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Solid pitching secures win for Tigers
3–2 win in close game at home
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Maggie Schandera on the mound against Fannin County Aug. 28. - photo by Bob Christian
Approaching the mid-point of the season, the Dawson County Tigers softball team played host to the Fannin County High School Rebels Aug. 28 at Jack Waldrip Field, winning a nail-biting pitcher’s duel by the final score of 3-2. Senior pitcher Maggie Schandera once again took to the circle for the Tigers in her 10th appearance. Driving her fastball down the center of the plate, Schandera immediately challenged the Rebels at the plate and forced a quick three-and-out, retiring the side. Pitching in her first start of the season, Fannin County’s Amelia Sneed faced the Tigers’ lead-off batter Carol Drake who immediately put the first pitch of the game on a rope to left field for her first hit of the night. Stealing her ninth base of the season, Drake advanced to second on the next pitch and the Tigers were in a great position to start the game. A routine grounder for the first out of the inning advanced Drake to third, but then Sneed settled down at the rubber and struck out Schandera to take the pressure of the Rebels. Another grounder and the inning closed with no runs tallied.