By Lucas Panzica
With the high school baseball and softball regular seasons coming to a close, all four teams in Dickson County are preparing for postseason play. Below are brackets for the 11AA and 11AAA baseball and softball tournaments.
Be sure to check this post for updates on broadcasts schedules on the RFC Sports Network, as well as tournament results.
All four tournaments are double-elimination, meaning a team will have to lose twice to get eliminated. The top two teams in each bracket will advance to the region tournament.
Creek Wood Softball
The Lady Red Hawks finished the 2019 regular season winning 11 of their last 12, and with a 28-4-1 record. Coach Nancy Jackson’s squad finished first in the 11AA standings, which means they will host their district tournament games as long as they keep winning. Creek Wood gets started by hosting Lewis County Wednesday night at 5pm, which will be broadcasted on 101.5 The One & WDKN. With a victory, the Lady Red Hawks will play the winner of Camden vs. Fairview on Thursday night.
UPDATE 5/2/19: Creek Wood defeated Lewis County 18-1 after the game was delayed two hours due to lightning. The Lady Red Hawks will host Camden Thursday night at 5:30 in the second round. Camden is the only 11AA team to beat Creek Wood so far this season, with a 5-4 ball game on April 2.
UPDATE 5/3/19: Creek Wood shut out Camden 5-0 with Lennon Spicer on the mound, The Lady Red Hawks will play Stewart County in the next round on Friday night at 5:30pm. The two teams have faced off twice this season, and Creek Wood won both matchups by scores of 2-1 and 5-1.
UPDATE 5/4/19: The Lady Red Hawks got another shutout from Lennon Spicer to beat Stewart County 2-0, giving Coach Nancy Jackson her 500th career win and qualifying Creek Wood for the Region tournament. They will host Waverly for the 11AA championship on Thursday, May 9 at 5pm. That game will be broadcasted on 101.5 The One & WDKN. The two teams only met once in the regular season, in a game that Creek Wood won 4-1.
UPDATE: Creek Wood’s 11AA title game has been pushed to Friday, May 10 at 4:30pm. The game will still be broadcasted on 101.5 The One & WDKN with Lucas Panzica and Casey Patrick.
UPDATE 5/11/19: The Lady Red Hawks got great pitching from Lennon Spicer, and Sam England’s two-run homer in the bottom of the third was all Creek Wood needed to beat Waverly 2-1 in the 11AA Championship game. With the district title, the Lady Red Hawks will host Giles County Monday, May 13 at 5:30pm in the R6AA semifinal.
Creek Wood baseball
Coach Chris Clapper’s Red Hawks dominated 11AA this season, going undefeated in the league and finishing with a 20-6 overall record. As regular-season 11AA champions, Creek Wood will host the district tournament.
The Red Hawks open by playing the East Hickman Eagles, a team they beat 12-1 and 14-4 this season. That game is at 7pm on Thursday night at Creek Wood High School, and will be broadcasted on 101.5 The One & WDKN, and streaming on wdkn.com and the WDKN app. The winner will take on Stewart County/Hickman County on Friday night, with the loser going to the loser’s bracket.
UPDATE 5/3/19: Creek Wood had no problems with East Hickman, racking up 14 hits to win 18-1 in five innings. Next, the Red Hawks stay at home to face Stewart County in the second round at 7pm on Friday night. In the two games Creek Wood faced the Rebels, the Red Hawks won 12-5 and 7-3.
UPDATE 5/4/19: Will Secker earned the win for Creek Wood, only allowing one earned run in a 10-1 win over Stewart County. The Red Hawks will play Monday, May 7 at 7pm, against the winner of Stewart County/Hickman County with hopes of winning their side of the bracket. With a win on Monday, Creek Wood will qualify for the R6AA tournament and play for an 11AA title on Wednesday. With a loss, the Red Hawks will have to play again on Tuesday to avoid elimination and get to the 11AA title game.
UPDATE 5/7/19: Creek Wood won the rematch with Stewart County, 8-4 as Dylan Berry got the win through six innings pitched. The Red Hawks officially qualify for the R6AA tournament, and will have an opportunity to repeat as 11AA champs when they host Lewis County in the title game Wednesday, May 8 at 5:30pm. That game will be broadcasted live on 101.5 The One & WDKN. The Red Hawks and Panthers have played once this season, and Creek Wood won 7-1.
