard hit down the third base line for a double. Sapp followed with a grounder to right to score Flowers on the single.
In the fifth, Zack Prichard doubled off a hard hit down the first base line and Allen singled on a grounder.
The Tigers got out of the top of the sixth with a 4-6-3 double play and went on to score two more runs in the bottom of the sixth to put the game out of reach.
"It has been a very good year," said Coach Logan Allen. "We have a good mixture of younger guys along with a few more experienced players. We got off to a slow start this year, but I am really proud of the way our team is coming together and playing very well as we approach the end of our season."
Dawson County JV boys wrap up the season in the Mountain League Tournament this weekend at Gilmer High School.