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Big Day for Creek Wood Girls at East

The Creek Wood Lady Red Hawks traveled to East Hickman on Thursday night, facing a Lady Eagle squad which had played around 10 fewer games this season than the visiting Lady Red Hawks. The home side got Creek Wood to go in order in the top of the first and scratched for a 1-0 lead in the bottom half, but the Lady Red Hawks would quickly turn that around and topple East Hickman in an 18-1 run-rule blowout.

Freshman pitcher Bailey Griffith allowed a leadoff single in the bottom of the first to Brooke Graham, and three batters later Morgan Tucker singled to left, scoring Graham and giving East a 1-0 lead. Every out in the inning was by the fly ball, and the Lady Eagles would load the bases with two away, but Griffith worked her magic and limited the damage to 1-0 through one complete.

Back to back walks to open the top of the second set the table for Creek Wood, and after a strikeout the runners moved up on a groundout. Montana Thomas doubled to center with two outs to clear the bases and give the Lady Red Hawks a lead they would never relinquish, up 2-1.

Griffith would settle down immediately, retiring the next 8 batters she faced and 11 of the next 12 batters she faced from the second inning on. The offense would prop her up in every inning but the first as well, as Sam Davenport doubled home Kayla Jackson in the third to make it 3-1. The Lady Red Hawks would tally 6 times in the fourth and 9 more in the fifth, capped off by Griffith’s 3 RBI double in the fourth, Brett Jackson’s 2 RBI double in the fifth, and Thomas’ 2 RBI double in the fifth.

The Lady Red Hawks led 18-1 going into the bottom of the fifth, needing just three outs to earn a mercy rule win. Griffith got two quick outs, but back to back walks and a single loaded the bases for the Lady Eagles. Despite the trouble, Griffith worked her way out of trouble with a simple ground ball to short, and the road team earned a massive win in the district race, improving to 16-10-2.

Montana Thomas led the way for Creek Wood, going 3-for-4 with 5 RBI and 3 runs scored. Griffith went 1-for-3, but drove in 3 runs, and Brett Jackson went 2-for-2 with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored. Kayla Jackson went 3-for-5 with 3 runs scored and an RBI, while Davenport and Braressa DeLoach also had an RBI each.

Griffith went 5 complete innings for Creek Wood, scattering 4 hits and walking 3 while allowing just 1 run without striking out anyone. East Hickman needed 3 pitchers to get through the contest; the trio combined to allow 18 runs, 9 earned, 18 hits, 6 walks, and 4 strikeouts.

The Creek Wood boys blasted Harpeth 14-0 in baseball action at Creek Wood. However, the lopsided contest caused tempers to flare, leading to a fight, ejections, and possible police involvement. RFC Sports will release more information as it becomes available.

The Dickson County Lady Cougars picked up a non-district win at Harpeth 3-1 on Thursday. The baseball Cougars were off, as they play a doubleheader at Franklin on Friday.

Lady Cougars Lock Up District with Ravenwood Blowout

Dickson County topped Ravenwood to secure first place in the regular season Tuesday night. After Brooklin Lee got the Lady Raptors to go in order in the first, their coaches decided started Hailey Erickson in the circle, in an apparent attempt to throw off the Lady Cougars with slower pitching. The strategic play didn’t pay off though and Erickson was replaced after only two thirds of an inning. That was due mostly to the fast start of Dickson County. Selena Crafton walked to start their half inning and Makray Odom chased her home with a rocket triple into the left field corner to make it 1-0 Dickson. Payton Grove flew out to center and Odom could not advance but after a bunt single by Ashley Scott and a Brooklin Lee pop out, Allison Pendergrass drove Odom in with a two out single to right. After the run scored Ravenwood went to their bullpen for regular starter Abby Irwin. Immediately Irwin settled things with a ground out to third to end the inning.

In the second inning, Ravenwood had runners on the corners with two outs but could not push a run across. In the bottom half of the inning Irwin got Keyle Bell, Becca Estes and Crafton to go in order leaving the score 2-0 Dickson after two innings.

Carlie Cantrell led off the third by reaching on an error from Ashley Scott. She advanced to second on a groundout and moved to third on a sacrifice bunt. Demi Patonis battled Lee to a 3-2 count and then singled to right to score Cantrell and cut the lead in half 2-1. Pendergrass slipped on a fly ball to left which allowed Haley Barnette to reach before Lee struck out Drew Dudley to end the threat still leading by one. The bottom of the third started with a ground out by Odom. Grove followed with a double to left but was called out when she was hit by a line drive from Ashley Scott before the ball reached any infielder.  With two outs and Scott at first, Lee walked then Pendergrass drove a ball to right and scored Scott. Savannah Mathis (running for Lee) advanced to third and Pendergrass moved up to second on the throw. Keely Buchanan to score both runners before Bell grounded out to end the inning with Dickson now on top 5-1.

