By Lucas Panzica
The 2019 high school baseball/softball regular seasons and district tournaments are officially in the rear view, and there are still three local Dickson County teams playing in the postseason.
This post will keep you updated on matchup scenarios, game results, and broadcast schedules for Creek Wood baseball, Creek Wood softball, and Dickson County softball.
Creek Wood baseball
Chris Clapper’s Red Hawks capped off an undefeated season in 11AA by sweeping the district tournament, and beating
Lewis County 3-0 to repeat as district champions. With a 24-6 overall record, Creek Wood will host the Forrest Rockets (14-13-1), who finished runner-up to Nolensville in the 12AA tournament.
The Red Hawks and Rockets will play at Creek Wood High School on Monday, May 13 at 7pm. The loser will officially end its 2019 season, while the winner will advance to the R6AA Championship game against Nolensville/Lewis County on Wednesday, and automatically qualify for the Sectional round on Friday. Creek Wood’s game against Forrest will be broadcasted live on 101.5 The One & WDKN.
UPDATE 5/14/19; The Red Hawks fell to the Rockets, 10-1 in the Region semifinal. That loss ends Creek Wood’s 2019 season with a 24-7 record. The Red Hawks also finished 2019 as 11AA regular season and tournament champions.
Creek Wood softball
The Lady Red Hawks did not lose in their 11AA bracket, beating Waverly 2-1 in the final to win their first district tournament title since 2015. Creek Wood (32-4-1) will now host the Giles County Lady Bobcats (23-9) in the R6AA semifinal on Monday May 13 at 5:30pm. Giles County finished runner-up in 12AA by losing to Forrest.
Creek Wood’s win-or-go-home game against Giles County will decide who will take on the winner of Forrest/Waverly for the R6AAA title on Wednesday. A win for Nancy Jackson’s Lady Red Hawks will also qualify them for the Sectional round on Friday, as they continue pursuing their third consecutive state tournament appearance.
UPDATE 5/14/19: Creek Wood’s Lennon Spicer allowed only four hits and one run in the circle as the Lady Red Hawks beat Giles County 4-1 to advance to the R6AA Championship game and Sectional round. Creek Wood (33-4-1) will play at Forrest (31-5) on Wednesday, May 15 at 6pm with its eyes on winning a third straight Region championship. Forrest ended Waverly’s season in their R6AA semifinal with a 15-0 win.
The Lady Red Hawks and Lady Rockets played twice this season at the Raptor Classic. Forrest won one matchup 11-0, with Creek Wood winning the second 3-2. The Creek Wood vs Forrest game will be broadcasted live on 101.5 The One FM.
UPDATE 5/15/19: Creek Wood has pushed back its matchup at Forrest to 7pm. The game will be broadcasted live on 101.5 The One & WDKN immediately after the conclusion of the Dickson County game, with Willie Brown and Casey Patrick on the call.
UPDATE 5/16/19: Creek Wood lost to Forrest, 6-0 to finish as runner-up in R6AA. The Lady Red Hawks will go on the road on Friday for the AA Sectional, where they will face Greenbrier at 6pm. In a win or go home situation, the winner will go to the state tournament in Murfreesboro. Creek Wood and Greenbrier faced off in the Raptor Classic this season, with the Lady Red Hawks winning 7-6.
UPDATE 5/18/19: Creek Wood jumped out to an early lead over Greenbrier, and held on for a 13-6 AA Sectional road win to qualify for its third straight state tournament appearance.
Dickson County softball
The Lady Cougars got hot at the start of the 11AAA tournament, beating Franklin once and regular-season champs Independence twice to get to the championship game, where Dickson County lost to Summit 6-4.
That puts Bert Newberry’s Lady Cougars on the road on Monday, taking their 19-17-2 record to McGavock (24-4) for a 6pm matchup with the Lady Raiders. McGavock went undefeated through 12AAA, beating John Overton for the tournament title. John Overton and Summit will play the other R6AAA semifinal.
In another win-or-go-home scenario, the Lady Cougars have the chance to advance to the R6AAA Championship on Wednesday, as well as qualify for the Sectional round on Friday with a win. Dickson County vs McGavock will be broadcasted live on 101.5 The One & WDKN.
UPDATE 5/14/19: Dickson County blew past McGavock, racking up 12 hits and 10 RBIs to win 15-1. Ashlan Sensing was the winning pitcher. Next, the Lady Cougars (20-17-2) will travel to Summit (27-6) for the R6AAA Championship on Wednesday, May 15 at 5:30pm.
Dickson County and Summit have played four times this season, with Summit winning all four matchups. Most recently, a 6-4 loss last Saturday in the 11AAA Championship. A win would give Dickson County its first Region title since 2016, and home field advantage for the Sectional round. A loss would put Dickson County on the road for Friday’s Sectional. Dickson County vs Summit will be broadcasted live on 101.5 The One & WDKN with Lucas Panzica and Rusty Groves.
UPDATE 5/16/19: Dickson County got into a shootout with Summit, and won 6-5 for the R6AAA Championship. The Lady Cougars racked up 12 hits and got another win out of pitcher Ashlan Sensing. Next, they will host Wilson Central on Friday at 4pm in the AAA Sectional for a chance at state. Dickson County and Wilson Central went head-to-head at the Commando Classic this season, and ended in a 3-3 tie.
UPDATE 5/18/19: Dickson County got a two-hit performance from pitcher Ashlan Sensing and beat Wilson Central 5-2 in the AAA Sectional. The Lady Cougars are headed to state for the first time since 2016.
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