By William Weathers, The Advocate
The miniature toy shark that’s been prominently perched outside The Dunham School’s dugout since last season represented a reoccurring theme in Monday’s District 8-2A encounter at rival Episcopal.
The Tigers offense went into an early feeding frenzy, scoring five runs in the top of the first inning that tipped off a 13-hit onslaught in a 15-2 run-rule victory after five innings.
“We found it at school last year,” Dunham designated hitter Benton Davis said of the shark. “It was like we had a team mascot and we decided to keep it.”
Dunham (21-6, 7-0 in 8-2A) extended its win streak to seven games, reaching double-figure runs six times in that span.
The Tigers, who host the Knights (13-10, 5-1) at 6 p.m. Tuesday, registered their 13th mercy-rule victory of the season.
“It’s a game of momentum, and our guys really feed off each other,” Dunham coach Sham Gabehart said. “When you put up a five-spot in the first it obviously helps you, but they’ll be back and ready to get after us.”
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