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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.

 

Baseball And Softball Broadcasts Kick Off This Week

RFC Sports will begin our coverage of high school baseball and softball starting this week. With weather playing a big roll in the schedule last week we made the decision to put off the beginning of our broadcast schedule until March 16th. Today’s featured game is East Hickman at Creek Wood baseball in an early season  district match up at 7pm on WDKN and The One FM. On Tuesday, Amp and Freeman will travel to Northeast high school for an out of district Lady Cougars softball game at 5pm. The Creek Wood Lady Red Hawks travel to Lewis County on Wednesday at 4:30 on WDKN and The One FM and we wrap up our week at Shelby Rye Field with Dickson baseball hosting Dyer County. All of these games are weather permitting with a rain chance in the forecast on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Check back soon for a tentative schedule of RFC Sports’ broadcasts for the season.