The Dawson Tigers traveled to the northern side of Hall County on Monday to hit the diamond against a really good North Hall Trojan Baseball team. The Trojans, sitting atop the region and needing a victory to help clinch the region title, would not give up. The Tigers gave all they had but fell short at the hands of last inning rally by North Hall.
Dawson struck first putting a run on the board by way of a lead off walk by Hudson Sapp and was forced out at second base on a fielders choice. Brother and teammate Palmer Sapp reached on the fielders choice and advanced to second on a wild pitch , the to third on a sacrifice by Connor Bearden. Sapp scored on a passed ball by the Trojan catcher giving the Tigers a 1-0 lead. Dawson added single runs in the second and third innings as the Trojans put three of there on up in the bottom half of the second and one in the third to carry a 4-3 lead in to the top of the fourth inning. The bats for both teams were silent in the fifth setting up and exciting finish for the fans that gathered. In the top half of the sixth, Dawson struck for three runs on hits by Browning, Bo Lewis with a walk by T.J. Allen. The Trojans helped with the Tiger runs committing a couple of errors in the inning. The Tigers carried a 6-4 lead into the bottom of the sixth and yet the Trojans didn’t lay down. North hall tied the score at six each with two doubles and a single in the inning. Going quietly in the top of the seventh, the Tigers and their fans were not ready for what was to happen next. With the opportunity to steal a victory, the Trojans needed one run and that they would get. Two singles and a sacrifice fly sealed the win in walk off fashion giving the Trojans the last inning win by a score of 7-6.
Next up for the Tigers of Dawson Co. will be at home as they face these same Trojans in game two of the three game series on Thursday.