Irwin picked up her second double of the game, sandwiched between a pair of Lady Raptor strike outs, and Cantrell grounded out to end the inning. Dickson got a leadoff single from Estes but Crafton, Odom, and Grove went in order to prevent any further scoring.

Ravenwood got a pair of singles in the fifth but again Lee turned the Lady Raptors away without a run. Dickson then exploded to shut the door on Ravenwood and the district in the bottom of the inning. Scott walked and Lee followed with a laser to left center for a two run homer making it 7-1 Dickson. Pendergrass reached on an error by Myers at third and advanced to second on a fielder’s choice by Buchanan. Bell drove her in with a single to center and Estes drove Bell in with a two run homer to left making it 10-1 Lady Cougars. With the bases clear and one out Crafton walked and moved to second on an Odom single. Grove struck out but Scott singled to right, scoring Crafton. Lee struck out to end the inning but Dickson led 11-1, which could have ended the game but the teams had not agreed to a 10-after-5 rule before the game so the game continued.

Ravenwood got two more hits in the sixth but could not bring anyone around to score. Dickson tacked on two more runs in the bottom of the sixth. The first when Estes reached on an error allowing Pendergrass to score and the second on a Crafton sacrifice fly that scored Buchanan.

Lee got the Lady Raptors to go in order in the sixth to close the game out 13-1 and secure the regular season district title for Dickson County.

Dickson baseball took a pair of losses to Ravenwood Tuesday night 10-1 and . They’ll play game three of the series on Wednesday at 7 weather permitting.

Creek Wood baseball got a 6-4 win over Camden. Kyle Klotz got the complete game win.

The Lady Redhawks lost 3-1 to Camden at home Tuesday night.

 

CW Baseball Drubs Dyersburg On Day 2 of Tourney

The Creek Wood Red Hawks opened their Friday experience in the 2015 Good Day to Play tournament with a relatively businesslike 6-1 win over the Dyersburg Trojans on Friday night. The Red Hawks scored 2 runs in the 1st, 3rd, and 4th innings, and Creek Wood pitching had a 3-hitter working through 5 innings with just one Trojan advancing as far as third when Dyersburg scored in the 6th.

Creek Wood got on the board early off some odd circumstances. Stevan Armstrong walked the first 3 batters he faced, then Kyle Klotz sacrificed to score Mathis Duncan. Kyle Heggie hit into a fielder’s choice to third, and the Trojans gunned down Paul Rahman at the plate putting runners at first and third with two outs. Two pitches later, Tyler Hines scored from third on a passed ball, before Armstrong gathered himself and got out of the inning by striking out Zeke Lecomte. The Red Hawks led 2-0 after one inning, but somehow Armstrong was throwing a no-hitter.

While Heggie continued to work on the mound for Creek Wood and retired the first six batters he saw, Armstrong continued the strange no-hitter, putting two runners on for the Red Hawks by hitting them, but getting out of trouble again with a fielder’s choice, a pop out, and a ground out.

Austin Purvis would break up Heggie’s no-hitter by singling on the first pitch he saw in the top of the third, and the Trojans would get him to third before Heggie worked a pop-out to slam the door. The everyday first baseman for the Red Hawks worked just one over the minimum through three, and his offense was about to help him out again in the bottom half. Lucas Dial would come on to relieve Armstrong, and immediately give up the no hitter as Hines would single to right. Klotz would then reach on a fielder’s choice that got Hines, but Heggie would single to put runners at the corners and Lecomte would single to make it 3-0. Brendan Dickens tried to bunt, but the Trojan defense turned it into a fielder’s choice and gunned down Heggie at third, before Nash Faught doubled to left to score Lecompte from second and make it 4-0 anyway.

The Red Hawks made a switch heading into the fourth, sending in Faught to protect  Heggie’s 27-pitch, 3-inning 1-hitter as the tournament would likely take its toll on the Creek Wood pitching staff over the weekend. Faught would allow a 2-out single and a walk in the frame, but otherwise escape unscathed. The wheels fell off for Dyersburg in the bottom of the fourth, however, as Duncan, Rahman, and Hines all reached on errors to open the frame; Duncan and Rahman scored before Klotz even reached the batter’s box, and though Dial got three straight outs the damage was done. Creek Wood led 6-0 heading to the top of the fifth, and Dyersburg had 9 outs left to rally when they’d managed just 2 hits and gotten only one runner past second base.

