The Creek Wood Lady Red Hawks got seven solid innings from Taylor Griffith as the Lady Red Hawks outlasted Hickman County 5-2 on Tuesday night in Centerville. Creek Wood broke up a scoreless game in the top of the third, touching up Lady Bulldog starter Emily Williams for three runs, then added two more in the fifth. Griffith breezed until the sixth, when Hickman County touched her up for two runs and brought the tying run to the on-deck circle. After Griffith got out of the jam, Williams slammed the door on any attempt by the Lady Red Hawks to add insurance runs in the top of the seventh and kept it at 5-2. The Lady Dawgs brought the tying run to the plate twice in the bottom of the seventh, but Griffith and the Creek Wood defense prevented the rally, and picked up the stout district win.
CWHS first baseman Cheyenne Douthit had the best night offensively for the Lady Red Hawks, going 3 for 4 with 2 runs scored, while Brett Jackson went 2 for 3 with a run scored and Carrie Allen went 2 for 3 at the plate with one of Creek Wood’s three RBI. Montana Thomas also had an RBI on a 1 for 3 night.
Griffith earned MVP honors with a complete game win, scattering 4 hits and allowing 2 earned runs in 7 innings. She struck out 12 and walked just 3 on over 100 pitches, while going 1 for 4 at the plate with a run scored and an RBI. Josie Blystad, the Hickman County catcher, struck out 3 times against the commanding right-hander, while Allie Bates and Taylor Benz fanned twice.
The Creek Wood Red Hawks flew north on Monday to open the baseball season at Clarksville Northeast. Unfortunately, Creek Wood ran into a dominant, hard throwing starting pitcher, and when he was backed up by opportunistic hitting he was nearly untouchable.
The Red Hawks allowed just one run in the first, but Eagle hitting roughed up the Creek Wood pitching staff in the second, chasing two relievers who did not even record an out. It took four pitchers for CWHS to get out of the inning, and by then the damage was done. Meanwhile, the Northeast starter went through the entire lineup without allowing a base runner, and the Red Hawks managed just a walk and a hit against him all night.
Likely on a pitch count, the Eagles’ ace was lifted with one out in the top of the fifth in a 16-0 game. All Northeast needed was another two outs to end the game by the mercy rule, but replacing the 92-mile-per-hour-throwing fireballer seemed to frazzle the home side. Creek Wood chased the first reserve, and managed three runs before their luck ran out, as the backup pitcher induced a double play to end the game 16-3 after four and a half innings by the mercy rule.
Our next broadcast on the RFC Sports Network will be Tuesday afternoon as the Creek Wood softball team visits Hickman County.
The Creek Wood Red Hawks opened the boys’ soccer season with a bang in Ashland City on Monday night. The Red Hawks rocked Cheatham County 8-1 in a district game to open the regular season. Basketball standout Tyler Turpin put on a clinic on the pitch as well, earning the double hat-trick; the junior scored 6 goals in the 11-AA rout.