The Dawson County Tigers baseball team opened its season with a win on the road last week against Clarke Central High School in Athens and then followed it up with two more road wins against First Presbyterian Day School and Hampton.
"It was a good first week," said Head Coach Dwayne Sapp. "We hit the ball well. Pitching ended up being better than it has been at practice. The pitching went great."
The Tigers won 3-1 on Feb. 14.
Dawson's early lead came when Conner Bearden singled in the first inning for an RBI.
Palmer Sapp opened up the game that was tied at one in the top of the seventh inning when he hit a triple and drove one in.
Bearden worked through seven innings from the mound to earn the win, only allowing the one run and two hits. He had eight strike outs.
Dawson had 10 hits off the bats of Palmer Sapp, Nate Sorrells and Bearden.
"We hit it well Tuesday by getting 10 or 11 hits, but we didn't score any runs. We had timely hits, bases loaded hits that we didn't in the scrimmage that we didn't in the first game," Sapp said.
On Feb. 18 the team traveled to Henry County for a doubleheader, taking on First Presbyterian Day School and Hampton at Strong Rock Academy.
The Tigers shut out the Vikings in the 12-0 win.
Hudson Sapp earned the win after pitching three innings and giving up no runs, one hit and striking out two.
Hunter Ramey took the mound to earn the save.
The Tigers got out to an early lead in the second off a Kolton Brumbelow double that score one run.
Austin Young ended the day with four RBIs while Bearden and Henson both added three.
Dawson had 14 hits in the game with Hudson and Palmer Sapp, Brumbelow and Bearden all collecting two each.
There were no errors in the field.
In the second game against Hampton, the Tigers had another solid outing winning 8-3.
During the first inning, Palmer Sapp reached on a single and Hudson Sapp picked up a walk before Young reached after being hit by a pitch.
Bearden's sacrifice fly scored two for Dawson County.
Brumbelow's single added another run before Brice Henson homered.
Palmer Sapp got the win from the mound with two runs, one hit, one strikeout and one walk.
Hudson Sapp had a triple in the second inning and Young brought him in on a sacrifice fly.
Colin Glover recorded the save.
There were nine hits in the game.
"I was very pleased with the whole thing overall," Sapp said about the opening week. "We still have to tighten up some things defensively."
Sapp said he is also pleased overall with the lineup.
"We may still tinker with some things, but it went fairly well this week," he said.
The team is now 3-0 overall and will host three home games this week.
The Tigers will face White County at 5:55 p.m. today, Clarke Central at 5:55 p.m. on Feb. 24 and Morgan County at 2 p.m. on Feb. 25.