A single and a steal would put a Trojan in scoring position in the fifth, but Faught would let him get no further. Dyersburg would end the shutout in the sixth, however. Cade Coffman led off with a single, but Robert Worley would reach on a fielder’s choice that cut down the lead runner at second. Worley would take second on a passed ball, and get to third on a single, before Zack Mullins grounded out to score Worley and make it 6-1. Faught would ensure there was no 2-out lightning, however, as he got out of the 6th with a strikeout to end the threat.

A 2-out double by Kyle Klotz in the bottom of the 6th would be for naught, but Faught would need just 9 pitches to work 3 fly-outs to retire the side in the top of the 7th, and the Red Hawks would pick up a big win at home 6-1.

Heggie would earn player of the game honors for working 3 scoreless, 1-hit innings, striking out 1, but it was more for his efficiency than anything else. He retired the first 6 batters he saw, 4 of them on 1 pitch each, and needed just 27 pitches to get through 3 innings. He faced 1 over the minimum, threw first-pitch strikes to 7 of the 10 batters he faced, and threw just 8 pitches for balls his entire outing. Faught worked a steady 4 innings of relief, scattering 4 hits and allowing the 1 run, walking 1 but striking out 2. Armstrong took the loss, allowing 2 runs but only 1 earned in the 2-inning no-hitter, while walking 3 and striking out 1. Dial allowed 5 hits and 4 runs, 2 earned, striking out 1 in 4 innings of relief.

Only Jacob Austin had more than one hit for the Trojans, going 2-for-3, while Zach Mullins had the only RBI on the day, going 0-for-2 with a walk. Worley went 0-for-3 with a strikeout, scoring the only Dyersburg run in the process. No batter for Creek Wood had more than 1 of the Red Hawks’ 5 hits, either, but Klotz went 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI, while Lecomte did the same. Faught also went 1-for-3 for the only other Red Hawk RBI on the day.

In other Good Day to Play action locally, Dickson County beat Grace Christian 7-6 on Friday before socking Overton 11-0. Dyersburg recovered from the loss to Creek Wood by beating the Cougars 3-2 on Saturday, but then the Trojans lost 13-0 to Rossview. Northeast beat Dickson County 5-3 in the late game Saturday at Shelby Rye Field.  Creek Wood made it a sweep of the GDTP tournament by edging Grace Christian 6-4 and Columbia Academy 9-8 on Saturday.

Creek Wood softball played in the Border Battle tournament and got a split on Friday. The Lady Red Hawks topped Stewarts Creek from Smyrna 6-2, then lost 6-5 to Tullahoma. On Saturday, the Lady Red Hawks lost 5-0 to Hendersonville and lost 7-5 to Athens, AL. The Lady Cougars were supposed to play Beech on Friday night, but the Lady Bucs had to drop that game to make up district play instead. They did manage to play a district game on Thursday, besting Franklin 10-0.

Weather Causes More Cancellations, Changes

The rain that soaked the Dickson area Monday and pop-up showers during the day on Tuesday are already turning the spring sports schedule on its head.

Creek Wood softball at Hickman County tonight has already been rained out. The game is scheduled to be made up tomorrow afternoon at 5pm.

Dickson County baseball is hosting a doubleheader today starting at 4:30pm against Centennial to make up the rained-out game from yesterday. The Cougars host Centennial for JV tomorrow, then will make up the last varsity game at Centennial Thursday at 7pm.

Dickson County softball is playing at home against Centennial today at 5, then making up Monday’s game at Ravenwood Wednesday afternoon at 3pm. They’re also slated to host South Fulton Saturday at 11pm and will play Creek Wood at 4pm that afternoon.

Creek Wood baseball is making up its rained out game from yesterday with a varsity doubleheader in Charlotte, hosting Waverly starting at 4:30p,.

CW Softball Drops Heartbreaker

The Creek Wood Lady Red Hawks rallied from behind two times to tie the game on the road at Fairview, and were one strike away from forcing extra innings, but an RBI single let the Lady Jackets walk off with a 5-4 District win on Thursday night.

