The game was a mostly defensive affair, with neither team managing to record an extra-base hit.
Creekview struck first when Madison Luck’s groundout drove in Tiffany Jordan for the game’s first run in the bottom of the first inning.
Woodstock responded in the top of the third when Prima Ali’s single brought home Caroline Nolen, but the deadlock didn’t last long, and Creekview again took the lead in its half of the inning.
After a bunt got her to first base, Creekview pitcher Gracie Dorr reached second on a fielding error. Two batters later, Ashley Chumbler rocketed a ball that managed to stay fair over third base, driving Dorr home.
Chumbler attempted to stretch the play into a triple, but she was thrown out at third.
For the duration of the game, solid pitching from Dorr and Woodstock’s Kelsey Crouch kept the offenses at bay, and the game ended in Creekview’s favor.
Dorr recorded five strikeouts and gave up four hits, one walk, and one run in a complete game. Crouch, who also went the distance, gave up eight hits.
Creekview coach Chance Cain was proud of the way his team was able to hold on defensively to win the game.
“We played some pretty good defense,” he said. “It’s kind of been our Achilles’ heel so far this season — something that we’ve needed to work on.”
The two errors Creekview committed Friday is another facet of the Lady Grizzlies’ game that Cain feels his players must focus on improving.
“We’ve still got to work at executing the routine plays,” he said. “If we do that, we’ve got good enough pitching that we can win some games.
Cain praised Dorr for keeping Woodstock to just one run.
“Gracie threw the ball really well,” Cain said. “She’s been battling injuries throughout the summer, so I was really pleased with the way she went in there and pounded the strike zone.”
Woodstock coach Kortney Dempsey pointed out her team’s lack of run production as the biggest area with a need for improvement.
“We keep getting runners on, but they’re not scoring. We need to produce more runs,” Dempsey said.
But despite the loss, Dempsey still managed to take positives away from the game.
“If felt like our girls came out (Friday) with good energy,” she said. “They were coachable as well. If they stay coachable, I’m happy with them, because it is still early in the season.”