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Softball team finishes week with 2-3 record
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Lady Tigers pitcher Tabitha Morrison throws to a Chestatee batter in an 11-10 victory last week. - photo by Ryan Coker Dawson Community News

It was a busy week for the Dawson County Lady Tigers softball team.

Head Coach Jimmy Pruett's squad played five games and finished the week with a 2-3 overall record.

The Lady Tigers are currently 4-8 overall and 3-2 in Region 7-AAA action.

The week began on Aug. 24 with a makeup game against Chestatee High School at Jack Waldrip Field in Dawsonville.

Dawson County scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to come away with an exciting 11-10 win.

Skylar Caine knocked in the game-winning run with a double that drove in Kati Brady and Sydney McGinnis.

Dawson County pounded out 13 hits in the win.

Kaila Billingsley, 3-4, led the Lady Tigers in hitting.

She knocked a double and a triple that drove in two runs.

Caine also picked up three hits and two RBIs.

Tabitha Morrison contributed with two hits and a couple of RBIs.

Also providing offense for the Lady Tigers were McGinnis, Katelynn Simpson (RBI), Natalie Glass (two RBIs), Brandy Torres and K. Brady, each with one hit.

Glass picked up the win from the circle.

On Aug. 25 the team traveled to Oakwood for a region match-up against West Hall (2-11; 0-5).

The Lady Tigers once again had to come from behind to win 5-4 in an eight-inning game.

Dawson County was trailing 4-1 going into the top of the seventh inning before rallying for three-runs that sent the game into extra innings.

Maggie Schandera reached base on an error by the West Hall shortstop.

K. Brady followed with a walk.

A two-out single by Morrison then drove in Schandera.

Billingsley followed with a single that drove in K. Brady and Morrison to tie the game.

The international tie breaker goes into effect with every extra inning in softball.

That means that the last out of the inning starts the next inning at second base.

In this case Glass went to second base where she was sacrificed to third by Torres.

A ground out RBI by Schandera got Glass home and put Dawson County ahead 5-4.

Glass then closed the door from the mound.

She picked up a sacrifice out, a strikeout and a groundout to the pitcher to pick up the win.

Glass finished the game with nine strikeouts, while surrendering just four hits to the Lady Spartans.

On Aug. 27 the team made the long trip to Homer to face Banks County.

The Lady Leopards stifled Pruett's team to take a 1-0 win.

Dawson County managed one hit, a first inning single by Morrison.

The only other Lady Tigers to reach base were Brittany Griggs and Katelynn Simpson by way walks.

Glass reached base in the fifth inning on an error by the Lady Leopard shortstop.

Glass took the loss, but pitched well. She allowed just four hits.

Banks County (5-4; 4-1) scored its only run in the fourth inning.

On Aug. 29 the team was on the road again at Chestatee High School in Gainesville for a doubleheader against Chestatee and Baconton Charter School.

The first game of the day was against a very good Baconton team who came into the contest with a 12-1 record.

Baconton limited the Lady Tigers to just five hits in the 3-0 Dawson County loss.

Picking up hits for the Lady Tigers were Simpson, Caine, Morrison, Billingsley and McGinnis.

The second game wasn't any better offensively for Pruett's team.

The Lady Tigers had four hits in an 8-2 loss to Chestatee (6-10).

The game was 3-0 going into the fourth inning when the Lady Eagles exploded for five runs to take an 8-0 advantage.

Dawson County scored a single run in the fourth inning off a sacrifice by Glass that drove in Caine, and in the sixth inning on a fielder's choice by Billingsley that scored Morrison.

Getting hits for the Lady Tigers were Torres (double), Billingsley (single), Brandy Williams (single) and Glass (single).

Up this week for the Lady Tigers will be a 5:55 p.m. home game tomorrow against East Hall.

The junior varsity Lady Tigers will play at 4:30 p.m.