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Tigers boys pick up big region win
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The Tigers picked up an important Region 7-AAA victory March 9 over Banks County, 15-0.

The game was shortened because of the GHSA "mercy rule."

Coach Thad Burgess' team pounded out 14 hits in the win.

Zack Buchan went 3-for-3 with two doubles, two runs and an RBI.

Dawson County opened the scoring in the bottom of the first inning.

After two outs, the Tigers put together four consecutive singles by Levi Whitmore, Connor Bearden, Buchan and Austin Martin.

Martin picked up an RBI with a hit to left field that drove in Bearden.

The Tigers exploded in the second inning with all nine starters scoring a run to put the game away.

Crossing the plate were Colton Brumbelow, Whitmore, Bearden, Buchan, Martin, Brody Chester, J.T. Eggert, Logan Crumley and Dylan Heller.

Picking up RBIs were Whitmore, Bearden, Buchan, Chester and Eggert.

Dawson County held a 10-0 lead at this point in the game.

The highlight of the second inning was a home run by Chester.

Burgess' team added three more runs in the third inning for a 13-0 advantage.

Buchan, Martin and Bearden each scored a run.

Buchan and Martin each had a double.

The March 13 game with East Hall was delayed to March 14 due to inclement weather in Dawsonville.

The game was tied 4-4 until the seventh inning when the Vikings scored four unanswered runs to take an 8-4 win.

"This was a game we should have won," Burgess said. "We could have jumped out to a 2-0 record in the region if we would have won."

Burgess also relayed some bad news, starting pitcher Eggert may have an injured arm and could be lost for the season.

"It's so disappointing for J.T. [Eggert] because he had worked so hard to get to this point of his senior year," Burgess said.

The Tigers are currently 3-6 overall and 1-1 in region play.

Up next will be a trip to Fannin County (4-2) on Friday.

First pitch is scheduled for 5:55 p.m.

 

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