Dawson stays in hunt with wins over Dobie and Pasadena

PEARLAND — The Dawson Eagles won a 9-8 shootout over the Dobie Longhorns to stay in the playoff hunt.

The teams banged out 23 hits hits between them, as well as six for extra bases.

The Eagles scored two run in the top of the first for a 2-0 lead, but Dobie answered with a run in their half of the inning to cut the lead in half 2-1.

It appeared that the Longhorns might run away with the game as they plated four runs in the bottom of the third for a 5-2 advantage, but Dawson answered with four runs of their own to take a 6-5 lead in the top of the fourth.

But the 'Horns tied up in the bottom half of the frame 6-6.

Dobie went back on top 7-6 in the bottom of the fifth, but the Eagles answered the challenge in the top of the sixth with three runs for a 9-7 lead.

The Longhorns were able to pick up one more run in the bottom of the sixth to draw close to 9-8, but that would be as close as they would get.

Chris Jefferson recorded the win for the Eagles as he allowed one run over two innings. Jefferson struck out three, walked two and gave up two hits.

Dawson 2 - Pasadena 1

Dawson enhanced its playoff chances with a 2-1 victory over Pasadena.

Tristan Perez had two hits for Dawson while pitcher Walker Clayton struck out six. Pasadena managed to collect just one hit off Eagle pitching.

Dawson is now 9-6 in district play and a half-game ahead of Manvel (8-6). If the teams finish tied, Dawson will be the No. 4 seed because the Mavericks won both head-to-head meetings.

However, if Dawson wins its finale against South Houston and Manvel loses one of its final two games, the Eagles would be the No. 3 seed in the playoffs.