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Senior southpaw Don Dabney carried the Taylor County Cardinals to a 10-0 victory over Washington County on Monday at Taylor County with a strong game at the plate and on the hill.
Dabney boosted his batting average thanks to a perfect 2-2 day at the plate to pace the Taylor County with a single in the third inning and a double in the fourth.
On the mound, Dabney gave up just one hit, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out four during his work in the five-inning, run-rule contest.
Five runs in the opening three innings allowed the Cardinals to pull away from the Commanders.
A sacrifice fly by Justin Hazel, a two-run error, an RBI single by Justice Gregory in the first inning supplied the early offense for the Taylor County Cardinals Varsity.
Taylor County increased their lead with three runs in the fourth. A double by Blake Caulk ignited the offense, scoring Gregory and Daniel Carney. That was followed up by Dabney’s double, bringing home Jordan Nicholas.
Taylor County tacked on another two runs in the fifth. A bases-loaded walk scored Noah Scott to start the scoring in the inning.
Dabney, Caulk and Carney had two-hit games while Caulk knocked in three runs and Gregory had two RBI.
• Cumberland County pushed across a run in the bottom of the eighth to edge Taylor County 3-2 on Friday in Burkesville.
Will Hollingsworth had the lone Cardinal hit.