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CW Softball Rained Out; DC Baseball Gets Swept

A steady shower popped up during the bottom of the first as Creek Wood hosted Pope John Paul II High School for softball on Wednesday afternoon. That shower quickly became a downpour, and then a storm, with lightning strikes in the distance behind straightaway center. The officials suspended play with the Lady Red Hawks up 3-2 with one out in the bottom of the first, and in short order the Lady Knights had piled back on the bus to head back home. The game was cancelled, and with it being a late-season non-district game, it likely will not be made up.

Bailey Griffith got the start for Creek Wood, but after getting the leadoff batter to ground out to short, the JP2 bats woke up. Caitlyn Brinkley singled, then Alley McDonald smacked a homer to make it 2-0 Lady Knights. Savannah Lewis then singled, but Griffith struck out the next batter, opposing pitcher Anna Wantz. Amanda Kuban drew a walk and Olivia Nivison singled to load the bases with two out, but Griffith got Savannah Brown to ground out to short to retire the side.

Wantz didn’t fare much better in the bottom half, as Tara Rahman led off and reached on an error, then Annaleigh Coursey hit a bloop single. Beckey Melton laid down a sacrifice bunt to move the runners into scoring position, Brett Jackson made that irrelevant by crushing the first pitch she saw for a towering 3-run homer to give Creek Wood the lead back 3-2. Sam Morgan drew a walk and Montana Thomas doubled, but with a 2-2 count to Griffith, officials suspended and ultimately cancelled the game with just one out in the first, meaning the 3-2 game was not official.

In Brentwood, the Bruins and Dickson County Cougars were able to complete their unconventional doubleheader in baseball action. Brentwood resumed the suspended game from Tuesday night up 8-1 in the bottom of the fourth. The Cougars were able to plate three more, but the massive lead proved too much to overcome as Brentwood took the game 14-4. The second game of the day and the third of the series was much more competitive, but the Bruins got the win 4-2 and swept the 3-game set over Dickson County.

CW Walks Off Past Camden 5-4 in 8

With the lightning flashing in the distance, Creek Wood and Camden put on a show of their own in a District 11-AA baseball showdown in Charlotte Tuesday night. Creek Wood carried a 2-1 lead into the sixth, but the Lions tied the game in the sixth and took their first lead of the night in the top of the seventh. However, the Red Hawks rallied to force extras, and walked off in the eighth with a suicide squeeze to eke out a 5-4 win before the storms even arrived.

Creek Wood started early, loading the bases in the bottom of the first with nobody out. Camden Central’s David Hensley was masterful, however, escaping the frame by allowing only one run to cross–Levi Plaster, who scored on an error as Chase Haley hit a comebacker to Hensley that the catcher Drake Jennette couldn’t hold at home. Down 1-0, the Lions rallied back in the top of the seventh. Camden led off with back to back singles (though one was caught stealing), and after Ryan Holley got a strikeout, another single set the table for nine-hole hitter Dustin Santiago, who tied the game with an RBI single that scored Jay Maiden. Seth Hicks would leg out a single that would have loaded the bases, but Hayden Stanford was caught napping at third. Brenden Dickens threw to Phillip Creacy covering third, who threw home to Zeke Lecomte and hosed Stanford at the plate, and the Red Hawks moved on to the bottom of the second in a 1-1 game.

Creacy led off the inning with a walk, got to second on an error, and got to third on a sacrifice before Plaster singled him in to make it 2-1. That score would hold up into the sixth, due in large part to great defense by both sides. Hensley worked around back-to-back walks with a double play to end the bottom of the third, but Creek Wood wriggled out in the top of the fourth as Santiago reached on an error at third with two on, but Joe Lynn, Junior fielded the ball at short and threw home to gun down Dalton Whitfield at the plate to retire the side. With two out in the bottom of the fifth, the Red Hawks loaded the bases again with a single, a walk, and a hit-by-pitch, but a Hensley strikeout left the bases loaded again, and set up the Lion rally.

