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Post moves to 3-2
Legion picks up two wins
American Legion pic
Brett Westmoreland makes an underhand flip to first base during a recent game. The American Legion Post 247 is 3-2 on the season. - photo by Pam Jacobs Dawson Community News

American Legion Post 247 moved to 3-2 on the season after picking up two wins last week.

The team defeated Loganville, 8-4, and Canton, 9-6. Both were home games played at Tiger Stadium on the campus of Dawson County High School.

Blake Thomas, White County, started and pitched five strong innings. He allowed only four runs against Loganville. Dawson County graduate Jeffrey Partington came on in relief. Partington threw four innings without issuing a run.

Leading Dawsonville in hitting against Post 233 was Clay McClure, who was perfect on the day. He went five-for-five with three runs batted in.

Tony Papale, a Georgia Highlands signee, also added three hits. David Chester, Georgia Highlands signee and former DCHS Tiger, and Brett Westmoreland, White County, each had two hits in the win.

"I was proud of them for the win," said Post 247 coach Kasey Wilson. "Keaton Coats and Austin Martin are a couple of my younger players and they stepped in a started playing solid defensive games."

In the game with Canton, former Lumpkin County pitcher Hunter Sears started the game on the mound. Sears, coming off arm surgery, threw two innings and allowed no runs against Post 45.

"Hunter has hung in there with us until he got his arm back healthy and did a great job," Wilson said.

Post 247 jumped out to a quick 6-0 advantage and never took its foot off the accelerator. The team came away with the victory.

The team showed its power with home runs from Marlin Hensley, Gilmer County, and Chase Mathis, North Forsyth.

Hensley's homer just barely cleared the left field foul pole for a three-run shot.

It was the first career home run for Mathis.

Chester had a huge afternoon at the plate. He had three hits.

Chester also swiped three bases for Dawsonville.

Sawyer Thompson, Holden Brown and Quentin Sears each added two hits for Wilson's team.

"We accomplished everything in our game plan," Wilson said. "We got a lot of younger kids an opportunity to play and our pitchers some much needed innings."

Dawsonville played its last home game of the season on Saturday against defending state champion, Rockdale County. Scores were unavailable at press time.

Post 247 will play the remainder of its schedule on the road.