Coming off a game on March 31st at Rossview, Dickson County baseball was 4-10 overall and entering a weekend series with their biggest rival.
Head Coach Rodney Parker was not worried though.
As always he felt like it was all “preseason” and that the Creek Wood series and forward was when things really amped up.
If that is true, the Cougars are something special.
Since that loss to Rossview, they have not lost.
A five-game winning streak that includes several dominating, key victories.
Two wins over Creek Wood by six-plus.
A win over a top ten Stewarts Creek team.
Their first district win 21-3 over Kenwood.
Something has shifted in this team’s mentality.
That is something coach Parker also pointed out to us.
He made it clear on the RFC Sports Hour that his team had already done well to clean up their issues on the field.
Now it was about changing their “approach to the game.”
Coming off a seven-game losing streak and rattling off five big ones in a row, that is a mentality change.
Can the Cougars maintain it? Yet to be seen.
Test number one comes Monday night on the road at former district foe Summitt.
That before they spend the rest of the week facing off with Clarkesville area teams.
If the Cougars come out of this upcoming week at .500 or better overall, consider them a real threat to make noise come the postseason.