June 4, 2023

Monday night both the Red Hawks and Lady Red Hawks took the drive up the highway to Montgomery Central.

Results on the reservation varied.

Baseball, coming off a rough trip down to Alabama, bounced back with a big 7-1 victory.

Aaron McCoy had ten strikeouts.

Tate Hinson went 3-for-4 with an RBI, Porter Matlock was 2-for-5 and crossed the plate twice himself, while Reese Hooper drove in two as well.

It was a spectacular display of team effort and talent. Also obviously a much-needed win.

The Red Hawks now bolster a strong 4-0 record overall and 1-0 in district play if you do not count their trip to Alabama.

Meanwhile, the Lady Red Hawks had their first district matchup slip away.

After taking a 3-0 lead in the first inning, it looked like Creek Wood would hold on for a big win.

They gave up two runs in the bottom of the third to the Lady Indians.

Still, they maintained their lead into the bottom of the sixth when things started going sideways.

The Lady Red Hawks and pitcher Elizabeth Martin would give up a lead-off triple to start the inning.

From there they battled and fought to hold the runner, and did for a few outs.

Two outs, runners on second and third, one pitch away not once, not twice, but three separate times, Martin could not execute or get the cal from the home plate umpire.

Ultimately Creek Wood gave up two runs and trailed 5-3 entering the seventh.

They found a way to plate one run when Kenzie Mann got a triple of her own and was eventually brought in by a Martin single.

However, the Lady Red Hawks failed to score the tying run and the game came to a close.

There were positives to take away.

Martin had twelve strikeouts in her dual with opposing pitcher Payton Harris who had ten.

Kendall Bryant, who had not practiced in a week, went 3-for-4 at the plate and stole a base.

All in all, you can certainly see the improvement from them as a team.

Both the Red Hawks and Lady Red Hawks will be back on the diamond Tuesday night.

The Red Hawks will host Montogmery Central at 7 pm, while the Ladies will host Greenbrier at 5.

Both looking to pick up district wins.

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