Creek Wood and Waverly Central squared off in an epic pitchers’ duel Thursday night in Charlotte, but Waverly’s Ally Brown came out on top in a 2-0 win for the visitors. Bailey Griffith started the night for the Lady Red Hawks, who were honoring lone senior Tara Rahman, and Griffith was in cruise control in the early going. Unfortunately, a two-out error in the field put a runner at first, and Emily Hooper blasted a 2-run homer to left-center for what would wind up the only score of the night.
Griffith got out of the inning quickly, but head coach Nancy Jackson lifted Griffith for Lennon Spicer when Griffith got into another jam. Spicer was equally effective, not allowing another run while on the slab, and Spicer provided the only hit of the day for Creek Wood as well. She blasted a ball to the outfield that slow rolled to the fence, and after rounding first there was some hesitation about legging out a double; she made a late commitment, and was called out at second after a good throw to the infield.
Griffith and Spicer combined on a 4-hitter with 1 walk, but Brown quietly allowed just 2 baserunners–the hit and a walk to Jase Jackson. The Creek Wood duo fanned 8 batters, but Brown struck out 11 Lady Red Hawks in the shutout.
In other local action, the Dickson County softball squad broke open a 1-1 tie en route to a 12-1 pasting of Centennial in 5 innings, while the Cougar baseball team took out Fairview 13-4. Creek Wood soccer lost 5-0 to Summit.