Dawson County High School Head Softball Coach Jimmy Pruett's Lady Tigers team will enter the Region 7-AAA tournament as the No. 2 seed. Dawson County will play the winner of the Banks County and Franklin County game at 1 p.m. today.
Dawson County finished second to Banks County in the region. The Lady Leopards are currently 18-5 and 11-1 in the region. Pruett's team lost two close contests to Banks County by a 1-0 and 2-1 score during the regular season.
Pruett's team will go into the tournament with a 15-4-1 overall record and a 9-3 region record.
The Lady Tigers dominated their last regular season game on the road in Carnesville against Franklin County Sept. 30. Dawson County came away with a convincing 11-2 win.
Tabitha Morrison had a great game for the Lady Tigers. The junior center fielder went 3-for-4 driving in three runs.
Senior Joy Lewis also played well with two hits in two attempts and one RBI. Lewis scored three runs in the contest.
From the pitching circle, Lewis picked up the win going 4.2 innings and allowing only five hits. Lewis recorded six strikeouts with two walks for the win.
Dawson County scored two runs in the top of the first inning. Leadoff hitter Emily Hunsucker reached on an error and scored the game's first run from a single off the bat of Lewis.
With bases loaded, Lewis touched home plate after Katelynn Simpson was hit by a pitch.
The Lady Tigers added three more runs in the second inning to take a commanding 5-0 lead. The big hit of the inning came on a single by Morrison that drove in two runs. Scoring runs in the inning were Hunsucker, Sydney McGinnis and Lewis.
Pruett's team put the game away with five runs in the fifth to take their 15th win of the season. Scoring were Natalie Glass, McGinnis, Lewis, Morrison and Brooke Wende.
Dawson County collected six hits in the contest. Three by Morrison, two by Lewis, and the remaining hit was a single by Heather Brady.