Getting the win for the Lady Grizzlies (14-7, 7-1) was Madison Luck, who allowed only one hit in four innings pitched.
Luck was pleased with her performance, though she was unaware of just how little Sprayberry (8-14, 3-3) was able to reach base.
“I thought I pitched a good game overall,” said Luck, who helped her cause with an RBI single in the fourth. “I didn’t even know that I had allowed only one hit until someone told me after the game. I was just focusing on getting one out at a time.”
After Luck retired the side in the top of the first, Creekview wasted no time in jumping on the scoreboard when leadoff hitter Cynda Tate homered in her first at-bat.
Creekview coach Chance Cain felt Tate’s home run was long overdue.
“Cynda has been hitting the ball hard, and she’s been getting robbed,” Cain said. “Her batting average hasn’t reflected how well she has been hitting the ball. She deserved it.”
Tate was at it again in the third with a single that drove in Madison Dion, who had came on as a courtesy runner for Tiffany Godfrey, who had reached on a single.
Creekview continued to pile on the runs as a double from Ashley Chumbler brought Tate home.
Sprayberry then proved to be its own worst enemy, as a costly error from pitcher Sharon Bergantino gave Creekview a 5-0 lead.
After Creekview’s Annie Conrad beat out a throw to first for a single, the ball was thrown back to Bergantino. Conrad, however, didn’t stop and began to trot to second, trying to distract Bergantino long enough for Chumbler, who was on third, to score.
After a moment of hesitation, Bergantino threw to third, but the ball sailed wide of third baseman Mallory Jones and into the outfield, which allowed both Chumbler and Conrad to score.
In the circle, Luck finally had her no-hitter broken up in the fourth inning, but the Lady Yellow Jackets were unable to make it past second base.
Creekview added four more runs in the fourth inning, starting with its second home run of the game, this time from Tiffany Godfrey to lead off the inning.
After the Lady Grizzlies flew out twice, Conrad reached on a single and was then driven in by a double from Casee Disharoon. RBI singles from Luck and Anna Tankersley followed to put the pressure on the Lady Yellow Jackets to score in the bottom of the inning to avoid being run-ruled.
Sprayberry was unable to do so, however, and Creekview emerged victorious.
Tate finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs and one run scored, while Conrad, Chumbler, Luck, and Disharoon all had two hits a piece.
As Creekview continued to hold the region lead, including a tiebreaker over Kell for first place, Cain refused to look too far into the future as the Lady Grizzlies still have two region games left against Pope and Northview.
“We just have to take it one game at a time,” Cain said. “If we do that, we should be all right.”