The Dawson County junior varsity baseball team won the Mountain League Tournament championship last weekend at Gilmer High School.
"This tournament was the definition of an overall team effort. We needed everyone to do what was asked of them and I couldn't be prouder of each of the guys for stepping up," said Coach Logan Allen.
During the quarterfinal game on April 1 against Lumpkin County, pitcher Hunter Ramey threw a perfect game and the Tigers won with a 10-0 shutout.
In the second outing on Saturday afternoon, Dawson County took on the No. 1 seed Pickens County in the semifinals. Eighth grader Hudson Sapp pitched six innings only allowing one run. Nate Sorrells was able to close out the game with a 5-2 win.
"We did not have our best hitting of the season. We did have one standout-Zach Prichard who was on fire all tournament," Allen said. "We had outstanding defense all tournament. Even without our best hitting we found a way to win."
The Tigers faced White County in the championship game Saturday evening and won 3-2 in eight innings. Sorrells went seven of the eight from the mound allowing only two runs.
Dawson County led until the bottom of the seventh when White County scored two runs to force extra innings.
Wyatt Haase had what turned out to be the game-winning hit in the top of the eighth.
Austin Nix and Hunter Barron combined for the save.
Members of this year's team included: Hudson Sapp, Hunter Ramey, Austin Nix, Wyatt Haase, Sam Stowers, Justin Butler, Jacob Brown, Zach Prichard, Nate Sorrells, Trey Pruitt, T.J. Allen, Trey Dixon, Hunter Barron, Max Hodgson, Joey Flowers, Easton Wright and Carter Whaley.
The Tigers finish the season as league champions with an 11-6 overall record.