Dickson County,13-17(7-9), dropped their third game in two days to the Ravenwood Raptors on Wednesday night.
Santino Miranda lead the game off with a single to left. Blake Greer failed to move Miranda over when he struck out and the Ben Powlas struck out and Matthew Dudas caught Miranda stealing second for a ‘strike ‘em out, throw ‘em out’ double play to end the first. Jack Sensing got the start for the Cougars and allowed three runs in the first inning. After loading the bases with a pair of walks sandwiched around a single, Ravenwood got all three runs on a two out double to left by MTSU commit Darrell Freeman. Two pitches later Micah Kaczor flied out to right to end the inning with Ravenwood up 3-0.
Sensing led off the second with a double to left. Ethan Henley attempted to move Sensing over to third with a bunt but was called out for batter’s interference when he was hit by the ball in fair territory. With one out, Sensing took third on a wild pitch and then scored on a sacrifice fly by Trey Grimes to make it 3-1 Ravenwood. Walker Purvine struck out to end the inning. In the bottom of the inning Sensing allowed a two out single to Bailey Whitten but got a ground ball to second by Jack Kopecky to prevent any further damage.
In the third, Brett Lyell started things off with a single to right. Collin Brown followed that up with another single to right. Miranda attempted to bunt the runners over with no outs but managed to beat out the sacrifice for a bunt single. On the play, second baseman Hagan Severance attempted to make a tag on Miranda at first and collided with the runner, breaking his right arm. The collision sent the ball into shallow right and allowed Lyell to score before Coach Rodney Parker stopped Brown at third. Severance was attended to briefly on the field and was later taken to the hospital where the break was diagnosed. The report after the game was that he would require surgery to repair the injury. Once play resumed a passed ball scored Brown to tie the game at 3-3. Greer struck out again, Powlas popped up, and Sensing struck out to strand Miranda at second. Sensing got the Raptors in order in the bottom of the third, carrying the momentum into the fourth inning of a tied game.
After a lead off strike out by Henley, Grimes reach on a throwing error by replacement second baseman Daniel Hopfensperger that allowed him to advance to second. A Walker Purvine fly out and a Lyell strikeout ended the threat in the fourth. Sensing again cut down Ravenwood in order in the bottom of the fourth to hold the score tied.
Once again in the fifth the Cougars got a runner on when Brown reached on an error but could not find a way to move him around to score and the game remained tied through five and a half. After a ground out to start the bottom of the inning, Whitten singled to center and Kopecky singled to left. A fielder’s choice moved Whitten over and put runners on the corners for Ryan Beamish who came through with a two out single to right that scored both runners to make it 5-3 Ravenwood. Sensing came back to get a strikeout to stop the bleeding.
Dickson went in order in the sixth inning. Then in the bottom of the sixth Kaczor would come in to score on a passed ball to extend the lead to 6-3. Dickson got a lead off walk in the seventh but back to back strikeouts and a fly out ended the game with a Ravenwood sweep.
Jack Sensing took the loss. he pitched five and a third innings and surrendered six runs, five earned, on nine hits and four walks with two strikeouts.
The Lady Cougars had to come from behind to beat Brentwood Wednesday with a 3-2 victory. They trailed 2-0 entering the seventh. Brooklin Lee, Becca Estes, Allison Pendergrass, Ashley Scott, and Katie White were all held out of Wednesday’s game.