Alli Mazeall broke things open for Fairview with a 2-out, 2-RBI double to make it 2-0 Fairview in the first. Creek Wood responded by getting 2 on with 1 out in the top of the second, but back to back strikeouts ended the threat.

In the top of the third, Braressa DeLoach hit a 1-out single, then Becky Melton sent the second pitch she saw over the left-center field fence to tie the game at 2-2. Brett Jackson slammed the door on the Lady Jackets with back to back perfect innings, but Fairview broke through in the bottom of the fifth. Jackson allowed back to back singles to start the inning, then two batters later the second baseman Latta cleared the bases with a 1-out, 2-RBI double to make it 4-2 Fairview.

Samantha Davenport singled to lead off the top of the sixth, but the next two batters made outs without moving her over. Montana Thomas doubled to left to score Davenport, then Sloan Batey made it back to back doubles to score Thomas and tie the game at 4-4.

Fairview managed a single in the bottom of the sixth against Bailey Griffith, but the starter-turned-reliever got free of the jam. Creek Wood came up in the top of the seventh looking for its first lead of the game, but Lady Jackets pitcher Linzee Perry sat the Lady Red Hawks down in order and put Fairview in position to walk off with the win in the bottom half.

Griffith got into serious trouble in the critical bottom of the seventh. A single, an error, and a walk loaded the bases with no one out, meaning anything in play could potentially score a run for the home side and end the game, but Creek Wood wasn’t done yet. The freshman would induce a pop out under the infield fly rule, then get the pitcher Perry to hit into a fielder’s choice with a force at home. Two-sport athlete Jessie Mangrum strode to the plate, with a chance to win the game with a hit or walk, or to send it to extra innings with an out. Griffith worked the count full, but Mangrum lifted the payoff pitch to right field and dropped it just in front of DeAnna Massey for a walkoff single and a 5-4 Fairview win.

Latta and Mazeall each had 2 RBI for the Lady Jackets, while Mangrum had 1 RBI and the game winner. Creek Wood was led by MVP Melton, who went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI, a homer, and a run scored. Thomas went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored; Batey went 1-for-3 with an RBI; and Davenport went 2-for-3 with a run scored. Jackson went 5 innings complete, allowing 4 earned runs and 7 hits while striking out 5, and Griffith went an inning and two thirds, allowing 3 hits and an unearned run while fanning 2 and walking 1. Perry picked up the win with a complete game 9-hitter, allowing 4 earned runs but walking none and striking out 6.

One field over, the Creek Wood baseball team thumped Fairview 7-0 in Williamson County. Rounding out the county action, the Dickson County Lady Cougars took a pair of games against teams from Alabama, winning 5-4 over Sparkman and 5-1 over Buckhorn, and Dickson County baseball was rained out at Montgomery Central.

Banner Day for CWHS

The Red Hawk Nation can wake up with pride on Wednesday, because Creek Wood had an awesome Tuesday spanning three sports. The baseball side scored a 4-1 district win over Hickman County, while softball also got a win and a volleyball standout made a college commitment.

The Red Hawks got started in the first as Paul Rahman doubled off Landon McCaleb, then Tyler Hines walked. Creek Wood pitcher Kyle Klotz stepped to the plate, and Rahman stole third. Later in the at bat, Hines broke for second, and Rahman stole home as the Bulldogs didn’t have a play to either base. Still in Klotz’s at bat, Hines would later steal third, and when Klotz reached on an error Hines would score to make it 2-0 Creek Wood. McCaleb settled down and got two ground balls to get out of the inning, but the damage was already done.

Brenden Dickens singled in the bottom of the second, then stole second base. Dylan DePriest grounded out to short, which moved the runner over, and Levi Plaster reached on an error which scored Dickens to make it 3-0 Red Hawks. Mathis Duncan would be hit by a pitch to put runners at the corners with one out in the second, but the Red Hawks would leave two in scoring position as the Bulldogs wriggled out of further trouble.

Hayden Dearman would get Hickman County on the board in the top of the third, without the benefit of a hit. Dearman drew a leadoff walk, stole second, took third on a wild pitch, and scored on a one-out ground out to second by Cooper Mays to trim the lead to 3-1.

McCaleb would need all of his magic in the bottom of the fifth to keep Creek Wood from blowing the game wide open. Hines and Klotz would lead the way with back to back singles putting runners at the corners with nobody out. Klotz would take second, but couldn’t tag up as Kyle Heggie hit a sacrifice fly to score Hines and make it a 4-1 game with one out and a runner in scoring position. Klotz would get caught stealing third to clear the bases, but Zeke Lecomte walked and Dickins would single to put runners at the corners again with two gone in the frame. McCaleb would dig deep however, and strike out the last batter he faced on the day–DePriest, to retire the side in the fifth.

