The Creek Wood Red Hawk baseball team saw its season come to an abrupt halt Monday night in Nashville. The CPA Lions had taken a 2-0 lead off a single and a throwing error earlier in the game, but the home side made a pitching change in the middle of a no-hit bid. Creek Wood loaded the bases with a single and two players getting hit by pitches, and a couple of sacrifice fly balls tied the game at 2-2.
With two gone in the bottom of the seventh, a fly ball to the outfield got over the glove of the fielder and fell in fair territory, letting CPA walk off with a 3-2 win in the Region Tournament. The Lions will battle Spring Hill, the nationally ranked team they upset for a District Title, for a Region Championship on Wednesday. The Raiders dropped Waverly 4-1 on Monday.
The Red Hawks’ season came to an end, but Connor Pate earned MVP honors even in a loss; the senior did not allow an earned run to the powerhouse private school program, but still took the loss.
In other local action, Creek Wood softball shut out Page 3-0 while Waverly topped Cascade 3-2. The Region 6-AA Championship game on Wednesday will be a rematch of the District 11-AA Championship Game also.
And Dickson County topped McGavock 13-1 in 5 innings to earn a District 11-AAA Championship Game rematch against Brentwood on Wednesday night. The Lady Bruins topped Hillsboro 13-3.