The Tigers Of Dawson Co. welcomed the East Hall Vikings to Tiger Field on Friday for the final game of a three game series and looking to get a big region victory. On this Friday night, it was standing room only as five young men were preparing to take the field as their high school baseball careers are coming to a close. These five Seniors were celebrated for their accomplishments before the game and during the game these guys returned the gratitude to the fans.
Seniors Connor Bearden(3-3 with a 2 run Homerun), Chandler Caine(1-2, a walk, 1 RBI and a run scored), Palmer Sapp(2-4 with 2 runs scored) also took the win for the Tigers, Nathan Sorrells(2 RBI’s on 2 hits,1 walk and scored 2 runs). Easton Wright was 0-2 on the day before leaving with an unknown injury.
The Vikings scored 1 in the first and 6 runs in the fourth to carry a 7-4 lead into the bottom half of the inning. The excitement of Senior night was still in the air as the bottom of the fourth began. Over the next two innings, total team effort and participation proved that you can’t give up on your Tigers. The Tigers put 8 runs on the board in the bottom of the fourth and 5 more in the bottom of the fifth to put the GHSA mercy rule in to effect giving them the 17-7 win over the Vikings. The numbers in the game for the Vikings were 7 runs on 9 hits and no errors, Dawson was 17 runs on 15 hits and 1 error.
Next up for the 10-14 Tigers will be a trip to North hall High School for game one of a season ending 3 game set. Start time is penciled in for 5:55 pm on Monday April 16th.