In the top of the sixth, Hickman County tried small-ball to get back into the game as Morgan Patton hit a one out single, was sacrificed to second, and took third as Nathan Clinard reached on an error to put runners at the corners with two out in the inning and just four outs left for the Bulldogs. The tying run would come to the plate, but Klotz forced a simple ground ball to get out of the jam and get to the bottom of the sixth.

Jon Michael Ward would come in for the bottom half for the Bulldogs, and he would prove effective, allowing just a Rahman single while striking out two. Down to their last three outs and down three runs to open the first, Hickman County could simply tip its cap to the timely pitching of Klotz. The two-sport ace needed just three pitches to induce two line-outs and a ground out, retiring the side in order to polish off a complete game 4-1 win.

Rahman went 2-for-4 with a run scored, while Dickens went 2-for-3 with a run as well. Klotz, Heggie, and Plaster each drove in a run for the Red Hawks. In addition to that 1-for-3 day at the plate, Klotz earned MVP honors for a masterful pitching performance, a complete game 2-hitter, striking out 4 while walking 2. Klotz allowed 1 of his hits in the first and another in the sixth, and needed just 76 pitches to get through 7 complete innings.

The Creek Wood Lady Red Hawks traveled to Waverly on Tuesday night, and beat the Tigerettes 7-3 on the road for a big district win. And to make the win that much sweeter, Lady Red Hawk second baseman Samantha Davenport signed with Martin Methodist on Tuesday, to continue her volleyball career.

The only team in action on Wednesday night will be Dickson County softball, which hosts Independence for a make-up game at 5:00pm. The RFC Sports Hour will be on the air at 6:00pm, talking with Creek Wood boys’ basketball coach Charles Taylor about the team’s recent run to the TSSAA Class AA Boys’ Basketball Tournament. And all four of our teams get back in action on Thursday, with both CWHS squads playing at Fairview, the Lady Cougars playing in a tournament in Huntsville, and DCHS baseball playing at Montgomery Central.

Cougars Take Independence Series With A 4-2 Win

Dickson County locked up their second district series win of the season Wednesday night with a 4-2 win over the visiting Eagles of Independence. After grabbing the 3-0 shutout win Tuesday night the Cougars stayed hot behind the bats of Ben Powlas and Trey Grimes along with the “businessman like” performance of Blake Greer on the mound.

Greer got three ground outs in four batters in the top of the first to hold the Eagles in check and get his offense an opportunity. In the bottom of the inning Greer flied out to center on the second pitch he saw. Powlas followed him and took a one and two pitch to deep left center for a solo home run, his fourth of the season, giving Dickson the early 1-0 advantage. Dickson managed another base hit on Bret Lyell’s line drive single to right but failed to bring him around.

Up 1-0, Greer gave up a leadoff single to Adam Martin in the top of the second. A sacrifice bunt moved Martin to second with one out but Greer caught Martin leaning toward third and picked him off for the second out. Garrett Buttrey flied out to Lyell in foul territory to end the inning. Dickson went back to work in the bottom of the second. Grimes lead off with a hard single to left and took second when the throw was slow getting in from left. Santino Miranda tried to bunt Grimes over to third but Trent Starr, the Eagle starter, slipped and fell fielding the bunt. He recovered and threw to first from a seated position, first basemen Cameron Carroll dropped the throw and Grimes came around to score on the error. Starr got Ethan Henley and Collin Brown to end the inning with Dickson now up 2-0.

Greer took control in the third, getting the Eagles to go in order and holding them scoreless through three innings. The Cougars once again found a run in the home half of the third. Greer, helping his own cause, singled to short to start things off. That brought Powlas back to the plate, he took the first pitch he saw to the left field corner for an RBI double, putting Dickson up 3-0. The next three Cougars went in order to end the third.

That score held up until the top of the 6th inning. Luke Jones singled to center on a 2-2 pitch then Tommy Morren hit a hard ground ball to right to put two on with no outs. Greer appeared to labor for the first time all night but struck out the next to batters. A passed ball during the next at bat moved the runners to second and third with two outs. Martin delivered a hard grounder to center to plate Jones and Morren and pull the Eagles within one run 3-2. Greer got Jake Current to roll a ground ball back to the mound and end the inning with Dickson clinging to the one run lead. In the bottom of the 6th, the Cougars got an insurance run. Lyell lead off with a fly out to right but Jack Sensing got on with a hard ground ball back up the box. Grimes singled to center and Sensing moved u to third, Coach Rodney Parker dialed up a squeeze bunt and Sensing scored standing up to make it 4-2 Cougars. Ethan Henley grounded out to second to end the inning.

