Dickson County celebrates its Sectional win over Wilson Central to qualify for state
Photo: Casey Patrick/MainStreetMedia
By Lucas Panzica
For the third time ever, both the Dickson County Lady Cougars and the Creek Wood Lady Red Hawks are headed to Murfreesboro for the TSSAA Spring Fling to compete for the AAA and AA state championships in softball, respectively.
Dickson County looks to compete for its fourth state title, while Creek Wood hopes to win its first ever on its third straight appearance at the Spring Fling.
This post will be updated daily with game results, and broadcast schedules on the RFC Sports Network.
Coach Bert Newberry and the Lady Cougars began their postseason surge in the 11AAA tournament, beating regular-season champions Independence twice and finishing runner-up to Summit as the #5 seed. In the R6AAA tournament, Dickson County pulled off the upset in the region championship, beating Summit 6-5 for the first time in five tries to solidify home field advantage in the substate.
In the AAA Sectional, Dickson County benefitted from a three-run double by Josie Russell in the bottom of the fifth inning and a winning performance from pitcher Ashlan Sensing to beat Wilson Central 5-2.
Dickson County (22-17-2) will begin the eight-team double elimination bracket by facing the Siegel Lady Stars (39-7) on Tuesday, May 21 at 5:30pm at Starplex #1. Siegel comes to the Spring Fling as the D7AAA champion, and runner-up in the R4AAA tournament. The Lady Stars beat Warren County 14-0 on the road in their Sectional to reach state.
The game will be broadcasted live on WDKN 1260 AM with Lucas Panzica and Rusty Groves on the call. The broadcast can also be found on wdkn.com, rfcsports.com, or the WDKN app.
Dickson County’s state tournament bracket can be found here.
UPDATE 5/21/19: Dickson County lost to Siegel, 4-0 in the opening game of the state tournament. That moves the Lady Cougars to the loser’s bracket, where they will play Hardin County (34-9) at 10am on Wednesday, May 22. The Lady Tigers lost their opener to Springfield, 4-2.
That game will be broadcasted live on 101.5 The One & WDKN with Lucas Panzica and Casey Patrick.
UPDATE 5/22/19: Dickson County got RBIs from Becca Lee and Josie Russell and a winning performance from pitcher Ashlan Sensing to beat Hardin County 2-1 in the loser’s bracket. The Lady Cougars will stay alive, and play at 10am tomorrow at Starplex #1. The opponent will be the loser of the Dyer County vs Jefferson County game.
The game will be broadcasted live on 101.5 The One & WDKN with Lucas Panzica and Rusty Groves on the call.
UPDATE 5/23/19: Dickson County lost on a run scored from a passed ball in the top of the seventh inning, eliminating the Lady Cougars from the state tournament. Dickson County’s season ends with a 23-19-2 record.
Coach Nancy Jackson and the Lady Red Hawks finished the year as 11AA regular-season and tournament champions. In the R6AA final, Creek Wood lost 6-0 to Forrest, putting them on the road for substate.
In the AA Sectional, Creek Wood bounced back in a big way, hitting four home runs on their way to beating Greenbrier 13-6. Lennon Spicer had two home runs and five RBIs, on top of her nine strikeouts in the circle through seven innings.
Creek Wood (34-5-1) will play the Alcoa Lady Tornadoes (24-10-1) on Tuesday, May 21 at 5:30pm in the first round of its double-elimination bracket at Starplex #2. Alcoa comes in from Knoxville having won the D4AA title and finished runner-up in the R2AA tournament. The Lady Tornadoes won a 14-11 shootout over Sullivan East to get to Murfreesboro.
Creek Wood’s game will be broadcasted on 101.5 The One FM, with Willie Brown Jr. and Richie Giardelli on the call.
The Lady Red Hawks’ AA tournament bracket can be found here.
UPDATE 5/21/19: The Lady Red Hawks got another shutout from pitcher Lennon Spicer and beat Alcoa 8-0, to move in the winner’s bracket of the AA tournament. Creek Will will face a Lexington (45-4) team that defeated Sequatchie County 5-3, with a 4pm first pitch on Wednesday, May 22.
That game will be broadcasted on 101.5 The One & WDKN with Lucas Panzica and Casey Patrick on the call.
UPDATE 5/22/19: Creek Wood played a tough, defensive battle again Lexington and fell short 1-0. A run scored by Lady Tiger freshman Kennedy Brown on an error at second base gave Lexington the win.
Creek Wood moves to the AA loser’s bracket, where they will face 10-time state champion Gibbs in an elimination game at Starplex #2 at 11:30am. That game will be broadcasted live on 101.5 The One & WDKN.
UPDATE 5/23/19: Creek Wood trailed 2-0 to Gibbs after four innings, but rallied with a solo homer by Jase Jackson in the fifth and two RBI singles by Sam England and Maddy Pullum in the bottom of the sixth to win 3-2. The Lady Red Hawks move on to face Sequatchie County at 4pm at Starplex #2, with the game broadcasted live on 101.5 The One & WDKN.
UPDATE 5/23/19: Creek Wood got a solo homer from Jase Jackson on the way to a 3-0 shutout of the Sequatchie County Lady Indians. The Lady Red Hawks are one of three teams left in the AA tournament, and they will move on to the loser’s bracket final to play the Lexington Lady Tigers in a rematch.
Creek Wood and Lexington went head-to-head on Wednesday and got into a pitcher’s duel, which the Lady Tigers won 1-0 to move Creek Wood to the loser’s bracket. Lexington went eight innings with Forrest before losing 3-2, knocking them into the loser’s bracket.
First pitch will be at 9am, broadcasted live on 101.5 The One & WDKN.
UPDATE 5/24/19: Creek Wood lost to Lexington 5-2 in the loser’s bracket final, eliminating the Lady Red Hawks from the 2019 Spring Fling in Murfreesboro. Creek Wood’s season comes to an end with a 37-7-1 record.
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