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Tigers pick up win during spring break
Dawson takes down White County, loses at North Forsyth
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Palmer Sapp slides into home during the Tigers 6-5 loss at North Forsyth on April 7. - photo by Lisa Sorrells for the DCN

While most everyone was on spring break last week, the Dawson County Tigers' baseball team had two regular season games.

The Tigers lost on April 6 on the road at North Forsyth, 6-5, and picked up a win on April 7 at White County, 7-0.

In what Coach Dwayne Sapp called the worst weather of the year, Dawson was unable to get the upper hand on the Raiders.

"It was the coldest, extremely windy and rainy," Sapp said.

"As far as our team, we played well enough but our hitting was off," he said.

Palmer Sapp led off for the Tigers and reached on a double followed by Hudson Sapp who walked.

Both runners were advanced by Kolton Brumbelow's sacrifice bunt before the two were able to score on passed balls.

"We had a 2-0 lead on a couple of passed balls," Sapp said. "In the second, after an error the North Forsth team put together several hits to take a lead."

Noah Davis pitched two innings for the Tigers before Reed McAllister finished out the game from the mound.McAllister had seven strikeouts, two earned runs and a walk.

"Reed McAllister came on in the third and finished out the game," Sapp said. "He pitched really well on a terrible weather day."

Luke Martin reached on a single in the fourth, but the Tigers could not bring him in.

In the fifth inning, Jacob Gloeckner was hit by a pitch and stole a base.

Palmer Sapp's RBI single scored him.

In the seventh inning of play, Nate Sorrells and Sam Stowers both got on with singles before a Palmer Sapp sacrifice bunt and a Hudson Sapp single brought them in.

The RBIs tied the game at 5 runs each.

"In the eighth, a fly ball fell as we misjudged the wind...it just fell between two players," Sapp said. "With two outs and two strikes on the batter, a passed ball allowed the winning run from third base."

During the Friday matchup with the Warriors, Colin Glover pitched a shutout over seven innings, allowing only three hits. Glover had two strikeouts and one walk.

The Tigers played error-free in the field and started the scoring in the third inning when Gloeckner reached on a walk and stole second prior to a Palmer Sapp RBI single.

In the fifth, Gloeckner would reach again on a walk and a Connor Bearden RBI single would add to the Dawson lead.

"We had a comfortable lead at 3-0 for most of the game," Sapp said.

With two outs in the seventh, the Tigers were able to get runs on the board with a double by Austin Young starting things off.

Brumbelow reached on an error, scoring one and then stole two bases.

Brise Henson walked before Nathan Sorrels doubled scoring two more.

"Bats were still quiet for the most part and we still scored seven runs," Sapp said. "We need to get all of our bats going."

Dawson County has two series remaining in regular season play starting with East Hall this week.

"We need to get that first game so we can secure a state playoff spot," Sapp said. "If we can win out, we will have a shot at a region championship. Six games remain in the season and we are so close."

The Tigers played at East Hall on April 10 and won 11-2. Full details will be available next week.

Dawson will host the Vikings starting at 5:55 p.m. today. The final game of the series will be at 5:55 p.m. on April 14 in Gainesville.