Austin Stone led off with a single, and Creek Wood lifted Holley for Haley. The fireballing outfielder let Darion Diaz reach on an error, then Maiden reached on another error to load the bases for Camden with no one out. Haley got Whitfield to strike out, but Stanford drew a bases-loaded walk to plate Landon Smith (running for Stone) to tie the game. Haley got out of it with a strikeout and a forceout, but the game was tied 2-2, and aside from a leadoff Creacy single the Red Hawks had no answer in the sixth against Stone who came on in relief.

A one out single by Hensley started the rally for the Lions in the top of the seventh, then Stone drew a walk. Diaz singled to load the bases again, and Maiden delivered with a 2-RBI double to make it 4-2, and put Creek Wood in rally mode in the bottom half. Lecomte led off and reached on a two-base error, then Dickens singled to put the winning run at the plate with no one out in the bottom of the seventh. Haley sacrificed the runners into scoring position, then Connor Pate delivered a double of his own to tie the game at 4-4. The winning run would get as far as third, but the hard-throwing Stone got back-to-back outs to force extras.

Hicks managed a one-out single in the top of the eighth, but Haley got Jennette to ground into a 6-4-3 double play to turn it over to the bottom of the eighth, and the Red Hawks came up big. Aaron Daniel led off as a pinch hitter, and reached on an error. Plaster walked, and Lynn, Jr. reached on a bunt single to load the bases with no one out in the home half of the eighth. Lecomte flied out to short, but on a 1-0 pitch Dickens laid down a bunt towards first on the suicide squeeze, and Daniel scooted home to win the game before Stone could even barehand the ball.

The wild game saw a combined 11 errors and 18 men left on base–11 by the Red Hawks. Camden rapped 12 hits against Creek Wood pitching, and Maiden led the way going 2-for-4 with 2 RBI and a run scored. The Red Hawks managed just 8 hits, but Dickens went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored while Pate went 1-for-2 with 2 RBI and a walk. Plaster and Haley also delivered with runs batted in for CWHS.

Holley went 5 innings, allowing 8 hits and 2 runs but only one of them earned, striking out 3 and walking none. Haley picked up the win for the Red Hawks with 3 innings of relief, giving up 2 earned runs on 4 hits, walking 2 but fanning 5. Hensley allowed 3 hits and 2 runs, 1 earned, in 5 innings for Camden, striking out 6 but walking 4. Stone took the loss in relief, going 2 and 1/3 allowing 3 runs but only 1 earned, scattering 5 hits and a walk but striking out just 1.

In other action, Dickson County softball torched Independence 16-1 in Thompson’s Station, while Waverly upended the Creek Wood Lady Red Hawks 10-2. Dickson County baseball’s game at home against Brentwood was suspended in the bottom of the fourth due to lightning, with the Bruins leading 8-1. The game will be resumed Wednesday at 5pm at Brentwood, then game three of the three game series will follow with no JV game to be played.

Puttin’ On the Hitz! Lady Red Hawks Drub Harpeth

The Creek Wood Lady Red Hawks got off the bus for their 5:00pm varsity game in Kingston Springs, and learned that Harpeth wanted to play the junior varsity game at 5:00 and the varsity game at 6:00. When the varsity team took the field and the game started at 6:15, the Lady Red Hawks made up for lost time, taking a 4-0 lead before Libby Baldwin ever through a pitch. The red-hot bats carried the day, and Creek Wood run-ruled the Lady Indians 21-0 in four innings.

Tara Rahman hit a one-out single in the first, then Analeigh Coursey reached on an error. Brett Jackson reached on another error, but drove in Rahman for what would be the winning run. A Montana Thomas RBI double and a Sam Morgan sacrifice fly made it 3-0, and Baldwin singled home Thomas for a 4-0 lead.