UPDATE: 5/8/19: Creek Wood’s Will Secker allowed just one hit and pitched a shutout in a 3-0 win over Lewis County to make the Red Hawks back-to-back 11AA champions. Creek Wood will host Forrest on Monday, May 13 in the R6AA tournament at 7pm. A win will advance the Red Hawks to the Region Championship game and qualify them for Sectionals, while a loss would end their season. Last time the Red Hawks played the Rockets, they were eliminated in the first game of the Region tournament in 2018 with a 3-0 score.
Dickson County baseball
The Cougars ended the regular season with a winning record at 17-15, and went 8-8 in 11AAA, finishing as the #6 seed. Coach Rodney O. Parker’s team was scheduled to play Franklin Friday night, but that game has been postponed due to wet field conditions. The Cougars and Rebels will play Sunday at 1:30pm on 101.5 The One & WDKN, wdkn.com and the WDKN app. The loser of that game will face the loser of Brentwood/Centennial at 6:30pm.
The Cougars played Franklin three times this season, with one of them happening during the ServPro Classic earlier in the season, which did not count towards the district record. The Cougars won 8-7 in that game, and then split the regular season series with an 8-5 loss and a 13-2 win.
UPDATE 5/5/19: Dickson County beat Franklin 4-3 to advance in the winner’s bracket. The Cougars will play at Brentwood on Monday, May 6 at 4:30pm. The two teams have not played each other since the opening series of the 2019 season, when Dickson County won 5-4 and lost 12-5. That game will be broadcasted on 101.5 The One & WDKN. If the Cougars lose, they will stay at Brentwood High School to face Ravenwood in an elimination game at 7pm.
UPDATE 5/7/19: The Cougars lost to Brentwood 11-1 on Tuesday, falling to the loser’s bracket where they had to face Ravenwood as part of a double-header. Dickson County struggled to hit against excellent pitching from the Raptors, and lost 6-3. With two losses in the 11AAA tournament, the Cougars’ 2019 season comes to an end with an 18-17 record.
Dickson County softball
With a 5-5 district record, Dickson County finished the regular season as the #5 seed in 11AAA. The Lady Cougars’ first tournament game will be at Franklin to take on the Lady Rebels on Monday, May 6 at 5:30pm. The Lady Cougars played Franklin on Tuesday, April 30 and lost 3-2 in the regular season.
With a win, Dickson County will face the winner of Independence vs Centennial at 5pm on Tuesday, May 7. With a loss, the Lady Cougars will play the loser of that game on Tuesday at 7pm. Win or lose, Dickson County’s Tuesday game will be broadcasted on 101.5 The One & WDKN.
UPDATE 5/7/19: Dickson County took care of business in its 11AAA tournament opener, beating Franklin 10-2. The Lady Cougars move on to face top-seeded Independence in the winner’s bracket, in the third matchup of the year against the Lady Eagles. Independence won both, with a 13-2 victory at Dickson County and a 3-2 win at Independence in a game that lasted 10 innings. This game will be played at 5:30 on Tuesday, May 7 at Franklin High School, and will be broadcasted live on all WDKN platforms.
UPDATE 5/8/19: Dickson County took down the regular season champs with a 13-3 win over Independence in 6 innings. The Lady Cougars will play Summit in the final of the winner’s bracket on Wednesday, May 8 at 5:30pm. The winner will qualify for the R6AAA tournament and advance to the district championship, with the loser falling to the loser’s bracket. In two regular season contests, Dickson County lost to the Lady Spartans 6-2 and 4-0.
UPDATE 5/9/19: Dickson County lost to Summit 2-1 on Wednesday, moving the Lady Cougars to the loser’s bracket in 11AAA. They will face the winner of the Page/Independence matchup on Thursday, May 9 at 7:30pm in an elimination game broadcasted on 101.5 The One & WDKN. The winner will advance to the district championship and qualify for the R6AAA tournament.
UPDATE: Dickson County’s game against the winner of Page/Independence has been postponed to Friday, May 10 at 7:30pm. The game will still be broadcasted on 101.5 The One & WDKN with Lucas Panzica and Rusty Groves.
UPDATE 5/11/19: The Lady Cougars got a two-run homer from Josie Russell in the top of the opening inning, and went on to shut out Independence with Ashlan Sensing’s pitching to win 2-0. That win moves Dickson County to the 11AAA Championship game, and qualifies them for the Region tournament. They will play at Summit on Saturday at noon for the district title, needing to beat the Lady Spartans twice to win. That game will be broadcasted live on 101.5 The One & WDKN.
UPDATE 5/12/19: Dickson County fell 6-4 to Summit to finish the 11AAA tournament as runner-up. The Lady Cougars move on to play at McGavock in the R6AAA semifinal on Monday, May 13.
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