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BASEBALL: Tigers defeated in final series start against Lumpkin County
Kinkade Weaver fouls a pitch off right before his solo home run on Monday, April 19 against Lumpkin County. - photo by Jacob Smith

Kicking off the final series of the Dawson County 2021 baseball season, the Tigers lost 13-8 to Lumpkin County on Monday, April 19.

Lumpkin County scored six runs in the top of the first inning off starting Tigers pitcher Carter Turkett and after the Tigers did not score in the bottom half, the Indians added two more runs to take an 8-0 lead. 

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The Tigers bats did come alive in the later innings, with Kinkade Weaver sending a solo home run over the left-field fence in the second inning. Weaver led the team with three runs batted in. 

After the first two innings, Nick Mullinax and Kolton Rucker pitched in relief, allowing five runs in five innings. 

The Tigers (10-15, 4-12 in Region 7-3A) lock in a fifth-place region standing with one more regular-season win. If Lumpkin County wins on Wednesday, April 21, the two teams will be tied for fifth place with the final game of the regular season on Friday, April 23 deciding fifth place in the region. 

Friday’s game will be the final game and final home game of the Dawson County baseball season. The game, along with Wednesday’s game at Lumpkin County High School, will start at 5:55 p.m.