A two-out walk in the bottom of the first broke up the perfect game, but Baldwin pitched around it. Consecutive singles by Braressa Deloach, Beckey Melton, and Rahman to lead off the top of the second loaded the bases, and Coursey reached on an error to drive in Deloach and make it 5-0 with no outs in the second. Jackson stepped up cleared two fences with a towering grand slam into someone’s front yard to make it 9-0, and after a Baldwin sac fly and a Melton RBI single, Creek Wood led 11-0. Baldwin sat Harpeth down in order in the bottom half, but Samantha Neely worked a clean top of the third against the Lady Red Hawks.

Baldwin worked another perfect inning in the bottom of the third, and the clubs went back to work in the top of the fourth. A Bailey Griffith 2-RBI double and a Melton RBI single made it 14-0, and with the bases loaded and one out, Jackson and Montana Thomas had back to back RBI singles before Morgan bombed another grand slam to make it 20-0. After allowing a single to Baldwin, Neely was lifted for the shortstop Dani Wix, who gave up a single, then let a run come home on an RBI groundout by Deloach to cap the scoring at 21-0.

Baldwin got the side in order in the bottom of the fourth, and CWHS capped the run-rule 21-0 win. Baldwin retired 10 in a row to record the complete game no-hit shutout, and faced just one over the minimum–Dallas Weatherly, who walked in the first. Baldwin needed 48 pitches to get the 4-inning complete game shutout, and struck out 4. Neely allowed all 21 runs but only 15 were earned, as she allowed 20 hits, walked one, struck out none, and allowed 2 grand slam homers in 3 and a third innings. Wix allowed 2 hits and a walk, but allowed no runs while striking out no batters in getting 2 outs.

Only one Creek Wood batter was held without a hit–Coursey, who was 0-for-4 but walked, scored 3 times, and had an RBI without a hit. Rahman was 4-for-5 with 3 runs scored but no RBI; Jackson went 2-for-4 with 3 runs scored and 5 RBI while Morgan also had 5 RBI on a 3-for-3 day, scoring twice. Baldwin was also 3-for-3 with 2 RBI and Kendall Street scored twice running for her, while 3 other batters went 3-for-4 at the plate.

In the only other local game on Wednesday night, Dickson County baseball won its first district game of the year, a 10-4 win over Franklin in the finale of a three game set. Dickson County softball will host Ravenwood Thursday night at 5:00pm for the Lady Cougar Game of the Week on the radio, weather permitting.

CW Holds Off Stewart County 5-2

Stewart County made it interesting in the seventh, but the Creek Wood Red Hawks never trailed in a dominant 5-2 win at home against the Rebels on Tuesday night.

The Red Hawks started the scoring in the bottom of the second, after Ryan Holley worked a three-up, three-down top half. Dylan DePriest reached on a 2-out error, took third on a wild pitch, and scored on a Luke Hinson single to make it 1-0. Creek Wood tallied again in the third as Joe Lynn, Junior led off with a triple, then Zeke Lecomte plated him with a sacrifice fly.

The Red Hawks would cap the scoring in the bottom of the fifth, against a new pitcher. The Rebels sent their starting pitcher Hunter Milliken behind the dish, and brought DH Andrew Threatt in to pitch. Luke Street led off with a single, and Chase Haley sacrificed him to second. Lynn, Jr., drove him in with a single to make it 3-0, and got to second on a throw. Lecomte singled to put runners on the corners, then Brenden Dickens singled to drive in Lynn, Jr. Lecomte moved up on the single, stole third, and scored on a Levi Plaster groundout to make it 5-0, but Dickens was thrown out at third to end the threat.

