Thursday morning, Dickson County baseball woke up thinking they would be at home that night.
Instead, they had to travel to Rossview, just over an hour, to take on the Hawks.
It would be a frustrating afternoon/evening for the Cougars from that point on.
Dickson County would fall to the Hawks 12-7 and it honestly never felt that close.
Nick Sullivan started the game on the bump and did the best he could, but Rossview had his number.
It was 8-1 by the end of the second inning and from there, the Cougars just tried to keep it close-ish.
They would get within four or five before two of the three batters Carter Ward faced in the fifth inning took him yard and re-extended the lead.
A tough night all around, the Rossview hitters had hits totaling in the high teens and of course twelve runs.
While Dickson County stranded several base runners and could not manage double-digit hits of their own.
Coming off a tough weekend tourney where they could not pick up a victory, the Cougars had a couple of days off to recoup.
The prevailing thought was, win or lose, you play a highly competitive game, at home, against a very strong Rossview team to set you up for a weekend series with your cross-county rival.
Instead, now coming off a tough five-run loss on the road, the Cougars have to turn around and drive to Creek Wood for a Friday night under the lights, and then Saturday have a matinee home game.
Friday at 7 and Saturday at 1:30 make sure to come out and watch.
Dickson County is in need of confidence-building wins, and these could be them.