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DCMS Softball falls short in semi-finals to end season
DCMS Softball
The 2021 Dawson County Middle School softball team. Photo submitted

The Dawson County Middle School softball team lost in the semi-finals in their league on Monday, Oct. 11. 

The team finished 8-6-1 on the season and were the No. 4 seed headed into bracket play. They lost the matchup against Lumpkin County, whom the Lady TIgers had played twice that season. They lost the first game of the season, but came back and tied Lumpkin 8-8 in their second matchup. 

Throughout the season, Lily Hamilton paced the Lady Tigers. She had team-highs in multiple offensive categories including batting average (.581) and runs scored (19). Hannah Walden had a batting average of .412. 

Kinsley Negley and Aubree Smith finished the season tied with the team-lead in runs batted in with 10. Smith also hit .351 at the plate. Ella Clark was second in runs scored behind Hamilton with 9 runs and also hit .355 at the plate this season. 

In the circle, Alleigh Lenior led the Lady Tigers in all statistical categories including innings pitched (56.1), starts (12), strikeouts (103) and shutouts (1). Smith and Negley also pitched for the Lady Tigers this season.