Fatigue seemed to set in for the Dawson County High School varsity softball team.
The Lady Tigers have played three games in four days and it showed this week.
Coach Jimmy Pruett's team was 1-2 with losses to Union County, 3-1, on Monday and Banks County, 2-1, on Thursday. The only win Dawson County managed was by a 9-2 score against West Hall on Tuesday.
All three games were at Jack Waldrip Field in Dawsonville.
Dawson County 1, Union County 3
In Monday's non-region match-up with the Lady Panthers, one bad inning doomed the Lady Tigers.
The fifth inning saw Union County push three runs across the plate to take a 3-0 lead. It was all the Lady Panthers would need. Dawson County only managed one run in the final inning by Katelynn Simpson.
Simpson led off the inning with a double on a 0-1 pitch. After a walk to Heather Brady and a single by Sydney McGinnis, leadoff hitter Emily Hunsucker lined a pitch just past the shortstop for the lone Lady Tiger RBI.
Pitcher Joy Lewis took the loss. Lewis pitched seven innings giving up seven hits but only one earned run. The senior recorded eight strikeouts in the contest.
It was the first loss of the season for the Lady Tigers.
Dawson County 9, West Hall 2
Pruett's squad bounced back on Tuesday with a huge 9-2 win over Region 7-AAA opponent West Hall.
Dawson County scored six first inning runs to coast to their eighth victory of the season. Several Lady Tiger hitters had a multiple hit game which included Natalie Glass, Joy Lewis, and Katelynn Simpson. The Lady Tigers had 14 total hits in the contest.
The offensive highlight of the game was a first inning home run by senior Brooke Wende, who took a 0-1 pitch and deposited the softball over the outfield fence driving in three runs.
Lewis got the win from the pitching circle with a 7-inning complete game. She had eight strikeouts while only surrendering 4 hits.
Dawson County 1, Banks County 2
In what was the most disappointing loss of the week came at the hands of the Lady Leopards from Homer.
With a scoreless game going into the sixth inning, the Lady Tigers surrendered two runs. Two singles and a walk plated the only two runs for Banks County.
Lewis was working on a no-hitter until those two singles. The senior pitcher took the loss while only giving up three hits in the contest. Lewis fanned seven batters but it wasn't enough.
The Lady Tigers only run came in the final inning on a double by Anela Melton to right centerfield scoring pitch runner Kaila Billingsley from second base. Billingsley was running for Brooke Wende who walked.
Dawson County only had four hits in the contest. Singles by Hunsucker, Wende, McGinnis and the double by Melton.
With the two losses this week, Dawson County now posts a respectable 8-2 record. The Lady Tigers are 3-1 in Region 7-AAA play.
Pruett's team will play again tomorrow with a region game with Franklin County in Dawsonville.
First pitch will be at 5:55 p.m. with the Lady Lions from Carnesville.