In the seventh, Buttrey walked on four pitches to start things off for the Eagles. Caleb Reed tried to sacrifice bunt Buttrey over bunt no one cover first base for the Cougars. Reed was safe and Buttrey advanced to third on the play. With runners on the corners Ethan Huner scorched a line drive to first but Lyell snagged it and landed on first base for a double play, Buttrey held tight at third. With two outs, Greer got Jones to ground out to second for the final out and the Cougars won their second straight district series.

Creek Wood baseball played a pair of games schedule for Thursday on Wednesday night instead to try and avoid the rain. The Red Hawks took the first game 13-4 over Goodpasture and topped host team Sycamore 9-2 early on. Nash Faught picked up the win for the Red Hawks. The Lady Cougars got a two run homer from Makray Odom and Payton Grove had a solo shot to give the Lady Cougars a 3-0 over Brentwood. Brooklin Lee was stellar once again with a three hit shut out and 17 strikeouts.

Lee, Lady Cougars Blank Franklin 7-0

The Dickson County Lady Cougars moved to 7-0 (1-0) with a 7-0 blowout of the visiting Franklin Lady Rebels Tuesday night.

Junior Brooklin Lee mowed down the Lady Rebels in the first inning with a  pair of ground outs and her first strike out of the night. In the bottom of the first, Dickson start a methodical offensive onslaught that allowed them to pull away. Selena Crafton walked on the first four pitches she saw, Makray Odom followed with a single which set Payton Grove up with two on and no outs. Grove used a sacrifice bunt to move the runners into scoring position for Ashley Scott. Scott appeared to fly out to right field but Catherine Keeton dropped the ball which allowed Scott to reach on a two base error and both runners scored. Back to back ground outs ended the inning but put Dickson up 2-0 after one.

In the second, Franklin got their first baserunner. After a Sydney Smith strikeout, Keeton sent a bounding ball toward third, Keely Buchanan couldn’t handle the ball and Keeton reach on an error. Lee struckout Maddy Sherwood, her pitching counterpart, and the Becca Estes gunned down a courtesy runner moments later to end the inning.

After a leadoff single by Buchanan to start the second, the Lady Cougars went in order still leading 2-0.

Lee tallied two more strikeouts in the top of the third. then in the bottom of the inning Grove and Scott hit back to back singles. Grove moved up to third on the Scott single leaving runners on the corner and one out for Lee. She delivered a ground ball to third, Smith looked Grove back but as soon as the ball was thrown to first the senior broke for home and scored ahead of the throw back from first to put Dickson up 3-0.

Franklin went in order again in the top of the fourth. Buchanan led off the home half of the fourth with a bunt single to third. Keyle Bell sacrificed to move her up but Becca Estes followed with a pop up to the catcher. With two outs, Crafton hit a grounder back to the mound but first basemen Bryanna Lamm mishandled the throw and allowed Crafton to reach. Buchanan came in from second on the overthrow putting Dickson up 4-0 to start the fifth.

Franklin got a walk by Sherwood after the first two batters of the inning stuckout but Lamm struck out to end the inning and the threat by the Lady Rebels. Dickson loaded the bases with three straight single by Scott, Lee, and Allison Pendergrass but only managed to push across one run in the inning when Bell hit a shot back up the middle to center.

Leading 5-0 Lee got Franklin to go in order and had a no hitter through six complete innings. Crafton led off the home half with a single. Odom flew out to right for the first out. Grove followed with a rocket RBI double to left. She advanced to came around to score on a Scott RBI single. Scott was thrown out trying to take second and Lee struck out to end the inning.

Lee surrendered a solid single to Libby Sugg, a BYU signee, to break up the no-no and then allowed a follow up single to Cassie Hayes. With two runners on Lee got strikeout number 10 by K-ing Smith. She then throw out Sugg on a fielders choice for the second out and Sherwood struck out to end the game.

Lee got the win with 11 strikeouts over 7 innings, walked 1 and surrendered a pair of hits. Grove was 2 for 3 with a single, a double, an RBI, and two runs scored, playing in the number 28 jersey instead of her traditional number 23 jersey. Tuesday night’s two hits doubled her season total, no word yet on whether she will continue to wear the 28 jersey.

