Dickson County picked up a 7-1 victory in the first ever meeting between the Lady Cougars and Creek Wood.
After muddling through the first couple of innings, Creek Wood seized the early momentum. With no score, Kendall Street lead off the third inning with a walk and then moved up to second on a Braressa DeLoach sacrifice bunt. Two pitches later Becky Melton laced a ball into the left center field gap to score Street and give Creek Wood the early 1-0 lead. Brooklin Lee retired the next two hitters to get out of the inning without any further damage. Both teams went in order in their next at bats but in the bottom of the fourth, the Lady Cougars came alive.
After a lead off ground out my Makray Odom, Payton Grove hit a hard grounder to short for a single and then advanced to second on an error. Two pitches later, on a 1-0 count, Ashley Scott hit a home run over the new scoreboard in left field to give Dickson the 2-1 edge. Lee followed with a single but a fly out and ground out ended the inning with Dickson leading by two.
After another 1,2,3 Creek Wood half inning, the Lady Cougars went back to work in the fifth. Keyle Bell led off with a double into the left field corner, Becca Estes followed with a single to short but Bell couldn’t advance. Selena Crafton sacrificed to move both runners over then Odom followed with a bases clearing triple to make it 4-1 Dickson. Grove hit a sac fly to center to score Odom making it 5-1. Scott double and Lee moved her to third with a single but Allison Pendergrass grounded out to third to end the fifth.
Lee got Creek Wood to go in order again in the to of the sixth. In the bottom of the inning Katie White flexed in to bat for herself and reached on a Brett Jackson error at short. Bell grounded out to third but moved the runner to second. Estes extended the lead to 6-1 with an RBI single to left. Crafton singled to center and Dickson had runners at first and second but courtesy runner Savannah Mathis was picked off leaving just Crafton on the base paths. She moved all the way to third on a pair of errant pitches by Bailey Griffith that helped walk Odom. with runners on the corners Grove delivered an RBI single to make it 7-1 in the sixth. Scott grounded out to end the inning and Lee got the Lady Red Hawks in order again to end the game.
After surrendering the first run of the game, Lee didn’t allowed another baserunner the rest of the game. She finnished the day allowing one run, two hits, and striking out nine. Griffith scattered 12 hits and five earned runs over her six innings.
Dickson also came from behind in baseball Saturday, picking up a 10-9 win over the Red Hawks after trailing 9-5 earlier in the day. The win game Dickson a weekend sweep over the Red Hawks after taking game one 4-3 on Friday night.