Dawson County eighth grader, J.T. Eggert, pitched a no-hitter against Chestatee in Gainesville last Saturday. Eggert pitched five strong innings and struck out five, while surrendering only three walks.
The Tigers offense erupted and scored 13 runs in the 5-inning, mercy rule game.
Head Coach Mark Ragsdale’s team scored four runs in the first inning to take a 4-0 lead.
Mitchell Putnam led the game off with a walk. Koby Rogers followed with a bunt single to put runners on first and second with no outs. Back to back doubles by Chase Wilson and Taylor Gaddis scored both Putnam and Rogers.
David Chester added an RBI single to score Gaddis and give Dawson the 4-0 lead after one inning.
Defense was also superb for the Tigers. Dawson turned two double plays in the contest. Shortstop David Chester made a nice play on a ground ball and shoveled to second baseman Austin Martin who threw on to Chase Wilson to get the two outs.
The Tigers added five runs in the third inning to take a commanding 9-0 advantage over the War Eagles.
Dawson added a single run in the fourth inning and three more runs in the fifth to finish the scoring.
Eggert retired the last three Chestatee batters to complete the game.
“It was a great effort all around, both offensively and defensively,” Ragsdale said. “J.T. pitches a great game.”
The Tigers will play again on Thursday against White County at home. First pitch will be at 5:30 p.m.