Other scores from Tuesday night; Dickson County baseball got the win over Independence 3-0, Ben Powlas had a two run home run and Brett Lyell pitched a complete game three hit shutout to get the win. The Creek Wood Lady Red Hawks got an 8-2 win over East Hickman, Brett Jackson had a pair of home runs in the win. Creek Wood baseball also got the win in extra innings. Zeke Lecomte (pronounced Lecount) got a two run double to tie the game at 7 in the 7th. Tyler Hines knocked in Mathis Duncan for an 8-7 lead in the top of the eighth and the Red Hawks would go on to win 9-7 in 8 innings. Ryan Holley got the win, Hines picked up the save.

 

CW Girls Outlast Lewis

As the cold crept in and the Hohenwald sky darkened, Creek Wood’s early lead got trimmed and the Lady Panther bats woke up. Fortunately for the visitors, the long trip and reasonably long game went the way of CWHS, as the Lady Red Hawks held on for an 8-5 win at Lewis County in District 11-AA softball play.

Freshman Bailey Griffith got the start for Creek Wood on the road, dueling with Kayla Saylon for Lewis County.  The Lady Red Hawks struck first with a 3-run top of the second. Sloan Batey drew a bases-loaded, one-out walk to score Samantha Davenport, then Griffith reached on an error by Saylon that scored Brett Jackson to make it 2-0. DeeAnna Massie scored on a sacrifice fly from Kayla Jackson for the third run, but Saylon got out of the inning by getting Montana Thomas to pop out.

Griffith escaped the bottom of the second allowing just a walk, then the war clubs came back out in the top of the third. Davenport doubled, then Brett Jackson doubled her home, and after a Massey single Delaney Bryant singled to center to score Jackson and make it 5-0 Creek Wood.  Lewis County caught Massey at third, then, got Batey to foul tip the ball into the catcher’s mitt to avoid further damage.

Lewis County would finally find an answer in the bottom of the fourth, as Lexie Carroll was hit by a pitch leading off, made it to second on a one-out walk, and was doubled home by Saylon with two outs to make it 5-1 Creek Wood. In the bottom of the fifth, Olivia Brewer drew a one out walk, then got to second two batters later as Carroll reached on an error. Kendall Bain would knock a two-out double to center to plate Brewer, and it was 5-2 Lady Red Hawks.

Shaky defense by the Lady Panthers helped Creek Wood get those runs back in the top of the sixth. Batey led off and reached on an error by Carroll at short, then Griffith tried to bunt her over and popped up the bunt…which fell just out of the reach of sprawling catcher Alexis Biebers. The sac bunt resulted in the error, and two were aboard; a fly out and a ground out later, Beckey Melton socked a 2-RBI double that sent those errors home to roost and give the Lady Red Hawks a 7-2 edge.

Alyssa Jaide led off the bottom of the sixth and reached on an error, then Saylon followed suit. Two batters later, Gracen Barber singled to load the bases, but Saylon was caught at second for the second out. Brewer stepped up, and instead of making the third out and letting Creek Wood wriggle out of trouble, she reached on the Lady Red Hawks’ third error of the inning and allowed Jaide to score. With runners at the corners and Jaci Duncan at the plate, Brewer stole second; on the throw, Barber stole home to trim the lead to 7-4, but Griffith struck out Duncan to retire the side.

Needing an insurance run heading into the seventh, Brett Jackson crushed a second pitch home run to center to make it 8-4. Other than a Bryant walk, however, the rest of the Lady Red Hawks went quietly. Heading to the bottom half, Griffith got things started with a strike out of Carroll, but Bain lined a single to left. Two batters later, Jaide got hit by a pitch to put two on with two out, then Seylon singled to load the bases and bring the tying run to the plate. Biebers then drew a two-out, bases-loaded walk off the freshman Griffin to walk in a run and make it 8-5. With the winning run in the batter’s box, Griffith locked in, needing just just four pitches to get Barber to ground out to third and end the game with Creek Wood on top by three.

Griffith would pick up the win, allowing 5 runs but only 2 earned runs, scattering 7 hits while walking 4, throwing 147 pitches to go the full 7 innings and striking out 8. Saylon needed just 103 pitches to go the distance, allowed 8 runs but only 4 earned runs, and gave up 2 walks and 10 hits while fanning 4.

