Senior pitcher Joy Lewis had an outstanding week as the Lady Tigers recorded 32 strikeouts while only surrendering one walk as Dawson County picked up three wins.
Lewis pitched shutouts in wins over Chestatee, 4-0, and White County, 1-0. She also pitched around some Lady Tigers miscues in the field to defeat Fannin County, 9-4. Lewis didn't allow any earned runs in the win over Fannin.
With the three wins, Lewis now has a 12-3 overall pitching record.
The Lady Tigers really needed the strong performance from Lewis. Dawson County's offense managed only six hits total against both Chestatee and White County.
"Joy had a great week. She pitched strikes and the opposing batters had difficulty picking up her pitches," said Head Coach Jimmy Pruett.
Chestatee 0, Dawson County 4
The Lady Tigers pushed across three runs in the fourth inning against Chestatee on Monday at Jack Waldrip Field.
Leadoff hitter Emily Hunsucker walked to start the inning. Natalie Glass singled putting runners on first and second base. Lewis was up next and stroked a triple scoring Hunsucker and Glass.
The fourth run came from clean-up hitter Brooke Wende, who hit a high fly ball to centerfield scoring Lewis from third base on the sacrifice.
Dawson County's fourth run came in the fifth inning. Glass walked with the bases loaded allowing Savannah Haberkam to cross home. Haberkam had singled to centerfield to begin the inning.
White County 0, Dawson County 1
Pruett's team scored the only run they needed in the top of the sixth inning to defeat a very strong Lady Warrior club.
Lewis led off the inning with a single to centerfield. Tabitha Morrison sacrificed Lewis to second base. A single by Wende put runners on first and third. Up next was Katelynn Simpson who tapped the ball to the pitcher driving in Lewis with the winning run.
Wende picked up two of the three hits in Wednesday's victory in Cleveland.
Lewis had 10 strikeouts while allowing six hits.
Fannin County 4, Dawson County 9
Dawson County fell behind 4-1 after three innings of play against the visiting Lady Rebels on Thursday.
In the fourth inning, Dawson County erupted for eight runs on five hits and three walks to put the game out of reach 9-4. Scoring for Dawson County were Sydney McGinnis, Lewis, Morrison-two runs, Wende, Simpson, Heather Brady and Anela Melton.
The Lady Tigers finally got their bats going with 11 hits, all singles. Recording two hits were McGinnis, Hunsucker and Simpson.
Lewis had three RBI's while teammate Simpson picked up two RBI's.
The only negative side to the game was the five errors Dawson County committed.
Pruett's team is now 13-3 overall on the season. The Lady Tigers sport a 7-2 Region 7-AAA record, good enough for second place behind Banks County who is 9-1.
The Lady Tigers have a showdown in Homer this Thursday with Banks County. If the Lady Tigers win they will share first place with the Lady Leopards.
Earlier this season Banks County defeated the Lady Tigers 2-1. First pitch will be at 5:55 p.m.