The Dawson County Tigers won their doubleheader against the Coosa High School Eagles on Saturday in two decisive victories. Both games ended in a mercy-rule, with game one finishing 17-0 in three innings and game two ending with a final score of 11-1 in five innings.
Dawson County senior and Ole Miss commit Hudson Sapp was the starting pitcher for the first game. He struck out eight of nine possible batters and no Eagles batter reached base during the game.
Sophomore Nick Mullinax hit home runs in both of his at bats of game one, driving in a total of seven runs on both.
Senior Mauricio Hernandez ended the game with a three-run home run, clinching the mercy-rule. It was the second game in a row that ended on a home run for the Tigers.
Mullinax started game two on the mound and struck out four batters in two innings. Payton Goodwin took over pitching responsibilities shortly after and threw two scoreless innings of his own.
Senior Kristian Kelley went 3-3 in game two, with a double and 3 runs batted in (RBI). Kelley also had a solo home run00 in the first game.
Even though the undefeated Tigers have now outscored their opponents 83 runs to 7 runs, Head Coach Dwayne Sapp said after the game that they know their biggest challenges will come during region play.
“You don’t count on mercy-rules happening all the time like that, but sometimes things snowball,” Sapp said. “We’re hitting the ball well and we’re playing at home. You’re always more comfortable at home.”
The Tigers will attempt to continue their unchallenged season at home on Tuesday, Feb. 25 when they battle White County High School.