The Rebels only went in order one time all night, in the top of the second. Stewart County loaded the bases with two out in the first and again in the third, but Holley got a couple of popups to get out of trouble. After allowing an error and a walk in the top of the third, Holley nearly got out of the jam quickly, but Threatt kept a force-out from becoming a 6-4-3 double play. Instead, Holley needed to strike out Taeton Wienk to retire the side. Back to back singles put runners at the corners with one out in the fourth, but an infield fly and a force-out again slammed the door on the visitors from Dover. Staked to a 5-0 lead, Holley nearly had a perfect sixth, but a two-out error let Threatt reach; the Creek Wood pitcher got the next batter swinging to put Stewart County down to its last three outs.

Holley looked to take control in the top of the seventh, getting ahead in the count 2-1 to Brandt Bramlett. The Rebel sophomore fouled off 3 pitches and worked the count full before getting hit by a pitch. Thorne Gray doubled to put two in scoring position with no outs, and both scored on a groundout to short by Milliken. Holley got the next batter on a foul tip out held onto by street, but Will Crane reached on a two base error that brought the tying run into the on deck circle. Instead, Holley just got Crockarell to whiff for the final out of the inning, and escaped with a 5-2 complete game win.

Holley allowed just 6 hits on the day–2 each to Bramlett, Gray, and Milliken. He allowed 2 earned runs and issued 2 walks, striking out 7 in 7 complete innings and needing 125 pitches to go the distance. Lynn, Jr., was 3-for-3 with an RBI and 2 runs scored, while Hinson went 2-for-3 with an RBI, Dickens 1-for-3 with an RBI, and Lecomte 1-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored. Plaster also had an RBI on an 0-for-3 day.

In other action, Dickson County softball topped Waverly 4-1, and the baseball Cougars fell 13-2 at Franklin.

Red Hawks Upend GCA

The Creek Wood Red Hawks got a big win over Grace Christian Academy 8-3 on Saturday in the Good Day to Play Tournament. The Lions, a team from an up and coming school, came in with a lot of promise and their assistant coach is former Tennessee Titan Rusty Smith. However, Coach Chris Clapper and the Red Hawks made quick work of the visitors in the first game of the day in Charlotte.

Creek Wood started off quickly, as Garrett Dolinich retired the side in order in the top of the first, and the Red Hawks plated 5 in the bottom half. Brenden Dickens singled home Zeke Lecomte in the second to make it 6-0, and Grace Christian finally broke through for a run in the top of the fourth. Clay Bullock was hit by a Dolinich pitch, and scored two batters later as Kolby Alonzo reached on an error making it 6-1.

Creek Wood got the run back in the bottom of the fourth to make it 7-1. Dickens singled off Brent Perry, then Levi Plaster reached on an error and Connor Pate singled to load the bases. Dylan DePriest reached on a fielder’s choice to score Dickens. Joe Lynn, Jr. singled home Chase Haley in the fifth to make it 8-1 and cap the scoring for the home side. The Lions were not done, however, as a walk, a hit-by-pitch, and a single loaded the bases in the bottom of the sixth. Kitch Cash reached on an error that scored Austin Kasick, and two batters later Mitch Cash reached on an error that scored Alonzo and made it 8-3. Creek Wood slammed the door after that, as Luke Street let a ball get by, but tossed to Dolinich to gun down a runner at the plate and get out of the frame.

After Creek Wood went in order in the bottom of the sixth, Lecomte came in to work the seventh. After hitting the leadoff batter Baylor Jones, Lecomte gave up a single to Bullock, but on the play Jones was gunned down for the first out. Kasick reached on an error, but Lecomte got the next two batters in order to escape with an 8-3 lead.

Dolinich went 6 innings and allowed 3 runs on 3 hits, walking 3 and striking out 9, while Lecomte allowed just 1 hit in a scoreless inning of relief. Perry allowed all 8 runs over 5 innings for GCA, walking 5 and striking out none, while Nick Whitson worked a scoreless sixth, getting the only strikeout of the day for the Lions pitching staff. No one for Grace Christian had an RBI, and no batter had more than one hit. Dickens won the day for Creek Wood offensively, going 3-for-4 with 2 RBI, while DePriest went 1-for-4 with 2 RBI as well. Lynn, Jr. went 2-for-4 with an RBI as well.

