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Softball: Dawson County Lady Tigers swing their way to victory against West Hall
Lady Tigers Softball Aug. 20, 2020
Lady Tigers Pitcher Reese Moore pitches in a region game against West Hall on Aug. 20. The Tigers won the game 12-4 and Moore struck out 7 through 5 innings pitched. - photo by Jacob Smith

The Dawson County Lady Tigers secured their first win of the season over West Hall on Thursday night, with a final score of 12-4 in five innings of play. 

The game was tied at three heading into the bottom of the fourth inning. That’s when the Tigers exploded for six runs and would run-rule West Hall in the bottom of the fifth. 

Reese Moore pitched all five innings, allowing five hits and two walks with only two runs earned. She struck out seven West Hall hitters. 

The Tigers might have only strung together six hits, but they were able to draw eight walks, plus three hit-by-pitches. 

Three of those six hits were for extra bases. Bella Henson and Annslee Kirby both hit doubles and Layne Bailey sent a ball over the fence for Dawson County’s first home run of the season. 

Kirby led the team with 3 RBI, with Bailey and Henson both bringing two runners to the plate themselves. 

The Tigers stole five bases, including two stolen by Lauren Kurtz, bringing her season total to four stolen bases. 

The (1-2) Tigers will look to build off of this win after two bad losses to Denmark High School. Their next game is Monday, Aug. 24 at Cherokee Bluff High School with their next home game on Tuesday, Aug. 25 against Lumpkin County High School.