June 4, 2023

Both Creek Wood and Dickson County have taken to the diamond for another year of baseball action.

Each has shown already through two games, they can win two ways.

The Red Hawks on Monday waltzed through East Hickman 15-0.

Everyone obviously had a great day, but Tate Hinson made an early claim for team MVP this year.

Offensively he contributed three hits, three RBI’s, and stole two bases.

However, it was on the mound where he showed off.

Coming into the year the talk was who would be the number two starter behind Aaron McCoy.

Hinson made his case.

Ten strikeouts and allowing just one hit to East Hickman.

Creek Wood showed an ability to blow a team out.

They also, Tuesday, proved they can win the nailbiter.

A 5-4 win over Sycamore in 9 innings.

Jacob Stephens made his claim to the mound.

Red Hawks starting QB on the gridiron this past season, he had eight strikeouts, gave up just two hits, and walked no one to keep Sycamore off the board down the stretch.

Meanwhile, just across the county, the Cougars were doing the same proving, just in the opposite order.

Their nailbiter came Monday evening on the road at Montgomery Central.

A 1-0 win for Dickson County, they also proved a lot on the mound in game one.

Adam Roth and Ben Fisher combined for fourteen strikeouts, they gave up just one hit.

Fisher also went two-for-two at the plate.

The Indians came to the Hill Tuesday night and the results were quite different.

An 11-5 Cougars victory, they led 9-0 at the end of five.

Head Coach Rodney Parker chose to make several substitutions to help bolster his bench experience going forward.

That being said, through five, it was all Cougars, and mostly Eli Potter.

Obviously, when you score nine runs through five innings everyone contributes.

Potter however contributed a third of his team’s runs on a bases-clearing triple in the second inning.

He also dominated on the bump, with six strikeouts in five innings.

All in all, this bodes well for both teams.

The Red Hawks and the Cougars both gave us very different but ultimately winning performances.

That is what you want to see out of your guys early, resiliency.

You can hear the first Creek Wood baseball game of the year on the RFC Sports Network Friday night when they host Clarkesville Academy.

First pitch is at seven pm, pre-game will begin around 6:45.

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