The Coffee County Red Raiders picked up their tenth baseball win of the season against Beech High School in a rain-shortened, 6-1 contest at Powers Field on Friday night.
Stanton Keele went 2 for 3 with a double, a run scored, and 2 RBIs. Trace Friendlein added 2 RBI. Jacob Prater and Hunter Smithson helped out with an RBI each.
Coffee County starter Kyle Douglas got the win. In four innings he allowed two hits.
The Raiders are now 10-22 for the year and are currently tied with Warren County for second place in District 6-AAA with a 5-5 district record. Coffee County will finish the regular season playing Warren County in Manchester on Monday and in McMinnville on Tuesday, Thunder Radio will broadcast both games live starting at 6pm. The two teams will face each other again in a 2 out of 3 series in the upcoming District 6-AAA tournament.
Earlier this season the Lady Raiders defeated Baylor 12-11 and hit 5 homeruns in Chattanooga. Friday Baylor came to Manchester to compete in the Coffee County Classic. Baylor’s Sarah Moore was able to shutdown the Lady Raiders with a no-hitter and helped her team to a 1-0 win.
Bricen Hunt also pitched strong for Coffee County and earned herself the Gateway Tire and Service Center Player of the Game.
Next up for the Lady Raiders was St Benedict but that game and the rest of the tournament was rained out.
Coffee County is playing Independence High School tonight at home. All girls playing in the Coffee County Fastpitch League are invited to the game tonight in uniform for free admission and your parents will also be admitted for free. Gametime 7pm.