On Tuesday the 25th of September the Lady Tigers traveled to Fannin Co. High School to face off with the Lady Rebels in the last game of the 2018 regular season. The Lady Tigers coming in to this game 9-12 overall and 5-7 in region play were looking to notch one more win before the region tournament starts up in the next few days.
The Lady Rebels started the scoring in the bottom of the first inning putting up 1 run and another in the second to carry a 2-0 lead heading in to the top of the third. Dawson didn’t stay quiet for long with 2 runs of their own by way of 1 walk, a single and a pass ball to tie up the game at 2 each. The fourth and fifth innings had the Lady Tigers strike again. The 4th inning runs came on 2 singles(Martinez and Henson) and 1 error. The 1 run in the 5th proved to be huge for Dawson as it would turn out to be the difference in the game. Brandi Williams reached on a bunt single and scored later in the inning on a Fannin error. The 5-2 score held until the bottom of the seventh when the Lady Rebels made a last inning charge with 2 runs falling short for a 5-4 Dawson victory. Maggie Schandera took the circle for Dawson for the 7 inning victory. On 79 pitches Schandera allowed 4 runs( all 4 unearned) on 5 hits with 3 strikeouts.
Carol Drake, Brandi Williams, Olivia Martinez and Bella Henson led at the plate for Dawson. Kaselyn Martin and Kendall Martin both coaxed walks for the Lady Tigers. The Lady Tigers will take the field on Saturday morning in game 1 of the region tournament against these same Lady rebels.