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Junior varsity softball opens with a win
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Pitcher Mia Cranford crosses the plate during last weeks matchup with White County at home. - photo by Amy French Dawson County News

In its first outing of the season, the Lady Tigers junior varsity softball team got a win in an abbreviated contest against the White County Warriors at home.

The teams played Aug. 9 and Dawson County got the 11-6 win in three innings thanks to solid hitting in the second and third innings.

"They got down early and we were all really proud of the way the girls hit," said Head Coach Jimmy Pruett. "There were two or three girls that had multiple hits."

Dawson County fell behind early and was down 5-2 after the first inning, but held on and the bats came up big beginning at the bottom of the second.

Pitcher Mia Cranford got a single off a hit down the first base line to get things started in the second.

Kendall Martin kept things going with an RBI double.

Second baseman Karley Thurmond had three hits on the day, including a shot past the Warriors second baseman that brought in two RBIs in the second.

Sydney Estes reached first on a grounder to second that put runners at the corners before Shannon Porter hit a double down the third base line that brought two home.

"They just hit it well. They seemed to relax a little bit more once they got the lead," Pruett said.

Due to GHSA restrictions on the number of games that can begin after 6 p.m. on weekdays, the junior varsity contest was cut short so that the varsity team could get started.

The team plays again at 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 16 against Union County in Blairsville.