Dickson got solid defense and good pitching to go along with its 12-hit offensive attack in a 6-0 win over Plainview on Monday.


Dickson got solid defense and good pitching to go along with its 12-hit offensive attack in a 6-0 win over Plainview on Monday.

Plainview hit the ball nearly as much as Dickson did, but the Comets were able to make good catches and throws to keep runners off the bases.

“We did a good job at the plate,” Dickson coach David Gardner. “I thought we worked the count well and took good swings.” Gardner also thought his defense and pitching was strong. Bryanne Knox and Jessica Smith each made good catches in the outfield that potentially saved runs.

“We believe we can hit. When we play good defense we can win,” he said.

The offense was led by Katy Custer who hit two 2-run homers in four at-bats. Her first one came in the third inning to break a scoreless tie, and the second one put the game away in the seventh.

“We moved her up to the three hole,” Gardner said. “She has been getting some good cuts.” Custer has three homers for the season. Both of her shots Monday went over the left field fence at about the same spot.

Batting after Custer was Kailey King, who had two doubles and a single in a 3-for-4 day. Knox was also 3-for-4 with three singles, all coming on bunts. Brittney Jones added two singles for the Comets (6-2).

Plainview coach Alicia Foster credited Dickson with hitting the ball well and taking advantage of opportunities.

“We have got to come out and play better,” she said. “Errors hurt and we had missed signals.”

Peyton Stanley was again solid in the circle for Dickson. Through four innings she gave up just one hit, and Plainview only had four on the day. Stanley struck out two and walked two.

Plainview (7-2) had its chances but had trouble converting them. C.J. Hornback led off the first inning with a walk, went to second on an error but was caught off base at third.

The Indians had two runners on base in the fifth and sixth innings, but each time the Dickson defense shut down the threat.

Mykah Smith had a double in the second with one out, but the next batter struck out, followed by a popup to end the inning.

Dickson hosts Sulphur today and Plainview hosts Lone Grove.

James Jordan
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