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Varsity baseball falls to Prince Avenue after dominating Riverside Lions
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Dawson County senior Palmer Sapp takes an at bat in the fifth inning against Alpharetta. - photo by Colin Ochs

Weather once again affected the baseball team this week: Unplayable field conditions forced the Tigers to cancel their game March 1 against Athens Christian and move their March 2 game to Prince Avenue in Athens, a 9-5 loss.

The only game that went as scheduled was the Feb. 26 game against Riverside Military Academy (0-7) played at the University of North Georgia. The Tigers (4-4) dominated in a 20-4 victory, outhitting the Lions 15-2, scoring five runs in the first inning, seven in the third and another seven in the fifth to end the game after just five innings.

Palmer Sapp went 3-for-3, collecting his 100th career hit in the process, with three RBIs. Hunter Barron also had three RBIs, while Bo Lewis, Easton Wright and Kristian Kelley each totaled two RBIs.

Ten different Tigers had hits against a trio of Riverside Military pitchers. In fact, the Tigers hit .500 (15-for-30) as a team in the five-inning contest.

Cameron Moore was the winning pitcher for Dawson County going 3.2 innings allowing two hits with one earned run and eight strikeouts.

After Thursday’s cancellation, the Tiger’s played a close contest against Prince Avenue (5-3) on March 2.

Dawson County entered the fifth inning up 5-4, but the Wolverines scored four in the bottom of the fifth and one in the sixth to snatch the victory away from the Tigers.

The Tigers had eight hits to the Wolverines 10 with Wright and Connor Bearden tallying two hits apiece for Dawson County in the loss.

After going 3-for-3 on Monday, Sapp was held hitless (0-for-3) on Friday.

Nathan Sorrells started the game on the mound for the Tigers pitching two innings allowing three hits and one earned run. Chandler Caine pitched three innings in relief allowing five hits, three earned runs with five strikeouts.

The Tigers will face Fannin County at home March 9, will travel to Greater Atlanta Christian March 12 and will be back home March 14 for another game against GAC.