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Tigers sweep Lumpkin County behind strong pitching
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Senior Palmer Sapp pitched a complete game shutout Wednesday vs. Lumpkin County. Sapp struck out 10 batters in the Tigers 8-0 home win. - photo by Colin Ochs
The pitching trio of Chandler Caine, Palmer Sapp and Connor Bearden allowed a combined two runs in the Tigers three-game series sweep over Lumpkin County last week. Caine started and ended the series for Dawson County, pitching a complete game allowing four hits and one earned run with six strikeouts in the Tigers 3-1 win in Dahlonega last Monday. Caine also pitched the final two innings in relief on Friday. In between was Sapp’s complete game shutout last Wednesday where the senior struck out ten Lumpkin County batters while allowing only four hits in the Tigers 8-0 win at home. Back in Dahlonega on Friday, Bearden pitched five innings, allowing one earned run on three hits with four strikeouts. Caine forced three strikeouts while only allowing one hit to earn the save as the Tigers closed out the series with a 9-1 victory.