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Ladies take down East Hall
Ranked top 10 in poll
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Lady Tigers Martie Rogers pitches against East Hall last Tuesday. - photo by Pam Jacobs Dawson Community News

Martie Rogers pitched five strong innings in a 4-2 win over visiting East Hall last week.

Rogers kept the Lady Vikings hitters off balance all afternoon with a variety of pitches to shutdown a much improved East Hall team Sept. 19.

Rogers allowed only five hits in the win.

Jenna Abbott came in to pitch the final two innings. Abbott gave up two runs as she continues to work herself into playing shape following a back injury.

Dawson scored quickly and held a 1-0 lead after one inning of play.

Speedy leadoff hitter Kimberly Wallace beat out a single to shortstop and came around to score on a single by Kristi Hyams. Rogers and Samantha Moulder also picked up big hits in the first inning.

The Lady Tigers added three more runs in the fifth inning.

Morgan Huber started the inning with an infield single. Wallace followed with another hit that put runners on the corners with no outs. Abbott delivered with a towering home run to right field that scored all three runs. Dawson had a commanding 4-0 advantage.

East Hall answered with two runs in the top of the seventh inning, but it wasn't enough as Dawson came away with the victory.

The game was an important Region 8A-AA win over East Hall and moved the Lady Tigers to a second place tie with Union County at 5-2 in the region.

Dawson is currently ranked No. 10 in class AA in the coaches poll and are 14-6 overall.

Thursday's game with Union County was canceled after two innings of play with Dawson leading 2-0.

The game was delayed twice by lightning before officials finally decided to cancel. The Union game will be made up at 5 p.m. today.

The winner will be the sole team in second place in the region.

The team will travel to Banks County on Thursday in what will be the last regular season game of the season before playoffs begin.

Thursday's game time will be 5:55 p.m.