In other weekend action, Dickson County baseball lost 12-9 on Friday to Grace Christian, then dropped a pair of games on Saturday 5-2 to Dyersburg and 17-13 to Northeast. The Lady Cougars beat Stewart County 12-1 on Friday in the South Fulton Tournament, and beat the host team 14-4. The Lady Red Hawks had the weekend off.

CW Softball Scores 6 Unanswered to Rally Past Fairview

The Creek Wood Lady Red Hawks were clicking on all cylinders Thursday night, hosting district rival Fairview. Libby Baldwin had a perfect game through 3 innings, and had been staked to a 6-0 lead heading to the top of the fourth.

Fairview’s leadoff hitter and starting pitcher Marti Ann Spicer led off the inning by crushing a pitch to the fence, seemingly slamming a solo homer but instead getting a ground-rule double that ended the perfect game. Two batters later she would be singled home to break up the tie, and by the middle of the fourth the Lady Jackets had trimmed the lead to 6-5.

Spicer stranded 2 runners in the bottom of the fourth, and the Lady Jackets tied the game 6-6 as Makayla Greathouse singled home Heather Simmons with 2 out in the top of the fifth. Brett Jackson gave the Lady Red Hawks the lead back, driving in what would eventually be the winning run by drawing a bases-loaded walk with two out in the bottom of the fifth. Megan Tomlinson, playing for Braressa DeLoach who exited earlier after getting hit by a pitch in the knee, scored on the play to make it 7-6 Creek Wood.

Baldwin sat the Lady Jackets down in order in the top of the sixth, and her teammates responded in the bottom half. Sam Morgan hit a first pitch solo homer off the batting cages in right to make it 8-6, Tara Rahman drove in a run with a bases-loaded walk to make it 9-6, and Creek Wood capped the scoring as Annaleigh Coursey drove in a run and Jackson drove in 2 with back-to-back singles to make it 12-6. Baldwin came back for the seventh, working around a walk and an error to get the last three outs and secure an impressive come-from-behind win.

Baldwin allowed 9 hits and 6 earned runs, fanning 8 and walking just 1 batter. Spicer only went 6 innings, allowing 15 hits and 12 runs (11 earned), walking 6 and striking out just 2. Spicer needed 139 pitches to go the distance for Fairview. Allie Mazaell went 1-for-3 for the Lady Jackets, but had 3 of their 5 RBI, while Greathouse and Jesse Mangrum both went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored. Beckey Melton and Jackson led the way for Creek Wood offensively. Melton went 2-for-2 with 2 walks, 3 RBI, and accounted for 2 runs scored; while Jackson had 3 RBI on a 2-for-4 day with one walk and a run scored. A total of 5 Lady Red Hawks had 1 or more RBI, while 8 Lady Red Hawks had 1 or more hits–led by Coursey, who went 3-for-5 with 2 RBI.

In other area action, the Dickson County Lady Cougars blanked Summit 11-0 on Thursday night. Dickson County and Creek Wood baseball hosted the first day of the Good Day to Play Tournament, and the Cougars picked up a big win 5-2 over Waverly. The Red Hawks took a tough loss to Northeast 14-6, but edged East Robertson 9-8.

Cougars Fall to 0-10 in District Play

Dickson kicked off a packed week with a 10-0 loss to Centennial on Tuesday night. Just a day after raining out the first game of their series, the Cougars took the field against the second best team in 11-AAA baseball.

Early on the teams seemed fairly even. Dickson kept Centennial off the scoreboard in the first despite a Hooper Mills single.In the bottom of the first Mills took to the mound and spun the first of seven consecutive scoreless innings for him on his way to a 12 strikeout, shut out.

