June 4, 2023

Monday night was a night both Creek Wood and Dickson County wish they had back on the baseball diamond.

They both suffered losses to their district tournament one seeds.

The Red Hawks by a score of 6-0 and the Cougars 9-1.

It happened in similar fashion as well.

Both teams started their ace on the mound, Adam Roth and Aaron McCoy.

Roth gave up three runs in the bottom of the first and struggled to locate in his short outing.

McCoy, with some help from a few errors, saw himself at sixty-plus pitches after just two innings and his team trailing 6-0.

The bats never woke up for either team as well.

Dickson County did end up with six hits, but just the one run in the third inning.

Meanwhile Creek Wood managed just two hits officially.

Both teams have multiple errors as well.

In fact, the biggest difference between the two games was what happened after the second or third inning.

The Red Hawks brought in Wyatt Lovel and he shut down the potent Greenbrier offense.

The Bobcats would not score another run after the second inning.

Unfortunately, the Cougars did not have such luck.

A 3-1 deficit after three innings is not all that intimidating until you give up six in the sixth.

Both teams obviously have a lot to work on and no time to do it.

The biggest thing is not to get frustrated, rush themselves, and panic when they are trailing.

These will not be the last games in this postseason in which they fall behind.

However, if the Red Hawks and Cougars are not careful, Wednesday night their season could end.

Creek Wood will take on Montgomery Central at 4:30.

They split with the Indians in the regular season, both games decided by six plus runs.

The Red Hawks reward if they win?

Wednesday a chance to face either Greenbrier or Portland in another win or go home game.

Both the Bobcats and Panthers have been top fifteen teams in the state at points this season, Creek Wood has not beat either this year.

For the Cougars, it is a slightly easier path.

They will face off with Kenwood Tuesday afternoon at 4:30.

They have run-ruled the Knights all three times they played this year.

However, their problem will be they do not get to wait a day.

If Dickson County wins, they are rewarded with a chance to turn around and play again at seven on Tuesday against Henry County, again.

The Patriots have defeated them all three times this year so far.

The shining light?

All Dickson County has to do is defeat Kenwood and they are region tourney bound.

Top two teams from each district advance.

Excited to see what happens, and don’t think you already know.

Baseball is truly the greatest example of any team, any day, at any given time, can find a way to win.

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