Dawson gets wins over Pasadena and South Houston

PEARLAND — Jaedon Compton drove in the winning run to give the Dawson Eagles the lead in the sixth inning, as they hung on to beat Pasadena 7-6 on Tuesday.

Blake Toler walked to get on base in the sixth. He then went from first to second on a stolen base and then scored on the Compton hit for the game-winner.

Each team scored a run in the first inning making the score 1-1.

Dawson scored four times in the top if the sixth making the score 5-1, but Pasadena scored in the bottom half to close the gap to 5-2.

The Eagles erupted for two runs in the top of the seventh to make the score 7-2 and seemingly putting away Pasadena, but they were going to go down easy as they scored four runs in the final frame to close to within one 7-6.

Dawson closer Chris Jefferson stepped in relief of Drake Rainer to put away the final two outs to record the save. Rainer allowed five runs over 6 1/3 innings for the victory. He struck out three, walked one and surrendered eight hits.

The Eagles got only seven hits including a double by Tristan Perez and a triple by Chris Jefferson.

Dawson 6 - South Houston 5

Dawson scored four runs in the first inning and then had to hold on for a 6-5 district win over South Houston.

The Eagles scored in the first on an RBI single by Chris Jefferson, an RBI single by Michael Oyervides, a single by Zach Smith, and an error.

South Houston scored a pair of runs in the top of the third while Dawson answered with a run in the bottom of the third making the score 5-2.

Once again, both teams added a run in the fourth frame to make the score 6-3.

The Trojans made an attempt to tie the game in the top of the seventh as they scored two runs to cut the margin to 6-5 before the Eagles were able to put out the fire for the win.

Walker Clayton picked up the win on the mound. He allowed three runs over six innings. Clayton struck out six, walked two and gave up four hits.

Dawson closer Jefferson put away the final three outs to record the save.

Jefferson also got it done at the playing going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and one RBI including his second-straight triple.