The Dawson County Lady Tigers softball team lost both games last week.
On Monday, Aug. 24, the Tigers had the lead against the Cherokee Bluff Bears going into the bottom of the 4th inning, up 6-3.
Defense would struggle for the Tigers. The team recorded nine errors while the Bears scored eight unanswered runs, and would go on to win the game, 12-8 being the final score. Bella Henson led the Tigers offense with 2 runs batted in.
The game held on Thursday, Aug. 27 against the North Hall Trojans did not start off great. The defense played another key factor as the Tigers recorded eight errors Thursday night. Down 8-1 going into the top of the 6th inning, it was the Tigers turn to catch hot.
The team tallied seven unanswered runs themselves but were just one run short of tying the game, losing to the Trojans 8-7. Laney Taylor had two runs batted in.
The Tigers were supposed to play a game at home this week, but the game was canceled nights in a row due to rain. There has been no date set to reschedule that game.
Five games into the season, Henson continues to swing a hot bat for the Tigers. She has a team-leading batting average of .467 and also leads the team with six runs batted in.
Dawson County has three games on its schedule next week. They will be at home on Monday, Aug. 31 and will be on the road for their last two games. The Tigers traveled to Gilmer County, Tuesday, Sept. 1 and will travel to Rabun County on Thursday, Sept. 3.