Jack Sensing couldn’t match Mills and surrendered eight runs on ten hits through five and two thirds innings. Devin England came on in the sixth and allowed two runs on three hits.

Centennial initially broke the scoring open in the second with three consecutive doubles by Jake Demonbreun, Ian Spallinger, and Kyle Brennan. Sensing rebounded to strike out Brendan Mitchell to end the inning but the damage was done.

Centennial would go on to score one in the third, two more in the fourth, the big inning game in the sixth when they tallied four times, and finally one run in the seventh.

With this game behind them, the Cougars will now play six games in four days, starting with a double header tomorrow at Centennial. They start the Good Day to Play tournament Thursday against Waverly.

 

Dickson County Rallies Past CW on Friday

The Dickson County/Creek Wood baseball rivalry battle on Friday night started out like the showdowns of the past, as Ben Powlas singled, stole second, and was doubled home by Jack Sensing to give Dickson County a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, before Chase Haley led off the bottom half with a single, got to third on a 2-base error, and scored on a Zeke Lecomte double that tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the first. However, the back and forth battle would not come to fruition, as the 1-1 tie held up until the bottom of the fifth.

The homestanding Red Hawks finally touched up sterling starter Korbin Hinson again, when Haley reached on an error and Levi Plaster was hit by a pitch. Lecomte doubled them home to break the game open 3-1, seemingly ensuring a Creek Wood win with just 6 outs left for the Cougars to rally. Instead, Dickson County led off the top of the sixth with three straight hits including a Powlas double to drive in Colton Thompson, then a walk to Sensing would load the bases for Hunter Crosby.

Luck would be on the Cougars’ side, as Crosby reached on an error that scored Collin Brown to tie the game, then Austin True delivered what would be the winning RBI on a fielder’s choice that scored Powlas. A Walker Purvine single would load the bases again, and end a gutty performance for pitcher Dylan DePriest. Ryan Holley would come on in relief, but a Hunter Watson bunt single would score Sensing to make it 5-3. A Luke Russell sac fly would score True and a fielding error would let Thompson reach and score Purvine to make it 7-3 before Holley could get out of the inning.

An error and a single leading off the bottom of the sixth would put runners at the corners, but Hinson would not be denied. A fielder’s choice to Ben Powlas at first would cut down pinch hitter Kendall Lyles at the plate, then another FC to Thompson at short would take care of Luke Street at second. Hinson reared back and got a strike-out to escape the sixth, and after Devon Higgins allowed only a walk in the top of the seventh, Hinson did the same to gut out a complete game win.

Hinson scattered 6 hits and allowed 3 runs over 7 complete innings. However, only 1 run was earned, and he threw 126 pitches while striking out 13 and walking just 2. With runners at the corners and nobody out in the sixth and the tying run on deck, he got 5 straight outs before allowing a walk in the seventh, and ended the game with a routine ground-out. Creek Wood needed 3 pitchers to get through the day–DePriest, who allowed 8 hits, all 7 runs, 6 earned runs, and only 1 walk in 5 1/3 innings, striking out 4; Holley, who allowed just a hit in 2/3 of an inning; and Higgins, who allowed a walk in a scoreless 7th.

Lecomte was the offensive hero for Creek Wood, going 2-for-4 with all 3 of the Red Hawks’ RBIs. Jon Lynn was the only other Red Hawk with 2 hits, going 2-for-3, while Haley went 1-for-4 with 2 runs scored and Plaster went 0-for-3 but scored a run. Conversely, Dickson County’s 6 RBI would come from 6 different players: Powlas, Sensing, Crosby, True, Watson, and Russell. Only Powlas (2-for-4 with 2 runs scored) and Sensing (2-for-2 with 1 run scored) would have more than one hit for DCHS.

In other action on Friday night, Dickson County beat Jackson South Side 9-1 and drubbed Camden Central 11-0. Creek Wood softball beat Sycamore 10-0 and South Gibson 4-3 in the Waverly Diamond Classic, and Creek Wood soccer lost 3-0 to Grace Christian of Franklin.

