The Creek Wood Lady Red Hawk softball team had a lot of reason to be excited on Friday afternoon. Fresh off a 10-inning, 1-run win over Class AAA power Clarksville High the night before, the young-but-experienced Class AA squad hosted another AAA school in Centennial. The Lady Red Hawks would prove rude hosts to the Lady Cougars, as CWHS slammed the door in a mercy-rule win, 11-0 in 5 innings.
Creek Wood scored a run in the first, second, and third innings before exploding for 8 in the bottom of the fourth. That put the lead above 10 going into the top of the fifth, and when Centennial went quietly in the top of the fifth, the “ten after five” mercy rule–a 10-run lead after 5 innings–was triggered, and the Lady Red Hawks got the win 2 innings early. Lexi Sigmon went all 4 innings for the Lady Cougars, but was overmatched; Tara Rahman walked twice against her, while Lillie Boydston and Kensli Douthit got 2 hits off her, Analeigh Coursey had 2 hits and 2 RBI, and Lennon Spicer drove in 2. However, it was a banner day for pitcher Libby Baldwin. The ace threw a 5-inning, complete-game no hit shutout, walking 2 and hitting one, and drove in 3 runs. Baldwin unsurprisingly was named player of the game.
In other Friday action, the Dickson County baseball team overcame a big deficit to pick up its first win of the season, 14-10 over Lawrence County, and the Creek Wood baseball team also nipped a Class AAA team with a 6-4 win at Columbia Central. The Red Hawks lost to Germantown 3-0 in other Friday night baseball action, and Dickson County softball lost 4-1 to Farragut.
On Saturday, Dickson County baseball lost to tournament host Pope John Paul II 4-2; the Knights are unbeaten on the season. The Cougars also lost 2-1 to Dyer County in a defensive gem. Creek Wood baseball had a rough Saturday at the Jim Painter Invitational in Columbia, losing 7-0 to Independence and 7-3 to Franklin.
Monday, Creek Wood baseball starts a home-and-home district set with a game at Camden, while Dickson County baseball starts a 3 game district tilt by hosting Independence. Creek Wood softball is off until Thursday, and Monday is the Dickson County softball game of the week as the Lady Cougars host Summit at 5pm.