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Split with Lumpkin
Win 4-3, fall 6-5
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Tiger catcher Colton Chester attempts to throw a Lumpkin County base stealer out at second base. The Tigers dropped a 6-5 decision to the Indians on Wednesday afternoon. - photo by Ryan Coker Dawson Community News

It took five innings before Dawson County could muster a hit, but once that happened it led to three runs and a come from behind 4-3 victory against Lumpkin County on Feb. 25.

Head coach Jimmy Pruett's team picked up its first win of the season.

"We didn't play well offensively," said Pruett. "When we did get on base, or had situations to advance runners, we didn't execute. I'm more upset with that because that will get you beat."

Lumpkin jumped out to a 2-0 lead with runs in the first and fifth innings.

In the fifth inning, Dawson County finally got their bats going. With one out, Hunter Wehunt picked up the first Tiger hit of the game. Following the single from Wehunt, Harley Pruitt and David Chester singled, walks were issued to Kobe Rogers, Mitchell Putnam and Colton Chester, mixed in between was Levi Whitmire being hit by a pitch.

Scoring runs in the inning were Wehunt, Pruitt and Chester.

The Indians scored a run to begin the sixth inning, but Dawson answered with a run of its own after Logan Burt reached on an error. Burt crossed the plate after Kobe Rogers was hit by a pitch that gave Dawson the 4-3 lead.

Burt started the game in frigid conditions. He pitched three strong innings and struck out eight Lumpkin batters.

Tiger JT Eggert picked up the win, pitching the last two innings and recording four strikeouts.

On Wednesday, Lumpkin County bounced back to take a 6-5 win over the Tigers. The Indians scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to come away with the win after Dawson County was leading 5-3.

Wehunt and Pruitt had two hits each in the victory. The Tigers totaled seven hits during the game.

Whitmire scored a first inning run after being hit with a pitch. He advanced to third following two wild pitches. A single by Chester drove him in to give Dawson a 1-0 advantage.

The Indians answered with three first inning runs to jump out to a 3-1 lead.

Pruett's team scored another run in the fourth inning.

Wehunt led off the inning with a single, followed by a double by Pruitt. Chester singled to drive in Wehunt to make the score 3-2.

Dawson County took the lead in the fifth inning after scoring three runs.

Consecutive walks to Burt and Chester put runners on first and second.

Wehunt unselfishly sacrificed to move the runners.

Pruitt singled to drive in both runners. Buchan hit a line drive that drove in Pruitt.

The wheels came off for the Tigers in the bottom of the seventh. Dawson County allowed three runs on two hits and two walks.

Up this week for the Tigers will be a 5:30 p.m. home game today against Chestatee.