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Dawson falls to White County in extra innings
'We should've won'
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File photo - photo by Amy French

Although Coach Jimmy Pruett said that last week’s game against White County was entertaining for fans, it was one he said the Lady Tigers should have won.

The Dawson County varsity softball team traveled to Cleveland on Aug. 9 to face White County and lost in extra innings, 5-4.

“It was in the supposed last inning, we were up 4-2. We had two outs, nobody on. At that point you kind of think you’ve got it or you’ve got a good chance,” Pruett said. “Then they get a little bloop single hit and then a girl comes up and hits a bomb, a home run to tie it up.”

From there, the teams went on to play two more innings and the Lady Warriors picked up an RBI single to end it.

“It was a good game, I guess, to watch as a fan but we should’ve won. That bothers me. Let one, feels like, just slid out between my fingers,” Pruett said.

Dawson scored two runs in the fourth inning after Kendall Martin hit a single and Maggie Schandera followed that up with a double to left center.

Micaiah Jenkins singled to score Kendall Martin and courtesy runner Kaitlyn Bennett reached home on the throw.

The Lady Tigers added two more in the sixth after Kendall Martin and Schandera both reached again on singles and Bella Henson doubled to score them.

The Lady Warriors went on to tie it in the bottom of the seventh and force the extra innings.

Dawson was scheduled to host East Hall on Aug. 10 but the game was postponed due to rain. A makeup date has yet to be set.

Dawson County faced West Hall at 5 p.m. on Aug. 14 and Chestatee on Aug. 15, but results were not available as of press time. The Lady Tigers will play Union County at 5:55 p.m. on Aug. 17 at home.

Junior Varsity

The JV Lady Tigers also traveled to White County on last Wednesday and lost 4-3. Dawson picked up an early lead in the first, but White County evened it up at three runs each in the bottom of the second.

At the bottom of the third, the score was tied at three when a White County runner stole home to capture the lead.

The team is 0-1 and will face Union County at 4:30 on Aug. 17 at home.