The Tigers of Dawson County cleated up to face Region opponent in the Trojans of North Hall at home last Wednesday afternoon. The Tigers reached deep down inside and fought to earn a win in the high scoring affair.
North Hall started the scoring in the first inning pushing one run across the plate but saw Dawson even things up in their half. The scoreboard saw zeros for the Trojans heading into the top half of the seventh. Plating 6 runs in the last ditch effort, North Hall fell short to the Tigers by a four-run margin. Taking the mound for Dawson was Sapp throwing 93 pitches over his 5 innings of work. Sapp allowed just 1 run on 5 hits, 1 walk, and 9 strikeouts in his dominating performance. K. Kelly came into work 2 innings in relief of Sapp. In his two innings, Kelly gave up 5 runs(4 earned) 4 hits, and 2 walks on 59 pitches. The defense behind the Dawson pitchers committed three errors in the game.
After the Tigers quick first inning run, things went a little quiet until the fourth. The batters found new life with the scoring of seven huge runs. The Tigers tapped out 7 hits in the inning as well as 1 walk and a hit bat’s man. Dawson added 2 insurance runs in the 6th inning to extend the lead to 10-1 at that point. As stated above, North Hall put up six in the last inning charge but fell short giving the Tigers a 10-6 region win. Several Tigers had an excellent day at the plate with Sapp going 3 for 4, scoring 2 runs and knocking in 2 runs, Allen was 2 for 3, 1 RBI and 3 runs scored, Lewis-1 for 2 with an RBI. Burt and Sapp had a stolen base. Allen and Sapp both homered for the Tigers.