GAINESVILLE – North Hall only needed two innings to knock off Dawson County, 6-3, and take the best of three series Thursday afternoon at Jody Davis Field.
Jackson Dyer pitched six innings for the Trojans (3-7, 2-1), allowing two runs on six hits and struck out five Tigers.
Dawson’s Hudson Sapp opened the game with a home run blast over the right field fence, giving the Tigers (3-2, 1-2) the early momentum and a 1-0 advantage going to the bottom of the first.
But the momentum didn’t last long for the Tiger defense. Dawson pitcher Brandon Cramer struggled to find a rhythm after grabbing the first out of the inning. Cramer walked three straight to load the bases, then walked Tyler Brooks, which scored Daniel Seavey to tie the game at 1-1.
Two batters later, Cramer was called for a balk, scoring Caleb Wiley. North Hall scored two more runs off a Tiger error. Both Wes Tadman and Brooks strolled home, giving the Trojans a 4-1 lead.
The Tigers added run in the second off a sacrifice fly from Jackson Verhoven to centerfield. The fly scored Kristian Kelly.
The Trojans scored two more runs in the bottom of the second off a Dawson error.
Dawson’s TJ Allen scored the Tigers final run in the third inning off a ground out by Mauricio Hernandez.
The Tigers will host Cherokee Bluff Monday at 5:55 p.m.
North Hall will travel to GAC Monday at 5:55 p.m.
WEST HALL 0
The Lions scored 10 runs off 11 hits to shutout West Hall Thursday afternoon in five innings at home.
Ian Echols earned the win on the mound allowing three hits and one K.
Echols also was 2-for-3 at the plate with three RBI
KJ Millwood 2-for-3 with an RBI, stolen base and a run scored
Skyler Thellman and Jordan Thomas each had an RBI
Lakeview (7-1) will host Commerce Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
HABERSHAM CENTRAL 10
WHITE COUNTY 4
The Raiders exploded for six first-inning runs to set the pace in the win over White County Thursday on the road.
Colby Jones drove in three runs on a 1-for-4 performance at the plate. Jess Wilbanks was 2-for-4 with two RBI. Payton Irvin, Hogan Pitts and Alex McFarlane each drove in a run for the Raiders.
Irvin picked up the win for Habersham, going six innings, no earned runs and four strikeouts.
Along with the six-run first inning, the Raiders scored one run in the second and three in the fourth.
White County scored three runs in the second and one in the seventh.
Habersham Central (8-3) will host West Hall Saturday for a doubleheader, starting at 1 p.m.
DESOTO CENTRAL 3
The Wolves scored four runs in the third inning then held on to beat DeSoto Central in Hoover, Ala.
David Ramsey picked up the win for the Wolves, going five and two-thirds innings, striking out seven.
Joseph Salvo drove in two runs for the Wolves, and Kaleb Elder and Evan Place had one RBI.
FLOWERY BRANCH 10
The Falcons hammered out 10 runs to rout Lanier Thursday night on the road.
Andrew Armstrong pitched five innings to grab the win, allowing one run on four hits and 10 strikeouts.
Kaleb Freeman was 2-for-3 with 3 RBI. Zander Sachrist also had 3 RBI. JB Bell, Armstrong, Anthony Woeltje each had an RBI.
Branch scored four runs in the fourth, one in the second, two in fourth and three in the seventh.
Lanier scored its lone run in the fifth inning.
The Falcons (4-3-1) will host Central Carroll Friday at 5:55 p.m.