On Saturday, Dickson County softball lost 3-2 to the 25-1 Henry County Lady Patriots in the Diamond Classic, but shut out Munford 5-0. The Lady Cougars also beat Summit 7-0 and Fairview 8-1. Henry County also beat the Lady Red Hawks 3-0, and the Creek Wood softball team took a tough 3-1 loss to Jackson South Side. Creek Wood baseball answered back against the Cougars in the Play 4 Peyton game Saturday afternoon, salvaging a series split with an 8-3 win at Dickson County.

Six Cougars Combine for Shutout at Waverly

Still searching for their second win of the season, Dickson County headed to Waverly Friday night. Despite offensive struggle the Cougars were able to scratch out a 2-0 win.

Coach Rodney Parker started the game with Korbin Hinson on the mound and got two solid innings of hitless baseball from him. Meanwhile the Cougar offense was being stifled by Stanfield for Waverly who also went two full innings before allowing a hit.

In the bottom of the third, Hunter Crosby came on to pitch an inning for the Cougars. Despite struggling through the inning, allowing two hits and ending the inning with a pickoff, the Cougars put up another scoreless frame on defense.

Finally in the top of the fourth, Dickson broke through. Jack Sensing grounded out to start the inning but Ben Powlas followed with a single to give the Cougars life. After a Crosby fly out, Powlas stole second before Colin Brown singled to drive him in and give Dickson a 1-0 lead.

After Devin England put up another zero for the Cougar pitching staff, Maz Sensing drove in Austin True from second to extend the Cougar lead to 2-0 in the fifth.

Andrew Stanford came in and sat the Tigers down in order in the fifth and sixth innings but the Cougar offense couldn’t manage any insurance runs. Stanford was called on to start the seventh but after a ground out, he hit a batter and walked another to end his night. With the tying run at first Dustin Tabor made a brief appearance that saw him hit a batter to load the bases. Coach Parker called in center fielder Jack Sensing to finish save the game. Sensing struck out a pair of Tigers on just eight pitches to close out the 2-0 win.

Dickson scored their two runs on just three hits but were aided by four walks, two of which lead to the only Cougar runs of the night. The six Dickson County pitchers combined to shutout the Tigers, allowing three hits and a walk, while striking out six.

Cougars Get Run Ruled in AAA Invitational

Dickson County picked up a loss Thursday, 22-4, against Arlington in just five innings.

After a couple of errors and two passed balls led to a first inning run for the Tigers, Dickson responded with three runs of their own in the bottom of the first. After a pair of singles from Colton Thompson and Ben Powlas, Jack Sensing drove the pair in with a two RBI double. Moments later Walker Purvine chased Sensing home with a single to right giving Dickson an early 3-1 lead.

After retaking the lead in the first, the Cougars got the first two outs of the second inning in quick order. But with two outs the Tigers started a huge scoring run, tallying three runs in the second, third, and fourth inning to take a 10-3 lead heading into the fifth.

Austin True started the fifth in relief of Hunter Crosby, who had replaced Sensing in the fourth. True  surrendered six runs before being replaced by Powlas. Powlas then allowed five runs which brought on Andrew Stanford to stop the bleeding. Stanford let one final Tiger cross the plate before getting the last two outs of the top of the fifth.

Trailing 22-3 in the fifth, the Cougars sent pinch hitter up to close things out. Max Sensing singled to lead off the inning and was pushed to second on a one out single by Stanford. George Holloway picked up the RBI single when he reached on an error bringing the last Dickson run across.

The Cougars got four runs on eight hits and were unofficially charged with six errors. Arlington tallied 22 runs on 12 hits and picked up a pair of errors. Jack Sensing took the loss for the Cougars who host. Covenant out of North Carolina, Friday at 3pm.