Dade County weathered a push by Chattooga in the fourth inning where the Wolverines coughed up three runs, but Dade County still won 13-3 on Monday. Chattooga’s offense in the inning was led by Pledger and Stephens, who each had RBIs in the inning. The Wolverines got things started early in the first inning when the top of the lineup notched five hits to begin the trend. Dade County then scored six runs in the third inning. The offensive onslaught by Dade County was led by Landon Williams, Eli Kimball, Nolan Heath, and Brodie Swader, all knocking in runs in the inning.
Brett Kay earned the victory on the mound for the Wolverines. The bulldog allowed two hits and zero runs over three innings, striking out five and walking one. Eli Kimball and Kaden Moore entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief. Jarrett was on the hill for Chattooga. The pitcher lasted six innings, allowing 20 hits and 13 runs while striking out two and walking one. Dade County had six players who racked up multiple hits including Brett Kay, Landon Williams, Brayden Nethery, Zeke Wheeler, Eli Kimball, and Brodie Swader. Brett Kay led the way with four hits in five at bats. Swader led the Wolverines with two stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with six stolen bases.
The Wolverines move to 7 – 8 overall and 5 – 1 in region play. Dade County has already won its first two region series, winning two games to one versus Coosa and winning both contests against Fannin County. The third game versus Fannin was postponed due to weather. Dade County and Chattooga are scheduled to resume their series on Wednesday at home. With showers looking certain, this game could be pushed to Thursday. Stay tuned.