Saylon and Bain were the only Lady Panthers with 2 hits, and each had 1 of the team’s 3 RBI. Davenport went 3-for-4 on the day and scored twice for Creek Wood, while Melton had 2 RBI on a 1-for-4 day. The Lady Red Hawks had a clear MVP with the bat, however, as Brett Jackson was the only batter with both 3 hits and 2 RBI on the night, and was the only CWHS baserunner to score 3 times herself.

Klotz K’s 9, Shuts Out East Hickman

Kyle Klotz needed 18 pitches to retire the side in order in the top of the first, and it seemed like the power pitcher might be in for a rough day.

That first inning was nearly the hardest Klotz would work all night, as opportunistic offense joined sterling defense as Klotz blanked East Hickman 6-0 in the Red Hawks’ home baseball opener on Monday night.

After Klotz worked a 1-2-3 top of the first, the bats came alive for Creek Wood in the bottom half. Mathis Duncan led off with a single, then Paul Rahman got hit by a pitch. The duo pulled off a double steal during Tyler Hines’ at bat, but he flied out to second and Klotz struck out swinging. Kyle Heggie then wound up in a 2-2 count and fouled off two pitches before launching a 2 RBI double to left. Blake Bellamy would then hit a grounder to third which caused a zany sequence; third baseman Ethan Keller would be charged with an error as his throw to first was off-line and let Bellamy reach first, then first baseman Todd Wilson would be late with the throw home to get Heggie. The throw pegged Heggie in the shoulder and caromed away from catcher Quniton Brown, allowing Bellamy to take second on the play as well. Cody Thomason would settle down, however, and strike out Dylan DePriest to retire the side trailing 3-0.

Klotz cruised in the second, allowing one hit but striking out two, but Thomason faced just four batters in a quick bottom half. In the third, a Cole Keller single put another runner on for East Hickman, then Thomason laid down a bunt and reached on an error by Heggie, putting a runner at second for the second time all day. Klotz responded with a strikeout and a groundout, and wriggled free again.

The Eagles got out of trouble in the bottom of the third with a double play, but Creek Wood answered back with a double play in the top of the fourth, as the game remained 3-0.

In the bottom of the fifth, Creek Wood broke through again. Duncan led off and reached on an error, then reached second on another error and third on a Rahman groundout. Hines was awarded first base on a catcher’s interference call that incensed Eagles’ head coach Chris Parker, and the former Forrest coach was nearly confined to the dugout. Coach Parker made a pitching change at that points, sending Thomason to center field and tossing out his slower-throwing designated hitter Dillon Graves instead. Klotz was Graves’ first task, and the Red Hawks’ pitcher worked a long at bat; Graves tried to pick off Hines at second during the at-bat, but Cole Keller couldn’t handle it and was saddled with an error as Duncan scored and Hines wound up at third. Klotz foul tipped a payoff pitch into Brown’s glove for a strikeout, but Heggie singled to left to score Hines and make it 5-0. The catcher Brown would pick off Heggie at first on a strike to second baseman Cole Keller, but the Red Hawks had extended the lead already with a 2-run bottom of the 5th, putting East behind the eight ball with just 6 outs left.

Klotz allowed back to back singles in the top of the 6th, but another double play ended the threat. Creek Wood answered back in the bottom half as two Red Hawks were hit by pitches around a Zeke Lecomte single, then a Duncan sacrifice fly scored DePriest. Graves struck out Rahman to end the 6th, but the Eagles would need 6 runs in the top of the 7th to keep playing. Instead, Klotz struck out the side to pick up a complete game shutout.

Kyle Heggie would lead the way offensively for the Red Hawks, going 2-for-2 with 3 RBI, a run scored, and a walk. Zeke Lecomte went 2-for-3, while Mathis Duncan went 1-for-3 with an RBI and 2 runs scored.

Cody Thomason would be saddled with the loss for East Hickman, lasting 4 and 1/3 innings and allowing 5 runs–2 earned–4 hits, and 2 walks while striking out 4. Game MVP Kyle Klotz needed just 82 pitches for a complete-game 7-inning shutout, scattering 5 hits while striking out 9 and walking none. The senior pitcher was so dominant in the win that he didn’t allow a runner past second base on the night.

Across the grounds, the Lady Red Hawks had a very different experience against Montgomery Central. The Lady Indians got a 4-0 lead early and looked ready to hang on, but Creek Wood wrapped up an impressive rally with a walk-off 2-run double to win 5-4.