Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

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May 10, 2014

GC Baseball: Dawson beats Dodd City 2-1 Saturday to sweep 1A DI area series

Corsicana —


    The Dawson Bulldogs will be moving on in the playoffs after closing out Dodd City 13-1 on Friday and 2-1 on Saturday.
    In games that were exact opposites from a hitting standpoint they were the same from a pitching and a defensive aspect. The defense was flawless in both games, bailing the pitching out the couple of times Dodd City did threaten to score.
      Trent Underwood pitched Game 1, going seven innings and allowing one run on three hits while striking out six.
    Jared Gray (3-5), 2 runs; Dalton Long (1-3), 2 runs; Lane Dotson (2-2), 4 runs, 3 RBI; Trent Underwood (3-5), 1 run, 4 RBI; Brandon Cehand (1-3), 2 RBI; Mason Burleson (1-5), 2 RBI; Justin Gray (1-3), 1 run; Connor McEntire (3 BB) and Seth Lachney 1-3), 2 runs led the way at the plate for the Bulldogs.
     After pounding out 13 hits on Friday night and scoring in six innings, the Bulldogs were feeling confident going into Saturday's game with Brandon Cehand taking the mound. Cehand cruised through the top of the first, allowing one base runner with two outs on a walk. He got the  clean up hitter to fly out to Gray at second to end the inning.
    Gray walked, advanced to second on a balk call, then advanced to third on a passed ball with one out. Dotson was hit by a pitch, and Underwood, who was coming off of a 3 for 5, four-RBI night Friday, hit a sacrifice fly to deep center to score Gray.
Dodd City answered in the sixth with a run on two hits and a walk, but Cehand buckled down and struck out the last two batters to leave the bases loaded.
    The Bulldogs quickly answered with a run in the bottom of the
sixth. Dotson drew a walk, stole second and Underwood collected the only Bulldog hit of the day with a sharp single to left field, scoring Dotson.
That’s all Cehand needed as he closed it out. He struck out the leadoff hitter, and Lachney made a nice running catch on a line drive for the second out. Cehand then got the next batter to fly out to seond to nail it down.
Cehand went the distance, allowing one run on six hits while striking out seven and walking just one.

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